The Buick-Berle Show (comedy-variety)

    [aka: "The Milton Berle Show"]
    (NBC Primetime, 1953 - 1956)

    [During 1953, the host was Milton Berle. From 1954-56 Berle
     alternated with hosts Martha Raye, Bob Hope and Steve Allen,
     but the title during that period became "The Milton Berle Show".
     Go figure...:-)

     This is the SECOND of 4 comedy-variety shows which were hosted
     by Milton Berle (known as "Mr. Television" because of the way 
     his first show caught the public's imagination and influenced 
     the growth of the medium in the late 1940s and early 1950s);
     His FIRST series was the "The Texaco Star Theater" (NBC, 1948-53),
     which see...
     The THIRD was "Milton Berle Starring in The Kraft Music Hall"
     (NBC, 1958-59), which see...and
     The FOURTH series was "The Milton Berle Show" (ABC, 1966-67)
     which got slaughtered in the ratings by The Man From U.N.C.L.E.]

Theme: "My Buick, My Love and I"

    [Verified as the THEME in the TV Guide article "What's The  
     Name of That Theme Song?" Feb. 19, 1954 on p.21]
     Composer: music by Frank Chester Skinner (ASCAP); with
               lyrics by Jack Brooks (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Skinner Music Company Inc. (ASCAP)
     1999 Publisher: Skinner Music Co. Inc. (ASCAP), of
                     Los Angeles, CA
     Copyright Date: Oct. 29, 1951; Ep 58 252.
     Renewal   Date: Jan.  5, 1979; RE-15-893.

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