A compilation of clips from 19 Abbott & Costello features: The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap, In the Navy, Hit the Ice, Who Done It?, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Mexican Hayride, ... See full summary »
Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.
Bud and Lou enlist in the army in order to escape being hauled off to jail, and soon find themselves in basic training. To their dismay, the company's drill instructor is none other than ... See full summary »
Jim "Lucky" Moore (Allan Jones), an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend, Steve (Robert Cummings): a 'love insurance policy', that will pay out $1-million if ... See full summary »
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld hosts this retrospective look at the life and careers of Bud Abbott & Lou Costello, charting their early days as vaudeville comics who hit the big time when they teamed up, and only four years later were a national sensation who were frequently mobbed by fans, and enlisted by the U.S. government to help sell war bonds during WWII, then looking at their 15 years worth of films, mainly for Universal studios.
Surprisingly good special with Jerry making a most sincere host, which is appreciated because he doesn't turn the spotlight on himself, but the team, and his admiration for them is obvious. Also provides home movies and outtakes from them as well, some of which have never been seen, as well as interesting information and trivia. This was how to do a special right! On the DVD collection with their Universal films.
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