The Abbott and Costello Show

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The Abbott and Costello Show

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The Abbott and Costello show is timeless humor as fresh today as it was 50 years ago. All of Abbott and Costellos classic routines such as 'Whos on first' can be found in this show. This program captures the two when they were at their peak of their comedic poweress. The cast include Mr.Field, Mike the Cop, Stinky, Bacciagalupe and Hillary. These shows stand today as perhaps the finest surviving representation of the art of burlesque comedy.
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  • The Perfect Show!

    10
    The Abbott & Costello TV Show is the best way to know this classic duo, the universal movies are great but the film stories sometimes were most important than the duo. This show, is 100% pure Abbott&Costello, you get all the classic routines in the mad world of Abbott & Costello, ingenious and ingenuous, in a brilliant comedy tempo, is the real lost link between the past(Charles Chaplin, The three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy) and the present TV comedies (Benny Hill, Seinfeld, Simpsons,Mr. Bean, The Office). A new 2008´s 100th anniversary DVD edition,is the opportunity to know this Comedy Bible.moreless
  • Still funny

    8.8
    I first saw the Abbott and Costello Show when I was a teen, now I have it and it's more fun. The humor is basic, but still great. The show has many good episodes as in, "the Haunted House, pots and pans, the music lovers," and so on. "Who's on first," is on the last episode.



    Still, on today's scale, it is funny. I like it better than all sitcoms on tv now. The humor isn't dumb or crude as they're now. The introduce to the show is nice, it give you a nice play feeling as it beings on stage. Lou and Bud, do the best job. Sid Fields also does a great job in his many roles. Mike the Cop is a good one, with Brooke and the Italian guy; Joe too.moreless
  • I get a funny feeling whenever I watch The Abbott and Costello Show on tv. It sends a chill up my spine in a way that I can't quite describe. This time, it's no exception.moreless

    9.0
    I get a funny feeling whenever I watch The Abbott and Costello Show on tv. It sends a chill up my spine in a way that I can't quite describe. This time, it's no exception. When I picked this up during my visit to Blockbuster, I knew I was in for a treat as I have been so many times felt before. I was right! If you haven't gotten this yet, beg, steal, buy or do whatever you need to get it. You won't regret it.moreless
  • I can see how some people say that there are problems with The Abbott and Costello Show but I personally think that it is still very enjoyable.

    6.0
    I can see how some people say that there are problems with The Abbott and Costello Show but I personally think that it is still very enjoyable. It's nowhere near some of the other shows that I've watched lately but it's just because those were particularly good not that SHOW was particularly bad. Recommended if you have time to spare.

  • Abbot and Costello: Two comic masters.

    9.3
    Although old, Abbot and Costello can still make anyone with a good sense of humor laugh. The show aired in the 40's to 60's, and is still one of the best variety shows ever made.



    The brand of comedy is a mix between pure slap-stick and physical humor, and thought out comedy. Also, it was filmed live, so there was a lot of unintencional humor involved.



    The only downside to Abbot and Costello is that it was so old, it is hard just to get a DVD or VHS that has good enough quality to hear and see what's going on.



    If you love comedy, buy Aboot and Costello NOW! And if you still don't believe me that this is the best comedy you can find, listen to their most famous skit; Who's On First. It is the funniest skit I've ever heard, and it was the skit that made them famous.moreless
  • THE BIG NEWS THIS WEEK IS THE RELEASE OF TWO FAN FAVES: THE SHIVER-INDUCING FIRST SEASON OF SUPERNATURAL AND THE LONG-AWAITED SECOND SEASON OF LOST. BUT WE ALSO HAVE A LITTLE BRITISH FLAVOR IN THE MIX THIS WEEK WITH TWO COLLECTIONS OF THE CLASSIC SCI-FI SERIES DOCTOR WHO AND THE OFF-BEAT HUMOR OF RED DWARF. THE HITS KEEP COMING WITH THE INAUGURAL SEASON'S PART TWO OF COMMANDER IN CHIEF, SEASON SIX OF OZ, AND THE ABBOTT AND COSTELLO SHOW: 100TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION, WHILE OUR YOUNGER USERS WILL APPRECIATE THE RELEASE OF SEASON TWO OF FRAGGLE ROCK, GOOSEBUMPS AND THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON OF THE FLINTSTONES.

    September 5, 2006 DVD Releases

    • Any better team
      There were manny teams along the same make up of Abbott & Costello but none better and only a few came close.
      08/26/09
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