Berle's guests include Hildy Parks and Elizabeth Patterson. Milton is sleuth Professor Higgins, one of four characters he portrays in this comic mystery. Higgins tries to solve a case with little help from his wife (Parks) and mother-in-law (Patterson).
Milton's guests include actress Hildy Parks, singer Gisele MacKenzie, and songwriter Hoagy Carmichael. Professor Higgins, Milton's Latin teacher, has written a song and seeks Berle's help in getting it heard.
The final episode as "The Buick-Berle Show" guests include comedienne Martha Raye, Steve Allen, actress Joan Blondell, singers Johnny Desmond and Alan Dale, regulars Ruth Gilbert, Charlie Applewhite and Arnold Stang, and Art Mooney and his Orchestra. Applewhite, Dale and Desmond sing "Blue Star" and "Play Me Heart and Flowers" while Mooney and Orchestra play "Honey Babe." The finale featuring the whole cast is titled "Alabama Jubilee."
The regular variety format is replaced this week by an original comedy written by Gore Vidal. It tells the story of a shady bookie and his wife who are forced from Chicago by Cement Jackson. They hit the road, change their names, and settle in a Southwestern state. Eventually, Berle gets himself elected governor and is succeeded in office by his wife. All is well until Jackson tracks the two down and opens up an office next to the governor's mansion
Milton's guests in this color telecast include Kay Thompson, singer Gogi Grant, and The Will Mastin Trio (starring Sammy Davis, Jr.). With Mary Beth Hughes and Casey Adams. Berle plays a dense janitor who swallows a miniature bomb devised by scientists. Grant performs "Suddenly There's a Valley". Milton and Kay do a take-off on the recent Noel Coward/Mary Martin TV special Together with Music. Davis performs "That Old Black Magic" and joins Miltie for the finale where they impersonate great show biz teams. Jerry Lewis makes a cameo to pitch for his MD fund
Comedian Jan Murray fills in for Berle, who fell ill during rehearsals. Guests include Gale Storm, accordionist Dick Contino, Vic Damone, and Ben Blue. Jan's monologues include jokes about his move to the suburbs. Gale sings "I Hear You Knockin'" and Vic does "Autumn Leaves." Blue does a pantomime as a man in a park making friends with a young woman. Shown is a black-and-white dramatic sketch from the 9/29/1953 episode of "The Buick-Berle Show" featuring Frank Sinatra and Tallulah Bankhead.