The Abbott and Costello Kids Show

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of July 30, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


62853. The Abbott and Costello Kids Show. January 10, 1948. ABC net. Sustaining. Guest Arthur Lake appears as Dagwood Bumstead. Abbott and Costello tell the story of "Romeo and Juliet." Anna Mae Slaughter, a nine-year-old vocalist, sings "It's A Good Day." Eight contestants play "Bubble Or Nothing," one of the contestants wins a prize for remembering his own name! The Lou Costello Foundation awards a prize to a thirteen-year-old boy who goes to school, has two jobs, and takes care of his mother and three sisters! The system cue has been deleted. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Arthur Lake, Anna Mae Slaughter, Bobby Ellis, Barbara Fuller, Norma Jean Nilsson, Anne Burr, John McGovern (kid announcer), Ed Forman (writer, producer), Hartfield Weeks (director). 29:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

60302. The Abbott and Costello Kids Show. January 31, 1948. ABC net, KECA, Los Angeles aircheck. Sustaining. Costello tells the story of Moby Dick. Guest Norma Jean Nilsson sings. A group of kids from the audience plays, "Bubble Or Nothing." An eight-year- old from Rhode Island wins, "The Lou Costello Junior Youth Foundation Award" for saving his father's life. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Norma Jean Nilsson, Johnny McGovern (kid announcer), Henry Blair, Barney Phillips, Ed Forman (writer, producer), Hartfield Weeks (? director). 29:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77011. The Abbott and Costello Kids Show. September 11, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Bud and Lou join Red Ryder in looking for a lost gold mine in the Mojave. The show features, "Bubble Or Nothing," a quiz show for kids. When asked, "How many guns in a twenty-one-gun salute, one young contestant answers, "Nothing, I'm using a squirt gun!" Lou promptly cracks up. When asked, "Who sets off a burglar alarm," another kid answers, "My father," which cracks up Costello once again. The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, John McGovern (announcer, performer), Brooke Temple, Dawn Bender, Lois Forman, Ed Forman (writer, producer), Hartfield Lee (director), Anna Mae Slaughter (ten year old vocalist). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

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