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(1948–1956)

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Season 5

16 Sep. 1952
Episode #5.1
Season five opens with guests including: Martha Raye and actor Dennis King. Raye opens the show with "It's Great to be Alive and Kicking" with a male chorus line. One sketch featured a take-off on Macbeth done a la "Dragnet."
 
23 Sep. 1952
Episode #5.2
Berle's guests this week include singer/dancer Carmen Miranda, actors Gregory Ratoff, Roland Winters, and Jack Collins, comic Gene Baylos, comic actors Ruth Gilbert and Cliff Norton, hillbilly singer "Texas" Jean Valli, Bobby Sherwood, Phyllis Goodkind, and child actor David Winters.
 
30 Sep. 1952
Episode #5.3
Berle's guests this week include actress/TV hostess Faye Emerson, band leader/musician Skitch Henderson, and vocalists Bobby Sherwood and Ezio Pinza.
 
14 Oct. 1952
Episode #5.4
Uncle Miltie's guests include actress Miriam Hopkins and Gertrude Berg and Arlene McQuade as their characters from TV's "The Goldbergs."
 
21 Oct. 1952
Rose Marie, Mel Torme, Rudy Vallee, Roland Young
Uncle Miltie's guests include singer Rudy Vallee, Bobby Sherwood, singer Mel Torme, actor Roland Young, and comedienne/singer Rose Marie.
 
28 Oct. 1952
Episode #5.6
Berle's guests include comic actor Huntz Hall and actress Paulette Goddard.
 
11 Nov. 1952
Episode #5.7
Milton Berle's guests include singers The DeMarco Sisters, actress Constance Bennett, and opera baritone Robert Merrill.
 
18 Nov. 1952
Episode #5.8
Milton's guests this week include comedian Jack Carter, newscaster H. V. Kaltenborn, opera singer Roberta Peters, Bobby Sherwood and Ruth Gilbert. Berle watches his own show on TV because he's been kidnapped by gangsters. The Texaco men introduce Jack Carter who's taken over as host. The mob boss escorts Milton to his son's birthday party and learns the kid likes "Uncle Jack" better than "Uncle Miltie." The thugs let Berle go and decide to kidnap Carter instead; they foul up and nab Milton again.
 
25 Nov. 1952
Episode #5.9
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...
 
9 Dec. 1952
Episode #5.10
Milton Berle guests include Cesar Romero, actress 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.
 
16 Dec. 1952
Episode #5.11
Milton Berle's scheduled guests include actors Boris Karloff and Don Ameche and and singer Monica Lewis.
 
23 Dec. 1952
Episode #5.12
Milton Berle's scheduled guests include film actors Basil Rathbone and Paulette Goddard, Miltie's daughter Vicki Berle, singer/actress Mary Beth Hughes, comic actor Milton Frome, with Bobby Sherwood and Ruth Gilbert.
 
6 Jan. 1953
Episode #5.13
Milton Berle's guests include actor Gene Lockhart, 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 (1950) with Milton as Groucho; a spoof of Meet the Press (1947) and Talent Scouts (1948) with contestants Truman vocalizing and Sherwood as a singing cowboy.
 
13 Jan. 1953
Episode #5.14
Berle's guests include actor Ronald Reagan and singer/actress Dolores Gray. Needing $150,000 to finish a movie, the film's producers send star Ronald Reagan to New York to ask Milton Berle to furnish the necessary funds as an investment. Milton misunderstands, thinking he has been offering a starring role in Reagan's movie, and arrives at the movie studio completely disrupting production.
 
20 Jan. 1953
Episode #5.15
Berle's guests are the Andrews Sisters, Gertrude Berg and Arlene McQuade. Molly Goldberg asks Milton to help her provide entertainment for a benefit. His chosen guests, Bobby Sherwood and the Andrews Sisters are reluctant to assist.
 
3 Feb. 1953
Episode #5.16
Milton's scheduled guests this week include Frank Sinatra and film actress Joan Blondell.
 
10 Feb. 1953
Episode #5.17
Milton's scheduled guests this week include comedian Jack Carter, actress Gloria DeHaven, and action star Buster Crabbe.
 
17 Feb. 1953
Episode #5.18
Milton Berle's scheduled guests include actor Don Ameche and musical impressionist Florence Desmond.
 
24 Feb. 1953
Episode #5.19
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.
 
10 Mar. 1953
Episode #5.20
Uncle Miltie's guests this week include comic actor Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, singer Karen Chandler, and big band leader Bob Crosby.
 
17 Mar. 1953
Episode #5.21
Miltie's scheduled guests this week include Broderick Crawford, singer Marguerite Piazza, and buxom blonde/comedienne Dagmar.
 
31 Mar. 1953
Episode #5.22
Milton's scheduled guests this week include actor Charles Coburn and singers Eddie Fisher and Denise Darcel.
 
7 Apr. 1953
Episode #5.23
Berle's guests this week include actor Cesar Romero, actress Laraine Day, and dancer/TV host Kathryn Murray. Uncle Miltie asks Kathryn Murray for her help in impressing Laraine Day.
 
14 Apr. 1953
Episode #5.24
Milton's guests this week include comic actress/writer Gertrude Berg and singer Peggy Lee.
 
28 Apr. 1953
Episode #5.25
Milton Berle's scheduled guests include comic actor Bob Cummings and Wally Cox, and singer/dancer Lisa Kirk.
 
3 May 1953
Episode #5.26
Milton Berle's scheduled guests include singers Ezio Pinza and The DeMarco Sisters, and comic actor Arnold Stang.
 
12 May 1953
Episode #5.27
Mr. Television's scheduled guests include boxer/actor "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, and singers Vaughn Monroe and Margaret Truman.
 
26 May 1953
Episode #5.28
Berle's guests include Gertrude Berg and Arlene McQuade from "The Goldbergs," Al Jolson sound-alike Norman Brooks, 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, so 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."
 
2 Jun. 1953
Episode #5.29
Milton's scheduled guests 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.
 
9 Jun. 1953
Episode #5.30
Miltie's guests on this episode include star of "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, both Miltie and Max are aboard the S.S. Niagara Falls.
 

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