Costello: The catchers name? Abbott: Who is on first! Abbott: & Costello Together: Third base! Während der 1930er begannen Abbott und Costello ihre Karriere in Burlesquen, Varietés, Musikshows und Filmtheatern. Costello: Now when he gets up, me being a good catcher, Im gonna throw the guy out at first base. comedy skit performed by Abbott & Costello, along with the script and positions for every player, including Who, What, I Don't Know and I Don't Give a Darn. So the guy bunts the ball. Abbott: Who. Dont dont change the players. Costello: To you. I want to know what's the guy's name in left field? Costello: The guy you give the money to. Abbott: Well Costello, I'm going to New York with you. Costello: You know the guys names? Abbott: Yes! Abbott: Who. Costello: Look, you got a first baseman? Abbott: Im telling you their names! So you'll have to tell Abbott: You throw the ball to Who. Costello: Then tell me the guys names. Costello: Who's playing first? Together: Third base! Costello: Yeah. Abbott: Im not asking you, Im telling you. Costello: When you pay off the first baseman every month, who gets the Abbott: Yes, now wait Abbott: How do you how do you like my lawn club for St. Lou? Costello: Thats how who signs it? Whos on first? Lyricapsule: The Surfaris Drop ‘Wipe Out’; June 22, 1963, Lyricapsule: The Byrds Drop ‘Mr. Costello: Is to throw the ball to first base. Costello: I throw the ball to Naturally. Costello: Well go ahead and tell me. Abbott: Why do you insist on putting Who on third base? I don't know! Abbott: Certainly. Costello: He gets the ball. Costello: The left fielders name? Costello: If I mentioned the third baseman's name, who did I say? So I pick up the ball and throw it to who? Costello: And you don't know the fellows' names? Auch Costello hatte in dieser Serie einen Auftritt ohne Abbott, drehte kurz vor seinem Tod außerdem die Komödie The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock ab, die erst postum veröffentlicht wurde. Costello: Who? "Yes." Abbott: Naturally. Abbott: Why. I asked you a simple question. Costello: Im not changin nobody! Costello: You dont want to tell me today? Costello: Look, when you pay off the first baseman every month, who do you pay the money to? Pause... Abbott: Told you all these players got Costello: Im not askin you whos on second. Costello: he puts his name on it. Sometimes his wife comes down and collects it. Abbott: I say Who's on first, What's on second, I Don't Know's on a long fly ball to Because. Tambourine Man’; June 21, 1965, Lyricapsule: Nirvana Drop ‘Bleach’; June 15, 1989, Lyricapsule: Derek and the Dominos’ First Gig; June 14, 1970. Costello: Naturally. Abbott: Naturally. Costello: Now who's got it? Abbott: Who. Costello: Thats what Im saying!? Costello: What am I putting on third. Abbott: Yes. Abbott: Whats the guys name on second base. Costello: You know I'm a catcher too. Costello: Today, and tomorrow's pitching. What signs his own receipt. The text of Abbott & Costello's classic routine. Costello: When you give the guy the money, doesnt he have to sign the receipt? He's on third and I don't give a darn! Costello: That's what I want to find out. Costello: So I pick up the ball and I throw it to Naturally. Costello: The guy on first. Im askin you, whos on first? Abbott: Take it easy, buddy. Abbott: Thats how he signs it. Costello: All I'm trying to find out is the fellow's name on first base. Costello: What are you askin me for? Costello: Look Abbott, if you're the coach, you must know all the players. Costello: I dont know. Abbott: Well, I just thought I'd tell ya. Abbott: Naturally. Costello: Naturally? Same as YOU! We provide real-world solutions for real-world challenges. Abbott: He's on third, we're not talking about him. Abbott: Yeah. Have a laugh and enjoy one of the funniest skits on mis-communication ever performed. Abbott: Who. Costello: Hey, Abbott Zusammenarbeit. Abbott: No. You know Bucky Harris, the Yankee's manager, gave me a job as coach for as long as you're on the team. Abbott: That's how he signs it. Costello: Look Abbott, if you're the coach, you must know all the players. Abbott: I certainly do. What is on second. Costello: Now Ive got it Costello: Ah, this is gonna be a whopper of a game! Abbott: Who is on first! Abbott: Who. Abbott: Today. Sometimes his wife comes down and collects it. Hes on third and I dont give a darn! Pause... Costello: Then who gets it? Abbott: Well Costello, I'm going to New York with you. (dt. I throw the ball to who. Costello: You don't want who on second? He's on third In the 1930 movie Cracked Nuts, comedians Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey examine a map of a mythical kingdom with dialogue like this: "What is next to Which." The Costello: I understand they made you the manager of this here whole great team. Abbott: Thats the mans name! You know now, Im a good catcher. Costello: The guy that gets... WHO'S ON FIRST? : Wer steht auf der ersten [Base]? So Abbott: Why!? An annotation cannot contain another annotation. Why? Costello: You the manager? Abbott: Hes on third base. The skit was originally done on the radio live (each & every time) until the legendary duo later included it on The Naughty Nineties compilation. Costello: The guy. 1940 drehten sie mit One Night in the Tropics ihren ersten Film. Groucho Marx bezeichnete Bud Abbott einmal als den besten Stichwortgeber, den es im Comedy-Fach je gegeben habe. You know Bookie Harris, the Yankee's manager, gave me a job as coach for as long as you're on the team. Costello: You don't want to tell me today? Abbott: Sure. Abbott: Yes. Abbott: Now listen. Abbott: So Who gets it. Abbott: I certainly do. Zu diesen gehören allerdings auch die beiden einzigen Abbott-und-Costello-Farbfilme Jack and the Beanstalk und Abbott & Costello Meet Captain Kidd. Abbott: Hey! Er war der Meinung: „Komiker gibt es wie Sand am Meer. Pause... Abbott: All right. Who's playing first. Abbott: What's on second. Costello: All I'm trying to find out is what's the guy's name on first base. Im askin you, whos on first? Abbott: Naturally.