Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel is a situation comedy radio show
starring two of the Marx Brothers, Groucho and Chico, and written
primarily by Nat Perrin and Arthur Sheekman. It was broadcast in the
United States on the Blue Network between November 28, 1932, and May
22, 1933. Episodes were initially broadcast live from NBC's WJZ station
in New York City, then later from Radio Pictures in Los Angeles,
California, before returning to WJZ for the final episodes. The series
depicts the misadventures of a small law firm, with Groucho as attorney
Waldorf T. Flywheel and Chico as Flywheel's assistant, Emmanuel
Ravelli. Many of the episodes' plots were drawn from the Marx Brothers'
films. The show garnered respectable ratings for its early-evening
time-slot though it did not return for a second season. The episodes
were thought not to have been recorded, as was usual at the time,
although the scripts were stored in the Library of Congress. In 1988,
25 of the 26 scripts were rediscovered and published, and a complete
recording of the final episode was later found. Adaptations of the
recovered scripts were performed before modern audiences and broadcast
in the United Kingdom on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.
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