Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Abbott Costello Show - 100th Anniversary Collection Season 2|
Actors: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Television
Is Who still on first if it's the second season? You'll find out with this rare and riotous collection honoring the 100th birthday of Lou Costello and featuring the landmark Abbott & Costello Show that Jerry Seinfeld calls... more »
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Another Bargain! Worth it for the Bonus Features Alone!
Steves | Southern California, USA | 10/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I know a lot of people prefer the episodes of Season One to those of Season Two and I think I miss some of the "stock company" that didn't return for Season Two, but there are still laughs to be had in Season Two and, of course, the rapport between Bud and Lou remains unshakable. Since the show only lasted two seasons, this completes the set. As with the Season One package, the generous Bonus Features are astonishing. The candid interviews with Chris and Paddy Costello cover a lot of subjects not contained in the Season One interviews, like goofing around on the Universal lot when they were kids, the Bud/Lou chemistry, their breakup, home life, etc. And, as before, amazing home movies - some sound, most color - from the '40s and '50s. Lou Costello's love for his family is palpable in the footage of his kids' birthday parties over the years. It's truly a rare glimpse into a legendary star's family life, away from the (studio) cameras."
As Much As I Hate To Say It....
Rude Boy 1979 | Today I'm in Ybor City | 12/13/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As much as I hate to say this, this is not A&C's best work. I grew up on the A&C TV show as well as their many movies on the weekends (along with The Bowery Boys, New York City 1970's television, remember that time?). I have watched a bunch of the season one set and loved it. Some of the skits are a little long but this is fast paced Abbott and Costello, and the supporting players are great escpecially Sidney Fields, Mike The Cop, and Stinky (Joe Besser). I've only watched a few of season two's episodes so far, and maybe its because I'm viewing these shows to many too fast, but season two has a much different feel than season one. The writing credits are also changed as Sidney Fields got all the credit in season one and season two he either shares or is not listed at all. Anyway, this is what I notice in season two, a heavy reliance on slapstick, not many jokes. The show, dare I say it, got lazy. Maybe they were shooting for a pre teen demographic and I think the 3 Stooges were having their resurgance, I don't know. I do know that season one is more like the radio show they did, a lot of good dialog, season two has yet to show me much. Get it for your collection, I'll always be a big A&C fan, when they were at their top they were the best. This set though rates a 3 of 5."
Classic Shows With Simple Plots: Great Entertainment For Mot
B | Northern New Jersey United States | 07/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a fan of Abbott and Costello for years. I haven't watched these classic televison shows in a long time. Now that I'm helping my wife care for her mother with Alzheimer's I need to have something we can watch together that isn't confusing for her (her short term memory is very bad). The moment I put on one of these DVDs it brings a big smile to her face and mine for the next 2+ hours. These shows almost always take away any bad mood she may have."
Harlem Champ | New york, NY | 01/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can remember growing up in New York City in the early seventies...
It was a different time then, no home video games, no cable, and rotary phones. My house had a black and white television that needed a pair of pliers to change the channel. But on that old black and white tv, every sunday, was abbott and costello, and it were those two characters that made me understand that laughter was a cure all for sadness and medicine for the soul.
Of course there movies were great! "Abbott and costello meets frankenstein", "Mexican hayride", "Buck Privates"...but The Abbott and Costello Show was something else. Mr Fields the landlord. Mike the cop, the italian guy..Mr. Bachagaloop!( if thats how you spell his name!!)..the characters were hilarious, the laughs on their tv show was non-stop..no i mean it! NON-STOP! No musical interludes like their movies, no plot build ups...just a snowball of craziness that kept rolling on.
So i recently stumbled upon amazon about a year ago....and there I discovered this treasure. You cant get a better deal with anything, i truly believe that, five dvds, and each dvd has about five half hour episodes without the commercials..so there is no time to catch your breath between laughs. The transfer is very very clear, with good sound even though once every long while the sound goes down a tiny bit. The extras are a heart felt touch with the home movies, and the interviews with Costello's daughters. Im gonna stop running my mouth now people. This box set had me hysterical, and once again I felt the medicinal effects of laughter healing me....I honestly wish that there was some way I could go back in time and thank the two comedians for helping me make it through those tough times...
Thank you Bud and Lou"