The Phil Silvers Show

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The Phil Silvers Show, originally titled You'll Never Get Rich, is a sitcom which ran on CBS from 1955 to 1959. A pilot called "Audition Show" was made in 1955, but never broadcast. 143 other episodes were broadcast – all half-an-hour long except for... read more

The Phil Silvers Show, originally titled You'll Never Get Rich, is a sitcom which ran on CBS from 1955 to 1959. A pilot called "Audition Show" was made in 1955, but never broadcast. 143 other episodes were broadcast – all half-an-hour long except for a 1959 one-hour live special. The series starred Phil Silvers as Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko of the United States Army.

Original Release

09/20/1955 on CBS

Cast

Harvey Lembeck Cpl. Rocco Barbella
Paul Ford Col. John T. Hall
Dick Van Dyke Pvt. Swiftington 'Swifty' Bilko
Julie Newmar 'Stacked' Suzie
Allan Melvin Cpl. Steve Henshaw
Alan Alda Carlyle Thompson III
Phil Silvers MSgt. Ernest G. Bilko
Herbie Faye Cpl. Sam Fender
Maurice Gosfield Pvt. Duane Doberman
Billy Sands Pvt. Dino Papparelli
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Gold Fever Tuesday, 23 September 1958
2 Bilko's Vampire Wednesday, 01 October 1958
3 Bilko's Deluxe Tours Wednesday, 08 October 1958
4 Bilko the Potato Sack King Wednesday, 15 October 1958
5 Bilko vs. Covington Wednesday, 22 October 1958
6 Bilko Joins the Navy Tuesday, 28 October 1958
7 Bilko's Big Woman Hunt Wednesday, 05 November 1958
8 Bilko and the Crosby's Wednesday, 12 November 1958
9 Bilko's Allergy Wednesday, 19 November 1958
10 Bilko and the Chaplain Wednesday, 26 November 1958
11 Bilko Presents the McGuire Sisters Wednesday, 03 December 1958
12 Bilko's Secret Mission Wednesday, 10 December 1958
13 Bilko's Giveaway Wednesday, 17 December 1958
14 Bilko and the Medium Monday, 22 December 1958
15 Bilko's Bopster Thursday, 01 January 1959
16 Bilko's Hollywood Romance Friday, 09 January 1959
17 Keep in Step Friday, 23 January 1959
18 Bilko's Grand Hotel Wednesday, 28 January 1959
19 Bilko's Credit Card Wednesday, 04 February 1959
20 Viva Bilko Wednesday, 11 February 1959
21 The Colonel's Promotion Wednesday, 18 February 1959
22 Bilko's Sharpshooter Wednesday, 25 February 1959
23 Bilko's Formula Seven Wednesday, 04 March 1959
24 Bilko's Ape Man Wednesday, 18 March 1959
25 Warrant Officer Papparelli Wednesday, 25 March 1959
26 Bilko's Godson Friday, 03 April 1959
27 Guinea Pig Bilko Friday, 17 April 1959
28 Bilko the Butler Friday, 24 April 1959
29 Ritzik Goes Civilian Friday, 01 May 1959
30 Bilko's Small Car Friday, 08 May 1959
31 Doberman Missing Heir Friday, 15 May 1959
32 Bilko's Casino Friday, 22 May 1959
33 The Colonel's Second Honeymoon Friday, 29 May 1959
34 Bilko in Outer Space Friday, 05 June 1959
35 The Bilko Boycott Friday, 12 June 1959
36 The Weekend Colonel Wednesday, 17 June 1959
37 The Bilko Cast History Saturday, 05 November 2011
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Directors

Al De Caprio, Aaron Ruben

Writers

Nat Hiken, Terry Ryan, Billy FriedBerg, Arnie Rosen, Coleman Jacoby, Tony Webster, Neil Simon, Phil Sharp, Barry Blitzer, Leonard Stern, Terry Ryan, A.J. Russell, Sydney Zelinka, Arnold M. Auerbach, Harvey Orkin, Aaron Ruben, Vin Bogert, Lou Meltzer, Paul Jordan

Creators

Nat Hiken

Cast

Harvey Lembeck Cpl. Rocco Barbella
Paul Ford Col. John T. Hall
Dick Van Dyke Pvt. Swiftington 'Swifty' Bilko
Julie Newmar 'Stacked' Suzie
Allan Melvin Cpl. Steve Henshaw
Alan Alda Carlyle Thompson III
Phil Silvers MSgt. Ernest G. Bilko
Herbie Faye Cpl. Sam Fender
Maurice Gosfield Pvt. Duane Doberman
Billy Sands Pvt. Dino Papparelli
Bernard Fein Pvt. Gomez
Mickey Freeman Pvt. Fielding Zimmerman
Jack Healy Pvt. Mullen
Maurice Brenner Pvt. Irving Fleischman
Karl Lukas Pvt. Stash Kadowski
Joe E. Ross
Terry Carter Pvt. Sugie Sugarman
Jimmy Little MSgt. Francis Grover
P. Jay Sidney Pvt. Palmer
Joe E. Ross MSgt. Rupert Ritzik

Producers

Editors

Ray Sandiford, Sy Singer, Leon Selditz

1959 Emmy Best Comedy Series Nominated
1959 Emmy Best Actor in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series Nominated
1959 Emmy Best Supporting Actor (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series Nominated
1959 Emmy Best Supporting Actor (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series Nominated
1959 Emmy Best Writing of a Single Program of a Comedy Series Nominated
1958 Emmy Best Comedy Series Won
1958 Emmy Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic or Comedy Series Nominated
1958 Emmy Best Comedy Writing Won
1958 Emmy Best Continuing Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic or Comedy Series Nominated
1957 Emmy Best Series - Half Hour or Less Won
1957 Emmy Best Continuing Performance by a Comedian in a Series Nominated
1957 Emmy Best Supporting Performance by an Actor Nominated
1957 Emmy Best Comedy Writing - Variety or Situation Comedy Won
1956 Emmy Best Comedy Series Won
1956 Emmy Best Actor - Continuing Performance Won
1956 Emmy Best Comedy Writing Won
1956 Emmy Best Producer - Film Series Nominated
1956 Emmy Best Director - Film Series Won
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