The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1953)

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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.

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 Bud Abbott (52 episodes, 1952-1954)
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 Lou Costello (52 episodes, 1952-1954)
Sid Fields ...
 Sid Fields / ... (50 episodes, 1952-1954)
Gordon Jones ...
 Mike Kelly / ... (34 episodes, 1952-1953)
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 Hercules / ... (26 episodes, 1952-1954)
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 Hillary Brooke / ... (23 episodes, 1952-1953)
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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.

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(52 episodes)

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Even though he was a middle-aged man of 46 when the show began, Lou Costello did most of his own stunts on the show. An athlete in his youth, he was actually a stuntman in Hollywood for a time back in the silent era before he teamed up with partner Bud Abbott, and was renowned for taking spectacular pratfalls in his films and on stage. Stuntmen were used for the more potentially dangerous stunts - being knocked through walls, getting hit by cars, etc. - but most of the falls you see Costello take were actually done by him. See more »

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[repeated line]
Lou Costello: I'm a b-a-a-a-d boy!
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Spun-off from The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) See more »

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Great fun
10 August 1999 | by (Essex, GB) – See all my reviews

The first series(with the montage of earlier films in opening credits) was excellent. Very funny and great atmosphere. They hardly made any sense and the scenes with Stinky seemed to be used mostly to pad out the episodes. Most enjoyable.

The second series(Where Costello yells"Heeeeeeey Aaabbooooott!!) concentrated more on plot and the laughter was all from children and was less funny. Only a handful of episodes stood out. Half the cast left after the 1st series and they were sorely missed and Sid Field's character was toned down for some reason.

This nostalgic fun should please the viewer. Always good for laugh. Good fun and good atmosphere.


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