Quip Pro Quo

A DVD of the best episodes of You Bet Your Life was recently released. Here you can listen to a Morning Edition piece about the show.

Click here to listen to Groucho sing a song about window cleaning. He is accompanied by his good friend Harry Ruby.

Harry Ruby -- with his songwriting partner, Bert Kalmar -- wrote many classic songs, including "Three Little Words." Three Little Words is also the name of a movie about the duo in which Ruby is portrayed by Red Skelton and Kalmar is portrayed by Fred Astaire.

Kalmar and Ruby wrote many of the songs in the Marx brothers' movies, including Animal Crackers' "Hooray for Captain Spaulding." They also contributed to the scripts. In fact, they wrote the Marxes' funniest film, Duck Soup.