You Bet Your Life

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You Bet Your Life was a 1950s trivia game hosted by Groucho Marx of the Marx Brothers. George Fenneman was the announcer. Two people, not necessarily related to each other, were invited to come on stage. Mr. Marx would start by interviewing them about their lives and some biographical info. There was always a secret word. If anyone said it, he would automaticlly win $100 from a toy duck with a cigar and glasses that was lowered from the ceiling. The secret word was always a common word. Usually, the interviews were funny because of Groucho Marx joking with the contestants.

The contests pick one category between them, like sports, politics, religion, music etc to answer questions from. They choose different amounts of money for each question $10 to $100. The couple gets to answer about five questions and the money rises with each right answer. Every wrong answer means they lose double the amount of the question's money value.

Thursday 8:00 PM et/pt on American Pop Classics
7 Seasons, 41 Episodes
October 5, 1950
Classic, Comedy, Kids & Family
8.4/10
Cast: George Fenneman, Groucho Marx, Marilyn Burtis
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You Bet Your Life
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You Bet Your Life Full Episode Guide

  • Groucho interviews his guests and then conducts a quiz show. If any of the guests can guess the secret word, they win extra prizes!

  • In this episode of You Bet Your Life, the secret word was "picture."

  • In this episode of You Bet Your Life, the secret word was again, "hand."

  • In this episode of You Bet Your Life, the secret word was again, "food."

  • In this episode of You Bet Your Life, the secret word was again, "street."

  • In this episode of You Bet Your Life, the secret word was again, "name."