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The Phil Silvers Show Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Platoon in the Movies

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Sep 18, 1956
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Platoon in the Movies Sep 18, 1956 The platoon is chosen to make a film about the correct use of the spark plug.

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Season 02, Episode 02 It's For The Birds

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Sep 25, 1956
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It's For The Birds Sep 25, 1956 Bilko looks around for an expert to go on the 64,000 Dollar quiz show on TV. He ends up with Pvt Honnegar who is an expert on wildlife, After surviving a loss of memory he wins the money but he has a surprise in store for Bilko

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Season 02, Episode 03 Bilko Goes To College

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Oct 2, 1956
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Bilko Goes To College Oct 2, 1956 When a local gangster insults the army Bilko takes a bet of 1000 -1 That the local College Schmill can beat Notra Dame in a football game. Nobody gives them a chance, but when Bilko gets to work on the press they start to believe that Schmill can win.

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Season 02, Episode 04 The Girl From Italy

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Oct 9, 1956
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The Girl From Italy Oct 9, 1956 Rocco's brother refuses to marry a girl brought over from Italy so Bilko sets out to make him jealous and to change his mind

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Season 02, Episode 05 The Face On The Recruiting Poster

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Oct 16, 1956
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The Face On The Recruiting Poster Oct 16, 1956 Bilko hopes to get a handsome young recruit noticed by Hollywood so he tries to get the soldier's face on the new army recruiting poster. But first he must pass a test on the army and with Doberman coaching him a surprise is in store.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Bilko's War Against Culture

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Oct 23, 1956
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Bilko's War Against Culture Oct 23, 1956 When two special service officers come to educate the platoon the men promise Bilko they will not attend the lectures until they see who attractive the ladies are

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Season 02, Episode 07 The Song Of The Motor Pool

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Oct 30, 1956
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The Song Of The Motor Pool Oct 30, 1956 Bilko looks for a song that the motor pool can adopt. He hears Paparelli singing one in the shower but it turns out that someone thought of it first

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Season 02, Episode 08 Bilko's Engagement

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Nov 6, 1956
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Bilko's Engagement Nov 6, 1956 After a mix up at the jewelers Bilko finds that Joan has been given an engagement ring and she thinks that they are to married. Bilko has to think fast of a way out.

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Season 02, Episode 09 A Mess Sergeant Can't Win

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Nov 13, 1956
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A Mess Sergeant Can't Win Nov 13, 1956 Fed up with losing to Bilko all the time Mess Sgt Ritzik is leaving the army having saved up $400 to open a snack bar So Bilko devises a plan to repay all the money that he has won off Ritzik.

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Season 02, Episode 10 Doberman's Sister

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Nov 20, 1956
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Doberman's Sister Nov 20, 1956 It's family day at Fort Baxter and all the platoon have invited their sister's. They all have date's except Doberman's so Bilko sets out to con Zimmerman into taking her out.

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Season 02, Episode 11 Where There's A Will

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Nov 27, 1956
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Where There's A Will Nov 27, 1956 A member of the platoon is cheated out of his share in his uncles will. The only thing he gets is a parrot so Bilko starts a rumor that the parrot holds the clue to a hidden treasure map.

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Season 02, Episode 12 Bilko's Tax Trouble

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Dec 4, 1956
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Bilko's Tax Trouble Dec 4, 1956 Through an error Bilko is called before the tax people to explain his earnings

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Season 02, Episode 13 Mink Incorporated

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Dec 11, 1956
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Mink Incorporated Dec 11, 1956 After Bilko loses 100 dollars of the platoons welfare fund on a horse, he tries to get the money back, by starting a mink farm, but the mink's refuse to breed.

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Season 02, Episode 14 Sergeant Bilko Presents Ed Sullivan

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Dec 18, 1956
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Sergeant Bilko Presents Ed Sullivan Dec 18, 1956 When TV host Ed Sullivan tries to put on ‘A Salute to the Army' show, the talent scout leaves Bilko out to start with, but when the producer decides to use a jeep in the finale, they turn Bilko to organise things, but he tries to change the show to suit himself.

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Season 02, Episode 15 Bilko Gets Some Sleep

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Dec 25, 1956
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Bilko Gets Some Sleep Dec 25, 1956 Unable to sleep Bilko goes to the camp psychiatrist for advice. He is told to give up gambling and women.

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Season 02, Episode 16 The Blue Blood Of The Bilko's

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Jan 8, 1957
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The Blue Blood Of The Bilko's Jan 8, 1957 A sergeant from Fort Baxter is to be excluded from his son's wedding to an heiress. They only want officers to attend so Bilko decides to change their minds

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Season 02, Episode 17 Love That Guardhouse

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Jan 15, 1957
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Love That Guardhouse Jan 15, 1957 After winning 1500 dollars in Las Vegas, Ritzik is desperate to play poker with Bilko, so the Colonel locks him up in the guardhouse for his own protection.

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Season 02, Episode 18 Sergeant Bilko Presents Bing Crosby

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Jan 22, 1957
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Sergeant Bilko Presents Bing Crosby Jan 22, 1957 Bilko promotes a show starring Bing Crosby, but when Bing suddenly fails to show up, Bilko has to find a lookalike as a replacement.

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Season 02, Episode 19 Bilko Goes To Monty Carlo

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Jan 29, 1957
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Bilko Goes To Monty Carlo Jan 29, 1957 Bilko comes up with a foolproof method of winning at roulette, so all the camp come up with a bankroll and send him off Monte Carlo to try it out.

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Season 02, Episode 20 Bilko Enters Politics

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Feb 5, 1957
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Bilko Enters Politics Feb 5, 1957 When the plan for a new serviceman's center is turned down by the mayor Bilko gets Doberman to run for Mayor. When it looks like Doberman will win, the campaign manager makes a deal with Bilko to build the center if Doberman will drop out

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Season 02, Episode 21 Bilko's Television Idea

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Feb 12, 1957
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Bilko's Television Idea Feb 12, 1957 When T.V. star Buddy Bickford come to Fort Baxter to research background for a new television show. Bilko tries to sell him a T.V. idea of his own.

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Season 02, Episode 22 The Son Of Bilko

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Feb 26, 1957
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The Son Of Bilko Feb 26, 1957 A young practical joker joins the platoon and drives everybody crazy until Bilko finds a way to give give him a taste of his own medicine.

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Season 02, Episode 23 Rock 'n' Roll Rookie

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Mar 5, 1957
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Rock 'n' Roll Rookie Mar 5, 1957 When singer Elvin Pelvin joins the platoon, Bilko sees a way to make money but he can't get him to sing.

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Season 02, Episode 24 Bilko's Black Magic

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Mar 19, 1957
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Bilko's Black Magic Mar 19, 1957 When Pvt Mendleson who has been lost in the jungle for years receives $7000 in back pay he loses it to Grover and Ritzik in a poker game. Bilko uses their fear of black magic to get his money back.

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Season 02, Episode 25 Bilko Goes South

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Mar 26, 1957
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Bilko Goes South Mar 26, 1957 During a cold spell the platoon think that they are entering a singing contest which will be held in Florida, but instead they take part in a dangerous medical experiment.

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Season 02, Episode 26 Bilko Goes Around The World

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Apr 2, 1957
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Bilko Goes Around The World Apr 2, 1957 After watching ' Around the World in 80 Days ' Bilko calls the producer Mike Todd and suggests that to publicize the film he offer a prize to the first person who can do the same.

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Season 02, Episode 27 The Mess Hall Mess

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Apr 9, 1957
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The Mess Hall Mess Apr 9, 1957 Bilko has dinner at a French restaurant and finds an old recipe that will win a prize in a competition to find a brand new American recipe.

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Season 02, Episode 28 The Secret Life Of Sergeant Bilko

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Apr 16, 1957
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The Secret Life Of Sergeant Bilko Apr 16, 1957 An investigative reporter tries to find evidence that American soldiers are giving away defense secrets. Bilko gets to hear and helps the reporter out

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Season 02, Episode 29 Radio Station B.I.L.K.O.

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Apr 23, 1957
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Radio Station B.I.L.K.O. Apr 23, 1957 When the local radio station is to close down Bilko sees a good way to make money using army equipment

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Season 02, Episode 30 Bilko the Marriage Broker

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Apr 30, 1957
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Bilko the Marriage Broker Apr 30, 1957 When Lt Wallace gets transferred to become Bilko's platoon officer he works them hard all day. So they try and get him to fall for a new WAC officer Lt Rogers but he doesn't seem to be interested but unknown to Bilko the two officers are having a secret affair and no one is to find out.

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Season 02, Episode 31 Bilko Acres

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May 7, 1957
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Bilko Acres May 7, 1957 When Bilko thinks that the camp is being enlarged he buys swamp land next door hoping to make a killing only to find that the camp is being slimmed down. Trying to recoup his money he tries to sell it as building land but first he has to kill all the mosquitoes in the swamp and he gives the job to Doberman with unfortunate repercussions

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Season 02, Episode 32 The Big Scandal

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May 14, 1957
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The Big Scandal May 14, 1957 Bilko tries to hypnotize Ritzik, but it's Doberman who falls under the influence and he tells the Colonel's wife that he loves her

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Season 02, Episode 33 Bilko's Perfect Day

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May 21, 1957
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Bilko's Perfect Day May 21, 1957 For once everything goes right for Bilko, from hot showers in the morning, to picking all the winners in a horse race, but by the time he realizes it the day is over.

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Season 02, Episode 34 The Colonel Breaks Par

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May 28, 1957
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The Colonel Breaks Par May 28, 1957 Bilko wants the Colonel away from the camp so he can operate without obstruction he decides to get the Colonel to enter a golf tournament in Palm Springs but the Colonel doesn't think he is good enough to play. So Bilko gets Sam Snead to act as a golf novice and for Bilko to give him some golf lessons while the Colonel is watching.

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Season 02, Episode 35 Show Segments

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Jun 4, 1957
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Show Segments Jun 4, 1957 The cast meet in Lindy's restaurant to watch scenes edited out of previous shows. Nat Hiken felt these outtakes were too good to end up on the cutting room floor and compiled them into what is possibly television's first 'clip show'.

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Season 02, Episode 36 His Highness Doberman

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Jun 11, 1957
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His Highness Doberman Jun 11, 1957 Doberman is dating the daughter of a Roseville millionaire, but when her parents find out that he is just another soldier they refuse permission for them to marry.

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