The Abbott and Costello Show

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Episode Guide

    • The Haunted House
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      9.4
      Hillary will inherit a castle if she spends the night there. Bud and Lou come along to protect her.
    • Little Old Lady
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Cheap Skates
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      9.1
      Bud and Lou accidentally buy a crate of rollerskates, not knowing that they have stolen diamonds hidden inside.
    • The Actors' Home
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Killer's Wife
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Getting a Job
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Pots and Pans
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      8.4
      Lou sells cookware door-to-door. Then he prepares his friend a duck dinner with disastrous results.
    • The Drug Store
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Lou's Birthday Party
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      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.
    • The Music Lovers
      Season 1 - 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
      Season 1 - 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.
    • The Army Story
      Season 1 - 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.
    • The Vacuum Cleaner Salesman
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      7.6
      Bud and Lou visit an employment agency run by Mr. Fields' brother. Lou gets a job selling vacuum cleaners door to door.
    • Honeymoon House
      Season 2 - 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 Dentist's Office
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      7.6
      Lou gets a toothache and he attempts to get arrested so he can receive free treatment while incarcerated.
    • Las Vegas
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Alaska
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      7.5
      Lou's uncle strikes gold in Alaska, so Bud and Lou plan to help him spend it.
    • The Tax Return
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Hungry
      Season 1 - 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 Television Show
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      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.
    • Hillary's Birthday
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Bank Holdup
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Jail
      Season 1 - 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
      Season 1 - 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.
    • The Western Story
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      7.1
      Bud and Lou accept Hillary's invitation to visit her uncle's B-Bar-Bop ranch.
    • Pest Exterminators
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      7.0
      Bud and Lou are pest exterminators who are mistaken for psychiatrists when they attend to Mrs. Featherton's "aunts".
    • The Wrestling Story
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      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.
    • Uncle from New Jersey
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      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.
    • Beauty Contest Story
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      6.8
      Bud and Lou judge a beauty contest and pressure is applied to sway their votes.
    • The Charity Bazaar
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Barber Lou
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Police Rookies
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Peace and Quiet
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Uncle Bozzo's Visit
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      6.4
      Lou's eccentric opera singing uncle comes to stay with the boys for a couple of months.
    • Safari
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Wife Wanted
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Bingo the Chimp
      Season 1 - 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.
    • In Society
      Season 2 - 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.
    • The Paper Hangers
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      5.7
      To pay back rent, Bud and Lou wallpaper an apartment. Later as waiters in a restraunt, they brawl with hoodlums.
    • South of Dixie
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      5.6
      Lou accidentally lands himself and Bud roles in a Civil War melodrama.
    • Life Insurance
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Efficiency Experts
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Amnesia
      Season 2 - 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
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Car Trouble
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Well Oiled
      Season 2 - 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.
    • From Bed to Worse
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      4.8
      Bud and Lou attempt to plant a backyard garden in order to win a cash prize offered by a civic group.
    • The Pigeon
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Public Enemies
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      4.3
      Lou is mistaken for a crook named Dapper Dan and is forced to take part in a robbery.
    • Private Eye
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Fencing Master
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      3.9
      Bud involves Lou in an experiment of a mad scientist who convinces Lou that he is indestructible.
    • Fall Guy
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Efficiency Experts
      Season 2 - 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.
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