Featuring Groucho Marx, Milton Berle, and the Smothers Brothers
Pool hustler and self-proclaimed “greatest pool shooter of all time,” Rudolf Walter Wanderone, Jr., became known by many monikers, including “Triple Smart,” “Double Smart Fats,” “Bank Shot Bandit,” “One Pocket Maestro,” and “Sultan of Stroke.” He became famous around the world as “Minnesota Fats,” a name he purloined after a character in the 1959 Walter Tevis novel, “The Hustler.” The film version was a critical and financial success, with Jackie Gleason giving a memorable performance as the quasi-fictional Minnesota Fats.
The charismatic, colorful, Minnesota Fats boasted he was “the greatest pool shooter of all time,” and, no doubt, he was not only an excellent player, but equal parts publicist, entertainer, and huckster!
Here is your chance to see “Mr. Fats” in top form…having a great time playing with his quick witted show business pals --
“I’m not warmed up yet; it takes a few days”! -- Groucho Marx
“…Fats is shaking like a leaf!” – The Smothers Brothers
“C’mon Fats…quit stalling” – Milton Berle
Each star goes two matches with Minnesota Fats, and a virtuoso trick shot display by Fats.
Groucho Marx vs. Minnesota Fats (9 Ball)
The Smothers Brothers vs. Minnesota Fats (Last Ball)
Milton Berle vs. Minnesota Fats (3 Cushion)
An Almaro Production, created and Produced by Allan David
© 1967 Medallion TV Enterprises, Inc.