Abbott and Costello Show: the Complete Series

Overview

As one of the most frequently syndicated situation comedies in television history -- and reportedly one of the major influences on such later series as Seinfeld -- The Abbott and Costello Show 1951-1953 drew enormous audiences with a format that was essentially an excuse to set up some of the titular comedy team's best-known and loved gags. It had Bud Abbott and Lou Costello playing "themselves," as unemployed actors sharing an apartment in a rooming house, surrounded by nutty neighbors; many episodes found ...
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Overview

As one of the most frequently syndicated situation comedies in television history -- and reportedly one of the major influences on such later series as Seinfeld -- The Abbott and Costello Show 1951-1953 drew enormous audiences with a format that was essentially an excuse to set up some of the titular comedy team's best-known and loved gags. It had Bud Abbott and Lou Costello playing "themselves," as unemployed actors sharing an apartment in a rooming house, surrounded by nutty neighbors; many episodes found Costello undertaking one crazy get-rich-quick scheme or another, which invariably blew up in the pair's faces. This collection presents all original 52 episodes of the program, back to back, plus bonus supplements including a "Routine Reel" from season one, a 1978 television special entitled Dear Abbott, excerpts from Lou Costello's home movies, bonus interviews with Chris Costello and Paddy Costello, and much more.
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Special Features

"Hey Abott!" 1978 TV special; Season-one classic routine reel; Lou Costello home movies; Interviews with Chris and Paddy Costello; "10,000 Kids and a Cop" 1948 short film; 44-page commemorative book; Four collectible photo postcards
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/2010
  • UPC: 741952672999
  • Source: Koch Vision
  • Presentation: Remastered / Special Edition / Restored / B&W
  • Language: English
  • Time: 22:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 23,164

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Disc #1 -- The Abbott and Costello Show: The Complete Series
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   Episodes
      Episode 1: The Drug Store
      Episode 2: The Dentist's Office
      Episode 3: Jail
      Episode 4: The Vacation
      Episode 5: The Birthday Party
      Episode 6: Alaska
      Episode 7: The Vacuum Cleaner Salesman
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      Episode 8: The Army Story
      Episode 9: Pots and Pans
      Episode 10: The Charity Bazaar
      Episode 11: The Western Story
      Episode 12: The Haunted House
      Episode 13: Peace and Quiet
      Episode 14: Hungry
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      Episode 15: The Music Lovers
      Episode 16: The Politician
      Episode 17: The Wrestling Story
      Episode 18: Getting a Job
      Episode 19: The Chimp
      Episode 20: Hillary's Birthday
      Episode 21: Television
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      Episode 22: Las Vegas
      Episode 23: Little Old Lady
      Episode 24: The Actor's Home
      Episode 25: Police Rookies
      Episode 26: Safari
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   Bonus
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      Jonah and the Whale
      Hertz U-Drive
      Drill Routine
      Buzzing the Bee
      Moving Candle/Revolving Wall
      Insomnia
      The Piano Bit Aka Alright!
      Hole In the Wall/Mustard
      Who's on First?
Disc #5 -- The Abbott and Costello Show: The Complete Series
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      Episode 27: The Paper Hangers
      Episode 28: Uncle Bozzo's Visit
      Episode 29: In Society
      Episode 30: Life Insurance
      Episode 31: Pest Exterminators
      Episode 32: Killer's Wife
      Episode 33: Cheapskates
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Disc #6 -- The Abbott and Costello Show: The Complete Series
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      Episode 34: South of Dixie
      Episode 35: From Bed to Worse
      Episode 36: $1000 TV Prize
      Episode 37: Amnesia
      Episode 38: Efficiency Experts
      Episode 39: Car Trouble
      Episode 40: Wife Wanted
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      Episode 41: Uncle From New Jersey
      Episode 42: Private Eye
      Episode 43: The Tax Return
      Episode 44: Public Enemies
      Episode 45: Bank Holdup
      Episode 46: Well Oiled
      Episode 47: The Pigeon
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      Episode 48: Honeymoon House
      Episode 49: Fencing Master
      Episode 50: Beauty Contest Story
      Episode 51: Fall Guy
      Episode 52: Barber Lou
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   Bonus
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      Introduction By Chris and Paddy Costello
      At Home (1942-43)
      Chris and Paddy On Crossing the Atlantic
      The Costellos In Europe (1950)
      Hawaii Vacation Memories
      Lou and Anne's Hawaii Vacation
Disc #9 -- The Abbott and Costello Show: The Complete Series
   "Hey Abbott"
   "10,000 Kids and a Cop"
   Interviews
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      The Abbott and Costello Show
      Bud and Lou
      The Costello Family
      Movieland
      Lou and the Cop
      Gambling and the IRS
   Home Movies
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      Intro: Holidays at the Costellos
      Paddy's 10th Birthday
      Lou With Photographer Gene Lester
      Christmas 1946
      Easter 1947
      Lou and Baby Chris
      New Year's Day 1949
      Easter 1949
      Chris' 2nd Birthday
      Paddy's 13th Birthday
      Christmas 1949
      Christmas 1950
      Chris' 4th Birthday
      Paddy Costello's Wedding
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