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Niagara Falls, Mustard, The Lemon Bit… all their classic routines are here – digitally restored and re-mastered – in this special collector's edition of The Abbott and Costello Show. This is the riotous TV comedy that Time Magazine calls one of the "100 best shows of all-time" and Jerry Seinfeld cited as the inspiration for his own hit series.
The Three Stooges were a comedy act who made numerous short films, specializing in slapstick, which were perfect for reruns on television. They also appeared in feature films for a total of well over 200 films in all! Their act began in vaudeville and then they began making films in the early 1930s! These films were the perfect length for a new medium that was begging for something to air ... television. In 1959, Columbia Pictures offered the entire Three Stooges film library to the networks through its subsidary, "Screen Gems" and suddenly, the Three Stooges were a hit with a whole new generation!
The Amos 'N Andy Show achieved notoriety in the 1950's as a hilarious comedy. While stylized, as comedy often is, it was this very style along with superb acting characterized each episode. As we watch the timeless antics of the Kingfish. Andy, Sapphire, Momma, Amos, Algonquin J Calhoun, and Lightning, we see a full measure of ourselves and laugh heartily. You are cordially invited to enter this very special world of comedy and message as only this cast could create it.
The legendary queen of television comedy, LUCILLE BALL, is joined by her real-life children in her third long-running sitcom success. Ball plays Lucille Carter, widowed mother of teenagers Kim and Craig, portrayed by Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr. Lucy works for her brother-in-law who owns Carter‘s Unique Employment Agency, leading Lucy into endless predicaments and hilarious hijinks.