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

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

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

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

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

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

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