Abbott & Costello Colgate Comedy Hour

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  • 1950
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (549)

One of the earliest hits on television was the "Colgate Comedy Hour," which was hosted by a rotating group of hosts that included Martin & Lewis, Eddie Cantor and Abbott & Costello. The shows were done live from NYC, Chicago and Los Angeles and featured the hottest singers and entertainers of the day. Abbott & Costello's segments on the show weren't all that different than what you would see the duo perform in a full-length movie. And that was a problem for the two comedy veterans, who left the show after three years because they felt that they had used up all their best material.

Abbott & Costello Colgate Comedy Hour
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Episode 14
14. Episode 14
 
Bud and Lou host as Peggy Lee sings "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" and "Johnny Guitar," while Sauter & Finegan perform "Midnight Sleigh Ride."
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
 
Bud takes Lou to France for singing lessons, and they do their "Baccigalupe" routine. Ballet dancer Vera Zorina and Broadway star Tony Bavaar perform.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
 
Abbott & Costello do several of their routines with their usual supporting players, while playing host to screen great Charles Laughton.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
 
Abbott & Costello host a mock Inaugural Ball for President Eisenhower, with a hilarious recital by Victor Borge sending up outgoing President Truman.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
 
Bud and Lou tangle with the government of "Bolomania," as Lou bears a resemblance to the nation's leader. Rhonda Fleming and Jane Russell guest star.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
 
In this holiday-themed episode, Lou sings "White Christmas," and Bud joins him for their "Scalp Treatment" and "Return the Christmas Gifts" routines.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
 
Bud and Lou face confusion in the maternity ward. Les Paul and Mary Ford perform "No Place Like Home," "I Really Don't Want to Know" and "Tiger Rag."
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
 
This episode's theme, getting into the Army by mistake, is reminiscent of the duo's film Buck Privates. Louis Armstrong plays "Basin Street Blues."
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
 
Abbott & Costello take the train to Broadway to appear in Lizabeth Scott's new play. En route, Gisele McKenzie sings "Just One of Those Things."
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
 
Bud and Lou celebrate the opening of Abbott & Costello Go to Mars. Teresa Brewer sings "Till I Waltz Again with You" and "Dancing with Someone."
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
 
Lou plans to marry Gale Storm, but must prove himself to her father; Phil Regan sings "I Only Have Eyes for You"; and Bud helps Lou "play" the piano.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
 
Bud and Lou are offered a job on Cabot's dude ranch. On the way, they encounter Errol Flynn. Rhonda Fleming and Bruce Cabot also guest star.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
 
Abbott & Costello make their television debut in this episode, which features guest stars singer Evelyn Knight and actor/dancer Hal Le Roy.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
 
Abbott & Costello re-create some of their famous skits, including "Who's on First?" and "The Haunted Candle," as well as a play on the opera "Carmen."
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One of the earliest hits on television was the "Colgate Comedy Hour," which was hosted by a rotating group of hosts that included Martin & Lewis, Eddie Cantor and Abbott & Costello. The shows were done live from NYC, Chicago and Los Angeles and featured the hottest singers and entertainers of the day.

Abbott & Costello's segments on the show weren't all that different than what you would see the duo perform in a full-length movie. And that was a problem for the two comedy veterans, who left the show after three years because they felt that they had used up all their best material.

  • Premiere Date
    September 10, 1950
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (549)