Groucho Marx on comics and depression


Dunno, I still think that joke’s funnier when Rorschach tells it. Maybe “funnier” isn’t the right word.


Totally misses the point, but what kind of doctor accepts a patient without knowing his name?


The same kind of sketchy quack who charges money to advise you to go to the circus.


In my first-time-through misread, I thought the analyst was Grock. Adds a whole 'nother layer of reaction.

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Patch Adams is accepting of everyone.


I have to wonder if the story is autobiographical. After all, he was the world’s funniest clown, at least in the 30s.

Just change it to, “What seems to be the matter?”

I can’t believe this!! Talk about missing the point. Re-read the story, but change “Grock” to “Mork”. Gee Whiz.

Doctor! Doctor! I think I’m a pair of curtains!

with shaking hands the doctor pours himself another whiskey
“It’s ok… it’s ok… they’re not real… curtains can’t really talk… I’ve just been working too hard… maybe if I swap them out for some Venetian blinds, they’ll shut up…”


mmm , many people work under an alias , or use a stage name ~

Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone.
For the sad old earth must borrow it’s mirth, but has trouble enough of its own.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Grock was a stage name. His real name was Charles Adrien Wettach.

I wonder if the “I am Grimaldi” version of this joke is the oldest, or if there is one older?

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