The Abbott and Costello Show

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Episode Guide

  • Season 2
    • Barber Lou
      Episode 26
      6.6
      Lou tries to give Bud a rubdown following instructions from a radio show, but he's tuned into a program explaining how to paint a car at home.
    • Fall Guy
      Episode 25
      3.6
      Bud and Lou want to take two sisters on a date but their father convinces the boys to put an antenna on his roof.
    • 6.8
      Bud and Lou judge a beauty contest and pressure is applied to sway their votes.
    • Fencing Master
      Episode 23
      3.9
      Bud involves Lou in an experiment of a mad scientist who convinces Lou that he is indestructible.
    • Honeymoon House
      Episode 22
      7.6
      Bud and Mr. Fields help Lou put together a prefab house in order to impress his fiancée and her parents. A jealous former boyfriend sabotages their work.
    • The Pigeon
      Episode 21
      4.5
      Bud and Lou's beautiful next door neighbour uses Lou as a decoy to help break up with her mobster boyfriend.
    • Well Oiled
      Episode 20
      5.2
      Bud and Lou help Mr. Fields, who is being threatened with a lawsuit. Lou poses as a Texas millionaire to help discredit the woman.
    • Bank Holdup
      Episode 19
      7.3
      Bud and Lou take jobs as armed bodyguards for a couple of hoodlums and assist in a bank robbery. They use their share of money to pay their rent, then later try to get it back from Mr. Fields' safe.
    • Public Enemies
      Episode 18
      4.3
      Lou is mistaken for a crook named Dapper Dan and is forced to take part in a robbery.
    • The Tax Return
      Episode 17
      7.5
      Lou receives a tax refund check for one million dollars. He takes the check to a bank and demands cash. He is subsequently followed by home by crooks.
    • Private Eye
      Episode 16
      4.2
      Lou receives his diploma from the Watchdo Correspondance School. He helps a friend locate some valuable bonds in a haunted house.
    • 6.9
      Mr. Fields is about to evict the boys. Bud convinces Mr. Fields that Lou's Uncle Ruppert is a millionaire and Lou is the sole heir. Mike the Cop begins to believe that the visiting uncle (impersonated by Lou) has been murdered.
    • Wife Wanted
      Episode 14
      6.3
      Lou will inherit ten thousand dollars if he is married. He wants to marry a former girlfriend who is dating a man named Bonebender Brodsky.
    • Car Trouble
      Episode 13
      5.2
      Lou wins a car. But Bud sells it to buy a cheaper one. Using the profits, Bud tries to go on a vacation in Flint, Michigan.
    • Efficiency Experts
      Episode 12
      5.3
      Bud and Lou are hired to restrain their clients' daughters from spending money. The girls then turn the tables on them.
    • Efficiency Experts
      Episode 12
      1/1/53
      0.0
      Bud and Lou land jobs as efficiency experts, and are assigned to restrain their client’s daughters from spending money. The young women, however, get the boys to buy them expensive dresses and take them to a casino, where they end up in a brawl.
    • Amnesia
      Episode 11
      5.3
      Lou is in love with a girl he has never met. As a gag, Bud and his friends convince him that he has already married the girl. The woman who poses as his wife then makes his existence miserable.
    • $1000 TV Prize
      Episode 10
      5.2
      Lou wins a 1000 dollar prize pretending to be Mr. Fields, then has to get Mr. Fields out of the way so he can collect it.
    • 4.8
      Bud and Lou attempt to plant a backyard garden in order to win a cash prize offered by a civic group.
    • South of Dixie
      Episode 8
      5.6
      Lou accidentally lands himself and Bud roles in a Civil War melodrama.
    • Cheap Skates
      Episode 7
      9.1
      Bud and Lou accidentally buy a crate of rollerskates, not knowing that they have stolen diamonds hidden inside.
    • Killer's Wife
      Episode 6
      8.9
      A heavyweight prize fighter named Killer thinks that Lou is having an affair with his wife. Bud attempts to get Lou trained and fit in a gym.
    • 7.0
      Bud and Lou are pest exterminators who are mistaken for psychiatrists when they attend to Mrs. Featherton's "aunts".
    • Life Insurance
      Episode 4
      5.5
      Mr Fields takes out an insurance policy on Lou. Later, when Bud takes Lou on a hunting trip so he can get some rest, he suspects Bud and Mr. Fields want to kill him for the insurance money.
    • In Society
      Episode 3
      5.9
      A wealthy society matron pays Bud to attend a formal reception and impersonate the Duke of Gluten. Lou comes along pretending to be his cousin, the Earl of Waldo.
    • 6.4
      Lou's eccentric opera singing uncle comes to stay with the boys for a couple of months.
    • 5.7
      To pay back rent, Bud and Lou wallpaper an apartment. Later as waiters in a restraunt, they brawl with hoodlums.
  • Season 1