Abbott and Costello were WAY before my generation. But I thought I would watch season one just to learn about them.
I think the shows were fun! Each episode was very different. The jokes were predictable campy fun. I wish they would do a sort of remake of this show. So much of TV is the same today. This was different to me.
I can see Justin Timberlake doing the straight man roll of Abott... don't know who would do Costello though...
If to keep to the body type of a short, rolly polly man - that might be hard to find in Hollywood. Everyone thinks they have to be so skinny and buff. But just for the talent of Costello's facial expressions and sweet innocence... not sure who could match that.