Groucho Marx Classic - "Gonzalez-Gonzalez" - You Bet Your Life

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Jason Love : Love this! I hear Mr. Gonzalis was able to start a career in film from this. It is hilarious.

The Artful Dodger : John Wayne saw this and had him cast in several of his movies. Pedro had a long career doing TV and film.

John Bliss : Vote for Pedro

Terrence Daugherty : "This is racist." Try having a sense of humor, it helps the serious go down. You go on Groucho's show and anything goes. That's his style of humor. To call Groucho racist is to know nothing of the Marx Brothers or Groucho himself.

rockhard : if groucho marx thinks your funny dude, your major funny

Dave Erhardt : Politically correct people would call this racist. I wouldn't, I think we're beyond this, the man was just naturally funny. That's it.

bull419 : Pedro has a great sense of humor, it is custom in Latin countries and in Spain to take your mother's name after your father's name, so if they have the same last it sounds redundant but it's custom but Pedro makes up a great excuse for his name which might even be true, as a fellow Latino, this is very funny...!!!

Jinny Park : Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez was a comic genius. He is hilarious! LOL

poetcomic1 : Pedro's grandson, Clifton Collins Jr. is one of the top character actors in Hollywood. He won special acclaim playing killer Perry Smith in the award winning film, Capote. Groucho loved Pedro and once said that he was his favorite guest of all time. Pedro was still doing South Texas Spanish Vaudeville gigs after WWII when vaudeville was long since dead elsewhere. Groucho, a veteran of vaudeville loved him for it. Pedro even did 'novelty' or funny dancing just as Groucho did himself.

José Arturo : 🎵 *Alla en El Rancho Grande,ah You want it in English or Espanish?* 😅

OaktownABQ : "Two people in the act, and I get third billing!" LOL

darylmichael7 : Classic. I could have listened to Pedro another hour. He and Groucho make a great team.

poetcomic1 : Groucho loved him.  In South Texas there was STILL at that time Mexican theatrical vaudeville of which P.G.G. was a part.  Expert timing and even novelty dancing which was a Groucho  specialty as well.  One of the few times on the show you can see Groucho throw back his head and laugh totally.

Michael A Herrejon : I personally met Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez before he passed away in 2006. He told me that he was residing in San Antonio at that time, but I will always cherish meeting him in my store. Thank you, Jesus for the appointed time. Amen

MondoBeno : Pedro is hilarious. His deadpan delivery is perfect.

ADAM ANTMAN : Groucho announced on a broadcast a couple of weeks later that NBC had received a lot of letters from viewers saying how much they had enjoyed seeing Pedro and that Groucho should help him enter showbiz. He got Pedro a contract with the William Morris agency. Pedro appeared in a number of movies and TV in the following decades - usually in Westerns - as comic relief. A real scene-stealer! Pedro spent the rest of his life in show business and lived to the age of 80.

J Smith : Pedro G was magnificent. No wonder this interview launched a successful acting career!

fg6971 : Wow. He is the funny hotel owner in one of my favorite movies, Rio Bravo from 1959. Pedro stole the show in this episode.

CaptainObvious123 : "Two people in the act and I get third place" LOL

sweiland75 : I suspect his English was better than what he let on and that's why he was able to top Groucho in being funny.

David Sutton : He made Groucho actually laugh out loud while the crowd roars!

Chip Griffiths : Better than anything on tv today.

Lee Mclaury : His name was Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez. 1925 - Feb. 26, 2006. His grandson is Clifton Collins Jr.

superfaces : Brilliant brilliant brilliant...comedy at its best! Pedro you make us all proud. Thank you Groucho.

Mitch Gawlik : I don't know who's funnier, Groucho or Mr. Gonzalez-Gonzalez. Ms. O'Reilly was a good sport.

Joe Stalin : Wow, 60 years too late but I'm so rooting for Sr Gonzalez Gonzalez to get his bean money!!!

dave griego : "Gonzalez-Gonzalez" was born in a town of about 23 people in rural Texas. He was a functioning illiterate his whole life. He served in WWII, where he was a driver and did stand up for Spanish speaking troops. That was his only training before this show was recorded. Despite his short comings, he carved out a decent career in film and good life for himself and his family. Most of us will not reach the goals he achieved...

George Alderson : Mr Marx has the courtesy to allow time for the audiance to laugh and to applaud the guest and he joins in with them too rather than upstaging him as so many "seasoned professionals" are seen to do these days. What a splendid man he was.

Glen Cadieux : "PEDRO GONZALEZ - GONZALEZ", MADE SEVERAL APPERANCES IN MOVIES, TV SHOWS, BECAUSE OF HIS appearance on this show.  CHEECH MARIN, ("Cheech & Chong") - ATTRIBUTED HIS desire for movies & television, & entertainment, because he saw this show, & would always watch the show every time afterward,  it was on, to see if Pedro was gonna be on again, & said :Pedro was the first Mexican that was ever on television, he had roles in Bonanza, Gunsmoke, & quiet a few others....!!!! (LOL - "2 people & I get third billing") !!!  He was so quick - witted !!!  the older Comedians today still pay homage to Groucho, for breaking into "new territory", in the Marx Bothers movies & inspired Many GREAT PEOPLE  !!!  Groucho, had 5 Other brothers that all had the nicknames because of the kind of person that they were.    His first older brother was Manfred, but he died as a baby at 3 months old - When asked what he died from, Grouch always replied "old Age", Chico, was a "womanizer, that was always chasing the girls or "chicks",  Gummo, was an older brother that only liked to wear Gum - souled Shoes, When they were a kid - Groucho, was a "Sour" personality, but always made it Funny, Harpo - for his love of the harp, who had difficulty delivering the lines, & actually had a role in a Silent Movie, but he was a Very Funny Physical Actor, so they decided that Harpo would always Pantomime, & never speak, Zeppo - I don't know why - but Zeppo really didn't like being in the movies & had more of an interest in being an Agent, & started his own business as an Agent to many of the Stars, After Gummo returned from WW1, he joined zeppo in the Agency business, & it was Zeppo's Agency business that would later become "THE CORE", OF MGM, & just kept expanding MGM from Zeppo's business signing movie stars under contracts.

mrblowhard2u : Born Ramiro Gonzalez-Gonzalez in Aguilares, Texas to a Mexican American father and a Spanish mother, Gonzalez-Gonzalez grew up in a talent-filled home. His father was a trumpet player, and his mother was a dancer. His brother was actor Jose Gonzales-Gonzales (1922-2000).[1] He left school at the age of seven to join a family act called "Las Perlitas" that toured southwest Texas. As a result, he was functionally illiterate for all of his life. As a result of his illiteracy, he memorized scripts by having his wife read them to him. Gonzalez-Gonzalez married at the age of seventeen and served in World War II. After the war he performed stand-up comedy for Spanish-speaking audiences.[2] In 1953, he appeared on the Groucho Marx quiz show You Bet Your Life under the name Ramiro G. Gonzalez, where his banter with Marx attracted notice. Marx asked him: "What does the 'G' stand for?" to which he replied "Gonzalez", and explained that both his parents had been surnamed "Gonzalez" before being married. So Marx asked: "What does your wife call you: Ramiro or Gonzalez?" He replied "She calls me 'Pedro'", triggering audience laughter. After Gonzalez performed a 15-second comic dance to strong applause, Marx complimented his guest's comedic skill, saying: "Pedro, we could do a great act together. We could make a fortune in vaudeville, you and I. What -- what would we call our act, you know, if we went out together? 'The Two Hot Tamales'?" After Pedro deadpanned "Gonzalez-Gonzalez and Marx", Groucho made an aside: "That's a nice billing. Two people in the act, and I get third place in the place!" [3] John Wayne saw his appearance on the program and cast him as comic relief in a number of movies including Rio Bravo, The High and the Mighty and Hellfighters. He also made guest appearances in shows such as The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, Gunsmoke and Wanted: Dead or Alive, as well as the Jerry Lewis film, Hook, Line & Sinker. Wayne also had Burt Kennedy write a TV series for Gonzalez-Gonzalez that was never made.[4] Gonzalez-Gonzalez played extra characters behind Mel Blanc in a number of Speedy Gonzales cartoons, including "A Taste of Catnip" and "Go Go Amigo," billed generally as Gonzalez Gonzalez. As a result of playing comic relief roles, he was accused of perpetuating negative stereotypes about Hispanic men. However, Edward James Olmos said of Gonzalez-Gonzalez at the time of his death that he "inspired every Latino actor."[5] He is the grandfather of actor Clifton Collins Jr.

Arthur Harrison : Ramiro Gonzalez-Gonzalez appeared in over 20 motion pictures.

Jay Berry : Married 9 years,,,,that look ! I know it well hahahahaha

David M : Very funny routine. Must have been scripted to get the final question wrong. I'm sure they would have known the answer.

fliegeroh : 6:58 Groucho: "What would we call our act." Pedro: "Gonzalez-Gonzalez, and Marx" Groucho: "That's a nice billing. Two people in the act and I get third place."

Julie Cullen : Best straight man ever

Leon Allan Davis : The Mexican was a pro comedian...probably just starting out.. Groucho used his show to give young talent a start...

Truth Hurtz : Neither one had heard of "Sodom and Gomorrah", wow.

Victoria Odegaard : So hilarious! Pedro is a good counterpart for groucho

hockeyrd99 : "That's nice billing.. two people in the act and I get third place"!

Living The Dream : Sally was a honey

Dave Mitchell : This was a set up. I worked radio in San Antonio in the early '70s and knew people who knew G-G. He was a stand up comic in Texas before this appearance. Now days you couldn't get away with a a prearrangement like this on a legit game show.

Joseph Ierano BSc DC BCAO : greatest episode ever

PowerNdust : This guy's hilarious! Brought up my mood :)

Richard Hoepfner : That Mexican Hat Dance was priceless.

Bob Ham : this is the same guy that was on Rio Brovo with John Wayne. 1959????

ACS Shap : It's like a Burns and Allen bit.

toscanini9 : John Wayne was a huge Groucho fan and saw this show.  Wayne immediately cast Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez as the lighthouse attendant in the film, "The High And The Mighty."  John Wayne was one of the nicest, kindest, gentle, and generous persons I have ever met.  I learned this when he displaced me from my office in the L.C. Smith Tower (Smith-Corona) in Seattle in 1973 or 4 for the filming of "McQ", as Mr. Wayne took my staff and me to dinner at Seattle's best restaurant, and did so again when they had to return to reshoot scene because the lighting had failed on the initial shoot.  Rest in Peace, John Wayne; May the Grace of G-d be with you.

John Armstrong : Groucho gave young comedians a shot long before Carson, Steve Allen or Letterman

jessie james : Pedro was completely not self conscious at all...and absolutely funny

jjkhawaiian : Pedro was awesome! He had me in stitches the whole time. Best straight funny man ever. The Mexican Jerry Lewis, lol.