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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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Runtime:
25 min (52 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Hillary Brooke, and Bingo the Chimp all use their own names as the character names.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Farscape: Eat Me (#3.6)" (2001)See more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Genius Surrealism, 12 September 2006
Author: kurtack from United States

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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