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  Sgt. Bilko: The Phil Silvers Show 50th Anniversary Edition | The A.V. Club
Phil Silvers is one of those dead comedians who seems familiar, because his chuckly voice and pushy mannerisms continue to be imitated by comics, impressionists, and cartoon characters alike.
Bilko: The Phil Silvers Show 50th Anniversary Edition is a 20-episode, cross-season sampler, designed to satisfy fans and neophytes alike, and to highlight guest stars like Fred Gwynne, Dick Van Dyke, and Alan Alda, all early in their TV careers.
His character was a leader of a kind, showing a bunch of World War II veterans stuck in an "almost forgotten outpost" in Kansas that it was still possible to see action, if only in the form of all-night gin-rummy tournaments.
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 BBC - Comedy Guide - The Phil Silvers Show
Phil Silvers had been around for years as the perennial 'second banana' - first in burlesque and vaudeville and then on Broadway and in the movies - when, after bringing the house down as MC of a CBS dinner in 1954, the network invited him to star in his own television comedy show.
Silvers was the quintessential New York Jewish comedian, and the show - written and filmed in Manhattan - was blessed with all of the sharpness that typifies these twin centres of humour.
Phil Silvers and Maurice Gosfield appeared together, in character, in a specially recorded greeting to the BBC, screened by the channel on the 21st anniversary of the launch of British television, 2 November 1957, during a programme titled The World Our Stage.
www.bbc.co.uk /comedy/guide/articles/p/philsilversshowt_7775245.shtml   (2008 words)

 "The Phil Silvers Show" - a complete guide
The main star of the show was the brilliant
The MBS had wiped out every show opposite it for years and years.
Set in a Army motor pool, the show ran for 142 episodes.
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 The Phil Silvers Show - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Phil Silvers Show (originally titled You'll Never Get Rich) was a comedy television series which ran on CBS from 1955 to 1959 for a total of 143 episodes (including a 1959 special).
It starred Phil Silvers as the conniving Master Sergeant Ernie Bilko of the United States Army, who spent the bulk of his time trying to wheedle money through various get-rich-quick scams and con games.
The Phil Silvers Show was the basis of a critically and commercially unsuccessful 1996 movie, Sgt.
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 Phil Silvers Show, The
The Phil Silvers Show, a half-hour comedy series, first ran on CBS from September 1955 to September 1959.
Silvers and Hiken were given tremendous creative license by CBS to devise and cast the show.
Hiken's total commitment to the show proved physically and creatively exhausting and he left the series in 1957 to pursue less hectic projects.
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 "The Phil Silvers Show" - Disclaimer
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 Silvers, Phil
Phil Silvers was one of the great stars for CBS television during the late 1950s.
The show was a send up of Army life (or of any existence within any confined and rigid society) and loved by ex-GIs of World War II and the Korean conflict, a generation still close to its own military experiences, and willing to laugh at them.
A year later the show was off the schedule, and since then has functioned as staple in syndication around the world.
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 Features :: Phil Silvers Appreciation Society
Phil Silvers was a self-confessed Anglophile and adored the admiration the British public bestowed upon him.
Phil Silvers influence on the world of comedy can be seen in countless other characters, from James Bolam's Likely Lad to Ronnie Barker's Fletcher to David Jason's Del Boy.
The Society was officially launched with Phil Silvers blessing on the BBC's Pebble Mill at One programme in October 1985.
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 tvdvdreviews.com -- The Phil Silvers Show: 50th Anniversary Edition DVD Review
This is a lively discussion in which Benny admits to telling Silvers to avoid TV at all costs and Silvers divulges that he did the show simply because nothing else seemed to be coming along.
Silvers sings the car's praises in a "1959 Pontiac Commercial" (:42) that preceded one of his specials.
Silvers is obviously in ill-health (he looks close to falling asleep at times) and is often unfocused, but he does tell a few interesting stories, including the origin of Joe E. Ross' "Oooo, Oooo." ad-lib.
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If ever a person was born to play a role then Phil Silvers was that man -and that role was of the fast talking, quick thinking, ever scheming Master Sergeant Ernest Bilko - one of the greatest sitcom characters of all time, and arguably the template for every comedic wheeler dealer that folowed.
Silver's, without missing a beat, turns to the judge and says; "just a moment sir, I think he's calling for another lawyer" in the process not only bringing the house down but holding the whole scene together.
Although the show finished in 1959 it can still be seen today on television channels around the world as it continues to entertain generation after generation in endless re-runs, proving that good comedy...really good comedy, allied to the perfect actor for the perfect character, is ageless, enduring and all too rare.
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 The Phil Silvers Show   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
Phil Silvers and Nat Hiken wanted desperately to kick him off the show, but they couldn't because his character was so popular.
The Phil Silvers Show is a superlative sitcom, brilliantly written and performed and we should all be thankful that we have it for posterity.
Phil Silvers was superb (he never did anything better than this brilliant characterisation)and the rest of the cast shone in the lght of his genius.
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 iWannaGetThat - Retroville - 1955 - On Television - The Phil Silvers Show
With an excellent supporting cast, scripts that gave Silvers a chance to shine, and great guest stars, the show was a runaway hit for the four years it stayed on the air.
Silvers' character was reprised by Steve Martin in a 1996 film.
The premise of the show was easy enough to understand--Sgt. Ernie Bilko was in charge of the motor pool at Fort Baxter, Kansas.
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 Phil Silvers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
Phil Silvers is probably best known as Sgt. Ernie Bilko in the long-running television series "The Phil Silvers Show" in the 1950s.
Silvers started performing as a singer in vaudeville when he was 11 years old, then joined Minsky's burlesque troupe as a comedian.
Silvers was born Philip Silversmith on May 11, 1911 (some sources say 1912), in Brooklyn, NY.
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 Sergeant Bilko - 50th Anniversary Edition (The Phil Silvers Show) | PopMatters Television Review
Phil Silvers had been around for years before Bilko, in burlesque and vaudeville, on Broadway and in the movies.
The conventional wisdom is that the show began to deteriorate from the moment he left, and Paramount seems to concur.
Phil Silvers saw further success both in the movies and TV, but nothing, not even The New Phil Silvers Show, a flawed attempt to recreate the Bilko magic in Civvy Street, could bring back the glory days.
www.popmatters.com /tv/reviews/s/sgt-bilko-50th-dvd.shtml   (1416 words)

 The Phil Silvers Show News
F Troop is one of the many sitcoms that patterned itself after the successful formula of The Phil Silvers Show, a con man in the military who tries to keep his schemes one step ahead of his befuddled superior,...
Phil Silvers was one of the funniest men on TV in the '50s.
THE Phil Silvers Show, one of the best loved and most successful television comedy series in television history, made its debut in the USA in September 1955.
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 Phil Silvers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Famed voice actor Daws Butler employed an impression of Silvers as the voice of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon character Hokey Wolf and also used the same voice in numerous cartoons for Jay Ward.
This was a thrill for Silvers, who was by all accounts a devoted father; his daughter Laurie wrote of her father secretly fighting his fear of water in the backyard pool at night, so that he could swim with his four young girls.
And I feel the audience is as impatient as me." He died in his sleep of a heart attack in 1985 at age 74.
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 Phil Silvers Show, The (AKA Sergeant Bilko) - Is Sgt. Bilko heading to DVD?
Due to the popularity of the main character and the star who played him, the show's name was quickly changed to The Phil Silvers Show.
Joining Silvers as the legendary Sgt. Bilko were Paul Ford as Colonel Hall (supposedly in charge of the base, but no match for Bilko's schemes), Harvey Lembeck as Corporal Rocco Barbella, and Al Melvin ("Sam the Butcher" from The Brady Bunch) as Corporal Steve Henshaw.
Now new rumors have reached our ears that The Phil Silvers Show is on Paramount's possible list of classic shows to bring to DVD either later this year or perhaps early next year.
www.tvshowsondvd.com /newsitem.cfm?NewsID=3519   (329 words)

 The Phil Silvers Show DVD : TV Shows on DVD from TVDVDPlanet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
The Phil Silvers show was filmed in fl and white; it was set in Fort Baxter US army base in Kansas.
The Phil Silvers Show DVD is a collection of 18 DVDs in a 4 box set as shown above, all episodes are organize from pilot to finale.
Phil Silvers Show DVD collection also includes custom special artwork and episode gudes so you can find your favorite episode at anytime.
www.tvdvdplanet.com /movie/comedy/phil_silvers.html   (264 words)

 The Phil Silvers Show "VETERANS" - Obituaries
He was known as the quintessential "second banana," and in fact co-starred with Phil Silvers in Top Banana and High Button Shoes on Broadway.
He appeared on The Phil Silvers Show (he's sitting at the table when "Bilko" is explaining the invasion of the Pacific Island he was stationed on ("Hollywood" 1/3/56)...
Phil Silvers would occasionally mention Jule (pronounced "Julie") Styne by name on the show.
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 Phil Silvers : Comedian Profile
Phil Silvers was an American entertainer and comedy actor.
Silvers then landed work in short films and on Broadway, where he made his debut in the short-lived show Yokel Boy.
Silvers was very ill in the last few years of his life, even though he continued work into the early 1980s in film and TV.
www.comedy-zone.net /standup/comedian/s/silvers-phil.htm   (652 words)

 Phil Silvers Show, The (AKA Sergeant Bilko) - Bilko artwork and official announcement
Phil Silvers Show, The (AKA Sergeant Bilko) - Bilko artwork and official announcement
Paramount has officially announced that the Phil Silvers Show: 50th Anniversary collection is coming on May 9, the date we brought you last week.
He is based at Fort Baxter, a small camp hidden away near a town called Roseville, in the wilds of Kansas.
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 Amazon.com: Sgt. Bilko - 50th Anniversary Edition (The Phil Silvers Show): DVD: Nat Hiken,Al De Caprio,Charles ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
Bottom line: these shows may have been produced 50 years ago, but the jillions of TV comedies that followed have never improved on them.
In addition to the fine prints of these shows comes such special features are vintage commercials, Silvers' Emmy victories at the 1956 version of that TV award show and the obligatory talking heads from today.
Whether you remember the shows from their initial airings, or grew up with scattered reruns as I did or are brand new to Bilko, this DVD set will, like Phil Silvers, not disappoint.
www.amazon.com /Sgt-Bilko-50th-Anniversary-Silvers/dp/B000EBGE9G   (2319 words)

 Phil Silvers - AOL Music
Furthermore, the premise of The Phil Silvers Show was the basis for the...
In 2003, The Phil Silvers Show was voted Best Sitcom in the BBC guide to...
Download, listen and watch Phil Silvers music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
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 "The Phil Silvers Show" (1955)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
Trivia: George Kennedy, who served in the US army, was a technical advisor for the show.
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.
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 Animation Show Forums > The Phil Silvers Show!
Aug 15 2006, 03:50 PM I don't doubt Steve's comment--I haven't heard of any produced in NY-- but Jay Ward and several other studios were based on both coasts so it may not be as simple as NY or L.A.--work may have been done on both coasts, production one place editing another...
Aug 15 2006, 05:32 PM Well, the DVD contains the original credits for the show, which were live action footage of soldiers marching and a plug for Camel cigarettes.
It appears that the cartoon opening was done later, for syndication; if so, then the fact that the show was filmed in NY is probably irrelevant.
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 "The Phil Silvers Show, Sergeant Bilko, You'll Never Get Rich" Resource Page
Originally known as "You'll Never Get Rich" and then "The Phil Silvers Show," the granddaddy of all military sitcoms was broadcast from 1955 to 1959.
Silvers starred as Master Sgt. Ernie Bilko, the con artist supreme who turns Fort Baxter into his personal base of operations for one get-rich-quick scheme after another.
It's ``Summer in New York'' as Phil and special guests Carol Lawrence, Joe E. Ross and Jack Gilford take a light musical look at commercials, Madison Avenue, off-Broadway plays, the ``beat'' culture and more.
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The first column of this table indicates the episodes of The Phil Silvers Show we currently have in our archive.
Bilko believes he is to appear on Ed Sullivan's show.
Show based on the play 'The Merry Widow'.
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 Phil Silvers Show - TV Programs Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Phil Silvers Show : Every cloud has a Silver's lining
Phil Silvers, R.I.P, is one of the greatest comedy actors I have seen and The Phil Silvers Shoiw is in my top 5 favourite comedies.
Phil Silvers plays Sgt Bilko, whos in charge of a platoon in Fort Baxendale.
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 Phil Silvers
In 2003 the Radio Times Guide to Comedy named The Phil Silvers Show the all-time best sitcom in the UK.
We ask anyone who knew Phil Silvers to e-mail their stories or photos to us for possible inclusion on this site.
E-Mail Comments We Have Received Regarding Phil Silvers
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