You’re 40, she’s 10 – A classic Abbott and Costello skit, where Bud Abbott tries to play a prank on Lou Costello, only for Lou to use his clownish math skills.Read More »You’re 40, she’s 10 [Abbott and Costello skit]
Two Tens for a five routine, made famous by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
A classic Abbott and Costello routine, from their first movie, One 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?Read More »Two Tens for a Five
Abbott and Costello‘s, Turkey Sandwich and Cup of Coffee routine from Keep ‘Em Flying“, 1941.
Blackie (Bud Abbott) and Heathcliff (Lou Costello), having been unsuccessful at entering through the gates of the Cal-Aero, Army Air Corps flight training academy, enter the U.S.O. club and approach the lunch counter with only one quarter between them and take their seats. Gloria (Martha Raye, playing the parts of twin sisters Gloria and Barbara) waits on them from behind the counter.Read More »Sandwich and a Cup of Coffee
I bet you that you’re not here – Abbott and Costello routine
In the movie The Noose Hangs High, there’s a very funny routine, where Abbott and Costello are being guarded by a gangster — and Bud Abbott decides to bet their warden that Bud can prove that the gangster isn’t there! It’s a classic piece of clown logic, that gets even better when the gangster decides to win his money back by making the same bet with Lou Costello — only for Lou to turn the tables on him!Read More »I bet you that you’re not here
Abbott and Costello skit, Gold Ore
Taken from Abbott and Costello‘s radio show, although they also did the same basic routine in Lost in Alaska, and in their TV show as well. The basic premise is that Lou Costello’s Uncle has struck gold in Alaska, and Lou and Mr. Fields discuss mining for gold ..Read More »Gold Ore
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” — with minimal effort, it could be turned into a gospel ministry skit, at the end the clown taking Bud’s part talking about dying, spiritual death and eternal life.
Bud Abbott: You’d better take that suit over to my Uncle Herman’s, At the Kurt Dry Cleaning Plant.
Lou Costello: Dry Cleaning Plant? What’s your Uncle Herman doing there?
Bud Abbott: Well this is Wednesday, He’s dyeing today.
Lou Costello: That’s terrible Abbott, I didn’t even know he was sick.Read More »Dyeing Routine
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 improvised on the spot as they were filming, and reportedly has the other cast and crew in stitches.
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 to rent a carRead More »Hertz U Drive
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 one reason after another to keep deducting wages, and deducting, and deducting …
It was first shown in their first movie, One Night in the Tropics, but the version displayed below is taken from their popular radio show.Read More »A Dollar a Day