Manage episode 250450015 series 9607
Matrimonial Bureau (Aired April 21, 1948)
After working as Allen's summer replacement, Abbott and Costello joined Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy on The Chase and Sanborn Hour in 1941, while two of their films (Buck Privates and Hold That Ghost) were adapted for Lux Radio Theater. They launched their own weekly show October 8, 1942, sponsored by Camel cigarettes. The Abbott and Costello Show mixed comedy with musical interludes (usually, by singers such as Connie Haines, Marilyn Maxwell, the Delta Rhythm Boys, Skinnay Ennis, and the Les Baxter Singers). Regulars and semi-regulars on the show included Artie Auerbrook, Elvia Allman, Iris Adrian, Mel Blanc, Wally Brown, Sharon Douglas, Verna Felton, Sidney Fields, Frank Nelson, Martha Wentworth, and Benay Venuta. Ken Niles was the show's longtime announcer, doubling as an exasperated foil to Abbott & Costello's mishaps (and often fuming in character as Costello insulted his on-air wife routinely); he was succeeded by Michael Roy, with annoncing chores also handled over the years by Frank Bingman and Jim Doyle. THIS EPISODE: April 21, 1948. ABC network. Music fill for local commercial insert. After attending a wedding, Bud and Lou decide to open a "Matrimonial Bureau". The system cue is not heard. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Susan Miller (vocal), Michael Roy (announcer), Veola Vonn, Verna Felton, Charles Vanda (producer, transcriber). 24:52. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.