Simply put, Best of Abbott and Costello volume 2 is a collection of the Abbott and Costello films. They all star Bud Abbott and the con-man straight man, partner to his pal, the comedian Lou Costello. The DVD includes the 8 films (click the titles below for individual reviews):
In short, these eight films are eight of their funniest. At the current price, it’s slightly more than $2.00 per movie. Which is an incredible bargain, given the number of laughs per movie.
Of course, these include some of their best routines as well. Who’s on First. The hilarious amnesia scene where Bud convinces Lou he’s the world’s greatest female basketball player. Hilarious plumbing scene, etc.
Editorial Review of The Best of Abbott and Costello volume 2, courtesy of Amazon.com
By popular demand, the legendary Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are back in eight brand-new-to-DVD comedy classics! Still one of the greatest comedy teams in the history of show business, their films continue to generate new legions of fans around the world. Now some of their greatest gags and most stellar skits, including the complete version of their signature routine “Who’s on First?“, are available in this side-splitting collection. It’s the boys at their very best and illustrates why Bud and Lou rightly deserve their place among the brightest stars of the silver screen!
- Hit the Ice (1943). Bud and Lou hit the slopes at the Sun Valley Resort after getting mixed up with gangsters.
- In Society (1944). The boys find themselves in hot water after a plumbing job goes wrong at a high society bash.
- Here Come the Co-Eds (1945) Bud and Lou head to campus and attempt to save Bixby College from closing down.
- The Naughty Nineties (1945) Set aboard the River Queen showboat, Bud and Lou perform their legendary “Who’s on First?” routine.
- Little Giant (1946) Lou plays a little man with big dreams…and ends up selling vacuum cleaners!
- The Time of Their Lives (1946). Mistaken as a traitor, Lou’s ghost is trapped in Danbury Mansion until his innocence is proven.
- Buck Privates Come Home (1947). Bud and Lou return to civilian life and get involved in midget car racing in the sequel to Buck Privates!
- The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947). Accused of murder, Lou is forced to take care of a widow and her children on a farm.