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  • 3/13/1955

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    S 5 : Ep 20 - 3/13/55

    Gordon MacRae hosts this episode. His guests include; Bud Abbott and Lou Costello; actress Debra Paget; acrobats The Dassies; and middleweight champion Carl "Bobo" Olson.
    MacRae sings "You Go to My Head" and "It's Almost Like Being in Love." Olson challenges "Crusher Costello" to a match in the ring. Paget performs a dance from her nightclub act.moreless
  • 5/23/1954

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    S 4 : Ep 33 - 5/23/54

    Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host this week. Their guests include: Peggy Lee; songwriter Hoagy Carmichael; actor Ricky Vera; Eddie Sauter & Bill Finegan with the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra; The Pied Pipers; and Peter Leeds. Sauter-Finegan perform "Holiday" and "Midnight Sleigh Ride". Miss Lee does "Johnny Guitar" and "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered".moreless
  • 4/18/1954

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    S 4 : Ep 28 - 4/18/54

    Bud Abbott and Lou Costello welcome guests including: Jane Russell; Rhonda Fleming; A&C stalwarts Connie Haines, actress Beryl Davis; singer Tony Martinez; Nestor Paiva; Benny Rubin, Jim Hayward; Baby Mistin; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
    The show is set in the fictional Latin American country of Bolamania. Lou is a dead ringer for their El Presidente and enjoys being mistaken for the leader, until he encounters the real one. He's drafted to double for El Presidente's because an assassins on the loose. Lou does battle with a mysterious hand that tries to poison all his food and an exploding cake.moreless
  • 3/21/1954

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    S 4 : Ep 25 - 3/21/54

    Bud Abbott and Lou Costello welcome guests including: Les Paul and Mary Ford; actress Veola Vonn; exotic dancers Janik and Arnaut; singer/songwriter Fred Darian; actors Harry Mendoza and Danny Richards, Jr.; Norman Abbott; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. In one sketch, there's confusion at the maternity ward when Lou thinks his wife is giving birth. As usual with Bud and Lou, there's trouble when a prop vase breaks too early in the sketch. In songs, Paul and Ford perform "No Place Like Home", "I Really Don't Want to Know" and "Tiger Rag".moreless
  • May 5, 1953

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    S 3 : Ep 33 - 5/4/53

    Bud Abbot and Lou Costello perform sketch comedy acts in front of a live studio audience May 5, 1953
  • 4/26/1953

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    S 3 : Ep 31 - 4/26/53

    Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host this episode. Their guests include: singer Teresa Brewer; songwriter Hoagy Carmichael; The Four Pipers; acrobats The Amin Brothers; actors Jack Lomas and Sid Marion; Sherry Morland; Evelynne D'Smith; A&C stalwarts Sid Fields, Michael Ross and Bobby Barber; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra. A&C promote their new movie Abbott and Costello Go To Mars. Brewer performs "Dancing With Someone" and "Til I Waltz Again with You". Carmichael sings a medley of his classic tunes.moreless
  • 1/11/1953

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    S 3 : Ep 16 - 1/11/53

    Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host this episode telecast from Washington, D.C. for Eisenhower's inauguration . Their guests include: Victor Borge; singers Gisele MacKenzie and Allan Jones; dancer Grace Hartman; A&C stalwarts Sid Fields, Bobby Barber and Harry Lang; The Four Pipers; R. J. Otis and Abner; and the Hollywood Stunt Group. Miss MacKenzie sings "Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes"; Allan Jones performs "So In Love" and a medley of "Make Believe", "Falling In Love With Love" and "Donkey Serenade". Speaking of donkeys: In one comedy sketch, Lou works with one that's not interested in hitting his cues, leading to lots of ad-libbing.moreless
  • 12/14/1952

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    S 3 : Ep 12 - 12/14/52

    Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host this holiday-themed episode. Their guests include: singer Margaret Whiting; The Nicholas Brothers; dancers Buster Shaver and Olive; comic actors Sid Fields and Bobby Barber; acrobats Tom and Jerry; The Hollywood Stunt Group; The Four Pipers; Sid Fields; actors Jack Lomas, Dorothy Granger and Gordon Jones; announcer Hal Sawyer; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.moreless
  • 10/19/1952

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 10/19/52

    Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host this week's show. Their guests include: singer Gisele MacKenzie; Lizabeth Scott; The Four Pipers; acrobatic team Les Dassie; comic actors Sid Fields and Dudley Dickerson; frequent A&C players Bobby Barber and Milt Bronson; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.moreless
  • 4/6/1952

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    S 2 : Ep 32 - 4/6/52

    Bud Abbott and Lou Costello host this week. Their guests: actor Charles Laughton (their co-star from the forthcoming Abbott And Costello Meet Captain Kidd); A&C stalwarts Sid Fields, Joe Kirk, Milton Frome and Bobby Barber; actresses Jill Kraft, Helen Donaldson and Anita Anton; Alex Fossell; singers Three Beaus and a Peep; Isabel Bigley; Johnny Conrad and his Dancers; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.moreless
  • 1/13/1952

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    S 2 : Ep 20 - 1/13/52

    Bud Abbott and Lou Costello return to host another chaotic episode. Their guests include: swashbuckler Errol Flynn; Rhonda Fleming; actor Bruce Cabot; A&C stalwarts Sid Fields and Joe Kirk; The Pied Pipers; Al Goodman and his Orchestra; and a cameo by George Raft.
    Cabot offers the boysjobs onFleming's ranch. On the way, they encounter Flynn who goes berserk in the c"Niagra Falls" vaudeville routine ("Slowly I turn, step by step..."). Lou attempts to milk a cow, and in an "initiation" bit, he and Bud get the giggles and start spitting spitting milk at each other.As a sheriff, Lou battles bad guy Flynn.
    Rhonda Fleming performs "Don't Blame Me" and "I'm in Love With a Wonderful Guy."

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  • 10/14/1951

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    S 2 : Ep 7 - 10/14/51

    Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are back to host. Their guests include: Irish tenor Phil Regan and singer/actress Gale Storm.

  • 3/11/1951

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    S 1 : Ep 27 - 3/11/51

    Bud Abbott and Lou Costello return as hosts for this episode. Their guests include: actor Lon Chaney, Jr., opera star Jarmilla Novotna; comic actors Sid Fields and Milton Frome; Gregg Sherwood; dancers Jesse, James and Carnell; and Al Goodman and his Orchestra.
    Abbott and Costello perform their c "Who's On First" routine. The boys also appear in two sketches with Lon Chaney, Jr. in the famous Universal Frankenstein monster makeup: one is set in a haunted house, the second in a comic opera Don Juan Costello.moreless
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