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The Abbott and Costello Show 

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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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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

[Mr. Davis walks into bedroom, crash is heard, and Abbott looks in]
Sidney: What's wrong?
Bud Abbott: No floor.
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Spun-off from The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) See more »

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Great TV show.
16 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

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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