The Abbott and Costello Show

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CBS (ended 1954)

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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • The Drug Store
      Episode 1
      7.9
      Bud and Lou find a job in Fields' drugstore and nearly wreck the place. Includes the "Jonah and the Whale" routine.
    • 7.6
      Lou gets a toothache and he attempts to get arrested so he can receive free treatment while incarcerated.
    • Jail
      Episode 3
      7.3
      Lou damages Mrs. Crumbcake's waterpail and she drags him into court claiming 79 cents in damages. In jail, Lou's crazed cellmate becomes enraged whenever he hears "Niagra Falls."
    • The Vacation
      Episode 4
      7.2
      Bud and Lou head off to the Biltmore Hotel near Phoenix for a vacation. "Hertz U-Drive" and the "Pack-Unpack" routines are performed.
    • 7.8
      Lou throws a birthday party for himself, but nearly poisons his guests when he puts ant paste on his hors d'oeurves instead of anti pasto. Bud throws him out and Lou consoles himself by ordering a giant decorated cake.
    • Alaska
      Episode 6
      7.5
      Lou's uncle strikes gold in Alaska, so Bud and Lou plan to help him spend it.
    • Bud and Lou visit an employment agency run by Mr. Fields' brother. Lou gets a job selling vacuum cleaners door to door.
    • The Army Story
      Episode 8
      7.7
      Bud and Lou join the Army, where they recreate their routines from the feature film Buck Privates. "Drill Routine" and "Dice Game" are performed.
    • Pots and Pans
      Episode 9
      8.4
      Lou sells cookware door-to-door. Then he prepares his friend a duck dinner with disastrous results.
    • The Charity Bazaar
      Episode 10
      6.8
      Bud and Lou participate in Hillary's charity bazaar raising money with the "shell game." Lou blows his money at the kissing booth.
    • The Western Story
      Episode 11
      7.1
      Bud and Lou accept Hillary's invitation to visit her uncle's B-Bar-Bop ranch.
    • The Haunted House
      Episode 12
      9.4
      Hillary will inherit a castle if she spends the night there. Bud and Lou come along to protect her.
    • Peace and Quiet
      Episode 13
      6.5
      Lou sleeps all day but can't sleep at night. Bud takes him to see a psychiatrist. Eventually Bud checks him into a sanitarium for a night's rest. "Crazy House" is performed.
    • Hungry
      Episode 14
      7.4
      Bud and Lou visit a couple of restaurants. In one they become involved with twin waitresses. In the other, Lou has a battle with an oyster.
    • The Music Lovers
      Episode 15
      7.7
      Lou attempts to impress Hillary and her father with his musical abilities. While pretending to perform, Bud falls asleep and ruins the scheme.
    • The Politician
      Episode 16
      7.7
      Bud coaches Lou on running for public office. Lou delivers a speech in a neighborhood park that causes quite a disruption.
    • 7.0
      Lou and Stinky agree to settle their differences with a wrestling match. When Stinky becomes ill, his little brother Ivan the Terrible takes his place.
    • Getting a Job
      Episode 18
      8.5
      Bud and Lou are hired to deliver hats to the Susquehanna Hat Company on Floogle Street and encounter several lunatics on the way. Also, Stinky attempts to kill Lou by backing him into traffic. The "Loafing" routine is performed.
    • Bingo the Chimp
      Episode 19
      6.1
      Mike the Cop tells Lou that he must have a license for his pet chimp. But Lou accidentally applies for a marriage license.
    • Hillary's Birthday
      Episode 20
      7.3
      While shopping for Hillary's birthay present, Lou nearly destroys a grocery store. Later, at her party, Mr Fields becomes upset about the noise.
    • 7.3
      Lou is a contestant on a TV quiz show where he wins a pack of bubblegum. Their neighbour slips on a piece of gum and takes them to court.
    • Las Vegas
      Episode 22
      7.5
      Bud and Lou pay $90 for a car and head for Las Vegas, where Lou takes part in a violent game of billiards. The mudder/fodder routine is performed.
    • Little Old Lady
      Episode 23
      9.2
      Bud and Lou attempt to help an old lady who has been evicted. They raise $300 and she uses the money to bet on a racehorse.
    • The Actors' Home
      Episode 24
      9.0
      Bud is taken away to an old actors' home where he and Lou perform their famous "Who's on first?" routine.
    • Police Rookies
      Episode 25
      6.6
      Mike the Cop helps Bud and Lou enroll in the 'Police rookie school'. Lou blows up the gym playing with a hand grenade.
    • Safari
      Episode 26
      6.4
      Hillary takes care of Bingo, who is sick. The whole gang travels to Africa to find his parents. Lou tangles with a gorilla.
  • Season 2