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What American Military Sitcom Was Also Beloved by Brits? Take The Sgt Bilko Quiz!
Fun Sitcom Quiz & Answers on One of the Classic TV Shows of the 1950's
On just about every list of top sitcoms and classic tv comedy shows from the 1950's, you'll find the old Sgt Bilko show. Although "Sgt Bilko" was the title character on this funny military situation comedy from the fifties, the actual name of the show for most of its 4-year run, from 1955 to 1959, was "The Phil Silvers Show." It was always on my personal list of top comedy sitcoms during those years. Yours, too? Much of the credit belongs to talented writer/producer Nat Hiken and to a superb supporting cast, including perpetually slovenly, but lovable, Maurice Gosfield, Allan Melvin, Harvey Lembeck, Herbie Faye, Joe E. Ross, Beatrice Pons, Bill Sands, Jimmy Little, Mickey Freeman, and Elizabeth Fraser. After it's run at CBS, the series was sold to to NBC who made a mint rerunning the series at the rate of 5 shows a week. It also ran in syndication on UK television. The Phil Silvers Show was also a major hit in the UK where the UK publication Radio Times Guide to Comedy ranked The Phil Silvers Show as its top TV sitcom! You can order the complete series--all four seasons--from Amazon, below. Watch, or rewatch, the show that Larry David, co-creator of Seinfeld and creator and star of the modern classic, Curb Your Enthusiasm, has called his favorite TV show of all time.
But first, test your knowledge of this great old television classic with this fairly easy TV sitcom quiz about the Phil Silvers Show. Find the fun quiz and answers below. Sgt. Bilko fans will probably get 7 or more correct. Get all ten correct and you will have proven yourself to be a Master of 1950s Pop Culture and Classic TV Shows. Hope you enjoy my Sgt Bilko trivia sitcom quiz questions and answers! Challenge other oldtimers and compare scores! Good luck, and have fun!
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Sgt. Bilko On Amazon - The Phil Silvers Show On DVD
Hope you enjoy my 1950s American pop culture trivia questions and answers on one of the most popular 1950s tv shows! Are you a fan of classic TV shows from the Television's Golden Age? Add these classic DVDs to your video library. They make great gifts, too, for anyone who grew up in the 1950's when TV was in it's adolescent years if no longer still in it's infancy. Even if you are not a child of the fifties, but are a student of American cultural phenomena, these early television show DVDs are well worth buying and holding onto. Order them one season at a time! Fill your house with laughter on Christmas morning when you stuff these in someone's stocking!
Do Top Sitcoms of the Fabulous Fifties Make You Nostalgic? - Take My Poll!
Do television classics, especially military comedy tv shows such as Sgt Bilko ever make you wish you had lived in the fabulous fifties? We think of the 1950's as a less complicated time, and in many ways they were. But there was also the Korean War..."The Bomb"...and a militarily powerful Cold War adversary, the USSR, whose leader vowed, "We will bury you!" On the other hand, America for the everyday citizen was a much less cynical place than it is today. While it's fashionable today to knock 1950s sitcoms as being "corny," and unrealistic, early TV shows like "Father Knows Best," "Ozzie & Harriet," "The Donna Reed Show," and, of course, "Leave It To Beaver," presented "ideal" families...something to strive for. On some level, each episode was a morality play. Others like "Topper," "Our Miss Brooks," "My Little Margie," "I Love Lucy?"...and of course, "Sgt Bilko," were strictly for laughs. As a child of the fifties, I loved them all.
How about you? Ever wish you'd lived in the 1950s? Maybe you did!
Do old tv shows from the 1950s ever make you wish you were living in that decade today?
Have You Seen Both Original Sgt Bilko TV Show.... - AND Steve Martin's Movie Version?
If you've seen both the original television show and Steve Martin's portrayal of Sgt Bilko in the movie of the same name...
...whose portrayal do you like better?
Do you love old tv shows? Did you learn anything new about this classic situation comedy from the 1950's? Here's something about Phil Silvers I bet you never knew: He used to pal around with infamous gangster Benjamin "Bugsy Siegel," the West Coast hood who played a big part in putting Las Vegas on the map! Hope you'll leave a comment. Thanks for taking my sitcom quiz!