The Phil Silvers Show Season 2 (1956-1957)

2x01 2 2x01 Platoon in the Movies
The platoon is chosen to make a film about the correct use of the spark plug.
Sep. 18, 1956
2x02 2 2x02 It's for the Birds
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 ...
Sep. 25, 1956
2x03 2 2x03 Bilko Goes to College
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 ...
Oct. 02, 1956
2x04 2 2x04 The Girl From Italy
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
Oct. 09, 1956
2x05 2 2x05 The Face on the Recruiting Poster
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 ...
Oct. 16, 1956
2x06 2 2x06 Bilko's War Against Culture
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
Oct. 23, 1956
2x07 2 2x07 The Song of the Motor Pool
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
Oct. 30, 1956
2x08 2 2x08 Bilko's Engagement
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.
Nov. 06, 1956
2x09 2 2x09 A Mess Sergeant Can't Win
Tired of being the gullible victim to Bilko’s endless schemes Mess Sgt. Ritzik decides to leave the army. Feeling somewhat guilty, Bilko attempts to pay him back all the money he ...
Nov. 13, 1956
2x10 2 2x10 Doberman's Sister
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.
Nov. 20, 1956
2x11 2 2x11 Where There's a Will
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 ...
Nov. 27, 1956
2x12 2 2x12 Bilko's Tax Trouble
Bilko mistakenly receives a letter of investigation from the Bureau of Internal Revenue and has to prove his "innocence".
Dec. 04, 1956
2x13 2 2x13 Mink Incorporated
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.
Dec. 11, 1956
2x14 2 2x14 Sergeant Bilko Presents Ed Sullivan
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, ...
Dec. 18, 1956
2x15 2 2x15 Bilko Gets Some Sleep
Unable to sleep Bilko goes to the camp psychiatrist for advice. He is told to give up gambling and women.
Dec. 25, 1956
2x16 2 2x16 The Blue Blood of the Bilko's
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
Jan. 08, 1957
2x17 2 2x17 Love That Guardhouse
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.
Jan. 15, 1957
2x18 2 2x18 Sergeant Bilko Presents Bing Crosby
Bilko promotes a show starring Bing Crosby, but when Bing suddenly fails to show up, Bilko has to find a lookalike as a replacement.
Jan. 22, 1957
2x19 2 2x19 Bilko Goes to Monty Carlo
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.
Jan. 29, 1957
2x20 2 2x20 Bilko Enters Politics
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 ...
Feb. 05, 1957
2x21 2 2x21 Bilko's Television Idea
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.
Feb. 12, 1957
2x22 2 2x22 The Son of Bilko
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.
Feb. 26, 1957
2x23 2 2x23 Rock 'n' Roll Rookie
When singer Elvin Pelvin joins the platoon, Bilko sees a way to make money but he can't get him to sing.
Mar. 05, 1957
2x24 2 2x24 Bilko's Black Magic
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 ...
Mar. 19, 1957
2x25 2 2x25 Bilko Goes South
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.
Mar. 26, 1957
2x26 2 2x26 Bilko Goes Around the World
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.
Apr. 02, 1957
2x27 2 2x27 The Mess Hall Mess
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.
Apr. 09, 1957
2x28 2 2x28 The Secret Life of Sergeant Bilko
An investigative reporter tries to find evidence that American soldiers are giving away defense secrets. Bilko gets to hear and helps the reporter out
Apr. 16, 1957
2x29 2 2x29 Radio Station B.I.L.K.O.
When the local radio station is to close down Bilko sees a good way to make money using army equipment
Apr. 23, 1957
2x30 2 2x30 Bilko the Marriage Broker
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 ...
Apr. 30, 1957
2x31 2 2x31 Bilko Acres
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 ...
May. 07, 1957
2x32 2 2x32 The Big Scandal
Bilko accidentally hypnotizes Doberman into thinking he is in love with the Colonel's wife
May. 14, 1957
2x33 2 2x33 Bilko's Perfect Day
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.
May. 21, 1957
2x34 2 2x34 The Colonel Breaks Par
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 ...
May. 28, 1957
2x35 2 2x35 Show Segments
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Jun. 04, 1957
2x36 2 2x36 His Highness Doberman
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.
Jun. 11, 1957
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Season 2 Characters

MSgt. Ernest G. Bilko played by Phil Silvers
Cpl. Rocco Barbella played by Harvey Lembeck
Pvt. Duane Doberman played by Maurice Gosfield
Cpl. Steve Henshaw played by Allan Melvin
Col. John T. Hall played by Paul Ford
Pvt. Dino Papparelli played by Billy Sands
Cpl. Sam Fender played by Herbie Faye
Pvt. Gomez played by Bernard Fein
Pvt. Fielding Zimmerman played by Mickey Freeman
Pvt. Mullen played by Jack Healy
Pvt. Stash Kadowski played by Karl Lukas
Pvt. Irving Fleischman played by Maurice Brenner
Pvt. Claude Dillingham played by Walter Cartier
Pvt. Palmer played by Terry Carter
MSgt. Francis Grover played by Jimmy Little
MSgt. Rupert Ritzik played by Joe E. Ross
WAC Billie played by Billie Allen
WAC Edna played by Barbara Barrie
Mrs. Nell Hall played by Hope Sansberry
Pvt. Sugie Sugarman played by Terry Carter
MSgt. Joan Hogan played by Elisabeth Fraser
Himself played by Ed Sullivan
Pvt. 'Sugie' Sugarman played by Terry Carter
Mrs. Emma Ritzik played by Beatrice Pons
Chaplain played by John Gibson

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Season 2 Videos

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Season 2 Quotes

02x12 - Bilko's Tax Trouble Season 2 / Episode 12: - Bilko's Tax Trouble

Eliott: [reading Bilko's returns] On June 12, Benedict Arnold's birthday he ran a 'Forgive and Forget' dance!
02x12 - Bilko's Tax Trouble Season 2 / Episode 12: - Bilko's Tax Trouble

MSgt. Ernest G. 'Ernie' Bilko: All the money I make on these dances I lose on the horses. I'm a None Profit Organisation!
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Season 2 Trivia

  • Episode 02 - Goof (miscellaneous): The audio closing credits announce Fred Gwynne's role as "Private Honnegan", rather than Corporal Honnegan. His uniform bears two stripes.
  • Episode 14 - The title refers to Ed Sullivan who started out as a entertainment news reporter and became the host of "Toast of the Town (1948)" that brought culture and entertainment to Americans on Sunday nights for 23 years. The 8-9 PM showcase on CBS was the place where both the famo
  • Episode 35 - The premise of this 'highlight' show, which was filmed at the famed New York Lindy's Restaurant, was to show clips from the Phil Silvers Show that never were aired and wound up on the cutting room floor because of program length issues. Creator Nat Hiken felt that these clips were too good to merely to
  • Episode 32 - Julie Newmar's TV debut.
  • Episode 11 - The title comes from the common expression concerning determination and tenacity: Where there's a will, there's a way.

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