There is nothing more entertaining as a great comedy team, no matter what the media. There are so many over the years that industry experts limited this deliberation to those teams together and performing before the 1980s.
According to the panel, the very best comedy teams before the 1980s were:
10. Frick and Frack
Starred together for 50 years.
9. Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll
Amos and Andy. Controversial then, and now.
8. Tim Conway and Harvey Korman
Carol Burnette’s sidekicks.
7. The Smothers Brother (Tommy and Dick)
Banned from television.
6. George Burns and Gracie Allen
Stage, film, and television.
5. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong (Cheech and Chong)
4. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
The suave and the zany.
3. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
A television and reality marriage, sometimes made in Heaven.
2. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
Most imitated of all time.
And, according to these experts, the best comedy team ever:
1. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
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