M*A*S*H (1972) – Chief Surgeon Who?, The Moose, and Yankee Doodle Doctor

Larry Gelbart who developed M*A*S*H for television pens Chief Surgeon, Who? which first aired on 8 October, 1972. The episode features the first appearance of Jamie Farr as Cpl. Klinger, a soldier intent on being sectioned out of Korea by dressing in women’s clothing. The character became so popular he shortly became a series regular….

Wyrd Sisters (1988) – Terry Practhett

It’s back to Discworld for this week’s book shelf, as I dig into the next titles in the humorous fantasy series from Terry Pratchett. This time around we spend some time with witches. We revisit Granny Weatherwax, and are introduced to Nanny Ogg, and Magrat, collectively christened Wryd Sisters. The trio are concerning themselves with…

At the Circus (1939) – Edward Buzzell

The comedic section of the chapter on Monstrous Apes in the fantastic DK Canada book, Monsters in the Movies, brings me a Marx Brothers classic which I had never seen, and consequently as delighted to settle in for. Groucho, Harpo, and Chico lend their hysterical aid to the owner of a circus, Jeff Wilson (Kenny…

Duck Soup (1933) – Leo McCarey

  Before Great Movies – 100 Years of Film introduced me to A Night At The Opera with the Marx Brothers, this film, Duck Soup was my favorite of their work. Re-watching it as one of the recommendations that came from Night, I still enjoy it, but Opera has definitely usurped it. Still Duck Soup…

Horse Feathers (1932) – Norman Z. McLeod

  The Marx Brothers take on college football in this recommendation from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film, to coincide with their selection of A Night At The Opera. Groucho comes in to Huxley U as the university’s new president, Professor Wagstaff, mainly to keep an eye on his son, Frank (Zeppo).¬†Frank has fallen…

Monkey Business (1931) – Norman Z. Mcleod

  The wackiness¬†continues with this recommendation from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film, to go with A Night At The Opera. This time, the four Marx Brothers, Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo, are stowaways on a cruise ship heading to America, before getting mixed up with two feuding gangsters, a gangster’s daughter, and being…

Animal Crackers (1930) – Victor Heerman

  Great Movies – 100 Years of Film are letting me settle into some fantastic Marx Brothers films with their recommendations following A Night At The Opera. This time around the boys are at a weekend party celebrating the return of Captain Spaulding (Groucho) from his questionable travels in Africa (“One morning I shot an…

A Night At The Opera (1935) – Sam Wood

  Great Movies – 100 Years of Film has brought me the next title and its recommendations in the comedy section, and I know I’m going to enjoy this bunch… It’s time to revel in the antics of the Marx Brothers! I’ve yet to come across a modern-day film that fills me with such joy…