A holiday extravaganza because we say it is!
Actor/writer Nick Santa Maria returns for an examination of the Marxes’ two principal writing teams, George S. Kaufman & Morrie Ryskind, and Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby. We compare their styles and strengths, and go off on numerous unrelated tangents. But first, we detour to Kalmar & Ruby’s original vision for the finale of “A Night at the Opera”, featuring another performance by The Not Ready For Online Players...augmented by Kathy Biehl and Pete Lutz.
Name-checked in this episode: Parkyakarkus, Carroll O’Connor (twice), Paul Harvey
WARNING: Due to Matthew’s overly-festive mood, this episode contains a moment of adult language.