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Television’s most beloved conman and celebrated comedic character, Sergeant Bilko, returns to finagle his way into fans’ hearts when the Emmy® award-winning series SERGEANT BILKO: THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW, The First Season made its debut on Region 1 DVD July 27, 2010 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. The region 2 version of this DVD was released September 6th 2010. You can order your copy - for the princely sum of £15.99 - by visiting Play.com HERE. Do the right thing and grab yourself an unbelievable bargain! "Look Alive, you meatballs!"
Created by Nat Hiken (Car 54, Where Are You?), SERGEANT BILKO: THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW won three consecutive Emmy® awards for Best Comedy Series and launched the character of Army Sergeant Ernie Bilko, portrayed by Emmy®-award-winning star Phil Silvers (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), into television history. Fort Baxter sets the scene for the hilarious antics of Sergeant Bilko as he attempts to swindle, bluff and flatter his platoon and fellow comrades in his hilarious attempts to get rich quick. Commanding big laughs, co-stars Allan Melvin (All In The Family), Harvey Lembeck (Beach Party), Paul Ford (The Music Man) and Herbie Faye (The Dick Van Dyke Show).
The First Season is a five-disc set featuring all 34 episodes from the premiere season beautifully remastered for optimal picture quality, the set also includes audio commentaries, the original lost audition show, an episode of The Lucy Show featuring Phil Silvers as a guest star and cast commercials.
This five-disc set is presented in full screen with English Mono. The total running time is approximately 14 hours and 42 minutes.
The disc breakdown is as follows:
- New Recruits (Commentary by Allan Melvin)
- Special Feature: The Lost Audition Show – Rarely seen, live audition show that was never broadcast
- Special Features: Original Network Opening, Original Cast Commercials
- The Court Martial (Commentary by George Kennedy)
- Special Feature: 'Lucy and the Efficiency Expert' – Classic Episode from the fifth season of The Lucy Show where Phil Silvers hilariously guest stars as an efficiency expert who takes over Lucy’s office
Adapted from © Information published by Joe Corey of the Inside Pulse website.