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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Probably when the show kicked out the third couple in 1956, and [=DeSoto=] followed around 1957-58. The last few seasons just don't feel the same.
** It probably didn't help that the duck was put into semi-retirement[[labelnote:*]]It was still used for introducing the secret word at the top of the show, but the $100 bonus was now distributed by a female assistant[[/labelnote]] near the end of the run.
* ToughActToFollow: Creator/BuddyHackett and Creator/BillCosby learned that successfully remaking the show is impossible without [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho]].
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