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)
Hillary Brooke ...
 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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Although Hillary Brooke appears a lot taller than Lou Costello in the show she is in reality only one inch taller. She wore high heels to make it appear she was taller. See more »

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Bud Abbott: Just mark down, "Dear druggist".
Lou Costello: "Dear druggist"... Go ahead.
Bud Abbott: Here's what you want. You want seven milligrams of sulfursilic monosetic acid diluted in seven micrograms of tincturized chlorophyll. Have you got that?
Lou Costello: All but one part.
Bud Abbott: What part?
Lou Costello: The part that comes after "Dear druggist".
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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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