Sam Shovel (Curbstone Murder Case) Aired December 2, 1948
Thanks to the endurance of their most popular and influential routine, "Who's on First?"---whose rapid-fire word play and comprehension confusion set the preponderant framework for most of their best-known routines---the team are also the only comedians known to have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Bud Abbott was born in Asbury Park, NJ, October 2, 1897 and died April 24, 1974 in Woodland Hills, California. Lou Costello was born in Paterson, NJ, March 6, 1906 and died March 3, 1959 in East Los Angeles, California. 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.
December 2, 1948. ABC network. Music fill for local commercial insert. Lou wants to be a boxer. The boys do a "Sam Shovel" skit titled, "The Case Of The Curbstone Murder,"
or "Gertie, Get Out Of The Gutter and Let The Water Go By." The system cue is added live. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Hal Winters (vocal), George Fenneman (announcer), Veola Vonn, Charles Vanda (producer), Ed Forman (writer), Paul Conlan (writer), Pat Costello (writer), Martin Ragaway (writer), Leonard Stern (writer), Norman Abbott, Veola Vonn, Sidney Fields. 28:44. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.