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October 29, 2005

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein - 5

I grew up on Abbott and Costello (famous for their "Who's on First" routine), my dad loved them and the local library had them for checking out. They really are a great comedy team, with both good physical comedy, and witty banter and groaning puns (that's why my dad loves them, I heard you learn that in seminary). This is one of their later films and not their best work. This one gets caught up in the stories of the Wolfman, Frankenstein, and Dracula, and Abbott and Costello take a back seat from being the main attraction. That is not to say that this film is not entertaining and funny, it is a great film to just sit back and laugh. It fits into that category where thinking to hard makes it worse. Also, it was made in the 40's so it is in a true sense friendly to most everyone.

1 comment:

Nathan R. said...

Likewise, I also have good memories of watching Abbott and Costello. Working in Los Angeles last February I had the pleasure of meeting Lou Costello's daughter, Chris. She also has a book she published in 1981 called "Lou's on First". I recommend it.

Nathan, Hamilton, ON