Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Marx Brothers and Christmas

Chico Marx is a guileless cynic when it comes to Christmas:
From the movie, A Night at the Opera:
CHICO: Hey, wait, wait. What does this say here, this thing here?
GROUCHO: Oh, that? Oh, that's the usual clause, that's in every contract. That just says, uh, it says, uh, if any of the parties participating in this contract are shown not to be in their right mind, the entire agreement is automatically nullified.
CHICO: Well, I don't know...
GROUCHO: It's all right. That's, that's in every contract. That's, that's what they call a sanity clause.
CHICO: Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! You can't fool me. There ain't no Sanity Clause!
YouTube has the scene.
Merry Christmas.


Blogger mmahaffie said...

That joke was recycled in one of my favorite movies Comfort and Joy in 1984. In both, there's a certain joyful embrace of absurdity that makes me happy.

10:15 AM, December 24, 2009  

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