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The Marx Brothers
Flywheel, Shyster & Flywheel


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Original Shows on NBC

EpisodeFirst transmissionTitle
128 Nov 1932
25 Dec 1932
312 Dec 1932
419 Dec 1932
526 Dec 1932
62 Jan 1933
77 Jan 1933
816 Jan 1933
923 Jan 1933
1030 Jan 1933
116 Feb 1933
1213 Feb 1933The Kidnapping
1320 Feb 1933
1427 Feb 1933
156 Mar 1933
1613 Mar 1933
1720 Mar 1933
1827 Mar 1933
193 Apr 1933
2010 Apr 1933
2117 Apr 1933
2224 Apr 1933
231 May 1933
248 May 1933
2515 May 1933
2622 May 1933

Remake on German radio, 1989


Available on CD
EpisodeTitleAdditional information
1Der erste Fall
2Die Hochzeitsparty
3Die Wahlkampagne
4Im Theater
5Im Kaufhaus
6Der indische Guru
7Merry Christmas
8Hund vermisst
9Im Boxring
10Die Steuererklärung
11Hinter Schloss und Riegel
12Auf dem Lande
13In Sachen Medizin
14Auf Klientensuche
15Das Testament

Remake on the BBC, 1990-1992


The complete series 1-3 is available on CD and to download

More information about this remake can be found at this website about the work of Dirk Maggs

EpisodeTitleFirst broadcastAdditional information
1.1The Stolen Rembrandt2 Jun 1990Show Recorded on 30/01/1990
Based on episodes 17 & 23, 1 & 4; with material common to Animal Crackers.
Song: Sugar In The Morning (Kalmar/Ruby)
1.2Flywheel and Juliet9 Jun 1990Alternative title "The Theatre Company".
Show recorded on 20/05/1990
Based on Perrin/Sheekman script for FSF Episode 14, 27th February 1933
Song: Lydia the Tattooed Lady
1.3Big Joe Crookley16 Jun 1990Show Recorded on 13/05/1990
Based on Perrin/Sheekman script for FSF Episodes 17 & 23 , 20th March and 1st May 1933; also episodes 1&12
Song: Everyone Says I Love You
1.4Finding Foo Foo23 Jun 1990Show Recorded on 10/06/1990
Based on original episodes 12, 3 & 9
Song: Show Me A Rose (Kalmar/Ruby)
1.5The Prize Fighter30 Jun 1990Episode 10 with song from Cocoanuts. Alternative title "One Round Gombatz"
1.6The Election7 Jul 1990Episode 5, 6, & 16 with song from Horse Feathers. Alternative title "Judge Flywheel"
2.1Doctor Hackenbush11 May 1991Dr Hackenbush. In which Flywheel becomes a Medical Man.
Show Recorded on 13th January 1991
Based on the Perrin/Sheekman script for FSF Episode 7, January 9th 1933
Song: Doctor Hackenbush
2.2Uncle Abner18 May 1991 In which Flywheel nearly buys the Farm.
Show Recorded on 13th January 1991
Winner of the New York Festival Gold Medal 1992
Based on Perrin/Sheekman script for FSF Episode 13, February 20th 1933
Song: Go West Young Man
2.3Ravelli goes to jail25 May 1991Alternative title "Convict Ravelli".
In which Ravelli falls foul of the Law.
Show Recorded on 20th January 1991
Based on Perrin/Sheekman script for FSF Episode 6, January 2nd 1933
Song: Never Swat A Fly (DeSylva/Brown/Henderson)
2.4Shoplifters1 Jun 1991Alternative title "The Big Store".
In which Flywheel runs a Department Store.
Show Recorded on 20th January 1991
Based on Perrin/Sheekman script for FSF Episode 15, March 6th 1933
Song: Father's Day (Kalmar/Ruby)
2.5John Smith's will8 Jun 1991Alternative title "Captain John Smith".
In which Flywheel and Ravelli find an old geezer.
Show Recorded on 27th January 1991
Based on the Perrin/Sheekman script for FSF Episode 3, December 12th 1932
Song: You Can't Stop Me From Loving You (Nicholls/Holliner, new lyrics Frank Lazarus & Dick Vosburgh)
2.6Hollywood15 Jun 1991Alternative title "Going Hollywood". In which Flywheel and Ravelli go into pictures.
Show Recorded on 27th January 1991
Based on Perrin/Arthur Sheekman script for FSF Episode 25, May 15th 1933
Song: Hold Me Thusly (Harry Ruby, new lyrics Frank Lazarus & Dick Vosburgh)
3.1The Haunted House11 Jul 1992Episode 24. Alternative title "Crexton Mansion"
3.2The Laughing Hyena18 Jul 1992Episode 11 and new material
3.3The Tour Bus25 Jul 1992Episode 20. Alternative title "Fly By Wheel Tours"
3.4The Chicago Clarion1 Aug 1992Episode 22
3.5Coney Island Fair8 Aug 1992Episode 18
3.6Flywheel at Xmas15 Aug 1992Episode 5. Alternative titles "A Christmas Flywheel" / "Miracle on Eatwell Street"
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This site uses material originally created by Frank Bland for his website Why A Duck?. Frank did kindly give me permission to use this material.

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