Two Tens for a five routine, made famous by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
A classic Abbott and Costello routine, from their first movie, A Night in the Tropics, where Bud Abbott shows that he’s not above running a quick scam on his friend, Lou Costello, in order to make a few dollars.
Bud Abbott: Have you got two tens for a five?
Lou Costello: Yeah.
Bud Abbott: There we are. Thereâs your ten.
Lou Costello: [irritated] Come on, come on!
Bud Abbott: Whatâs the matter with you? Something wrong?
Lou Costello: Yeah, fifteen dollars went south!
Bud Abbott: What do you mean?
Lou Costello: You give a lot of fast talk! You say, “give me two tens for a five” and I give it to you.
Bud Abbott: Oh, you did? Wise guy! Okay, hereâs your five, give me back my two tens.
Lou Costello: Thatâs better.
Bud Abbott: Now get out of here.