abbott & costello’s “who’s on first?”
Clubs of America | Mar 25, 2017
Remember this exchange between Bud Abbott and Lou Costello from 78 years ago? Here’s our brief first baseman’s version:
A: Nowadays some ball players have peculiar nick-names. Like, on the St. Louis team, we have Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know is on third.
C: I want you to tell me the names of the fellows on the St. Louis team.
A: I just did: Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know is on third.
C: Do you know their names?
C: Well, then, who’s playing first?
C: I mean the guy’s name on first base.
C: The fellow playing first base.
C: The guy on first base.
A: Who is on first.
C: Well, what are you askin’ me for?
A: I’m not asking you — I’m telling you. Who’s on first.
C: I’m asking you — who’s on first?
A: That’s the man’s name.
C: That’s who’s name?
C: When you pay the first baseman every month, who gets the money?
A: Every dollar of it. He’s entitled to it!
C: Who is?
C: So who gets it?
A: Why shouldn’t he? Sometimes his wife comes down and collects it.
C: Who’s wife?
A: Sure, the man earns it.
C: Who does?
C: Well all I’m trying to find out is what’s the guy’s name on first base.
A: Oh, no, no. What’s on second base.
C: I’m not asking who’s on second.
A: Who’s on first!!
Costello never did grasp Who was the first baseman’s name, and it didn’t go any better with What and I Don’t Know! (Can’t recall the rest? For a giggle, Google it!)
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