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The Actors' Home 

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Thinking it's a counterfeit, bud tears up a $500 bill. When it turns out to be real, he goes nuts and is put in the old actors' home. This episode includes the "Who's On First" Routine.

Director:

Jean Yarbrough

Writer:

Sid Fields (story) (as Sidney Fields)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Bud Abbott ... Bud Abbott
Lou Costello ... Lou Costello
Sid Fields ... Sid Fields (as Sidney Fields)
Gordon Jones ... Mike Kelly (credit only)
Joe Kirk Joe Kirk ... Mr. Bacciagalupe
Thurston Hall ... J. Peter Stuyvesant - Philanthropist
Allen Jenkins ... Retired Actors Home Man on Street
Lucien Littlefield ... Retired Actors Home Man
Ray Walker ... Retired Actors Home Man on Street
Joan Shawlee ... Receptionist
Jarma Lewis ... Ice Cream Customer
Jo-Carroll Dennison ... Ice Cream Customer (as Jo. Carroll Dennison)
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Thinking it's a counterfeit, bud tears up a $500 bill. When it turns out to be real, he goes nuts and is put in the old actors' home. This episode includes the "Who's On First" Routine.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1953 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Abbott and Costello do their "Who's On First?" routine. See more »

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Featured in Elementary: A Controlled Descent (2015) See more »

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"Who's On First?"
12 July 2019 | by JordanThomasHallSee all my reviews

Lou owes Stinky's bruiser brother $5, and he looks to come up with the money. Hungry, Mr. Bacciagalupe offers to pay Lou 50 cents to watch his ice cream stand while he goes to lunch. When Lou refuses to give Stinky free ice cream, Stinky sabotages his stand by secretly replacing the ice cream with limburger cheese. Lou's next job is selling newspapers on a street corner. J. Peter Stuyvesant (Thurston Hall), a leading philanthropist, gives Lou two $500 bills after he makes up a story of selling papers to put his mother through college. Soon two men come up to the man and haul him back to the retired actor's home, explaining that the retired eccentric actor played millionaire parts for so long he began to hand out phony money. Bud tears the money up. One of the men (Allen Jenkins) returns to clarify that the man was legitimate and only bore a resemblance to the one they were talking about. Bud loses his mind and the men haul him off to the retired actors home. He sends Lou a note to come to the home and help put on a show for the retired actors. Bud and Lou perform their legendary "Who's On First?" routine.

This is the classic "Who's On First?" routine, also seen in their film "The Naughty Nineties". The hilarious, iconic bit is the obvious highlight of the episode, constructed to set up the ending sketch.


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