Abbott and Costello – At The Circus with Alan Hale. 430316 Bud and Lou joke about circus parades, and Lou’s exploits in his past circus life. They tease Ken Niles, and his wife about circus related things. Lou gets recruited to work in the celebrity benefit circus. After the commercial, Freddie Rich plays, Speak Low.
At the circus, Sally Eiler is the manager, tries to get Lou to be the lion tamer. After sideshow mishaps, Lou is recruited to be a wrestler. Connie Haines sings, Salt Water Cowboy.
Though the wrestling match is to be rigged between Bud and Lou, Alan Hale substitutes at the last minute to give Lou a hard time. Trivia Alert: In real life Lou Costello tried his hand as a professional boxer. He later worked as a stuntman before joining up with Bud Abbot for their Burlesque act.
Besides this date for this show, it also is listed as airing on: 03-16-1944. I doubt either is correct, especially if the show aired on Friday. The dates would actually be: 03-19-1943, and 03-17-1944. However it’s possible the show changed timeslots, but at the moment, I don’t have that information.