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SGT BILKO Phil Silvers Complete Collectors set 142 Episodes Comp

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  SGT BILKO Phil Silvers complete 18 dvd set
This comes in a Three volume set containing fill art work!
Each volume contains 6 DVD'S
Best Set Available!!

The series was originally set in Fort Baxter, a sleepy, unremarkable U.S. Army base in the fictional town of Roseville, Kansas. Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko spends most of his time trying to wheedle money through various get-rich-quick scams and promotions, his soldiers regularly helped Bilko with his schemes, but were just as often Bilko's "pigeons" ripe for the plucking. Bilko exhibited an odd paternalism towards his victims, and would doggedly shield them from all outside antagonists. The sergeant's attitude toward his men has been described thus: "They were his men and if anyone was going to take them, it was going to be him and only him". Through it all, the platoon was fiercely loyal to Bilko, and would depend on him to get them out of any military misfortune.

Bilko's swindles were usually directed toward (or behind the back of) Col. John T. Hall (Paul Ford), the overmatched and beleaguered post commander who had early in his career been nicknamed "Melon Head." Despite his flaws and weaknesses, Col. Hall would get the best of Bilko just enough to establish his credentials as a wary and vigilant adversary. The colonel would often be shown looking fretfully out his window, worried without explanation or evidence, simply because he knew that Bilko was out there somewhere, planning something. The colonel's wife, Nell (Hope Sansberry), had only the kindest thoughts toward Bilko, who would shamelessly flatter her whenever he saw her.

The show's setting changed with the fourth season, when the men of Fort Baxter were reassigned to Camp Fremont in California.This mass transfer was explained in storyline as being the inadvertent result of a Bilko con gone wrong. In reality, creator Hiken had departed, and it was an easy excuse to move the production to California and fill the episodes with celebrity guest appearances from nearby Hollywood.

The earlier episodes depicted Ernie Bilko as an easygoing "operator" angered by any injustice to someone he knows. Using guile and mind games against the villains, he steps in to defend the injured party and right the wrong. Later episodes (significantly, by different writers) overlooked Bilko's righteous side, and painted the character as strictly mercenary, willing to swindle anyone for a fast buck.
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