Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bud + Lou

It is probably gonna seem strange to some people, especially people my own age, maybe even older than me, and definitely younger friends, but my personal favorite comedians are not what you'd typically suspect. No, not Adam Sandler, not Denis Leary. No it is not Jim Carrey or Chris Rock. Not even Robin Williams or Bill Cosby, both of whom I adore, can take the title of Wendy's favorite funny men.

Any guessers? I will give you a minute....





Well you'd probably be quite off the mark. My guys aren't even alive anymore, sadly, not just to me, but sad for the world! My favorite comedians are Lou Abbott & Bud Costello!!
My parents really have affected the things I love. LOL! We have been watching Abbott & Costello movies and specials as long as I can remember! I have seen basically every movie they made together and many specials, which are SO hysterical! I want to own the dvd's for their variety shows, though I am bored to tears while other people are on. If Lou and Bud are WITH them, then it can be funny as it always is, but I am more interested in a skit with my MY "fat guy and skinny guy" than any other stars of that time period.

Have any of you ever seen "Hold That Ghost"? It is my most favorite Abbott & Costello movie! You HAVE to see it, own it, rent it!! The moose head is my favorite, it is so good! Lou Costello is my fave of the two, the chubby one. He is absolutely adorable and the funny half as Abbott is the straight man usually...if you don't know what I mean and think Bud and Lou are gay now...we have nothing to talk about, go, shoosh, leave this place, I say!! Anyway Lou is usually the one made a fool of but Bud has done it too, so I love them both, and one without the other is like cookies with NO MILK!! It is an abomination!!
But Lou is my lil crush!

There have been so many movies they starred in, from a variation on Jack and the Beanstalk to movies with them in the Navy, etc. But my most fave of them are the ones where they face off against scary movie guys. Frankenstein, The Mummy, Jekyll & Hyde, etc. With Hold That Ghost being at the top of that list.
These are THE best of the best, though there are at least a dozen more that I consider favorites, so I am telling you, you will laugh your full head off, go rent these, they ROCK!!!

10 meaningful meanderings:

Amander said...

I have to say that I have heard of Abbot and Costello before, but I really have no idea who they are!

Tori_z said...

Certain comedies I will watch and enjoy, but I can't say I enjoy one comedian more than another. Sometimes they make me laugh, sometimes they don't. But it's more the situation and/or joke that makes me laugh than the person involved. Most of them I wouldn't know by name, and the few I would know it's more of a, "wasn't he that funny guy in *insert name of movie or show here*?"

Sorry and all that. But, hey, to each their own. As long as you enjoy them that's all that matters. :)

LadyStyx said...

Yeah, many of the older comics were much better than a great deal of the ones around now.

Michelle said...

lol. That was a funny clip!

Sarah said...

I used to watch the TV show when I was little...but I don't know that I have seen any movies. My parents also influenced me with regards to the media. Dukes of Hazzard, Greatest American Hero, Three's Company (still my fav). Also with music, classic rock (The Who, Stones, Moody Blues, Jethro Tull) is probably my preferred choice to this day. Unfortunately my Dad has abandoned his love of classic rock for smooth jazz, which I hate :)

ramsam said...

I always loved them , too. I also enjoy the 3 Stooges and their silliness! Great shows!

in time out said...

So funny. I now will have to rent one, for smiles and laughs, THANKS!

How are you? I have been gone a bit. Missed you. Hope you are well. Thanks, Wendy, for being my really cool blogger friend. I so get you, and I think you get me....hugs. ♥

Yaya said...

I've never watched them! But I loved the 3 stooges growing up! My mom would take me to work and the tv would only get one channel with 3 stooges marathons!

Shauna said...

LOL :) Hope you are having a great weekend!

SO said...

I remember watching Bud and Abbot on Saturday afternoons. Loved them.

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