Other performers, noting how well the boys meshed, encouraged them to team up.
Abbott suffered from and turned to alcohol for seizure management.
So I pick up the ball and throw it to who? The routine was not well established at that time, so no one acknowledged the coincidence.
However, he did get one last major gig near the end of his life performing the voice of himself in The Abbott and Costello Cartoon Show by with Stan Irwin voicing Costello.
The Costello: Well go ahead and tell me.
In 1956 they made one independent film, , and Costello was the subject of the television program , then formally dissolved their partnership in 1957.