Picks and Pans Review: You Bet Your Life

updated 09/08/1980 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/08/1980 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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Buddy Hackett stars in this reincarnation of Groucho Marx's zany '50s quiz show. Not much is changed: There's still a mystery word, a duck, easy questions, oddball contestants and chintzy prizes. The real payoffs are Hackett's ad-libs, and if Buddy's not Groucho, the show is still often diverting.

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