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1935 - A Night at the Opera

1935 - A Night at the Opera

Based on our latest mid-decade debate, our 1935 pick is MGM comedy A Night at the Opera, starring the infamous Marx Brothers. The brothers’ comedic chops are in full effect in this lighting-fast screwball comedy that also happens to include some fantastic musical numbers and a compelling love story. Topics discussed include the origins of names and references (and where Looney Tunes got a lot of their stuff), the different kinds of comedy, and the rumored inspiration for classic 1968 comedy The Producers.

Song selections for this episode:

Lucas — Reckless Abandon by blink-182

Nic — Elvis Is in the Freezer by Ratboys

John — Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

Kyle — New Kind of Kick by The Cramps

1936 - Swing Time

1936 - Swing Time

1934 - The Star Packer

1934 - The Star Packer