This commercial sadly not feature the original Marx Brothers, but shot in 1985, it has some decent impersonators. It really speaks volumes about the longevity of the Marx Brothers, that even in the mid-1980s, impersonators could be counted on to sell products. I would say that they were probably targeting people with nostalgia, but I did not grow up when the Marx Brothers were originally doing their thing and I still understood what was going on here.
I wonder if they did some ads with the Marx Brothers nowadays if younger people would know what was going on?
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