The third disc is a grab bag of Extras. The You Bet Your Life pilot (54 min) from 1949 is taken from a kinescope shot on 16mm. "Stag Reels" (25 min) involving Groucho likely wouldn't seem to have much appeal until it is revealed they are actually deleted scenes from the show were cut for being too risqué for television at the time.
Two episodes of the variety show Hollywood Palace, from 3/14/1964 (58 min) and 4/17/1965 (53 min). Salem Cigarettes is the sponsor and they claim they can freshen your taste...with cigarettes. The shows feature animal acts, singers, comics, entertainers, puppets, dancers, acrobats, and comic sketches. They offer real treats to Marx Bros. fans. The 1964 episode contains the song "Dr. Hackenbush," which was cut from A Day at the Races. A young Raquel Welch helps introduce the next week's show. The 1965 program finds Groucho paired with Margaret Dumont for a rendition of "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" from Animal Crackers and he also sings with his daughter Melinda.
"See You at the Polls" (28 min) from 10/9/1956 is PSA from The American Heritage Foundation telling people to vote in the upcoming election. It is an all-star Hollywood affair with sketches and songs. Such notables as Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante, and Rosemary Clooney join Grouch. Anybody Can Play (25 min) from 1958 is a game show with You Bet Your Life announcer George Fenneman as host. Items have to be identified, such as pictures of dressed-up movie stars, miscellaneous objects, song titles, and people's measurements. Groucho's appearance on a Thanksgiving-themed episode of Dinah Shore's radio show Bird's Eye Open House from 11/22/1945 can be heard.
Although many of these programs are public domain, it's great to have them collected in one set, especially the rare material making up the extras. Unfortunately, they aren't in the greatest condition. The video image is marred by marks and dirt and at times, it becomes unstable and moves up and down. Another flaw is the liner notes on Disc Two list all the secret words wrong except for two episodes. Yet, those things are minor in comparison to all the entertainment Groucho Marx TV Classics offers.