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"The Abbott and Costello Show" (1952) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1952-1957

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The Abbott and Costello Show: Season 2: Episode 26 -- After helping Mrs. Bronson with her amateur benefit show, Bud is exhausted and asks Lou to give him a relaxing rub down by following the instructions of a radio masseuse.
The Abbott and Costello Show: Season 1: Episode 26 -- Bingo is sick in bed with a 172 degree temperature. Lou figures that he misses his family, so the entire gang heads to the Belgian Congo to find Bingo’s father. Lou tangles with a real gorilla, thinking it's Bud in a monkey suit.
The Abbott and Costello Show: Season 1: Episode 25 -- The boys plan to enroll in the police academy, and get some pointers from Mike over dinner. Then Professor Melonhead tries to whip them into shape at the police gym, before Lou hits the firing range and “blows up the joint.”
The Abbott and Costello Show: Season 1: Episode 24 -- While the boys are selling newspapers, a philanthropist gives them two five hundred dollar bills. Assuming they are fake, Bud tears up the money. When he learns the money was real, he goes crazy and gets hauled off to the Retired Actor’s Home.
The Abbott and Costello Show: Season 1: Episode 23 -- The boys attempt to help an old lady who has been dispossessed. They win $300 playing amusement park midway games, but the old lady uses the money to place a bet with her bookie.

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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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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
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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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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