Texaco Star Theater - Season 5

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Episode Guide

  • 6/9/1953
    6/9/1953
    Episode 30
    6/9/53
    0.0
    This is the final Milton Berle show under the title Texaco Star Theater. When "Mr. Television" returns in the fall, the series is known as The Buick-Berle Show. Miltie's guests on this episode include: star of TV's The Goldbergs Gertrude Berg; and singers Ezio Pinza and Margaret Truman. Max throws a bon voyage party for Milton who's going away on a cruise. Berle tries to find a job for Max while he's away. As the show ends, we see Miltie and Max aboard the S.S. Niagara Falls.moreless
  • 6/2/1953
    6/2/1953
    Episode 29
    6/2/53
    0.0
    Milton's guests this week include: comic actor Eddie Bracken; Marion Colby; the Blackburn Twins; and comic singers Betty and Jane, The Kean Sisters; with Bobby Sherwood and Ruth Gilbert.
  • 5/26/1953
    5/26/1953
    Episode 28
    5/26/53
    0.0
    Berle's guests include: stars of The Goldbergs Gertrude Berg and Arlene McQuade; and Al Jolson vocalist Norman Brooks; with Jimmy Nelson, Arnold Stang and Ruth Gilbert. Molly (Berg) asks Miltie to take Rosalie (McQuade) to the prom since she was stood up. The girl develops a crush on Berle; he begs off by saying he's already in love with Max. Max overhears the conversation, which opens another can of worms. Brooks sings "Hello, Sunshine" and Berle does "Me and My Shadow."moreless
  • 5/12/1953
    5/12/1953
    Episode 27
    5/12/53
    0.0
    "Mr. Television" welcomes guests including: boxer/actor "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom; and singers Vaughn Monroe and Margaret Truman.
  • 5/3/1953
    5/3/1953
    Episode 26
    5/3/53
    0.0
    Milton Berle's guests this week include: singers Ezio Pinza and The DeMarco Sisters; and comic actor Arnold Stang.
  • 4/28/1953
    4/28/1953
    Episode 25
    4/28/53
    0.0
    Milton Berle's guests this week include: comic actor Bob Cummings; from NBC-TV's Mr. Peepers Wally Cox; singer/dancer Lisa Kirk.
  • 4/14/1953
    4/14/1953
    Episode 24
    4/14/53
    0.0
    Milton's guests this week include: star/writer of The Goldbergs Gertrude Berg; and singer Peggy Lee.
  • 4/7/1953
    4/7/1953
    Episode 23
    4/7/53
    0.0
    Milton's guests this week include: Cesar Romero; actress Laraine Day; and from The Arthur Murray Party dancer Kathryn Murray. Uncle Miltie asks Kathryn Murray for her help in impressing Laraine Day.
  • 3/31/1953
    3/31/1953
    Episode 22
    3/31/53
    0.0
    Milton's guests this week include: actor Charles Coburn; and singers Eddie Fisher and Denise Darcel.
  • 3/17/1953
    3/17/1953
    Episode 21
    3/17/53
    0.0
    Miltie's guests this week include: Broderick Crawford; singer Marguerite Piazza; and buxom blonde/comedienne Dagmar.
  • 3/10/1953
    3/10/1953
    Episode 20
    3/10/53
    0.0
    Uncle Miltie's guests this week include: co-star of The Jack Benny Program Eddie "Rochester" Anderson; singer Karen Chandler; and big band leader Bob Crosby.
  • 2/24/1953
    2/24/1953
    Episode 19
    2/24/53
    0.0

    Uncle Miltie's guests this week include: guitarist Les Paul and singer Mary Ford; and from TV's The Goldbergs, Gertrude Berg, Eli Mintz, and Arlene McQuade.

  • 2/17/1953
    2/17/1953
    Episode 18
    2/17/53
    0.0
    Milton Berle's guests this week include: comedienne/impersonator Florence Desmond; and actor Don Ameche.
  • 2/10/1953
    2/10/1953
    Episode 17
    2/10/53
    0.0
    Milton's guests this week include: comedian Jack Carter; actress Gloria DeHaven; and Buster Crabbe.
  • 2/3/1953
    2/3/1953
    Episode 16
    2/3/53
    0.0
    Milton's guests this week include: Frank Sinatra; and film star Joan Blondell.
  • 1/20/1953
    1/20/1953
    Episode 15
    1/20/53
    9.0

    Uncle Miltie's guests include: The Andrews Sisters; and Gertrude Berg and Arlene McQuade from TV's The Goldbergs. Milton believes that Molly has asked for his help in getting Rosalie's reluctant boyfriend to propose marriage. He doesn't realize that, in actuality, she's scheming with Max to trick him into a trip down the wedding aisle. The Andrews Sisters volunteer their musical services.

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  • 1/13/1953
    1/13/1953
    Episode 14
    1/13/53
    5.5
    Uncle Miltie's guests include: film actor Ronald Regan; and actress/singer Dolores Gray. Berle thinks he's being offered a part in a movie. He heads off to Hollywood to claim his role.
  • 1/6/1953
    1/6/1953
    Episode 13
    1/6/53
    0.0
    Milton Berle's first show of 1953 features: actor Gene Lockhart; and singers Johnny Johnston and Margaret Truman; and emcee Robert Q. Lewis; with Jimmy Nelson and Bobby Sherwood. Berle chats with Truman; Johnson sings "Yours"; Berle plays a songwriter selling his tunes at Tin Pan Alley; a take off on You Bet Your Life with Milton as Groucho; a spoof of Meet the Press and Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts with contestants Truman vocalizing and Sherwood as a singing cowboy.moreless
  • 12/23/1952
    12/23/1952
    Episode 12
    12/23/52
    0.0
    Milton Berle's guests this week include: film actors Basil Rathbone and Paulette Goddard; Miltie's daughter Vicki Berle; singer/actress Mary Beth Hughes; comic actor Milton Frome; and Bobby Sherwood and Ruth Gilbert.
  • 12/16/1952
    12/16/1952
    Episode 11
    12/16/52
    0.0
    Milton Berle's guests this week include: actors Boris Karloff and Don Ameche; and singer Monica Lewis.
  • 12/9/1952
    12/9/1952
    Episode 10
    12/9/52
    0.0
    Milton Berle welcomes guests including: Cesar Romero; Miriam Hopkins; singer Teresa Brewer; and singer Don Cornell. Truman is hunting for an apartment and Berle offers to sublet his. Ultimately, he ends up homeless.
  • 11/25/1952
    11/25/1952
    Episode 9
    11/25/52
    0.0
    Milton Berle welcomes guests including: Frank Sinatra; and Eva Gabor; with Jimmy Nelson, Bobby Sherwood and Ruth Gilbert. Sinatra sings performs "Birth of the Blues" with Sherwood on trumpet. Berle, Sinatra, and Gabor toss around ideas for TV shows. I Hate Miltie has Berle and Gabor as a zany couple trying to fix a large turkey because people keep inviting themselves for Thanksgiving; Gilbert and Sinatra are the neighbors. In What's My Racket?, panelists have trouble guessing the obvious occupations of the contestants. Kukla, Friend, and Ollie casts Gabor, Sinatra, and Berle in the kiddie program.moreless
  • 11/18/1952
    11/18/1952
    Episode 8
    11/18/52
    0.0
    Milton's guests this week include: comedian Jack Carter; newscaster H. V. Kaltenborn; opera singer Roberta Peters; and Bobby Sherwood and Ruth Gilbert. Berle watches his own show after being kidnapped by gangsters. The Texaco men introduce Jack Carter, who's taken over the show. The mob boss escorts Milton to his son's birthday party and learns the kid likes "Uncle Jack" better than him. The thugs let Berle go and decide to kidnap Carter instead; they foul up and nab Milton again.moreless
  • 11/11/1952
    11/11/1952
    Episode 7
    11/11/52
    0.0
    Milton Berle's guests include: singers The DeMarco Sisters; actress Constance Bennett; and opera baritone Robert Merrill.
  • 10/28/1952
    10/28/1952
    Episode 6
    10/28/52
    0.0
    Milty's guests include: comic actor Huntz Hall; and actress Paulette Goddard.
  • 10/21/1952
    10/21/1952
    Episode 5
    10/21/52
    0.0
    Uncle Milty's guests include: singer Rudy Vallee; Bobby Sherwood; singer Mel Torme; actor Roland Young; and comedienne/singer Rose Marie.
  • 10/14/1952
    10/14/1952
    Episode 4
    10/14/52
    0.0
    Uncle Milty's guests include: Gertrude Berg, writer/star of The Goldbergs; actresses Miriam Hopkins and Arlene McQuade.
  • 9/30/1952
    9/30/1952
    Episode 3
    9/30/52
    0.0
    Berle's guests this week include: actress/TV hostess Faye Emerson; bandleader/musician Skitch Henderson; and vocalists Bobby Sherwood and Ezio Pinza.
  • 9/23/1952
    9/23/1952
    Episode 2
    9/23/52
    0.0
    Berle's guests this week include: Carmen Miranda; actors Gregory Ratoff, Roland Winters, Cliff Norton and Gene Baylos; comic actress Ruth Gilbert; hillbilly singer "Texas" Jean Valli; Bobby Sherwood; Phyllis Goodkind; child actor David Winters; and Jack Collins.
  • 9/16/1952
    9/16/1952
    Episode 1
    9/16/52
    0.0
    Milton starts season five of Texaco Star Theater with guests including: Martha Raye; and actor Dennis King. Raye opens the show with the number "It's Great to be Alive and Kicking" with a male chorus line. One sketch featured a take-off on Macbeth done ala Dragnet.
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