RED SKELTON SHOW

 

Cast: Red Skelton, Ed Sullivan
Running Time: 28 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

Ed Sullivan joins Redís monologue and then introduces various stars who are seated in the audience. We get a glimpse of: Dick Powell, Ken Murry, Marge and Gower Champion, and sports greats Norm Van Brocklin and Tommy Harmon. Ed interviews that great boxer "Cauliflower McPugg" (Red). Skit: Red, as "Deadeye," plays cards in a saloon and is captured by Indians. The King Sisters sing and dance.

 

Cast: Red Skelton, Edward Everett Horton, Richard Deacon
Running Time: 29 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

Freddie the Freeloader is entrusted with a box containing a secret invention, then must protect it from a beautiful agent sent by international spies.

 

Cast: Red Skelton, Lucille Knoch, Gil Perkins, Jack Fisher, Don DeLeo, Charles Post, Rocky Carr and Sam
Running Time: 27 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

Lovable comedian Red Skelton held court on American televisions for 20 years, splitting the sides of audiences for over a generation. In this show, aired live, Red does a clever satire of a BBC radio broadcast, then presents two filmed skits, "Pedestrial Polo" and "How To Make a Salad."

 

Cast: Red Skelton, Vincent Price, Jackie Coogan
Running Time: 26 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

The classic long-running weekly live show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers. In this episode, Freddie the Freeloader discovers a "lost" Leonardo Da Vinci painting. Vincent Price plays an art dealer who tries to buy the priceless treasure for ten bucks. Watch for Jackie Coogan who later went on to play Uncle Fester on the Addams Family TV series.

 

Cast: Red Skelton, Mary McCarty, Reginald Denny
Running Time: 29 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

The Red Skelton Show made its television debut in 1951 and became one of the longest-running variety series on tevevision. Each show features comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers. His comedy sketches included well-known characters such as Freddie the Freeloader, Clem Kadiddlehopper and Cauliflower McPugg. Always at the top of the ratings chart, The Red Skelton Show ran for more than 20 years. In this show Red decides to take up a hobby and is convinced to buy a do-it-yourself trailer home kit. Mary McCarthy guest stars as the owner of the trailer park. Red and Mary sing a comedy duet, "I Love All Of You."

 

Cast: Red Skelton, Bern Hoffman, Art Gilmore
Running Time: 29 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

Red's famous quote from the end of the show... "I personally believe we were put here to build and not to destroy. So if by chance some day you're not feeling well and you should remember some silly little thing I've said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart - then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled. Goodnight and may God bless." This special performance of mime and song at the United Nations features: The Fool and the Feather, A Slow Motion Tennis Game, The Old Man Playing Golf, A Chef Mixes a Salad, A Folk Song - "Foggy Foggy Dew", A Man and His Wife Climb the Eiffel Tower and An Old Man Watches a Parade.

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