Tuesday, January 06, 2009

ABBOTT & COSTELLO: My Bonnie, 1945

From the film The Naughty Nineties.

One of the great things about growing up watching New York television stations before Reagan's deregulation was the access a kid had to Abbott & Costello, The Three Stooges, The Honeymooners, Laurel & Hardy, The Little Rascals, The Bowery Boys, Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, Woody Woodpecker and Terrytoons.

When it changed, it changed almost overnight and the after school, late night and weekend classic comedy which had been a staple of WPIX and WNEW lineups since the 50s were replaced by toy-related cartoons or hour long infomercials.

No comments: