As soon as A Night at the Opera came up I knew exactly what scene I wanted to use. My original plan was to have every person in the scene be Amy or Paul… just a room full of them. It quickly became obvious that wasn’t going to work. I really like the “Where’s Waldo”-ness of this version.
This episode Paul & Amy sing the praises of 1935’s Marx Brothers comedy “A Night At The Opera!” They take apart the film’s most famous scene in detail, listen to the “Shallow” of 1935, and debate what modern comedies could make the AFI list now. Plus: Amanda Garrett from the Old Hollywood Films blog talks about the life of Margaret Dumont, and Frank Ferrante tells us what he’s learned as a world-class Groucho Marx impersonator.