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The Phil Silvers Show Season 4 Episodes

Season 4 Episode Guide

34 Episodes 1958 - 1959

Episode 1

Gold Fever

Tue, Sep 23, 1958 30 mins

Bilko connives to have his platoon transferred to the site of a gold mine. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck. Henshaw: Allan Melvin. Ritzik: Joe E. Ross.

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Episode 2

Bilko's Vampire

Wed, Oct 1, 1958 30 mins

Ritzik's addiction to TV horror movies keeps him from playing in Bilko's poker games. Bilko: Phil Silvers. Ritzik: Joe E. Ross. Hall: Paul Ford. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck.

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Episode 3

Bilko's Deluxe Tours

Wed, Oct 8, 1958 30 mins

Capitalizing on the base's proximity to Hollywood, Bilko organizes tours and guarantees meetings with stars. Bilko: Phil Silvers. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck. Henshaw: Allan Melvin. Doberman: Maurice Gosfield. Hall: Paul Ford. Finley: Joseph Lieberman.

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Episode 4

Bilko the Potato-Sack King

Wed, Oct 15, 1958 30 mins

What to do with a million burlap bags? Bilko tries to convince the Army that they're just what it needs. Bilko: Phil Silvers. Hall: Paul Ford. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck. Henshaw: Allan Melvin. Fashion Model: Dovima.

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Episode 5

Bilko vs. Covington

Wed, Oct 22, 1958 30 mins

Bilko's gambling monopoly is challenged by a visiting sergeant (Keefe Brasselle). Bilko: Phil Silvers. Fender: Herbie Faye. Shirley: Undine Forrest. Mr. Yumura: Sho Onodera.

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Episode 6

Bilko Joins the Navy

Tue, Oct 28, 1958 30 mins

Bilko, Paparelli and Zimmerman pose as sailors to get into a dice game. Bilko: Phil Silvers. Paparelli: Billy Sands.

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Episode 7

Bilko's Big Woman Hunt

Wed, Nov 5, 1958 30 mins

Bilko heading for matrimony? It seems that way when he falls for a dancing teacher (Hildy Parks). Bilko: Phil Silvers.

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Episode 8

Bilko's Allergy

Wed, Nov 19, 1958 30 mins

Bilko becomes allergic to playing cards. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck. Henshaw: Allan Melvin.

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Episode 9

Bilko and the Chaplain

Wed, Nov 26, 1958 30 mins

Colonel Hall plots to keep Bilko's men in check by assigning an Army chaplain to the platoon. Chaplain: John Gibson. Bilko: Phil Silvers. Hall: Paul Ford. Henshaw: Allan Melvin. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck.

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Episode 10

Bilko Presents the McGuire Sisters

Wed, Dec 3, 1958 30 mins

Bilko schemes to become the manager of the singing McGuire Sisters. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck. Henshaw: Allan Melvin. Fender: Herbie Faye.

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Episode 11

Bilko's Secret Mission

Wed, Dec 10, 1958 30 mins

In Nevada on a secret mission, Bilko and Ritzik soon find their way to Las Vegas. Bilko: Phil Silvers. Ritzik: Joe E. Ross. Henshaw: Allan Melvin. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck. Noonan: Royal Beal. Courtney: Wynn Wright. Grover: Jimmy Little.

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Episode 12

Bilko's Giveaway

Wed, Dec 17, 1958 30 mins

On a quiz show, Bilko wins a load of merchandise---and then tries to dispose of it (at a profit) on his own giveaway program. Doberman: Maurice Gosfield. Henshaw: Allan Melvin. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck.

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Episode 13

Bilko and the Medium

Mon, Dec 22, 1958 30 mins

Bilko uses the supernatural to get Ritzik's money. Ritzik: Joe E. Ross. Mme. Zaboda: Jory Remus. Mme. Flossie: Charlotte Rae. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck. Fender: Herbie Faye.

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Episode 14

Bilko's Bopster

Thu, Jan 1, 1959 30 mins

Call Bilko a music lover when he learns that his new recruit is a famous bandleader. Bilko: Phil Silvers. Pee Wee: Larry Storch. Henshaw: Allan Melvin. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck.

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Episode 15

Bilko's Hollywood Romance

Fri, Jan 9, 1959 30 mins

Bilko is one of the principals in a press agent's scheme to link romantically a movie star and a "simple" soldier. Monica: Julie Wilson. Fender: Herbie Faye. Doberman: Maurice Gosfield. J.P.: Sydney Smith.

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Episode 16

Bilko's Grand Hotel

Wed, Jan 28, 1959 30 mins

Bilko buys a rundown hotel, hoping a well-known chain will buy him out. Hilton: Irwin Corey. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck.

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Episode 17

Bilko's Credit Card

Wed, Feb 4, 1959 30 mins

Bilko has his craziest scheme yet: starting a credit club for the Fort Baxter servicemen. Bilko: Phil Silvers. Grover: Jimmy Little. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck.

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Episode 18

Viva Bilko

Wed, Feb 11, 1959 30 mins

Vacationing in Mexico, Bilko and company clash with the language and the law. Bilko: Phil Silvers. Paparelli: Billy Sands. Zimmerman: Mickey Freeman. Doberman: Maurice Gosfield. Fender: Herbie Faye.

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Episode 19

The Colonel's Promotion

Wed, Feb 18, 1959 30 mins

Hall misses out on a promotion and Bilko persuades him to complain---to the President. Bilko: Phil Silvers. Hall: Paul Ford. Chaplain: John Gibson. Ritzik: Joe E. Ross. Golfer Claude Harmon appears.

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Episode 20

Bilko's Sharpshooters

Wed, Feb 25, 1959 30 mins

A sharpshooting Wac is the basis for Bilko's latest moneymaking scheme. Bilko: Phil Silvers. Ritzik: Joe E. Ross. Masters: Bill Bramley. Schneider: Leo Leibman.

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Episode 21

Bilko's Formula 7

Wed, Mar 4, 1959 30 mins

Bilko is convinced that a hillbilly liquid is the cosmetic treasure of the century. Jenkins: Tom Noel. Mme. Darling: Natalie Schafer.

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Episode 22

Bilko's Ape Man

Wed, Mar 18, 1959 30 mins

Bilko tries to make a star out of Private Forbes (Kenneth Vaughn). Doberman: Maurice Gosfield. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck. Lucille Ball appears.

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Episode 23

Warrant Officer Paparelli

Wed, Mar 25, 1959 30 mins

Paparelli a warrant officer? Bilko's promoting the scheme, and Paparelli's letting it go to his head. Bilko: Phil Silvers. Paparelli: Billy Sands. Hall: Paul Ford.

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Episode 24

Bilko's Godson

Fri, Apr 3, 1959 30 mins

Godfather Bilko begins planning the boy's future---two weeks after his birth. Bilko: Phil Silvers. Moran: Norwood Smith. Frances: Norma Leary. Henshaw: Allan Melvin. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck. Doberman: Maurice Gosfield. Grandmother: Catherine Payne.

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Episode 25

Guinea Pig Bilko

Fri, Apr 17, 1959 30 mins

Hall tricks the sergeant into testing a new tranquilizer. Bilko: Phil Silvers. Hall: Paul Ford. Henshaw: Allan Melvin. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck. Wallace: Dan Frazer.

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Episode 26

Bilko the Butler

Fri, Apr 24, 1959 30 mins

Bilko wants an invitation to a society dinner. Bilko: Phil Silvers. Mrs. Cunningham: Nancy Guild. Henshaw: Allan Melvin.

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Episode 27

Ritzik Goes Civilian

Fri, May 1, 1959 30 mins

Bilko tries to help Ritzik regain his life savings. Ritzik: Joe E. Ross. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck. Henshaw: Allan Melvin. Emma: Beatrice Pons. Hall: Paul Ford. Mrs. Hall: Hope Sansberry.

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Episode 28

Bilko's Small Car

Fri, May 8, 1959 30 mins

Bilko uses the colonel's new car to transport gambling equipment---and has to replace the auto when it's impounded by police. Hall: Paul Ford. Henshaw: Allan Melvin. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck. Car Dealer: Richard Farmer. Watkins: Phil Robinson.

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Episode 29

Doberman the Missing Heir

Fri, May 15, 1959 30 mins

Bilko tries to pass off Doberman as the long-lost heir to a British title and fortune.

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Episode 30

Bilko's Casino

Wed, May 20, 1959 30 mins

Bilko turns his conniving mind to converting USO quarters into a casino. USO Hostess: Sloan Simpson. Fender: Herbie Faye.

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Episode 31

The Colonel's Second Honeymoon

Fri, May 29, 1959 30 mins

Bilko picks the same vacation spot as the Halls. Bilko: Phil Silvers. Hall: Paul Ford. Mrs. Hall: Hope Sansberry. Wade: T.J. Halligan. Barker: Nick Saunders. Fender: Herbie Faye.

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Episode 32

Bilko in Outer Space

Fri, Jun 5, 1959 30 mins

Bilko cons Ritzik and Grover into taking an endurance test, as a prelude to a fast-fleecing poker game. Bilko: Phil Silvers. Ritzik: Joe E. Ross. Grover: Jimmy Little. Dr. Rudy: Paul Lynde. Barker: Nick Saunders. Hall: Paul Ford.

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Episode 33

Bilko and the Boycott

Fri, Jun 12, 1959 30 mins

In need of gambling money, Bilko spares no one---including the Wacs. Bilko: Phil Silvers. Mildred: Jane Dulo. Major Allenby: Philippa Bevans. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck. Doberman: Maurice Gosfield. Hall: Paul Ford. Henshaw: Allan Melvin.

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Episode 34

Weekend Colonel

Wed, Jun 17, 1959 30 mins

Colonel Hall---or someone who looks like the colonel---sets the post on its ears by turning the officers' club into a casino. Bilko: Phil Silvers. Hall/Charlie: Paul Ford. Rocco: Harvey Lembeck.

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