Comic Joe Besser's character "Stinky" from The Abbott and Costello Show first evolved in a sketch on The Alan Young Show in May 1950. Joe and Young were both dressed up as little kids, Joe in a Buster Brown outfit. Joe's best friend, Lou Costello, saw the show and called him about adding Joe to the cast of The Abbott and Costello Show which was about to be produced. "Stinky," the malevolent brat, who was to harass Lou Costello, was born.

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