History Creator / AbbottAndCostello

10th Nov '16 12:58:05 PM HawkbitAlpha
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'''Bud Abbott''' (18971974) and '''Lou Costello''' (19061959) were an American ComedyDuo who worked together from 1935 to 1957, starting out in {{burlesque}} theatre and expanding into radio, television and films. They're best known for their signature routine, [[WhosOnFirst in which Abbott attempts to tell Costello about a baseball team whose players have confusing nicknames like "Who" and "What"]]. ("[[TropeNamers Who's on first?]]" "Yes.")

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'''Bud Abbott''' (18971974) and '''Lou Costello''' (19061959) were an American ComedyDuo who worked together from 1935 to 1957, starting out in {{burlesque}} theatre and expanding into radio, television and films. They're best known for their signature routine, [[WhosOnFirst in which Abbott attempts to tell Costello about a baseball team whose players have confusing nicknames like "Who" and "What"]]. ("[[TropeNamers Who's on first?]]" "Yes.")
"[[MathematiciansAnswer Yes.]]")
30th Oct '16 3:45:37 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' episode, "Monster Child In A Promised Land," Iolaus mentions a comedy team known as Abbotus and Costellocles.

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* In the ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' episode, "Monster Child In A Promised Land," Iolaus mentions a comedy team known as Abbotus and Costellocles.
30th Sep '16 5:12:43 PM DustSnitch
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* Slapstick: A staple of their routines.

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* Slapstick: {{Slapstick}}: A staple of their routines.
19th Sep '16 6:25:47 AM CWC
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[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused]] with Tony Abbott and Peter Costello, a pair of [[UsefulNotes/AustralianPolitics Australian politicians]] who served as ministers under Prime Minister John Howard at the same time. Of course, Abbott was the Prime Minister of Australia.

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[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused]] with Tony Abbott and Peter Costello, a pair of [[UsefulNotes/AustralianPolitics Australian politicians]] who served together as ministers under Prime Minister John Howard at the same time. Of course, Howard. Abbott was later the Prime Minister of Australia.
4th Aug '16 11:17:42 PM PaulA
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* The ''Literature/KhaavrenRomances'' novel ''Five Hundred Years After'' has a passing mention of a famous farce, ''Who Dropped Her First?'', set in a bedchamber laid out (reading between the lines) like a baseball diamond.

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* The ''Literature/KhaavrenRomances'' novel ''Five Hundred Years After'' ''Literature/FiveHundredYearsAfter'' has a passing mention of a famous farce, ''Who Dropped Her First?'', set in a bedchamber laid out (reading between the lines) like a baseball diamond.
6th Jun '16 8:06:45 AM Doug86
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* DirtyCoward: Costello was often this in films, especially when dealing with the [[UniversalHorror Universal monsters]]. Abbott usually upbraided him for this, telling him to [[TemptingFate "Be brave like me!"]]. Of course moments later the monster would return and Abbott would practically trample Costello on his way out the door.

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* DirtyCoward: Costello was often this in films, especially when dealing with the [[UniversalHorror [[Franchise/UniversalHorror Universal monsters]]. Abbott usually upbraided him for this, telling him to [[TemptingFate "Be brave like me!"]]. Of course moments later the monster would return and Abbott would practically trample Costello on his way out the door.
22nd Apr '16 7:20:01 PM Taskmaster123
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* StraightMan: Abbott. He was so important to the team, that Costello originally insisted he get 60% of their pay

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* StraightMan: Abbott. Generally regarded as one of the greatest, if not ''the'' greatest, straight men in the history of show business. He was so important to the team, that Costello originally insisted he get 60% of their paypay.
18th Mar '16 9:44:53 AM ErikS
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* In one ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' comic, Black Cat burgles a place guarded by two inept guards named "Bud" and "Lou".
17th Mar '16 1:38:58 PM HighCrate
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* TheExitIsThatWay

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* TheGayNineties: ''The Naughty Nineties''

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Happens quite a bit within their films.
** [[Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein Frankenstein's Monster]] plays [[JerkAss "Devil Dan" Winfield]] in "Comin' Round The Mountain".
* HeterosexualLifePartners

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Happens quite a bit within their films.
** [[Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein Frankenstein's Monster]] plays [[JerkAss "Devil Dan" Winfield]] in "Comin' Round The Mountain".
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20th Feb '16 2:53:41 AM Doug86
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* The ''GummiBears'' episode "Friar Tum" features a character named Abbot Costello.

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* The ''GummiBears'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' episode "Friar Tum" features a character named Abbot Costello.
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