Abbott and Costello

Starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, the zany comedy of The Abbott and Costello Show graced the airwaves from 1942 until 1948, after a short stint as summer replacement for The Fred Allen Show in 1941.

There were often tongue-twisting or otherwise confusing dialogs ("Who's on First" is the most famous) and Costello was always getting into trouble. The vaudeville-style repartee kept the live audience in stitches.

In the tradition of the day, there was always a song, courtesy of Connie Haines or (later) Marilyn Maxwell.

You can find more episodes in the Ear Benders section.

Here is a sample of the online episodes currently available at The Old Time Radio Fan:

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Who's On First
  (2.04 MB)  [4:27]

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Lou's Engaged to Judy Canova
1944-01-06  (10.03 MB)  [29:13]

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w Blondie & Dagwood
1944-03-09  (9.73 MB)  [28:20]

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At the Circus w Alan Hale
1944-03-16  (10.04 MB)  [29:14]

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Lou's Dog Hector
1944-11-02  (11.33 MB)  [24:45]

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Grade School
1944-11-16  (13.47 MB)  [29:26]

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Visit to Tin Pan Alley
1944-12-07  (10.06 MB)  [29:18]

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Merchant Marines
1945-01-25  (13.58 MB)  [29:40]

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Rudy Vallee
1945-02-15  (9.99 MB)  [29:07]

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w Frank Sinatra
1945-03-01  (12.88 MB)  [28:09]

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New Press Agent
1945-03-08  (4.72 MB)  [13:45]

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Costello the Cowboy
1945-03-22  (13.13 MB)  [28:41]

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Charm School
1945-04-19  (13.51 MB)  [29:31]

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With Andrews Sisters
1945-04-26  (8.24 MB)  [24:01]

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Spanish Acting School
1945-05-03  (10.01 MB)  [29:09]

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Costello gets a Tattoo
1945-06-07  (13.34 MB)  [29:09]

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Return to Patterson
1945-06-28  (10.55 MB)  [30:44]

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Job for Girlfriend
1945-10-04  (13.63 MB)  [29:47]

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Lou Hides From His Girlfriend
1945-11-15  (9.9 MB)  [28:51]

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Opening A Gas Station
1945-11-29  (10.01 MB)  [29:08]

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Lou the Fireman
1945-12-06  (10.07 MB)  [29:20]

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The Boys Run A Drug Store
1946-03-07  (10.3 MB)  [30:00]

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Income Tax
1946-03-14  (13.65 MB)  [29:49]

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Pet Shop
1946-04-18  (13.54 MB)  [29:35]

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The Sheriff of North Hollywood
1946-04-25  (8.52 MB)  [24:50]

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Napoleon and Josephine
1946-05-02  (13.58 MB)  [29:40]

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Costello Runs for Mayor
1946-05-16  (13.57 MB)  [29:39]

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Abbott's Big Date
1946-06-26  (13.63 MB)  [29:47]

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Incorrigible
1946-10-03  (13.58 MB)  [29:40]

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Costello Buys a Boat
1947-02-13  (13.61 MB)  [29:44]

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Driving Lessons
1947-02-27  (13.68 MB)  [29:53]

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Lou Goes To Track To Lose Money
1947-03-13  (10.25 MB)  [29:51]

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Stock Market
1947-03-27  (13.5 MB)  [29:30]

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Lou Subs For Dimaggio
1947-04-17  (10.09 MB)  [29:24]

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Lou Builds a House
1947-04-24  (10.24 MB)  [29:49]

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Lou Joins The New York Yankees
1947-06-19  (10.56 MB)  [30:45]

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 Christmas Program
1947-12-25  (10.02 MB)  [29:11]

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Marriage Bureau
1948-04-21  (13.52 MB)  [29:32]

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Babysitting Job
1948-04-28  (13.52 MB)  [29:32]

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w Bela Lugosi
1948-05-05  (8.51 MB)  [24:47]

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Lou Is a Delegate To the UN
1948-08-11  (10.42 MB)  [30:21]

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