Introduction to Abbott and Costello

Lou Costello and Bud Abbott in Newsweek 1940
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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Abbott and Costello dice routine

Abbott and Costello dice routine
Abbott and Costello Dice Routine The classic Abbott and Costello dice routine, where Bud Abbott decides to fleece his buddy, Lou Costello, by teaching him how to play dice — but begins to suspect that Lou knows too much already! Done many times, including their first hit film,...
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Getting a job

The Abbott and Costello Show - Getting a Job
Getting a Job (1953) The Abbott and Costello Show, starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Joe Besser, Sid Fields In the Getting a Job episode of the Abbott and Costello Show, the comedy starts quickly as Bud Abbott has gotten a job at a bakery, making loaves of bread,...
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Pots and Pans

Lou Costello, the duck, and Sid Fields in Pots and Pans
Pots and Pans – The Abbott and Costello Show, season 1, episode 9 Lou Costello has a new job, selling aluminum pots and pans — and he plans to cook dinner at Mr. Fields’ apartment with them to demonstrate them. Soon afterward, Bud and Lou con the poor...
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The Charity Bazaar

Lou Costello and Bud Abbott getting soaked in The Buzzing Bee, aka. Busy Bee
The Charity Bazaar – The Abbott and Costello Show, season 1, episode 10 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello help Hillary Brooks sell tickets to a charity bazaar. While Lou tells Hillary the “sad” story of his life, Sid Fields “initiates” Bud Abbott into the “buzzing bee” club —...
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Lou Costello and public school

Little Giant - Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
Lou Costello and public school – from the Abbott and Costello TV show episode, “Police Rookies” Lou Costello: My education’s sure come in handy so far. Bud Abbott: Your education? Lou Costello: Sure! I spent 22 years in public school, you know.
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Abbott and Costello horse fodder routine

The Noose Hangs High - where Lou Costello does his horse fodder routine
Abbott and Costello horse fodder routine — a classic Abbott and Costello skit, with Lou Costello mistaking “fodder” for “father”; they did the routine numerous times, on the radio, on their TV show, and in their films  Hit the Ice  and The Noose Hangs High.
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Teller skit

The Teller skit, by Abbott and Costello
The Teller skit, by Abbott and Costello The Teller skit is one of Abbott and Costello’s routines, with Lou Costello misunderstanding “teller” for “tell her” – it was done on their radio show more than once, as well as in their movie  Hit the Ice where this is...
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