Saturday, August 20, 2011


In Egypt, two pals who were chummy
did meet with a stale, ancient mummy
Exhumed from his tomb,
the ghoul spelled their doom--
but in hieroglyphs--mum's not a dummy


Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (Charles Lamont, 1955), airing tonight on Svengoolie on Me-TV. This was the 28th and final A&C film for Universal, and their routines were getting about as ancient as the pyramids. Title by Crypt-Keeper David Cairns.


D Cairns said...


He's wound in a long roll of gauze
To keep him all fresh, just because
On the Western Lands' bank
If you smell really rank
You won't get a round of applause.

surly hack said...


The mummy, in bandages wrapped
Finds mumbling curses quite apt
He cannot escape
his pants rolled like tape
So his underwear always gets crapped