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Beloved movie and television stars Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their name on the radio, and the resulting long-running radio show preserved a rich vaudeville tradition and sensational comedy sketches. The sarcasm of Abbott's stern straight man is the perfect comedic compliment to the muffled screams of Costello's blustery "baaaad boy."

This collection presents the flat-out funny misunderstandings and wacky word play you expect from Bud and Lou, and is a tribute to the legendary timing and chemistry that elevated one good natured goof and his patient pal to enduring symbols of silliness. These 17 digitally restored and remastered radio episodes from the 1940s include rare never-before-released selections.

(P)2009 TCA Television Corp., Diana Abbott-Colton, and Hi Neighbor

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  • Frederick
  • 14-12-11

Great retakes on entertaining the troops!

Where does Abbott & Costello rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Around the top 2 that I listened to.

What other book might you compare Abbott & Costello to and why?

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth. This was funny but not in the way Abbott and Costello delivers the lines and actions.

What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

The voice and emphasis on the commercial part, especially the Camel cigarette ads.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

Too long in between episodes. Singing in variety shows is good, the idea of the comedy is just to keep people laughing.

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  • Mark
  • 26-02-16

I have always liked abbot and Costello.

I have always liked abbot and Costello. one of my favorite old movies is abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein. to hear these great old radio programs was very interesting. to hear what it was like back then.

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  • Shawn4jc1
  • 05-03-16

Abbott and Costello are fantastic

the programs have a good bit of dead air that should be cut out. there is also a lot of great bit by Abbott and Costello that isn't included in this but I do like it and I do recommend it.