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Bud and Lou are hired by a couple of toughs to act as "beards" for their girlfriends to circumvent objections from their eccentric father.


Jean Yarbrough


Clyde Bruckman


Episode cast overview:
Bud Abbott ... Bud Abbott
Lou Costello ... Lou Costello
Walter Catlett ... Henry Thomas
Noreen Nash ... June Thomas
Gloria Saunders ... Marie Thomas
Sid Fields ... Sid Fields (as Sidney Fields)
Frank Marlowe ... Steve Davis
Joe Haworth Joe Haworth ... Tom
Charlie Hall ... Jake - Roofer (as Charles Hall)
Ruth Lee Ruth Lee ... Myra
John Beradino ... Husky Man Who Grabs Lou's Tie (as John Bernadino)


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After Bud and Lou fail miserably as door-to-door salesmen, their landlord recruits them to earn $100 as "beards" by taking out a beautiful pair of sisters on behalf of a couple hoodlum types. In order to please their father, an eccentric ornithologist, the boys try to install a birdcage-shaped TV antenna on the chimney, where they run into conflict with a feisty roofer, the two impatient toughs, and the inescapable law of gravity. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Comedy | Family | Mystery



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Shadows are visible on the sky backdrop as Bud and Lou install the antennae to the chimney. See more »


Bud Abbott: When I take you out with girls, don't we always split 50-50?
Lou Costello: Yes. You always split the girls 50-50 with me.
Bud Abbott: That's right.
Lou Costello: You always take the ones under 50, and give me the ones over 50.
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Cuckoo Courting
26 August 2019 | by JordanThomasHallSee all my reviews

Mr. Fields insists upon his rent money and makes Bud and Lou go door-to-door selling "No peddlers allowed" signs to make money. They run into nothing but trouble. Mr. Fields next has them try to help tough guy tenants Steve (Frank Marlowe) and Tom (Joe Haworth) attracted to two sisters, June Thomas (Noreen Nash) and Marie Thomas (Gloria Saunders). The girls' eccentric, bird-loving, gun collecting father Henry Thomas (Walter Catlett) hates Steve and Tom. Mr. Fields says the men will give them $100 if they'll go to the house and decoy the girls to come out so they can go on a date with them. Henry builds a new TV antenna in the shape of a birdcage to replace the current one on the roof. Bud and Lou arrive to gain the old man's favor with their strained bird knowledge and offer to place the antenna on the roof for him. Steve and Tom begin thinking they've been double-crossed.

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24 April 1954 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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