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Posted by on Apr 11, 2009 in Arts & Entertainment | 0 comments

The Great Performers: Abbott and Costello And The Susquehanna Hat Company

Comedy fans and aspiring comedians take note. Here is a fest: the great comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello performing their famous, hilarious burlesque-derived Susquehanna Hat Company skit. In two versions — each with its own character and comedy flow.

First: a version from one of their early movies from the 40s:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WIQ67vRg6c&feature=PlayList&p=2AC5D99EA4C3965D&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=4

Second: a version done more than 10 years after the one above for their still-fresh-as-new TV comedy show. I like this one better. The timing of Costello (who would die in 1959 at age 52 of heart disease) was impeccable — and it has a classic ad-libbed appearance at the end by Joe Besser, one of the least loved Curley replacement Three Stooges, as the little kid brat Stinky.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ7czHix9zU&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2Fvideosearch%3Fhl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26channel%3Ds%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial%26hsiurl%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fi1.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FtQ7czHix9zU%2Fhqdefault.jpg&feature=player_embedded

If you want to watch more of Abbott and Costello’s great work you can buy it HERE.

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