THE HISTORY OF ABBOTT & COSTELLO


1895
1895 10 02 William Alexander “Bud” Abbott born.

1906
1906 03 06 Louis Francis Cristillo born.

1935
1935 XX XX Abbott & Costello perform together for the first time at the Eltinge Burlesque Theater.

1938
1938 02 03 Bud & Lou begin appearing on the Kate Smith Show.

1940
1940 07 03 Bud & Lou’s last appearance on the Kate Smith Show.
1940 07 03 1. Musical typewriter
1940 07 10 2. Robot inventor
1940 07 17 3. Musical whiskey bottles
1940 07 24 4. The Wacky Motion Picture Company
1940 07 31 5. Dance School
1940 08 07 6. Wackyville Volunteer Fire Department
1940 08 14 7. Going west
1940 08 21 8. Finding a hotel
1940 08 28 9. Tribute to Hollywood westerns
1940 09 04 10. Lou buys a car
1940 09 11 11.
1940 09 18 12. Bud & Lou launch a newspaper
1940 09 25 13. Who’s on First
1940 11 15 ONE NIGHT IN THE TROPICS

1941
1941 01 31 BUCK PRIVATES
1941 04 06 Bud & Lou begin appearing on the Edgar Bergan and Charlie McCarthy Show
1941 05 27 IN THE NAVY
1941 08 06 HOLD THAT GHOST
1941 10 13 Lux Radio Theatre “Buck Privates”
1941 11 28 KEEP ’EM FLYING

1942
1942 02 20 RIDE ’EM COWBOY
1942 06 28 Bud & Lou’s last appearance on the Edgar Bergan and Charlie McCarthy Show
1942 08 07 PARDON MY SARONG
1942 10 08 14. Guest: Veronica Lake
1942 10 15 15. Bank Robbery with Marlene Dietrich
1942 10 22 16. Squared Circle with John Garfield
1942 10 29 17. Guest: Diana Barrymore
1942 11 05 18. Guest: Basil Rathbone
1942 11 06 WHO DONE IT?
1942 11 12 19. Guest: Carmen Miranda
1942 11 19 20. Knights in Shining Armor with Merle Oberon
1942 11 26 21. Guest: Herbert Marshall
1942 12 03 22. Guest: Ms. Billie Burke
1942 12 10 23. Guest: Adolphe Menjou
1942 12 17 24. Guest: Lucille Ball
1942 12 24 25. Guest: Andy Devine
1942 12 31 26. Guest: Charles Laughton
1942 XX XX HERE WE GO AGAIN

1943
1943 01 07 27. Guest: George Raft
1943 01 14 28. Hunting Guide with Claire Trevor
1943 01 21 29. Guest: Betty Hutton
1943 01 28 30. Guest: Monty Wooley
1943 02 04 31. Guest: Constance Bennett
1943 02 11 32. Guest: Peter Lorre
1943 02 18 33. Guest: Elsa Maxwell
1943 02 25 34. Guest: Mary Boland
1943 03 04 35. Guest: Carmen Miranda
1943 03 05 IT AIN’T HAY
1943 03 11 36. Guest: Bert Lahr
1943 03 18 37. Guests: Hal Peary, Veronica Lake
1943 06 02 HIT THE ICE
1943 11 04 38.
1943 11 11 39. Guest: Akim Tamiroff
1943 11 18 40. Nylon Stockings w/Lucille Ball
1943 11 25 41. Costello’s Pet Turkey with Jane Wyman
1943 12 02 42. Trip to Palm Springs with Veronica Lake
1943 12 09 43. English Butler with Arthur Treacher
1943 12 16 44. The Wild West with Lynn Bari
1943 12 23 45. Guest: Edward Arnold
1943 12 30 46. The Lawyer with Bert Gordon

1944
1944 01 06 47. Lou’s Engaged To Judy Canova
1944 01 13 48. A Visit to Peter Lorre’s Sanitarium
1944 01 20 49. Football Game with Harold Peary
1944 01 27 50. Playing the Piano with Janet Blair
1944 02 03 51. Guest: Carmen Miranda
1944 02 10 52. Robinson Crusoe with Charles Laughton
1944 02 17 53. Making a Movie with Dorothy Lamour
1944 02 24 54. Guest: Sydney Greenstreet
1944 03 02 55. Running a Newspaper with Hedda Hopper
1944 03 09 56. Missing Script with Blondie and Dagwood
1944 03 16 57. At the Circus with Alan Hale
1944 03 23 58. A Psychiatrist for Costello with Linda Darnell
1944 03 30 59. Radio Station with Alan Ladd
1944 04 06 60. Guest: Cary Grant
1944 04 13 61. Guest: George Brent
1944 04 20 62. Guest: George Raft
1944 04 27 63. Guest: Henny Youngman
1944 05 04 64. Date with Connie Haines with John Garfield
1944 05 11 65. Job at a Department Store with Claire Trevor
1944 05 18 66. Guest: Laird Cregar
1944 05 25 67. Guest: Robert Young
1944 06 01 68. Guest: Adolphe Menjou
1944 06 08 69. Costello Buys Gifts For Cast - Who’s On First?
1944 08 18 IN SOCIETY
1944 08 31 LOST IN A HAREM
1944 10 05 70. Investment Advice
1944 10 12 71. Investing in a Gold Mine
1944 10 19 72. Lou Goes to Jail
1944 10 26 73. Matrimonial Agency
1944 11 02 74. Mortimer’s Pet Shop
1944 11 09 75. At the Races
1944 11 16 76. Return to PS 15
1944 11 23 77. Formal Thanksgiving Dinner
1944 11 30 78. Annual School Play
1944 12 07 79. Visit to Tin Pan Alley
1944 12 14 80. Christmas Shopping for Lou’s Girlfriend
1944 12 21 81. Christmas Party
1944 12 28 82. Bud And Lou Go Over Their Taxes

1945
1945 01 04 83. Lou Has a Cold
1945 01 11 84. Needs Another Bath Tub
1945 01 18 85. Hertz You Drive
1945 01 25 86. Lou Wants to Join the Merchant Marines
1945 02 01 87. Lou Shoots an Orange Picker
1945 02 02 HERE COME THE CO-EDS
1945 02 08 88.
1945 02 15 89. Jack and the Beanstalk
1945 02 22 90. Story of George Washington
1945 03 01 91. Going Back to School
1945 03 08 92. New Press Agent
1945 03 15 93. Guest: Turhan Bey
1945 03 22 94. Basic Training
1945 03 29 95.
1945 04 05 96. Trying to Hire the Andrews Sisters
1945 04 12 97.
1945 04 19 98. Appearing with the Andrews Sisters
1945 04 26 99. Making a Movie with the Andrews Sisters
1945 05 03 100. Spanish Acting Lesson
1945 05 10 101. Bud and Lou Run a Lunch Wagon
1945 05 17 102. Aunt Mae Visits
1945 05 24 103. Bud and Lou Go to the Races
1945 05 31 104. Miles Standish
1945 06 07 105. Costello Gets a Tattoo
1945 06 14 106. Costello’s Fathers Day Gift
1945 06 20 THE NAUGHTY NINETIES
1945 06 21 107. Bud And Lou Are In A Play
1945 06 28 108. Return to Paterson
1945 08 22 ABBOTT & COSTELLO IN HOLLYWOOD
1945 10 04 109. Lou Promises His Girlfriend a Job
1945 10 11 110. Lou and Girlfriend Go Out to Eat
1945 10 18 111. Lou Tries to Become Famous
1945 10 25 112. Lou Tries to Raise Money for an Engagement Ring
1945 11 01 113. Latin American Party
1945 11 08 114. Bud and Lou Try to Become Movie Stars
1945 11 15 115. Lou Hides from His Girlfriend
1945 11 22 116. Bud and Lou Run a Butcher Shop
1945 11 29 117. Opening a Gas Station
1945 12 06 118. Lou the Fireman
1945 12 13 119. Mellonhead’s Department Store
1945 12 20 120. Lou’s Christmas Party
1945 12 27 121. Costello’s Beauty Shop

1946
1946 01 03 122.
1946 01 10 123. Lou Wants To Sing On The Program
1946 01 17 124. Lou Brings A Horse He Has Won Into The Studio
1946 01 24 125. Abbott And Costello Are Working In Mellonhead’s Restaurant
1946 01 31 126. Starting a Detective Agency
1946 02 07 127. Looking for an Apartment
1946 02 14 128. Mrs Niles Gives Boys Job
1946 02 21 129. Costello Looking for a Leading Lady for His New Play
1946 02 22 LITTLE GIANT
1946 02 28 130.
1946 03 07 131. Discover Uranium
1946 03 14 132. Lou Has to Pay Income Tax
1946 03 21 133. Taking Care Of A Baby
1946 03 28 134. Lou’s Sister Is Getting Married
1946 04 04 135. Bud Hires Lou To Work In His Bakery
1946 04 11 136. Lou Is Working In The Garden
1946 04 18 137. Pet Shop
1946 04 25 138. The Sheriff of North Hollywood
1946 05 02 139. Napoleon and Josephine
1946 05 09 140. Lou Wants to Join the Circus
1946 05 16 141. Costello Runs for Mayor
1946 05 23 142.
1946 05 30 143. Prepare for Elsa Maxwell’s Party
1946 06 06 144. Bud And Lou Need Some Dough
1946 06 13 145. Lou Has A Date With Charles Boyer’s Girfriend
1946 06 20 146. The Lewis-Conn Fight
1946 06 27 147. Abbott’s Big Date
1946 08 16 THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES
1946 10 03 148. Incorrigible
1946 10 10 149. Lou Is Hallucinating
1946 10 17 150. Bud Tries To Get Lou Married
1946 10 24 151. Lou Promised To Fight Someone
1946 10 31 152. Tonight Is Halloween
1946 11 07 153. Lou Has His Mind On Girls
1946 11 14 154. Lou Tells The Story of Romeo and Juliet
1946 11 21 155. Abbott And Costello Talk About Football
1946 11 28 156. A Thanksgiving Play
1946 12 05 157. Lion Hunting
1946 12 12 158.
1946 12 19 159. Talking About Christmas
1946 12 26 160. Lou Needs Money To Pay For Christmas Presents

1947
1947 01 02 161. Going To Palm Springs To Be In A Movie
1947 01 09 162. Abbott And Costello Go To Washington
1947 01 16 163. Bud’s Brother Norman Visits
1947 01 23 164. Trying To Get Norman Married
1947 01 30 165. Show Is From New York
1947 02 06 166. From New York City Again
1947 02 13 167. Costello Buys a Boat
1947 02 20 168. Ski Jump
1947 02 27 169. Driving Lessons With Marilyn Maxwell
1947 03 06 170. Talking About Paying Income Tax
1947 03 13 171. Lou Goes to the Racetrack to Lose Money
1947 03 20 172. Hanley Stafford subs for Bud Abbott
1947 03 27 173. Stock Market
1947 04 03 174. The Boys Get Hired By A Drugstore
1947 04 04 BUCK PRIVATES COME HOME
1947 04 10 175. Nuts and Bolts
1947 04 17 176. Lou Joins the Yankees ( featuring Who’s On First)
1947 04 24 177. Lou Builds a House
1947 05 01 178. Lou Wins Queen Of The May
1947 05 08 179. Night in Haunted House
1947 05 15 180. Lou Gets A Job As A Radio Announcer
1947 05 22 181. Lou Wants To Marry Marilyn
1947 05 29 182. Lou Has An Accident In Bud’s Car
1947 06 05 183. Lou Buys An Aircraft Carrier
1947 06 12 184. Lou Thinks He’s Inheirited Sixty Million Dollars
1947 06 19 185. The Boys Go To The Movies
1947 06 26 186. The Boys Go To Paterson New Jersey
1947 10 01 187. Show Moves To ABC
1947 10 08 THE WISTFUL WIDOW OF WAGON GAP
1947 10 08 188.
1947 10 15 189.
1947 10 22 190.
1947 10 29 191.
1947 11 05 192.
1947 11 12 193.
1947 11 19 194.
1947 11 26 195.
1947 12 03 196.
1947 12 10 197. Lou Visits a Psychiatrist
1947 12 17 198.
1947 12 24 199. Christmas Program
1947 12 31 200. New Year’s Eve

1948
1948 01 07 201. Lou Wants to Be an Actor
1948 01 14 202. Lou Buys an Apartment House
1948 01 21 203. Lou Inherits $800,000
1948 01 28 204.
1948 02 04 205. Lou Inherits the Largest Diamond in the World
1948 02 11 206. The Boys Buy A Ranch
1948 02 18 207.
1948 02 25 208.
1948 03 03 209. Uncle Mike’s Gold Mine
1948 03 04 THE NOOSE HANGS HIGH
1948 03 10 210. Costello Pays Income Tax
1948 03 17 211. Lou Takes a Driving Test
1948 03 24 212. Guest: Frank Nelson
1948 03 31 213. Lou Becomes a T-Man
1948 04 07 214. Lou Is Not Feeling Well
1948 04 14 215. Bud and Lou Plan to Go to France
1948 04 21 216. Opening a Marriage Bureau
1948 04 28 217. Costello Looking for a Job
1948 05 05 218. Sheriff Costello with Bela Lugosi
1948 05 12 219. Bud and Lou Get the Ratings of Their Show
1948 05 19 220. Uncle Mike And Aunt May
1948 05 26 221. Costello Joins the Foreign Legion
1948 06 02 222. Guest: Lon Chaney Jr.
1948 06 09 223. Lou Is Asked to Help on Uncle Tom’s Ranch
1948 06 15 ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN
1948 06 16 224. Guest: Benny Rubin
1948 06 23 225. Costello’s Big Inheritance
1948 06 30 226. Lou Takes in a Lost Dog
1948 07 07 227. Bud and Lou Plan a Vacation
1948 07 14 228. The Adventures of Sam Shovel
1948 07 21 229.
1948 07 28 230. Lou Learns to Swim
1948 08 04 231. Lou Goes On Trial
1948 08 11 232. Lou Gets a Job Offer from the UN
1948 08 18 233. Dewey Wants Lou in his Cabinet
1948 08 25 234. Lou Gets a Job in a Drugstore
1948 09 23 235.
1948 09 30 236.
1948 10 07 237.
1948 10 14 238.
1948 10 21 239.
1948 10 28 240. Sam Shovel, Tony’s Home Permanent
1948 11 04 241. Sam Shovel Case of the Grocer Who Fell in Wet Cement
1948 11 11 242. Sam Shovel - Sorry Wrong Rhumba
1948 11 18 243. Sam Shovel Case of the Russian Diplomat
1948 11 25 244. Plymouth Rock
1948 12 02 245. Sam Shovel Case of the Curbstone Murder
1948 12 09 246. Sam Shovel Case of Two Gun Gertie
1948 12 16 247. Sam Shovel - It Was Time For A Change
1948 12 23 248. Sam Shovel - I’m All Yours In Buttons And Bows
1948 12 27 MEXICAN HAYRIDE
1948 12 30 249. Sam Shovel - The Murder At The Radio Quiz Show

1949
1949 01 06 250.
1949 01 13 251. Honor Student
1949 01 20 252.
1949 01 27 253. Sam Shovel - General Custer’s Last Hamburger Stand
1949 02 03 254.
1949 02 10 255.
1949 02 17 256.
1949 02 24 257.
1949 03 03 258. Sam Shovel - Caught With His Prints Down
1949 03 10 259.
1949 03 17 260.
1949 03 24 261.
1949 03 31 262. Sam Shovel -There’s Good Booze Tonight
1949 04 07 263.
1949 04 14 264.
1949 04 21 265.
1949 04 28 266. Sam Shovel - Tony’s Home Permanent
1949 05 04 AFRICA SCREAMS
1949 05 05 267.
1949 05 12 268. Sam Shovel - He Had A Smooth Finish
1949 05 19 269. Sam Shovel - Dust Be My Destiny
1949 05 26 270.
1949 06 02 271.
1949 06 09 272. Sam Shovel - The Case of the China Man
1949 08 22 ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET THE KILLER, BORIS KARLOFF

1950
1950 07 24 ABBOTT & COSTELLO IN THE FOREIGN LEGION

1951
1951 03 19 ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET THE INVISIBLE MAN
1951 06 18 COMIN’ ROUND THE MOUNTAIN
1951 XX XX 1. The Drug Store
1951 XX XX 2. The Dentist’s Office
1951 XX XX 3. Jail
1951 XX XX 4. The Vacation
1951 XX XX 5. Lou’s Birthday Party
1951 XX XX 6. Alaska
1951 XX XX 7. The Vacuum Cleaner Salesman
1951 XX XX 8. The Army Story
1951 XX XX 9. Pots and Pans
1951 XX XX 10. The Charity Bazaar
1951 XX XX 11. The Western Story
1951 XX XX 12. The Haunted House
1951 XX XX 13. Peace and Quiet
1951 XX XX 14. Hungry
1951 XX XX 15. The Music Lovers
1951 XX XX 16. The Politician
1951 XX XX 17. The Wrestling Story
1951 XX XX 18. Getting a Job
1951 XX XX 19. Bingo the Chimp
1951 XX XX 20. Hillary’s Birthday
1951 XX XX 21. The Television Show
1951 XX XX 22. Las Vegas
1951 XX XX 23. Little Old Lady
1951 XX XX 24. The Actors’ Home
1951 XX XX 25. Police Rookies
1951 XX XX 26. Safari

1952
1952 04 09 JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
1952 07 28 LOST IN ALASKA
1952 12 27 ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET CAPTAIN KIDD
1952 XX XX 27. The Paper Hangers
1952 XX XX 28. Uncle Bozzo’s Visit
1952 XX XX 29. In Society
1952 XX XX 30. Life Insurance
1952 XX XX 31. Pest Exterminators
1952 XX XX 32. Killer’s Wife
1952 XX XX 33. Cheap Skates
1952 XX XX 34. South of Dixie
1952 XX XX 35. From Bed to Worse
1952 XX XX 36. $1000 TV Prize
1952 XX XX 37. Amnesia
1952 XX XX 38. Efficiency Experts
1952 XX XX 39. Car Trouble
1952 XX XX 40. Wife Wanted
1952 XX XX 41. Uncle from New Jersey
1952 XX XX 42. Private Eye
1952 XX XX 43. The Tax Return
1952 XX XX 44. Public Enemies
1952 XX XX 45. Bank Holdup
1952 XX XX 46. Well Oiled
1952 XX XX 47. The Pigeon
1952 XX XX 48. Honeymoon House
1952 XX XX 49. Fencing Master
1952 XX XX 50. Beauty Contest Story
1952 XX XX 51. Fall Guy
1952 XX XX 52. Barber Lou

1953
1953 04 06 ABBOTT & COSTELLO GO TO MARS
1953 08 10 ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET DR. JECKYLL & MR. HYDE

1955
1955 01 31 ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET THE KEYSTONE COPS
1955 05 23 ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY

1956
1956 12 14 DANCE WITH ME, HENRY

1959
1959 03 03 Lou Costello dies.
1959 06 08 THE 30 FOOT BRIDE OF CANDY ROCK

1965
1965 04 08 THE WORLD OF ABBOTT & COSTELLO

1967
1967 09 09 The Abbott & Costello Cartoon Show premiers.

1968
1968 02 XX Abbott & Costello (comic book)

1974
1974 04 24 Bud Abbott dies.


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