It is Spring Training time for Major League Baseball. Fifteen teams come to Arizona (the other 15 are in Florida) for the month of March. A lot of fans come to watch (1.9 million last year).
In honor of a new baseball season we just have to watch the classic “Who’s on First” by Abbot and Costello. When I was in high school I remember performing this with my Dad at a church get together held in our home. We laughed so hard we could barely finish.
Below that is another version of the classic you may enjoy.
Below is a parody of the above classic with Johnny Carson playing President Reagan and Fred Holliday playing Jim Baker, his chief of staff.
James Scott Bell
I did Who’s on First with a friend for my high school talent show. I can still do it. I’ll bet you can, too., Steve.
Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D
Thanks for showing the entire Abbott and Costello sketch- I had never seen it. Carson does a super Reagan!
Have a great weekend!
Kathy Sheldon Davis
I haven’t seen the Johnny Carson piece before. Hilarious! And my brain always gets tied in knots with Abbott and Costello’s interplay. We live in a confusing world.
Now where to put comic confusion in my story . . .
Two of my children also performed the ‘Who’s on First’ routine years ago when they were in school. It was hilarious and they tell me they still remember it.
The other one with Carson is also great. Thanks.
Here’s the Acme School Bell Comedy…. Joe Friday, and Johnny Carson, alliteration sketch..
I laughed till I had tears running.
I read this after seeing the not-so-great-but-still-interesting movie adaptation starring Guy Pearce. I liked the movie well-enough to want to seek out H.G. Wells” fiction, and all I remember I made it through The Time Machine okay (maybe because I saw the movie, which also took some liberties with the story), but got really stuck on War of the Worlds , which I totally thought would be my jam. One of the hardest things when reading classic, for me as a reader, is getting used to the writing style (and developing a taste for it or no). I usually bounce pretty hard off of classics, but that said, if you ever get around to reading Alfred Bester ( The Stars My Destination and The Demolished Man ), I”d love to hear your thoughts. I really, really enjoyed his work.