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Red's guests are actor Cliff Robertson and the singing duo of Tony Sandler and Ralph Young.
Musical Highlights: Sandler and Young perform "Sand and Sea" and "Put on a Happy Face."
Comedy sketch: "A Bum For All Seasons"
Wally Cox / Chanin Hale
Red's guests are former world light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore and British musical-comedy star Shani Wallis.
Shani Wallis sings "I'm Old Fashioned."
"Seven Year Wretch" - George Appleby's pet bear is set to fight Archie Moore.
Silent Spot - Skelton plays a detective on the trail of an escaped convict
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.
Man on the Street.
Chinese laundry (Tide).
Clem selling Christmas Trees.
Willie Christmas tree trimmer.
"The Skelton's at Home"
Guests: Mr. and Mrs. Gene Fowler, Bo Roos. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Rose.
Red's guest is Nat King Cole.
"How to Eat Corn"
Clem Kadiddlehopper conducts David Rose's Orchestra.
"The Transcontinental". J. Newton Numbskull
Deadeye "Streets of Laredo".
Willie "Topsy Turvy" (This is the classic sketch were Willie's wife builds a room that is all mixed up.)
"Stagecoach Robbery" - Deadeye robs a stagecoach for a box of Tide.
Pantomime segment: Eating ice cream in a theater.
"Chloreomycetin, I Love You." Weepy's fear of germs and his girl friend.
Appearing with Red are Gil Perkins, Jack Fisher, Rocky Carr, Charles Post and Don De Leo, with Lucy Knoch as the General.
Opening: Reactions to a prizefight.
Clem Kadiddlehopper in "Pedestrian Polo."
Pvt. Willie Lump Lump in "How to Make a Salad" military
Red's guest is Mickey Rooney.
Comedy Sketch: "Humperdoo's Secret Invention" - Kooky scientist Ludwig von Humperdoo is being checked out by a Government Agent who wants his secret invention.
Silent Spot: "The House Detective and the Suspect". Red is a private eye following three identical suspects.
With the David Rose Orchestra.
Diana Ross and the Supremes sing "Rockabye Your Baby" and "Mother Dear"
Mickey Rooney / Martha Raye
Red's guests are singer-actor Pat Boone, impressionist Will Jordan, and Joyce Jameson.
Musical Highlights: Pat Boone sings "Goodbye Charlie" and "Good Morning."
Red Skelton performs his composition "Simple Singers."
Comedy Sketch: "Love, Your Tragic Smell Is Everywhere"
Vincent Price and Marie Windsor
Red's guests are actress Shirley Temple and rock group The Beach Boys.
Musical Highlights: The Beach Boys perform "Surfin' USA" and "Things We Did Last Summer."
Comedy Sketch: "Love is a Many-Splintered Thing" (aka "Passion in Pasadena") - Freddie the Freeloader crashes a high society costume party, and falls in love with a debutante (Shirley Temple) who's dressed as a hobo.
Silent Spot: Skelton plays a panicky construction worker trying to keep from falling off a high-rise steel building.
The Association - "Birthday Morning," "Windy" & "Wasn't It A Bit Like Now?"
Sketch: "Rings on Her Fingers Also Go Through Your Nose" - Appleyby sketch with Nipsey Russell (as Hardsell Hopkins).
Silent spot: "The Old Handy Man".
Red kicks off his 19th season with guests Peter Graves and rock group Iron Butterfly. Graves' "Mission Impossible" co-stars Greg Morris and Leonard Nimoy make cameo appearances.
Musical Highlights: Iron Butterfly performs "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" & "Soul Experience."
The Jimmy Joyce Singers and the Tom Hansen Dancers team up for an "Up Up and Away" for the production number.
Comedy Sketch: "Pop, The Astronaut" - Red plays Pop, a stowaway janitor on a Jupiter-bound spaceship commanded by astronaut Peter Graves.
Silent Spot: 'The Silent Movie Kop" - Skelton plays a silent movie cop frantically chasing a bank robber.
Fernando Lamas / Ike Cole
Vikki Carr sings "Bye Bye Blackbird" and "Loveland."
Main comedy sketch:
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Harem" - San Fernando Red tries to find a bride for a rich oil sultan (Ed Wynn) who has the choice of three women (played by Vikki Carr, Sandy Wirth and Mary Wickes).
John Forsythe / Michelle Lee / Roland Winters
Red's guests are actor Robert Vaughn and singing group The Doodletown Pipers.
The Doodletown Pipers sing "Those Were the Days."
"Never On A Bum-Day" - A guardian angel (Carol Byron) protects Freddie the Freeloader from Officer McGuire (Robert Vaughn).
Silent Spot - Red does a pantomime as an expectant father.
Buddy Ebsen / Jackie and Gayle
Audrew Meadows / The Lettermen / Douglas Fowley
Jack Jones appears in a Clem Kadiddlehopper sketch.
Red's guests are British pop duo Peter and Gordon (Peter Asher and Gordon Waller), and operatic coloratura soprano Patrice Munsel.
Peter and Gordon perform "Don't Pity Me."
Patrice Munsel (opera soprano) with Peter and Gordon sing "You Don't Want My Love."
Patrice Munsel sings "Summertime."
"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wife?" - A George Appleby sketch with Patrice Munsel playing his wife Clara.
Silent Spot - Red plays a fussy bachelor who owns a parrot.
Paul Revere and the Raiders sing "Good Thing" and "We All Gotta Get Together".
Red's guests are comedian Nipsey Russell and singer Lana Cantrell.
Musical Highlights: Lana sings "I'm All Smiles" and "Let Yourself Go."
Comedy Sketch: "The Nag And I" - An ex-policeman (Nipsey) and George Appleby (Red) form a dance team and try for a job on TV.
Silent Spot: Red is a cricket catcher working for a magician.
Red's guests are actor Walter Brennan and vocal group The Lettermen.
Musical Highlights: The Lettermen sing "Hurt So Bad" and "Shangri-La."
Tom Hansen Dancers and Jimmy Joyce Singers do two Baroque numbers with "I Know a Place" and "Baroque-A-Nova".
Comedy Sketch: "A Happening That Happened In Texas" - Sheriff Walter (Brennan) and Sheriff Deadeye (Skelton) are hoping to settle their rivalry for the hand of a wealthy widow (Peggy Rhea). Both sheriffs hire the same gunslinger (Bern Hoffman) to eliminate the other.
Silent Spot: A big game hunter (Red) is pestered by a playful gorilla.
Harpers Bizarre perform "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "Anything Goes"
The Youngfolk - "They Call the Wind Maria" and "Skip to My Lou"
Red's guest is Walter Brennan. Also appearing is Jan Arvan.
Comedy Sketch: In a take-off of "High Noon" Deputy Hawkeye (Brennan) and Sheriff Deadeye (Red) don't see eye to eye on things.
Silent Spot: Red and Jan fight for a campsite.
Red reads his poem about grandparents, written after the birth of his first grandchild.
With the David Rose Orchestra.
The Boston Pops play some of Red Skelton's music.
Nancy Wilson / Jack Kruschen
Dionne Warwick sings "Promises Promises" and "Where Am I Going?"
Jan Arvan plays Muggsy in a Freddie the Freeloader sketch.
Ethel Merman / Billy Barty
Merv Griffin appears in a Freddie the Freeloader sketch and, later in show, sings "Once in a Lifetime" and "Little Man You've Had a Busy Day".
Pat Carroll plays Clara Appleby in a "George Appleby" sketch. She also sings "When the World Was Young" and "The Other Man's Grass is Always Green."
Bill Dana; Mary Wickes; Sandra Gould; Jan Arvan
Freddie in a movie that is being shot at his bench.
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Bass perform "Zorba the Greek," "Mexican Shuffle" and "Tijuana Taxi."
Tina Louise sings "The Lady Is a Tramp."
Main comedy sketch:
"Be It Ever So Homely, There's No Face Like Clem"- Hollywood director Fritz Flicker (Roland Winters) is trying to find the ugliest face in the world to be cast opposite the world's most beautiful actress (Tina Louise).
Jackie Coogan / The Doodletown Pipers
Bobby Rydell sings "Quiet Night," "Carnival" and "Meditation."
Connie Stevens plays Daisy June in a Clem Kadiddlehopper sketch.
Red's guests are actor George C. Scott and British rock group The Honeycombs.
Musical Highlight: The Honeycombs perform "Have I the Right?"
Comedy sketches: "Panhandle With Care" (a.k.a. "Freddie at the South Pole") - A Freddie the Freeloader sketch with George C. Scott as South Pole explorer Dr. Hardship.
Silent Spot: Red plays the Village Smitty in a sketch based on the Longfellow poem "The Village Blacksmith."
William Demarest plays Burnside, a political boss who believes that Clem Kadiddlehopper (Red Skelton) would make the ideal Presidential candidate.
Red's guest is comedienne Martha Raye.
Musical Highlights: Martha Raye sings "I'll Go My Way By Myself" and "Can't Buy Me Love."
Comedy Sketch: "The Mouth That Roared" - Freddie the Freeloader assists the government in uncovering the boss of the racketeers, Mr. Big (played by Martha Raye).
Silent Spot: "Happy Halloween" - Red spends the night in a haunted house.
Janet Blair sings "I Am Woman, You Are Man" and "As You Desire Me." She also appears in a Freddie the Freeloader sketch.
Terry-Thomas / Nancy Wilson
"Stupidity-Italian " a Clem Kadiddlehopper with Petula Clark and Romo Vincent.
Silent spot: TV repairman.
Petula sings "I Know A Place" & "A Sign Of The Times."
Johnny Mathis / Carol Byron
Manfred Mann perform "Do Wah Diddy" and "Smokestack Lightning."
"Lame Brain For A Day" - Eve Arden plays a charm school operator who offers $1,000 to any man that she can't turn into a gentleman within seven days. The first man to take her challenge? Clem Kadiddlehopper!
Red's guests are actor-singers Burl Ives and Lulu.
Lulu sings "Lulu's Back in Town."
Lulu and Burt Ives sing "Consider Yourself" in a song-and-dance number.
Burl Ives sings "The Little White Duck."
"Sheriffs Are Bought Not Made" - Big Pappy Tumbleweed (Burl Ives, reprising his "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof" character) and Sheriff Deadeye (Red) clash when they both stake claim on an abandoned gold mine.Â
Silent Spot - An absent minded assembly-line employee (Red) at a candy factory is distracted by a female co-worker.
Red's guests are comedian Don Knotts and British rock group The Searchers.
Musical Highlights: The Searchers perform "Love Potion No. 9" and "What Have They Done to the Rain?"
Comedy Sketch: "A Creep in the Deep" - Don Knotts plays the Commodore of Lagoons, a city park official who wants to demolish Freddie the Freeloader's rundown houseboat.
Silent Spot: A "Whistler's Mother" takeoff with Red as the painter having great difficulty painting his mother (Frankie Darrow).
Bobby Rydell / The New Christy Minstrels
Polly Bergen / Pat Carroll
Red's guest is Marilyn Maxwell. Also appearing are Don Wilson and Stephen Dunne. Highlights: George Appleby wins a house on a TV quiz show.
Johnny Rivers performs "Memphis" and "Maybelline."
"Be It Ever So Grumble, There's No Place Like Home" - Jayne Meadows plays Clara Appleby in s sketch where George invents a machine (or formula?) which makes him irresistible to women.
Silent Spot - An ancient statue comes to life.
Red's guest is singer-actress Edie Adams.
Musical Highlights: Edie Adams sings "Come Back to Me."
Comedy Sketch: "Better Living Through Chiseling" - Edie Adams plays newspaper reporter Lulu Trueblue in a Sheriff Deadeye sketch.
Red's guests are British comedian Terry-Thomas and singer Joanie Sommers.
Musical Highlights: Joanie Sommers sings "Girl Talk" and "When I'm Not Near the Boy I Love."
Comedy Sketch: "Not With My Dump You Don't" - Terry-Thomas appears in a Freddie the Freeloader" sketch.
Red's guest is singer Jack Jones. Virginia Grey also appears.
Musical Highlights: Jack Jones sings "The Impossible Dream" and "You've Got Possibilities."
Comedy Sketch: "Sweet Smell Of Failure" - Freddie the Freeloader is tricked into taking a list of spies to Lisbon on an aircraft loaded with secret agents. Virginia Grey plays the stewardess.
Silent Spot: An elaborate dinner party thrown by a nouveau riche Texan.
Jackie Coogan / Nancy Ames
June Lockhart / Gloria Loring
Lana Cantrell sings "When the World Was Young" and "Those Were the Days" (2nd song, production number with the Tom Hansen Dancers)
Red's guests are Vincent Price, "Lost in Space" actress June Lockhart, and singer Matt Monro.
Musical Highlights: Matt sings "Born Free."
Comedy Sketch: "Loused In Space" - San Fernando Red, Professor Super-Dope (Vincent) and their mechanic (June) fly to the moon.
Silent Spot: Red mimes a stevedore of the Twenties who gets involved with flappers, gangsters and the police.
Stanley Holloway / The Youngfolk
Red's guests are comedian George Gobel and vocal group Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
Musical Highlights: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons perform "Sherry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" and a medley of songs from "The Sound of Music."
Comedy Sketch: "He Who Steals My Dump Steals Trash" - Freedie the Freeloader tries to help an amnesiac (Gobel) recall his identity.
Silent Spot: Red plays a street sweeper who's obsessed with neatness.
Jack Jones sings a medley ("All I Need is the Girl", "A Day in the Life of a Fool" and "People Will Say We're in Love")
Tim Conway / Jane Marsh
Cesar Romero / Poncie Ponce
Ginger Rogers sings and dances to "I Don't Think I'll End It All Today" and "Mangos."
"The Fastest Goon In The West" - School teacher Sally Swinger (Ginger Rogers) enters a beauty contest staged by crooked Sheriff Deadeye.
Silent Spot - Skelton plays a flower vendor who finds a silver slipper.
Red's guest is Polly Bergen.
Musical Highlights: Polly sings "It's Today" and "What the World Needs Now".
Comedy Sketch: "It Happened One Nut" - Clem Kadiddlehopper takes hog-calling lessons from a pretty teacher (Polly).
Silent Spot: Red is a busy cafe owner.
Red's guest is trumpeter Al Hirt.
Al Hirt plays "Java," "Twelfth Street Rag," "Up Above My Head," "I Was Born to Blow My Horn" and "Fancy Pants."
"A Bad Man Nowdays Is Hard to Find" - Sheriff Deadeye (Red) manages to capture desperado Tiny Tex (Al Hirt), who doesn't stay caught for long.
Silent Spot - A drunken party-goer (Red) enters the wrong apartment.
George Kirby / Jackie and Gayle
Red's guests are actress Audrey Meadows and singer Shirley Bassey.
Musical Highlights: Shirley Bassey sings "I Could Have Danced All Night" and "The Shadow of Your Smile."
Comedy Sketch: "Mother Knows Best" (a.k.a. "Mother Knows Pest") - Junior disrupts his widowed mother's (Audrey Meadows) vacation cruise.
George Raft appears in a Cauliflower McPugg sketch.
Jay and the Americans perform "Chilly Winds" and "Come a Little Bit Closer."
Red's guests are singers Vic Damone and Gale Garnett.
Musical Highlights: Gale Garnett sings "We'll Sing in the Sunshine."
Gale Garnett - "Won't You Come Home, Bill Bailey?" (with the Skeltones).
Vic Damone sings "Younger Than Springtime" and "I Am in Love?"
Comedy Sketch: "A Sap's Fable" (a.k.a. "The Great Brain Robbery") - Bellhop Clem Kadiddlehopper unwittingly helps Nervous Pervis (Vic Damone) and Charley (Peter Mamakos), two burglars who have arrived in town to loot the bank vault. Also appearing in the sketch are Jan Arvan as Paw Kadiddlehopper and Russ Grieve as a policeman.
Silent Spot: Red plays a man who's trying to give up his addiction to television.
The Hollies perform "I'm Alive" and "Look Through Any Window"
Terry-Thomas / Shani Wallis
Red's guests are Bobby Darin, and singing duo of Jackie and Gayle.
In "The Fastest Crumb in the West," cowardly Sheriff Deadeye tries to get his hands on the "Brave Juice" concocted by Running Fever (Darin), an American Indian medicine man.
While trying to impress his girlfriend (Chanin Hale), a wealthy yachtsman (Red) falls overboard.
Bobby Darin - "That Funny Feeling"
Bobby Darin with Jackie & Gayle - "Sunday in New York"
Jackie & Gayle - "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows"
Mickey Rooney / U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Team
Dale Robertson appears with Red in a "Robinson Crusoe" parody.
Tennessee Ernie Ford sings "I'll Remember You" and "Hey Look Me Over"
Harve Presnell / Reta Shaw
Red's guest is operatic soprano Patrice Munsel.
Musical Highlight: Patrice sings "That's Life."
Comedy Sketch: "Once Upon A Dunce" - Advice columnist Constance Cupid (Patrice) gives courting lessons to Clem Kadiddlehopper.
Silent Spot: Red is cantankerous Mr. Haight who's bugged by trespassers.
Bert Lahr / Fran Jeffries
Freddie & the Dreamers, in a segment filmed in England, perform "I'm Telling You Now" and "A Little You."
"How Stupid Of Cupid" - Clem Kadiddlehopper falls madly in love with the female dummy controlled by Quincy Quiverlips (Paul Ford), the world's worst ventriloquist.
A married couple, Red Skelton and Sheila Rogers, return home from their Summer vacation.
Vikki Carr sings "Mirror" and "Come Rain or Come Shine" (2nd song with The Tom Hansen Dancers).
Red's guests are actress Tallulah Bankhead and jazz pianist Horst Jankowski.
Horst Jankowski performs "A Walk in the Black Forest" and "Play a Simple Melody."
"Jerk Of All Trades" - Sharp-nosed gas company employee Clem Kadiddlehopper searches for a leak in a Madame Fragrant's Chez Fragrance perfume factory. The factory owner, Madame Fragrant (Tallulah Bankhead) decides to recruit him as espionage weapon against her competitors.
Silent Spot - Skelton portrays E. Scrooge, a Christmas-hating newsstand proprietor having to contend with a Santa Claus (George Neise), a Christmas tree vendor (Jan Arvan), a shopkeeper (Chris Whitman) and a robber (Chris Stephens).
Clem bodygaurd to Helen of Troy. Silent spot: Lunch-wagon owner. Olio spot: Swami makes Red's wife disappear.
Red's guest is singer Bobby Rydell. Also appearing is Willard Waterman.
Musical Highlights: Bobby Rydell sings "Garden of Eden," "Softly as I Leave You" and "Hit Record."
Comedy Sketch: "The Most Sappy Fella" - Clem Kaddiddlehopper, who has lost 300 jobs in a row, visits the employment office where his cousin Zeke (Rydell) works. The head of the office, J.B. Pressure, gives Zeke the responsibility of improving the employment average in Clem's neighborhood.
Silent Spot: Skelton plays a tyrannical movie director in a sketch set in the old silent film days.
Red's guest is coloratura soprano Patrice Munsel who sings a medley of operatic and pop songs.
"The Unteachables" - A truant officer finally catches up with the now-adult Clem Kaddiddlehopper and enrolls him in the of Miss Miss Alvira Egghead (Patrice Munsel).
Silent Spot - Red portrays The Wolf in a sketch based on the "Little Red Riding Hood" story.
Red's guests are rock and roll duo Jan & Dean, and Paul Ford (character actor and former regular on "The Phil Silvers Show").
Jan & Dean sing a medley of their hits including "Surf City."
Main comedy sketch:
"Junior's Bustin' Out All Over" - Junior, the "Mean Widdle Kid," visits his grandfather General Hap Hazard (Paul Ford), at the Pentagon.
Martha Raye sings "Miss Otis Regrets" and "I'm Shooting High."
"More Truth Than Poultry" - A television executive (Martha Raye), wanting to boost her network's viewership, hires "ratings experts" Clem Kadiddlehopper and his pet goose Shirley.
Silent Spot - Red as an effete Parisian who's challenged to a duel.
Red's guests are actor Maurice Evans, The Rolling Stones, The Greenwood Country Singers, and actress Chanin Hale.
The Rolling Stones perform "Tell Me."
The Greenwood Country Singers perform "Frankie and Johnny."
"The Taming of the Schmo" - A Shakespearean actor (Maurice Evans) develops car trouble while crossing the Kadiddlehopper farm.
Silent Spot - Red Skelton and Chanin Hale play newlyweds.
Red's guests are "Hogan's Heroes" regulars Bob Crane and John Banner.
Musical Highlight: Bob Crane drums "These Boots are Made for Walking."
Comedy Sketch: "How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down In The Dump?" (aka "Freddie's Heroes") - Colonel Hogan meets Freddie the Freeloader.
Silent Spot - A man meets his fiancee's parents.
"To Tell a Fib" with Jane Russell, Connie Haines and Beryl Davis.
Jane Russell, Connie Haines and Beryl Davis sing "Jericho," "I Believe," "Smile" and "Elijah Rock."
Red's guests are actors Dennis O'Keefe and Jackie Coogan. The musical guest is singer Joanie Sommers.
Comedy Sketch: "Sing a Song of Sing Sing" - Big Louie (Coogan) tries to capture Seymour the Snitch (O'Keefe), a gangster who "sang" before a crime investigating committee. Red plays an acquaintance of Seymour who gets caught in Louie's trap.
Silent Spot: Red plays the father of quintuplets who's trying to take care of the babies while his wife is away for a rest.
Red's guests are actors Mickey Rooney and Jackie Coogan. The musical guests are The Snobs, four 17-year-olds from London who wear powdered wigs, velvet coats, silk cravats and buckle shoes.
Musical Highlights: The Snobs perform "Buckle Shoe Stomp," "Henry VIII" and "Love Potion No. 9."
Comedy Sketch: "I'm Heading For the Last Grown-Up" - Mickey Rooney portrays the commander of an atomic submarine which has been submerged for seven years.
Silent Spot: Red plays a fisherman who's trying to outwit a game warden (Jackie Coogan).
The Paris Sisters sing "Some of These Days" and "Once in a While."
Stubby Kaye sings "The Music Goes Round and Round."
Red's guests are Guy Madison and Amanda Blake.
San Fernando Red, a con man, is looking for treasure in the ocean. He hires a boat skippered by Guy Madison. His secretary Ruby (Amanda Blake) comes along for the search when things go wrong.
Bobby Rydell - medley: "When I Take My Sugar to Tea," "My Baby Just Cares for Me," "Walking My Baby Back Home" and "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You."
Opening: A Woman and a Mirror Clem the Knight Silent spot: The Surprise Party.
Oliver sings "Who Will Buy" and "Jean."
Fernando Lamas and Bella Bruck appear in a San Fernando Red sketch.
Red's guests are actor Hugh O'Brien and young Italian singer Piccola Pupa.
Piccola Pupa sings "I Want to Be Wanted," "My Heart is a Hobo" and "La Musica Italiana."
"Lookie, Lookie, Here Comes Cookie" - A San Fernando Red sketch with Hugh O'Brien.
Silent Spot - Red plays both an old man and a little boy on a fishing trip.
Red's guest is singer-actor Robert Goulet.
Musical Highlights: Robert Goulet sings "Moment of Truth" and "Try to Remember."
Comedy Sketch: "The Fastest Cuspidor In The West" - Goulet plays method actor Nathan Nothing in a Deadeye sketch.
Silent Spot - During the Christmas shopping rush, an elderly salesman is transferred to the toy department.
1966 Christmas Show with Greer Garson
"Appleby's Fallout Shelter" with Vivian Vance (as Clara Appleby).
Red's guests are George Gobel and British balladeers Chad and Jeremy.
Musical Highlights: Chad and Jeremy sing "It Was a Very Good Year."
Comedy Sketch: "Yo Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Dumb" - Christopher Columbus (George) sets sail with Forsooth Fromkess (Red).
Silent Spot: Red plays a star-struck car hop hoping to be discovered in Hollywood.
Red's guests are Cesar Romero and 14 Los Angeles youngsters who make up the Serenaders band.
Musical Highlights: The Serenaders perform "Sunrise Serenade" and "Elmer's Tune."
Comedy Sketch: "The Schnook of Araby" - Clem Kadiddlehopper takes a job as a bodyguard to Mustapha Dame, the dictator of Yugo-Crazia.
Silent Spot: Red mimes a ham actor who's besieged by autograph hunters.
Mickey Rooney / Hal Frazier
San Fernando Red (Red Skelton) launches an investigation of investigating committees.
Red's guests are humorist George Gobel and vocal group The Mills Brothers.
Musical Highlights: The Mills Brothers sing "Opus One" and "Shy Violet."
Comedy Sketch: With the help of San Fernando Red, wealthy Richard Cornwall III (Gobel) gains the confidence to propose to his childhood sweetheart (Jan Davis), now a towering beauty.
Olio Sketch: Two men on a bridge (Skelton and Jimmy Cross) encounter a despondent girl (Beverly Powers), a cop (Bob Duggan) and a stick-up man (Fred Villani).
Silent Spot: Twins Slob and Prissy Jones (both played by Red) react in opposite ways to Halloween trick-or-treaters.
Tony Randall / Barbara Hewitt
"Love at First Fright" with Phyllis Diller (as Clara Appleby).
The Rockin' Berries sing "Poor Man's Son" and "You're My Girl."
Red's guests are Tony Bennett, Virginia Grey, Jules Munshin, and Sandra Gould.
Musical Highlights: In a circus setting, Tony Bennett sings "The Show Must Go On" and "Make Someone Happy."
Comedy Sketch: "I Came, I Saw, I Conked Her" - George Appleby needs to find a husband for his sister-in-law Hortense (Sandra Gould) and tries to unload her on a doctor (Jules Munshin).
Silent Spot: Red play a barber who ruins his customer's head of hair by using an overly-potent dandruff remover.
Doodles Weaver and Herb Vigran appear in a Clem Kadiddlehopper comedy sketch.
Rosemary Clooney sings "Married I Can Always Get" and "Why Shouldn't I?"
Red's guest is operatic baritone Robert Merrill.
Musical Highlights: Robert Merrill sings "Mattinata," "Come Back to Sorrento" and "What Is This Thing Called Love?"
Comedy Sketch: "Our Man Fink" - Sheriff Deadeye is tricked by beautiful Tessie Torso (Pat Priest) into joining the army, where he serves under Colonel Fiasco (Robert Merrill), whose troops are surrounded by Pancho Vanilla (also played by Merrill).
Silent Spot: A starving sculptor (Red) tries to supplement his meal with an elusive pigeon.
Clara Appleby (Audrey Meadows) gets a job at George's office. Richard Deacon plays George's boss.
The Lettermen sing a medley.
Red's guests are singer-actress Connie Stevens. Chanin Hale and Ray Kellogg also appear.
Musical Highlights: Connie Stevens sings "After You've Gone" and "When In Rome (I Do As The Romans Do)."
Comedy Sketch: "The Gall Or The Golden West" - Sheriff Deadeys tries to save himself from the noose by claiming that a carnival lady (Connie Stevens) is his long-lost daughter.
Silent Spot: A 1890's sketch with Red playing a suitor eloping with his sweetheart (Chanin Hale).
Mike Conners (from the TV series 'Mannix')
Tom Jones - "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"
Tom Jones (with dancers and singers) - "Mohair Sam" & "You Came a Long Way from St. Louis"
Mickey Rooney / Lana Cantrell
Red's guests are actor Mickey Rooney and the singing duo Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.
Musical Highlights: Simon and Garfunkel perform "I Am A Rock" and "The Dangling Conversation."
Comedy Sketch: "Eenie Meenie Minee Schmo" - A Las Vegas entertainer (Mickey Rooney) with a perpetual run of bad luck at the gambling tables seeks the advice of fortune teller Clem Kadiddlehopper.
Silent Spot: An long-time employee has difficulty retiring after 35 years of service.
Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas perform "Little Children" and "From a Window."
"Ta Ra Ra Bum Today" - Fred Gwynne appears as Herman Munster in a Freddie the Freeloader sketch.
Silent Spot - Red plays a tourist in Paris taking pictures of the Eiffel Tower.
1951-52 season (exact air date unknown):
Red plays a used car salesman interrupting the screening of a World War II film. Red also plays the part of Hitler in the film.
Merv Griffin sings "I Wanna Say Hello" and "Hello My Baby."
The Youngfolk sing "Yesterday" and "The Lovin' Seed."
The Silkie performs "A Long Time Gone" and "It Ain't Me, Babe."
"Monotony On The Bounty" - Con-man San Fernando Red and his cohort Ruby (Emmaline Henry) operate the Fly-By-Night Travel Agency. Their client is Harry Cleancut (Cesar Romero), a heartthrob trying to escape from his fans.
Silent Spot - Skelton portrays a fish market proprietor with customer problems.
"Stroodel and Freudloader-Instant Brainwashers" with George Gobel and Jules Munshin.
Red's guests are actor Gig Young and singer Johnny Rivers.
Musical Highlights: Johnny Rivers performs "Secret Agent Man" & "Poor Side of Town."
The Tom Hansen Dancers and the Alan Copeland Singers perform "Since I Met You."
Comedy Sketch: "How To Succeed In Loafing Without Really Trying" - Gig guest stars as Paul Pusher, an old ate of Freddie the Freeloader, who offers him the job of vice president of his firm.
Silent Spot: On the day of his wedding, a nervous groom (Red) is having problems with his tuxedo.
Roy Rogers / Dale Evans
Johnny Rivers performs "Help" & "The Tracks of My Tears."
For Better Or Worse Like George Appleby Got" - Robert Stack plays an escaped convict who kidnaps George and Clara Appleby (Eve Arden).
Silent Spot - Red as a tourist in Hawaii.
Red's guests include Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Singer Gilbert Price in the musical guest.
Musical Highlights: Gilbert Price sings "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "The Impossible Dream."
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans perform a medley of their songs.
Comedy Sketch: "When East Meets West, You Need A New Compass" - Bolivar Shagnasty loses his fiancee (Dale Evans) to ranch owner Happy Trails (Roy Rogers).
Silent Spot: An exhausted salesman checks into a noisy hotel.
Fernando Lamas / The 5th Dimension
Herschel Bernardi / Diane Linkletter
Red's guests are actor Vincent Price and singer Dionne Warwick.
Musical Highlights: Dionne Warwick sings "I Say a Little Prayer," "He Loves Me" and "I Dig Rock-and-Roll Music."
Comedy Sketch: "Climb Upon My Knee, Dummy Boy" - Dr. Flygrabber (Vincent) and Clem Kadiddlehopper journey to a tropical island to find a mate for Clem's giant firefly.
Silent Spot: Red plays a crafty turkey trying to outwit his owner on the day before Thanksgiving.
Eddy Arnold / Pat Priest / Reta Shaw
Sketch: "My Brother Wears My Mother's Army Shoes"
Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66 - "Mas Que Nada" and "Night and Day"
Stanley Holloway (as Sir Whitecliff of Dover).
Red's guests are The Skylarks.
Armed Forces hitch hiking.
Red performed several characters that he made famous on the radio: Cauliflower McPugg, a cockeyed boxer; Deadeye, a Texas cowboy; Junior, the bratty child; San Fernando Red, dishonest politician; and Clem Kaddiddlehopper, as an Irish tenor.
The Skylarks sing "Halleluyah".
Godfrey Cambridge / Janis Paige
The Kessler Twins
Dusty Springfield sings "The Look of Love" and "Sunny"
The Animals, in a segment filmed in England, perform "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."
"Somebody Down Here Hates Me" - A George Appleby sketch with Robert Morse playing the freeloading brother of Clara Appleby (Doris Singleton).
Silent Spot - Red does a pantomime as a mad scientist.
Phillis Diller / Lou Rawls
Marilyn Maxwell plays Clara in an Applebys sketch. George wants to buy a boat, but Clara's already spent the money on a mink coat.
Red's guests are actor Mickey Rooney and vocal trio The Paris Sisters.
Musical Highlight: The Paris Sisters sing "I Love How You Love Me."
Comedy Sketch: "Witness for the Persecution" (aka "Half A Lawyer Is Better Than None") - Freddie the Freeloader is arrested for breaking into a library.
Silent Spot: Red plays a half-man, half-woman circus side-show performer preparing for a double date.
Red's guests are Ozzie & Harriet Nelson and singer Barbara McNair.
Musical Highlights: Barbara sings "Hi-Lilli, Hi-Lo" and "Walking Happy."
Comedy Sketch: "The Fortune Crookie" - San Fernando Red uses Darling and Dearie Lovebird (Ozzie & Harriet) in his scheme to win a contest.
Silent Spot: Red mimes a bee battling a spider.
The McGuire Sisters sing a 'My Fair Lady' medley, "Start the New Year Right" and "Dear Heart."
Robert Goulet sings "Two Different Worlds" and "Then I'll be Happy."
"Brain, Brain, Go Away" - Government worker Harry Handout (Robert Goulet) tries to explain government subsidies to farmer Clem Kadiddlehopper.
Silent Spot - Skelton plays an aged fireman.
Red's guests are actor Jack Albertson and the musical group Gary Puckett and the Union Gap.
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap perform "This Girl is a Woman Now."
Gary Puckett sings "Home."
The Jimmy Joyce Singers and the Tom Hansen Dancers perform "Spinning Wheel."
Comedy Sketch: "The Subject Was Painters" - George Appleby (Red) poses as his entire household staff in hopes of coaxing a loan from a banker (Albertson).
Silent Spot: A 97-pound weakling (Red) tries to impress the ladies at a beach resort by showing-off.
Red's guests are singer Abbe Lane and "Candid Camera" host Allen Funt.
Musical Highlights: Abbe Lane sings a "Strangers In The Night" And "Heat Wave" medley.
Opening: Short order cook fixing his own lunch.
Comedy Sketch: "Betty Dead Than Wed" - Appleby photographed by Allen & Abbe at a mini-skirt sales convention.
Silent Spot - Red does a pantomime routine as a mountain climber.
Red's guests are comedienne Martha Raye and Raye's daughter Melodye Condos.
Musical Highlights: Martha Raye sings "Gone with the Wind."
Melodye Condos sings "Teacher's Pet."
Raye and Condos perform a medley of love songs ("Love Is A Simple Thing," "The Second Time Around," "Too Young," "When Your Lover Has Gone" "Our Love Is Here To Stay" and "Hooray For Love").
Comedy Sketch: "The Mouth Shall Rise Again" - A three-part Sheriff Deadeye sketch. Washerwoman Martha Raye answers Deadeye's ad for a mail-order bride. Also appearing in the sketch are Peter Mamakos (as Mirage the Gunslinger), Melodye Condos (as the washerwoman's co-worker), and Howard Wendell (as the preacher).
Silent Spot: The New Roommate" - A bookworm (Red) shares a dorm room room with a inconsiderate athlete (played by Peter Lupus).
Jackie Coogan and Vivian Vance appear in a George Appleby sketch.
The Womenfolk perform three songs including "Little Boxes."
"Appleby's Castle" with Marilyn Maxwell as Clara Appleby.
Red's guest is Shirley Mitchell. Special appearance by Red's son Richard Skelton.
Highlights: Red as the awkward and clumsy Clem Kadiddlehopper takes a few dance lessons for his New Years resolution.
Eve Arden / Marilyn Michaels
Frank Gorshin / The Baja Marimba Band
The Kinks perform "Got Love If You Want It."
"Ah, Sweet Misery Of Wife" - A George Appleby sketch with Shirley Mitchell as Clara and Raymond Burr as the devil.
Silent Spot - A pantomime sketch with Red playing a self-centered millionaire.
"Bolivar the Songwriter" with Bobby Rydell and Barbara Nichols.
Red as W.C. Fields.
Three Dog Night performs "Easy to be Hard."
Jackie Coogan / Tim Conway / Nancy Ames
Robert Merrill sings "The Toreador Song" (from "Carmen") and "In the Still of the Night."
"A Man's Dump Is His Castle" - An archeologist (Robert Merrill) wants to dig for dinosaur bones underneath Freddie the Freeloader's home at the city dump.
Silent Spot - Red portrays the proprietor of a china shop.
Paul Anka sings "Sylvia" and "Swanee."
In "Nuts of the Round Table," Paul Anka plays Bonnie Prince Gorgeous and Red is his brother Bonnie Prince Ugly. On the eve of his coronation, Gorgeous' succession to the throne is threatened by the return of his older brother Bonnie Prince Ugly. The elder brother, assumed deceased, was raised in the forest by a gorilla.
Frankie Darro, in drag, joins Red in a sketch about a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary.
Vincent Price / Anita Bryant / Chanin Hale
Red's guests are "Perry Mason" star Raymond Burr and rock group The Beach Boys.
Musical Highlights: The Beach Boys perform "I Get Around" and "In My Room."
Comedy Sketch: "Crime Doesn't Pay Like It Used To" - With the help of dishonest San Fernando Red, janitor George Goodguy (Burr) has been elevated to the office of district attorney. Now Red wants to discredit his former protégé. Also appearing in this courtroom sketch is Julie Redding portraying a defendant named Fifi.
Silent Spot: Red plays a vaudeville magician who serves dinner to a young lady in a rooming house where the rules prohibit female visitors.
Peter Falk / Jane Morgan
Peter Lorre takes the role of Ralph Kramden in a spoof of The Honeymooners. Red plays a slightly overdone Ed Norton.