One of the funniest things I’ve ever heard starts when a short, somewhat dumpy man asks his buddy, “I hear you got a job coaching a baseball team.” He then tells his friend that he thinks he could play, too, but would like to know the names of his fellow players. What ensues is sheer mayhem!
Abbott: Strange as it may seem, they give ball players nowadays very peculiar names.
Costello: Funny names?
Abbott: Nicknames, nicknames. Now, on the St. Louis team we have Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know is on third–
Costello: That’s what I want to find out. I want you to tell me the names of the fellows on the St. Louis team.
Abbott: I’m telling you. Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know is on third–