This post has nothing to do with art or design…. this was just a great way for me to start a Saturday.
To cut a longer story short…. this morning my 12yo daughter mis-heard something I was saying to my 9yo daughter and said “who?”. Without missing a beat I answered “he’s on first base”. She looked at me with an extremely puzzled look on her face (and maybe slightly amused), and said “what?”, so I answered, “no, he’s on second”.
Now, to the young folk out there (like my kids), who have no idea of who Abbott and Costello are, they are 2 guys who were extremely funny, and successful in their day. Whether it was on stage, TV or in one of their many, many movies, these guys new how to be funny without having to resort to being controversial, or even swearing.
Bud & Lou made 36 films together between 1940 and 1956. Abbott and Costello were among the most popular and highest-paid entertainers in the world during World War II.
I watched this video with my girls twice, and laughed till I cried, both times. The girls smiled through the screening, and appreciated the cleverness of the wordplay, but I don’t think they truly appreciated the genius that was playing out before their very eyes.
Now to get the girls to sit through one of their movies…… but which one?