The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)

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Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall, nominally in charge of the base tries to keep Bilko's plans in check. Bilko ... See full summary »

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4 | 3 | 2 | 1

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1959 | 1958 | 1957 | 1956 | 1955
Won 8 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »
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 MSgt. Ernest G. Bilko / ... (142 episodes, 1955-1959)
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 Col. John T. Hall / ... (142 episodes, 1955-1959)
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 Cpl. Rocco Barbella / ... (141 episodes, 1955-1959)
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 Cpl. Steve Henshaw / ... (141 episodes, 1955-1959)
Maurice Gosfield ...
 Pvt. Duane Doberman / ... (138 episodes, 1955-1959)
Herbie Faye ...
 Cpl. Sam Fender / ... (138 episodes, 1955-1959)
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 Pvt. Dino Papparelli (138 episodes, 1955-1959)
Bernard Fein ...
 Pvt. Gomez / ... (136 episodes, 1955-1959)
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 Pvt. Fielding Zimmerman (132 episodes, 1955-1959)
Maurice Brenner ...
 Pvt. Irving Fleischman / ... (131 episodes, 1955-1959)
Jack Healy ...
 Pvt. Mullen (131 episodes, 1955-1959)
Karl Lukas ...
 Pvt. Stash Kadowski (95 episodes, 1955-1958)
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 Pvt. Sugie Sugarman / ... (91 episodes, 1955-1959)
Jimmy Little ...
 MSgt. Francis Grover (61 episodes, 1955-1959)
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Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall, nominally in charge of the base tries to keep Bilko's plans in check. Bilko runs every money making scheme that he thinks he can pull off. Midnight cruises on Landing Craft, Tank Rides, Poker games, and an interesting deal with local service stations for spare parts for jeep tires. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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20 September 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

You'll Never Get Rich  »

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(143 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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George Kennedy, who served in the US army, was a technical advisor for the show. He was also given a bit part playing an MP, the first acting role of his screen career. See more »

Quotes

MSgt. Ernest G. Bilko: You said "but". I've put the finger on the whole problem. You're a "but" man. Don't say "but". That little word "but" is the difference between success and failure.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: The Day the Violence Died (1996) See more »

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The father of British comedy
4 November 2000 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This show has been running almost non stop on British TV since the fifties, and so it should. Its one of the funniest shows to have come out of the USA and has probably influenced more British comedians than anything else. Made in the days when a real audience actually laughed in the right places, at a razor sharp cast who appeared to love what they were doing.


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