Dyeing Routine

Dyeing Routine
A classic  Abbott and Costello  routine from their radio show – where Bud Abbott is talking about his Uncle Herman who works in a dye factory, and Lou Costello confuses “dyeing” for “dying” Bud Abbott: You’d better take that suit over to my Uncle Herman’s, At the Kurt...
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Watts and Volts

Who Done It? Lou Costello, Bud Abbott
A classic  Abbott and Costello  routine, in the style of  Who’s on First?, where Bud Abbott tries to explain electricity —  Watts and Volts — only to have Lou Costello think that he’€™s talking about What’s and Votes.   From their movie,  Who Done It?  Interestingly, it was...
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Hertz U Drive

Hertz U Drive
Hertz U Drive routine, originally performed on Abbott and Costello‘s radio program. Bud Abbott: Oh, you can cause more trouble! We were going to the eight-to-the-bar-ranch to ask the Andrews Sisters to appear on our show. And YOU wrecked the car we were going to use! Well, now we’ll have...
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A Dollar a Day

A dollar a day routine, made famous by Abbott and Costello A Dollar A Day is a classic vaudeville skit, made famous by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, where Lou Costello has been working for Bud Abbott for the last year for the “princely” sum of one dollar per day—and Bud Abbott finds...
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Buck Privates Come Home

Buck Privates Come Home - Bud Abbott - Lou Costello - DVD
Editorial review of Buck Privates Come Home (1947) starring Abbott and Costello, courtesy of  Amazon.com In this sequel to 1941’s  Buck Privates,  Bud and Lou are on their way home from the war in Europe (having joined the Army by mistake in the first film).  Lou is smuggling home...
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Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd

Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd - Lou and Bud find the treasure map
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd  (1952) starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton, Hillary Brooke In  Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd  two waiters, Oliver “Puddin’ Head” Johnson (played by  Lou Costello) and Rocky Stonebridge (Bud Abbott) are on their way to work at Death’s Head Tavern...
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Captain Jonah and the Whale

Captain Jonah and the Whale routine, made famous by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello One of Abbott and Costello’s lesser-known routines, but performed by  Bud Abbott and Lou  Costello in their first movie  One Night in the Tropics, in “Here Come the Co-Eds“, on their television show episode “The Drug...
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Jack and the Beanstalk

Abbott and Costello's Jack in the Beanstalk
Abbott and Costello in Jack and the Beanstalk (1952) starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Buddy Baer Jack and the Beanstalk is one of the only two films that  Abbott and Costello made in color.   It is a children’s movie that adults can enjoy as well.   The beginning and...
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Bagel Street, aka. Susquehannah Hat Company

Abbott and Costello - Bagel Street
Bagel Street, aka. Susquehanna Hat Company, aka. Fluegel Street routine – €”Abbott and Costello  skit, taken from In Society This is a classic vaudeville routine and highly popular with the fans of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.  During the filming ofIn Society, Lou wanted to include this routine in the movie. However,...
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Lost in a Harem

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in a publicity photo from Lost in a Harem
Abbott and Costello’s  Lost in a Harem  (1944) starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marilyn Maxwell  Lost in a Harem is one of  Abbott and Costello‘s best films, filmed at the MGM studios.   The film has a vaudeville show stranded in the mythical city of Port Inferno somewhere in...
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