* BeamMeUpScotty: A rare instance of the show's ''title'' being the thing that this trope applies to; the show is quite often referred to as "''Sgt. Bilko''" instead of its actual name. Even the home video releases of the show generally imply this to be the title, with "''The Phil Silvers Show''" usually tucked away somewhere else on the cover.
* TheDanza: [[Film/{{Airport}} George Kennedy]], yes ''that'' [[Film/{{Earthquake}} George Kennedy]], worked as a military advisor for the show. He was seen in the background for 14 episodes as [=MP=]Sergeant Kennedy.
* FountainOfExpies: Sgt. Ernie Bilko would be the inspiration for numerous military con-men and fast-talkers, including [[TheNavyLark CPO Jon Pertwee]], [[Series/McHalesNavy Torpedoman's Mate Lester Gruber]], and perhaps even [[Series/{{MASH}} Cpl., later Sgt. Maxwell Q. Klinger]].
* HeyItsThatGuy: AlanAlda as a young artist, [[Series/Car54WhereAreYou Fred]] [[Series/TheMunsters Gwy]][[Film/MyCousinVinny nne]] as a bird expert, Creator/DickVanDyke as a baseball phenom.
* IAmNotSpock: Sgt. Bilko is far more famous than Phil Silvers.
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