I represent the first generation who, when we were born, the television was now a permanent fixture in our homes. When I was born people had breakfast with Barbara Walters, dinner with Walter Cronkite, and slept with Johnny Carson.
Read the full "Pre-ramble"
that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.
December 5, 1952
The Abbott and Costello Show debuts. They made only 52 episodes, but the show appeared in
reruns for decades.
Abbott and Lou Costello teamed up in the early 1930s to form a vaudeville
comedy act. The team soon became one of vaudeville's biggest successes. In
1940, they launched their own radio program, which ran until 1949.
made their first film in 1940, One Night in the Tropics, followed by the
hit Buck Privates (1941). The pair made more than 30 films together,
including a series of horror-movie spoofs, including Abbott and Costello
Meet Frankenstein,Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
(1953), and Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955).