The Red Skelton Show

Sombody Up There Should Stay There

Season 12, Ep 1, Aired 9/25/62
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  • Episode Description
  • Red's guests are comedian Harpo Marx, Virginia Grey, and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. Musical Highlights: Mahalia Jackson sings "Come On, Children" and "I Asked the Lord." The Modernaires perform "Clap Yo' Hands." Opening sketch: Red finds himself in the wrong studio. Comedy Sketch: "Somebody Up There Should Stay There" - To protect him from the wrath of Clara, Heaven assigns George Appleby a Guardian Angel (Harpo Marx). The Angel replaces George's wife with a "new" Clara (Dyan Cannon) based on a glamorous woman in a magazine. Silent Spot: On the battlefields of WWI, an American Soldier (Red) makes friends with a German soldier (Harpo). Closing segment: Jack Benny, in a cameo appearance, presents Red with an award.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Harpo Marx

    Guardian Angel

  • Mahalia Jackson

    Guest singer

  • Jack Benny

    Himself - cameo

  • Billy Gray

    Mr. Carmichael

  • Dyan Cannon

    Clara The II

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  • Notes (3)

    • Jack Benny made a gag apperarance to remind viewers he would be following Red on Tuesday nights at 9:30pm(et) this season.

    • Beginning with this episode, the series expanded to an hour (officially retitled "The Red Skelton Hour"), and switched to a variety-show format.

    • Harpo Marx scenes on TimeLive DVD.

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