Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel

By Michael Barson (editor),

Book cover of Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel: The Marx Brothers' Lost Radio Show

Book description

This is a collection of radio scripts of the comedy series starring Groucho, Waldorf and Chico Marx which ran for six months from November 1932. They have recently been discovered and are published here for the first time.

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1 author picked Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

From 1932-33, Groucho and Chico (two of my role models) appeared on a radio show aired on NBC. It was about a shady law firm (Groucho is Waldorf T. Flywheel – a fine lawyerly name) and you can imagine how that goes. This book contains the scripts of about two dozen episodes, I think. If you’re a Marx Brothers fan, this is a ton of fun. And if you’re not, then I must believe you’re some variety of filthy lout and I would ask you to stand away from me. 

From David's list on absurdity.

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