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Season 3

19 Sep. 1950
Episode #3.1
In the season opener, Mr. Television's scheduled guests include actors Robert Alda and Charles Coburn, ballroom dance team Adam and Jayne Di Gatanos, dancer Pat Rooney, comic actress Iris Adrian, Irene Farrell, and Borrah Minevitch and His Harmonica Rascals and Johnny Puleo. In comedy segments, the smallest member of the "Rascals" performs in a "Little Lord Fauntleroy" costume. Alda appears in a sketch set at an insurance office where Berle undergoes a slapstick physical exam. Farrell sings "Un Belle Di."
 
26 Sep. 1950
Episode #3.2
This week, Berle's scheduled guests include accordion player Dick Contino, quick-change artist (formerly with "Ken Murray's Blackouts") Owen McGiveney, comic actors Arnold Stang and Beatrice Kay, and Chinese acrobats The Jim Wong Troup.
 
3 Oct. 1950
Episode #3.3
Berle's guests this week include baseball player Phil Rizzuto, manager of the New York Giants Leo Durocher and his wife, actress Laraine Day, actor Raymond Massey, comedy dance act Helene and Howard, and comedian Jan Murray.
 
10 Oct. 1950
Episode #3.4
Uncle Miltie's guests this week include Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard (The Three Stooges), dancers the Mayo Brothers, comic actress Alice Pearce, comic Bert Gordon, folk singers The Weavers, vocalist Evelyn Knight, and vaudevillian/singer Georgie Price. Comedy bits include The Stooges performing their "Maharaja" routine. Knight sings "Let Him Go" and "Lucky Me". The Weavers perform their hits "Goodnight, Irene" and "Tzena". In a sketch, the mechanical devices designed to help Berle sleep keep him awake.
 
17 Oct. 1950
Episode #3.5
Berle's guests this week include actor Dane Clark and comedienne Martha Raye. In a stand-up bit, tough-guy Dane Clark tells Milton he's taking over the show and there are going to be some changes; the show will now be known as "Dane Clark Presents Dane Clark in the Dane Clark Show." He pulls a pistol on Berle to show him who's boss.
 
24 Oct. 1950
Episode #3.6
Uncle Miltie's scheduled guests include ex-boxers Max Baer and "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, the Ben Yost Singers, vaudeville singer Benny Fields, dancers Teddy and Phyllis Rodriguez, Grecian dancer Bella Smaro, and swing harpist Robert Maxwell.
 
31 Oct. 1950
Episode #3.7
Berle's scheduled guests include actors Robert Alda and John Carradine, comic actors Andy Devine and Beatrice Kay, singer Frankie Laine, radio disc jockey Martin Block, actor Harold Gary, comic actress Alice Pearce, and stone-faced TV host Ed Sullivan.
 
7 Nov. 1950
Episode #3.8
Mr. Television's guests this week include comic film actors Zasu Pitts and Hugh Herbert, and singer Jane Froman. Froman's songs include "Get Happy" and "It's A Lovely Day."
 
14 Nov. 1950
Episode #3.9
Miltie's guests this week include actor Chester Morris, singer Rudy Vallee, comedienne Martha Raye, vocalists/dancers the Magid Triplets, comic Dick Buckley, radio personality Norman Brokenshire, hillbilly comics Kitty and Fanny, song-and-dance act the Watson Sisters, Milton's wife Sandra Berle, and dancer Hal LeRoy.
 
21 Nov. 1950
Episode #3.10
Uncle Miltie's guests this week include Carmen Miranda, pianist Pupi Campo, dance team the Blackburn Twins, singers Eddie Fisher and Martha Stewart, dancer/table lifter Bobby "Tables" Davis, The Ray Charles Choir, and comics Jack Durant and Frank Mitchell. Miranda performs several numbers with Berle barging into her first one; Martha Stewart and the Blackburn Twins sing "Thou Swell" (with Miltie's help) and the Twins do "Shimmy Like My Sister Kate; Durant and Mitchell join Milton in a slapstick sketch; Eddie Fisher vocalizes with the Ray Charles Singers; Davis lifts ...
 
28 Nov. 1950
Episode #3.11
Berle's scheduled guests this week include Frank Sinatra, singer Georgia Gibbs, and horror movie star Lon Chaney, Jr.
 
5 Dec. 1950
Episode #3.12
Berle's scheduled guests this week include singer/actors Vivian Blaine and Robert Alda, vaudeville entertainer Ted Lewis, and opera baritone Igor Gorin.
 
12 Dec. 1950
Episode #3.13
Berle's scheduled guests include horror film star Boris Karloff, singer Julie Wilson, country singer Eddy Arnold, singing acrobats Park and Clifford, radio/TV interviewers Tex McCrary and Jinx Falkenburg, and dancers Peggy Ryan and Ray McDonald.
 
19 Dec. 1950
Episode #3.14
Berle's scheduled guests include comedian Bob Hope, singer/actor Sam Levene, singer Mary Hatcher, vocalist Toni Harper, opera baritone Robert Merrill, dancers The Dunhills, child entertainer Verna Raymond and songwriter J. Fred Coots.
 
26 Dec. 1950
Episode #3.15
Berle's guests include actor Robert Montgomery.
 
2 Jan. 1951
Episode #3.16
Ken Murray substitutes for Milton Berle as host. His guests include singer Pearl Bailey, movie actor Richard Arlen, B-movie cowboy Dick Foran, singer Johnny Johnston, and opera star Gladys Swarthout.
 
9 Jan. 1951
Episode #3.17
Scheduled guests this week include vocalist Perry Como, singer/actor Louis Jordan, comic actor Bert Lahr, comedian Herb Shriner, the Fontane Sisters, acrobatic act the Acromanics, and singers Frances Williams and Mindy Carson.
 
16 Jan. 1951
Episode #3.18
Milton Berle's scheduled guests include actor/singer Robert Alda, comedienne Martha Raye,trumpeter Raphael Mendez, singer/actress Denise Darcel, and vocalist Don Cornell.
 
23 Jan. 1951
Episode #3.19
Milton's scheduled guests include comedienne/impressionist Florence Desmond, songwriter Cole Porter, singer Carlos Ramirez, actor Jerome Cowan, and vocalist Eileen Wilson.
 
30 Jan. 1951
Episode #3.20
Berle's guests this week include singer Romo Vincent, vaudevillian/songwriter Jack Norworth, and actress/singer Gracie Fields who performs a take-off on Norma Desmond from "Sunset Boulevard."
 
6 Feb. 1951
Episode #3.21
Berle's guests this week include: Vice President Alben Barkley, actor Richard Gaines, newscaster John Cameron Swayze, comedian Sam Levenson, actor Victor Jory, and singer Toni Arden. Barkley talks with Berle about Lincoln's fight against intolerance, leading to Gaines's reading of Abe's farewell address to Springfield, IL; Marco appears in a schoolboy song bit with Arden and Berle; Jory and Berle do a doctor sketch.
 
13 Feb. 1951
Episode #3.22
Miltie's scheduled guests include the Ames Brothers, columnist Dorothy Kilgallen, Dean Murphy, comedian Jack Carter, and actor Dennis O'Keefe. Berle makes his entrance on a horse and dressed as Lady Godiva; Kilgallen joins Berle in a newspaper sketch; the Ames Brothers perform "Sentimental Me" and "Rag Mop."
 
20 Feb. 1951
Episode #3.23
Milton Berle's scheduled guests include singer/actress Janis Paige, singer Andy Russell, TV host Ralph Edwards, organist Ethel Smith, dancers the Blackburn Twins, and ballroom dance team Artini and Consuelo.
 
27 Feb. 1951
Episode #3.24
Uncle Miltie's guests this week include: Rose Marie, singers Tony Martin and Ethel Waters, comedian Jackie Green, members of the New York Yankees, and comic actor Joe E. Brown. Berle opens the show dressed as a caveman and grabs a fur coat from a woman in the audience.
 
6 Mar. 1951
Episode #3.25
Milton's scheduled guests include singer Eddie Fisher, The Andrews Sisters, novelty act Senor Carlos, knife throwers The Gibsons, actor Robert Alda, and Rex Weber who sings with his mouth closed. The Andrews Sisters perform "Pennsylvania Polka", the comedy number "Peony Bush," and "Girls of the Golden West." Patty does a solo on "I Wanna Be Loved," and joins Berle and Alda on "The Pussy Cat Song."
 
13 Mar. 1951
Episode #3.26
Berle's scheduled guests including vocalist Evelyn Knight, the Boliana-Ivanko adagio dance troupe, vocal group the Ink Spots,and tenor Brian Sullivan.
 
20 Mar. 1951
Episode #3.27
Berle's scheduled guests singer Guy Mitchell, comedian Ben Blue, Benny Fields, acrobatic trio Los Gatos, and TV host Dennis James.
 
27 Mar. 1951
Episode #3.28
Uncle Miltie's scheduled guests include actor Edmond O'Brien, singer Constance Moore, and comedian Georgie Price.
 
3 Apr. 1951
Episode #3.29
Jackie Gleason substitutes for Uncle Miltie this week. Scheduled guests include dancer Betty Bruce and singer/actor Russell Nype.
 
10 Apr. 1951
Episode #3.30
Hank Ladd and Bert Wheeler fill in as guest hosts. Scheduled guests include actress Yvonne DeCarlo, singer/pianist Nat "King" Cole Trio, acrobats The Christianias, singer Mary McCarty, and dancer Hal LeRoy.
 
17 Apr. 1951
Episode #3.31
Uncle Miltie's scheduled guests include guitarist Tito Guizar, Mel Allen, baseball players Yogi Berra and Phil Rizzuto, comic Jack Norton, singer Donald Richards, composer Frank Losser, and singer Ray McDonald.
 
24 Apr. 1951
Episode #3.32
Berle's scheduled guests include singers Jimmy Wakely and Connie Russell, and actor Robert Alda.
 
1 May 1951
Episode #3.33
Berle's scheduled guests include actress Gloria DeHaven, the Les Paul Trio, the dance team of Peggy Ryan and Ray McDonald, and comic actor Jack Carson.
 
8 May 1951
Episode #3.34
Uncle Miltie's scheduled guests include vocalists Billy Eckstine and Georgia Gibbs.
 
15 May 1951
Episode #3.35
Uncle Miltie's scheduled guests include vocalist Martha King, Yiddish singer Leo Fuld, dancer John Conrad, singers the DeMarco Sisters, Anne Shelton, and trained animal act Sandy the Seal.
 
22 May 1951
Episode #3.36
Berle's scheduled guests include singers Harry Richman and Helen Kane, band leader Vincent Lopez, vaudeville comic Joe Frisco, dancers the Blackburn Twins, and Kay Armen.
 
29 May 1951
Episode #3.37
Milton's guests this episode include: Danny Thomas, Beatrice Kraft and her oriental dancers, Fran Warren, opera singer Vivian Della Chiesa, singer/actor Carlos Ramirez, 15 year old violinist Michael Rabin, dancers Harold and Lola, announcer Frank Gallop. Berle opens the show dressed as a June bride. Later, he coaches Thomas on how to host a weekly variety series while cracking a bull-whip at his writers. The finale is a succession of performers in the "United Nations of Show Business" production.
 
5 Jun. 1951
Episode #3.38
Uncle Miltie's scheduled guests include Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, and singer James Melton.
 
12 Jun. 1951
Episode #3.39
Uncle Miltie's scheduled guests include ventriloquist Paul Winchell and singers The Andrews Sisters and Brian Sullivan.
 

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