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Time-out Sandy Springs: 60th Anniversary of 'Who's on First'

For a time out from TSPLOST, healthcare and the Presidential race, our new Time-out Sandy Springs series takes a look at the classic bit through the eyes of Bob Costas and Jerry Seinfeld.

 

Sandy Springs is moving as fast as the rest of the world. There’s international business, economic development; and just Monday, Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin stopped by our town.

Last weekend, on the MLB network, Bob Costas and Jerry Seinfeld reminded folks who were listening that, in an age of social networking, 24-hour news cycles and hip hop; fast-paced wit is timeless. Costas and Seinfeld looked back at Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First." It's the 60th anniversary of the famous bit.

Seinfeld said it must’ve have taken the comedic duo hundreds of tries to perfect the classic routine. It’s not something that could have been rehearsed for a weekly sitcom, he said. Seinfeld added that his show and the George Costanza character on the famed 1990s series, was inspired by Lou Costello.

"A great routine has progression," Seinfeld told Costas. "Each time you think they must be out, they get another level out of it."

In case you don't recall or never knew, there's Who - on first base, What on second, and I Don't Know is on third base.

For a time out from TSPLOST, healthcare and the Presidential race, Take a look at video snippet of 'Who's on First.'

Joan Pressman July 19, 2012 at 10:48 AM
Can’t get the video. Who’s on first. this definitely is a classic. No matter my mood, when this goes on I can do nothing but laugh. How can I download it. It’s not letting me,

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