The Abbott and Costello Show is loosely based on the 1940s radio brought to you by comedy duo and legends Bud Abbott and Louis Costello. It featured the duo in a sitcom that first hit the television airwaves in 1952. Abbott and Costello were two unemployed slackers, who lived together, and could hardly afford rent. It ended after two years. It was later syndicated in the '60s, which lasted up to the early '70s.