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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
14 September 1957 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
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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Cast

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Bud Abbott ... Bud Abbott (52 episodes, 1952-1954)

Lou Costello ... Lou Costello (52 episodes, 1952-1954)
Sid Fields ... Sid Fields / ... (50 episodes, 1952-1954)
Gordon Jones ... Mike Kelly / ... (34 episodes, 1952-1953)

Bobby Barber ... Hercules / ... (26 episodes, 1952-1954)
Hillary Brooke ... Hillary Brooke / ... (23 episodes, 1952-1953)
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Series Directed by
Jean Yarbrough (52 episodes, 1952-1954)
 
Series Writing credits
Sid Fields (25 episodes, 1952-1954)
Clyde Bruckman (15 episodes, 1953)
Jack Townley (10 episodes, 1953)
Eddie Forman (6 episodes, 1952-1953)

Series Produced by
Pat Costello .... executive producer (51 episodes, 1952-1954)
Jean Yarbrough .... producer (50 episodes, 1952-1954)
Alex Gottlieb .... producer (2 episodes, 1952-1953)
 
Series Original Music by
Raoul Kraushaar (25 episodes, 1952-1953)
Mort Glickman (11 episodes, 1952-1953)
 
Series Cinematography by
George Robinson (26 episodes, 1952-1953)
Jack MacKenzie (26 episodes, 1953-1954)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gene Fowler Jr. (22 episodes, 1952-1953)
Otho Lovering (19 episodes, 1953-1954)
William Austin (9 episodes, 1953)
Fred R. Feitshans Jr. (2 episodes, 1952-1953)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dave Milton (13 episodes, 1953)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Eugene S. Kelley (21 episodes, 1953)
 
Series Makeup Department
Abe Haberman .... makeup artist (26 episodes, 1953-1954)
 
Series Production Management
Clarence Eurist .... production supervisor (26 episodes, 1952-1953)
Joe Wonder .... production manager (13 episodes, 1953-1954)
Rex Bailey .... production manager (13 episodes, 1953)
 
Series Art Department
Lou Asher .... property master / master of properties (27 episodes, 1953-1954)
Eugene S. Kelley .... set supervisor (2 episodes, 1953)
 
Series Sound Department
Robert Pritchard .... sound recordist / sound (15 episodes, 1953-1954)
 
Series Special Effects by
Ira Anderson Jr. .... special effects (26 episodes, 1953-1954)
Jack R. Glass .... special photographic effects / photographic effects (21 episodes, 1952-1953)

Bob Overbeck .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Albert Deano .... wardrobe (48 episodes, 1952-1954)
 
Series Editorial Department
Otho Lovering .... supervising editor (22 episodes, 1952-1953)
 
Series Music Department
Grace Merrick .... composer: theme music (20 episodes, 1953-1954)
Mahlon Merrick .... composer: theme music (20 episodes, 1953-1954)
Mort Glickman .... musical arrangements (10 episodes, 1952-1953)
 
Series Other crew
Milt Bronson .... dialogue director (14 episodes, 1953-1954)
Eugene S. Kelley .... set supervisor (4 episodes, 1953-1954)
 

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25 min (52 episodes)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
[Mr. Davis walks into bedroom, crash is heard, and Abbott looks in]
Sidney:What's wrong?
Bud Abbott:No floor.
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Great TV show., 16 January 2006
Author: PWNYCNY from United States

The A & C show is one of the funniest comedy shows in the history of television. All of the skits that made this comedy team American comedy icons are in this series. And what adds to the shenanigans is the cast of those inimical characters that we still talk about - Mike the Cop, Mr. Fields the landlord, Hillary Brooks (Lou adored her. And how could anyone not react with a smile when she would condescendingly refer to Costello as "Louis?"), Mr. Bacigalupe and Lou's "friend" Stinky. Every episode is funny; every character is funny, and this show is proof that humor does not have to be dirty to be funny. Bud Abbott's sneer, Lou's whining, Mike's indignation, all that and more is what is to be found in this treasure chest of comedy, brought to you by one of the greatest comedy teams of all times - Abbott and Costello.

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