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Lou Costello and Bud Abbott in The Pigeon, The Abbott and Costello Show season 2

The Pigeon

Episode 47, The PigeonThe Abbott and Costello Show season 2, originally aired March 27, 1954

In The Pigeon, a beautiful next-door neighbor, Ruby Norton, wants to rid herself of her mobster boyfriend, Steve Terry, so she can marry another man. She hatches a plan to make Terry think that Lou is her lover so that he will kill Lou and go to jail!

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Bank Holdup, The Abbott and Costello Show season 2

Bank Holdup

Bank Holdup, The Abbott and Costello Show season 2 originally aired March 13, 1954

In Bank Holdup, Bud and Lou are hired as armed guards for hoodlums Joe and Lefty Lucas, and unwittingly assist in a bank robbery. They go back later to the same bank to get a loan — unaware that they’re wanted bank robbers! They pay rent with their cut of the money, then attempt to recover the stolen cash from Mr. Fields’ safe.

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Down to his underwear, the bank finally accepts Lou's identification

The Tax Return

In The Tax Return, the IRS accidentally sends Lou a refund for $1 million. After he cashes the check at the bank, he is followed home by a pair of crooks. Meanwhile, Mr. Fields suspects that Lou is a counterfeiter.

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Lou Costello handcuffed to Bud Abbott in "Private Eye"

Private Eye

Private Eye, The Abbott and Costello Show season 2, originally aired February 20, 1954

In Private Eye, Lou receives his diploma and private eye gear from “The Watchdog Correspondence School.” Then he and Bud help a young girl locate $50,000 of bonds hidden inside her eccentric uncle’s spooky mansion. But her cousin, who was disowned, tries to scare them off.

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Lou Costello as the titular Uncle from New Jersey

Uncle from New Jersey

Uncle from New Jersey – The Abbott and Costello Show season 2, originally aired February 13, 1954

Uncle from New Jersey – After Mr. Fields locks the boys out of their apartment, Bud hatches a plan to convince the landlord that Lou is the sole heir to the fortunes of his rich Uncle Rupert. To pull off the scheme, Bud disguises Lou as his uncle. But Mike the Cop starts to fear that the boys have murdered Rupert!

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Lou Costello reading a newspaper in Wife Wanted

Wife Wanted

In Wife Wanted, after a quirky poker game with Mr. Fields, the boys get a letter from Lou’s grandfather. He plans to give Lou $10,000 …. If Lou’s married. After several attempts to meet women, Lou reconnects with his former girlfriend, Agnes, who has just broken up with a jealous wrestler.

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Lou Costello trying to eat the 'ladyfingers surprise cake' in "Efficiency Experts"

Efficiency Experts

Bud and Lou land jobs as efficiency experts. They’re assigned to restrain their client’s daughters from spending money. The young women, however, get the boys to buy them expensive dresses and take them to a casino, where they end up in a brawl. And burn down the casino!

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