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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1958 | 1954 | 1953 | 1952 | unknown

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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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Comedy | Family

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14 September 1957 (UK)  »

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(52 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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During filming, one camera was always kept on Lou Costello because he was constantly improvising. The funniest bits of business were then edited into the episode whether they had anything to do with the storyline or not. 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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Followed by Abbott & Costello (1967) See more »

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Genius Surrealism
12 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For the love of . . . Cecil! This stream of Burlesque bits, connected by the flimsiest - and surreal-est - of segues is very funny.

Lou does tend to ad-lib, but watch also Abbott. He's hysterical! He was really the best "straight" man. He kept Lou on track. But, he also echoed Lou's actions in the background, as a sort of punctuation.

And, of course, Mr. Fields, with all his relatives.

Hard to pick a favorite bit. "Loafin'"; "Gold Ore"; "Floogle Street"; "Vacation".

Don't forget "Hold That Cuckoo!", the quiz show the boys went on. Lou wins 1,000 pieces of bubblegum. A few days after the show, Abbott says "Are you still chewing that gum?", slaps Lou, the gum falls on the sidewalk in front of Mr. Fields' Rooming House, where a "Mr. Rednose" (Bobby Barber), slips and falls on the gum, gets up claiming he broke his leg,and ends up suing Mr. Fields. They all go to court, where Lou drives the judge crazy. And, "I'm positive!" about that!


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