Texaco Star Theater - Season 2

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Episode Guide

  • 6/13/1950
    6/13/1950
    Episode 39
    6/13/50
    0.0

    Milton's guests for the season finale are comedy team Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, actor Robert Alda, tap dancer Betty Bruce, exotic dancer Lou Wills, Jr., singer Gertrude Niesen, M&L's bandleader Dick Stabile, and pitchman Sid Stone. Berle visits his sponsor's office (Alda) with writers Martin and Lewis. Niesen sings "Diamonds Are a Girl's best Friend." The finale features famous showbiz teams with Alda and Niesen as Jack Norworth and Nora Bayes. and Berle and Lewis as Edgar Bergan and Charlie McCarthy.

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  • 6/6/1950
    6/6/1950
    Episode 38
    6/6/50
    0.0
    Milton's scheduled guest is, again this week, comedienne Martha Raye.
  • 5/30/1950
    5/30/1950
    Episode 37
    5/30/50
    0.0

    Berle's guests this week include comedienne Martha Raye, acrobatic team The Seven Marvels, harmonica player Stan Fisher, actor Mike Mazurki, harmonica player Stan Fisher, dancer Marge Banks, and opera baritone Robert Merrill. Merrill sings "Old Man River." Dancer Marge Banks opens a take-off of ballet by Berle and Raye called "Dying Swan." Berle, Raye and Mazurki rehash a Western saloon sketch from earlier in the season. In the finale, all impersonate Charlie Chaplain.

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  • 5/23/1950
    5/23/1950
    Episode 36
    5/23/50
    0.0

    "Mr. Television" welcomes guests including: dancers Peg Leg Bates and Gus Van; and comedy team Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

  • 5/16/1950
    5/16/1950
    Episode 35
    5/16/50
    0.0
    Milton Berle stars. The guest list for this episode is not currently known.
  • 5/9/1950
    5/9/1950
    Episode 34
    5/9/50
    0.0
    This week Milton's scheduled guests include: comedian Jan Murray; singer Jane Froman; singer Herbert Coleman; dance team Lane and Claire; the Lee Sherman Dancers; and boxer/comic actor "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom.
  • 5/2/1950
    5/2/1950
    Episode 33
    5/2/50
    0.0

    Uncle Miltie's guests for this show include: actor Robert Alda; Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard (The Three Stooges); Rose Marie; Victoria Troupe; singer Morton Downey; vocalist Jane Froman; Max "Slapsie Maxie" Rosenbloom; child vocalist Herbert Coleman; and The Lee Sherman Dancers.
    The Three Stooges interrupt Berle and do their famous three watches routine. And in a sketch, French Foreign Legion commander Alda has to contend with his Stooge soldiers.

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  • 4/25/1950
    4/25/1950
    Episode 32
    4/25/50
    0.0
    Berle's guests this week include: vaudevillian Benny Fields; singer Constance Moore; and Robert Alda.
  • 4/18/1950
    4/18/1950
    Episode 31
    4/18/50
    0.0
    Berle's guests this week include: singer/actress Mitzi Green; and singer/actor Romo Vincent.
  • 4/11/1950
    4/11/1950
    Episode 30
    4/11/50
    0.0
    Milton Berle's scheduled guests include: star of CBS-TV's The Ken Murray Show, Ken Murray; producer George White of Broadway's George White's Scandals; trumpeter Raphael Mendez; and dancer Evelyn Farney.
  • 4/4/1950
    4/4/1950
    Episode 29
    4/4/50
    0.0
    Berle's guest list this week includes: the Lionel Hampton Orchestra; dancer Gloria Gilbert; dancers Stump and Stumpy; and comic actress Beatrice Kaye.
  • 3/28/1950
    3/28/1950
    Episode 28
    3/28/50
    0.0

    Uncle Miltie's guests this week include: composer Sammy Cahn; actor Bruce Cabot; comic acrobats The Remys (Dot and Dick Remy); and comic actor Phil Silvers.
    In one sketch, Berle plays Cleopatra with Cabot as Julius Ceasar. In a stand-up bit, Silvers gives Berle hands-on singing lessons.

  • 3/21/1950
    3/21/1950
    Episode 27
    3/21/50
    0.0
    Berle's scheduled guests this week include: actor Lee Tracy; Patrice Munsel; composer Hoagy Carmichael; dancers Anthony, Allen and Hodge; and harmonica player Richard Himber.
  • 3/14/1950
    3/14/1950
    Episode 26
    3/14/50
    0.0

    Comedian Georgie Price fills in for Berle as host this week. His guests include: singer/dancer Bobby Van; singer/actress Louise Kirtland; Adrian and Charlie; and comic actor Jack Gilford; Carl Reiner from Your Show of Shows; actress June Havoc.

  • 3/7/1950
    3/7/1950
    Episode 25
    3/7/50
    0.0
    Guest host Hank Ladd fills in as host this week. His guests include: ventriloquist Paul Winchell; Pearl Bailey in her third appearance; Bert Lahr; and comic actor Arnold Stang.
  • 2/28/1950
    2/28/1950
    Episode 24
    2/28/50
    8.0

    Berle's guests this week include: actor Victor Jory; singer Fran Warren; acrobatic dance trio The Charlivels; and singer Rudy Vallee.
    Berle opens dressed as Cinderella. He leads the audience in a "Sing the Headlines" bit. Fran Warren sings "Love Walks Out" and a medley of her hits. A takeoff on the movie "Spellbound"stars Jory as apsychiatrist who hypnotizes patient Miltie into repeating everything he sees and hears. Vallee performs a medley of his 1930's songs. In the finale, a gap-toothed Berle leads a motley college glee club in butchering songs; guest soloist Vallee is pelted with fish during his attempted tune.

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  • 2/21/1950
    2/21/1950
    Episode 23
    2/21/50
    0.0

    Milton Berle's scheduled guests include: actor Robert Alda; vaudevillian and actor James Barton; dancer/furniture lifter Bobby 'Tables' Davis; and composer W.C. Handy.

  • 2/14/1950
    2/14/1950
    Episode 22
    2/14/50
    0.0

    Berle's scheduled guests this week include: vaudeville performer/songwriter Joe Howard, musical/comedy act the Slate Brothers, dancer who lifts furniture with his teeth Bobby 'Tables' Davis, child blues singer and pianist "Sugar Chile" Robinson, and comic/singer Gracie Fields.

  • 2/7/1950
    2/7/1950
    Episode 21
    2/7/50
    0.0
    Milton's guests this week include: country singer Eddy Arnold; Pearl Bailey in her second appearance; and singer Ted Lewis. Lewis sings "When My Baby Smiles at Me."
  • 1/31/1950
    1/31/1950
    Episode 20
    1/31/50
    0.0
    Milton Berle's scheduled guests include: Jack Smith; acrobats The Christianis; from radio, the Quiz Kids; comic performers Arnold Stang and Pert Kelton; actor Franchot Tone; and dancer Hal LeRoy.
  • 1/24/1950
    1/24/1950
    Episode 19
    1/24/50
    0.0
    Milton's guests this week include: singer Margaret Whiting; Arnold Stang; dance team Cole and Atkins; unicycle act Lebrac and Bernice; and actor Cesar Romero.
  • 1/17/1950
    1/17/1950
    Episode 18
    1/17/50
    0.0
    Miltie's guests this week include: singer Dinah Shore; actor Burgess Meredith; comic actor Arnold Stang; and dancers Ray McDonald and Peggy Ryan.
  • 1/10/1950
    1/10/1950
    Episode 17
    1/10/50
    0.0

    Berle's scheduled guests this week include: comedians Henny Youngman and Morey Amsterdam (from Dumont's The Morey Amsterdam Show; singer/actress Lisa Kirk; acrobatic tumblers The Morrocans; comedy team Arnaut Brothers; O'Connell and Blair; and singer Alan Dale.
    Kirk performs "The Lady is a Tramp," then clowns with Berle on "Charlie My Boy."

  • 1/3/1950
    1/3/1950
    Episode 16
    1/3/50
    0.0

    Berle starts the new year with guests including: actor John Boles; singer/songwriting team Noble Sissel and Eubie Blake; banjo player Eddie Peabody; vaudeville comedy team O'Donnell and Blair; dancers the Berry Brothers; and singer Patrice Munsel.

  • 12/27/1949
    12/27/1949
    Episode 15
    12/27/49
    0.0
    Milton Berle returns from his two week Florida vacation. His guests include: singer/dancer Harry Richman; actor Boris Karloff; acrobats The Bogginos; and trumpeter Leonard Sues.
  • 12/20/1949
    12/20/1949
    Episode 14
    12/20/49
    0.0
    Uncle Miltie's guest host this week is again Hank Ladd. Guests: singer Perry Como; acrobats Buck and Bubbles; and comedy dance team Paul and Grace Hartman. The show concludes with Como and a choir performing "The Lord's Prayer" and "Silent Night".
  • 12/13/1949
    12/13/1949
    Episode 13
    12/13/49
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    Berle has the week off. Guest host is comic Hank Ladd. His scheduled guests include: Bert Lahr (of The Wizard of Oz fame); Gil Maison and his dog act; singers the Ink Spots; Stan Cavanaugh; comedy acrobatic act the Acromaniacs; and singers Mary Hatcher and comedienne Connie Sawyer. The Ink Spots perform "If I Didn't Care."moreless
  • 12/6/1949
    12/6/1949
    Episode 12
    12/6/49
    9.0

    Uncle Miltie's guests on this week's show include comic actor Guy Kibbee, opera singer Robert Merrill, dancers the Blackburn Twins, comic acrobatic team Coco, Steve and Eddie, comedian Rex Raymer, harmonica players Borrah Minevitch's Rascals with Johnny Puleo, and actress Janet Blair.
    Berle with stars with Blair in a play he just wrote, "One Ham's Family," with Milton playing all the male roles. The quick costume changes don't happen according to the script. Merrill sings the Toreador song. Raymer's act of musical impressions was interrupted by Berle because the show had run out of time.

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  • 11/29/1949
    11/29/1949
    Episode 11
    11/29/49
    7.5

    Milton Berle's guests this week include: comic actor Edward Everett Horton, jugglers the Pieros, Mazzone-Abbott Dancers, singer Mary Small, and Phil Regan.
    Horton tries to tell Berle about a play he's written. To please the censors, Berle says he'll blow a whistle when something objectionable is said; he blows it constantly. The Mazone-Abbott Dancers perform an apache dance with Milton as an irritating Frenchman. In a sop to Berle's new movie, performers who "always leave them laughing" are saluted with impressions of Danny Kaye, Betty Hutton, Jimmy Durante, Al Jolson, the Marx Brothers and Charlie Chaplin. Fatso Marco, as Walter Pigeon, unleashes the pesky birds in the studio.

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  • 11/22/1949
    11/22/1949
    Episode 10
    11/22/49
    0.0

    Berle's guests this week include: songwriter Johnny Mercer; Max "Slapsie Maxie" Rosenbloom; Ella Logan; dancing trio the Dunhills; and Irish tenor Phil Regan.

  • 11/15/1949
    11/15/1949
    Episode 9
    11/15/49
    0.0
    Miltie's guests this week include: singer/actor Allan Jones and his wife actress Irene Hervey; actress Diosa Costello; actor Don Ameche; Dennis James; and Ed Hanley. "Beautiful Berle" wrestles the "Mighty Karadajian" with Dennis James doing play-by-play.
  • 11/8/1949
    11/8/1949
    Episode 8
    11/8/49
    0.0

    Berle's guests this week include: actor Arthur Treacher; Imogene Coca (from the recently-ended Admiral Broadway Review; vaudeville comic Benny Fields; puppeteer Frank Paris; dancers the Clark Brothers; ballroom dance team Adam and June Di Gatanos; Rosie the Bear; and comedian Henny Youngman. Berle, dressed as a cannibal, sings "I've Got You Under My Skin"; Treacher gives Berle a diction lesson and Youngman joins the two for a number; Fields sings "Baby Face"; Coca impersonates movie glamor queens; Fields and Berle do a sketch about old time New York with a skating bear.

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  • 11/1/1949
    11/1/1949
    Episode 7
    11/1/49
    0.0
    Milton's guests this week include: actor Dane Clark; comedian Ben Blue; and dancers Pat Rooney, Sr. and Pat Rooney, Jr.
  • 10/25/1949
    10/25/1949
    Episode 6
    10/25/49
    0.0

    Berle's guest list this week includes singer Johnny Johnston, comedienne Nancy Walker, song and dance trio Buster Shaver, Olive (Shaver) and George (Shaver), Bert Gordon, singer/actress Kathryn Grayson, Chinese acrobats Wong Troupe, and twelve child patients from the Department of Correction of Motor Disabilities.
    Milton helps a late-arriving audience member (Grayson) find a seat. Nancy Walker performs a comedy song "Irving." Buster Shaver, Olive and George sing "I'm Just Wild About Harry" and dance "All the Things You Are;" Johnson does "That Old Black Magic." Berle interviews Gordon portraying an opera coach. In a sketch, Berle is Sitting Bull with Walker as Princess Leita and Bert Gordon as her father. Walker and Berle sing and dance "Pass the Peace Pipe." The finale production number is set at Texacollege, with Berle as a student, and Walker sings "You've Got to Be a Football Hero."

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  • 10/18/1949
    10/18/1949
    Episode 5
    10/18/49
    0.0

    Uncle Miltie's guests this week include Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Ethel Merman, child performer Verna Raymond, unicycle act the Goetschis, adagio team The Zoris, bass fiddler Chuck Roe, champion trick roper Junior Eskew, singing/dancing kids the Magid Triplets, and Broadway beauties the Wally Wanger Girls. Berle tries to mediate an argument between Martin and Lewis and gets beat up from both sides. The three do a Buck Rogers-style look at the future. Milton and Jerry conduct the band while Dean tries to sing. The Western finale features Berle, Martin, Lewis, Merman, Raymond, Magids, and performers from the World Championship Rodeo in progress at Madison Square Garden.

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  • 10/11/1949
    10/11/1949
    Episode 4
    10/11/49
    0.0

    Milton's guests this week include comic actor Hugh Herbert, Janet Blair, the Blackburn Twins, vocalists/dancers the Magid Triplets, and dancing comedian Will Mahoney. Berle opens dressed as Christopher Columbus. Blair and the Blackburn Twins do vaudeville numbers. Magid triplets sing and dance with Milton. Herbert, Blair and Berle do a Caesar, Marc Antony, and Cleopatra sketch. Mahoney tap dances on a xylophone.

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  • 10/4/1949
    10/4/1949
    Episode 3
    10/4/49
    0.0

    This week Berle's guests include vaudevillian Pat O'Brien, trampoline act Paul and Paulette, tap dance team Steve Condos and Jerry Brandow, juggler Trixie, and comic actress Beatrice Kaye.  Berle and O'Brien, in costume, do a version of the famous Gallagher and Shean routine. 

  • 9/27/1949
    9/27/1949
    Episode 2
    9/27/49
    0.0
    Uncle Miltie welcomes: horror star Bela Lugosi; actress Billie Burke (of The Wizard of Oz fame); dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson; baseball legend Jackie Robinson; the Maxellos; and a cameo by comedy team Olsen and Johnson. Lugosi appears in a sketch trying to sell a house to a frightened Miltie. Robinson tap dances and chats briefly with Berle and Robinson. Burke hosts a recreation of the famous Ziegfeld Follies featuring Robinson and impressions of W.C. Fields and the like. Berle closes with his Eddie Cantor impersonation.moreless
  • 9/20/1949
    9/20/1949
    Episode 1
    9/20/49
    0.0

    Milton's guests for the season premiere include Duke Ellington, actress June Havoc, Phil Silvers, Howdy Doody, "Buffalo Bob" Smith, and Robert Keeshan (as Clarabell the Clown), comic actor Bert "The Mad Russian" Gordon, and the Stewart Morgan Dancers.
    Berle opens the show in front of a huge banner that reads "Welcome Back, Mr. Television!" Silvers reprises his face-slapping singing lesson with Berle. Ellington performs "Sophisticated Lady" at the piano in a medley of his hits. Havoc sings and clowns around with Berle as a Kentucky colonel. In a take-off of The Howdy Doody Show, Berle and guests harass Buffalo Bob as members of the peanut gallery.

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