and Costello talk about Lou's new dog"
(From Abbott and Costello's radio show, December 30, 1943)
Lou Costello: Oh, Abbott, the worst
thing just happened to me!
Bud Abbott: No!
Lou Costello: Yeah, Mrs. Niles gave
me a dog for a Christmas present, and the dog just took a great
big bite out of me!
Bud Abbott: Where did he bite you?
Lou Costello: Well, if I'd have been
wearing a license plate, he'd have gotten the last three numbers.
Bud Abbott: Where did this happen?
Lou Costello: Well, let me see, where
did this happen -- in a crowded streetcar. It was the first time
I ever gave my seat to a dog.
Bud Abbott: Well, never mind that. What
kind of a dog did Mrs. Niles give you?
Lou Costello: Do you remember that famous
Bud Abbott: Yes, I remember Strongheart?
Lou Costello: Well, this is his brother
-- Weak Stomach.
Bud Abbott: Listen, I'm not talking
about that. What is the dog's breed?
Lou Costello: What does he breed? He
breeds through his nose, like you and me!
Bud Abbott: No, no, no, you dummy, what
kind of dog is he? Spitz?
Lou Costello: No, but he drools a little.
Bud Abbott: Look, there are different
types of dogs, such as Setters, and Pointers,
Lou Costello: That's it, Abbott! He's
Bud Abbott: A Setter-Pointer?
Lou Costello: Yeah, he sets all day
and points at the icebox! (Editor's note: we now call an 'icebox'