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1954

5 Jan. 1954
Episode #6.10
Milton's guests are comedienne Martha Raye and actor Mike Mazurki.
 
12 Jan. 1954
Episode #6.11
Berle's guests this week are Basil Rathbone, comedienne Dagmar, author Mickey Spillane, Walter Greaza as "The Chief" from Treasury Men in Action (1950), Latin vocalist Jose Duval, and vocal group The Hilltoppers. The search is on for a new 1954 Buick that has disappeared from the stage.
 
19 Jan. 1954
Episode #6.12
Berle's guests are film stars Gloria Swanson and Don Ameche.
 
2 Feb. 1954
Episode #6.13
Berle's guests include singer Jane Froman. Berle is talked into buying a nightclub, unaware that there's an illegal casino being run in the back. Gangsters and gamblers come and go through the nightclub in various disguises. The club acts as a setting for numerous musical numbers during the episode.
 
9 Feb. 1954
Episode #6.14
The Buick-Berle Show Berle's guests are actor Paul Douglas and actress Jan Sterling. The real-life married couple Sterling and Dougas are having a spat. It's up to Berle to get them to kiss and make up.
 
23 Feb. 1954
Episode #6.15
Milton's guest is musical comedy star Kaye Thompson. With Jack Collins, Charlie Applewhite, Arnold Stang, and Ruth Gilbert. Berle, fed up with his disrespectful staff, fires the whole bunch and replaces them with the show's new choreographer, Kay Thompson. Thompson's dating the sponsor's rep who decides Kay can also star. Now show-less, Berle visits Max's home to woo her back to his side and finds her family members are bigger goof-balls than she is. Thompson performs "I Won't Dance," "I Love a Violin," and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love." Applewhite sings "My ...
 
2 Mar. 1954
Episode #6.16
Berle's guests are Mickey Rooney and singer Eileen Barton. Rooney is hired by Berle to be his understudy.
 
9 Mar. 1954
Episode #6.17
Berle's guests are Eddie "Rochester" Anderson from The Jack Benny Program (1950) and comedian Jack Carson. Uncle Miltie's having problems with his taxes.
 
23 Mar. 1954
Episode #6.18
Berle's guests this week are Gertrude Berg and Arlene McQuade from TV's The Goldbergs (1949), and comic actor Bob Cummings. Molly's daughter Rosalie wants to move away and joining the theater. It's up to Berle and Cummings to persuade the star-struck teen that show biz isn't all it's cracked up to be
 
30 Mar. 1954
Episode #6.19
Milton's guests include The Will Mastin Trio (starring Sammy Davis, Jr.), Charlie Applewhite, and jockey Sam Renick, plus regulars Arnold Stang and Ruth Gilbert. With the start of racing season, Berle buys a horse and names it after himself, "Mr. Television," and enters it in a race. In the process, he has a run-in with gangsters. The Will Maston Trio perform a song and dance segment with Sammy doing impressions of vocalists Nat "King" Cole, Billy Eckstine, and Vaughn Monroe.
 
6 Apr. 1954
Episode #6.20
Berle's guests this week are actress Judith Anderson, actor Cyril Ritchard and singer Georgia Gibbs.
 
20 Apr. 1954
Episode #6.21
Berle's guests include Steve Allen, singer Janet Blair, heavyweight boxer Ezzard Charles, and regulars Arnold Stang, Milton Frome and Ruth Gilbert. Horsing around, Berle knocks out Charles and now must fight him for real in the ring.
 
27 Apr. 1954
Episode #6.22
Berle's guests include actor Jack Palance and singers Vaughn Monroe and Monica Lewis. In a western town, Miltie opens a nightclub. He receives threats from rival club owner Jack Palance.
 
4 May 1954
Episode #6.23
Berle's guests include Vivian Vance and William Frawley from I Love Lucy (1951) and singer/actress Janet Blair. Miltie rents a new rehearsal hall from landlords Fred and Ethel Mertz.
 
18 May 1954
Episode #6.24
Berle's guests include singer Eileen Barton, quick-change performer Owen McGiveney and comic actor/singer Phil Harris. While doing this show in Hollywood, Berle asks Harris to take him to all the swinging night spots.
 
25 May 1954
Episode #6.25
Berle's guests include movie tough-guy George Raft and actress Ann Sheridan. Berle asks Ann Sheridan to be the co-star in his new movie. Raft agrees to help by sending over a director with very odd ideas about making films.
 
8 Jun. 1954
Episode #6.26
Guests appearing this week include Bob Hope, dancer Ray Bolger and vocalist Tony Martin.
 
20 Apr. 1954
Episode #6.30
Berle's guests include Steve Allen, singer/actress Janet Blair, heavyweight boxer Ezzard Charles, with Arnold Stang, Milton Frome and Ruth Gilbert.
 
21 Sep. 1954
Episode #7.1
In this seventh season premiere, Berle's guests include Mickey Rooney, Connie Russell, columnist and quiz show panelist Dorothy Kilgallen, television critic Jack O'Brien, Joey Foreman, and Nancy Walker. With Mickey's help, Milton schemes to get free publicity by faking a broken leg.
 
5 Oct. 1954
Episode #7.2
Berle's guests are actors Fernando Lamas and Arlene Dahl. Milton buys a South American uranium mine.
 
19 Oct. 1954
Episode #7.3
Berle's guests include actress Gloria DeHaven.
 
2 Nov. 1954
Episode #7.4
Berle's guests include Martha Raye. Being election night, Max plays a newscaster who brings the latest vote totals--from a Paris precinct. Charlie Applewhite performs "Stars Never Cry." Milton and Martha appear as famous couples Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Columbus, a pharaoh and his queen, and Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
 
16 Nov. 1954
Episode #7.5
Berle's guests include Gertrude Berg and singer/actor John Raitt. Berg again appears as her character Molly Goldberg, this time wanting Miltie to donate a new Buick for her club to raffle off.
 
30 Nov. 1954
Episode #7.6
Berle's guests are vaudeville team Smith and Dale and actress Zsa Zsa Gabor. Milton suffers with a case of insomnia.
 
14 Dec. 1954
Episode #7.7
Milton's guests are vaudeville team Smith and Dale and actress/singer Janet Blair. In this Christmas episode, Berle acts as a department store Santa for a publicity stunt. He becomes involved with criminals who are stealing merchandise.
 
28 Dec. 1954
Episode #7.8
The guests of a cardboard cut-out of Milton Berle include ventriloquist Paul Winchell, actress/singer Delores Gray, British musical comedy performer Jack Buchanan, singer/actress Kay Thompson and vaudeville team Smith and Dale.
 

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