Sunday, February 19, 2012
Immortal; Abbott and Costello's "Niagara Falls" Makes Lazy Sunday Even Better
An immortal piece of comedy from the immortal team. The "Bum" is the same actor who plays "Mr. Fields" the landlord in the television series and his lawyer in this clip.
I first saw "slowly I crept" as a child on our 10 inch Dumont black and white television-found a photo (below) of the Dumont in the family album-state of the art back then, and was hooked forever. It is good to know that some childhood impressions last, validly, forever (now where can I find a Kukla, Fran and Ollie clip?)
For younger folk who can't believe such technology existed, in due course the next generation will think the same about the I-pad etc. For me, at the time, as can be seen, the b&w was pure magic!