Abbott & Costello

The Dogcast: “Abbott & Costello Bring Dracula Along For The Ride!”

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with another couple of old time radio programs for your listening pleasure. As a fan of all sorts of entertainment, I have a special place in my heart for the “theater of the mind.” I know it’s hard to believe, but there was a time when television didn’t exist and radio was the entertainment medium of the masses. My grandfather grew up listening the the classic broadcasts and passed that love on to me. When I was about eleven years old he gave me a tape of the “Who’s On First” program from Abbott & Costello and I was absolutely hooked! This wasn’t just the classic routine but the entire program featuring three segments, two musical numbers, and ads from their sponsor Camel Cigarettes. Jack Benny has since supplanted the comic duo as my favorite radio comedian, but Abbott & Costello will always be my first, primarily because those two were able to strengthen the already wonderful bond I had with my grandfather. I’m also throwing in a classic Abbott & Costello program featuring a very funny performance from Dracula himself, Bela Legosi. The three legends are clearly having a ball here as Legosi successfully lampoons his greatest creation. Enjoy the programs and feel free to comment below or at my Facebook page! So Sayeth The Kendog!

Abbott & Costello – “Who’s On First”
Abbott & Costello – Guest Bela Legosi

The Kenblog: “A Little Old Radio In Honor Of National Radio Day!”

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a little something I hope will become a regular thing at Dog’s Movie House. Ironically enough this little treat has nothing to do with the movies, but it does deal with one of my great loves: old radio.

When I was a young boy my grandfather gifted me a tape of the radio program “Who’s On First” featuring Abbott & Costello. I was hooked and the rest is history. I’ve accumulated quite the collection over the years and have decided to share these episodes with you on a (hopefully) regular basis. I think we’ll go with a couple of classics, including the aforementioned “Who’s On First.” The other is Orson Wells’ Mercury Theater On The Air adaptation of “War Of The Worlds.” While radio is still prevalent and popular today there was a time when radio was the primary form of entertainment in America. It was a form of entertainment that reflected a simpler time when the talented folks responsible for these broadcasts had to get creative. I think by these two shows you’ll see prime examples of that creativity in action. Enjoy! So Sayeth The Kendog!

The War Of The Worlds