Sitting PitySitting Pity (1967) - Abbott & Costello Cartoon Episode Guide by Dave Koch
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- Hanna-Barbera Productions, RKO General, Jomar Productions
- Animated Characters: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Giant, Giant Baby.
- First Aired in 1967.
- Running Time: 5 minutes.
- Season: 1
Cartoon Production Information:
The most remarkable feature of the series was the fact that Bud Abbott provided his own voice. At the time, Abbott was very ill and owed a pretty sum of money to the IRS, so the job was something of a godsend for him. Sadly, years of smoking and a 1964 stroke had ravaged Abbott's voice so badly that he retained little of his original slick, smooth-talking tone. Stan Irwin provided the voice of Lou Costello, the comedian having died of a heart attack in 1959.
Though the show has taken some flack from Abbott and Costello purists, the animated Abbott and Costello does hold the distinction of being one of the first cartoons based on real people, an honor shared with 1965's The New 3 Stooges and 1966's Laurel and Hardy.
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