--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Richard Moore" <moorich@...> wrote:
> This reminds me of the old vaudeville bit that Abbott & Costello had a
> go at several times in both movies and television.
Apropos, considering the great routines that Westlake gave Dortmunder,
Andy Kelp, Tiny Bulcher, Murch's Mom and the rest, I would bet money
he was pretty fond of old vaudeville. In Westlake's case, the routines
are delivered by characters who have no sense of humor themselves, a
great touch. I remember a couple of sensational routines in Drowned
Hopes, one of my favorite capers.
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