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Abbott and Costello (OTR 1942-1949)

Abbott and Costello (OTR 1942-1949)
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Famous for their movie careers, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello began their steep ascent into comedy stardom through radio. Abbott was the vivacious straight man to Costello. Abbott made famous their routine "Who's on First" and coined the still popular catchphrase, "I'm a baaaad boy!" Bud and Lou got their start in the usual way - dumb luck. Actually, when they were barely out of their teens, Bud was working in the box office of a local vaudeville where Lou Costello was on the bill. After meeting, Bud told Lou that what he really needed a straight man, and that he, Bud, was available. Lou said "Oh, yeah?" "Oh, yeah, and I'll prove it!" They continued on the circuit together. The rest is show-biz history. During the later part of the 1930's, the boys had perfected their trademarked rapid-fire on-stage personalities, doing the types of routines they would use for the rest of their lives.

They got their first radio show break as a summer substitute for Fred Allen in 1940. With Camel Cigarettes sponsorship, they got their own radio show in 1942 and kept the audiences rolling in the aisles and glued to their radios for the rest of the decade. This continued into the 1950's, when they moved to TV.

The Abbott and Costello Show featured their comedy in a variety-show-with-guests format. Character actors such as Mel Blanc (Jack Benny Show, The Mel Blanc Show), Sid Fields (who worked with them on their TV show), and vocalists Connie Haines and Marilyn Maxwell were regulars. Abbott & Costello publicity shotThe Orchestra was under the baton of the swing-associated leaders Skinnay Ennis and then Will Osborne. It was a raucous show, as well it should be with these guys. Abbott and Costello were never known for droll or witty humor. The boys stormed Hollywood, doing films along with their radio work, and were a natural for that "idiot box" called TV. Before they were done with radio, however, they did a kiddy show in the late 1940's called The Abbott and Costello Children's Show. It was not quiet or refined either, and the kiddies loved it.



Numbers refer to production or broadcast dates (yymmdd) and series number when known.

This disc includes the following shows (list may include duplicates):
  • 400320 Lion Hunting
  • 420511 Lou Substitutes For
  • 421015 Bank Robbery w Marle
  • 421119 Knights in Shining A
  • 430114 Hunting Guide with C
  • 430316 At the Circus with A
  • 431118 Nylon Stockings with
  • 431125 Formal ThanksGiving
  • 431202 Trip to Palm Springs
  • 431209 English Butler with
  • 431216 The Wild West with L
  • 431230 The Lawyer with Bert
  • 440026 Matrimonial Agency
  • 440106 Lou's Engaged to Jud
  • 440113 Visit to a Sanitariu
  • 440120 With The Great Gilde
  • 440210 Charles Laughton
  • 440217 Making a Movie with
  • 440302 Blondie & Dagwood
  • 440302 With Hedda Hopper (p
  • 440309 Snow White With Blondie And Dagwood
  • 440606 Who's On First
  • 440618 Costello Buys Gifts For Cast
  • 441026 Matrimonial Agency
  • 441207 Visit To Tin Pan All
  • 441214 Christmas Shopping
  • 450125 Merchant Marines
  • 450201 Stolen Oranges
  • 450215 Guest Rudy Vallee
  • 450308 New Press Agent
  • 450503 Spanish Acting Schoo
  • 450607 Costello Gets A Tato
  • 450628 Return To Patterson
  • 451115 Lou Hides From His G
  • 451129 Opening A Gas Statio
  • 451206 Lou The Fireman
  • 451220 Christmas Party
  • 451227 Costello's Beauty Sh
  • 460425 The Sheriff Of North
  • 470313 Lou Goes To Racetrac
  • 470410 Nuts And Bolts
  • 470417 The Baseball Player
  • 470424 Lou Builds A House
  • 47-06-18 Abbott & Costell-Baseball_Show
  • 470618 Who's On First
  • 471224 Christmas Program
  • 471224_Christmas Program
  • 481028 Unknown Title
  • 490127 Unknown Title
  • 490303 Unknown Title
  • 490428 Unknown Title
  • 490519 Unknown Title
  • Show With Peter Lorre
  • Trip to Palm Springs with Veronica Lake
  • 400320 - Lion Hunting
  • 431118 - Nylon Stockings
  • 440302 - Guests Blondie & Dagwood
  • 440309 - Snow White
  • 430114 - Hunting Guide
  • 430316 - At the Circus
  • 441026 - Matrimonial Agency
  • 451115 - Lou Hides From His Girlfriend
  • 460425 The Sheriff Of North Hollywood
  • 2 Tens For a Five
  • Abbott Takes a Walk
  • Ajax Plumbing Co
  • Alright
  • Bet You're Not Here Routine
  • Bud Hates Mustard
  • Dracula's Existence Routine
  • I'm a Bad Boy
  • Loafing Routine
  • Lou Has a Baby
  • Lou is Shocked Routine
  • Lou Likes Bud
  • Lou's a Wolf
  • Lou's Destiny
  • Lou's Kids In Orphanage
  • Mrs Pike's Dog
  • Mustard Routine
  • Phone Booth Routine
  • Rain Dear
  • Silly Fear
  • Stinker
  • Strawberry Sunday
  • Susquehana Routine
  • Teller
  • Tough Kid
  • Turkey Sandwich
  • Twenty Two Apples
  • Watts Volts
  • Who's Smoking
  • 42-10-15 Bank Robbery
  • 43-11-18 Lucille Ball's Nylons
  • 44-02-17 with Dorothy Lamour
  • 44-06-06 Who's On First
  • 45-04-26 Andrews Sisters
  • 45-06-28
  • 48-08-12 The UNO
  • 48-44-03
  • 49-01-27 Sam Shovel Skit
  • Hedda Hopper
  • 420511 LOU SUBSTITUTES FOR JOE DIMAGGIO
  • At the Races
  • At the Ranch
  • Christmas Program
  • Costello Has A Cold
  • Costello The Stunt M
  • Costello's Horse Pea
  • Father's Day
  • Girls, Girls, Girls
  • Gold Ore
  • Guest Bert Gordon
  • Guest Judy Canova
  • Kids Program with Re
  • Laugh
  • Lou Is A Delegate To
  • Mudder And Fodder
  • Niagria Falls skit
  • No Details - 2
  • Room & Board
  • Shootin' Dice
  • Spanish Acting Schoo
  • Susquehanna Hat Comp
  • The Shell Game skit
  • Up and Down
  • Variety Show
  • Who's On First
  • With Linda Darnell
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