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6 x 30 minute episodes
Each 30-minute episode of Morton & Hayes was presented in the style of a documentary, with host Rob Reiner introducing another long-lost comedy film short starring Chick Morton (Kevin Pollak) and Eddie Hayes (Bob Amaral).
The films on the show were supposed to have been produced by (fictional) producer Max King in the late 1930s and early 1940s.
The black-and-white Morton & Hayes shorts were authentically made the way they would have been at the time and the comedy was in the style of Abbott and Costello, with lean Morton in the Abbott role and plump Hayes as his Costello.
After each film, Reiner would discuss some of the “behind the scenes” stories about the making of the films, or the actors involved in them.
In the final two episodes, Reiner conducted an interview of the “now-elderly” Morton and Hayes, who were reunited on the show after years of estrangement.