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The Abbott and Costello Show(TV show/series, 1952-1954)

30min per episode | Genre: Comedy

Scripted Reality in 2 seasons with 52 episodes

The Abbott and Costello ShowRating: 3.7/5 (with 3 votes)
The Abbott and Costello Show is an American television sitcom starring the popular comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. The program premiered in syndication in the fall of 1952 and ran two seasons, to the spring of 1954. Each season ran 26 episodes. The series is considered to be among the most influential comedy programs in history. In 1998 Entertainment Weekly praised the series as one of the "100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time". In 2007, Time magazine selected it for its "The 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME." Jerry Seinfeld has declared that The Abbott and Costello Show, with its overriding emphasis upon funny situations rather than life lessons, was the inspiration for his own long-running sitcom, Seinfeld. ()
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About The Abbott and Costello Show

Bud and Lou are unemployed actors living in Mr. Fields’ boarding house. Lou’s girlfriend Hillary lives across the hall. Many situations arise leading to slapstick and puns.


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The Abbott and Costello Show Seasons and Episodes

11/07/1953Season 2 - 26 episodes
#1 | 11/07/1953The Paper Hangers
To pay back rent, Bud and Lou wallpaper an apartment. Later as waiters in a restaurant, they brawl with hoodlums.
#2 | 11/14/1953Uncle Bozzo's Visit
Lou's eccentric opera singing uncle comes to stay with the boys for a couple of months.
#3 | 11/21/1953In Society
A wealthy society matron pays Bud to attend a formal reception and impersonate the Duke of Gluten. Lou comes along pretending to be his cousin, the Earl of Waldo.
#4 | 11/28/1953Life Insurance
Mr Fields takes out an insurance policy on Lou. Later, when Bud takes Lou on a hunting trip so he can get some rest, he suspects Bud and Mr. Fields want to kill him for the insurance money.
#5 | 12/05/1953Pest Exterminators
Bud and Lou are pest exterminators who are mistaken for psychiatrists when they attend to Mrs. Featherton's ""aunts"".
#6 | 12/12/1953Killer's Wife
A heavyweight prize fighter named Killer thinks that Lou is having an affair with his wife. Bud attempts to get Lou trained and fit in a gym.
#7 | 12/19/1953Cheap Skates
Bud and Lou accidentally buy a crate of roller-skates , not knowing that they have stolen diamonds hidden inside.
#8 | 12/26/1953South of Dixie
Lou accidentally lands himself and Bud roles in a civil war melodrama.
#9 | 01/02/1954From Bed to Worse
Bud and Lu attempt to plant a backyard garden so they can win a cash prize offered by a civic group.
#10 | 01/09/1954$1,000 TV Prize
Lou wins a 1000 dollar prize pretending to be Mr. Fields, then has to get Mr. Fields out of the way so he can collect it.
#11 | 01/16/1954Amnesia
Lou is in love with a girl he has only corresponded with. As a gag , Bud and his friends convince him that he has already married the girl. The woman who poses as his wife then makes his existence miserable.
#12 | 01/23/1954Efficiency Experts
Bud and Lou are hired to restrain their clients' daughter from spending money. The girls then turn the tables on Bud and Lou.
#13 | 01/30/1954Car Trouble
Lou wins a car but Bud sells it to buy a cheaper one. Using the profits Bud tries to go on a holiday in Flint, Michigan
#14 | 02/06/1954Wife Wanted
Lou will inherit ten thousand dollars if he is married. Lou wants to marry a former girlfriend -who is dating named Bonebender Brodsky.
#15 | 02/13/1954Uncle from New Jersey
Mr. Fields is about to evict the boys. Bud convinces Mr. Fields that Lou's Uncle Ruppert is a millionaire and Lou is the sole heir. Mike the Cop begins to believe that the visiting uncle (impersonated by Lou) has been murdered.
#16 | 02/20/1954Private Eye
Lou receives his diploma from the Watchdog Correspondence School and helps a friend locate some valuable bonds in a haunted house.
#17 | 02/27/1954The Tax Return
Lou receives a tax refund check for one million dollars. He takes the check to a bank and demands cash. He is subsequently followed by home by crooks.
#18 | 03/06/1954Public Enemies
Lou is mistaken for a crook named Dapper Dan and is forced to take part in a robbery.
#19 | 03/13/1954Bank Holdup
Bud and Lou take jobs as armed bodyguards for a couple of hoodlums and assist in a bank robbery. They use their share of money to pay their rent ,then later try to get it back from Mr.Field's safe.
#20 | 03/20/1954Well Oiled
Bud and Lou help Mr. Fields , who is being threatened by a lawsuit. Lou poses as a Texas millionaire to help discredit the woman.
#21 | 03/27/1954The Pigeon
Bud and Lou's beautiful next door neighbour uses Lou as a decoy to help break up with her mobster boyfriend.
#22 | 04/03/1954Honeymoon House
Bud and Mr. Fields help Lou put together a prefab house in order to impress his fiancé and her parents. A jealous former boyfriend sabotages their work.
#23 | 04/10/1954Fencing Master
Bud involves Lou in an experiment of a mad scientist who convinces Lou that he is indestructible.
#24 | 04/17/1954Beauty Contest Story
Bud and Lou judge a beauty contest and pressure is applied to sway their votes.
#25 | 04/24/1954Fall Guy
Bud and Lou want to take two sisters on a date but thier father convinces the boys to put an antenna on his roof.
#26 | 05/01/1954Barber Lou
Lou trys to give Bud a rubdown following instructions from a radio show, but he's tuned into a program explainig how to paint a car at home.
12/05/1952Season 1 - 26 episodes
?Specials - 17 episodes

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 2 languages: English (EN), Spanish (ES)
Status: Ended
First episode released on: 12/05/1952
Last episode released on: 05/01/1954
Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sidney Fields, Gordon Jones, Joe Besser, Hillary Brooke, Joe Kirk
Director: Jean Yarbrough
Composer: Raoul Kraushaar

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