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1. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #4.25 (1954)

Comedy, Romance

9.4
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Director: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Dean Martin, Lou Costello, Norman Abbott

Votes: 14

2. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Tobias Jones Story (1958)

60 min | Western

9.3
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Major Adams allows two stowaways, Tobias Jones and his young friend Midge, to stay with the train. But Tobias is in trouble due to his drinking, and things get worse when he's accused of murder.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Lou Costello, Harry von Zell

Votes: 49

3. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #3.17 (1953)

Comedy, Romance

9.1
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Abbott & Costello host a mock Inaugural Ball for new President Eisenhower. Includes a hilarious recital by Victor Borge sending up outgoing President Truman and his piano-playing daughter ... See full summary »

Directors: Fred Hamilton, Ed Sobol | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Bobby Barber, Victor Borge

Votes: 13

4. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #3.32 (1953)

Comedy, Romance

9.1
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Abbott and Costello were hosts. The Amin Brothers did acrobatics. Teresa Brewer sang a medley of ballads at front stage, then did a song and dance with the June Taylor dancers to Roll Them ... See full summary »

Directors: Fred Hamilton, Ed Sobol | Stars: Bud Abbott, Dean Martin, Lou Costello, The Amin Brothers

Votes: 14

5. The Lux Show (1957–1958)

Music

9.0
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Rosemary Clooney was the hostess of this variety series that also featured the Hi-Los, and Nelson Riddle and his orchestra.

Stars: Rosemary Clooney, Paula Kelly, The Modernaires, Wally Cox

Votes: 6

6. Screen Snapshots Series 21, No. 6 (1942)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

8.9
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Alan Mowbray, then starring in a series of comedy shorts for Columbia, acts as Master of Ceremonies and tour guide on a trip to stores, shops and sports events in Hollywood. The first stop ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Ralph Staub, Alan Mowbray, Maxie Rosenbloom, Jack Holt

Votes: 43

7. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #4.33 (1954)

Comedy, Romance

8.9
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Director: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Dean Martin, Lou Costello, Hoagy Carmichael

Votes: 18

8. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Private Eye (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.9
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Lou takes a correspondence course to become a detective, and then tries to help a girl recover some old bonds.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Keith Richards

Votes: 16

9. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: The Music Lover (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Hillary's Dad will only allow her to marry a man with musical talent, so Lou goes to a singing teacher.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Sid Fields

Votes: 20

10. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

8.7
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Louis Nye

Votes: 155

11. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: $1000 TV Prize (1953)

TV-G | 27 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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Lou answers Mr. Fields' phone and inadvertently wins a thousand-dollar prize.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Gordon Jones, Sid Fields

Votes: 12

12. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #2.7 (1951)

Comedy, Romance

8.7
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Director: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Peter Conlow, Murray Leonard

Votes: 9

13. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #4.28 (1954)

Comedy, Romance

8.7
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In the volatile South American land of "Bullonia", Bud and Lou are broke. To escape their creditors, the put on disguises from some found clothes, Bud in a caballero outfit, and Lou in an ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Bobby Barber, Milt Bronson

Votes: 14

14. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: The Actors' Home (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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Thinking it's a counterfeit, bud tears up a $500 bill. When it turns out to be real, he goes nuts and is put in the old actors' home. This episode includes the "Who's On First" Routine.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

Votes: 27

15. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #2.20 (1952)

Comedy, Romance

8.6
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Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host with guests actors Errol Flynn and Bruce Cabot, actress Rhonda Fleming, A & C stalwarts Sid Fields and Joe Kirk, The Pied Pipers, Al Goodman and his ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Friedman | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Errol Flynn, Rhonda Fleming

Votes: 15

16. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #2.36 (1952)

Comedy, Romance

8.6
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Director: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Dean Martin, Lou Costello, The Ashtons

Votes: 8

17. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Hungry (1953)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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The boys visit two restaurants, one with twin waitresses.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Joe Kirk, Joanne Arnold

Votes: 16

18. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Jail (1952)

TV-G | 27 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Lou is arrested for shooting a hole in his neighbor's bucket.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Sid Fields

Votes: 29

19. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Television (1953)

TV-G | 27 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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On the quiz show Hold That Cuckoo, the host puts Lou thru some embarrassing stunts.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Gordon Jones

Votes: 20

20. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: The Pigeon (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Lou is set up by his sexy neighbor to take the fall for her infidelity, so that Lou is the one who gets killed by her jealous mobster boyfriend.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Gloria Henry, Ted Hecht

Votes: 14

21. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Bud and Lou are unemployed actors living in Mr. Fields' boarding house. Lou's girlfriend Hillary lives across the hall. Any premise would lead to slapstick, puns, lots of gimmicks from their movies.

Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

Votes: 844

22. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Amnesia (1953)

TV-G | 27 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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When Lou prepares to marry a girl he's only corresponded with, Bud convinces him he has amnesia and has already married a shrew.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Adele Jergens, Sid Fields

Votes: 11

23. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Bank Holdup (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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The boys are hired as bank guards by two robbers masquerading as Brinks guys.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Douglas Fowley, Gordon Jones

Votes: 10

24. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Fencing Master (1953)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Bud volunteers Lou for a science experiment that makes him immune to pain.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Fortunio Bonanova, Sid Fields

Votes: 13

25. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Killer's Wife (1953)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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A jealous boxer and his sexy wife rent a nearby apartment and Lou is suspected of carrying on with said sexy wife.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Mary Beth Hughes, Max Baer

Votes: 15

26. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Safari (1953)

TV-G | 27 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Bingo the Chimp is sick and Lou figures he misses his family, so they all go to Africa.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Gordon Jones

Votes: 13

27. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: The Dentist's Office (1952)

TV-G | 27 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Bud takes Lou to a nearsighted dentist.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Gordon Jones

Votes: 26

28. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Wife Wanted (1953)

TV-G | 27 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Lou tries to marry his old girlfriend so he can inherit $10,000 but she's now dating a jealous wrestler.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, June Vincent, Sid Fields

Votes: 13

29. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Barber Lou (1954)

TV-G | 27 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Bud enlists Lou to give him a massage.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Renie Riano

Votes: 14

30. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: In Society (1953)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Bud & Lou are hired to pose as British noblemen at a swanky party.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Isabel Randolph

Votes: 16

31. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: The Army Story (1953)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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The boys join the reserves.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Gordon Jones

Votes: 22

32. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: The Politician (1953)

TV-G | 27 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Lou runs for public office, so Bud brings in Lou's 4th grade teacher for sympathy.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Gordon Jones

Votes: 15

33. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Alaska (1953)

TV-G | 27 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Lou's uncle in Alaska discovers a gold mine, so Bud and Lou prepare to head up there to see if they can cash in on it.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Sid Fields

Votes: 23

34. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Beauty Contest (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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The boys judge the Miss Mud Turtle pageant, in which Mr. Fields' niece is a contestant.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Wessel, Claudia Barrett

Votes: 19

35. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #3.5 (1952)

Comedy, Romance

8.3
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Abbott & Costello train to Broadway from Hollywood with Lizabeth Scott to appear in her new play. En route Gisele McKenzie sings "Just One of Those Things." The Dassies perform a dazzling comedy acrobatic act.

Directors: Fred Hamilton, Ed Sobol | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Bobby Barber, Milt Bronson

Votes: 7

36. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: The Paperhangers (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Mr. Fields forces the boys to hang wallpaper to help pay off their rent.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Sara Haden

Votes: 17

37. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Uncle from New Jersey (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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To avoid eviction, the boys convince Fields that Lou has a millionaire uncle. Lou winds up masquerading as his own uncle.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

Votes: 14

38. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Well Oiled (1953)

TV-G | 27 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Lou poses as a millionaire to help Mr. Fields get out of a breach-of-promise suit.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Gordon Jones, Sid Fields

Votes: 11

39. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Car Trouble (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Lou wins a car in a contest, but it's a lemon, so they drive to Flint for another.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

Votes: 10

40. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Cheapskates (1953)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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The boys accidentally buy a crate of roller skates - which contain ill-gotten gems.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

Votes: 16

41. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #1.18 (1951)

Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host with guests singer Evelyn Knight, dancer Hal Le Roy, specialty act Paul Remos and his Toy Boys, the Jimmy Ford Four, Art and Mort Havel, Patricia Shea, ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Friedman, Kingman T. Moore | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Evelyn Knight, Hal Le Roy

Votes: 9

42. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #2.12 (1951)

Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Director: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Dean Martin, Lou Costello, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 8

43. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Getting a Job (1953)

TV-G | 27 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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The boys deliver straw hats to the Susquehanna Hat Company and run into crazy guys en route.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Veda Ann Borg

Votes: 24

44. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Las Vegas (1953)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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The boys rent a car and drive to Vegas, where they play a violent game of pool.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Sid Fields

Votes: 15

45. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Little Old Lady (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Bud & Lou raise money to keep an old lady from being evicted but she uses the money to bet on horses.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Gordon Jones

Votes: 13

46. This Is Your Life (1952–1987)
Episode: Lou Costello (1956)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

8.2
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Beloved comedian Lou Costello is the subject, detailing his partnership with Bud Abbott, his unsuccessful start in 1920s Hollywood, and the tragic drowning of Lou's not quite 1 year old son Lou Jr., nicknamed Butch.

Stars: Bud Abbott, Carole Costello, Chris Costello, Lou Costello

Votes: 10

47. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: South of Dixie (1953)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Lou overhears a man and girl rehearsing a Civil War play and thinks the danger is real. Inspired by Buster Keaton's The General.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Jean Porter, Glenn Langan

Votes: 17

48. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: The Charity Bazaar (1953)

TV-G | 27 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Lou spends most of his money at the kissing booth.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Sid Fields

Votes: 19

49. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.1
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Garry Moore, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 335

50. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: Fall Guy (1953)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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Bud and Lou are hired by a couple of toughs to act as "beards" for their girlfriends to circumvent objections from their eccentric father.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Walter Catlett, Noreen Nash

Votes: 16