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5.0 out of 5 stars Ten-Hut! Episode Guide Series One., 14 Aug. 2010
This review is from: Sgt. Bilko: The Phil Silvers Show - Season 1 [DVD] [1955] (DVD)
The ten episodes marked with an * are also on the 50th anniversary edition. Not as many extras as that release but when It's Sgt Bilko who needs extras.
Although for those of us who got the 50th anniversary edition there are ten stories we've already got, but twenty four we haven't. Bargain!
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Disc 1:
New Recruits (commentary by Allan Melvin) *
The Empty Store
The WAC *
The Horse *
AWOL
The Boxer
Special Feature: The Lost Audition Show - (Rarely seen, live audition show that was never broadcast.)
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Disc 2
The Hoodlum
Mardi Gras
The Eating Contest *
The Centennial
Bivouac *
The Singing Contest
The Twitch *
Special Feature: Original Opening & Cast commercials (Camel cigerettes and Pontiac car commercial.)
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Disc 3
The Reunion
The Rich Kid
Hollywood
The Investigation *
Kids in the Trailer
The Revolutionary War *
The Transfer
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Disc 4
The Rest Cure
Dinner at Sowici's
Army Memoirs
Miss America
The Court Martial* (commentary by George Kennedy , this is the one featuring the chimp.)
Furlough in New York
The Big Uranium Strike
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Disc 5
Bilko and the Beast
Physical Check-up
Recruiting Sergeant
Hair
The Con Men *
War Games
Bilko on Wall Street
Special Feature: "Lucy and the Efficiency Expert" (An episode from Lucille Ball's "The Lucy Show", which features Phil Silvers as the Efficiency Expert.)
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Trivia:- There were four seasons of Bilko, 1955-59, 143 episodes in total, after season three they moved from Fort Baxter, Kansas to Camp Fremont, California.
Creator Nat Hiken left when they moved the production from New York, two years later he created "Car 54 where are you?".
In the 1980's a British tourist was nearly arrested when a Chinese soldier thought the man depicted on her Sgt. Bilko T-shirt was the Dalai Lama.
I think Bilko would have liked that.
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Initial post: 1 Sep 2010 16:13:03 BDT
Last edited by the author on 1 Sep 2010 16:24:24 BDT
Mr. R. Court says:
Thanks for listing the episodes - that was really useful because I also have the 50th Anniversary Ed. Needless to say, I'm buying this one too.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2010 00:05:26 BDT
No problem Mr Court, that's exactly why I did it. Same here.

Posted on 2 Sep 2010 14:20:28 BDT
Totally agree with the other guy! Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2010 14:32:51 BDT
Thanks.

Posted on 10 Sep 2010 20:40:58 BDT
I was unaware of this new DVD publication until I chanced upon your excellent review; and my order has already been placed. I can now look forward to some of the real highlights of TV comedy; no filth, no swearing, no toilet humour, just the funniest TV shows ever recorded. Let us hope that the remaining three series are published soon.....

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2010 21:58:22 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Sep 2010 22:00:31 BDT
Bilko is very family friendly Mr Read , just as he is brilliantly funny.
I have based my hairstyle and glasses on him,
Okay I'm fibbing, nature caused my hairstyle and my myopia,
but Bilko is 100% naturally funny, and all four season's are funny.
Why can't modern comedy shows be as funny as Bilko?

Posted on 14 Sep 2010 13:43:20 BDT
A. W. Wilson says:
I just wish all reviews were as helpful as this. I would have, and did, buy this anyway, but it was good to know. In fact all the reviews are interesting. We should all try and comment/review DVD's as they can prove so helpful

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Sep 2010 15:43:07 BDT
What has always irritated me is when you have a set like this, with a lot of episodes, amazon don't print an episode guide, as soon as they get the product details and release date.
Thank you Mr Wilson your nice words are appreciated.

Posted on 18 Oct 2010 21:49:21 BDT
I'm not the first to say but Thanks for listing the episodes - that was really useful because I also have the 50th Anniversary Ed. Needless to say, I'm buying this one too.
now if only I could get "Car 54 where are you?". Has anyone seen the 1994 remake of this yet?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Oct 2010 20:13:51 BDT
Cheers Mr Maguire.
I am waiting to see if "Car 54" will be getting a UK release too, and also Boris Karloff's "Thriller".
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