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The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)

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TV Series | 25 min | Comedy, Family

Bud and Lou are unemployed actors living in Mr. Fields' boarding house. Lou's girlfriend Hillary lives across the hall. Any premise would lead to slapstick, puns, lots of gimmicks from their movies.
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Updated Dec 5, 1952

Release date (First episode)
Dec 5, 1952 (United States)

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Bud Abbott
Bud Abbott Bud Abbott   See fewer
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Lou Costello
Lou Costello Lou Costello   See fewer
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Sid Fields
Sid Fields / Fields the Druggist / Mr. Fields of Fields Employment Agency / Claude Melonhead / Dr. Mildew / … See more Sid Fields / Fields the Druggist / Mr. Fields of Fields Employment Agency / Claude Melonhead / Dr. Mildew / Dr. Ralph Prentiss / Friendly Fields / Mr. Sidney / Prisoner / Prof. Melonhead / Prof. Melonhead Fields / Sheriff / Sporty Fields   See fewer
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Gordon Jones
Mike Kelly / Col. Potts (in play) / Husband / Mike's Cousin Mike Kelly / Col. Potts (in play) / Husband / Mike's Cousin   See fewer
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Bobby Barber
Hercules / Janitor / Angry Pedestrian / Barfly / Chauffeur / … See more Hercules / Janitor / Angry Pedestrian / Barfly / Chauffeur / Crazy Concert Pianist / Customer in diner / Delivery Man with Box / Guess-Your-Weight Customer / Jake / John Rednose / Man Phoning Australia / Man in Grandfather Clock / Man in Pajamas / Man with Balloon / Man with Cake / Man with Overcoat / Newspaper Vendor / Nightclub Bouncer / Painter / Pete / Prop Man / Restaurant Customer / Second Man with Cigar / Stage Hand / Tout / Waiter / Window Washer   See fewer
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Hillary Brooke
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Joe Kirk
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Milt Bronson
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Joe Besser
Stinky Davis Stinky Davis   See fewer
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Donald Kerr
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Bingo the Chimp
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Joan Shawlee
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Ray Walker
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Murray Leonard
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Veda Ann Borg
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Renie Riano
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Lucien Littlefield
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Dorothy Granger
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Bob Hopkins
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Emory Parnell
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James Alexander
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Harry Clexx
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Ralph Gamble
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Bill / Man on Street / Second Workman Bill / Man on Street / Second Workman   See fewer
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Syd Saylor
Chuck / Second Panhandler / Sneezing Man Chuck / Second Panhandler / Sneezing Man   See fewer
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Isabel Randolph
Lady with $100 Bill / Mrs. Van Olsen / Olga Van Goo Lady with $100 Bill / Mrs. Van Olsen / Olga Van Goo   See fewer
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Dick Wessel
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Connie Cezon
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George Chandler
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Robert Cherry
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Lady with Umbrella / Woman Who Slaps Lou Lady with Umbrella / Woman Who Slaps Lou   See fewer
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Charles Anthony Hughes
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Blackie Blackie   See fewer
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8.4 / 10 | 921 votes