The Abbott and Costello Show

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


76861. The Abbott and Costello Show. October 15, 1942. Red net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Abbott and Costello ride into Dead Pan Gulch on the trail of Black Pete, the bank robber. Black Pete turns out to be guest Marlene Dietrich! Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Leith Stevens and His Orchestra, The Camels Quartet, Ken Niles (announcer), Connie Haines, Don Prindle (writer), John Grant (writer), Howard Harris (producer), Martin Gosen (director), Martha Wentworth, Mel Blanc (doubles), Marlene Dietrich, Mel Blanc. 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95965. The Abbott and Costello Show. November 19, 1942. Red net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The program originates from the 6th Ferrying Group Air Transport Command, Long Beach, California. Mel does the voices of Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny, an electric organ and hiccups. Lou wants to play the romantic lead in Merle's next picture. The cast does, "The Brave Knight Cut Off The Dragon's Tail," or, "The Dragon Isn't Waggin' Anymore." Costello plays, "Sir Porterhouse," Abbott plays, "Sir Loin." Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Connie Haines, Leith Stevens and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Merle Oberon (guest), Mel Blanc, The Camel Five, Hans Conried. 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60664. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 17, 1942. Red net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Costello and guest Lucille Ball compete for that last pair of nylon stockings. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Mel Blanc (as Bugs Bunny), Lucille Ball, Billy Gray, Elvia Allman, Ken Niles (announcer), Don Prindle (writer), Leo Solomon (writer), Alan Woods (writer), Martin Gosch (director). 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71496. The Abbott and Costello Show. January 14, 1943. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The opening routine is about the butter and meat shortages. Abbott and Costello go hunting in the north woods with guest Claire Trevor as a guide. The program series is referred to as both, "The Abbott and Costello Show" and "The Abbott and Costello Program." Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Connie Haines, Elvia Allman, The Camel Five, Claire Trevor. 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

90351. The Abbott and Costello Show. November 18, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert. Lou tries to get a pair of nylons for Connie Haines from guest Lucille Ball. Two flubbed lines cracks up almost everyone. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Connie Haines, Mel Blanc (as "Bugs Bunny"), Billy Gray, Elvia Allman, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Lucille Ball. 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69366. The Abbott and Costello Show. November 25, 1943. Red net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Camels. Abbott and Costello plan to kill Ingrid, Costello's pet turkey, for Thanksgiving. Guest Jane Wyman joins in a routine, "What is the wind?" Connie Haines sings, "Shoo, Shoo Baby." Mel Blanc appears as Bugs Bunny. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Jane Wyman, Connie Haines, Mel Blanc (triples), Don Prindle (writer), Leo Solomon (writer), Alan Woods (writer), Martin Gosch (director), Billy Gray, Elvia Allman, John Brown. 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64085. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 2, 1943. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The boys plan to visit guest Veronica Lake, but first have to stop by the "U-Drive" car rental agency. See cat. #10433 for an Abbott and Costello Show with a similar routine. Part of one musical selection has been deleted. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ken Niles (announcer), Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines (vocal), Cliff Nazarro, Veronica Lake. 27:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

71603. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 9, 1943. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Camels. The opening routine is about cows. Abbott and Costello visit the "Hugo Gessit Employment Agency" to hire a butler. Treacher visits Costello before the visit of Lynn Bari next week. A good show! Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Cliff Nazarro, Arthur Treacher, Elvia Allman, Ken Niles (announcer), John Brown, Mel Blanc. 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71604. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 16, 1943. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The opening routine is about Costello's wardrobe. Abbott and Costello are working in Meyer's Butcher Shop. Guest Lynn Bari joins Abbott and Costello in a western drama about Buffalo Bill. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Ken Niles (announcer), Elvia Allman, Lynn Bari. 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64086. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 30, 1943. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Costello tries to get paid his year's wages. Mrs. Niles is going to sue Abbott, so the boys hire a lawyer...Bert Gordon as "The Mad Russian" (who has trouble reading his script and cracks up Costello). Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ken Niles (announcer), Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Bert Gordon, Elvia Allman. 29:04. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

71605. The Abbott and Costello Show. January 6, 1944. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The opening routine is about leap year and Costello's romance. He's against marriage. Will Costello marry guest Judy Canova? Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Connie Haines, Elvia Allman, Mel Blanc, John Brown, Judy Canova. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42719. The Abbott and Costello Show. January 13, 1944. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. AFRS: Replacing Red Skelton #47. Abbott teaches Costello to flee the flu! A visit to Peter Lorre's sanitarium...at midnight! Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Connie Haines, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Peter Lorre, Ken Niles (announcer). 30:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91271. The Abbott and Costello Show. January 20, 1944. Red net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Tobacco. Costello takes on "The Great Gildersleeve," on and off the fottball field. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Harold Peary, Elvia Allman, Arthur Q. Bryan, Ken Niles (announcer), Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines. 29:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91270. The Abbott and Costello Show. January 27, 1944. Red net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Tobacco. Costello plans to play a Rachmaninoff piano concerto at Janet Blair's party. Professor Nazarro arrives to give Lou a quick piano lesson. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Janet Blair (guest), Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Ken Niles (announcer), Cliff Nazarro. 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71606. The Abbott and Costello Show. February 10, 1944. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The opening routine is about St. Valentine's Day and abbreviations. Guest Charles Laughton joins the cast in, "The Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe." Ted R. Gamble (of the Treasury Department), speaks from Washington, D. C. about the Fourth War Loan. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Ken Niles, Elvia Allman, Charles Laughton, Mel Blanc, Ted R. Gamble. 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

94805. The Abbott and Costello Show. February 17, 1944. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Camels. The boys are trying to get guest Dorothy Lamour to appear in their new picture. Dorothy reads one of her lines as, "Bing Hope and Bob Crosby." Abbott and Costello rescue Dorothy from a desert Sheik. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ken Niles (announcer), Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Elvia Allman, Minerva Pious. 29:28. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

103314. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 2, 1944. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels. Abbott plans to start a newspaper; Hedda Hopper is to be the gossip editor. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ken Niles (announcer), Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Hedda Hopper (guest), Connie Haines. 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71602. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 9, 1944. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobaco. The opening routine is about the Navy and the Marines. Guests Arthur Lake and Penny Singleton (as "Blondie and Dagwood") help Abbott and Costello find their missing radio script. Costello misreads his lines twice. Blondie and Dagwood join Abbott and Costello in their version of, "The Seven Dwarfs Sat On The Wagon," or, "The Surrey With The Shrimps On Top." Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Ken Niles (announcer), Arthur Lake, Penny Singleton, Elvia Allman. 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71497. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 16, 1944. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The opening routine is about the circus. Guests Sally Eilers and Alan Hale join Abbott and Costello at the circus. Costello is the target at a baseball throwing concession, then wrestles Alan Hale. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Connie Haines, Elvia Allman, Sally Eilers, Alan Hale, The Camel Five. 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71607. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 23, 1944. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels. The opening routine is about Costello's acting strangely. Does he need vitamins? Abbott takes Costello to a psychiatrist. He winds up in a rest home with nurse (guest) Linda Darnell. The final commercial and system cue have been deleted. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #7875. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Connie Haines, Elvia Allman, Linda Darnell. 28:05. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

7875. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 23, 1944. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Costello visits a psychiatrist who prescribes a rest home. AFRS program name: "The Comedy Caravan." See cat. #71607 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Connie Haines, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Linda Darnell, Elvia Allman. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71608. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 30, 1944. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels. The opening routine is about the money Costello has inherited from his Uncle Oscar. Abbott blows his lines and cannot pronounce "toothpaste." Costello buys a radio station with his inheritance. Guest Alan Ladd auditions for a job as an announcer. Ladd then does his version of an all-night disc jockey and joins in a day-time soap opera. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Connie Haines, Elvia Allman, Alan Ladd, Mel Blanc. 29:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

71609. The Abbott and Costello Show. April 6, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Camels. Abbott has trouble reading his script during the opening routine. Costello's looking for talent for his new radio station ("Station I.O.U., The Voice Of The Creditors"). Guest Cary Grant auditions for the job and is featured in a soap opera, "Our Friend Phil," and as an all-night disc jockey. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Connie Haines, Elvia Allman (doubles), Mel Blanc, Cary Grant, Don Prindle (writer), Leo Solomon (writer), Alan Woods (writer), Martin Gosch (director). 29:00. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

71610. The Abbott and Costello Show. May 4, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The opening routine is about Costello getting married. Abbott goes on a date with Connie, despite a threat from tough-guy (guest) John Garfield. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Connie Haines, Elvia Allman, Mel Blanc, John Garfield. 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71611. The Abbott and Costello Show. May 11, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Camels. Costello has just returned from his uncle's farm, where he's been working. Costello gets a Mother's Day job at Beaglebottom's Department Store. Guest Claire Trevor visits the store to buy perfume. The final commercial and system cue have been deleted. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Ken Niles (announcer), Elvia Allman, Mel Blanc, Claire Trevor. 29:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

1723. The Abbott and Costello Show. June 8, 1944. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The boys do their famous "Who's On First" routine. The last show of the season. Bud Abbott, Connie Haines, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Lou Costello, Ken Niles (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

100098. The Abbott and Costello Show. October 5, 1944. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert tobacco. The first show of the season. The boys do a skit taking place ten years in the future, in Costello's modernistic, pre-fabricated home. The boys do the "Who's On First" routine as old men. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #3783. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Connie Haines, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Mel Blanc, Ken Niles (announcer), Dick Mack (director), Iris Adrian. 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3783. The Abbott and Costello Show. October 5, 1944. Program #8. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first show of the season. The boys do a skit taking place ten years in the future, in Costello's modernistic, pre-fabricated home. The boys do the "Who's On First" routine as old men. See cat. #100098 for a network, sponsored version of this program. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Connie Haines, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Mel Blanc, Ken Niles (announcer), Dick Mack (director), Iris Adrian. 30:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

76878. The Abbott and Costello Show. October 12, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Bud and Lou invest in a gold mine in Nevada. Trapped in a cave-in, Lou admits he knew all the time "who was on first!" He also trips over the program's closing joke. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Ken Niles (announcer, performer), Artie Auerbach, Elvia Allman, Don Prindle (writer), Leo Solomon (writer), Alan Woods (writer), Dick Mack (director). 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91265. The Abbott and Costello Show. October 19, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Tobacco. Costello gets an arithmatic quiz. "The State Vs. Lou Costello"...a courtroom confrontation. Costello loses his place in the script. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #22550. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Artie Auerbach, Connie Haines, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Dick Mack (director). 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22550. The Abbott and Costello Show. October 19, 1944. Red net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Costello gets an arithmetic quiz. "The State vs. Lou Costello"...a courtroom confrontation. Costello loses his place in the script. AFRS replacing "Village Store" AFRS #59. See cat. #91265 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Artie Auerbach, Connie Haines, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Dick Mack (director). 29:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64493. The Abbott and Costello Show. October 26, 1944. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert. Costello's cousin Hugo has gotten married. The boys plan to open a matrimonial agency. Costello's "kid brother" Sebastian (played by Costello) pretends to be Abbott's son. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Paul Giles (trumpet), Ken Niles (announcer), Artie Auerbach, Dick Mack (director). 29:30. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

91264. The Abbott and Costello Show. November 2, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Tobacco. Costello has a new dog named "Hector," which they enter in a dog show. Abbott and Costello go to work in a pet shop. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Mel Blanc (as "Hector"), Artie Auerbach, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Dick Mack (director). 24:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91269. The Abbott and Costello Show. November 9, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Tobacco. The boys enter Costello's horse in a race with Mr. Kitzel as the jockey! This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #5734. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Artie Auerbach, Connie Haines, Ken Niles (announcer), Cliff Nazarro. 29:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

5734. The Abbott and Costello Show. November 9, 1944. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. AFRS Replacing Comedy Caravan #74. A very funny show in which the boys enter Costello's horse in a race with Mr. Kitzel (a jockey!) and other track types. See cat. #91269 for a network, sponsored version of this program. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Artie Auerbach, Connie Haines, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Cliff Nazarro. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91266. The Abbott and Costello Show. November 16, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Tobacco. Lou gets a telegram from his home town, Paterson, New Jersey. P.S. 15 wants him to perform in the school play. Abbott explains why "lower" is "higher." The story of Romeo and Juliet. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ken Niles (announcer), Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines. 29:28. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

103307. The Abbott and Costello Show. November 23, 1944. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels. Lou goes over to Bud's house for Thanksgiving dinner. The cook is none other than Mr. Kitzel! Someone seems to have stolen Lady Jennifer's pearls. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ken Niles (announcer), Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines (vocal), Artie Auerbach, Virginia Gordon (?). 26:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

64494. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 7, 1944. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert. The boys pay a visit to the Ned Blanc Music Company in Tin Pan Alley. Costello takes singing lesons. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Mel Blanc, Artie Auerbach. 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64495. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 14, 1944. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert. Bud and Lou take a trolley downtown to go Christmas shopping. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Ken Niles (announcer), Mel Blanc, Artie Auerbach. 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64496. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 21, 1944. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert. Costello is throwing a Christmas party for his little brother. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Mel Blanc, Artie Auerbach, Ken Niles (announcer). 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91263. The Abbott and Costello Show. January 11, 1945. Red net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Tobacco. The program's opening is about Costello paying his income tax (in reality, he would later have problems with the IRS). Lou has purchased a house in the country and he now needs a bathtub. Don't miss the brief appearance by Mr. Kitzel's "brother." Plot elements of this program would be repeated on the program of February 11, 1948 (see cat. #103291. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Ken Niles (announcer), Artie Auerbach. 29:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

76879. The Abbott and Costello Show. January 18, 1945. Red net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Lou has a date with Tessie Tinfoil, but first, he visits the barber and a dance studio. Costello loses his place in the script and tries unsuccessfully to tell a joke. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Ken Niles (announcer), Elvia Allman, Bea Benaderet, Artie Auerbach (doubles), Mel Blanc, Don Prindle (writer), Leo Solomon (writer), Alan Woods (writer), Martin Gosch (director). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64497. The Abbott and Costello Show. January 25, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert. Costello plans to join the Merchant Marine. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #7881. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Ken Niles (announcer), Mel Blanc, Artie Auerbach. 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7881. The Abbott and Costello Show. January 25, 1945. Program #15. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A funny show as Costello tries to join the Merchant Marine. AFRS program name: "Comedy Replacement." See cat. #64497 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Artie Auerbach (Mr. Kitzel), Mel Blanc. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95966. The Abbott and Costello Show. February 1, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels. The orchestra plays, "Begin The Beguine." Mrs. Beanbag is suing Costello for shooting at her. He tries to settle for fifty cents, but Abbott hires Mr. Kitzel, the lawyer to "defend" Costello. The final Prince Albert commercial and system cue have been deleted. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Ken Niles (announcer), Artie Auerbach (as "Mr. Kitzel"), Mel Blanc, Elvia Allman, Murray Leonard. 29:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

3784. The Abbott and Costello Show. February 15, 1945. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The cast does, "Jack and The Beanstalk," with Rudy monopolizing most of the lines. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Rudy Vallee, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines (vocal), Artie Auerbach. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86071. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 1, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels. The first tune is, "My Heart Sings." Frank takes another merciless ribbing about his physique. Frank, Bud, Lou and Connie are back in school in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. Who invented the steam engine? Not Watt! Frank and Lou sing a duet to, "One Meatball." Frankie sings, "If You Were But A Dream." Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Frank Sinatra, Connie Haines, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer). 29:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

103303. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 8, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert. Bud has hired a publicity man to advance Costello's career. Costello knows a Turkish civilian who hasn't been drafted, his name is Hassan Ben Drafted. The cast does a play titled, "The Two (dirty) Bedouins," or "It's Time to Change The Sheiks." Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ken Niles (announcer), Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Connie Haines (vocal). 21:29. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

3782. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 22, 1945. Program #3. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from Davis Monthan Air Base, Tucson, Arizona. The program features a routine about horses, and another about army life. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Connie Haines, Freddie Rich and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (annuncer). 29:50. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

10433. The Abbott and Costello Show. April 5, 1945. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The "U-Drive" routine, very funny. The boys hire the "Andrews Brothers" for their show. See cat. #64085 for a similar "U-Drive" routine. Bud Abbott, Connie Haines, Lou Costello, Will Osborne and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer). 29:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65923. The Abbott and Costello Show. April 19, 1945. Program #5. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The opening comedy routine is about Costello's relations with women (Bud Abbott has trouble with his script). Abbott sets up Costello with a date with Emma Fiddlebuster, but first, a visit to a charm school. A visit to the Ritz nightclub. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Connie Haines, Will Osborne and His Orchestra, Mel Blanc, Ken Niles (announcer). 30:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

76880. The Abbott and Costello Show. April 26, 1945. Red net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Lou messes up the second joke of the show. After threatening to sue the boys for having "The Andrews Brothers" on the show, Bud and Lou start to make a movie with the (real) Andrews Sisters. Costello sings, "Sonny Boy" with the Andrews Sisters. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Will Osborne and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Ken Niles (announcer), Sidney Fields, Mel Blanc, The Andrews Sisters, Don Prindle (writer), Leo Solomon (writer), Alan Woods (writer), Martin Gosch (director), Cliff Nazarro. 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64498. The Abbott and Costello Show. May 3, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert. Costello wants to become a dramatic actor from Brazil...another Carmen Veranda! Bob Matthews (an ex-aerial gunner) sings for the first time on the show (and sounds like an off-key Mel Torme). Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Will Osborne and His Orchestra, Bob Matthews, Connie Haines, Ken Niles (announcer), Mel Blanc. 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101491. The Abbott and Costello Show. June 7, 1945. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Abbott and Costello go to the beach. Bud tells about his romances with Tessie Tinfoil and Lena Gensta. Bob Matthews sings, "I Don't Care Who Knows It." Abbott takes Costello to a dream analyst to get him to stop thinking about girls. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Will Osborne and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Mel Blanc, Sidney Fields. 28:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7882. The Abbott and Costello Show. June 14, 1945. Program #118. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The boys go shopping for a Father's Day present for Costello's father. AFRS program name: "Abbott and Costello." Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Will Osborne and His Orchestra, Bob Matthews (vocal), Connie Haines (vocal), Ken Niles (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64500. The Abbott and Costello Show. June 28, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert. The program originates from New York. Costello's home town of Paterson, New Jersey wants him to make a speech. The last show of the season ("Mystery In The Air" will be the replacement show), but Ken Niles (back in Hollywood) says the show will be back next week! Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ken Niles (announcer), Allen Roth and His Orchestra, Connie Haines, Bob Matthews, Ernest Chappell (New York announcer). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92728. The Abbott and Costello Show. October 4, 1945. Red net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The first show of the season. The boys have just returned from New York. Lou has claimed to be the owner of NBC and has promised to get Lena Genster (say it fast) into the movies. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ken Niles (announcer), Will Osborne and His Orchestra, Dick Mack (director), Connie Haines. 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103305. The Abbott and Costello Show. November 1, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels. Abbott and Costello attend a party at the embassy of a Latin American country. Costello winds up fighting a duel. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ken Niles (announcer), Will Osborne and His Orchestra, Connie Haines. 29:13. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

91267. The Abbott and Costello Show. November 15, 1945. Red net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Tobacco. Abbott and Costello discuss the bees on the farm of Lou's uncle. Camels salutes the 83rd "Ohio" Division. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Will Osborne and His Orchestra, Iris Adrian, Ken Niles (announcer), Connie Haines, Sidney Fields, Cliff Nazarro. 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91261. The Abbott and Costello Show. November 29, 1945. Red net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Tobacco. Costello has given his girlfriend Lena a quart of purfume (because he doesn't give a dram)! Abbott and Costello are running a gas station. Camels salutes the 38th "Cyclone" Division. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Iris Adrian, Connie Haines, Will Osborne and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Elvia Allman, Dick Mack (director), Sidney Fields, Frederick Shields (commercial spokesman). 29:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

91262. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 6, 1945. Red net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Tobacoo. Abbott and Costello are working as fireman. Mrs. O'Lay Hee's house is on fire. Abbott explains vitamins to Costello ("vitamins go from A to H...go to H?"). Camels salutes the "Fighting" 69th Division. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ken Niles (announcer), Will Osborne and His Orchestra, Iris Adrian, Sidney Fields, Frederick Shields (commercial spokesman), Virginia Gordon, Dick Mack (director). 29:29. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

91268. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 13, 1945. Red net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Tobacco. Costello has gotten a job in Mellonhead's department store. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Iris Adrian, Connie Haines, Ken Niles (announcer), Will Osborne and His Orchestra, Virginia Gordon, Sidney Fields, Elvia Allman. 29:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84198. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 20, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Tobacco. Lou is planning to throw a Christmas party, but no one wants to come. Abbott and Costello meet Santa Claus. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Will Osborne and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Elvia Allman, Connie Haines, Iris Adrian, Virginia Gordon, Sidney Fields. 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64501. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 27, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert. Costello is running a beauty salon. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Will Osborne and His Orchestra, Michael Roy (announcer), Iris Adrian, Connie Haines, Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Elvia Allman, Ken Niles (announcer). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71612. The Abbott and Costello Show. February 7, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The opening routine is about working down on the farm. Abbott's pet pig gets the boys evicted so they try to rent an apartment. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, Amy Arnell (vocal), Mel Blanc (briefly, as a pig!), Frank Nelson, Elvia Allman, Ken Niles (announcer), Bob Matthews (vocal). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103300. The Abbott and Costello Show. February 14, 1946. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Sponsored by: Camels. Bud and Lou are working in an apartment hotel, greeting the new tenants. There are bees in Mrs. Niles' room. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ken Niles (announcer), Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, Amy Arnell, Bob Matthews. 20:58. Audio condition: Poor - barely audible. Incomplete.

71613. The Abbott and Costello Show. February 21, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Abbott is putting on a new play, called, "They Just Got Wind Of Costello In Alaska" or "Smellbound." Who's going to be the leading lady? Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, Amy Arnell (vocal), Bob Matthews (vocal), Mel Blanc, Elvia Allman. 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

100096. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 7, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels (a salute to nose and throat specialists), Prince Albert. 10:00 P.M. The first tune is, "Let It Snow." Bud and Lou are running a drug store. The boys do a variation on, "Who's On First" about James Watt. Bud finds a bag of uranium and the boys make an atomic bomb. Now, it's time to test it. Ken gets a serious frog in his throat during the opening announcement. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Amy Arnell (vocal), Sidney Fields (as "Professor Melonhead"), Mel Blanc, Elvia Allman. 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92730. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 14, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. It's income tax time and Lou is broke. He tries to borrow from, "The Loan Arranger." Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ken Niles (announcer), Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, Amy Arnell (vocal). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103308. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 28, 1946. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Lou's sister is getting married, and Lou isn't too happy with her choice of groom. Lou wants to have his pants shortened by 4 inches! Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ken Niles (announcer), Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, Amy Arnell (vocal). 29:04. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

76881. The Abbott and Costello Show. April 11, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Costello loses his place in the script during the opening routine. "The Case of Mrs. Niles Vs. Lou Costello." Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, Amy Arnell (vocal), Ken Niles (announcer), Elvia Allman, Sara Berner, Sharon Douglas (doubles), Mel Blanc (triples), Sidney Fields, Don Prindle (writer), Ed Forman (writer), Don Bernard (producer, director), Andrew Potter (producer, director). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92732. The Abbott and Costello Show. April 18, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Costello brings a dog into the pet shop the boys are running. Lou goes for a dog license, but winds up at the marriage license bureau. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ken Niles (announcer), Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, Amy Arnell (vocal). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92733. The Abbott and Costello Show. April 25, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels. Costello is now the mayor of North Hollywood. After a routine about battling Indians, the boys try to capture Cactus Pete. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ken Niles (announcer), Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, Amy Arnell (vocal), Elvia Allman. 24:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

92726. The Abbott and Costello Show. May 2, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Costello dresses as Napoleon and tries to get a part in a movie. First, he has to learn how to be romantic. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ken Niles (announcer), Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, Amy Arnell (vocal), Tommy Cook. 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

76882. The Abbott and Costello Show. May 9, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Costello wants to join the circus. Abbott loses his place in the script. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, Amy Arnell (vocal), Bert Cordon (sound effects), John Pawlek (engineer), Ken Niles (announcer), Elvia Allman, Sharon Douglas (doubles), Mel Blanc (quadruples), Sidney Fields, Don Prindle (writer), Ed Forman (writer), Don Bernard (producer, director), Andrew Potter (producer, director). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92738. The Abbott and Costello Show. May 16, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The boys travel to Lou's home town of South Paterson, New Jersey to become the mayor (by cattle car)! Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, Amy Arnell (vocal), Ken Niles (announcer). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8621. The Abbott and Costello Show. May 30, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The program originates from New York City. Bud, Lou and guest Elsa Maxwell do a drama about Cleopatra in old Egypt. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Allen Roth and His Orchestra, Amy Arnell (vocal), Bert Parks (announcer), Elvia Allman, Sidney Fields, Don Prindle (writer), Andrew Potter (producer, director), Don Bernard (producer, director), Elsa Maxwell. 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

76924. The Abbott and Costello Show. June 6, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Lou loses his place in the script during the opening routine. Lou "needs some dough" to pay the rent. The boys are locked in their room until they can find $60, possibly by "kneading some dough." Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, Amy Arnell (vocal), Elvia Allman, Mel Blanc (triples), Sharon Douglas (triples), Sara Berner (doubles), Sidney Fields, Parke Levy (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Don Bernard (producer, director), Ken Niles (announcer). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103301. The Abbott and Costello Show. June 27, 1946. NBC net origination, AFFS rebroadcast. Sponsored by: Camels. Bud and Lou are starting their summer vacation tomorrow. They plan to spend their vacation in Mexico and get lessons in how to be a butler from Melonhead. Costello has a cannon in the kitchen so he can shell the peas. The show returns to the air on October 13, 1946. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sidney Fields, Ken Niles (announcer), Amy Arnell (vocalist), Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, Sidney Fields, Virginia Gordon (?). 29:02. Audio condition: Fair. 29

92725. The Abbott and Costello Show. October 3, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The first show of the season. After a fight, Bud threatens to leave Lou and break up the act. Costello goes to sleep and dreams about the past. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Jim Doyle (announcer), Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Marilyn Maxwell (vocal). 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

100093. The Abbott and Costello Show. October 10, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert tobacco. The first tune is, "I Don't Know Why." Every time Lou hears a lie, he hears a horn. Bud feels Lou ought to have a will and hires a lawyer to write one; anything to get that $28 from Lou. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Marilyn Maxwell (vocal), Jim Doyle (announcer), Veola Vonn, Sidney Fields. 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22551. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 5, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels. The cast goes on a lion hunting expedition. The show has fine original songs and parodies; it's a good example of their humor. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marilyn Maxwell (vocal), Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Jim Doyle (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92736. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 12, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. 10:00 P.M. Abbott and Costello go hunting. Don't miss the cast singing, "Bring 'Em Back Alive Costello." The show contains interesting special material and original music. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Marilyn Maxwell (vocal), Jim Doyle (announcer). 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71614. The Abbott and Costello Show. February 6, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The broadcast originates from New York City. The opening routine is about the families of Abbott and Costello. Costello tells the story of "The Grasshopper and The Bee." Lou Costello sings, "Lend Me Your Ears." The system cue has been deleted. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Marilyn Maxwell (vocal), Arnold Stang, Bert Parks (announcer). 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

92737. The Abbott and Costello Show. February 13, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Lou tells the story of Moby Dick. Tring to get a license for their boat, Lou winds up in the marriage license bureau. Finally launching the boat, the boys become ship-wrecked on an island. Bud has trouble reading his script. Lou reads a Valentine's poem to Bud. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Marilyn Maxwell (vocal), Michael Roy (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103309. The Abbott and Costello Show. February 20, 1947. NBC net origination, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Camels. Bud and Lou visit the ski lodge of Mrs. Wetwash and Lou winds up on the ski jump! The story of George Washington is told, as only Abbott and Costello could. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Michael Roy (announcer), Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Marilyn Maxwell, Elvia Allman. 29:28. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

76367. The Abbott and Costello Show. February 27, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Tobacco. Lou wants to be a badman in a western movie. He tells the story of Annie Oakley. Bud and Lou do the "U-Drive" routine. Costello tries to buy a new car. Before giving Marilyn Maxwell a driving lesson, Costello needs a car...and a driver's license. Marilyn Maxwell, Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, John Brown, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Nat Wolff (producer, director), Bert Cordon (sound effects), John Pawlick (engineer), Herb Vigran (commercial spokesman), Michael Roy (announcer), Elvia Allman. 29:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

76922. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 6, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The opening routine is about paying your income tax. Lou is trying to not make money until his taxes are due. This is not an easy task! The plot was subsequently used on the program of March 10, 1948 (see cat. #74484). Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Marilyn Maxwell (vocal), Elvia Allman, John Brown, Martha Wentworth, Wally Maher, Parke Levy (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Nat Wolff (producer, director), Bert Cordon (sound effects), John Pawlek (engineer), Michael Roy (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64502. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 13, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Costello has to get rid of $38,000 before the income tax is due, so the boys visit the race track. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Marilyn Maxwell, John Brown, Michael Roy (announcer). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95967. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 20, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Hanley Stafford substitutes for Bud Abbott, who is out with laryngitis. Hanley Stafford helps Costello plant a Spring garden. He does quite well as a straightman. Don't miss the "Laurel is Hardy" routine. Hanley Stafford, Lou Costello, Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Marilyn Maxwell (vocal), Michael Roy (announcer), John Brown, Elvia Allman, Pinto Colvig, Virginia Gordon, Dink Trout. 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92731. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 27, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Lou wants to earn some money to buy Marilyn a birthday present. They visit the stock market, buy a mink coat for Marilyn, then lose all their money. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Marilyn Maxwell (vocal), Michael Roy (announcer). 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92805. The Abbott and Costello Show. April 10, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert. The boys get a job selling spot remover. Next, Lou plans to sell "Indian Water." Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Marilyn Maxwell (vocal), Michael Roy (announcer). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

75823. The Abbott and Costello Show. April 17, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The opening routine is about girls. Costello is going to play baseball with the New York Yankees. This leads to the famous, "Who's On First" routine. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Michael Roy (announcer), John Brown, Elvia Allman, Will Osborne and His Orchestra, Nat Wolff (producer, director), Marilyn Maxwell, Bert Cordon (sound effects), John Pawlick (engineer). 29:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64503. The Abbott and Costello Show. April 24, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert. Costello plans to build a new house, but first he has to buy a lot. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Frank Nelson, John Brown, Marilyn Maxwell, Michael Roy (announcer). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

83424. The Abbott and Costello Show. May 8, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Lou wants money for a Mother's Day present. There's a $1000 reward for anyone who'll spend a night in a haunted house. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Michael Roy (announcer), Sharon Douglas, Elvia Allman, Marilyn Maxwell (vocal). 29:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

76923. The Abbott and Costello Show. May 22, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Lou proposes to Marilyn. Bud and Lou fly around the world in a jet plane (with propellers!). Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Marilyn Maxwell, Michael Roy (announcer), John Brown (doubles), Elvia Allman, Sharon Douglas, Frank Nelson, Parke Levy (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Nat Wolff (producer, director), Bert Cordon (sound effects), John Pawlek (engineer). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103306. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 10, 1947. ABC net, KECA, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: PDQ Gasoline (Los Angeles cutaway). Uncle Mike is in the hospital. Bud tells Lou to open a bank account. Lou has gotten a bargain on a bunch of 1946 calendars. Costello is treated by a psychiatrist. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Michael Roy (announcer), The Les Baxter Singers, Sidney Fields, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), Susan Miller. 28:49. Audio condition: Fair. Incomplete.

41705. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 24, 1947. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Susan Miller sings, Costello tells a Christmas story and meets Santa Claus! The boys trim the tree. Santa drives "Fogdeer" (not reindeer, this is California!). The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Susan Miller, Alan Reed, Michael Roy (announcer). 29:32. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

103310. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 31, 1947. ABC net, KECA, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: P.D.Q. Gasoline. 8:00 P.M. It's New Year's Eve and plans are being made to go to the Rose Bowl football game. New Year's resolutions; a day in the life of Lou Costello. Bud and Lou visit an astrologer. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Michael Roy (announcer), Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Susan Miller (vocal), Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber). 28:04. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

103294. The Abbott and Costello Show. January 28, 1948. ABC net, KECA, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: P.D.Q. Gasoline (Los Angeles cut-in). Costello is taking his test for a driving license. He's preparing to become an assistant to columnist Erskine Johnson and conducts an interview. The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Michael Roy (announcer), Susan Miller, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber). 29:15. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

103290. The Abbott and Costello Show. February 4, 1948. ABC net, KECA, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: PDQ Gasoline (Los Angeles cut-in). 8:00 P.M. Lou recalls his career as a boxer. The boys go to Africa to claim their diamond mine, but get jobs on a freighter. The show sounds like it's using canned laughter. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Michael Roy (announcer), Susan Miller (vocal), Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber). 29:15. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

103291. The Abbott and Costello Show. February 11, 1948. ABC net, KECA, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: PDQ Gasoline (Los Angeles cut-in). 8:00 P.M. Lou tries to get a bathtub installed in his new house. The plot is similar to the program of January 11, 1945 (see cat. #91263). Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Michael Roy (announcer), Susan Miller, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber). 29:05. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

103297. The Abbott and Costello Show. February 25, 1948. ABC net, KECA, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: P.D.Q. Gasoline (Los Angeles cut-in). Abbott and Costello are looking for a leading lady for their new picture. They visit the movie studio to meet their new leading lady. The movie will be called, "Tied Hand and Foot In Algeria," or "Bound In Morocco." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Michael Roy (announcer), Susan Miller (vocal), Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), Minerva Pious (?), Hans Conried (?). 28:59. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

74483. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 3, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Costello's Uncle Mike has struck gold in Alaska. Portions of this progam were re-used on the "Guest Star" progam of August 1, 1948 (see cat. #3852). The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Susan Miller (vocal), Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Michael Roy (announcer), Frank Nelson, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

74484. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 10, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Looking through Costello's family album. Costello (prophetically) has a meeting scheduled with the income tax collector. Abbott explains the difference between capital and labor. They then visit an acountant. The system cue is added live. The plot is similar to the program of March 6, 1947 (see cat. 76922). Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Susan Miller (vocal), Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Michael Roy (announcer), Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), Frank Nelson. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

74485. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 17, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Costello describes the party he went to last night. He tries to get a driver's license (from Frank Nelson), gets a traffic ticket and tries to pay a $5 fine. However, Abbott has a connection with "Frankie The Fixer." Abbott misreads the script and ad-libs a fifteen second routine with Costello! The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Susan Miller (vocal), Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), Frank Nelson, Michael Roy (announcer). 29:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

74486. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 24, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Abbott has a cold, which leads to a funny routine about hunting lions. A visit from big game hunter Frank Nelson. When Frank Nelson first appears, Costello loses his place in the script, as does Abbott. Costello as a stunt double. The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Susan Miller (vocal), Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Frank Nelson, Michael Roy (announcer), Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber). 30:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

74487. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 31, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Uncle Mike is running for mayor. Costello's going to be a "T-Man." He meets "Dolores" and "Big Tony." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Susan Miller (vocal), Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), Michael Roy (announcer). 29:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

74488. The Abbott and Costello Show. April 7, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Lou has caught a cold, Abbott recommends "B-1," and takes Lou to a psychiatrist. The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Susan Miller (vocal), Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), Michael Roy (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

74489. The Abbott and Costello Show. April 14, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Costello's plan for peace. He's going to go to night school. Abbott and Costello are off to Paris to help Costello's uncle with the French currency. The system cue has been deleted. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Susan Miller, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), Michael Roy (announcer), Elvia Allman. 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

92735. The Abbott and Costello Show. April 21, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. After attending a wedding, Bud and Lou decide to open a matrimonial bureau. The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Susan Miller (vocal), Michael Roy (announcer), Veola Vonn, Verna Felton, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), Martha Wentworth, Sidney Fields, Harry Brown. 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

103292. The Abbott and Costello Show. April 28, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Bud had a date with Susan Miller last night. They went to the racetrack. Abbott tries to get Lou a job as a babysitter. The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Susan Miller, Michael Roy (announcer), Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

76925. The Abbott and Costello Show. May 5, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Lou becomes mayor of Encino and has to investigate the spooky house owned by guest Bela Lugosi (who has some trouble reading his lines). Didn't anybody on this show ever rehearse? The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Susan Miller (vocal), Elvia Allman, Sidney Fields, Veola Vonn, Parke Levy (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Charles Vanda (producer, director), Bela Lugosi. 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

74490. The Abbott and Costello Show. May 12, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Costello is late again for the show. Abbott and Costello take a poll to find out how many listeners they have. The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Susan Miller, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), Michael Roy (announcer). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

74491. The Abbott and Costello Show. May 26, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. A routine about Costello's Aunt May is followed by another traffic ticket. Costello has been invited to join, "The Legion." The boys pay a visit to, "Honest Hassan, Used Camel Dealer." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Susan Miller, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), Michael Roy (announcer). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

71615. The Abbott and Costello Show. June 2, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. The opening routine is about leap year and marriage. Guest Lon Chaney, Jr. and Costello battle over, "Honeysuckle Epstein." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Susan Miller (vocal), Elvia Allman, Veola Vonn, Michael Roy (announcer), Charles Vanda (producer, director ?), Don Bernard (producer, director ?), Lon Chaney Jr., Parke Levy (writer), Paul Conlan (writer). 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

74492. The Abbott and Costello Show. June 9, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Does Lou have "Virus X?" Lou is too fat; the boys visit Lou's uncle's ranch. Don't miss the reason Lou fed life savers to a sheep...it's pure Abbott and Costello! Buck Costello rides again! A better than usual show. The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Susan Miller, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), Michael Roy (announcer). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

71616. The Abbott and Costello Show. June 16, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Costello is running for dog catcher of Glendale. Costello, the artist. Guest Benny Rubin converts the program into an audience participation show in a satire of, "Truth Or Consequences." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Susan Miller (vocal), Benny Rubin, Shirley Mitchell, Charles Vanda (producer, director), Michael Roy (announcer). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

74493. The Abbott and Costello Show. June 30, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. The story of Costello's dog. A good example of Abbott and Costello's postwar humor. The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Susan Miller, Michael Roy (announcer), Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

74494. The Abbott and Costello Show. July 7, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Abbott is going on vacation to New Jersey. The boys pay a visit to a travel agent and wind up on a tropical island. The system cue is adde dlive. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Susan Miller, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), George Fenneman (announcer). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

74495. The Abbott and Costello Show. July 14, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. What's the difference between a radio aerial and a clothes line? The boys do a detective story called, "The Adventures Of Sam Shovel, Master Detective." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Susan Miller, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

104852. The Abbott and Costello Show. July 28, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Lou is suffering from insomnia. Bud suggests the Lou should propose to Susan Miller. Lou decides to became a lifeguard, buys a bathing suit and takes swimming lessons. The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Susan Miller (vocal), George Fenneman (announcer), Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber). 30:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

74496. The Abbott and Costello Show. August 4, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Costello's been in a fight. Costello's organge tree. Mrs. Witherspoon takes Costello to court and sues him. The system cue is added live. The plot is similar to the show of February 1, 1945. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Susan Miller, George Fenneman (announcer), Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

3471. The Abbott and Costello Show. August 11, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Costello almost gets a part acting in a movie with Katharine Hepburn and then gets an offer to work for the U.N.O. as a diplomat. The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Susan Miller (vocal), Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, George Fenneman (announcer), Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

74497. The Abbott and Costello Show. August 18, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Lou has been playing tennis. A Southern belle has damaged Costello's car. He's going into politics, and has gotten a telegram from Dewey! The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Susan Miller, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), George Fenneman (announcer). 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

74498. The Abbott and Costello Show. August 25, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Costello looks in his little black book. He tries to get a job in a drug store, but Abbott gets the job. The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Susan Miller, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), George Fenneman (announcer). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

103298. The Abbott and Costello Show. September 9, 1948. ABC net. Sustaining. Lou tells about his family. Detective Bud Abbott visits Sam Shovel in his office. He's reading a murder mystery titled, "Double Murder At The Liquor Distillery," or "When A Body Meets A Body Coming Through The Rye." Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, George Fenneman (announcer), Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), Susan Miller. 29:04. Audio condition: Good to very good. Incomplete.

103295. The Abbott and Costello Show. September 23, 1948. ABC net. Sustaining. There's a quick joke about, "Who's On Faust?" Costello takes singing lessons. Sam Shovel solves, "The Fish Market Murder," or "They Killed Him Just For The Halibut." Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, George Fenneman (announcer), Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), Susan Miller. 29:30. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

103296. The Abbott and Costello Show. September 30, 1948. ABC net. Sustaining. Costello has had a fight with his girlfriend. Abbott gives him lessons in dealing with women. A story about whales. Sam Shovel solves, "Murder In The Bathtub," or "Lifebuoy Kills B.O." The system cue is added live Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, George Fenneman (announcer), Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), Susan Miller. 29:30. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete as above.

103299. The Abbott and Costello Show. October 14, 1948. ABC net. Sustaining. Costello's new and ugly girlfriend. Abbott and Costello's old jokes. Sam Shovel's case, ("The Case Of The Murdered Florist," or "They Caught Him With His Plants Down") has been deleted. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, George Fenneman (announcer), Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), Marilyn Williams, Sidney Fields. 24:22. Audio condition: Good to very good. Incomplete.

103304. The Abbott and Costello Show. October 21, 1948. ABC net. Sustaining. Dice lessons for Matty Malneck. Sam Shovel complains: "Every Tom and Harry wants to be a Dick!" Sam offers to solve, "Murder In A Butcher Shop," or "Have You Seen Those Prices Lately?" Instead, he solves, "The Case Of The Man Who Drowned In The Los Angeles River," or, "Dust Be My Destiny." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, George Fenneman (announcer), Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), Marilyn Williams (vocal). 29:18. Audio condition: Fair. Complete as above.

64504. The Abbott and Costello Show. October 28, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Lou tells a "Sam Shovel" detective story about a boy named Tony whose mother kept him locked in a closet. It's called "Tony's Home Permanent!" The script was re-used on the series on April 28, 1949 (see cat. #64508). The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Marilyn Williams, Charles Vanda (producer, director), George Fenneman (announcer). 29:43. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

74499. The Abbott and Costello Show. November 4, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. The story of Costello's sea-going family. "Sam Shovel, Private Detective," solves "The Case Of The Grocer Who Fell In The Wet Cement." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marilyn Williams, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber), George Fenneman (announcer). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

77012. The Abbott and Costello Show. November 11, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Lou loses his place in the script once again. A few minutes later, both Bud and Lou lose their places in the script. Then Veola Vonn cracks up and can't read her lines. Detective "Sam Shovel" solves, "The Case Of The Telephone Operator Who Died While Dancing," or "Sorry, Wrong Rhumba." Lou mentions that, "Most of the doctors that switched to Camels have returned to using automobiles!" The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Virginia Maxwell (vocal), Michael Roy (announcer), Veola Vonn, Norman Abbott, Bobby Barber, Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Pat Costello (writer), Martin Ragaway (writer), Leonard Stern (writer), Don Bernard (director), Floyd Caton (sound effects), Al Haywood (engineer), Charles Vanda (producer). 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

95968. The Abbott and Costello Show. November 18, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. "Sam Shovel" appears in, "The Case Of The Russian Diplomat Who Took The 6:00 P.M. Boat Back To Russia," or, "Red Sails In The Sunset." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Virginia Maxey, George Fenneman (announcer), Ed Forman (writer), Pat Costello (writer), Martin Ragaway (writer), Charles Vanda (producer), Leonard Stern (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Norman Abbott, Veola Vonn, Sidney Fields. 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

66150. The Abbott and Costello Show. November 25, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. The opening monologue is about football. Stories are told about Lou's Uncle Mike. The boys do a play about the Pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock in 1620 (a funny routine). The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Veola Vonn, Hal Winters (vocal), Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer), Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Pat Costello (writer), Martin Ragaway (writer), Leonard Stern (writer), Floyd Caton (sound effects), Al Haywood (engineer), Sidney Fields (narrator), Norman Abbott, Bobby Barber, George Fenneman (announcer). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

92727. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 2, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Lou wants to be a boxer. The boys do a "Sam Shovel" skit titled, "The Case Of The Curbstone Murder," or "Gertie, Get Out Of The Gutter and Let The Water Go By." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Hal Winters (vocal), George Fenneman (announcer), Veola Vonn, Charles Vanda (producer), Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Pat Costello (writer), Martin Ragaway (writer), Leonard Stern (writer), Norman Abbott, Veola Vonn, Sidney Fields. 29:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

95149. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 9, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Is Lou being cheap at Christmas time? The program features Sam Shovel in (are you ready for this?), "The Case Of The Sailor Who Was Shot While Having Hedy Lamarr and Lana Turner Pictures On His Chest," or, "He Died With His Beauts On." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Hal Winters (vocal), George Fenneman (announcer), Veola Vonn, Charles Vanda (producer), Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Pat Costello (writer), Martin Ragaway (writer), Leonard Stern (writer), Veola Vonn, Sidney Fields. 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

77013. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 16, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. "Sam Shovel" appears in, "The Case Of The Baby-Sitter Who Neglected His Work," or, "It Was Time For A Change." A funny skit. The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Hal Winters (vocal), Michael Roy (announcer), Veola Vonn, Norman Abbott, Sidney Fields (doubles), Bobby Barber, Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Pat Costello (writer), Martin Ragaway (writer), Leonard Stern (writer), Charles Vanda (producer, director), Floyd Caton (sound effects), Al Haywood (engineer). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

95150. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 23, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Bud needs $10,000 in a hurry; Christmas is coming, so Bud and Lou go Christmas shopping. The show features a Sam Shovel drama, "The Case Of Clarence, The Dress Designer Who Gave Himself Up To The Police," or "I'm All Yours In Buttons and Bows." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Veola Vonn, Hal Winters (vocal), Charles Vanda (producer), Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Pat Costello (writer), Martin Ragaway (writer), Leonard Stern (writer), Veola Vonn, Sidney Fields, George Fenneman (announcer). 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

103293. The Abbott and Costello Show. December 30, 1948. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Bud and Lou try to decide where to spend New Year's eve. Sam Shovel appears in, "The Murder At The Radio Quiz Show" or, "I've Got A Body In The Balcony, Doctor." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, George Fenneman (announcer), Hal Winters (vocal), Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

83425. The Abbott and Costello Show. January 13, 1949. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. The first tune is, "Quanta la Gusta." "Sam Shovel" appears in, "The Case Of The Pencil Manufacturer Whose Wife Pushed Him Into The Erasing Machine," or, "She Rubbed Him Out." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Veola Vonn, Norman Abbott, Sidney Fields, Hal Winters, Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Pat Costello (writer, Lou's brother), Martin Ragaway (writer), Leonard Stern (writer), Charles Vanda (producer). 29:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

62332. The Abbott and Costello Show. January 20, 1949. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Sam Shovel solves, "The Case Of The Secretary Who Was Shot While Sitting On Her Boss' Knee," or "She Was On Her Last Lap." This somehow turns into a western story about cattle rustlers. The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Veola Vonn, Ken Niles (announcer), Charles Vanda (producer), Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Pat Costello (writer), Martin Ragaway (writer), Leonard Stern (writer), Hal Winters (vocal), Norman Abbott, Sidney Fields, Murray Leonard. 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

64505. The Abbott and Costello Show. January 27, 1949. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. "Sam Shovel" solves "The Case Of The General Who Opened Up A Drive-In and Was Caught Selling Horse Meat," or "Custer's Last Hamburger Stand." Hal Winters sings, "June In January." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Veola Vonn, Hal Winters, Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Pat Costello (writer), Martin Ragaway (writer), Leonard Stern (writer), Charles Vanda (producer), George Fenneman (announcer). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

95146. The Abbott and Costello Show. February 3, 1949. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Costello tells about the accident at his house last night. Sam Shovel solves the case of, "The Case Of The Chinaman Who Poisoned His Own Food," or, "He Committed Chop Sueycide." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Veola Vonn, Hal Winters (vocal), Charles Vanda (producer), George Fenneman (announcer), Pat Costello (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Martin Ragaway (writer), Leonard Stern (writer), Ed Forman (writer), Sidney Fields. 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

95147. The Abbott and Costello Show. February 10, 1949. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Costello's search for a girlfriend. Sam Shovel solves, "The Case Of The Nephew Who Gambled Away His Mother's Sister's Salary," or, "He Lost His Aunt's-Pay." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Veola Vonn, Hal Winters (vocal), Charles Vanda (producer), Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Pat Costello (writer), Martin Ragaway (writer), Leonard Stern (writer), Sidney Fields, George Fenneman (announcer). 29:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

100094. The Abbott and Costello Show. February 17, 1949. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. "Sam Shovel" solves, "The Case Of The Shakespearean Actor Who Robbed The Perfume Factory and Stole An Unlabelled Bottle Of Perfume" or, "Tabu or Not Tabu." How about, "The Case Of The Panhandler Who Pawned His False Teeth" or, "Beggers Can't Be Chewers." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer), Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Pat Costello (writer), Martin Ragaway (writer), Leonard Stern (writer), George Fenneman (announcer), Hal Winters (vocal), Veola Vonn, Sidney Fields, Joe Kirk, Milton Bronson. 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

100095. The Abbott and Costello Show. February 24, 1949. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. 8:00 P.M. The boys do a "Sam Shovel" skit, "One Hundred Steps To Take When You Come Face To Face With A Killer." Sam solves, "The Case Of The Housefly That Drowned When He Walked Into A Pot Of Hot Coffee or, "Strolling Through The Perc One Day." "Sam" disguises himself as "Limehouse Harry" a satire of "The Third Man." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Charles Vanda (producer), Pat Costello (writer), Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Martin Ragaway (writer), Leonard Stern (writer), George Fenneman (announcer), Hal Winters (vocal), Veola Vonn, Norman Abbott, Milton Bronson. 29:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

64506. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 3, 1949. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Another "Sam Shovel" case: "The Case Of The Photographer Who Was Stuck Up In A Darkroom," or "He Was Caught With His Prints Down." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Veola Vonn, Hal Winters (vocal), Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Pat Costello (writer), Martin Ragaway (writer), Leonard Stern (writer), Charles Vanda (producer), George Fenneman (announcer). 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

95148. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 10, 1949. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Costello's been working for the Red Cross, then went to a Lana Turner movie. Costello tells an income tax joke. Sam Shovel solves, "The Case Of The Strip-Tease Dancer Who Was Arrested For Income Tax Fraud," or, "She Took Off Too Much For Entertainment." This system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Veola Vonn, Hal Winters (vocal), Charles Vanda (producer), Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Pat Costello (writer), Martin Ragaway (writer), Norman Abbott, Sidney Fields, George Fenneman (announcer). 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

94844. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 17, 1949. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. The opening routine includes jokes about the income tax. Sam Shovel solves, "The Case Of The Cannibal Who Cooked The Long-Haired Musician," or, "It Was His First Square Meal." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Veola Vonn, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Ken Niles (announcer), Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Pat Costello (writer), Martin Ragaway (writer), Leonard Stern (writer), Norman Abbott, Sidney Fields, George Fenneman (announcer). 30:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

49656. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 24, 1949. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. The boys do a "Sam Shovel" mystery, "The Case Of The Man Who Burned His Sweetheart's Body In The Fireplace," or "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Charles Vanda (producer), Ed Forman (writer), Hal Winters (vocal), Leonard Stern (writer), Lou Costello, Martin Ragaway (writer), Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Pat Costello (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Norman Abbott, Veola Vonn, Sidney Fields. 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

95145. The Abbott and Costello Show. March 31, 1949. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. What better show to remind one that tomorrow is April Fool's Day? Sam Shovel solves, "The Case Of The Gorgeous Blonde Model Who Fell Into A Vat Of Whiskey," or, "There's Good Booze Tonight." Costello announces that there will be a lightweight championship boxing match (with Ike Williams) on May 26th for "a very worthy cause." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Veola Vonn, Hal Winters (vocal), Charles Vanda (producer), George Fenneman (announcer), Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Pat Costello (writer), Martin Ragaway (writer), Leonard Stern (writer), Norman Abbott, Joe Kirk, Milton Bronson. 29:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

95143. The Abbott and Costello Show. April 7, 1949. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Costello remembers his first girlfriend. Abbott invites Costello to his birthday party. Sam Shovel solves, "The Case Of The Thief Who Stole The Hamburgers From The Lunchroom," or, "He was a short-order crook." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Veola Vonn, Hal Winters (vocal), Charles Vanda (producer), George Fenneman (announcer), Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Pat Costello (writer), Norman Abbott. 30:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

64507. The Abbott and Costello Show. April 28, 1949. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. The "Sam Shovel" story is about a boy named Tony whose mother kept him locked in the closet. It's called "Tony's Home Permanent." The same script was used previously on October 28, 1948 (see cat. #64504). A "Baron Munchausen" joke is also repeated from the progrm of October 28, 1948. The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Susan Miller, Hal Winters, Charles Vanda (producer), Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Pat Costello (writer), George Fenneman (announcer). 28:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Apparently complete.

64508. The Abbott and Costello Show. May 19, 1949. ABC net. Music fill for local commercial insert. Costello has just invented a cellophane mattress for old maids. Try and guess the punchline! The "Sam Shovel" story is called "The Man Who Drowned In The Los Angeles River," or "Dust Be My Destiny." Paul Douglas appears at the end of the show to promote a prize fight for the Lou Costello Foundation. The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Paul Douglas, Hal Winters, Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Pat Costello (writer), Charles Vanda (producer). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

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