Synopsis by Nathan Southern
The Abbott and Costello Show, a home release from GoodTimes Video, is actually a vintage episode of The Colgate Comedy Hour, an NBC variety series originally telecast between 1950 and 1955. Celebrated comedy team Bud Abbott and Lou Costello headline this 1954 episode, along with musical guests Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming, Beryl Davis and Connie Haines. In the central comedy sketch in this release, the duo lives in the apocryphal Central American country of Bolamania, where they land on a wild scheme to strike it rich (and pay their overdue rooming house bill) via Lou's impersonation of El Presidente. The episode also features a number of classic comedy routines reenacted by the same pair, and a medley of songs performed by the female guest stars. This release includes vintage commercials for Colgate Dental Cream, Palmolive Soap, Ajax Cleanser, and others, as originally broadcast by NBC. Supporting guest stars in the episode include Baby Mistin and Nestor Paiva.
comedian, duo, impersonation, magic, skits