The Abbott and Costello Show

The BEST episodes of The Abbott and Costello Show

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Bud and Lou are unemployed actors living in Mr. Fields’ boarding house. Lou’s girlfriend Hillary lives across the hall. Many situations arise leading to slapstick and puns.

Last Updated: 5/5/2022Network: CBS
Share:
Fall Guy
star
8.50
2 votes

#1 - Fall Guy

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired 4/24/1954

Bud and Lou want to take two sisters on a date but their father convinces the boys to put an antenna on his roof instead.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
The Wrestling Story
star
8.03
31 votes

#2 - The Wrestling Story

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/27/1953

Lou and Stinky agree to settle their differences with a wrestling match. When Stinky becomes ill, his little brother Ivan the Terrible takes his place.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
$1,000 TV Prize
star
8.00
2 votes

#3 - $1,000 TV Prize

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/9/1954

Lou wins a $1,000 dollar prize pretending to be Mr. Fields. He then has to get Mr. Fields out of the way so he can collect it.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
Well Oiled
star
8.00
2 votes

#4 - Well Oiled

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/20/1954

Bud and Lou help Mr. Fields, who is being threatened with a lawsuit. Lou poses as a Texas millionaire to help discredit the complainant.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
Honeymoon House
star
8.00
2 votes

#5 - Honeymoon House

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/3/1954

When Bud and Mr. Fields help Lou put together a prefab house in order to impress his fiancée and her parents, a jealous former boyfriend sabotages their work.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
Beauty Contest Story
star
8.00
2 votes

#6 - Beauty Contest Story

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 4/17/1954

When Bud and Lou judge a beauty contest, pressure is applied to sway their votes.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
Barber Lou
star
8.00
2 votes

#7 - Barber Lou

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/1/1954

Lou tries to give Bud a rubdown following instructions from a radio show, but he's tuned into a program explaining how to paint a car at home.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
The Drug Store
star
7.55
84 votes

#8 - The Drug Store

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/5/1952

Bud and Lou find jobs in Fields' drugstore and nearly wreck the place. This episode opens with the famous "Jonah and the Whale" routine.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
South of Dixie
star
7.50
2 votes

#9 - South of Dixie

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/26/1953

Lou accidentally lands himself and Bud roles in a Civil War melodrama.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
Bank Holdup
star
7.50
2 votes

#10 - Bank Holdup

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/13/1954

Bud and Lou unwittingly take jobs as armed bodyguards for a couple of hoodlums and assist in a bank robbery. They use their share of money to pay their rent, and later try to get it back from Mr. Fields' safe.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
Alaska
star
7.33
33 votes

#11 - Alaska

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/9/1953

When news arrives that Lou's uncle has struck gold in Alaska, Bud and Lou plan to help him spend it.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
The Charity Bazaar
star
7.33
33 votes

#12 - The Charity Bazaar

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/6/1953

Bud and Lou participate in Hillary's charity bazaar, raising money with the "shell game." Lou blows his money at the kissing booth.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
Pest Exterminators
star
7.33
3 votes

#13 - Pest Exterminators

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/5/1953

Bud and Lou are pest exterminators mistaken for psychiatrists when they attend to Mrs. Featherton's "aunts."

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
Killer's Wife
star
7.33
3 votes

#14 - Killer's Wife

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/12/1953

When a heavyweight prize fighter named Killer thinks that Lou is having an affair with his wife, Bud attempts to get Lou trained and fit in a gym.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
From Bed to Worse
star
7.33
3 votes

#15 - From Bed to Worse

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/2/1954

Bud and Lou attempt to plant a backyard garden in order to win a cash prize offered by a civic group.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
The Dentist's Office
star
7.32
34 votes

#16 - The Dentist's Office

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/12/1952

When Lou gets a toothache he attempts to get arrested so he can receive free treatment while incarcerated.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
Pots and Pans
star
7.32
34 votes

#17 - Pots and Pans

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/30/1953

Working as a door-to-door cookware salesman, Lou prepares a dinner for his friends in hopes of moving some product. However, his honest culinary efforts are met with disaster.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
The Vacation
star
7.31
35 votes

#18 - The Vacation

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/26/1952

Bud and Lou head off to the Biltmore Hotel near Phoenix for a vacation. "Hertz U-Drive" and the "Pack-Unpack" routines are performed.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
Jail
star
7.29
38 votes

#19 - Jail

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/19/1952

Lou damages Mrs. Crumbcake's waterpail and she drags him into court claiming .79 cents in damages. In jail, Lou's crazed cellmate becomes enraged whenever he hears "Niagara Falls."

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
The Birthday Party
star
7.29
35 votes

#20 - The Birthday Party

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/2/1953

Lou throws a birthday party for himself, but nearly poisons his guests when he puts ant paste on his hors d'oeurves instead of anti pasto. Bud throws him out and Lou consoles himself by ordering a giant decorated cake.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
Getting a Job
star
7.28
32 votes

#21 - Getting a Job

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/3/1953

Bud and Lou are hired to deliver hats to the Susquehanna Hat Company on Floogle Street and encounter several lunatics on the way. Also, Stinky attempts to kill Lou by backing him into traffic. The "Loafing" routine is performed.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
The Western Story
star
7.27
33 votes

#22 - The Western Story

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/13/1953

Bud and Lou accept Hillary's invitation to visit her uncle's B-Bar-Bop ranch.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
The Vacuum Cleaner Salesman
star
7.24
33 votes

#23 - The Vacuum Cleaner Salesman

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/16/1953

Bud and Lou visit an employment agency run by Mr. Fields' brother, who gives Lou a job selling vacuum cleaners door to door.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
The Haunted House
star
7.22
32 votes

#24 - The Haunted House

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/20/1953

Hillary will inherit a castle if she spends one night there. Bud and Lou come along with her for protection and Lou is scared out of his mind by frightful encounters.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon
Hungry
star
7.21
33 votes

#25 - Hungry

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/6/1953

Bud and Lou visit a couple of restaurants. In one they become involved with twin waitresses. In the other, Lou has a battle with an oyster.

Directors: Jean Yarbrough
Watch Now:Amazon