Abbott and Costello Show: the Complete Series

Abbott and Costello Show: the Complete Series

Director: Jean Yarbrough, Jim Gates Cast: Lou Costello, Bud Abbott

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Abbott and Costello Show: the Complete Series

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/30/2010
UPC: 0741952672999
Source: Koch Vision
Time: 22:00:00

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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