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Song Parodies -> "The Ballad of Chico Marx"

Original Song Title:

"The Ballad of Paladin"

Original Performer:

Johnny Western

Parody Song Title:

"The Ballad of Chico Marx"

Parody Written by:

Porfle Popnecker

The Lyrics

Chico Marx, Chico Marx, run for the phone
Chico Marx, Chico Marx, bet on the roan

"Have Pun, Will Travel" is this Marx brother's game
A humbug Italian with a Jewish name
This punster conspires to play cards with sharks
A sight gag in motion is the man called Chico Marx

Chico Marx, Chico Marx, never alone
Chico Marx, Chico Marx, when he is prone

In baggy pants, a professional clown
A Steinway piano's where his butt sits down
There are showbiz legends even Lassie barks
Of the master of puns, of the man called Chico Marx

Chico Marx, Chico Marx, mooching a loan
Chico Marx, Chico Marx, making us groan

Make us groan, make us groan

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Pacing: 3.8
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Overall Rating: 3.8

Total Votes: 6

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Rob Arndt - April 11, 2017 - Report this comment
For some reason, the Marx Brothers never really appealed to me. I was more of a 3 Stooges fan and loved Looney Tunes! The only line I can attribute to Groucho Marx was from a Woody Allen film where he says, " I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT PEOPLE LIKE ME AS A MEMBER!" (Or something along those lines) 555!
Porfle Popnecker - April 11, 2017 - Report this comment
I love the Marxes AND the Stooges. And Laurel and Hardy and Abbott and Costello. Don't care much for the Ritz Brothers, though.
Patrick - April 11, 2017 - Report this comment
I wonder how many kids were blinded trying to imitate Moe Howard's eye-poking stunt? Compared to the number who "put their eyes out" playing with BB guns. There is a task for some researcher to look into. I'm sure that in today's climate, the Trump administration is not likely to advance me a federal research grant to investigate that question.
Gilbert - April 12, 2017 - Report this comment
ISTR a short film put out explaining the Stooge eye poke so that children would not poke someone in the eye. It was shown that the stooges aimed at the eyebrows and NOT the eyes. Together with sound effects of the recipient's reaction, it just looked like a poke to the eyes. Same for slapping. The stooges used a loose hand with sound effects. Ironically, although Moe dished out the most punishment, he was the one most hurt by the other two! He once broke ribs when falling off a table during the lightbulb change gag.
Gabe Eckstein - April 13, 2017 - Report this comment
Chico's original name was Chicko due to his girl chasing. It was later changed to Chico. Four of the five Marx Brothers got their names at a poker game and are more or less self-explanatory except Zeppo who joined the act later. No one knows where that officially came from, but most believe it was derived from the Zeppelin which appeared in 1900. Herbert, born 1901, once had a toy Zeppelin he loved as a child.

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