The Phil Silvers Show

Season 1 Episode 9

The Eating Contest

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Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Nov 15, 1955 on CBS
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The Eating Contest
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In an eating contest between the platoons Bilko puts his money on a new member of the platoon nicknamed 'The Stomach' only to find that he can only eat when he is depressed.

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  • Company B hopes to change the losing record they have against Company A when a famous eater lands in their barracks.

    7.5
    Not my favorite Bilko episode, nor a typically funny one as well. What still rates it highly is the performance by a very young Fred Gwynne. Gwynne steals the show as Ed "The Stomach" Honnegan. His stammering, head-in-the-clouds delivery carves out a perfect characterization to add to his resume. Bilko and the other Company B sergeants can't find any competition in which they're not beaten by Company A. When Honnegan lands in the platoon, Bilko enters into what he believes will be a sure thing bet against the rival, Hog Henderson. The usual antics follow as the preparation builds for the big etaing competition. A nice showcase for Gwynne and an enjoyable episode.moreless
Joe E. Ross

Joe E. Ross

Sgt. Ritzik

Herbie Faye

Herbie Faye

Private Fender

Phil Silvers

Phil Silvers

Sgt Ernie G Bilko

Billy Sands

Billy Sands

Private Paparelli

Harvey Lembeck

Harvey Lembeck

Cpl. Rocco Barbella

Maurice Gosfield

Maurice Gosfield

Pvt. Duane Doberman

Fred Gwynne

Fred Gwynne

Honigan

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Murray Hamilton

Murray Hamilton

Sergeant Allan

Guest Star

Bern Hoffman

Bern Hoffman

Sergeant Henderson

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Mickey Freeman

Mickey Freeman

Zimmerman

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