Thursday, April 22, 2010


Bud Abbott Lou Costello

Here's something I just found out about... it's called Yoostar. It allows you to act out scenes with your favorite stars from your favorite films and post them on social networks like Facebook and MySpace.

This Wikipedia entry explains more, including all the technical details. You can also check out the official Yoostar site when you click here.

Not surprisingly, the service offers some Abbott & Costello clips that you can insert yourself inclucing scenes from two of their top horror-comedies, "Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein" and "Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy." Coming this summer: the obligatory "Who's on 1st" routine.

You can see a variety of clips of regular folks just like yourself sharing a scene with Bud or Lou by clicking here.

Here's a good example of a finished Yoostar clip (NOTE: this fellow is rather tall and doesn't fit in the frame, but most folks are in frame):

...and sometimes even celebrities give it a whirl. Here's Snoop Dogg essaying the role of McDougal:

So... think you have what it takes to play a scene with the #1 horror-comedy stars of all time? In the immortal words of Tom Atkins from "Night of the Creeps": THRILL ME! If you decide to do a Yoostar scene from "Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein" or "Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy," send me the embed code and I'll post it here at Scared Silly! Just send those codes to

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