Wednesday, September 14, 2016

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON - "The Colgate Comedy Hour" Season 04, Episode 21 (1954)

What I have for you tonight is an amazing little piece of history! The"Colgate (toothpaste) Comedy Hour" was on TV for 6 seasons from 1950 to 1955! Many of the episodes featured Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.....

.......and quite a few episodes also featured Lou Abbott and Bud Costello!

A lot of it was totally gonzo, free-form "live" TV,  and as much as people try, the feel is impossibly difficult to duplicate!

If you don't know it, then go back and ask your history teacher why, but Abbott and Costello, had an ongoing series of movies featuring all the best of the Universal monsters, like Frankenstein, The Mummy, and The Invisible Man!

If I did my research correctly, this episode introduced "The Creature From The Black Lagoon" a month before the movie was actually released. Too bad "Abbott And Costello Meet The Creature From The Black Lagoon" was a movie that never happened, cause I'm sure it would have been a good one!!

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