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Every week we'll post a new Marx Brothers' quote and picture for your amusement.

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JavaScript Solution for HTML Form Testing

is a small JavaScript plugin for developers building web applications with long forms, giving them the ability to populate any and all the fields in their forms easily with Marx Brothers' names, years of their movies and quotes from those movies.

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Easy to use, populate whole forms or individual input types

Standard Controls

Advanced controls give additional features

Advanced Controls

Don't worry...
We'll stay out of the way until you need us

Out of the Way

Fill out whole form

Fill Out Form

Marx Ipsum — Generate paragraphs from Marx Bros. movies

Marx Ipsum


Populate Inputs

Marx.js will populate an appropriate value for an input field based on the name attribute. For example, text inputs with names, email, number, and date fields with the like.

Randomized Selections

With Marx.js, HTML form elements such as, Select Boxes, Radio Buttons and Check Boxes are populated randomly every time.

Marx Ipsum Generator

Generate randomized paragraphs of filler text chock full of Marx Brothers' gems, pulled from the many monologues of their 14 films.


Marx.js knows that not everyone's application is the same, so you have the option of setting the position of the Marx.js control panel to any of the browser corners.

Toggle Controls

With Marx.js, one button can populate an entire form, or for more versatility, use the control panel to target individual input types, display hidden fields, expand select boxes, and clear form values.

Marx Images

Need random images for testing file uploads? Marx.js has you covered. Download random images of everyone's favorite Vaudeville acting team.

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Installation is easy. Download Marx.js, link to it with a <script> tag and then initialize it in your JavaScript.


<script src="/javascripts/marx.js"></script>

  $(document).ready(function() {
    new Marx();

Plugin Options

Attribute Default Description
controls standard ...
minimum just the Marx.js easy button that populates an entire form.
standard gives options that populate whole form or individual form field types.
advanced all standard options and plus clear form, populate and submit, show hidden fields, expand select boxes and generate ipsum.
toggle-advance gives both standard and advanced options but hides advanced controls until you need them
toggle-all provides buttons to populate whole forms, show standard controls and show advanced controls
form null css selector of a specific form in which to effect changes on
position bottom-right top-left, top-right, bottom-right, bottom-left
ipsum 3 default number of paragraphs for the ipsum generator
ipsum-max 10 maximum paragraphs allowed to generate
onload false have marx.js fire on page load. options of true, or an array of all or a subset of [inputs, textareas, checkboxes, radios, selects


Marx.js has a dependency on jQuery version >= 1.10.x

Ruby on Rails

If you're using Ruby on Rails you can simply add the gem to your Gemfile gem 'marxjs-rails' and then run bundle install. Lastly be sure to include Marx.js in your app/assets/javascripts/application.js JavaScript manifest file, like so: //= marx

More information on marxjs-rails gitHub page


You can install Marx.js using Bower as well. Simply open your console and run $ bower install marxjs

More information on marxjs-bower gitHub page

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The Marx Brothers

General Info

The Marx Brothers were an American comedy team that started on the stage as a Vaudeville act and as their popularity grew they went on to make 14 movies together between the years of 1921 and 1949.


  • Humor Risk (1921)
  • The Cocoanuts (1929)
  • Animal Crackers (1930)
  • Monkey Business (1931)
  • Horse Feathers (1932)
  • Duck Soup (1933)
  • A Night at the Opera (1935)
  • A Day at the Races (1937)
  • Room Service (1938)
  • At the Circus (1939)
  • Go West (1940)
  • The Big Store (1941)
  • A Night in Casablanca (1946)
  • Love Happy (1949)

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  • Real Name: Leonard
  • Born: March 22, 1887 in New York City, NY
  • Died: October 11, 1961 in Hollywood, CA

Chico played in all Marx Brothers vaudeville shows and films. He also did a radio show with Groucho and later worked as a musician. He remained a performer for all his life, often working the same small circuits as an old man that he had worked as a boy. He had to do this because of the amount of money he lost over the years gambling. He was once asked how much money he had lost and his reply was "Ask Harpo how much he's made and that' how much I've lost." [1]

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  • Real Name: Adolph/Arthur
  • Born: November 23, 1888 in New York City, NY
  • Died: September 28, 1964 in Los Angeles

With the big, poofy, curly red hair, a top hat, and a horn, the lovable mute was the favorite of the Marx Brothers. Though chasing woman was a favorite routine of his in the movies, Harpo was a devoted father and husband. He adopted the mute routine in vaudeville and carried it over to the films. Harpo was an accomplished self-taught harpist whose musical numbers would many times bring tears to the eyes of the audience of an otherwise hilarious movie. [2]

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  • Real Name: Julius Henry
  • Born: Oct 2, 1890 in New York City, NY
  • Died: Aug 19, 1977 in Los Angeles

The bushy-browed, cigar-smoking wise-cracker with the painted-on moustache and stooped walk was the leader of The Marx Brothers. With one-liners that were often double entendres, Groucho never cursed in any of his performances and said he never wanted to be known as a dirty comic. With a great love of music and singing (The Marx Brothers started as a singing group), one of the things Groucho was best known for was his rendition of the song "Lydia the Tattooed Lady." [3]

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  • Real Name: Milton
  • Born: Oct 23, 1892
  • Died: April 21, 1977

He is the Marx Brother that is almost forgotten by the fans. The reason for this is that Gummo had stopped performing with the boys before they became stars on Broadway. He and Groucho were the original performers in the family, both appearing in an act known as "The Three Nightingales". Actually Gummo was the first of the boys to be on the stage. He appeared with his Uncle Julius in a ventriloquism act. [4]

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  • Real Name: Herbert
  • Born: February 25, 1901
  • Died: November 30, 1979

He took over the straight man and romantic lead roles from older brother Gummo. He always seemed to be in the background, acting as a foil for Chico or Groucho. According to a 1925 newspaper article, he also made a solo appearance in the Adolphe Menjou comedy A Kiss in the Dark, but no known copy of the film exists, and it is not clear if he actually appeared in the finished film. [5]

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