List of The Abbott and Costello Show episodes

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


Season 1[edit]

No. Title Original airdate
1 "The Drug Store" 5 December 1952 (1952-12-05)
Bud and Lou find a job in Fields' drugstore and nearly wreck the place. Includes the "Jonah and the Whale" routine.
2 "The Dentist's Office" 12 December 1952 (1952-12-12)
Lou gets a toothache and he attempts to get arrested so he can receive free treatment while incarcerated.
3 "Jail" 19 December 1952 (1952-12-19)
Lou damages Mrs. Crumbcake's water pail and she drags him into court claiming 79 cents in damages. In jail, Lou's crazed cellmate becomes enraged whenever he hears "Niagara Falls."
4 "The Vacation" 26 December 1952 (1952-12-26)
Bud and Lou head off to the Biltmore Hotel near Phoenix for a vacation. The "Hertz U-Drive" and the "Pack-Unpack" routines are performed.
5 "Lou's Birthday Party" 2 January 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.
6 "Alaska" 9 January 1953 (1953-01-09)
Lou's uncle strikes gold in Alaska, so Bud and Lou plan to help him spend it.
7 "The Vacuum Cleaner Salesman" 16 January 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 "The Army Story" 23 January 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 "Pots and Pans" 30 January 1953 (1953-01-30)
Lou sells cookware door-to-door. Then he prepares his friend a duck dinner with disastrous results.
10 "The Charity Bazaar" 6 February 1953 (1953-02-06)
Bud and Lou participate in Hillary's charity bazaar raising money with the "shell game." Lou blows his money at the kissing booth.
11 "The Western Story" 13 February 1953 (1953-02-13)
Bud and Lou accept Hillary's invitation to visit her uncle's B-Bar-Bop ranch.
12 "The Haunted House" 20 February 1953 (1953-02-20)
Hillary will inherit a castle if she spends the night there. Bud and Lou come along to protect her.
13 "Peace and Quiet" 27 February 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 "Hungry" 6 March 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 "The Music Lovers" 13 March 1953 (1953-03-13)
Lou attempts to impress Hillary and her father with his musical abilities. While pretending to perform, Bud falls asleep and ruins the scheme.
16 "The Politician" 20 March 1953 (1953-03-20)
Bud coaches Lou on running for public office. Lou delivers a speech in a neighborhood park that causes quite a disruption.
17 "The Wrestling Story" 27 March 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 "Getting a Job" 3 April 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. Also, Stinky attempts to kill Lou by backing him into traffic. The "Loafing" routine is performed.
19 "Bingo the Chimp" 10 April 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 "Hillary's Birthday" 17 April 1953 (1953-04-17)
While shopping for Hillary's birthday present, Lou nearly destroys a grocery store. Later, at her party, Mr Fields becomes upset about the noise.
21 "The Television Show" 24 April 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 "Las Vegas" 1 May 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 "Little Old Lady" 8 May 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 "The Actors' Home" 15 May 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 "Police Rookies" 22 May 1953 (1953-05-22)
Mike the Cop helps Bud and Lou enroll in the "Police rookie school." Lou blows up the gym playing with a hand grenade.
26 "Safari" 29 May 1953 (1953-05-29)
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[edit]

No. Title
27 The Paper Hangers
To pay back rent, Bud and Lou wallpaper an apartment. Later, as waiters in a restaurant, they brawl with hoodlums.
28 Uncle Bozzo's Visit
Lou's eccentric opera-singing uncle comes to stay with the boys for a couple of months.
29 In Society
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 Life Insurance
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 Pest Exterminators
Bud and Lou are pest exterminators who are mistaken for psychiatrists when they attend to Mrs. Featherton's "aunts."
32 Killer's Wife
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.
33 Cheap Skates
Bud and Lou accidentally buy a crate of rollerskates, not knowing that they have stolen diamonds hidden inside.
34 South of Dixie
Lou accidentally lands himself and Bud roles in a Civil War melodrama.
35 From Bed to Worse
Bud and Lou attempt to plant a backyard garden in order to win a cash prize offered by a civic group.
36 $1000 TV Prize
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.
37 Amnesia
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 Efficiency Experts
Bud and Lou are hired to restrain their clients' daughters from spending money. The girls then turn the tables on them.
39 Car Trouble
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.
40 Wife Wanted
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.
41 Uncle from New Jersey
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 Private Eye
Lou receives his diploma from the Watchdo Correspondence School. He helps a friend locate some valuable bonds in a haunted house.
43 The Tax Return
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.
44 Public Enemies
Lou is mistaken for a crook named Dapper Dan and is forced to take part in a robbery.
45 Bank Holdup
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.
46 Well Oiled
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 The Pigeon
Bud and Lou's beautiful next door neighbour uses Lou as a decoy to help break up with her mobster boyfriend.
48 Honeymoon House
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 Fencing Master
Bud involves Lou in an experiment of a mad scientist who convinces Lou that he is indestructible.
50 Beauty Contest Story
Bud and Lou judge a beauty contest and pressure is applied to sway their votes.
51 Fall Guy
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 Barber Lou
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.