October 2 – Comedy Trifecta

Today is an important day in comedy, as three legends celebrate birthdays.

Groucho Marx was born today in 1890. He had great success, of course with this brothers in the many Marx Brothers movies. He also found success on radio and television as the host of You Bet Your Life.

Bud Abbott was born today in 1897. Along with Lou Costello he starred in many films, as well as radio and television. The team will be forever remembered for their Who’s on First routine.

George “Spanky” McFarland was born today in 1928. He is best known for appearing in many of the Our Gang/Little Rascals films.

The amount of laughter that these three were responsible for is unmeasurable. Groucho’s ad-libs, Abbott’s wonderful setups for Costello, and the fantastic facial expressions of Spanky brought (and still bring) joy and happiness to many generations.

Remembering these three with a smile today….

9 thoughts on “October 2 – Comedy Trifecta

  1. Wow I had no clue all of them had the same birthday. Poor Groucho…he died on August 19, 1977… just three days after Elvis…he was forgotten in the media onslaught.

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      1. Yea I remember hearing about Groucho on the news when I was 10…I didn’t know much about him then though.
        Hey dude…speaking of Elvis…when you venture out again to TN…tell me… we could slip to Memphis…I wouldn’t mind going again.

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  2. I must admit, i know Groucho more from reputation and quotes than actually seeing his movies, and much the same with Abbott and Costello. But I loved ‘Little Rascals’ as a kid, seemed like it ran every day around lunchtime when I was in early grades at school.

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