The Golden Age of Comedy was a
On an alternate
Earth, the Three Stooges have started an
Entertainment Gang War and stand poised to take
over the world...unless the heroic actions of the
Marx Brothers can put a stop to their perfidious plot!
Lydia the Tattooed
by C.M. Gonzalez
EPISODE ONE (1/30/10)
An episode of "You Bet Your Life" goes awry
when Groucho has a disturbing flashback.
1950. According to the Announcer (Brian Wallis), it's time for another
of "You Bet Your Life," starring Groucho Marx (Stephen Simon).
The contestant (Rachel Howe) is thrilled to be on the show.
However, when she says the secret word, Groucho is lost in a
surreal flashback involving a violent
W.C. Fields (Pat Towne), a gun-toting woman (CJ Merriman) and a
ninja Duck (Elan Trinidad).
is all that remains of my previous life. I used to be a
man of adventure." Groucho once kept the world safe... from
monsters like him... and monsters like The Three Stooges,
who hurt a lot of people, and nearly took over the world.
The Stooges find a way out of their contract with Ted Healy.
20 years ago... Moe Howard (Scott Leggett) is chewed out by boss
Ted Healy (Marz Richards), the man who started the act then
as "Ted Healy and His Stooges," while Larry (Krista Conti)
and Curly (Bryan Krasner) look on.
Healy goes to a bar where the college kids hang out. So
disguise themselves as college students, murder him when he
for the wrong team, and steal the key to his safe deposit box.
"The Three Stooges against the fuckin' world! The world
is fucked! FUCK THE WORLD! Nyuck nyuck nyuck!"
EPISODE TWO (2/6/10)
1931. The Marx Brothers throw a party for Lydia the
Tattooed Lady (Kimberly Atkinson),
the one who made it all swing. She had the best of
everything... pills, booze, brass, dames.
Zeppo (Matt Valle) and Harpo (Nathaniel Harris) flirt with
Keaton busted up her shop and left her with a metal plate in
her face. She needs help, but the cops are on the take and
is hooked up with Murder Inc. So she asks the Marx Brothers for
(Center: Michael Holmes as "Chico Marx")
Stooges induct W.C. Fields into their crime empire.
As a boon, they allow him to select a target for destruction.
And he chooses... Groucho Marx.