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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"
Mickey Rooney / U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Team
Red's guests are The Sportsmen quartet and Nancy Wynne.
1. "Appleby the Dreamer" - George Appleby tells tall tales.
2. "Deadeye The Gun Fighter" - sketch set in a saloon. The Sportsmen perform "Deadwood Stage."
Nancy Wynne sings "Boogie Woogie Bumble Bee."
People listening to different types of music.
Red does a Heathcliff and Gertrude (Seagull couple) routine.
Red's guests are Errol Flynn and Scott Engel (a.k.a. Scott Walker).
Freddie the Freeloader's abode at the city dump is threatened by re-zoning. Freddie meets the challenge by converting his shack to a coffee house playing for the teenage trade and engaging a singer as bait. The singer is Scott Engel (later known as Scott Walker of The Walker Brothers) who sings "Paper Doll."
Errol Flynn, in what's reportedly a cameo appearance, plays a fellow hobo. Flynn's teenaged girlfriend, Beverly Aadland, appears as a beatnik.
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
1. Red plays Lord Beaverhead, a British news commentator.
2. "Clem in the Submarine" (aka "Clem in the South Pacific") - Sailor Clem Kadiddlehopper becomes shipwrecked somewhere in the Pacific.
1. "Prince Valiant" - Prince Valiant (Red) takes part in a competition to join King Arthur's Knights.
2. George Appleby tries to spend a quiet Sunday at home while his wife goes to visit her mother.
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.
Red's guests are Ed Sullivan and The King Sisters.
Ed Sullivan introduces celebrities sitting in the audience including Dick Powell, Harriet Parsons, Ken Murray, Marge and Gower Champion, and Tom Harmon.
"Deadeye and Indians" (aka "Deadeye At The Golden Nugget") - Deadeye visits his favorite hangout, The Golden Nugget Saloon. The King Sisters, as saloon girls, sing "I Don't Care." After an Indian attack, Deadeye is taken to an Indian camp where he winds up tied to the stake, ready for a burning.
Earlier in the show:
Ed Sullivan introduces Dick Powell in the audience and has him stand up and talks about his new film called "Susan Slept Here" as well as the producer of the film Harriet Parsons. Ed next introduces Ken Murray who is working with Bing Crosby Enterprises on "Where Were You?"
Ed introduces Marge and Gower Champion renowned MGM dancers who are also in the audience as well as sportscaster Tom Harmon.
Ed then introduces Cauliflower McPugg another all-around champion who trains down at the dump!
Red does pantomime of his wife Georgia receiving a box of candy.
Willy Lump Lump in "Willy the Barber" with built in Tide commercial.
The show closes with San Fernando Red in "Quiz the Candidate".
Red does a take off on the program "The Continental" in the sketch "The Transcontinental".
J. Newton Numbskull stars in "It's Magic" with Lucille Knoch.
Lucille and Deadeye then find themselves hawking Tide in the western sketch "Streets Of Laredo".
The show wraps up with the classic 'furniture on the walls' sketch, "Topsy Turvy", with Willy Lump Lump.moreless
Performed live from San Francisco (instead of L.A.)
"It Takes All Kinds" with Benny Rubin as the man on the street interviewing Clem Kaddiddlehopper, Lucille Knoch and Cauliflower McPugg.
Next up "Him, Of Course, And" again with Benny Rubin with Kam Tong in a Chinese laundry sketch designed to slip in the Tide commercial.
The show wraps up with Skelton's classic "Guzzler's Tonic" routine from vaudeville and Ziegfeld Follies.
"The Skelton's at Home" A holiday show with guests: Georgia, Valentina and Richard Skelton, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Fowler, Bo Roos. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Rose.
Also, Willie Lump Lump, Cauliflower McPugg, Clem Kadiddlehopper and Sheriff Deadeye stop by.
Clem selling Christmas Trees,
"Clean Politics" with San Fernando Red,
The Four Knights,
Willie Lump Lump "Expert Christmas Tree Trimmer".
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.
Red plays British newscaster Lord Beaverhead.
Clem Kadiddlehopper in "Pedestrian Polo."
Pvt. Willie Lump Lump in "How to Make a Salad" in the military.
"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.
George Kirby / Jackie and Gayle
Fernando Lamas / Ike Cole
Nancy Wilson / Jack Kruschen
Jackie Coogan / The Doodletown Pipers
"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 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.
Jay and the Americans perform "Chilly Winds" and "Come a Little Bit Closer."
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.
Tony Randall / Barbara Hewitt
1966 Christmas Show with Greer Garson
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.
Tim Conway / Jane Marsh
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")
Frank Gorshin / The Baja Marimba Band
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.
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).
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.
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.
Stanley Holloway / The Youngfolk
Bill Dana; Mary Wickes; Sandra Gould; Jan Arvan
Buddy Ebsen / Jackie and Gayle
The Hollies perform "I'm Alive" and "Look Through Any Window"
1. "What Father Should Know" - Henpecked George Appleby attends a class for expectant fathers.
2. Freddie the Freeloader displays a range of emotions upon finding a package containing a lady's negligee.
Red's guests are Phyllis Coates, James Flavin and Marjorie Bennett.
Red becomes a "man in the street" philosopher and explains the foibles of the characters he'll portray in the two skits "Freddie the Freeloader in the Park" and "Cauliflower McPugg's Last Fight."
Red also depicts the various ways that people go to bed.
After a summer hiatus, Red Skelton returns to NBC's Sunday night schedule. The series now airs at 7:00pm Eastern. Previously shown live, this season the show is now shot directly on film.
Jackie Coogan / Nancy Ames
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.
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.
Peter Falk / Jane Morgan
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.
Eve Arden / Marilyn Michaels
Red presents John Wayne with a Best Actor award from Modern Screen magazine.
1. "The Saga of Cauliflower McPugg."
2. "The Great White Hunter" with Red as a jungle guide.
Red's guests are Jackie Gleason and The Berry Sisters.
1. A Lord Beaverhead sketch with Reginald Van Gleason (Jackie Gleason) doing the weather.
2. "Accidents Will Happen" - Freddie the Freeloader is hit by a car.
Fernando Lamas / The 5th Dimension
Eating popcorn in a movie theater.
"Voyage to Paris" includes sea sickness and a fight in a Paris café.
Bert Lahr / Fran Jeffries
Harpers Bizarre perform "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "Anything Goes"
"Christmas with the Skeltons" - Holiday episode featuring Red Skelton, his wife Georgia, their son Richard, and daughter Valentina.
"Whistle Stop" - San Fernando Red winds up his political campaign.
"Gooney Gardner" - Clem Kadiddlehopper grapples with horticultural problems (w/Tide ad).
"Secret Ballot" - Undecided voter, John Q. America (Appleby type), in an election booth.
"Let's Talk about Father"
Genius at Work (w/ Tide ad)
The Irish Tenor
"It Happened at the Station House"
Clem Kadiddlehopper joins The Sportsmen for a performance of "Jimmy Crack Corn."
Godfrey Cambridge / Janis Paige
Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66 - "Mas Que Nada" and "Night and Day"
Stanley Holloway (as Sir Whitecliff of Dover).
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 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 / Martha Raye
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 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 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.
Merv Griffin sings "I Wanna Say Hello" and "Hello My Baby."
The Youngfolk sing "Yesterday" and "The Lovin' Seed."
Broadcast from New York City:
Red's guest is Toots Shor, owner of a famous Manhattan saloon and restaurant.
Red plays Freddie the Freeloader.
Tennessee Ernie Ford sings "I'll Remember You" and "Hey Look Me Over"
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.
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.
Clem Kadiddlehopper gets a job as a soda jerk at the Campus Sugar Bowl.
The Cheerleaders sing "This Must Be the Place."
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 guest is Tennessee Ernie Ford.
1. "Disc Jockey Clem"
2. Red portrays "Captain Hook"
Tennessee Ernie Ford performs "Y'all Come."
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.
"A Night at the Theater"
Audrew Meadows / The Lettermen / Douglas Fowley
Clem Kadiddlehopper in "The Travel Club" with Clem trying to sell memberships to a half baked travel club on t.v.
The sketch is cut in two when Clem shows the cowboy movie "The Last Of The Moccasins" starring Deadeye holding up the stagecoach... to get a box of Tide.
Then back to the travel club.moreless
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.
Cesar Romero / Poncie Ponce
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."
Connie Stevens plays Daisy June in a Clem Kadiddlehopper sketch.
Jackie Coogan and Vivian Vance appear in a George Appleby sketch.
The Womenfolk perform three songs including "Little Boxes."
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 Goes to Dancing School" - Red mistakes Rose Marie's dancing school for a chiropractor's office. At the school, he winds up creating the "Monkey Mambo," a new dance.
Red's guest on this filmed episode is columnist Hedda Hopper.
Hedda Hopper interviews Red Skelton in his dressing room. Red talks about how, as a boy, he wanted to be a circus clown like this father. In a flashback segment, Red (played by a child actor) runs away to join his dad in the circus.
The Skelton singers-dancers perform a circus-themed production number.
The Kessler Twins
Clara Appleby (Audrey Meadows) gets a job at George's office. Richard Deacon plays George's boss.
The Lettermen sing a medley.
Ethel Merman / Billy Barty
Janet Blair sings "I Am Woman, You Are Man" and "As You Desire Me." She also appears in a Freddie the Freeloader sketch.
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.
"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."
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".
The Paris Sisters sing "Some of These Days" and "Once in a While."
Stubby Kaye sings "The Music Goes Round and Round."
"Stroodel and Freudloader-Instant Brainwashers" with George Gobel and Jules Munshin.
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).
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.
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.
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."
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
Harve Presnell / Reta Shaw
Bobby Rydell / The New Christy Minstrels
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.
Red's guests are the Taylor Maids. Jackie Gleason makes a cameo appearance.
"Uncle Sam Wants You" - Upon joining the Army, Clem Kadiddlehopper is sent to an A-Bomb test site.
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"
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.
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.
Vincent Price / Anita Bryant / Chanin Hale
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).
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"
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 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.
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.
The Youngfolk - "They Call the Wind Maria" and "Skip to My Lou"
The McGuire Sisters sing a 'My Fair Lady' medley, "Start the New Year Right" and "Dear Heart."
Sketches (repeated from Skelton's NBC series):
1. "Going to Work"
2. "Parkin' & Sparkin'"
Two days prior to this broadcast, Red Skelton suffered a wrenched back in a near-fall on the stairs of his home.
According to Variety magazine (April 22, 1954 issue), these filmed sketches were from Skelton's NBC series, provided to CBS courtesy of NBC executive John E. West.
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 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.
Red's guest is actor Melville Cooper.
A Sherlock Holmes spoof.
Willie Lump Lump looks for a gift.
Red portrays his characters Little Richard, and the Seagull couple Heathcliff and Gertrude.
"The Story of Deadeye" - A look at Deadeye's life including his school years and his wedding.
1. Clem at the Barbershop - Clem Kadiddlehopper skit.
2. "Freddie's Picnic" - Freddie the Freeloader
George Raft appears in a Cauliflower McPugg sketch.
Johnny Mathis / Carol Byron
1. Opening: Red tries to get through a theater lobby.
2. Dance segment with The Step Brothers.
3. "The Sultan" - Red is a sultan showered by gifts in a harem (w/Tide ad).
4. "The Bums Rush" - Freddie, with his friend Bo Roos, tries to get into a Pool Hall.
Red's characters include "Pitchman Pete," a "typical" TV salesman.
1. Red portrays Peter Minuit, the Dutch colonizer who purchased Manhattan Island for a mere 60 guilders.
2. As Deadeye, Red plays a "just married" scene with Lucy Knoch.
3. "One Man’s Mortgage" - A vignette with Red as John Q. Quandary.
1. Opening: Pilgrim in stocks, Little Richard (aka Junior).
2. Clem, as Pilgrim John Alden, tells the story of Miles Standish and Priscilla Mullins (w/Tide ad).
3. Weepy Talks Turkey - A weepy football coach with troubles.
4. Closing: Thanksgiving speech. Red talks about the Pilgrims, then warns of threats to our freedom.
"Calling Dr. Frankenstein" - Lucy Knoch joins Red in a mad scientist skit.
Opening bits: Hotel Lobby, house detective, Seagulls, Little Richard (Junior), People entering a hotel.
Photographer's Model (w/ Tide ad)
"Help Wanted," Waterfront Cafe scene
1. Red visits with Santa.
2. Different people purchasing toys.
3. Freddie the Freeloader complicates matters for Santa Claus.
4. "Dressing the Window" - Pierre Le Jerque
5. Clem working in the post office during the Christmas season.
6. Red's closing Christmas speech.
According to TV Guide, this episode consisted of kinescope highlights from the 1951-52 season. At this point Red Skelton was recovering from an operation.
While Red continued to recuperate from his operation, NBC aired another programs with film clips from past shows.
Singers Marjorie Lee and Vera Young, accompanied by David Rose and the orchestra, perform a medley of Gershwin tunes.
Comedy sketches (on film, from past shows):
1. Red pantomimes "People Watching Prizefights."
2. Red portrays Greek hero Achilles in a "Helen of Troy" skit.
3. "The Telephone Booth" (a skit from 18May1952).
Musical guests The Mills Brothers sing "Paper Doll" and "Cielito Lindo."
Red does a slow-motion pantomime of a tenor.
Musical guest Lucille Norman (soprano) sings "Lady of Spain" and "Why Don’t You Believe Me?"
Comedy sketches (on film, from past shows):
1. Red demonstrates the fine points of doughnut-dunking.
2. Red plays a waiter in a French Café.
The musical guest is Gale Robbins.
Comedy sketches (filmed segments from past shows):
1. Red portrays a real-estate agent.
2. Red plays a vitamin salesman.
3. Deadeye in "The Mad Scientist."
A new segment featuring Les Paul & Mary Ford is added to highlights from Red's first season.
Les Paul and Mary Ford perform "Tiger Rag" and "Bye Bye Blues."
Sketches (from the 1951-52 season):
1. Red shows why some people eat candy.
2. Rush-Rush (Tide Ad)
3. "On the House" - A scene with Red playing a drunk.
Sketches (film segments from past shows):
1. San Fernando Red greets political figures.
2. "Spectre of the Rose" ballet with Nana Gollner.
3. Benny Rubin joins Red in an absentminded professor sketch.
1. Red shows how people act in a drug store.
2. Willie Lump-Lump tries his hand at being a Private Eye.
1. Private Willie Lump Lump visits an Army dentist.
2. "The Clean Fighter," a skit with Cauliflower McPugg.
3. A graduation sketch with Clem Kadiddlehopper.
Red Skelton demonstrates the ways different people cross a busy traffic intersection.
Skelton portrays British radio commentator Lord Beaverhead.
An ex-G.I. mistakes Clem Kadiddlehopper for the "infamous" Lt. Muscles.
Red does football coach interview reenactment as (Weepy) J. Newton Numbskull.
Cauliflower McPugg in "The Bouncer".
The Treniers perform "Go, Go, Go."
"The Golfer" and "The Corpus Delicti" sketchs.
Milton Berle cameo at the end.
Red at a photography shop.
Red demonstrates the various ways that people take photos.
"Clem at the Bank " - Clem Kadiddlehopper has trouble cashing a check.
"The Bullheaded Mr. Bliss (and the Super-Highway)."
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.
Red's guests are Vincent Price and Jayne Meadows.
Clem Kadiddlehopper finds himself rewarded for a good deed by being made heir to a multimillion dollar estate.
Red's guest is actress June Havoc.
David Rose and the Orchestra play "Old Man River" and "Swanee River."
1. Red Skelton performs a classic ballet with ballerina Mara Lynn as his partner.
2. "Catching a Bus" - Red portrays a series of characters and their troubles on a crowded bus.
3. Willie Lump Lump becomes a barber.
Musical guests Andy and Della Russell perform "Don't Say Hello."
1. Tide man
2. "Different People in Hospitals" - Red mimes various people at a hospital including a new father.
3. Willie becomes an ambulance driver.
Red does a boxing pantomime.
Clem Kadiddlehopper gives a seminar on "How to have the Perfect Marriage".
"The Rock Pile"
Red dances "The Swan Lake Ballet" with guest Nana Gollner.
Bob Hope does cameo at the end.
Clem Kadiddlehopper as a toothpaste salesman.
Different types of people at a drug store soda fountain.
"G.I. McPugg" - A Cauliflower McPugg sketch (w/ Tide ad).
Willie Lump Lump as "The Private Bloodshot Eye."
The Modernaires perform "The Customer's Always Right."
Red goes to a music store to purchase a song. David Rose shows up, as do Clem Kadiddlehopper & Cauliflower Mc Pugg.
The Sportsman Quartet sing "Let's Do It Again."
"Cafe Paree" & "If Adults Acted Like Kids" sketches.
Clem Kadiddlehopper selling real estate on TV.
The Pepperettes sing "Didn't Know The Gun Was Loaded".
"Artist And Model" sketch.
Willie Lump Lump and The Burglar.
Red does a slow motion tennis game and people walking on the street.
"The Big Trial"
Guests Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage followed by a Saloon Sketch with Deadeye.
Clem Kadiddlehopper does an ad for shaving cream.
Cauliflower McPugg in "The Babysitter" sketch.
"Tide's In" sketch/commercial.
Guest Nana Gollner and Red dance in the ballet "Le Spectre de la Rose".
Willie Lump Lump pantomime (making breakfast at home). Red performs this without a set because the rain in L.A. wouldn't allow for a load in.
Red demonstrates "things that happen in a drug store".
"The Clean Fighter" sketch/commercial with Cauliflower McPugg.
"Parking & Sparking" sketch showing lovers lane from the rich & poor perspectives.moreless
Red opens with Iowa Pete in a demonstration of how to eat "Corn On The Cob".
Then guests "The Andrini Brothers" perform music and comedy with a hispanic flavor.
Cauliflower McPugg gets in on the Tide commercial in "Wash Day" as he does laundry with some local muggs.
The show closes with Willie Lump Lump in "Debt Of A Salesman".moreless
After the monologue, Red does "Dr. Clem Kadiddlehopper" hawking a home medical book.
The Rivero Quintet performs some "exotic" music from south of the border, laced with native dance.
Red gets his weekly plug for Tide in during the "Pasquale's Hotel" sketch (featuring the "izzy, wazzy" gag).
"On The House" has Red and Rod O'Connor acting out 3 different drunks... trying to get free drinks.
Red demonstrates a few things that happen to people who ride on buses.
Davie Rose conducts a full length version of "Holiday For Strings" on the occasion of their 5th anniversary.
"The Cocktail Lounge" has Red presenting different people who go into cocktail lounges.
The show wraps with Sleepy Sam, The All Night Record Man in "The Disc Jockey".moreless
Red opens by closing the previous weeks show (which was cut short).
Red demonstrates a variety of different people "making a speech".
Red acts out motion picture "death scenes".
The Skylarks perform "Saint Louis Blues".
"Rock A Bye Baby" Life in the American home how it should be... then the way it really is.
Red works with Lucille Knoch acting out various awkward boy saying goodnight to girl scenes.moreless
1. Freddie the Freeloader needs to find a new house.
2. Mad Scientist Professor Schlepper transfers a human brain into a monkey's body.
Red's guests are The Sportsmen, a vocal quartet.
Sketches include "California Gold Rush."
The Sportsmen perform "Ricochet Romance."
1. "How to be Happily Married" with Red as Wilbur the Happy Husband. Wilbur's loving home turns chaotic when everyone in the family takes up a hobby.
2. "How To Stuff A Turkey" as demonstrated by Clem Kadiddlehopper.
Red's guest is singer Helen O'Connell.
1. "The Dog House"
2. "Grauman's Chinese Theatre" - Red attends a Hollywood premiere.
3. "The Desert Island" (aka "Marooned") - Red and Lucy Knoch are castaways on a desert isle.
4. "King Arthur"
Red's guests are The Bell Sisters.
1. "The Pickle Salesman" - Pichman Pete sells a pickle.
2. "Washing the Elephant" - Willie Lump-Lump bathes a live elephant.
3. "Easy Terms" - Clem Kadiddlehopper tries to get a loan from a finance company.
Red's guests are singing group The Four Knights.
1. Red gives his impression of a baseball fan at a game.
2. "Racetrack" - Freddie the Freeloader waits for his horse to come in.
3. Red does a satire on "I Love Lucy."
Red's guests are acrobatic dancers Park and Clifford.
1. A husband and wife argue at a card game.
2. A father bathes the baby.
3. "Baby's First Birthday" - Red portrays a baby at his first birthday party.
Red's guest is bicyclist Bob Foy.
1. Red holds an informal discussion in his dressing room.
2. "Sure As Shootin'," a Deadeye sketch.
3. "This is Your Strife" - San Fernando Red in a satire of "This is Your Life."
Red's guests are the dance team of Allen & Ashton.
1. Newsstand, Part 2 with George E. Stone.
2. "The Eyes Have It" - Califlower McPugg takes an eye test.
3. "Freddie in the Hospital" - Freddie the Free Loader sketch.
Red's musical guest is Andy Russell.
1. Opening: Seagulls (with Red as a rooster).
2. Mime: Newspaper stand
3. "Roll your own" Deadeye makes his own cigarette.
4. Red plays "Dr. Homer Hemogloben," a society doctor (w/Tide ad)
5. "Quiz Show Winner" - Willie runs out of room for all the prizes that he's won on quiz shows.
Musical guest Gale Robbins sings "I'm in a Jam with Baby" and "Just One of Those Things."
1. "Behind the Fluoroscope"
2. Red portrays "Chef Baloney."
3. "Rush-Rush" - Red compares living at a normal pace to an accelerated life
4. "The Burglar at Home" - Red, as Bolivar, shows how a burglar behaves at home.
1. Red portrays different types of people on their way to work.
2. Freddie the Freeloader becomes a stargazer.
3. Willie Lump Lump's wife locks him out of the house when he arrives home at dawn.
Red Skelton sings "Scarlet Ribbons."
1. "Lord Beaverhead" - Red does a takeoff on an Englishman.
2. Red is in a prison yard.
3. Red and his wife make a bad investment.
1. "The Marriage Broker" - In the Old West, George Appleby seeks a mail-order bride.
2. Clem Kadiddlehopper conducts the David Rose Orchestra.
Red demonstrates the "lost" art of dunking doughnuts.
"Freddie's Masquerade " - Freddie the Freeloader crashes a costume party.
Red demonstrates the different ways that out-of-towners drive in LA.
1. "The Hobo's Dilemma" - Freddy the Freeloader tries to discourage a young runaway from becoming a hobo.
2. A crime boss wants boxer Cauliflower McPugg to throw his next fight.
Red demonstrates how you can tell where a person hails from by the way they walk down the street.
Red does a Heathcliff and Gertrude (Seagull couple) routine.
Red's guests are the Berry Sisters.
1. "The Nervous Tenor’s Audition" - George Appleby, auditioning for David Rose, sings "Foggy Foggy Dew."
2. San Fernando Red McGraft, running for re-election, tries to elicit support from both the Temperance League and the Bar Owners Association.
The different types of people encountered at a movie theater.
The Barry Sisters sing "It's a Good Day."
Red's guest is Peggy King.
"Freddie in A Department Store" (Freddie the Freeloader)
"Appleby's Cocktail Party" (George Appleby)
Red's musical guests are The Continentals.
1. Red plays a Texas storekeeper.
2. Red portrays a TV space cowboy.
Musical guest Helen O'Connell sings "'S Wonderful" and "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You."
1. A flying saucer skit with Billy Barty.
2. "Parking and Sparking."
Red shows how to look drunk at a party... if you don't drink.
"My First Dance" and "Marooned" sketches.
Pantomime of woman when she first gets up in the morning.
Red's guest is Shirley Mitchell. Special appearance by Red's son Richard Skelton.
"Learn To Dance In Ten Easy Lessons Or One Hard One" has Red as the awkward and clumsy Clem Kadiddlehopper taking a few dance lessons for his New Years resolution.moreless
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.
Opening monologue: Red receives a Father of the Year award from Leonard Rose (LA County supervisor).
Red does one of his "Gertrude and Heathcliff" routines (conversation between two seagulls).
"Tornado Deadeye" (aka "Great Saloon Robbery") - Deadeye sketch (w/ Tide ad) featuring tap-dancing by Benny Rubin.
Jackie Coogan / Tim Conway / Nancy Ames
Pantomime: Red demonstrates the various ways that people get into bed.
"Weepy in the Mountains" - Weepy lives in an isolated cabin (w/ Tide ad).
"Folding Boy"- Cauliflower McPugg sketch with Gil Perkins and Lucy Knoch.
Cauliflower McPugg has an idea to make a million.
Willie Lump Lump in "Smokeless Sunday".
The Taylor Maids sing "That's The Man For Me".
"The Execution" & "The American Dance" sketches.
Red's guests are Allen Jenkins, Lyle Talbot, Frank Wilcox and Rex Allen.
Freddie is groomed for Hollywood stardom after a movie he made years ago is shown on TV. Although the film was originally a flop, it's now a sensation among the nation's youth. Has-been cowboy star L.B. Jessup, jealous over Freddie's new-found success, plots revenge.
Red does a pantomime of the chef that makes the salad for the dollar dinner.
J. Newton Numbskull takes center stage trying to hatch eggs for chickens in the "Weepy The Cluck" sketch.
And "Let's Talk About Mother" closes this mothers day show with a sentimental sketch about mom with Jane Darwell.
Red finishes by introducing his mother & mother-in-law.moreless
Red's guest is actress Una Merkel.
Freddie the Freeloader and his friends of the road are befriended by a charitable and wealthy matron whose "Happy Helper" group seeks to rehabilitate the hobos. The matron, Mrs. Van Wyck (Una Merkel), turns her sumptuous mansion into a club for Freddie and his chums.
Opening monologue: Topics include students & education.
"The Hic-Cup Cure" - Clem demonstrates methods of curing hiccups.
"It's Kind To Your Hands, Too" - Red washes clothes (w/ Tide ad).
“The Railroad Station” - Willie Lump Lump tries to board a Niagara Falls-bound train.
Opening monologue - topic: Recent fire at Warner Brothers studio.
"Telephone Trouble" - Willie Lump Lump gets stuck in a telephone booth.
"The Absent-Minded Announcer" - J. Newton Numbskull can't remember the sponsor's name (w/ Tide ad).
"Dinner at Cobina Wright's" - Clem Kadiddlehopper as butler at fancy dinner party.
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?"
Musical guest Helen O'Connell performs two songs.
Comedy sketches (on film):
1. Cauliflower McPugg expresses his ideas on baby sitters.
2. Deadeye suffers when he dreams about himself.
Oliver sings "Who Will Buy" and "Jean."
Red as W.C. Fields.
Three Dog Night performs "Easy to be Hard."
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.
Red's guests are actor Vincent Price and singer Frank Sinatra Jr. Also appearing are Chanin Hale, Jan Arvan and Bill Shannon.
Musical Highlights: Frank Sinatra Jr. sings "All Of You" and takes part in an "On the Other Side of the Tracks" productions number.
Comedy Sketch: "You Can Take the Boy Out of the Country, If You Promise Not To Bring Him Back" - During an inspection, clumsy trade school student Clem Kadiddlehopper and his buddy (Frank Sinatra Jr.) may cause their teacher (Vincent Price) to lose a federal subsidy.
Silent Spot: Red and Chanin Hale play houseflies dodging the attempts by the homeowner (Jan Arvan) to trap them.
Paul Revere and the Raiders sing "Good Thing" and "We All Gotta Get Together".
"San Fernando's Thanksgiving" with Jayne Meadows.
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 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.
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.
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.
"Bolivar the Songwriter" with Bobby Rydell and Barbara Nichols.
Phillis Diller / Lou Rawls
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.
Herschel Bernardi / Diane Linkletter