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Tom Raymond is a professional computer, programmer, and writer, with a love for the classic comedy team of Abbott and Costello

Lou Costello destroying the phone book in the Alexander 4444 routine

Alexander 4444

The payphone sketch – Alexander 4444

The payphone sketch, aka Alexander 4444, an old burlesque comedy sketch. From The Abbott and Costello Show episode, Hungry. Bud Abbott wants Lou Costell to call the Fields Employment Agency, to find a job. After Lou clownishly damages the phone book, he calls the operator. And she immediately hangs up on him!

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Alaska - Bud and Lou come across a bank robbery

Alaska [Abbott and Costello Show]

Alaska – The Abbott and Costello Show, season 1 – originally aired January 9, 1953

Alaska – Lou receives word that his uncle has struck gold in Alaska, and the boys plan to join him. But they are delayed by a bank robbery, and then literally get stuck when Lou accidentally adds quick-drying cement to Bud’s foot bath. (Bud sports a mustache for the first time in this episode.)

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