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1951

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.
 
18 Sep. 1951
Episode #4.1
Berle's season premiere includes Eddie Cantor, Sid Caesar, singer Eddie Fisher, the tap dancing Nicholas Brothers, English Channel swimmer Florence Chadwick, and vocalist Jane Froman. Cantor sings "Don't Put a Tax on Beautiful Girls" and does a sketch with Berle that combines their TV shows; Cantor, Berle and Fisher discuss the "police action" in Korea; Fisher does a medley featuring "Bring Back the Thrill;" Froman's medley features "It's a Good Day," "Tea for Two," "Embraceable You," and "Song in My Heart;" a sketch has Berle as half of a monster couple entertaining ...
 
25 Sep. 1951
Episode #4.2
Miltie's guests this week include Louis Armstrong, Basil Rathbone, singer/dancers Condos and Brandow, Arnold Stang, and singers Patrice Munsel and Vaughn Monroe. Berle and Rathbone do a take-off on the current Gregory Peck film Captain "Horatio Hornblower R.N." called "Horatio Hornberler" with Milton as the salty sea dog. Armstrong does a brief stand-up bit with Berle and sings and plays "Jeepers Creepers."
 
2 Oct. 1951
Episode #4.3
Uncle Miltie's scheduled guests include actor John Carroll and singer Yma Sumac.
 
9 Oct. 1951
Episode #4.4
Berle's scheduled guests this week include actor Boris Karloff, ventriloquist Paul Winchell, Teresa Wright, actress Mary Beth Hughes, comic actor Arnold Stang, actor Dennis O'Keefe, and singers Ezio Pinza and Constance Moore.
 
16 Oct. 1951
Episode #4.5
Milton Berle's guests include singers Rosemary Clooney and Tony Bennett, actor Edward Arnold, dancers Condos and Brandow, comic performer Arnold Stang, The Mills Brothers, songwriter Jimmy McHugh, and actress Mary Beth Hughes. In sketches, Berle plays a reporter from the Daily Rabbit sent to Mars to interview its king (Albert) and his daughter (Hughes.)
 
23 Oct. 1951
Episode #4.6
Berle's scheduled guests Rev. Billy Graham, actors Robert Alda, Albert Dekker, and Mike Mazurki, comic performers Jerry Bergen and Georgie Price, Terry Young, and singers Champ Butler and Eileen Barton.
 
30 Oct. 1951
Episode #4.7
Milton's scheduled guests include ventriloquist Paul Winchell, singers the Blackburn Twins with Pam Cavan, the Boystown Choir, and pianist Liberace.
 
6 Nov. 1951
Episode #4.8
The scheduled guests of "Mr. Television" include singer Vaughn Monroe and singer/entertainer Carmen Miranda.
 
13 Nov. 1951
Episode #4.9
Berle's scheduled guests include singers Dick Haymes, Kate Smith and Connie Haines, songwriter L. Wolfe Gilbert, tap dancer who balances furniture Bobby "Tables" Davis, singer James Melton, and character actor Akim Tamiroff.
 
20 Nov. 1951
Episode #4.10
Berle's scheduled guests this week include actor Edmond O'Brien, vocalist Louis Jordan, and Actress/singer Vivian Blaine.
 
27 Nov. 1951
Episode #4.11
Miltie's scheduled guests include actress/singer Janis Paige, Owen McGiveney, and opera vocalist William Warfield.
 
4 Dec. 1951
Episode #4.12
Milton Berle's scheduled guests include songwriter Mack Gordon the Look magazine All-American football team, sports writer Grantland Rice, male dance team Lewis and Van, and singer Kay Starr. Starr performs "Maybe You'll Be There" and "Honky-Tonk Hardwood Floor". In sketches, Berle plays an aspiring songwriter with Gordon singing some of his hit songs, and plays Snow White in a fairy tale take-off. Rice introduces the 1951 Look All-American Football Team and Jim Thorpe, his choice for all-time All-American.
 
11 Dec. 1951
Episode #4.13
Berle's guests include singer Nat "King" Cole, actress Anne Jeffreys, comic actors Milton Frome and Danny Dayton, the Borrah Minevitch Harmonica Rascals, the Magid Triplets, and dancer Hal LeRoy. A production number set to the comic tune "The People Who Make Noises in the Street" has cast members portraying someone who breaks the silence in the morning (jackhammer operator, trash collector, etc.). Cole performs a medley of his hits at the piano including "Paper Moon," "Mona Lisa," "Route 66," and "Too Young."
 
18 Dec. 1951
Episode #4.14
Uncle Miltie's scheduled guests include singer/actress Kay Armen and musicians the Mary Kaye Trio.
 
25 Dec. 1951
Episode #4.15
Miltie's scheduled guests include opera star Rise Stevens, pioneering radio vocalist Jessica Dragonette, band leader/singer Cab Calloway, and 1920s vocalist Rudy Vallee. Berle plays Father Time in a grocery store during the Christmas rush. The finale is a recreation of Vallee's old radio show featuring Dragonette and Calloway.
 

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