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Abbott & Costello: It's Time to Smile

Category: Comedy
Duration: 4 hours
Media: (4) CDs
Catalog Number: 44832
Price: $18.95

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New Jersey boys and burlesque buddies Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are entertainment legends. True fans know that these stars of vaudeville, movies and television also had their own successful and long-running radio program.

Their vaudeville style was well in evidence on the air, complete with wild wordplay and their quick and clever covering up of flubbed lines. Laugh along and enjoy the power of patter as demonstrated here in 10 of the team's digitally restored and remastered radio performances.

Since all comics need a good set up to deliver a joke that really pays off, Abbott & Costello brought in some of the best supporting characters in the business, including Mel Blanc, Elvia Allman, Iris Adrian, Artie "Mr. Kitzel" Auerbach, and burlesque compatriot Sid Fields - all of whom can be heard in this set. Whether the gag is about dancing lessons, movie parodies, odd jobs, or other nonsense - it's all confusion, all commotion, and all funny!

Includes their classic "Who's On First" routine, and a Program Guide by Derek Tague with photographs and background information about these great entertainers.

Episodes Include: It's Time to Smile: Six Lessons from Madame LaZonga 07-31-40; The Abbott & Costello Show: Investment Advice 10-05-44, Merchant Marines 01-25-45, Lou Discovers Uranium 03-07-46, Ha-LOU-cinating 10-10-46, Marriage Bureau 04-21-48, Sam Shovel: At the Races 02-17-49, Sam Shovel: 100 Steps to Take When You Come Face to Face With a Killer 02-24-49, Who's on First (Excerpt) 04-17-47; The Bill Stern Colgate Sports Newsreel: Guests: Abbott & Costello 01-04-46


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