and Costello talk about big noses"
(From Abbott and Costello's radio show, April 28, 1948)
Lou Costello: Why don't you get your
cousin Norman a job at a filling station?
Bud Abbott: What could Norman do at
a filling station?
Lou Costello: With that big nose of
his, he could replace a filling pump.
Bud Abbott: Now wait a minute. He has
a very sensitive nose. He can stand three feet from a table and
Lou Costello: With that nose, he could
stand three feet away and cut it.
Bud Abbott: Costello, Norman comes from
my wife's branch of the family. You know, my wife and Norman both
have the same nose, and they're very proud of that nose.
Lou Costello: Well, there's enough there
for both of them to be proud of, believe me.
Mrs. Abbott (entering): Why, you high-hipped
hippopotamus! I heard what you said about me!
Bud Abbott: Costello! Apologize to my
Lou Costello: I'm sorry I said anything
about your nose, Mrs. Abbott. After all, lots of families have big
Mrs. Abbott: Oh, that's all right, Costello.
Do big noses run in your family?
Lou Costello: Only in the winter time.