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You Bet Your Life - Episode #1

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Groucho Marx's quick wit and rapid one-liners -- along with his distinctive moustache, eyebrows and ever-present cigar—have made him one of the most famous, iconic comedians of all-time. In 1950, Groucho appeared as himself—sans his trademark moustache— as the emcee and star of You Bet Your Life. The show's premise was simple: Contestants seek to win $1,000 by answering a sequence of four questions. If they said a "secret word" they would win a hundred dollars, delivered by a paper-mache duck lowered from above. The best part of show was the humor Groucho injected into the interviews he did with the contestants. You Bet Your Life ran eleven years, making it one of the longest running shows in the history of television.