Introduction to Abbott and Costello

Lou Costello and Bud Abbott getting soaked in The Buzzing Bee, aka. Busy Bee
Introduction to  Abbott and Costello, one of the greatest comedy teams of all time Abbott and Costello  was a legendary comedy team, consisting of  Bud Abbott, the tall, thin straight man, and  Lou Costello, the short, pudgy comic. They were famous for their rapid-fire verbal exchanges, and Costello’s...
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Alright Piano Routine

Alright Piano Routine - from the Abbott and Costello Show, where Lou is trying to impress Hillary's father with his musical ability.  Although he doesn't have any, with Bud Abbott's help, and a phonograph record, he tries to fake it!
Alright Piano Routine – from the Abbott and Costello Show, where Lou is trying to impress Hillary’s father with his musical ability.  Although he doesn’t have any, with Bud Abbott’s help, and a phonograph record, he tries to fake it!
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Drill Routine

The Drill Routine, as performed by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in the film "BUCK PRIVATES"
The Drill Routine, as performed by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in the film “Buck Privates“ The also did a reprise of it on TV in The Abbott and Costello Show
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Milking a Cow

Milk a cow - Lou Costello and Bud Abbott
Abbott and Costello’s milking a cow routine, done in the movie Ride ’em Cowboy as well as on television in the Abbott and Costello Show episode, The Western Story – Lou misunderstand “udder” vs “other”
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I’ve got twenty, too

I've got twenty, two - math clown skit
I’ve got twenty, two – math clown skit This is a classic Abbott and Costello skit, relying on Lou Costello mistaking the phrase “twenty, too” for the number “twenty-two” — taken from the Abbott and Costello film, Rio Rita, where Bud and Lou are trying to divide forty...
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Abbott and Costello loafing script

Loafing - Bud Abbott confuses Lou Costello about loafing around vs. making loaves of bread -- loafing -- at a bakery
A classic Abbott and Costello routine, where Lou Costello misunderstands that by “loafing” — Bud Abbott means that he’s making loaves of bread in a bakery; not loafing around the house like Costello! Taken from their classic television series, The Abbott and Costello Show.
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Herd of Cows

Milking a Cow - Lou Costello, Bud Abbott
Herd of Cows – classic Abbott and Costello routine Herd of Cows is a classic example of Abbott and Costello’s word play, where Lou mistakes the word “herd” for “heard” – enjoy! This version comes from the Abbott and Costello Show, The Western Story
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The Western Story

The Western Story - Lou Costello and Indian
The Western Story – The Abbott and Costello Show, Season 1, originally aired February 13, 1953 Synopsis of The Western Story Hillary Brooke inherits a dude ranch from her uncle, and Bud and Lou visit, and tangle with outlaws.
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The Time of their Lives

The Time of their Lives (1946) starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds, Binnie Barnes, John Shelton, Gale Sondergaard Synopsis of The Time of their Lives In The Time of their Lives, Lou Costello is mistaken as a traitor, and his ghost is trapped in Danbury Mansion until his innocence is proven.  Can...
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Beauty Contest

Contestant #5 shamelessly flirts with Lou - and it works!
Beauty Contest – The Abbott and Costello Show, Season 2, episode 24 Synopsis of Beauty Contest In lieu of rent, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello agree to judge a beauty contest.  A contest that quickly becomes rigged …
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The Drug Store

Hillary Brooke wants a milk shake at the Drug Store
The Drug Store – Abbott and Costello TV Show – season 1, 1954 The very first episode of The Abbott and Costello Show – The Drug Store begins with the classic Jonah and the Whale routine in front of the audience, very well done. Next comes a flurry of...
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