Abbott and Costello chase the bank robbers – into Deadman Gulch where the cattle rustlers are! From the Abbott and Costello radio show, Bank Robbery
Getting ready for the chase
Bud Abbott: But you can’t do it by yourself! Call a posse, that’s the thing!
Lou Costello: Here, posse, posse, posse!
Bud Abbott: Dead Man Gulch is in the heart of the cattle country. It’s the home of the western bandits, and cattle rustlers.
Lou Costello: Then I’m just the guy, Abbott. I became a three letter man chasing cattle rustlers.
Bud Abbott: Oh, how could you become a three letter man chasing cattle rustlers?
Lou Costello: I sat on a branding iron!
Bud Abbott: Did that cause you to catch the rustlers?
Lou Costello: Catch ’em? I passed ’em!
Bud Abbott: But this is going to be a long trip. Now, you’ll have to get an outfit. What are you going to wear?
Lou Costello: I’ll wear a ten gallon hat, a tan shirt, a leather belt, and a blood hound.
Bud Abbott: What pants?
Lou Costello: The blood hound.
Costello loves his horse
Bud Abbott: Never mind the outfit. Another thing you’ll need is a horse. Have you got a horse?
Lou Costello: Have I got a horse? I’ve got a horse — and he’s my pal.
Bud Abbott: That’s swell.
Lou Costello: I eat with my horse.
Bud Abbott: That’s wonderful.
Lou Costello: I drink with my horse. I even sleep with my horse!
Bud Abbott: You sleep with your orse?
Lou Costello: I gotta — it’s his blanket!
Bud Abbott: Now tell me – can you ride a horse?
Lou Costello: Sure I can ride a horse. One time, Abbott, I rode two horses at once, standing up. I had my right foot on one horse, my left foot on the other horse. All of a sudden we came to a fork in the road. Each horse went in a different direction.
Bud Abbott: That was a laugh.
Lou Costello: Yeah, I thought I’d split!