You Bet Your Life

September 15, 1947 to December 28, 1959
195 episodes known to exist
You Bet Your Life is an American quiz show that aired on both radio and television. The original and best-known version was hosted by Groucho Marx of the Marx Brothers, with announcer and assistant George Fenneman. The show debuted on ABC Radio in October 1947, then moved to CBS Radio in September 1949 before making the transition to NBC-TV in October 1950. Because of its simple format, it was possible to broadcast the show simultaneously on the radio and on television. More on Wikipedia
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Radio series often ran for multiple seasons and/or through many incarnations with different radio networks, sponsors, cast/crew, and revivals after many years.
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Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
September 15, 1947 - September 15, 1947
You Bet Your Life
1
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2
December 24, 1947 - May 18, 1949
You Bet Your Life
19
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3
October 5, 1949 - June 28, 1950
You Bet Your Life
39
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4
October 4, 1950 - July 11, 1956
You Bet Your Life
126
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5
September 22, 1956 - May 4, 1957
You Bet Your Life
8
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6
December 28, 1959 - December 28, 1959
You Bet Your Life
1
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7
November 30, 1950 - November 30, 1950
You Bet Your Life
1
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You Bet Your Life
September 15, 1947 - September 15, 1947
1 episodes known to exist
Announcer: George Fenneman
Star/host: Groucho Marx
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
AUD 
September 15, 1947 
Audition 
Announcer on the Audition show is Jack Slattery 
15:00 

 
You Bet Your Life
December 24, 1947 - May 18, 1949
19 episodes known to exist
Announcer: George Fenneman
Star/host: Groucho Marx
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
December 24, 1947 
Secret Word: Room 
 
30:00 

 
12 
January 14, 1948 
Secret Word: Hat 
 
30:00 

 
14 
January 28, 1948 
Secret Word: Sky 
 
30:00 

 
15 
February 4, 1948 
Secret Word: Skin 
 
30:00 

 
17 
February 18, 1948 
Secret Word: Floor 
 
30:00 

 
18 
February 25, 1948 
Secret Word: Radio 
 
30:00 

 
19 
March 3, 1948 
Secret Word: Snow 
 
30:00 

 
20 
March 10, 1948 
Secret Word: Air 
 
30:00 

 
22 
March 24, 1948 
Secret Word: Walk 
 
30:00 

 
23 
March 31, 1948 
Secret Word: Time 
 
30:00 

 
24 
April 7, 1948 
Secret Word: Wall 
 
30:00 

 
25 
April 14, 1948 
Secret Word: Food 
 
30:00 

 
27 
September 29, 1948 
Secret Word: Door 
 
30:00 

 
47 
February 16, 1949 
Secret Word: People 
 
30:00 

 
52 
March 23, 1949 
Secret Word: Paper 
 
30:00 

 
53 
March 30, 1949 
Secret Word: Name 
 
30:00 

 
55 
April 13, 1949 
Secret Word: Air 
 
30:00 

 
56 
April 20, 1949 
Secret Word: Head 
Un-Edited Version recorded 4-7-49 
1:10:00 

 
60 
May 18, 1949 
Secret Word: Smile 
 
30:00 

 
You Bet Your Life
October 5, 1949 - June 28, 1950
39 episodes known to exist
Announcer: George Fenneman
Star/host: Groucho Marx
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
October 5, 1949 
Secret Word: Chair 
 
30:00 

 
October 12, 1949 
Secret Word: Smile 
 
30:00 

 
October 19, 1949 
Secret Word: Clock 
 
30:00 

 
October 26, 1949 
Secret Word: Radio 
 
30:00 

 
November 2, 1949 
Secret Word: Shoe 
 
30:00 

 
November 9, 1949 
Secret Word: Ink 
 
30:00 

 
November 16, 1949 
Secret Word: Grass 
 
30:00 

 
November 23, 1949 
Secret Word: Sky 
 
30:00 

 
November 30, 1949 
Secret Word: Window 
 
30:00 

 
10 
December 7, 1949 
Secret Word: Dust 
 
30:00 

 
11 
December 14, 1949 
Secret Word: Hair 
 
30:00 

 
12 
December 21, 1949 
Secret Word: Chair 
 
30:00 

 
13 
December 28, 1949 
Secret Word: Name 
 
30:00 

 
14 
January 4, 1950 
Secret Word: Tree 
 
30:00 

 
15 
January 11, 1950 
Secret Word: Milk 
 
30:00 

 
16 
January 18, 1950 
Secret Word: Spoon 
 
30:00 

 
17 
January 25, 1950 
Secret Word: Sky 
 
30:00 

 
18 
February 1, 1950 
Secret Word: Air 
 
30:00 

 
19 
February 8, 1950 
Secret Word: Bread 
 
30:00 

 
20 
February 15, 1950 
Secret Word: Sugar 
 
30:00 

 
21 
February 22, 1950 
Secret Word: Table 
 
30:00 

 
22 
March 1, 1950 
Secret Word: Door 
 
30:00 

 
23 
March 8, 1950 
Secret Word: Heart 
 
30:00 

 
24 
March 15, 1950 
Secret Word: Water 
 
30:00 

 
25 
March 22, 1950 
Secret Word: Money 
 
30:00 

 
26 
March 29, 1950 
Secret Word: Stove 
 
30:00 

 
27 
April 5, 1950 
Secret Word: Smile 
 
30:00 

 
28 
April 12, 1950 
Secret Word: Door 
 
30:00 

 
29 
April 19, 1950 
Secret Word: Name 
 
30:00 

 
30 
April 26, 1950 
Secret Word: Chair 
 
30:00 

 
31 
May 3, 1950 
Secret Word: Bread 
 
30:00 

 
32 
May 10, 1950 
Secret Word: Door 
 
30:00 

 
33 
May 17, 1950 
Secret Word: Foot 
 
30:00 

 
34 
May 24, 1950 
Secret Word: Tree 
 
30:00 

 
35 
May 31, 1950 
Secret Word: Book 
 
30:00 

 
36 
June 7, 1950 
Secret Word: Dress 
 
30:00 

 
37 
June 14, 1950 
Secret Word: Water 
 
30:00 

 
38 
June 21, 1950 
Secret Word: Hand 
 
30:00 

 
39 
June 28, 1950 
Secret Word: Floor 
 
30:00 

 
You Bet Your Life
October 4, 1950 - July 11, 1956
126 episodes known to exist
Announcer: George Fenneman
Star/host: Groucho Marx
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
40 
October 4, 1950 
Secret Word: Wall 
 
30:00 

 
41 
October 11, 1950 
Secret Word: Grass 
 
30:00 

 
42 
October 18, 1950 
Secret Word: Floor 
 
30:00 

 
43 
October 25, 1950 
Secret Word: Air 
 
30:00 

 
44 
November 1, 1950 
Secret Word: Tree 
 
30:00 

 
45 
November 8, 1950 
Secret Word: Door 
 
30:00 

 
46 
November 15, 1950 
Secret Word: Key 
 
30:00 

 
47 
November 22, 1950 
Secret Word: Table 
 
30:00 

 
48 
November 29, 1950 
Secret Word: Book 
 
30:00 

 
49 
December 6, 1950 
Secret Word: Hair 
 
30:00 

 
50 
December 13, 1950 
Secret Word: Room 
 
30:00 

 
51 
December 20, 1950 
Secret Word: Floor 
 
30:00 

 
52 
December 27, 1950 
Secret Word: Smile 
 
30:00 

 
53 
January 3, 1951 
Secret Word: Chair 
 
30:00 

 
54 
January 10, 1951 
Secret Word: Heart 
 
30:00 

 
55 
January 17, 1951 
Secret Word: Lamp 
 
30:00 

 
56 
January 24, 1951 
Secret Word: Walk 
 
30:00 

 
57 
January 31, 1951 
Secret Word: Clock 
 
30:00 

 
58 
February 7, 1951 
Secret Word: Shoe 
 
30:00 

 
59 
February 14, 1951 
Secret Word: Sky 
 
30:00 

 
60 
February 21, 1951 
Secret Word: Door 
 
30:00 

 
61 
February 28, 1951 
Secret Word: Nose 
 
30:00 

 
62 
March 7, 1951 
Secret Word: Cup 
 
30:00 

 
63 
March 14, 1951 
Secret Word: Tree 
 
30:00 

 
64 
March 21, 1951 
Secret Word: Coat 
 
30:00 

 
65 
March 28, 1951 
Secret Word: Street 
 
30:00 

 
66 
April 4, 1951 
Secret Word: Hand 
 
29:53 

 
67 
April 11, 1951 
Secret Word: Room 
 
29:51 

 
68 
April 18, 1951 
Secret Word: Light 
 
29:48 

 
69 
April 25, 1951 
Secret Word: Wall 
 
29:46 

 
70 
May 2, 1951 
Secret Word: Foot 
 
29:53 

 
71 
May 9, 1951 
Secret Word: Paper 
 
29:52 

 
72 
May 16, 1951 
Secret Word: Sky 
 
30:00 

 
73 
May 23, 1951 
Secret Word: Smile 
 
30:00 

 
74 
May 30, 1951 
Secret Word: People 
 
30:00 

 
75 
June 6, 1951 
Secret Word: Heart 
 
30:00 

 
76 
June 13, 1951 
Secret Word: Floor 
 
30:00 

 
77 
June 20, 1951 
Secret Word: Door 
 
30:00 

 
78 
June 27, 1951 
Secret Word: Table 
 
30:00 

 
79 
October 3, 1951 
Secret Word: Table 
 
30:00 

 
80 
October 10, 1951 
Secret Word: Street 
 
30:00 

 
81 
October 17, 1951 
Secret Word: Arm 
 
30:00 

 
82 
October 24, 1951 
Secret Word: Floor 
 
30:00 

 
83 
October 31, 1951 
Secret Word: Sky 
 
30:00 

 
84 
November 7, 1951 
Secret Word: Head 
 
30:00 

 
85 
November 14, 1951 
Secret Word: Roof 
 
30:00 

 
86 
November 21, 1951 
Secret Word: Tree 
 
30:00 

 
87 
November 28, 1951 
Secret Word: Name 
 
30:00 

 
88 
December 5, 1951 
Secret Word: Door 
 
30:00 

 
89 
December 12, 1951 
Secret Word: People 
 
30:00 

 
90 
December 19, 1951 
Secret Word: Smile 
 
30:00 

 
91 
December 26, 1951 
Secret Word: Paper 
 
30:00 

 
92 
January 2, 1952 
Secret Word: Hand 
 
30:00 

 
93 
January 9, 1952 
Secret Word: Face 
 
30:00 

 
94 
January 16, 1952 
Secret Word: Spoon 
 
30:00 

 
95 
January 23, 1952 
Secret Word: Water 
 
30:00 

 
96 
January 30, 1952 
Secret Word: Food 
 
30:00 

 
97 
February 6, 1952 
Secret Word: Lamp 
 
30:00 

 
98 
February 13, 1952 
Secret Word: Floor 
 
30:00 

 
99 
February 20, 1952 
Secret Word: Heart 
 
30:00 

 
100 
February 27, 1952 
Secret Word: Glass 
 
30:00 

 
101 
March 5, 1952 
Secret Word: Knife 
 
30:00 

 
102 
March 12, 1952 
Secret Word: Sky 
 
30:00 

 
103 
March 19, 1952 
Secret Word: Name 
 
30:00 

 
104 
March 26, 1952 
Secret Word: Table 
 
30:00 

 
105 
April 2, 1952 
Secret Word: Chair 
 
30:00 

 
106 
April 9, 1952 
Secret Word: Sign 
 
30:00 

 
107 
April 16, 1952 
Secret Word: Foot 
 
30:00 

 
108 
April 23, 1952 
Secret Word: Spoon 
 
30:00 

 
109 
April 30, 1952 
Secret Word: Door 
 
30:00 

 
110 
May 7, 1952 
Secret Word: House 
 
30:00 

 
111 
May 14, 1952 
Secret Word: Age 
 
30:00 

 
112 
May 21, 1952 
Secret Word: Money 
 
30:00 

 
113 
May 28, 1952 
Secret Word: Wall 
 
30:00 

 
114 
June 4, 1952 
Secret Word: Clothes 
 
30:00 

 
115 
June 11, 1952 
Secret Word: Paper 
 
30:00 

 
116 
September 17, 1952 
Secret Word: Chair 
 
30:00 

 
117 
September 24, 1952 
Secret Word: Floor 
 
30:00 

 
118 
October 1, 1952 
Secret Word: Tree 
 
30:00 

 
119 
October 8, 1952 
Secret Word: Face 
 
30:00 

 
120 
October 15, 1952 
Secret Word: Water 
 
30:00 

 
121 
October 22, 1952 
Secret Word: Table 
 
30:00 

 
122 
October 29, 1952 
Secret Word: Heart 
 
30:00 

 
123 
November 5, 1952 
Secret Word: Light 
 
30:00 

 
124 
November 12, 1952 
Secret Word: Clock 
 
30:00 

 
125 
November 19, 1952 
Secret Word: Smile 
 
30:00 

 
126 
November 26, 1952 
Secret Word: Door 
 
 

 
127 
December 3, 1952 
Secret Word: Paper 
 
30:00 

 
128 
December 10, 1952 
Secret Word: Fire 
 
30:00 

 
129 
December 17, 1952 
Secret Word: Chair 
 
30:00 

 
146 
April 15, 1953 
Secret Word: Paper 
10 Year old boy is very funny 
30:30 

 
155 
September 16, 1953 
Secret Word: People 
 
30:00 

 
156 
September 23, 1953 
Secret Word: Foot 
 
30:00 

 
157 
September 30, 1953 
Secret Word: Smile 
 
30:00 

 
158 
October 7, 1953 
Secret Word: Table 
 
29:35 

 
159 
October 14, 1953 
Secret Word: Wall 
 
29:21 

 
160 
October 21, 1953 
Secret Word: Name 
 
29:32 

 
161 
October 28, 1953 
Secret Word: Chair 
 
29:41 

 
162 
November 4, 1953 
Secret Word: Tree 
 
29:31 

 
163 
November 11, 1953 
Secret Word: Hand 
 
30:00 

 
164 
November 18, 1953 
Secret Word: Floor 
 
27:47 

 
165 
November 25, 1953 
Secret Word: Water 
 
29:32 

 
166 
December 2, 1953 
Secret Word: Face 
 
28:01 

 
167 
December 9, 1953 
Secret Word: Window 
 
27:36 

 
168 
December 16, 1953 
Secret Word: Car 
 
27:30 

 
169 
December 23, 1953 
Secret Word: Foot 
 
27:41 

 
170 
December 30, 1953 
Secret Word: Light 
 
30:00 

 
171 
January 6, 1954 
Secret Word: Table 
 
30:00 

 
172 
January 13, 1954 
Secret Word: Smile 
 
30:00 

 
173 
January 20, 1954 
Secret Word: Door 
 
30:00 

 
174 
January 27, 1954 
Secret Word: Money 
 
30:00 

 
175 
February 3, 1954 
Secret Word: Arm 
 
30:00 

 
176 
February 10, 1954 
Secret Word: Wall 
 
30:00 

 
177 
February 17, 1954 
Secret Word: Clock 
 
30:00 

 
178 
February 24, 1954 
Secret Word: Name 
 
30:00 

 
179 
March 3, 1954 
Secret Word: Paper 
 
30:00 

 
180 
March 10, 1954 
Secret Word: Street 
 
30:00 

 
181 
March 17, 1954 
Secret Word: Hand 
 
30:00 

 
182 
March 24, 1954 
Secret Word: Floor 
 
30:00 

 
183 
March 31, 1954 
Secret Word: Tree 
 
30:00 

 
184 
April 7, 1954 
Secret Word: Face 
 
30:00 

 
185 
April 14, 1954 
Secret Word: Room 
 
30:00 

 
186 
April 21, 1954 
Secret Word: People 
 
30:00 

 
187 
April 28, 1954 
Secret Word: Smile 
 
30:00 

 
239 
October 26, 1955 
Secret Word: Book 
Un-Edited Version 
1:10:00 

 
275 
July 11, 1956 
Secret Word: Hand 
Un-Edited Version Recorded 7-11-56 
1:10:00 

 
You Bet Your Life
September 22, 1956 - May 4, 1957
8 episodes known to exist
Announcer: George Fenneman
Star/host: Groucho Marx
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
274 
September 22, 1956 
10th Year Celebration Secret Word: Name 
Un-Edited Version Recorded 7-2-56 
1:10:00 

 
299 
March 16, 1957 
Secret Word: Chair 
 
26:00 

 
300 
March 30, 1957 
Secret Word: Roof 
 
28:49 
301 
April 6, 1957 
Secret Word: Arm 
 
28:42 
302 
April 13, 1957 
Secret Word: Face 
 
28:30 
303 
April 20, 1957 
Secret Word: Roof 
 
28:35 
304 
April 27, 1957 
Secret Word: House 
 
29:59 
305 
May 4, 1957 
Secret Word: Money 
 
28:37 
You Bet Your Life
December 28, 1959 - December 28, 1959
1 episodes known to exist
George Fenneman Star/host: Groucho
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
404 
December 28, 1959 
Secret Word: Shoe 
This is a "MONITOR" broadcast and a Kick-Off for the new series starting 1/8/60 
22:20 

 
You Bet Your Life
November 30, 1950 - November 30, 1950
1 episodes known to exist
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
November 30, 1950 
Fred Allen Warms Up For "the Big Show" 
(INCOMPLETE-FROM 78'S) 
10:00 

 
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