Groucho, George Fenneman, the secret word, DeSoto automobiles, and a contestant with the unlikely name of Albert Hall...how can you go wrong? Television from the Fifties.
The show began on ABC radio in 1947, moved CBS radio in 1949, and made to the small screen in 1950 on NBC. The show's format allowed it to appear on radio and television simultaneously. Over the years, there were many famous guest contestants but run of the mill contestants often became the best foils for Groucho's wit. The show ran until 1961. Over the following years there were a number attempts to revive the show -- sans Groucho -- but nobody could take Groucho's place.