Sep. 20, 1955
30 min.
CBS TV Network

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The Phil Silvers Show

Originally titled 'You'll Never Get Rich' and often now referred to as just 'Bilko'. The series starred Phil Silvers as Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko of Fort Baxter's motor pool. He was always looking for a way to make a fast buck, provided the Colonel didn't find out. His platoon was frequently the brunt of his money making schemes.


The Phil Silvers Show Season 4 (1958-1959)

4x01 4 4x01 Gold Fever
Bilko finds an old map of a secret gold mine near Grove City and investigates the site.
Sep. 23, 1958
4x02 4 4x02 Bilko's Vampire
When Ritzik starts watching horror films instead of playing poker, Bilko tries to scare him off
Oct. 01, 1958
4x03 4 4x03 Bilko's De Luxe Tours
When they have problems getting to town, Bilko goes into the transportation business, by joining the PTA and getting hold of one of their buses.
Oct. 08, 1958
4x04 4 4x04 Bilko the Potato Sack King
When offered a $20,000 wage Bilko leaves the army for a firm making potato sacks, but it is not long before he is back in the army.
Oct. 15, 1958
4x05 4 4x05 Bilko vs Covington
Bilko is getting beaten at his own game by a Sgt Covington, so he starts a rumour about a big money making opportunities in Japan, but the plan backfires when Covington learns the ...
Oct. 22, 1958
4x06 4 4x06 Bilko Joins the Navy
Bilko is on furlough in San Diego with only $7 between him, Paparelli and Zimmerman. He hears about a Navy crap game and wins a fortune but then ends up at sea as a serving sailor. ...
Oct. 28, 1958
4x07 4 4x07 Bilko's Big Woman Hunt
Cpl Henshaw falls in love and ruins Bilko's business,so when the same thing happens to Bilko, when he gets trapped in a lift with a girl, she then disappears and he has to go to the ...
Nov. 05, 1958
4x08 4 4x08 Bilko and the Crosbys
Bilko dreams of what life would be like if he and not Bing were the father of the Crosby Sons.
Nov. 12, 1958
4x09 4 4x09 Bilko's Allergy
Bilko develops an allergy to playing cards which prevents him taking part in poker games.
Nov. 19, 1958
4x10 4 4x10 Bilko and the Chaplin
The Chaplin and Bilko get back at a crooked real estate agent, who wants to close a boys home and open a parking lot.
Nov. 26, 1958
4x11 4 4x11 Bilko Presents the McGuire Sisters
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Dec. 03, 1958
4x12 4 4x12 Bilko's Secret Mission
When Ritzik is accidentally given a dose of electricity it makes him magnetic. He doesn't realise it, but it helps him control the ball in a roulette wheel. He thinks he has come up ...
Dec. 10, 1958
4x13 4 4x13 Bilko's Giveaway
In Hollywood with no money, Bilko teams up with a child genius to win big prizes on a TV game show. but no cash.
Dec. 17, 1958
4x14 4 4x14 Bilko and the Medium
Hearing that Ritzik's have won $500 ,Bilko tries to borrow the money to open a pool hall.
Dec. 22, 1958
4x15 4 4x15 Bilko's Bopster
When jazz drummer Skinny Sanders joins the platoon, Bilko dreams of forming a band and touring Europe.
Jan. 01, 1959
4x16 4 4x16 Bilko's Hollywood Romance
A film star's agent decides that a romance with a soldier would be a good public relations exercise. Bilko gets chosen but in next to no time he becomes to powerful.
Jan. 09, 1959
4x17 4 4x17 Bilko's Grand Hotel
Bilko opens a pizza stand,But it burns down with Paparelli and Zimmerman in charge. So he tries again with a cheap hotel but the same thing happens again.
Jan. 28, 1959
4x19 4 4x19 Bilko's Credit Card
Bilko signs up the camp to his credit card scheme, the men like the idea, but when it comes time to settle their bills, the camp leave on manoeuvres.
Feb. 04, 1959
4x20 4 4x20 Viva Bilko
Bilko and three of the platoon are on holiday in Mexico, when they are robbed of their clothes by Mexican bandits, who use the clothes as a disguise to rob a bank. Later when Bilko ...
Feb. 11, 1959
4x21 4 4x21 The Colonel's Promotion
When a promotion he expected doesn't happen Colonel hall goes to Washington and gets to play golf with Eisenhower.
Feb. 18, 1959
4x22 4 4x22 Bilko's Sharpshooter
Bilko discovers a WAC sharpshooter and starts to promote her as a new Annie Oakley, until she falls for another contestant in a competition.
Feb. 25, 1959
4x23 4 4x23 Bilko's Formula Seven
When applejack is accidentally mixed with crankcase oil, Bilko finds that they have discovered a formula for anti wrinkle, which Bilko tries to sell to the cosmetic firms.
Mar. 04, 1959
4x24 4 4x24 Bilko's Ape Man
Bilko hopes to launch Pvt Forbes in a film career, by entering him in a Mister Universe contest
Mar. 18, 1959
4x25 4 4x25 Warrant Officer Paparelli
Bilko gets Paparelli promoted, but he turns into a monster, so Bilko has to think of a way to demote him.
Mar. 25, 1959
4x26 4 4x26 Bilko's Godson
When he is named as the godfather to the son of a G.I. friend, Bilko tries to get the boy enrolled at Stanford University.
Apr. 03, 1959
4x27 4 4x27 Guinea Pig Bilko
Bilko takes a tranquilliser and loses his love for gambling, but the Colonel can't stand the change and tries to shock him out of it.
Apr. 17, 1959
4x28 4 4x28 Bilko the Butler
While helping out as a waiter, Bilko overhears a stock tip so he phones Cpl Henshaw to invest their money, but before Henshaw can act the Stock falls and Bilko thinks that their money ...
Apr. 24, 1959
4x29 4 4x29 Ritzik Goes Civilian
Sgt Ritzik leaves the army, and sets up in roadside diner.But in no time he discovers that he has been swindled and calls for Bilko to help get his money back.
May. 01, 1959
4x30 4 4x30 Bilko's Small Car
When the police seize the Colonel's sports car Bilko converts a jeep and takes an order for ten from a local motor dealer.
May. 08, 1959
4x31 4 4x31 Doberman Missing Heir
Lord and Lady Rockford think they have discovered Doberman as their long lost son and heir, then they find it is all a mistake.
May. 15, 1959
4x32 4 4x32 Bilko's Casino
Bilko discovers an old document saying that the Grove City USO is exempt from California's Gambling laws. So Bilko opens a gambling club, but the mob muscle in on him so Bilko reverts ...
May. 20, 1959
4x33 4 4x33 The Colonel's Second Honeymoon
During a heat wave, Sergeant Bilko schemes to be sent to a ski lodge in the Rockies for a rest cure. To do so, he first has to convince Colonel Hall that he needs to take his wife on ...
May. 29, 1959
4x34 4 4x34 Bilko in Outer Space
Sgt's Ritzik and Grover win $600 but are terrified of losing it to Bilko, so they hide out in a space capsule mock up, but Bilko finds them
Jun. 05, 1959
4x35 4 4x35 The Bilko Boycott
Tired of the way Bilko is fleecing the platoon, Cpl Henshaw sets up a gamblers anonymous organisation, so with his source of money drying up ,he starts on the WAC's
Jun. 12, 1959
4x36 4 4x36 The Weekend Colonel
Camp Fremont enters the television era and the number one show is the Sgt. Bilko show.
Jun. 17, 1959
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