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elvisbot wrote:I am a huge abbott & costello fan. I have noticed one thing about their comedy over the years that i have mentioned to other fans. They all seem to concur that the comedy routines they performed both on radio and in their tv appearances seem to be the "real" abbott & costello. In their Universal films, i believe that they were held back from doing wild comedy. Universal Pictures at that time (1940's) were operated by a bunch of old-timers who were very non-progressive. In those days, acts like the Three Stooges were considered low brow and classless and Universal didn't want to stoop to the "slap and punch" level of the other acts. So, i was told that Universal held them back during their film career.
So, if you want to witness the comedy genius of the "real" abbott & costello, their radio series or Colgate Comedy Hour on tv, is the way to go.
Check out their Colgate Comedy Hour Christmas Special...it is priceless!!!!!!
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