Zombies on Broadway is an effective spoof of I Walked with a Zombie (with many of the same black cast members) featuring a wannabe Abbot and Costello duo traveling to the same fictitious Caribbean island St. Sebastian as IWWAZ (part Hispanic, part black, all evil) to bring back a zombie for a new zombie-themed night club. Apparently, zombies were the bees’ knees back in the ’40s.
There, they find Bela Lugosi as a mad scientist (Is there any other kind?) seeking to replicate the natives’ voodoo-enabled ability to make the dead walk. He has a bug-eyed “pet” black zombie (the towering, barrel-chested Darby Jones from IWWAZ), who ends up shaking Bela’s hand, thanking him for all the years of captivity, and giving him a little dap. Or maybe he kills him. I forget. Note: Nick Stewart has a small and fairly stereotypical — yet hilariously played — role as a spooked janitor in a museum.