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The Marx Brothers

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The Marx Brothers were an influential Jewish American comedy team who made several anarchic, sarcastic, fast-paced and frequently absurd films between 1929 and 1952. The most prominent members were Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, and Chico Marx. They have been referenced multiple times in The Simpsons.

References to The Marx Brothers in The Simpsons[edit]

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
6 118 "Homie the Clown" Dick Cavett says to Homer that his attitude reminds him of Groucho Marx, whereupon Homer tells him: "You'll be having dinner with Groucho tonight if you don't shut up." In real life Cavett indeed interviewed Groucho Marx several times on his talkshow.
Old Krusty.png 122 "Lisa's Wedding" The design of the old age Krusty smoking cigars was based on Groucho Marx in old age, according to the DVD commentary.
The Marx Brothers (Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou?).png 21 449 "Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou?" In Bart's dream he sees several brothers, among them The Marx Brothers.
Harpo Marx (How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window?).png 22 471 "How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window?" The Itchy and Scratchy cartoon Dogday Hellody of 1933 features caricatures of several 1930s movie stars, among them Harpo Marx.
Irving Berlin Orchestra dancers.png 26 553 "Clown in the Dumps" The Marx Brothers and others were dancing at the Irving Berlin Orchestra in Jewish Heaven. Harpo and Chico dance together. Groucho dances with Karl Marx as a pun.

References to The Marx Brothers in Simpsons Comics[edit]

Picture Series Issue Story Reference
Simpsons Comics 141 Grampa Flanders Groucho Marx and actress Margaret Dumont from the Marx Brothers series are mentioned.

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