When Groucho Marx and Dick Cavett Became Great Friends

From a New York Times story by Chris Vognar headlined “The One About When Groucho Marx and Dick Cavett Became Great Friends”:

On a hot summer day in 1961, a young TV writer and aspiring comedian named Dick Cavett attended the funeral of George S. Kaufman, the renowned wit and man of letters. There he saw one of his heroes, Groucho Marx. Cavett approached Marx, and managed to tell him that he was a big fan.

Without missing a beat, Marx responded: “Well, if it gets any hotter, I could use a big fan.”