List of The Abbott and Costello Show episodes

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This is a list of episodes for The Abbott and Costello Show.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Ep Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
1 1 "The Drugstore" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields December 5, 1952 (1952-12-05)
Bud and Lou find a job in Mr. Fields' brother's drugstore and wreck the place. Includes the "Jonah and the Whale" routine.
2 2 "The Dentist Office" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields December 12, 1952 (1952-12-12)
Lou gets a toothache and he attempts to get arrested so he can receive free treatment while incarcerated.
3 3 "Jail" Jean Yarbrough Eddie Forman December 19, 1952 (1952-12-19)
Lou damages Mrs. Crumbcake's 79-cent water pail and she drags him into court for damages. In jail, Lou's crazed cellmate becomes enraged whenever he hears "Niagara Falls."
4 4 "The Vacation" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields December 26, 1952 (1952-12-26)
Bud and Lou head to the Biltmore Hotel near Phoenix for a vacation. The "Hertz U-Drive" and the "Pack-Unpack" routines are performed.
5 5 "The Birthday Party" Jean Yarbrough Eddie Forman January 2, 1953 (1953-01-02)
Lou throws a birthday party for himself, but nearly poisons his guests when he puts ant paste on his hors d'oeuvres instead of antipasto. Bud throws him out and Lou consoles himself by ordering a giant decorated cake from Mr. Baggiagalupe.
6 6 "Alaska" Jean Yarbrough Eddie Forman January 9, 1953 (1953-01-09)
Lou's is notified that his uncle in Alaska has struck gold, so Bud and Lou plan to help him spend it.
7 7 "The Vacuum Cleaner Salesman" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields January 16, 1953 (1953-01-16)
Bud and Lou visit an employment agency run by Mr. Fields' brother. Lou gets a job selling vacuum cleaners door to door.
8 8 "The Army Story" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields January 23, 1953 (1953-01-23)
Bud and Lou join the Army, where they recreate their routines from the feature film Buck Privates. "7 X 13 = 28", "Drill Routine" and "Dice Game" are performed.
9 9 "Pots & Pans" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields January 30, 1953 (1953-01-30)
Lou sells pots and pans door-to-door, and tries to prepare a dinner to show their quality, with disastrous results.
10 10 "The Charity Bazaar" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields February 6, 1953 (1953-02-06)
Bud and Lou participate in Hillary Brooke's charity bazaar raising money with the "shell game." Lou blows his money at the kissing booth.
11 11 "The Western Story" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields February 13, 1953 (1953-02-13)
Bud and Lou accept Hillary's invitation to visit her uncle's ranch in Arizona.
12 12 "The Haunted House" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields,
Eddie Forman
February 20, 1953 (1953-02-20)
Hillary will inherit her uncle's haunted castle if she spends the night there. Bud and Lou come along to protect her.
13 13 "Peace & Quiet" Jean Yarbrough Eddie Forman February 27, 1953 (1953-02-27)
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.
14 14 "Hungry" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields March 6, 1953 (1953-03-06)
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. Also includes "Alexander 4444."
15 15 "The Music Lovers" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields March 13, 1953 (1953-03-13)
Lou takes music lessons in order to try to impress Hillary Brooke and her father with his musical abilities. While pretending to perform, Bud falls asleep and ruins the scheme.
16 16 "The Politician" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields March 20, 1953 (1953-03-20)
Lou runs for City Council, and delivers a speech in a neighborhood park that causes quite a disruption.
17 17 "The Wrestling Match" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields March 27, 1953 (1953-03-27)
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.
18 18 "Getting a Job" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields April 3, 1953 (1953-04-03)
Bud and Lou are hired to deliver hats to the Susquehanna Hat Company on Floogle Street and encounter several lunatics on the way. Stinky also attempts to kill Lou by backing him into traffic. The "Loafing" routine is performed.
19 19 "Bingo" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields April 10, 1953 (1953-04-10)
Mike the Cop tells Lou that he must have a license for his pet chimp. But Lou accidentally applies for a marriage license.
20 20 "Hillary's Birthday" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields April 17, 1953 (1953-04-17)
While shopping for Hillary Brooke's birthday present, Lou nearly destroys a grocery store. Later, at her party, Mr. Fields becomes upset about the noise.
21 21 "Television" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields April 24, 1953 (1953-04-24)
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.
22 22 "Las Vegas" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields May 1, 1953 (1953-05-01)
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.
23 23 "Little Old Lady" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields May 8, 1953 (1953-05-08)
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.
24 24 "The Actors' Home" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields May 15, 1953 (1953-05-15)
Bud is taken away to an old actors' home where he and Lou perform their famous "Who's on First?" routine.
25 25 "Police Rookies" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields May 22, 1953 (1953-05-22)
Mike the Cop helps Bud and Lou enroll in the police academy. Lou blows up the gym playing with a hand grenade.
26 26 "Safari" Jean Yarbrough Sidney Fields May 29, 1953 (1953-05-29)
Hillary takes care of Bingo, who is sick. The whole gang travels to the Belgian Congo to find Bingo's parents. Lou tangles with a gorilla.

Season 2[edit]

Ep Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
27 1 "The Paper Hangers" Jean Yarbrough Clyde Bruckman,
Sidney Fields
November 5, 1953 (November 5, 1953)
Mr. Fields hires Bud and Lou to wallpaper an apartment because they owe rent. Later, as waiters in a restaurant, they brawl with hoodlums.
28 2 "Uncle Bozzo's Visit" Jean Yarbrough Clyde Bruckman November 12, 1953 (November 12, 1953)
Lou's eccentric opera-singing uncle Bozzo comes from Italy to stay with the boys for a couple of months.
29 3 "In Society" Jean Yarbrough Clyde Bruckman November 19, 1953 (November 19, 1953)
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.
30 4 "Life Insurance" Jean Yarbrough Clyde Bruckman,
Sidney Fields
November 26, 1953 (November 26, 1953)
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.
31 5 "Pest Exterminators" Jean Yarbrough Jack Townley December 3, 1953 (December 3, 1953)
Bud and Lou are pest exterminators who are mistaken for psychiatrists when they attend to Mrs. Featherton's "aunts."
32 6 "Killer's Wife" Jean Yarbrough Clyde Bruckman December 10, 1953 (December 10, 1953)
A heavyweight prize fighter named Killer thinks that Lou is having an affair with his beautiful wife. Bud attempts to get Lou trained and fit in a gym.
33 7 "Cheap Skates" Jean Yarbrough Jack Townley December 17, 1953 (December 17, 1953)
Bud and Lou accidentally buy a crate of rollerskates, not knowing that they have stolen diamonds hidden inside.
34 8 "South of Dixie" Jean Yarbrough Clyde Bruckman December 24, 1953 (December 24, 1953)
Lou falls in love with a counter girl, and lands himself and Bud roles in a Civil War melodrama with her.
35 9 "From Bed to Worse" Jean Yarbrough Clyde Bruckman December 31, 1953 (December 31, 1953)
Bud and Lou attempt to plant a backyard garden in order to win a cash prize offered by a civic group.
36 10 "$1000 TV Prize" Jean Yarbrough Jack Townley January 7, 1954 (January 7, 1954)
Lou wins a $1000 TV quiz prize when he answers the phone in Mr. Fields' apartment, then has to get Mr. Fields out of the way so he can collect it.
37 11 "Amnesia" Jean Yarbrough Jack Townley January 14, 1954 (January 14, 1954)
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.
38 12 "Efficiency Experts" Jean Yarbrough Clyde Bruckman January 21, 1954 (January 21, 1954)
Bud and Lou are hired to restrain a wealthy man's daughters from spending money. The girls then turn the tables on them.
39 13 "Car Trouble" Jean Yarbrough Clyde Bruckman January 28, 1954 (January 28, 1954)
Lou wins a car. But Bud sells it to buy a cheaper one. Using the profits, they go on a vacation to Flint, Michigan.
40 14 "Wife Wanted" Jean Yarbrough Clyde Bruckman February 5, 1954 (February 5, 1954)
Lou will inherit $10,000 from his grandfather in Alaska if he is married. He wants to marry a former girlfriend who is dating a man named Bonebender Brodsky.
41 15 "Uncle from New Jersey" Jean Yarbrough Jack Townley February 12, 1954 (February 12, 1954)
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.
42 16 "Private Eye" Jean Yarbrough Clyde Bruckman February 19, 1954 (February 19, 1954)
Lou receives his diploma from the Watchdog Correspondence School. He helps a neighbor in the rooming house locate $50,000 in bonds in a haunted house.
43 17 "The Tax Return" Jean Yarbrough Jack Townley February 26, 1954 (February 26, 1954)
Lou receives a tax refund check for one million dollars and thirteen cents. He takes the check to a bank and demands cash, and is followed by crooks.
44 18 "Public Enemies" Jean Yarbrough Clyde Bruckman March 5, 1954 (March 5, 1954)
Lou is mistaken for a crook named Dapper Dan and is forced to take part in a safecracking job.
45 19 "Bank Holdup" Jean Yarbrough Jack Townley March 12, 1954 (March 12, 1954)
Bud and Lou unwittingly 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.
46 20 "Well Oiled" Jean Yarbrough Jack Townley March 19, 1954 (March 19, 1954)
Bud and Lou help Mr. Fields, who is being threatened with a lawsuit. Lou poses as a Texas millionaire to help discredit the woman.
47 21 "The Pigeon" Jean Yarbrough Clyde Bruckman March 26, 1954 (March 26, 1954)
Bud and Lou's beautiful next door neighbor uses Lou as a decoy to help break up with her mobster boyfriend.
48 22 "Honeymoon House" Jean Yarbrough Clyde Bruckman April 2, 1954 (April 2, 1954)
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.
49 23 "Fencing Master" Jean Yarbrough Jack Townley April 9, 1954 (April 9, 1954)
Lou insults a neighbor, who is a fencing champion, and Bud gets him involved in an experiment of a mad scientist who convinces Lou that he is indestructible.
50 24 "Beauty Contest Story" Jean Yarbrough Jack Townley April 16, 1954 (April 16, 1954)
Bud and Lou judge a beauty contest and pressure is applied to sway their votes.
51 25 "Fall Guy" Jean Yarbrough Clyde Bruckman April 23, 1954 (April 23, 1954)
Bud and Lou want to take two sisters on a date but their father convinces the boys to put an antenna on his roof.
52 26 "Barber Lou" Jean Yarbrough Lou Costello,
Sidney Fields
May 1, 1954 (1954-05-01)
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.

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