Abbott and Costello in the Horror Universe: THE COLGATE COMEDY HOUR

1 May

Robert E. Wronski, Jr.

Every Friday I will be posting here an excerpt from my book, the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia.  These excerpts will be entries from the book featuring some of my favorite series, often series you might not expect to find in a book about horror crossovers.  

THE COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (TELEVISION SERIES)

Release Date: September 10, 1950 – December 25, 1955 (See Notes)

Series: Colgate Comedy Hour

The Story: This is a variety series with different guest hosts for each show.

Notes: The series as a whole is not in the Horror Universe. Only the episode below is in.

SEASON 4 EPISODE 21

Release Date: February 21, 1954 (Contemporary Setting)

Horror Crosses: Invisible Man (Universal); Frankenstein (Universal); Creature from the Black Lagoon

Non-Horror Crosses: Abbott and Costello

The Story: There are various routines and sketches, but only one is relevant. Bud and Lou have been asked to guest host the…

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