As Roger Ebert once wrote, to describe the plot of a Marx Brothers movie “would be an exercise in futility, since a Marx Brothers movie exists in moments, bits, sequences, business and dialogue, not comprehensible stories.” In Duck Soup, the brothers’ most famous film, Groucho plays Rufus T. Firefly, who becomes leader of the nation of Freedonia at the behest of the rich Mrs. Teasdale, who will fund the bankrupt nation if they install her man. Why? Who knows. He’s clearly not meant for the job, if any job. He’s actually probably insane. His name’s pretty wacky too. Hewing to the common knowledge that using the letters T or J as a middle initial automatically makes any moniker at least sound vaguely funny, Duck Soup‘s writers use the repetition of the f sound in the first and last names as the cherry on top.