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)
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 Sid Fields / ... (50 episodes, 1952-1954)
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 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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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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Trivia

Lou Costello owned the show, through his production company Television Corp. of America. Bud Abbott chose to work on salary. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Lou Costello: I'm a b-a-a-a-d boy!
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Referenced in Men Behaving Badly: Testing, Testing (1997) See more »

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One of Television's best comedy classics.
17 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Abbott and Costello was arguably one of the best comedy teams of all time. The quality of their comedy is timeless. It's something the while family can sit down and enjoy. None of their comedy was ever off color or something anyone would feel embarrassed to watch..

The Abbott and Costello Show is one of Television's best comedy classics. While the basic theme of the show was the same every week (Bud and Lou trying to avoid the landlord, because they can't afford to pay the rent), it highlighted the best of all their movies and vaudeville acts. All of shows were filmed in black and white but still enjoyable today.

I just purchased the full 52 episode set. As I have the time I hope to review each episode. The following is a full list of all of the shows 52 episode titles which ran from 1952-1953: The Drug Store, The Dentists Office, Jail, The Vacation Louis Birthday Party, Alaska, The Vacuum Cleaner Salesman, The Army Story, Pots And Pans, The Charity Bazaar, The Western Story, The Haunted House, Peace And Quiet, Hungry, The Music Lover, The Politician, The Wrestling Star, Getting A Job, Bingo The Chimp, Hillary's Birthday, The Television Show, Las Vegas, Little Old Lady, The Actor's Home, Police Rookies, Safari, The Paper Hanger, Uncle Bozzos Visit, In Society, Life Insurance, Pest Exterminators, Killer Wife, Cheap Skates, South Of Dixie, From Bed To Worse, $1000 TV Prize, Amnesia, Efficiency Experts, Car Trouble, Wife Wanted, Uncle From New Jersey, Private Eye, The Tax Return, Public Enemies, Bank Hold Up, Well Oiled, The Pigeon, Honey Moon House, Fencing Master, Beauty Conteststory, Fall Guy, Barber Lou.


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