The Red Skelton Show

NBC (ended 1971)




Episode Guide

    • A Spooky Night
      A Spooky Night
      Season 20 - Episode 7
      Red's guest is Van Johnson, also appearing are Peggy Rea and Beverly Powers.

      Comedy Sketch: Freddie helps hire a secretary.

      Silent Spot: "A Spooky Night".
    • San Fernando Red's Spy School or How to Make a Possible Mission Impossible

      Red's guests are Tony Sandler & Ralph Young. Beverly Powers and Billy Barty also appear.
      Comedy sketch:
      "San Fernando Red's Spy School or How to Make a Possible Mission Impossible." Sandler and Young play foreign agents who infiltrate San Fernando Red's bogus spy school.
      Tony Sandler and Ralph Young sing "The 59th Street Bridge Song" and "Love of the Common People."
      The Jimmy Joyce Singers and the Tom Hansen Dancers team up for "Shine on Your Shoes."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red pantomimes a convention goer suffering from a hangover.

    • Jr. and Sunday Morning
      Jr. and Sunday Morning
      Season 20 - Episode 14
      Red's guest is Audrey Meadows. Also appearing are: John Magruder, Jackson Bostwick, Yvonne Ewald, Jan Arvan and Elsie Bauer.

      Comedy Sketch: Audrey plays the mother of Junior who decides that early Sunday morning is a good time to wake up Mommy.

      Silent Spot: Red plays an old man with a gleam in his eye and fond memories of youthful romance.moreless
    • Freddie's Desperate Hour
      Freddie's Desperate Hour
      Season 20 - Episode 2
      Freddie is held hostage in his shack. Silent Spot: "The Remodeling Job"
    • A Bum For All Seasons
      A Bum For All Seasons
      Season 16 - Episode 27

      Red's guests are actor Cliff Robertson and the singing duo of Tony Sandler and Ralph Young.
      Comedy sketch:
      "A Bum For All Seasons." Patron Arthur Artbuff (Cliff Robertson) believes he's found a new star in the pop art field when he discovers Freddie the Freeloader's junk art.
      Sandler and Young perform "Sand and Sea" and "Put on a Happy Face."
      The Silent Spot:
      A Kentucky moonshiner (Red) clashes with a little old Italian winemaker.

    • Fernando Lamas / Senator Everett M. Dirksen

      Red's guests are actor Fernando Lamas and Republican Illinois Senator Everett M. Dirksen.
      Main sketch:
      "The House That Junk Built" - Freddie the Freeloader finds himself the president of a corporation after he changes places with an eccentric millionaire (Lamas).
      Other Highlights:
      Via a split screen, Senator Dirksen, in Washington D.C., discusses politics and acting with Skelton.
      Senator Dirksen recites "Gallant Men" and "Man Is Not Alone" (the title tracks from his two spoken word record albums).

    • Freddie's Masterpiece
      Freddie's Masterpiece
      Season 9 - Episode 22
      An art expert (Vincent Price) learns that Freddie the Freeloader has an orginal DaVinci painting.
    • Loafer Come Back To Me
      Loafer Come Back To Me
      Season 15 - Episode 3

      Red's guests include Mickey Rooney. The U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Team of the Pacific Fleet Force are the musical guests.
      Comedy Sketch:
      "Loafer Come Back To Me." Muggsy (Rooney) tries to hide his hobo past when he becomes a movie star. But with his old pal Freddie the Freeloader hanging around, Muggsy's past won't remain a secret for very long.
      The 20-Man U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Team of the Pacific perform.
      The Silent Spot:
      Red pantomimes a fickle rooster, while Chanin Hale plays his favorite hen.

    • October 27, 1953
      October 27, 1953
      Season 3 - Episode 6

      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."
      Musical highlight:
      Nancy Wynne sings "Boogie Woogie Bumble Bee."
      People listening to different types of music.
      Opening monologue:
      Red does a Heathcliff and Gertrude (Seagull couple) routine.

    • Halloween Show
      Halloween Show
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      Halloween Show with guest Virginia Grey. Sketches include Bobbing for Apples.
      Character: Willie "Topsy Turvy".
    • Freddie and the Baby
      Freddie and the Baby
      Season 10 - Episode 17
      "Freddie and the Baby" Freddie the Freeloader and Muggsy find an abandoned infant.
    • The Bear Was A Barefaced Liar
      The Bear Was A Barefaced Liar
      Season 17 - Episode 10

      Red's guests include comedian Wally Cox and actress Chanin Hale.
      The musical guest is Kathy Gale, a member of The Tom Hansen Dancers.
      Comedy sketch:
      "The Bear Was A Barefaced Liar." Big-game hunter Marvin Manley (Wally Cox) hires Sheriff Deadeye (Red) and Native American Sitting Pretty (Chanin Hale) as mountain guides.
      Kathy Gale is featured in a song-and-dance performance of "Blues in the Night."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red pantomimes the trials and tribulations of a movie theater manager.
      One-Minute Dramas:
      Red Skelton and Wally Cox perform blackout bits on Napoleon, the French Revolution, and an inventor.

    • Freddie's Beat Shack
      Freddie's Beat Shack
      Season 9 - Episode 1

      Red's guests are Errol Flynn and Scott Engel (a.k.a. Scott Walker).
      Comedy sketch
      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.

    • Laughter, the Universal Language
      Laughter, the Universal Language
      Season 10 - Episode 1
      "Laughter, the Universal Language"
      A special performance taped at the United Nations. Mime and a song. 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 An Old Man Watches a Parademoreless
    • The Seven Year Wretch
      The Seven Year Wretch
      Season 14 - Episode 17

      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."
      Comedy sketches:
      "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

    • Premiere of The Red Skelton Review (Summer Series)
      Red's guests are Alan Ladd, Liberace, George Liberace, The Mary Kaye Trio and the Amin Brothers. Highlights: Sketches include "Freddie's Birthday." Screen star Alan Ladd makes his TV debut in a comic satire on the Old West with Red as Deadeye. Liberace and his violin playing brother George, will also participate in a comedy sketch. The chorus line from the Sahara Hotel at Las Vegas will dance, the Mary Kaye Trio will sing, and there will be an act by the Amin Brothers, an Egyptian acrobatic duo. Also cameo appearance by Tony Curtis and the Redettes.moreless
    • August 18, 1954
      August 18, 1954
      Season 3 - Episode 44
      Johnny Carson is the substitute host while Red recovers from a concussion. The guests are Frank Sinatra, Cab Calloway and dancer Georgia Tapps. Highlights: Frank Sinatra will be showcased vocalizing "The Gal That Got Away." "Foggy Day" and "Half as Lovely." Cab Calloway orchestra leader and star of the current version of "Porgy and Bess." will be featured in two production numbers. Georgia Tapps dancing star, will be spotlighted in a fast-paced rhythm number and in ballet sequence with the Redettes.moreless
    • There's No Business Like Show Business, When There Is No Business

      Red's guest is Metropolitan Opera baritone Robert Merrill.
      Comedy sketch:
      "There's No Business Like Show Business, But When There's No Business, Show Business Goes Out Of Business Like Any Other Business." The old-time vaudeville team of Bolivar Shagnasty (Skelton) and Charlie Kluck (Merrill) try to revive their song-and-dance act.
      Robert Merrill sings "Largo al Factotum," aria from "The Barber of Seville."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red as a violin teacher competing in a battle of wits with a neighbor's barking dog.

    • April 20, 1954
      April 20, 1954
      Season 3 - Episode 31

      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.

    • May 11, 1954
      May 11, 1954
      Season 3 - Episode 34

      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.

    • Clem in Dogpatch
      Clem in Dogpatch
      Season 9 - Episode 14
      Clem visits the office of Al Capp and joins the cast of Li'l Abner. Daisy Mae tries to use Clem to get Abner jealous. Cast sings songs from the musical.
    • Sombody Up There Should Stay There
      Sombody Up There Should Stay There
      Season 12 - Episode 1

      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.

    • Deadeye and the Indians
      Deadeye and the Indians
      Season 3 - Episode 21

      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!

    • Clem the Artist
      Clem the Artist
      Season 7 - Episode 28
      Red's guest is John Carradine. Also appearing are Joan Tabor, Barbara Morrison, Franklin Pangborn and Diana Crawford. Highlights: Cold opening: Little old man and a little boy are watching a baseball game through a fence. Clem Kadiddlehopper gets a visit to his farm from artist Gregory Reeves who wants to paint some landscapes and discovers that Clem has a strange talent for painting. He decides to take Clem to New York and capitalize on the hillbilly's skill.moreless
    • Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make-- So They Added Iron Bars

      Red's guests are film star Cesar Romero, child actor Clint Howard, and singer-dancer Brenda Thompson.
      Comedy sketches:
      1. "Stone Walls Do Not A Prison Make-- So They Added Iron Bars." Cesar plays a convict who joins cellmate
      Bolivar Shagnasty in a revolt against lousy prison food.
      2. Willie Lump Lump accidentally spikes the stock when he takes over Clint Howard's lemonade stand.
      Silent Spot:
      "The Old School Crossing Guard" - Red pantomimes an elderly crossing-guard on his last day before retiring.
      Brenda Thompson, assistant choreographer with the Tom Hansen Dancers, solos with "Little Girl Blue" and "I'll Never Fall in Love Again."

    • Deadeye and the Gunslinger
      Deadeye and the Gunslinger
      Season 11 - Episode 4
      "Deadeye and the Gunslinger" with Don Knotts
    • March 30, 1952
      March 30, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 27

      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".


    • Sailor Takes a Wife
      Sailor Takes a Wife
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      Red's guest is Mickey Rooney. Highlights: Opening: (Mime) Woman waking up, putting on make-up and getting dress. Cookie gets Snorkel to dress as a woman to appear in a man and wife quiz show.
    • February 10, 1952
      February 10, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 20

      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.

    • May 4, 1952: Live in San Francisco
      May 4, 1952: Live in San Francisco
      Season 1 - Episode 32

      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.

    • December 23, 1951
      December 23, 1951
      Season 1 - Episode 13

      "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.

    • December 16, 1951
      December 16, 1951
      Season 1 - Episode 12

      Clem selling Christmas Trees,
      "Clean Politics" with San Fernando Red,
      The Four Knights, 
      Willie Lump Lump "Expert Christmas Tree Trimmer".

    • Freddie and Fabian
      Freddie and Fabian
      Season 9 - Episode 6
      Red's guest is Fabian. Also appearing are Stanley Adams, Frank Wilcox and Phil Arnold. Teen fans include Jane Eagar and Lesley-Marie Colburn. Highlights: Freddie the Freeloader meets Fabian who has sought refuge behind his park bench and thinks he's a purse snatcher. He doesn't recognize him or realize that Fabian a teen idol was running away from a horde of screaming fans. Freddie takes him to his shack and his hideaway proves ideal until Freddie hears him sing and tries to get a recording company interested in his guest.moreless
    • Son of Paleface Spoof
      Son of Paleface Spoof
      Season 9 - Episode 4
      Red's guest is Jane Russell Highlights: On a spoof of Son of Paleface, Sheriff Deadeye finds it tough to keep law and order in town after the arrival of female bandit Lillian Martin. Song: "I'm Just Wild About Harry".
    • San Fernando for Governor
      San Fernando for Governor
      Season 9 - Episode 24
      "San Fernando for Governor"
    • February 24, 1952: How to Make a Salad

      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.

    • The Great Brain Robbery
      The Great Brain Robbery
      Season 11 - Episode 10
      "The Great Brain Robbery" with John Carradine and Marie Windsor.
    • October 12, 1952: Stagecoach Robbery

      "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.

    • Iceman Goeth
      Iceman Goeth
      Season 11 - Episode 21
      Appleby invents a cooling blanket that freezes his wife.
    • The Schnook of Araby
      The Schnook of Araby
      Season 16 - Episode 25

      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.

    • Much Ado About Nagging
      Much Ado About Nagging
      Season 16 - Episode 4

      Red's guests are comedian Godfrey Cambridge and the singing duo Jackie and Gayle.
      Comedy sketch:
      "Much Ado About Nagging." Looking for material on married life, nightclub comedian Laugh-a-Minute Louie (Cambridge) observes George and Clara Appleby.
      Jackie and Gayle sing a medley of "The Mood I'm In" and "I'm In a Dancing Mood."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red mimes an inept swimmer attempting to impress a beautiful aquatic champion (Chanin Hale).

    • Parlor, Bedroom & Wrath
      Parlor, Bedroom & Wrath
      Season 16 - Episode 24

      Red's guests are actor-comedian Mickey Rooney and comedienne-singer Martha Raye.
      Comedy sketch:
      "Parlor, Bedroom & Wrath." George Appleby arrives early for a high society party thrown by his old pals Mike and Pat Mahoney (Rooney and Raye), entertainers who have struck it rich. The three start drinking before the other guests arrive. The polite gathering soon escalates into a wild bash.
      Emmaline Henry plays George's wife Clara.
      Martha Raye sings "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" and "Happiness is Just a Thing Called Joe"
      The Silent Spot:
      Pierre the Beautician (Red) demonstrates some of the unusual beauty treatments that he gives his customers.

    • A Beauty Can Skin You Deep
      A Beauty Can Skin You Deep
      Season 15 - Episode 29

      Red's guest is singer Abbe Lane.
      Comedy Sketch:
      "A Beauty Can Skin You Deep." To get away from his nagging wife, Clara (Abbe Lane), George Appleby accepts the job of volcano watcher on a South Pacific island.
      Abbe Lane sings "Big Spender."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red plays an old man who is visited by his energetic teenage granddaughter.

    • Goodbye, Mr. Gyp
      Goodbye, Mr. Gyp
      Season 15 - Episode 26

      Red's guests are comic actor Jackie Coogan and singing group The Doodletown Pipers.
      Comedy Sketch:
      "Goodbye, Mr. Gyp" - San Fernando Red tries to mold lumberjack Humphrey T. Humble (Coogan) into prizefighter.
      The Doodletown Pipers perform "Wait Til You See Her" and "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red pantomimes a husband who fails to keep the house clean while his wife is away.

    • Appleby's Boat
      Appleby's Boat
      Season 9 - Episode 18

      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.

    • Bratman
      Season 15 - Episode 28

      Red's guests are actor Fernando Lamas and singer-pianist Ike Cole.
      Comedy Sketch:
      "Bratman" - Fernando Lamas plays Raffles Cavendish, an international jewel thief … and father of Junior, the "Mean Widdle Kid."
      Raffles is in the midst of a big heist when he finds Junior tagging along, because his baby sitter has quit.
      Ike Cole performs "My Blue Heaven," "Orange Colored Sky" and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," songs which were associated with his late brother, Nat "King" Cole.
      The Silent Spot:
      Red mimes a caveman attempting to invent a wheel for his primitive wheelbarrow.

    • The Bum Who Came In From The Cold
      The Bum Who Came In From The Cold
      Season 15 - Episode 27

      Red's guests are singer Nancy Wilson and character actor Jack Kruschen.
      Comedy Sketch:
      Doctors Cagey (Wilson) and Shnorba (Kruschen) try to determine why Freddie the Freeloader has remained immune to a recent flu epidemic.
      Nancy Wilson sings "Satin Doll" and "Here's That Rainy Day."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red mimes a Good Samaritan attempting to stop a woman from committing suicide.

    • Next Time, Try The Brain
      Next Time, Try The Brain
      Season 16 - Episode 28

      Red's guest is singer-comedian Tennessee Ernie Ford.
      Comedy sketch:
      "Next Time, Try The Brain." With help from former champion Loser Lumpkin (Tennessee), Clem Kadiddlehopper trains for the chicken-plucking competition in the Olympics.
      Tennessee Ernie Ford sings "I'll Remember You" and "Hey Look Me Over."
      The Alan Copeland Singers and The Tom Hansen Dancers join together on "Georgy Girl."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red plays an overbearing bridge player who's desperately looking for a partner.

    • The Best Sheriff Money Can Buy
      The Best Sheriff Money Can Buy
      Season 16 - Episode 10

      Red's guest is singer-actor Jack Jones.
      Comedy sketch:
      "The Best Sheriff Money Can Buy." Sheriff Deadeye and western dandy the Handkisser (Jack Jones) scheme to steal a gold statue that the sheriff's grafting cronies are planning to erect in honor of his 20th year in office.
      Jack Jones sings "All I Need is the Girl," "A Day in the Life of a Fool" and "People Will Say We're in Love."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red reprises his routine about a drunk gentleman trying to get in his front door after a long evening of partying.

    • Not With My Dump You Don't
      Not With My Dump You Don't
      Season 16 - Episode 23

      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.

    • Mother Knows Best (a.k.a. Mother Knows Pest)

      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.

    • San Fernando's Phony Fabians
      San Fernando's Phony Fabians
      Season 9 - Episode 17
      Fabian appears in a San Fernando Red sketch. Also, he sings "About This Thing Called Love."
      San Fernando finds Fabians look-a-likes to tour the world.
    • The Taming Of The Screw-Loose
      The Taming Of The Screw-Loose
      Season 16 - Episode 15

      Red's guests are actor Tony Randall and the 1966 Tournament of Roses Queen, Barbara Hewitt.
      Comedy sketch:
      "The Taming Of The Screw-Loose." Forsooth (Red), a bumbling medieval servant, brings deadly bad luck to the Duke de Fromage and the Marquis de Swinger, the father and son (both played by Tony Randall) of a French aristocratic family.
      Tony Randall performs a song-and-dance to "Winchester Cathedral."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red tries to be first in line for Rose Bowl tickets in a pantomime bit with Barbara Hewitt.

    • The Christmas Spirit
      The Christmas Spirit
      Season 16 - Episode 14

      1966 Christmas Show with guest star Greer Garson.
      Main sketch:
      "The Christmas Spirit." A show-business impresario (Garson) will lose her theatre if she breaks the terms of a will requiring that the building be used for a performance by Christmas Day. Freddie the Freeloader and his friends save the day by staging their annual Christmas show for orphans at the theatre.
      Red and Greer Garson sing and dance to "Taking a Chance on Love."
      The Recruit Bluejacket Choir from the San Diego Naval Training Center sing a medley of Yuletide carols.

    • The Fastest Cuspidor In The West
      The Fastest Cuspidor In The West
      Season 16 - Episode 13

      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.

    • A Gyp Off The Old Block
      A Gyp Off The Old Block
      Season 16 - Episode 9

      Red's guests are comedian Tim Conway and soprano Jane Marsh.
      Comedy sketch:
      "A Gyp Off The Old Block." Con artist San Fernando Red sells a phony medical degree to janitor Phillip Fumble (Tim Conway).
      Jane Marsh sings "One Fine Day" (from the opera "Madame Butterfly") and "Speak Low."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red plays a would-be Sorcerer's Apprentice to a wicked witch (Dorothy Neumann). Pantomime also features Joyce Reese.

    • In One Head And Out The Other
      In One Head And Out The Other
      Season 16 - Episode 16

      Red's guests are actor Peter Falk and singer Jane Morgan.
      Comedy sketch:
      "In One Head And Out The Other." Colonel Hush-Hush (Peter Falk) is in charge of top-secret Pentagon project—a robot called "Roberta" who falls in love with janitor Clem Kadiddlehopper.
      Jane Morgan sings "Monday Monday" and "Queen of the House."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red portrays a man whose New Year's Resolution is be a better husband.

    • What Did You Do In The Dump, Daddy?

      Red's guests are actor-impressionist Frank Gorshin and musical group The Baja Marimba Band.
      Comedy sketch:
      "What Did You Do In The Dump, Daddy?" After being elected "King of the Hobos," Freddie the Freeloader attends the international bums' convention where he encounters Nasty McMean (Gorshin).
      The Baja Marimba Band performs "The Portuguese Washerwoman," "Comin' in the Back Door" and "Juarez."
      The Silent Spot:
      An old man (Red) battles a tough little old lady (David Sharpe) over a camping ground spot.

    • It Happened One Nut
      It Happened One Nut
      Season 16 - Episode 7

      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.

    • Yo Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Dumb
      Yo Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Dumb
      Season 16 - Episode 22

      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.

    • Better Living Through Chiseling
      Better Living Through Chiseling
      Season 16 - Episode 21

      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.

    • Sappiness Is Just A Thing Called Clem

      Red's guests are singer-talk show host Merv Griffin and musical group The Youngfolk.
      Comedy sketch:
      "Sappiness Is Just A Thing Called Clem." The owner of a diaper service (Merv Griffin) appears on a TV panel show to voice his opposition to Clem Kadiddlehopper's birth control campaign.
      Merv Griffin sings "I Wanna Say Hello" and "Hello My Baby."
      The Youngfolk sing "Yesterday" and "The Lovin' Seed."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red pantomimes girl-crazy sailor on leave in Paris.

    • The Land Of Bilk And Money
      The Land Of Bilk And Money
      Season 16 - Episode 6

      Red's guests are actor Robert Vaughn and musical group Jay and the Americans.
      Jay and the Americans perform "Chilly Winds" and "Come a Little Bit Closer."
      Comedy sketch:
      "The Land Of Bilk And Money." Sheriff Deadeye tangles with Victor Virtue (Vaughn), a crusader who wants to rid the West of all corruption and sin - beginning with wiggling saloon hostess Hip Van Winkle (Joyce Jameson).
      The Silent Spot:
      Red pantomimes a clumsy husband helping with the housework.

    • Absence Makes The Hate Grow Fonder
      Absence Makes The Hate Grow Fonder
      Season 16 - Episode 19

      Red's guests are actress Eve Arden and singer Marilyn Michaels.
      Comedy sketch:
      "Absence Make The Hate Grow Fonder." George Appleby's hopes for a relaxing vacation are diminished by the nagging of his wife, Clara (Eve Arden), and the hotel's overbearing social director (Marilyn Michaels).
      Marilyn Michaels sings "You're Gonna Hear From Me" and "Queen of the Nile."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red plays an elderly small town garage mechanic.

    • The Fortune Crookie
      The Fortune Crookie
      Season 16 - Episode 18

      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.

    • Loused In Space
      Loused In Space
      Season 16 - Episode 30

      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.

    • Once Upon A Dunce
      Once Upon A Dunce
      Season 16 - Episode 31

      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.

    • Art Student in Paris
      Art Student in Paris
      Season 4 - Episode 12

      Red's guests are singer Abbe Lane and actor Sig Arno.
      Main Sketch:
      "Art Student in Paris" - To help make ends meet, art student Red becomes "Pierre the Gigolo." At a Paris café, "Pierre" meets Mademoiselle LaCranberry (Abbe Lane).

    • Lillian Roth
      Lillian Roth
      Season 4 - Episode 11

      Red's guests include singer Lillian Roth.
      Main Sketch:
      "Chicago Red in Las Vegas" - At the Golden Money Hotel, Red is mistaken for his doppelganger, a gambler named Chicago Red.
      During the above sketch, Lillian sings "I'm in Love With You, Honey."

    • Dorothy Shay
      Dorothy Shay
      Season 4 - Episode 10

      Red's guest is Dorothy Shay (nightclub singer known as "The Park Avenue Hillbilly").
      Main Sketch:
      "USO Thanksgiving Show" - A Clem Kadiddlehopper sketch set at a North Pole USO show.
      Dorothy Shay sings "Sagebrush Sadie" and "Blah-Blah-Blah."
      Cameo appearance:
      Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis talk about the MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association).

    • Martha Stewart
      Martha Stewart
      Season 4 - Episode 8

      Red's guest is singer-actress Martha Stewart.
      Main Sketch:
      "Clem At Klobber U" (aka "Clem Goes to College") - Clem Kadiddlehopper becomes a college football hero.
      Martha Stewart sings "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart."

    • Helen Traubel
      Helen Traubel
      Season 4 - Episode 4

      Red's guest is opera star & nightclub entertainer Helen Traubel.
      Main sketch:
      "Christopher Columbus" - In honor of Columbus Day, Skelton and Helen Traubel do a "Columbus and Isabella" skit.

    • October 21, 1951
      October 21, 1951
      Season 1 - Episode 4

      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.

    • The Unwanted Christmas Tree
      The Unwanted Christmas Tree
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      The Skelton family gathers together to hear the story of "The Unwanted Christmas Tree" told by Red.
    • John Calvert
      John Calvert
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      John Calvert (actor-magician) - performs magic tricks.
      Red does a few of his famous routines including "Guzzler's Gin," "Doughnut Dunking" and "Bathing the Baby."
    • Freddie and the Brooklyn Dodgers
      Freddie and the Brooklyn Dodgers
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      Red's guests are Marie Wilson, Marilyn Maxwell and Lyle Talbot. Also appearing are Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Don Drysdale (pitcher of the Brooklyn Dodgers), outfielder Gino Cimoli (Dodger outfielder), and Tom Harmon (sports broadcaster). Highlights: Freddie the Freeloader finds himself in the middle of the Dodgers proposed move to Los Angeles. His shack is located on part of the site they want for their new ballpark and he refuses to move. To get him to change his mind, Marie Wilson and Marilyn Maxwell pay him a visit.moreless
    • The Medicine Man
      The Medicine Man
      Season 6 - Episode 33
      Red's guests are Pat O'Brien and Amanda Blake. Highlights: San Fernando Red suddenly finds himself being lynched in a Mid-west town after the never-too-smooth con man tries to peddle a fraudulent elixir.
    • Freddie the Star
      Freddie the Star
      Season 6 - Episode 34

      Red's guests are Allen Jenkins, Lyle Talbot, Frank Wilcox and Rex Allen.
      Main sketch:
      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.

    • Korean War Orphan
      Korean War Orphan
      Season 5 - Episode 24

      Red's guests are Alan Hale Jr., Jamie Farr and Connie Haines.
      Main sketch:
      "The Korean Baby" (aka "Korean War Orphan") - Returning from Korea, Cookie the Sailor smuggles a Korean War orphan (Marshall Lyou) aboard the troop ship. Now he needs to keep her hidden from Muldoon, his superior officer.

    • George Raft
      George Raft
      Season 5 - Episode 4

      Red's guest is actor George Raft.
      Main sketch:
      In a sketch set in 1920s New Orleans, Red plays "Hot Lips" Morgan, a jazz musician who gets into trouble with speakeasy operator "Big Jack" (Raft).

    • Jackie Gleason / Mel Allen
      Jackie Gleason / Mel Allen
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      Scheduled guests:
      Jackie Gleason and Mel Allen (in a comedy sketch about baseball).
    • He Made Good In the City
      He Made Good In the City
      Season 4 - Episode 9

      Red's guests are singer-actress Gloria DeHaven and actor Emory Parnell.
      Main sketch:
      "He Made Good in the City" - Red plays a singing waiter who may be the lost son of Diamond Jim Brady (Emory Parnell).
      Gloria DeHaven sings "I Don't Care."

    • November 2, 1952: Whistle Stop
      November 2, 1952: Whistle Stop
      Season 2 - Episode 6

      "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.

    • San Fernando and Herbie
      San Fernando and Herbie
      Season 10 - Episode 26
      "San Fernando and Herbie" San Fernando trys to get money from a talent show.
    • Where There's Smoke There's A Dragon

      Red's guests are comedian-actor Bert Lahr and singer-actress Fran Jeffries.
      Comedy sketch:
      "Where There's Smoke There's A Dragon." As a test for knighthood, King Foul-Up the First (Lahr) puts Forsooth through a series of challenges. These include bouts with Cruncho the Giant and a beautiful witch (Joyce Rees).
      Fran Jeffries sings "Too Close for Comfort" and "Out of This World."
      The Silent Spot:
      Do-it-yourself fanatic Mr. Butterfingers (Red) drives his next-door neighbor (Jan Arvan) crazy.
      One-Minute Dramas:
      For the blackouts, Lahr and Skelton perform vaudeville and burlesque routines.

    • The Spy With The Leaky Mouth
      The Spy With The Leaky Mouth
      Season 17 - Episode 4

      Red's guests are comedian Godfrey Cambridge and singer-actress Janis Paige.
      Comedy sketch:
      "The Spy With The Leaky Mouth." International spy Dr. Knockitoff (Harold Gould) implants a secret message in one of Clem Kadiddlehopper's teeth. Counterspy Preston Goodfellow (Godfrey Cambridge) tries to extract it.
      Janis Paige sings "My Shining Hour" and "Sam, You Made the Pants too Long."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red forces guests to watch his home movies.
      One-Minute Skit:
      Godfrey plays a hypnotist trying to cure Red of his thumb-sucking habit.

    • Saddle Sores On The Old Corral
      Saddle Sores On The Old Corral
      Season 17 - Episode 3

      Red's guests are entertainer Stanley Holloway and music group Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66.
      Comedy sketch:
      "Saddle Sores On The Old Corral." Sheriff Deadeye (Red) pretends to be the long-lost brother of wealthy Britisher Sir Whitecliff of Dover (Stanley Holloway).
      Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 perform "Mas Que Nada" and "Night and Day."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red pantomimes an aviator.
      One-Minute Dramas:
      Skelton and Holloway perform blackouts illustrating the British sense of humor, court musicians and TV commercials.

    • The Seven Ages of Man
      The Seven Ages of Man
      Season 17 - Episode 2

      Maurice Evans introduces seven sketches covering the ages of man from infancy to old age.
      The Seven Ages, all enacted by Red Skelton, are:
      1. A baby celebrates his first birthday.
      2. Junior, the Mean Widdle Kid, refuses to go to school.
      3. A young lover is unaware that his prudish blind date has an uninhibited twin sister.
      4. A soldier singing to his son (performing Red's own composition, "Little Boy").
      5. A judge in a courtroom comedy, with Evans as a district attorney.
      6. A spry man on a date at a senior citizens' annual outing.
      7. An elderly man, realizing his life's dream, visits the nation's capital.

    • For Better Or Worse Like George Appleby Got

      Red's guests include actors Eve Arden and Robert Stack. The musical guest is singer Johnny Rivers.
      Johnny Rivers performs "Help" & "The Tracks of My Tears."
      Comedy sketch:
      For Better Or Worse Like George Appleby Got" - Robert Stack plays an escaped convict who learns to regret his decision to kidnap the bickering George & Clara Appleby (Red, Eve Arden).
      The Silent Spot:
      Red pantomimes a tourist in Hawaii trying to take his own picture.
      One-Minute Dramas:
      Eve Arden joins Red in a new segment featuring one-minute blackouts.

    • The Nag And I
      The Nag And I
      Season 16 - Episode 32

      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.

    • Flugelmeyer's Secret Formula
      Flugelmeyer's Secret Formula
      Season 3 - Episode 11

      Red's guest is actress-comedienne Ann Sothern.
      1. Junior sings "The Fox Song."
      2. "Private Secretary" - Red, as a George Appleby type character, becomes Ann Sothern's secretary.
      3. "Flugelmeyer's Secret Formula" - Spies try to get a secret beer formula from Clem Kiddlehopper.

    • A Spy Is A Peeping Tom On Salary
      A Spy Is A Peeping Tom On Salary
      Season 17 - Episode 6

      Red's guests are actors Fernando Lamas and Emmaline Henry, along with musical group The 5th Dimension.
      The 5th Dimension performs "Somewhere" and "California My Way" (and possibly "Up, Up and Away").
      Comedy sketch:
      "A Spy is a Peeping Tom on Salary." Master spy Harry Sneak (Lamas) recruits tourist George Appleby to help him protect the Maharajah of Kumquat (Billy Barty).
      The Silent Spot:
      A hospital patient's condition only worsens when another patient is assigned to his room.
      One-Minute Dramas:
      Lamas and Skelton appear in blackouts set at a lonely London bridge, a prison and a barbershop.

    • San Fernando's Marriage Mill
      San Fernando's Marriage Mill
      Season 9 - Episode 28
      "San Fernando's Marriage Mill" with Cesar Romero (as Handsome Al).
    • Pantomime Concert starring Marcel Marceau
      "Pantomime Concert" starring Marcel Marceau, introduced by Desi Arnaz.
    • Skelton and Mae West
      Skelton and Mae West
      Season 9 - Episode 20
      Mae West, playing herself, appears on a talk show to promote her book "Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It."
    • Little Old Rainmaker, He
      Little Old Rainmaker, He
      Season 17 - Episode 13

      Red's guests are TV personality Arthur Godfrey and the musical group Harpers Bizarre.
      Comedy sketch:
      "Little Old Rainmaker, He." Phony rainmaker San Fernando Red and his accomplice Ruby (Chanin Hale) try to bilk a rancher (Godfrey) out of a million dollars.
      Harpers Bizarre perform "Anything Goes" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo."
      The Tom Hansen Dancers perform to "The Biggest Night of Her Life."
      The Silent Spot:
      An artist (Red) can't get his subject, the King of Boo Boo, to sit still for his portrait.
      One-Minute Dramas:
      Blackouts include a car salesman, a ship launching, and foot-weary parade participants.

    • Appleby the Weatherman
      Appleby the Weatherman
      Season 9 - Episode 7
      Appleby's weather predition interest the space program and spies.
    • I Was a S.A.P. for the F.B.I.
      I Was a S.A.P. for the F.B.I.
      Season 13 - Episode 25
      "I Was a S.A.P. for the F.B.I." - Amateur spy Clem Kadiddlehopper joins Secret Agent 6 7/8 (Mickey Rooney) on a mission.
      Jo Stafford sings "Isn't It a Lovely Day"
    • Love At First Fright
      Love At First Fright
      Season 15 - Episode 25

      Red's guests are comedienne Phyllis Diller and British pop group The Rockin' Berries.
      The Rockin' Berries perform "Poor Man's Son" and "You're My Girl."
      Comedy Sketch:
      "Love at First Fright." The arguing Applebys, George (Skelton) and Clara (Diller), recall how they met as college students back in the Roaring Twenties.
      The Silent Spot:
      Red plays a nervous man about to rob his first, and possibly last, bank.

    • The Red Skelton Scrapbook (1966)
      The Red Skelton Scrapbook (1966)
      Season 15 - Episode 24
      The Red Skelton Scrapbook '66 Hosted by John Wayne

      Musical Highlights: The Tom Hansen dancers offer "Matchmaker" and "Sticky Fingers".

      Comedy Sketch: Tipsy Willie Lump Lump gets up on the wrong side of the house - his wife has rearranged the furniture.

      Blackouts: Red plays a man having "just one more drink", a confused inventor, a kettledrum player, a mathematician, a hunter, a headache sufferer and a man taking medicine.

      Ballet: "The Spectre of the Rose", Skelton style, with dancer Roberta Lubell.

      Silent Spot: Red mimes a Gay Nineties suitor courting his lady love (Chanin Hale).

      Also: Red does his famous doughnut dunking routine and gets John Wayne's tips on Western-style courting.

    • A Thousand And One Arabian Nuts
      A Thousand And One Arabian Nuts
      Season 15 - Episode 23

      Red's guest is comic Stubby Kaye.
      Main Sketch.
      "A Thousand And One Arabian Nuts." Carpet manufacturer Abou-Smart (Stubby Kaye) establishes Gazundheit Airlines after his son Abou-Boob (Red) invents the flying carpet.
      Stubby Kaye sings a medley of "One of Those Songs," "Comes the Time" and "Hoedown."
      Silent Spot:
      Red pantomimes a mean old man who lives next door to a mean old lady (played by Hollywood stuntman David Sharpe).

    • The Most Sappy Fella
      The Most Sappy Fella
      Season 14 - Episode 5

      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.

    • A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Harem

      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).

    • A Man's Dump Is His Castle
      A Man's Dump Is His Castle
      Season 14 - Episode 3

      Robert Merrill sings "The Toreador Song" (from "Carmen") and "In the Still of the Night."
      Comedy sketches:
      "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.

    • The Taming of the Schmo
      The Taming of the Schmo
      Season 14 - Episode 2

      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."
      Comedy sketches:
      "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.

    • Be It Ever So Grumble, There's No Place Like Home

      Johnny Rivers performs "Memphis" and "Maybelline."
      Comedy sketches:
      "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.

    • Crime Doesn't Pay Like It Used To
      Crime Doesn't Pay Like It Used To
      Season 13 - Episode 32

      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.

    • I'm Heading For The Last Grownup
      I'm Heading For The Last Grownup
      Season 13 - Episode 31

      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).

    • I Came, I Saw, I Conked Her
      I Came, I Saw, I Conked Her
      Season 13 - Episode 30

      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.

    • The Mouth That Roared
      The Mouth That Roared
      Season 14 - Episode 6

      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.

    • From London: The Rolling Stones; Sebastian Cabot
      The Rolling Stones perform "Tell Me," "Carol" and "It's All Over Now"
    • The Plight Before Christmas (1964)
      The Plight Before Christmas (1964)
      Season 14 - Episode 13
      "The Plight Before Christmas," a Freddie the Freeloader sketch with Greer Garson playing a bag lady.
      Greer Garson recites "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus."
      The Hillcrest Elementary School Choir sings a medley of Christmas songs.
    • Cauliflower and the Syndicate
      Cauliflower and the Syndicate
      Season 9 - Episode 16

      George Raft appears in a Cauliflower McPugg sketch.

    • A Fool and His Money Are Soon Married (aka "A Man and His Money Are Soon Parted")

      The McGuire Sisters sing a 'My Fair Lady' medley, "Start the New Year Right" and "Dear Heart."

    • Mamma's Little Monster
      Mamma's Little Monster
      Season 14 - Episode 12

      The Youngfolk - "They Call the Wind Maria" and "Skip to My Lou"

    • Love, Your Tragic Smell Is Everywhere (a.k.a. A Hat Full Of Hate)

      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"

    • Freddie in Las Vegas
      Freddie in Las Vegas
      Season 9 - Episode 29
      "Freddie in Las Vegas" with Edward Everett Horton and Dick Foran.
    • The Fastest Goon In The West
      The Fastest Goon In The West
      Season 14 - Episode 9

      Ginger Rogers sings and dances to "I Don't Think I'll End It All Today" and "Mangos."
      Comedy sketches:
      "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.

    • A Sap's Fable (a.k.a. The Great Brain Robbery)

      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.

    • Keep The Tramp Fires Burning
      Keep The Tramp Fires Burning
      Season 13 - Episode 29

      Cesar Romero / Poncie Ponce

    • The Goon And Sixpence
      The Goon And Sixpence
      Season 13 - Episode 28

      Vincent Price
      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."

    • A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Dump

      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".

    • Sit Down, You're Rocking The Vote
      Sit Down, You're Rocking The Vote
      Season 13 - Episode 16

      The Paris Sisters sing "Some of These Days" and "Once in a While."
      Stubby Kaye sings "The Music Goes Round and Round."

    • Shrink My Head, I'm A Stranger In Paradise (a.k.a. Stroodel and Freudloader-Instant Brainwashers)

      "Stroodel and Freudloader-Instant Brainwashers" with George Gobel and Jules Munshin.
      Vi Valasco

    • Will The Real Clara Appleby Shut Up? (a.k.a. To Tell A Fib)

      "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."

    • Sing a Song of Sing Sing
      Sing a Song of Sing Sing
      Season 13 - Episode 13

      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.

    • Tiptoe Through The Trash Cans
      Tiptoe Through The Trash Cans
      Season 13 - Episode 26

      Janet Blair sings "I Am Woman, You Are Man" and "As You Desire Me." She also appears in a Freddie the Freeloader sketch.

    • Goodnight, Sour Prince
      Goodnight, Sour Prince
      Season 13 - Episode 11

      Red's guests are Raymond Burr and singers-dancers The Kessler Twins (Alice & Ellen).
      Main Comedy Sketch:
      "Goodnight, Sour Prince" - King Richard (Burr) becomes convinced that empty-headed knave Forsooth (Skelton) is his long-lost son.
      Musical Highlights:
      Alice & Ellen Kessler perform a medley of Western songs: "I'm an Old Cowhand," "Deep in the Heart of Texas" and "Oklahoma Hills."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red plays a busy department store clerk during the Christmas rush.

    • Don't Sit Under the Tombstone With Anyone Else But Me
      "Don't Sit Under the Tombstone With Anyone Else But Me" with Jane Powell.
      Jane Powell - 'Show Tune' medley.
    • That's the Way the Fortune Cookie Crumbles
      "That's the Way the Fortune Cookie Crumbles" with Pat Suzuki and Jack Soo.
    • Cast Your Brat Upon the Water
      Cast Your Brat Upon the Water
      Season 13 - Episode 19
      "Cast Your Brat Upon the Water" - Junior Cavendish's mother (Helen O'Connell) won't believe him when he accuses the new butler (Vincent Price) of being a thief.
      Helen O'Connell sings "When the World Was Young" "The Best is Yet to Come" and "My Shining Hour."
    • I Want To Go Where The Wild Goof Goes

      Connie Stevens plays Daisy June in a Clem Kadiddlehopper sketch.

    • The Bachelor and the Boobyhatcher
      The Bachelor and the Boobyhatcher
      Season 13 - Episode 9
      "The Bachelor and the Boobyhatcher" with Bobby Rydell.
      Bobby Rydell - "Strike Up the Band," "Make Mine Drums," and "The Music Stopped."
    • Clem the Mailman
      Clem the Mailman
      Season 9 - Episode 11
      "Clem the Mailman" with Marie McDonald.
    • One Man's Mate Is Another Man's Poison

      Jackie Coogan and Vivian Vance appear in a George Appleby sketch.
      The Womenfolk perform three songs including "Little Boxes."

    • On Top of Old Hokey
      On Top of Old Hokey
      Season 13 - Episode 23
      "On Top of Old Hokey" - Melvin Trueheart (Liberace) is chosen by Sheriff Deadeye as his possible replacement.
      Liberace (playing piano) - performs "More," "More Than You Know?" and "No New Tunes on This Old Piano."
    • How Are Things in Glocca Moron?"
      How Are Things in Glocca Moron?"
      Season 13 - Episode 22
      "How Are Things in Glocca Moron?" with Don Knotts.
      The Youngfolk perform "Sinner Man."
    • Take Her, She's Mean
      Take Her, She's Mean
      Season 13 - Episode 21

      Pat Carroll
      Jean-Paul Vignon

    • Lives of a Bungle Lancer
      Lives of a Bungle Lancer
      Season 13 - Episode 20
      "Lives of a Bungle Lancer" with Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    • A Bad Man Nowdays Is Hard to Find
      A Bad Man Nowdays Is Hard to Find
      Season 14 - Episode 15

      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."
      Comedy sketches:
      "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.

    • Lame Brain For A Day
      Lame Brain For A Day
      Season 14 - Episode 16

      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!

    • A Creep In The Deep
      A Creep In The Deep
      Season 14 - Episode 18

      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).

    • Shine On Harvest Goon
      Shine On Harvest Goon
      Season 15 - Episode 17

      Buddy Ebsen / Jackie and Gayle

    • When Nut-Hood Was in Flower
      When Nut-Hood Was in Flower
      Season 15 - Episode 16
      Red's guests are Milton Berle and Linda Bennett.

      Musical Highlights: Linda sings, "I'm Nobody's Baby" and "Limehouse Blues".

      Comedy Sketch: Red and Milton appear in "When Nut-Hood Was in Flower", the story of a torture-instrument salesman in the kingdom of Anesthesia.

      Silent Spot: Red mimes a husband taking down the family Christmas tree.
    • Monotony On The Bounty
      Monotony On The Bounty
      Season 15 - Episode 15

      The Silkie performs "A Long Time Gone" and "It Ain't Me, Babe."
      Comedy sketches:
      "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.

    • Jerk Of All Trades
      Jerk Of All Trades
      Season 15 - Episode 13

      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."
      Comedy sketches:
      "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).

    • Never On A Bum-Day
      Never On A Bum-Day
      Season 15 - Episode 12

      Red's guests are actor Robert Vaughn and singing group The Doodletown Pipers.
      The Doodletown Pipers sing "Those Were the Days."
      Comedy sketches:
      "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.

    • Somebody Down Here Hates Me
      Somebody Down Here Hates Me
      Season 15 - Episode 11

      Red's guests include actor Robert Morse. British band The Animals appear in a segment filmed in England.
      The Animals perform "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."
      Comedy Sketch:
      "Somebody Down Here Hates Me." Robert Morse plays George Appleby's freeloading brother-in-law, and Doris Singleton appears as George's wife, Clara.
      The Silent Spot:
      Red pantomimes a mad scientist.

    • Goofy Goofy Gander
      Goofy Goofy Gander
      Season 15 - Episode 10

      Red's guests are actor Stanley Holloway and musical group The Youngfolk.
      Comedy Sketch:
      "Goofy Goofy Gander." An English lord (Holloway) fears that his round-eggcup business will be hurt by Clem Kadiddlehopper's square-egg laying hen.
      Stanley Holloway sings "September Song" and "Camptown Races."
      The Youngfolk also perform.
      The Silent Spot:
      Red mimes a movie star setting his foot prints in wet cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theater.

    • Brats In Your Belfry
      Brats In Your Belfry
      Season 15 - Episode 9

      Red's guests are comedian Bill Dana and singer Vic Dana (no relation to Bill Dana).
      Comedy Sketch:
      "Brats In Your Belfry." Using his slingshot, 'Mean Widdle Kid' Junior Cavendish shoots down a spaceship piloted by space alien Jose Jimenez (Bill Dana). Mary Wickes, Sandra Gould and Jan Arvan also appear in the skit.
      Vic Dana sings "Birth of the Blues" and "What Now, My Love?"
      The Alan Copeland Singers and The Skelton Dancers perform "Funny Face" and "Face of a Clown."
      The Silent Spot:
      A new twist to the "Lady or the Lion?" legend with a Roman slave (Red) choosing between an aggressive lady (Chanin Hale) or a den of lions.

    • Concert in Pantomime (1966)
      Concert in Pantomime (1966)
      Season 15 - Episode 18
      Concert in Pantomime '66 with Marcel Marceau
    • Down The Old Chisholm Trail With The Old Chiseler

      Red's guests include comedian George Gobel. The Hollies appear in a segment filmed in England.
      The Hollies perform "I'm Alive" and "Look Through Any Window."
      Comedy Sketch:
      "Down The Old Chisholm Trail With The Old Chiseler." Sheriff Deadeye travels to Paris to get impressionist Tooloose Latrec (Gobel) to sign a painting - thereby greatly increasing its value.
      The Silent Spot:
      Red pantomimes a bachelor who is confused by identical twins.

    • Betty Madigan / The Szonys
      Betty Madigan / The Szonys
      Season 4 - Episode 2

      Red's guests are vocalist Betty Madigan and The Szonys dance team.

    • San Fernando Red/Freddy
      San Fernando Red/Freddy
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      Highlights: Politician San Fernando Red campaigns for re-election. In another sketch Red rides the rais to adventure as Freddie the Freeloader.
    • January 19, 1954
      January 19, 1954
      Season 3 - Episode 18

      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.

    • Season 3 Premiere (series moves to CBS)

      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.

    • September 28, 1952: Season Two Premiere

      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.

    • Chiseler On The Roof
      Chiseler On The Roof
      Season 16 - Episode 3

      Red's guests are actor Jackie Coogan and singer Nancy Ames.
      Comedy sketch:
      "Chiseler On The Roof." Crooked marriage broker San Fernando Red (Skelton) arranges a match between Miss Needa Hubby (Ames) and guitar-twanging beatnik Sidney Sideburn (Coogan).
      Nancy Ames sings "Michel" (her version of the Beatles' song "Michelle") and "Eso Beso (That Kiss)."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red pantomimes a boxing referee during a prizefight.

    • Eenie Meenie Minee Schmo
      Eenie Meenie Minee Schmo
      Season 16 - Episode 2

      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.

    • How To Succeed In Loafing Without Really Trying

      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.

    • Hobo A Go-Go
      Hobo A Go-Go
      Season 15 - Episode 8

      Red's guests are Audrey Meadows and vocal trio The Lettermen.
      Comedy Sketch:
      "Hobo A Go-Go." Dolores Dictator (Meadows) seeks American Aid for her tropical island. But her plan is disrupted by the arrival of Freddie the Freeloader (Red) and his pal Muggsy (Douglas Fowley).
      The Letterman perform "Things We Did Last Summer" and "Walk on By."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red pantomimes an elderly street vendor.

    • Here Comes The Bribe
      Here Comes The Bribe
      Season 15 - Episode 7

      Red's guest is singer Johnny Mathis.
      Comedy Sketch:
      "Here Comes The Bribe." Sheriff Deadeye is up for re-election and his chances seem good until balladeer Johnny Appleworm (Mathis) arrives in town with protest songs about Deadeye.
      Johnny Mathis sings "On a Wonderful Day" and "Young and Foolish."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red and Carol Byron pantomime "Hansel and Gretel."

    • Ah, Sweet Misery Of Wife
      Ah, Sweet Misery Of Wife
      Season 14 - Episode 27

      The Kinks perform "Got Love If You Want It."
      Comedy sketches:
      "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.

    • Panhandle With Care (a.k.a. Freddie at the South Pole)

      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."

    • The Red Skelton Scrapbook '65
      The Red Skelton Scrapbook '65
      Season 14 - Episode 24
      The Red Skelton Scrapbook '65 hosted by Ed Wynn
    • Dial 'O' for Nothing
      Dial 'O' for Nothing
      Season 14 - Episode 23

      Janis Paige
      Sheilah Rogers

    • Lookie, Lookie, Here Comes Cookie
      Lookie, Lookie, Here Comes Cookie
      Season 14 - Episode 22

      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."
      Comedy sketches:
      "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.

    • Brain, Brain, Go Away
      Brain, Brain, Go Away
      Season 14 - Episode 21

      Robert Goulet sings "Two Different Worlds" and "Then I'll be Happy."
      Comedy sketches:
      "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.

    • The Yellow Belly In The Purple Sage
      The Yellow Belly In The Purple Sage
      Season 14 - Episode 20

      Vincent Price / Anita Bryant / Chanin Hale

    • Concert In Pantomime w/ Marcel Marceau
      "Concert In Pantomime" with Marcel Marceau joining Red Skelton. Maurice Chevalier narrates.
    • The Unteachables
      The Unteachables
      Season 14 - Episode 28

      Red's guest is coloratura soprano Patrice Munsel who sings a medley of operatic and pop songs.
      Comedy sketches:
      "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.

    • Junior's Bustin' Out All Over
      Junior's Bustin' Out All Over
      Season 14 - Episode 29

      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.

    • A Taste Of Money
      A Taste Of Money
      Season 15 - Episode 6

      Red's guest is actor-singer Harve Presnell.
      Comedy Sketch:
      "A Taste Of Money." San Fernando Red poses as a missing heir when learns that wealthy Mrs. Throckmorton (Reta Shaw) is ready to give a million dollars to her long-lost son if he comes home within a day. Presnell plays lawyer Harkness.
      Harve Presnell sings "Let It Be Me" and "Mountain Greenery."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red pantomimes a con attempting a jail break.

    • Loco Boy Makes Good
      Loco Boy Makes Good
      Season 15 - Episode 5

      Red's guests are singer-actor Bobby Rydell and folk-music group The New Christy Minstrels.
      Comedy Sketch:
      "Loco Boy Makes Good." Clem Kadiddlehopper enters the matchstick-piling competition in the Olympics. Bobby Rydell plays Goody, Clem's trainer-manager.
      Bobby Rydell sings "Hello, Dolly."
      Rydell and the New Christy Minstrels sing "Money to Burn" and "There's a Minstrel Show Tonight."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red pantomimes an old prospector down on his luck in a hot desert.

    • Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wife?
      Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wife?
      Season 15 - Episode 4

      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."
      Comedy sketches:
      "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.

    • The Fastest Crumb In The West
      The Fastest Crumb In The West
      Season 15 - Episode 2

      Red's guests are Bobby Darin, and singing duo of Jackie and Gayle.
      Comedy Sketch:
      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.
      Silent Spot:
      While trying to impress his girlfriend (Chanin Hale), a wealthy yachtsman (Red) falls overboard.
      Musical Highlights:
      Bobby Darin - "That Funny Feeling"
      Bobby Darin with Jackie & Gayle - "Sunday in New York"
      Jackie & Gayle - "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows"

    • How Stupid Of Cupid
      How Stupid Of Cupid
      Season 15 - Episode 1

      Red's guests include comedian Paul Ford.
      Freddie and the Dreamers appear in a segment filmed in England.
      Comedy Sketch:
      "How Stupid Of Cupid." Window washer Clem Kadiddlehopper falls madly in love with a female dummy controlled by Quincy Quiverlips (Paul Ford), the world's worst ventriloquist.
      Freddie & the Dreamers perform "I'm Telling You Now" and "A Little You."
      Silent Spot:
      Red and Sheila Rogers portray a married couple returning home from their summer vacation.

    • More Truth Than Poultry
      More Truth Than Poultry
      Season 14 - Episode 32

      Martha Raye sings "Miss Otis Regrets" and "I'm Shooting High."
      Comedy sketches:
      "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.

    • Ta Ra Ra Bum Today
      Ta Ra Ra Bum Today
      Season 14 - Episode 31

      Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas perform "Little Children" and "From a Window."
      Comedy sketches:
      "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.

    • The Gall Or The Golden West
      The Gall Or The Golden West
      Season 14 - Episode 30

      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).

    • Clem and the Journalist
      Clem and the Journalist
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      Red's guests are Carol Channing, Hans Conreid, Paul Coates and Jean Porter. Highlights: Hans Conreid plays a journalist whose recent book exposes a gang of hoodlums. But he's too scared to use his own name so he credits the book to Clem Kadiddlehopper.
    • Appleby's Cake
      Appleby's Cake
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      Red's guest is Virginia Grey. Highlights: Clara Appleby badgers her henpecked husband George into entering a baking competition.
    • Freddie's Band
      Freddie's Band
      Season 10 - Episode 21
      Freddie and Muggsy find a piano. Then form a band for a TV audition.
    • October 28, 1951
      October 28, 1951
      Season 1 - Episode 5
    • October 14, 1951
      October 14, 1951
      Season 1 - Episode 3
    • December 8, 1953
      December 8, 1953
      Season 3 - Episode 12

      1. Freddie the Freeloader needs to find a new house.
      2. Mad Scientist Professor Schlepper transfers a human brain into a monkey's body.

    • November 24, 1953
      November 24, 1953
      Season 3 - Episode 10

      Red's guests are The Sportsmen, a vocal quartet.
      Sketches include "California Gold Rush."
      The Sportsmen perform "Ricochet Romance."

    • November 17, 1953
      November 17, 1953
      Season 3 - Episode 9

      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.

    • November 10, 1953
      November 10, 1953
      Season 3 - Episode 8

      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.

    • November 3, 1953
      November 3, 1953
      Season 3 - Episode 7

      "Freddie's Masquerade " - Freddie the Freeloader crashes a costume party.
      Red demonstrates the different ways that out-of-towners drive in LA.

    • October 20, 1953
      October 20, 1953
      Season 3 - Episode 5

      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.
      Opening monologue:
      Red does a Heathcliff and Gertrude (Seagull couple) routine.

    • November 4, 1951
      November 4, 1951
      Season 1 - Episode 6

      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.

    • November 11, 1951
      November 11, 1951
      Season 1 - Episode 7

      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.

    • November 18, 1951
      November 18, 1951
      Season 1 - Episode 8

      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."
      Musical highlight:
      The Modernaires perform "The Customer's Always Right."

    • February 17, 1952
      February 17, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 21

      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".

    • February 3, 1952
      February 3, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 19
    • January 27, 1952
      January 27, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 18

      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.

    • January 20, 1952
      January 20, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 17

      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.

    • January 13, 1952
      January 13, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 16

      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".

    • December 9, 1951
      December 9, 1951
      Season 1 - Episode 11

      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.

    • December 2, 1951
      December 2, 1951
      Season 1 - Episode 10
    • November 25, 1951
      November 25, 1951
      Season 1 - Episode 9

      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.

    • October 13, 1953
      October 13, 1953
      Season 3 - Episode 4

      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.
      Musical highlight:
      The Barry Sisters sing "It's a Good Day."

    • October 6, 1953
      October 6, 1953
      Season 3 - Episode 3

      Red's guest is Peggy King.
      "Freddie in A Department Store" (Freddie the Freeloader)
      "Appleby's Cocktail Party" (George Appleby)

    • March 29, 1953
      March 29, 1953
      Season 2 - Episode 27

      Red's musical guest is Andy Russell.
      Comedy sketches:
      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.

    • March 22, 1953
      March 22, 1953
      Season 2 - Episode 26

      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.

    • March 15, 1953
      March 15, 1953
      Season 2 - Episode 25

      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.

    • March 8, 1953
      March 8, 1953
      Season 2 - Episode 24

      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).

    • March 1, 1953: The Mills Brothers
      March 1, 1953: The Mills Brothers
      Season 2 - Episode 23

      Musical guests The Mills Brothers sing "Paper Doll" and "Cielito Lindo."

      Comedy includes:
      Red does a slow-motion pantomime of a tenor.

    • February 22, 1953
      February 22, 1953
      Season 2 - Episode 22

      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.

    • February 15, 1953
      February 15, 1953
      Season 2 - Episode 21

      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."

    • January 25, 1953: Les Paul and Mary Ford

      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.

    • April 5, 1953
      April 5, 1953
      Season 2 - Episode 28

      Red's guests are the dance team of Allen & Ashton.
      Comedy sketches:
      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.

    • April 12, 1953
      April 12, 1953
      Season 2 - Episode 29

      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."

    • April 19, 1953
      April 19, 1953
      Season 2 - Episode 30

      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.

    • June 21, 1953
      June 21, 1953
      Season 2 - Episode 39

      Red's musical guests are The Continentals.
      Sketches include:
      1. Red plays a Texas storekeeper.
      2. Red portrays a TV space cowboy.

    • June 14, 1953
      June 14, 1953
      Season 2 - Episode 38

      Musical guest Helen O'Connell sings "'S Wonderful" and "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You."
      Sketches include:
      1. A flying saucer skit with Billy Barty.
      2. "Parking and Sparking."

    • June 7, 1953
      June 7, 1953
      Season 2 - Episode 37

      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.

    • May 31, 1953: Freddie Becomes a Star-Gazer

      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.

    • May 24, 1953
      May 24, 1953
      Season 2 - Episode 35

      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.

    • May 17, 1953
      May 17, 1953
      Season 2 - Episode 34

      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"

    • May 10, 1953
      May 10, 1953
      Season 2 - Episode 33

      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.

    • May 3, 1953
      May 3, 1953
      Season 2 - Episode 32

      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."

    • March 2, 1952
      March 2, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 23

      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.

    • March 9, 1952
      March 9, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 24
    • March 16, 1952
      March 16, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 25
    • April 19, 1955
      April 19, 1955
      Season 4 - Episode 31

      Red's guest is singer Abbe Lane.
      Main Sketch:
      Red finds himself in a difficult situation when he's asked to judge a beauty contest in a Latin American country. Three of the contestants are girlfriends of powerful politicians, each of whom expects his girl to win.

    • April 5, 1955
      April 5, 1955
      Season 4 - Episode 29

      Red's guest is singer Mary Meade French.
      Comedy Sketch:
      "Red Visits the Hospital" - Red goes to a hospital to cheer up a young fan. But the comedian, mistaken for a patient, ends up in an operating room where doctors suspect that his "percussionary gland is wrapped around his upper corticle."

    • March 29, 1955
      March 29, 1955
      Season 4 - Episode 28

      Red's guests are actress Lynn Bari and singer Margaret Whiting.
      1. "The Charity Bazaar" - At an outdoor charity bazaar, Red receives an "Atomic Kiss" from the lady (Whiting) at a kissing booth.
      2.  "The Ballet Dancer" - Red finds himself playing a fairy princess in an all-female ballet.

    • April 13, 1954
      April 13, 1954
      Season 3 - Episode 30

      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.

    • April 6, 1954
      April 6, 1954
      Season 3 - Episode 29

      1. Clem at the Barbershop - Clem Kadiddlehopper skit.
      2. "Freddie's Picnic" - Freddie the Freeloader

    • March 23, 1954
      March 23, 1954
      Season 3 - Episode 27

      "Skelton Awards"
      "The Story of Deadeye" - A look at Deadeye's life including his school years and his wedding.

    • March 16, 1954
      March 16, 1954
      Season 3 - Episode 26

      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.

    • March 9, 1954
      March 9, 1954
      Season 3 - Episode 25

      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.

    • June 7, 1955
      June 7, 1955
      Season 4 - Episode 38

      Comedy Sketch:
      "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.

    • The Clown
      The Clown
      Season 6 - Episode 29

      Red's guest on this filmed episode is columnist Hedda Hopper.
      Main Sketch:
      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.

      Series regulars:
      The Skelton singers-dancers perform a circus-themed production number.

    • Appleby The Muscleman
      Appleby The Muscleman
      Season 9 - Episode 15
    • Uneasy Lies The Neck That Wears The Noose

      Red's guest is singer Jack Jones.
      Comedy sketch:
      "Uneasy Lies the Neck that Wears the Noose." The townspeople accuse greedy Sheriff Deadeye of robbing a stagecoach. To avoid the noose, Deadeye finds a scapegoat in the form of city-slicker Johnny Applecore (Jack Jones).
      Jack Jones sings "You Made Me Love You" and "Light My Fire."
      The Alan Copeland Singers and The Tom Hansen Dancers join together on "When I Take My Sugar to Tea" and "How Insensitive."
      The Olio Spot:
      "At the Movies" with Red as a movie-goer who's distracted by other audience members.
      The Silent Spot:
      "I'll Remember April" about a lush (Red) who suffers from a hangover on April Fools' Day.

    • The Cop and the Anthem (Version 3)
      The Cop and the Anthem (Version 3)
      Season 8 - Episode 11

      Red Skelton's third staging of O. Henry's classic Christmas story, adapted for Skelton's Freddie the Freeloader character.
      Homeless Freddie tries to get into jail for a bit of shelter on a cold New York Christmas night. But in spite of all his efforts, the poor man can't get himself arrested.

    • Appleby's Cufflinks
      Appleby's Cufflinks
      Season 10 - Episode 20

      Red's guests are Diana Dors, Vicki Raaf, and Ray Kellogg.
      Main Sketch:
      "Appleby's Cufflinks" (aka "George Appleby's Neighbor") George Appleby finds himself handcuffed to his neighbor Joan Williams (Dors). The two try to elude George's shrewish wife and Joan's jealous husband.

    • It's A Treat To Sell Your Wheat In The Vladivostok Mud

      Red's guests are Cesar Romero and folk group The Womenfolk.
      Main Comedy Sketch:
      "It's A Treat To Sell Your Wheat In The Vladivostok Mud" a.k.a. "Pow—Right in the Breadbasket"
      A Russian spy (Cesar Romero) is sent to the Kadiddlehopper farm to snare Clem's secret for fast growing wheat.
      The Silent Spot:
      Red's plays an animal trainer whose bear is acting up.

    • Clem's Fountain Of Youth
      Clem's Fountain Of Youth
      Season 9 - Episode 26
    • Freddie's Millions
      Freddie's Millions
      Season 9 - Episode 25
    • Clem The Private Eye or 77 Moonset Strip
    • Deadeye The Blacksmith
      Deadeye The Blacksmith
      Season 9 - Episode 21
    • March 2, 1954
      March 2, 1954
      Season 3 - Episode 24

      Broadcast from New York City:
      Red's guest is Toots Shor, owner of a famous Manhattan saloon and restaurant.
      Red plays Freddie the Freeloader.

    • February 23, 1954
      February 23, 1954
      Season 3 - Episode 23

      "Cave-Man Marriage"
      "A Night at the Theater"

    • May 25, 1952
      May 25, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 35

      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.

    • May 18, 1952
      May 18, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 34

      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.

    • May 11, 1952
      May 11, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 33

      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.

    • April 27, 1952
      April 27, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 31
    • April 20, 1952
      April 20, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 30
    • April 13, 1952
      April 13, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 29
    • April 6, 1952
      April 6, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 28

      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.

    • March 23, 1952
      March 23, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 26

      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".

    • June 1, 1952
      June 1, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 36

      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.

    • June 8, 1952
      June 8, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 37

      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.

    • June 15, 1952
      June 15, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 38

      "Let's Talk about Father"

    • February 16, 1954
      February 16, 1954
      Season 3 - Episode 22

      Red's guest is Tennessee Ernie Ford.
      1. "Disc Jockey Clem"
      2. Red portrays "Captain Hook"
      Tennessee Ernie Ford performs "Y'all Come."

    • January 26, 1954
      January 26, 1954
      Season 3 - Episode 19

      Clem Kadiddlehopper gets a job as a soda jerk at the Campus Sugar Bowl.
      The Cheerleaders sing "This Must Be the Place."

    • January 12, 1954
      January 12, 1954
      Season 3 - Episode 17

      Eating popcorn in a movie theater.
      "Voyage to Paris" includes sea sickness and a fight in a Paris café.

    • January 5, 1954
      January 5, 1954
      Season 3 - Episode 16

      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.

    • December 29, 1953
      December 29, 1953
      Season 3 - Episode 15

      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.

    • December 22, 1953
      December 22, 1953
      Season 3 - Episode 14

      "Christmas with the Skeltons" - Holiday episode featuring Red Skelton, his wife Georgia, their son Richard, and daughter Valentina.

    • December 15, 1953
      December 15, 1953
      Season 3 - Episode 13

      "It Happened at the Station House"    
      Clem Kadiddlehopper joins The Sportsmen for a performance of "Jimmy Crack Corn."

    • June 22, 1952
      June 22, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 39

      Genius at Work (w/ Tide ad)
      "Imaginary Dog"
      The Irish Tenor

    • January 18, 1953
      January 18, 1953
      Season 2 - Episode 17

      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.

    • January 11, 1953
      January 11, 1953
      Season 2 - Episode 16

      Sketches include:
      1. Red shows how people act in a drug store. 
      2. Willie Lump-Lump tries his hand at being a Private Eye.

    • Freddie and the World Series Ticket
      Red's guest is Liberace. Also appearing are Sandra Giles, Richard Eyer and Hector Torres. Highlights: Freddie the Freeloader wins a free ticket to the World Series.
    • Freddie's Thanksgiving
      Freddie's Thanksgiving
      Season 7 - Episode 9
      Red's guest is Edward Everett Horton. Highlights: Freddie the Freeolader tries to hide his poverty from relatives when he and Muggsy are invited to his Freddie's sister's home on Thanksgiving.
    • Bolivar the Repairman
      Bolivar the Repairman
      Season 7 - Episode 8
      Red's guest is Lola Albright. Highlights: Foreign spies think they've kidnapped a famous nuclear scientist. But their hostage is actually Bolivar Shagnasty, a washing machine repairman.
    • Monsieur Clem's Fashions
      Monsieur Clem's Fashions
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      Red's guest is Vincent Price. Highlights: Mr. Pierre (Vincent Price) had a sucessful career desiging men's clothes. Then he made the mistake of hiring Clem Kadiddlehopper.
    • Appleby's Patio
      Appleby's Patio
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      Red's guest is Peter Lorre. Mary Beth Hughes appears as Clara Appleby. Highlights: Clara Appleby badgers her husband George into constructing a backyard patio and barbecue. As George digs the foundation, he attracts the attention of a shady character (Peter Lorre). Apparently, the man secretly buried something in the yard years earlier that he doesn't want George to discover. A small neighbor boy becomes suspicious remembering that he has not seen Mrs. Appleby for some time.moreless
    • Cookie and the Satellite
      Cookie and the Satellite
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      Red's guests are Jackie Coogan and Bob Sweeney. Highlights: Sailors Cookie (Skelton) and Gabby (Bob Sweeney) find themselves being launched into outer-space thinking that they know how the Russians launched Sputnik, until Officer Muldoon catches them in the act.
    • Cesar Romero hires Deadeye for a TV Series
      Red's guest is Cesar Romero. Highlights: Cesar Romero plays as an advertising-agency executive hires Sheriff Deadeye to star in a new Western TV series.
    • Happy Helper
      Happy Helper
      Season 6 - Episode 30

      Red's guest is actress Una Merkel.
      Main sketch:
      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.

    • Clem and the Satellite
      Clem and the Satellite
      Season 8 - Episode 2

      Red's guests are Gene Raymond and John Carradine.
      Main Sketch
      Clem Kadiddlehopper rents his barn to rocket scientist Dr. Offenbacher (Carradine). After he accidentally launches Offenbacher into space, Clem is credited as the rocket's inventor and is labeled a "genius."

    • Bolivar the Quiz Champ
      Bolivar the Quiz Champ
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      Red's guests are Barbara Nichols (who plays Bolivar's girlfriend, Gertie) and quiz master Ralph Story of "$64,000 Challenge". Highlights: Red ends up as a final contestant on "Million Dollar Challenge".
    • Clem Sings
      Clem Sings
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      Red's guests are Rudy Vallee and Reed Hadley. Highlights: Clem Kaddidlehopper comes to the city to take singing lessons and ends up in Carnegie Hall.
    • Freddie Gets a Job
      Freddie Gets a Job
      Season 8 - Episode 18

      Red's guest is Mona Freeman. Also appearing are Frank Wilcox, George N. Neise and Frank Mitchell.
      Main Sketch:
      Freddie the Freeloader faces the prospect of being heir to a fortune, on condition that he perform one honest day's work within an immediate 30 day period.

    • Clem and the Merry Widow
      Clem and the Merry Widow
      Season 8 - Episode 17
      Red's guests are Gerald Mohr and Mary Beth Hughes. Also appearing are Jan Arvan, Frank Wilcox and Robert Paget. Highlights: Clem Kadiddlehopper sets out to find a wife and becomes the target of a designing woman.
    • Cauliflower and the Kidnappers
      Cauliflower and the Kidnappers
      Season 8 - Episode 16
      Lee Aaker of TV's Rin Tin Tin is Red's guest. Highlights: Cauliflower McPugg is hired by a wealthy mother to take her pampered son (Lee) in hand and make a man of him.
    • January 27, 1959: Appleby and the Ice Man
      Red's guests are Lon Chaney Jr. and Marilyn Maxwell.


      George Appleby, explorer finds a perfectly preserved caveman (Lon Chaney Jr.) on a Polar Expedition and brings him home to Clara, who makes the mistake of thawing him out.
    • Hollywood Plumber
      Hollywood Plumber
      Season 5 - Episode 31
      Red's guest is Elena Verdugo. Also appearing are Frank Wilcox (J.B.), Gil Stuart (Whitney Bradford), Fritz Feld (Otto Immelman) and Jack Boyle (Assistant Director). Highlights: Red becomes a plumber and does a good job until he arrives at the Star's mansion where her director decides he's good acting material and launches him on a career.moreless
    • Clem the Interior Designer
      Clem the Interior Designer
      Season 8 - Episode 10
      Red's guest is Virginia Grey. Highlights: Clem Kaddidlehopper adventure into the art of interior decorating.
    • Freddie and the Turkey Dinner
      Freddie and the Turkey Dinner
      Season 8 - Episode 8
      Red's guest is William Frawley. Highlights: Freddie the Freeloader tries to obtain a good turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Being a bum, he is treated like one, by a variety of characters. William Frawley as a skinflint restaurant owner, Henry Kulky as a Dishwasher, Isobel Randolph as Mrs. Henderson, Ray Kellogg as the Delivery man, James Burke as Clancy, Dick Crockett as the Gentleman, Dick Elliot as the Hearty Man and Ann Dore as the Waitress.moreless
    • Deadeye the Indian Scout
      Deadeye the Indian Scout
      Season 8 - Episode 7
      Red's guests are Vanessa Brown and Jack Kirkwood. Highlights: Deadeye, Ace Indian Scout leads a wagon trail across the Western plains. Jack Kirkwood as Wagon Train Leader and Vanessa Brown as his daughter. Deadeye's problem is his inability to discover which is West and which is East. And the Indians make things harder for him to have a romance with the trainmaster's daughter.moreless
    • Freddie and the Election
      Freddie and the Election
      Season 8 - Episode 4

      Red's guests are Ann Rutherford and Maxie Rosenbloom.
      Main Sketch:
      Freddie the Freeloader, unhappy with conditions at the City Dump, runs against Councilman Smith in the upcoming election. Ann Rutherford plays Freddie's political adviser.

    • Cauliflower's Hamburger Stand
      Cauliflower's Hamburger Stand
      Season 7 - Episode 23
      Red's guest is Marie Wilson. Highlights: Cauliflower McPugg, unwittingly becomes involved with two hoodlums when his hamburger stand becomes a drop off point and his girlfriend bait.
    • Appleby Wins a House (a.k.a. Game Show)

      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.

    • Friends of Red Skelton Variety Show
      Red Skelton did not appear on this show due to the death of his son. (Two days earlier, on May 10, 1958, Skelton's 9-year-old son Richard died from leukemia.) Several of Red's show business friends filled in for him. Highlights: Milton Berle was the guest host. James Arness makes a cameo, interrupting Berle's monolog. Jimmie Rodgers sings "Make Me A Miracle". Vincent Price recites of lyrics to "Little Blue Man," a popular novelty tune. Jo Stafford sings "The Nearness of You". Donald O'Connor and Sidney Miller play songwriters in a comedy sketch. Also appearing: David Rose and his Orchestra.moreless
    • San Fernando's Singing Sensation
      San Fernando's Singing Sensation
      Season 7 - Episode 30
      Red's guests are Mona Freeman and Randy Sparks. Highlights: San Fernando turns a country boy into a rock 'n' roll sensation. Then the boy receives his draft notice.
    • Love Is a Funny Thing
      Love Is a Funny Thing
      Season 18 - Episode 10

      Red's guest is actress-singer Jane Powell.
      "Love Is a Funny Thing." A look at different kinds of love, with Jane Powell playing (1) the Fairy Godmother to a lovelorn Clem Kadiddlehopper; (2) a classmate of Junior Cavendish in a "Puppy Love" sketch; (3) a secretary to 'The Old Man'; (4) Mrs. Willie Lump Lump, who tries to get her husband to stop drinking; and (5) a Burlesque dancer in a pantomime bit with Red's character 'The Swinger'.
      Jane Powell sings "Little Girl Blue" (during the Jr. Cavendish "Puppy Love" skit).
      Ms. Powell sings "Star" in a production number with the Tom Hansen Dancers (wearing Clem Kadiddlehopper costumes).

    • If At First You Don't Succeed, Forget It

      Red's guest is singer & TV personality Merv Griffin.
      Comedy sketch:
      "If At First You Don't Succeed, Forget It." In a spoof of his own TV talk show, Merv Griffin interviews three Red Skelton characters: Cauliflower McPugg, Bolivar Shagnasty and Willie Lump-Lump.
      Merv Griffin performs a medley of British music-hall songs, including his own signature tune "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Cocoanuts."
      The Olio Spot:
      Red and Bern Hoffman play convicts in a series of crossover gags.
      The Silent Spot:
      A wagon-master holds an open audition for Indian guides.

    • Hippie Days Are Here Again
      Hippie Days Are Here Again
      Season 17 - Episode 9

      Red's guests are comedian-actor Jackie Coogan, comedian Tim Conway, and singer Nancy Ames.
      Comedy sketch:
      "Hippie Days Are Here Again." Freddie the Freeloader stumbles into a Love-In, where he is accepted as an equal by hippies Cherub Sweetface (Conway) and Handsoff Hanna (Ames). Jackie Coogan plays the policeman.
      Nancy Ames sings "I Feel Fine" and "Meditation."
      The show's singers and dancers present "Up Up and Away."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red plays a jobless, hungry man watching a restaurant customer (Jackie Coogan) gorge himself.
      One-Minute Dramas:
      Red and Nancy Ames affix a weird, growing hairpiece to Tim Conway's head.

    • Appleby Goes Abroad
      Appleby Goes Abroad
      Season 6 - Episode 19
      Red's guest is Elena Verdugo. Highlights: Poor George Appleby always winds up the victim of uninvited trouble, especially when he's on vacation in Tangier.
    • Reporter Clem
      Reporter Clem
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      Red's guest is George Raft. Highlights: Clem Kadiddlehopper gets a job at a newspaper after winning a journalism award. George Raft plays Ace Williams, a gangster that Clem is assigned to follow.
    • Freddie and the Millionaire
      Freddie and the Millionaire
      Season 7 - Episode 33
      Red's guests are Charles Ruggles, Marie Windsor and Ann Dore. Highlights: Freddie the Freeloader becomes pals with jaunty millionaire Charlie Ruggles and they have such a good time together that Freddie even gets a free trip to Hawaii. Let it Freddie and Charlie they manage to bump into Tondelayo.
    • Cauliflower’s Reducing Parlor
      Cauliflower's Reducing Parlor
      Season 7 - Episode 34
      Red's guest is Jayne Meadows. Highlights: Cauliflower McPugg and his girlfriend enter the weight-reducing business after the punchy boxer is brought home on a stretcher. The problem is that they learn their building is to be torn down.
    • Bolivar and the Lost Patrol
      Bolivar and the Lost Patrol
      Season 7 - Episode 35
      Red's guests are Lon Chaney Jr, Sessue Hayakawa, Clifford Kawada, Fuji, George O'Hanlon and Sam Flint. Highlights: Red as Cookie the sailor has been on a Pacific atoll and is unaware that the war has been over for thirteen years. Also trapped on the island are Japanese soldiers and a very, very obnoxious American sergeant.moreless
    • Appleby and the Ape
      Appleby and the Ape
      Season 7 - Episode 22
      Red's guests are Cedric Hardwicke, Lon Chaney Jr, John Carradine and Vicki Raaf. Highlights: George Appleby works as a laboratory assistant. He doesn't know that he's working for a pair of mad scientists who plan to put his brain into an ape's body.
    • Freddie's New Home
      Freddie's New Home
      Season 7 - Episode 20
      Red's guest is Vincent Price. Highlights: During a violent thunderstorm, Freddie the Freeloader and his pal Muggsy (Vincent Price) avert disaster by saving a train. In recognition for their bravery, the railroad awards Freddie and Muggsy with a new, modern home.
    • Clem, the Bullfighter
      Clem, the Bullfighter
      Season 7 - Episode 18
      Red's guest is Rita Moreno. Highlights: Country boy Clem Kadiddlehopper turns bullfighter, finds himself in the middle of one of Mexico's big arenas facing a mean bull to impress a lovely senorita.
    • Freddie Finds A Fortune
      Freddie Finds A Fortune
      Season 7 - Episode 16
      Red's guest is Gerald Mohr. Highlights: A bank robber, running from the law, hides stolen cash in the city dump where Freddie the Freeloader lives. Freddie thinks he's died and gone to Heaven when he finds the bundle.
    • Calypso Clem
      Calypso Clem
      Season 7 - Episode 15
      Red's guest is Leo Carillo. Highlights: Clem Kadiddlehopper is a waiter on a ship and poses as a Latin-American dictator until the real Dictator appears.
    • The Three Musketeers
      The Three Musketeers
      Season 7 - Episode 14
      Red's guests are Andy Devine, John Carradine, Sterling Holloway, Valerie Allen and Franklin Pangborn. Highlights: A filmed program in a takeoff of Alexander Dumas' classic tale of "The Three Musketeers" done Skelton style.
    • Freddie's College Reunion
      Freddie's College Reunion
      Season 7 - Episode 27
      Red's guests are Dick Foran and Craig Stevens. Highlights: Freddie the Freeloader attends a college reunion.
    • The Round Table
      The Round Table
      Season 7 - Episode 10
      Red's guests are Hans Conried and Benny Baker. Highlights: A King Arthur spoof with Red Skelton trying to become a knight.
    • Clem in Miami Beach
      Clem in Miami Beach
      Season 8 - Episode 19

      Red's guests are Arthur Godfrey, Keefe Brasselle, and the Henry Vee Aqua Frolics Water Show.
      Main Sketch:
      On vacation in Miami Beach, Clem Kadiddlehopper agrees to judge a beauty contest. Trouble appears in the form of two gun-toting hoods who want to influence Clem's decision. Godfrey and Brasselle appear as the other pageant judges.
      Also included in the cast are Clegg Hoyt, Joan Lahau, Dave O'Brien (also one of the show's writers), Cici Reynolds, Gil Stuart, Mike Stuart, and Jack Boyle.

    • San Fernando Loses the Dixie Queen
      San Fernando Loses the Dixie Queen
      Season 8 - Episode 20
      Red's guests are Cesar Romero and Terry Moore. Also appearing are Morris Ankrum and Dick Ryan. Highlights: San Fernando Red, a gambler and confidence man who operates a river boat. Romero will portray a suave gambler who is a more crooked card shark than San Fernando, and Miss Moore will play San Fernando's beautiful daughter. Red is blissfully cheating the customers until Romero shows up. Romero out-slicks, him and Red finds himself a cabin boy on his own boat.moreless
    • Humphrey Scool of Dramatic Arts
      Humphrey Scool of Dramatic Arts
      Season 8 - Episode 21
      Red's guest is Garry Moore. Also appearing are Jan Arvan, Marshall Reed, Stanley Adams, Jimmy Cross, Lennie Weinrib, Peter Leeds and Mona Watson. Highlights: Clem Kaddidlehopper, worms his way into the rehearsal hall of the Garry Moore Show where the crewcut comedian mistakes him for a relative and fits him into his program.moreless
    • October 26, 1952
      October 26, 1952
      Season 2 - Episode 5

      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.

    • January 6, 1952
      January 6, 1952
      Season 1 - Episode 15

      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.

    • Nuts of the Round Table
      Nuts of the Round Table
      Season 14 - Episode 25

      Paul Anka sings "Sylvia" and "Swanee."
      Comedy Sketch
      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.
      Silent Spot:
      Frankie Darro, in drag, joins Red in a sketch about a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary.

    • Bolivar and the Roaring '20s
      Bolivar and the Roaring '20s
      Season 9 - Episode 19
      Bolivar tries to take control of Scarface's beer operation during prohibition.
      He's been invited to join Scarface's mob after his homemade "bathtub" beer gains a following.
    • Hollywood Agent
      Hollywood Agent
      Season 6 - Episode 37
      Red's guests are Gregory Ratoff, Douglas Fowley and Allen Jenkins. Highlights: A big time movie mogul is seeking a new star and Red plays a variety of roles in his efforts to land the job.
    • Appleby's Invention
      Appleby's Invention
      Season 6 - Episode 36
      Red's guest is Jean Parker. Highlights: George Appleby creates a device that will relieve him of the many, dreary household chores he must perform at Clara's behest.
    • Cookie's Secret
      Cookie's Secret
      Season 6 - Episode 35
      Red's guest is Forrest Tucker. Highlights: Cookie and Muldoon cause a commotion that rocks the Navy when they face banishment to a South Sea Island for over-hearing a secret plan.
    • Clem the Millionaire
      Clem the Millionaire
      Season 6 - Episode 31

      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.

    • November 9, 1952
      November 9, 1952
      Season 2 - Episode 7

      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.

    • November 16, 1952
      November 16, 1952
      Season 2 - Episode 8

      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

    • October 5, 1952
      October 5, 1952
      Season 2 - Episode 2
    • January 4, 1953: Highlights from Past Shows

      While Red continued to recuperate from his operation, NBC aired another programs with film clips from past shows.

    • December 28, 1952: 1951-52 Season Highlights

      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.

    • December 21, 1952
      December 21, 1952
      Season 2 - Episode 13

      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.

    • December 14, 1952: The Sultan
      December 14, 1952: The Sultan
      Season 2 - Episode 12

      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.

    • December 7, 1952
      December 7, 1952
      Season 2 - Episode 11

      Red's characters include "Pitchman Pete," a "typical" TV salesman.

    • November 30, 1952
      November 30, 1952
      Season 2 - Episode 10

      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.

    • November 23, 1952: The Thanksgiving Turkey

      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.

    • October 19, 1952: “Calling Dr. Frankenstein”

      Sketches include:
      "Calling Dr. Frankenstein" - Lucy Knoch joins Red in a mad scientist skit.

    • Cookie in Cuba
      Cookie in Cuba
      Season 6 - Episode 32
      Red's guests are Mickey Rooney and Lina Romay. Highlights: Cookie and Snorkel try to get shore leave in Cuba so they can catch the lucious Carmen's nightclub dancing act and wind up getting into more trouble.
    • Bolivar's Double
      Bolivar's Double
      Season 6 - Episode 28
      Red's guests are Gerald Mohr and Virginia Grey. Highlights: Bolivar Shagnasty is fleeing from the police and takes refuge in the Appleby household. Poor George winds up being mistaken for the jewel thief.
    • The Third Wish
      The Third Wish
      Season 7 - Episode 12
      Red's guests are James Dunn, Richard Eyer and the Mitchell Boys Choir. Highlights: Freddie the Freeloader repairs broken toys for distribution to needy children at Christmas time with the aid of a magic lamp.
    • Deadeye the Outlaw
      Deadeye the Outlaw
      Season 7 - Episode 11
      Red's guest is Mickey Rooney. Also appearing are Jack Kirkwood and Ray Kellogg. Highlights: Deadeye the most feared gunman in the Old Southwest terrorizes an Arizona town until the return of the Sheriff's college-educated son.
    • San Fernando the Swami
      San Fernando the Swami
      Season 8 - Episode 29
      Red's guests are Wanda Hendrix and Barbara Morrison. Highlights: Wily San Fernando Red turns to the crystal ball racket and predicts that a wealthy widow will marry him.
    • Rapid Growth
      Rapid Growth
      Season 8 - Episode 28

      Red's guest is Peter Lorre. Also appearing are Maudie Prickett, Peter Mamakos, Jeane Wood and Olive Brasno.
      Main sketch:

      Clem Kaddidlehopper sells a vacuum cleaner to a mad scientist and ends up the midget- result of the mad doctor's experiment.

    • Freddie and the Mother's Day Party
      Freddie and the Mother's Day Party
      Season 8 - Episode 27

      Red's guests are Dick Foran and Don Wilson.
      Main sketch:

      Freddie the Freeloader's wealthy brother Harold invites Freddie and Muggsy to a high-society Mother's Day party.
      (Some sources list Harold as Freddie's brother-in-law.)

    • Appleby's Formula
      Appleby's Formula
      Season 8 - Episode 26
      Red's guest is Marilyn Maxwell. Highlights: George Appleby discovers a formula that will wipe out smog in Los Angeles and his wife Clara (Marilyn Maxwell) discovers that smog isn't all that the formula will make disappear.
    • Deadeye and Slim Dan
      Deadeye and Slim Dan
      Season 8 - Episode 25

      Red's guest is John Carradine. Also appearing are Vicki Raaf, Marshall Reed, Dick Elliott, Glen Turnbull, Michael Ross and Dick Ryan.
      Main sketch:
      "Deadeye And The Rustlers" (aka "Deadeye and Slim Dan") - Local bigwig Slim Jim (Carradine), wanting to prove to the townspeople that he's serious about fighting crime, appoints Deadeye as the town's marshal. Deadeye is unaware that the town has lost 41 marshals in a month ... or that Slim Jim is actually the boss of a gang of rustlers.

    • Cookie and the Japanese Beauty
      Cookie and the Japanese Beauty
      Season 8 - Episode 24
      Red's guests are Jackie Coogan and Nobu McCarthy. Also appearing are Gil Stratton and program writer Dave O'Brien. Highlights: Cookie the Sailor invades the shores of Japan to romance a Japanese beauty.
    • Willie on the Wagon
      Willie on the Wagon
      Season 7 - Episode 13
      Red's guests are Mercedes McCambridge and Charles Ruggles. Highlights: Willie Lump Lump suffers from a severe hang-over after New Year's Eve. Willie's wife Nancy is up in arms about Willie when he arrives home in a street cleaner's cart, she tries to sober him up for the arrival of her beloved Uncle Clarence, head of the local chapter of the Temperance Society.moreless
    • December 30, 1951: Learn to Dance in Ten Easy Lessons or One Hard One

      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.

    • September 29, 1953
      September 29, 1953
      Season 3 - Episode 2

      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)."

    • Mean Little Girl
      Mean Little Girl
      Season 6 - Episode 27
      Red's guest is Evelyn Rudie (as Phoebe). Also appearing are Mary Beth Hughes and Lyle Talbott. Highlights: Bumbling George Appleby has to play nursemaid to his boss' nasty little daughter, Phoebe (Evelyn Rudie) who steps into the spotlight as "the mean wittle girl" an adaptation of Skelton's famous radio character, the "mean wittle lad".moreless
    • Robinson Crusoe
      Robinson Crusoe
      Season 6 - Episode 26
      Red's guests are Reginald Denny and Alan Mowbray. Highlights: Freddie the Freeloader finds a way to earn an easy fortune if he can survive six months on a deserted Pacific Island. He experiences this unusual turnabout when he becomes a savory delicacy in the eyes of cannibals on the desert island.moreless
    • Romeo and Juliet
      Romeo and Juliet
      Season 6 - Episode 25
      Red's guests are Jackie Coogan, Arnold Stang and Sue Carlton. Highlights: Muldoon is intent on his ship company winning a fleet drama award which offers shore leave in Japan. Consequently, he has cast Cookie (Red) as a six-foot-three Romeo and Snorkel as a five-foot-three Juliet. A pretty stowaway also gets into the picture.moreless
    • Freddie's Surprise Party
      Freddie's Surprise Party
      Season 6 - Episode 22
      Red's guest is Edward Everett Horton (as Smitty). Highlights: Freddie the Freeloader is given a surprise party by his friends of "Paradise Lane". The party is a send-off to Europe on the Ile de France.
    • Appleby's House
      Appleby's House
      Season 6 - Episode 23
      Red's guest is Virginia Grey. Highlights: Appleby is victimized by real estate operators who sell him a house that's a termite haven and near collapse. Later, George and Clara Appleby discover that it is a greatly desired piece of property.
    • Bolivar Gets Amnesia
      Bolivar Gets Amnesia
      Season 7 - Episode 26
      Red's guests are Barbara Nichols and Lynn Bari. Highlights: Red plays two parts, the swaggering Bolivar Shagnasty and the meek George Appleby. This gives him a chance to have two girls - blonde, sexy Barbara Nichols, and Lynn Bari who plays a tough wife, so Red gets belted in the head a couple of times and skitters from girl to girl.moreless
    • San Fernando's Filibuster
      San Fernando's Filibuster
      Season 7 - Episode 25
      Red's guests are Ruth Hussey and Bill Goodwin. Highlights: San Fernando Red is running for re-election to the town assembly. After the election he is accused of stuffing the ballot box in his own behalf.
    • Clem and the Photographer
      Clem and the Photographer
      Season 7 - Episode 24
      Red's guest is Billy Gilbert. Highlights: Clem Kadiddlehopper accidently takes a picture of a bank robbery while visiting his uncle's photography shop.
    • It's So Nice to Have a Louse Around the House
      "It's So Nice to Have a Louse Around the House" The parents of Junior Cavendish (The Mean Widdle Kid) are seeing a divorce. Jack E. Leonard plays the judge. Roland Winters and Jane Dulo appear as Junior's parents.
      Beverly Wright sings "Joey," "It's a Most Unusual Day" and "I Stayed Too Long at the Fair."moreless
    • Do You Take This Woman For Your Awful Wedded Wife?

      Clara Appleby (Audrey Meadows) gets a job at George's office. Richard Deacon plays George's boss.
      The Lettermen sing a medley.

    • Get Thee To A Cannery
      Get Thee To A Cannery
      Season 13 - Episode 6

      Red's guests are Ethel Merman and Billy Barty.
      Main Comedy Sketch
      "Get Thee To A Cannery" - After Freddie the Freeloader scores a success with his Mulligan stew recipe, food tycoon Mother Hughes (Ethel Merman) tries to muscle in.
      Musical Highlights:
      Ethel Merman sings "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "A Lot of Livin' to Do," "Speak Low," "Molly Malone" and "Brahms' Lullaby."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red and Billy Barty don animal outfits to play a hungry cat and a clever mouse.

    • Crime Doesn't Pay But It's Tax Free
      Crime Doesn't Pay But It's Tax Free
      Season 19 - Episode 14

      Red's guests are actress Barbara Bain (from "Mission: Impossible") and rock group Sweetwater.
      Comedy sketch:
      "Crime Doesn't Pay But It's Tax Free." A newspaper reporter (Bain) seeks to expose San Fernando Red's cooked midway show by becoming his assistant.
      Sweetwater performs "Two Worlds."
      The Jimmy Joyce Singers and Tom Hansen Dancers perform "The Happening" and "Stanley Steamer."
      The Silent Spot:
      A husband and wife (Skelton & Helen Kleeb) prepare for a New Year's Eve party.

    • February 1, 1953: Helen O'Connell
      February 1, 1953: Helen O'Connell
      Season 2 - Episode 19

      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.

    • The Son of Oliver Twist or Junior is Just a Little Dickens

      Red's guests are Cyril Ritchard, Jack Wild and Radames Pera.
      Comedy sketch:
      "The Son of Oliver Twist or Junior is Just a Little Dickens." A spoof of the musical "Oliver!" with The Artful Dodger (Jack Wild) tutoring the "Mean Widdle Kid" (Red) on the art of picking pockets.
      Jack Wild sings "Fish 'N' Chips" in a production number with the Tom Hansen Dancers.
      The Jimmy Joyce Singers and Hansen Dancers perform "My Favorite Things."
      The Silent Spot:
      "The Magic of Christmas" with Red as toy shop owner on Christmas Eve.

    • Singing Waiters, Hillbilly Songwriters

      Red's guests are comedian George Gobel and singer Lou Rawls.
      "Singing Waiters, Hillbilly Songwriters" with Gobel and Skelton playing songwriters in two segments:
      1. Back in the Tin Pan Alley era, Singing Waiters Bolivar Shagnasty and Alexander Ragtime compose an Irving Berlin-type tune.
      2. Hillbilly Songwriters Clem Kadiddlehopper and Jed Dinglejumper audition a song for the current music market.
      Lou Rawls sings "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)" and "Cotton Fields."
      The Jimmy Joyce Singers and Tom Hansen Dancers perform "Games People Play" and "Summer Me, Winter Me."
      The Silent Spot:
      On "The Morning After the Big Snow," homeowner Red digs out after a massive snow storm.

    • An Icicle Built For Two (aka "Alaska")

      Red's guests are actor Maurice Evans and pop singer Oliver. Beverly Powers also appears.
      Comedy sketch:
      "An Icicle Built for Two." An Alaskan policeman (Maurice) is determined to arrest San Fernando Red and his Eskimo cohort (Powers) for swindling oil prospectors at their desolate trading post.
      Oliver sings "Who Will Buy?" and "Jean."
      The Jimmy Joyce Singers and Tom Hansen Dancers perform "Consider Yourself."
      The Silent Spot:
      A shy bookkeeper (Skelton) and a Plain Jane secretary (Powers) lose their inhibitions while working after-hours at a beach-ball company.

    • It is Better To Have Loved and Lost, Much Better
      Red's guests are Janet Leigh and the Mills Brothers.

      Comedy Spot: Janet plays country girl Daisy June (trying to coax Clem Kadiddlehopper into marriage); as Clara Appleby, she henpecks husband George into asking for a raise.

      Silent Spot: Red is an off-target house wrecker.

      Musical Highlights: The Mills Brothers perform, "Cab Driver" and "Nevertheless". The Mills Brothers with the Tom Hansen dancers & the Jimmy Joyce Singers perform "Paper Doll". Tom Hansen dancers & the Jimmy Joyce Singers perform "Happy Heart".moreless
    • He Wanted to be a Square-Shooter, But He Found That His Barrel Was Round

      Red's guests are actress Agnes Moorehead and singer Shirley Bassey.
      1. "He Wanted to be a Square-Shooter, But He Found That His Barrel Was Round." Crusading temperance worker Bertha Bluenose (Moorehead) is determined to close down Sheriff Deadeye's saloon.
      2. Agnes Moorehead plays a witch in a series of blackout gags.
      Shirley Bassey sings "We."
      Shirley Bassey - "Let's Misbehave" production number.
      The Tom Hansen dancers & Jimmy Joyce Singers perform "Be True to Your School."
      The Silent Spot:
      "Getting Rid of Mice." Red pantomimes an exterminator in a science laboratory.

    • The Emergency Case
      The Emergency Case
      Season 19 - Episode 7

      Red's guests are actress Audrey Meadows, ventriloquist Edgar Bergen (with his puppet Charlie McCarthy), and rock group Three Dog Night.
      Comedy sketch:
      "See Your Doctor Once A Year Even If It Kills You." Accident victim Freddie the Freeloader has trouble getting past an irascible emergency room admitting nurse (Meadows).
      Three Dog Night perform "Easy to be Hard."
      The Jimmy Joyce Singers and the Tom Hansen Dancers - "I Hear Music" production number.
      The Olio Spot:
      A vaudeville routine with hospital patients W.C. Fields (portrayed by Red) and puppet Charlie McCarthy vying for the attention of Dr. Edgar Bergen's pretty nurse (Beverly Powers).

    • Our Man Fink
      Our Man Fink
      Season 15 - Episode 30

      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.

    • When East Meets West, You've Sure Got a Skinny Country

      Red's guest is singer-actress Carol Lawrence. Also appearing are Jan Arvan and Brad Logan.
      Comedy sketch:
      "When East Meets West, You've Sure Got a Skinny Country." Saloon singer Carol Lawrence threatens Sheriff Deadeye’s saloon business when she goes to work for his his competitor Dusty (Arvan).
      Carol Lawrence sings "Big Spendor" and, with the Tom Hansen Dancers, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head."
      Red sings "Tell Her You Love Her," a composition he wrote as a valentine to his wife Georgia.
      The Silent Spot:
      "Trying to Lose Weight" with Red as a hapless customer at a reducing salon.

    • Bill Bailey Must Have Been Married That's Why He Never Came Home

      Red's guests are comedians Godfrey Cambridge and Pat Carroll, and singer-songwriter Jackie DeShannon.
      Comedy sketch:
      "Bill Bailey Must Have Been Married That's Why He Never Came Home" - When George (Skelton) and Clara (Carroll) Appleby's house becomes flooded, they make the mistake of calling a well-off plumber (Cambridge) who doesn't do house calls. So George has to bring his water heater to the plumber's office for consultation.
      Jackie DeShannon sings "Love Is Blue" and "Jackie."
      Jackie DeShannon is joined by the Jimmy Joyce Singers and Tom Hansen Dancers on "Brighton Hill."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red pantomimes a hotel night clerk who struggles to handle a busy switchboard.

    • The Three Musketeers Ride Again, Those Ding-Dong Daddies

      Red's guests are Mickey Rooney, Tiny Tim, Audrey Meadows, and Jackie Coogan. Jimmy Cross also appears.
      Comedy sketch:
      "The Three Musketeers Ride Again, Those Ding-Dong Daddies from Dumas." The Three Musketeers (Skelton, Rooney, and Tiny Tim) try to protect the Queen (Meadows) from Pierre the kidnapper (Coogan).
      Sketch includes the songs "March of the Musketeers" (sung by Skelton, Rooney and Tim) and Tiny Tim's solo "A Bird in a Gilded Cage."
      The Silent Spot:
      Skelton mimics a meticulous street cleaner in a pantomime bit with Mickey Rooney.

    • People Who Like People are Cannibals
      People Who Like People are Cannibals
      Season 19 - Episode 21

      Red's guests are actress Barbara Feldon and vocal trio The Lettermen.
      Comedy sketch:
      "People Who Like People are Cannibals." Barbara Feldon plays a government scientist who tests an experimental chicken feed on "human guinea pig" Clem Kadiddlehopper.
      The Lettermen sing "Traces" and "Memories."
      Barbara Feldon and The Lettermen perform "Sweet Georgia Brown" in a production number with the Tom Hansen Dancers.
      The Silent Spot:
      Red plays a father having to contend with uncooperative mechanical toys and appliances.

    • Is This the Way to Ruin an Airline
      Is This the Way to Ruin an Airline
      Season 19 - Episode 19

      Red's guests are actor Mike Connors, and Country & Western band Danny Davis and The Nashville Brass.
      Comedy sketches:
      1. "Is This Any Way To Ruin An Airline?" Airline pilots Skelton and Connors are torn between two hijackers—one wanting to go to Havana and
      the other insisting upon Moscow.
      2. "McPugg and the Plastic Surgeon." Boxer Cauliflower McPugg, hoping to have his battered face fixed, consults with plastic surgeon Connors.
      Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass perform "Wabash Cannonball" and "Lonely Street."
      The Jimmy Joyce Singers join the Tom Hansen Dancers on "One-Two-Three."
      The Silent Spot:
      Charlie the Swinger has a harrowing time trying to pick up his date.

    • Charity Begins at Home, But Nowadays Who Can Afford a Home

      Red's guest is Jane Powell.
      Comedy sketch:
      "Charity Begins at Home, But Nowadays Who Can Afford a Home?" The hostess of a charity masquerade party (Powell) mistakes Freddie the Freeloader for a playboy philanthropist.
      Jane Powell sings "The Lady is a Tramp" and "Carnival."
      The Jimmy Joyce Singers join the Tom Hansen Dancers for "My Love."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red pantomimes the hazards of waiting for a Hollywood Boulevard bus.

    • If Marriages Are Made in Heaven, Why Do They Call it Heaven
      Red's guests are Duke Ellington and his orchestra and comedienne Pat Carroll.

      Comedy Spot: Pat Carroll gives Red a big send off as he wraps up his 17th season on CBS. (Next fall, Red will be on NBC, where he began his first TV series back in 1951).

      Silent Spot: Red sees strange visions in a barroom mirror.

      Musical Highlights: Duke Ellington and his orchestra perform "I Got it Bad and That Ain't Good", "Satin Doll" and "Take the 'A' Train".

      In his monologue, Red recalls W.C. Fields and re-creates one of his routines.moreless
    • You Can Take the Boy Out of the Country, If You Promise Not To Bring Him Back

      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.

    • Blood is Thicker Than Water and Harder to Shave With

      Red's guests are actor Vincent Price and musical group Kenny Rogers & The First Edition.
      Comedy sketch:
      "Blood is Thicker Than Water and Harder to Shave With." Attorney Clarence Narrow (Price) pleads for the prison parole of his brother Sheriff Deadeye.
      Kenny Rogers and The First Edition perform "Something's Burning" and "Reuben James."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red pantomimes a born loser in a gambling casino.

    • There's One Thing Money Won't Buy, & Someday We'll Find Out"

      Red's guests are actor Walter Brennan and rock group Smith.
      Comedy sketch:
      "There's Only One Thing Money Won't Buy, And Some Day We'll Find Out What It Is." Hoping to con Freddie the Freeloader (Red) out of some valuable property, business tycoon Walter Briarcliff, Sr. (Brennan) disguises himself as a hobo.
      Smith performs "Baby It's You" and "Tell Him No."
      The Tom Hansen Dancers perform "Unidentified Flying Object."
      The Jimmy Joyce Singers and The Tom Hansen Dancers - "Sunny" production number.
      The Silent Spot:
      Pilgrim Red pantomimes a Pilgrim scouring the countryside for a Thanksgiving turkey.

    • Autograph Hounds
      Autograph Hounds
      Season 19 - Episode 6

      Red's guests are actor John Wayne (celebrating his 40th year in the movies) and musical group Julius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band.
      Comedy sketches:
      1. "Autograph Hounds." Red demonstrates the various techniques used by fans seeking John Wayne's autograph.
      2. "Hominy and True Grits." Rooster Cogburn (Wayne) heads for a showdown with Sheriff Deadeye (Skelton).
      Julius Wechter and the Baja Marimba Band perform "Brazilia," "Coming Through the Back Door" and "Fresh Air."
      The Jimmy Joyce Singers and Tom Hansen Dancers - "Tonight" and "To the Movies We Go" production numbers.
      Silent Spot:
      "The Irish Pub" with Red as an Irish rogue in a satire of John Wayne's classic "The Quiet Man."
      Little Boy watching a monster movie.

    • Ah, Sweet Mystery of Hate
      Ah, Sweet Mystery of Hate
      Season 12 - Episode 29
      Sketch: "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Hate" with Pat Carroll (as Clara Appleby) and Forrest Tucker
    • How Green Was My Money
      How Green Was My Money
      Season 12 - Episode 28
      Sketch: "How Green Was My Money" with Robert Horton.
      Also Frankie Darro appears in The Silent Spot.
    • Clem and the Beanstalk
      Clem and the Beanstalk
      Season 9 - Episode 30
      "Clem and the Beanstalk" with Clem Kadiddlehopper in the role of Jack.
    • Come to Me My Melon-Headed Baby
      Come to Me My Melon-Headed Baby
      Season 12 - Episode 26
      "Come to Me My Melon-Headed Baby" with Red (as Junior Cavendish, the "Mean Widdle Kid") and Ginger Rogers as Junior's mother.
      The Silent Spot: Guest Robert Strauss appears with Red in a sketch about bumbling burglers.
      Ginger Rogers sings "Let's Cling" and "La Cumparasita" and dances with Garrett Lewis.moreless
    • Super-Cauliflower
      Season 9 - Episode 27
      "Super-Cauliflower" with Basil Rathbone (as Hugh Rubicoff) and Elena Verdugo (as Ruth Sanders).
    • San Fernando's Thanksgiving
      San Fernando's Thanksgiving
      Season 9 - Episode 8

      "San Fernando's Thanksgiving" with Jayne Meadows.

    • After the Bald Was Over
      After the Bald Was Over
      Season 12 - Episode 24
      "After the Bald Was Over" with Marilyn Maxwell (as Clara Appleby) and Jackie Coogan (as Mr. Baldwin, George Appleby's boss).
    • The Beverly Haykickers
      The Beverly Haykickers
      Season 12 - Episode 23
      "The Beverly Haykickers" with Sebastian Cabot (as R.S. Quickie) and Jerry Lanning.
    • A Midsummer Nut's Dream
      A Midsummer Nut's Dream
      Season 12 - Episode 30
      Sketch: "A Midsummer Nut's Dream" with Keely Smith.
    • Bolivar the Songwriter
      Bolivar the Songwriter
      Season 9 - Episode 10

      "Bolivar the Songwriter" with Bobby Rydell and Barbara Nichols.

    • Willie Lump Lump's Birthday
      Willie Lump Lump's Birthday
      Season 19 - Episode 5

      Red's guests are comedienne Kaye Ballard and rock band Paul Revere and the Raiders.
      Comedy sketch:
      "Willie Lump Lump's Birthday." A Motor Vehicle Bureau employee (Ballard) gives a driving test to an inebriated Willie Lump Lump.
      Paul Revere and the Raiders perform "Good Thing" and "We Gotta All Get Together."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red tries to catch his own fish dinner at a seafood restaurant.
      Ed Sullivan, making a cameo appearance, introduces Red Skelton in the audience.

    • The Traveling Saleslady and the Farmer's Son

      Red's guests are comedienne Martha Raye and musical group The Vogues.
      Comedy sketch:
      "The Traveling Saleslady and the Farmer's Son." Clem Kadiddlehopper is swept off his feet by a traveling saleslady (Raye), segueing into a dream sequence that spoofs the Nelson Eddy/Jeannette MacDonald musical "Rose Marie."
      The Vogues perform "See That Girl" and "Time After Time."
      The Silent Spot:
      In "The Process Server," a quick-change artist (Red) tries to deliver a summons to an elusive lawbreaker (Brad Logan).

    • The Subject Was Painters
      The Subject Was Painters
      Season 19 - Episode 3

      Red's guests are actor Jack Albertson, actress Emmaline Henry, and musical group Gary Puckett and the Union Gap.
      Comedy sketch:
      "The Subject Was Painters." Hoping to coax a loan from his banker (Albertson), George Appleby tries to prove that he's a good risk by posing as his entire household staff.
      Gary Puckett and the Union Gap perform "This Girl is a Woman Now."
      Gary Puckett solos on "Home."
      The Jimmy Joyce Singers and The Tom Hansen Dancers - "Spinning Wheel" production number.
      Red Skelton plays a few bars on his auto-harp.
      The Silent Spot:
      At a summer resort, a 97-pound weakling tries to impress a beauty by showing off.

    • A Happening That Happened In Texas
      A Happening That Happened In Texas
      Season 19 - Episode 2

      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.

    • Pop, The Astronaut
      Pop, The Astronaut
      Season 19 - Episode 1

      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.

    • Love is a Many-Splintered Thing (a.k.a. Passion in Pasadena)

      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.

    • Jerk and the Beanstalk
      Jerk and the Beanstalk
      Season 12 - Episode 32
      "Jerk and the Beanstalk" with Don Knotts (as Horaces Hercules) and Helen O'Connell (as Clara Appleby).
    • Captains Outrageous
      Captains Outrageous
      Season 12 - Episode 31
      Sketch: "Captains Outrageous" with Rhonda Fleming and Hank Henry.
    • He Died With His Boots On Cause He Had Cold Feet to Start

      Red's guests are actor Fess Parker and singer-songwriter Mac Davis.
      Comedy sketch:
      "He Died With His Boots On, Cause He Had Cold Feet to Start" (a.k.a. "He Died With His Boots Off, That's Why He Stubbed His Toe When He Kicked The Bucket"). In a historical dream sequence set at the Alamo, Clem Kadiddlehopper teams up with Davy Crockett (Fess Parker) to spy on Mexican General Santa Ana.
      Mac Davis sings "In the Ghetto" and "Memories."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red as a nervous realtor trying to evict a tenant who dabbles in spiritualism.

    • Be It Ever So Crumbled, There is No Place Like Home

      Red's guests are comedian George Gobel, actress Barbara Bostock, and rock group The Original Caste.
      Comedy sketch:
      "Be It Ever So Crumbled, There is No Place Like Home." To escape his wife's nagging, a henpecked husband (Gobel) answers Freddie the Freeloader's ad for a roommate.
      Original Caste perform "Mr. Monday" and "One Tin Soldier."
      The Tom Hansen Dancers do a "76 Trombones" production number.
      The Jimmy Joyce Singers & the Tom Hansen Dancers perform "I'm Your Puppet."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red pantomimes a practical joker who gets his comeuppance at a picnic.

    • Love Is An Itch You Can't Scratch
      Love Is An Itch You Can't Scratch
      Season 17 - Episode 21

      Red's guests are actor-singer Herschel Bernardi and TV personality Diane Linkletter.
      Comedy sketch:
      "Love Is An Itch You Can't Scratch" Freddie the Freeloader and his hobo friend Muggsy (Bernardi) pose as Park Avenue millionaires in order to impress the boyfriend of Muggsy's daughter Janey (Linkletter).
      Herschel Bernardi sings "Sunrise Sunset" (from "Fiddler on the Roof").
      The Tom Hansen Dancers, featuring baton twirler Judy Lawrence, perform to "The Everett McKinley Dirksen March," a tune composed by Skelton.
      The Silent Spot:
      Red plays a fisherman who demolishes a farmhouse while hunting for worms.
      One-Minute Dramas:
      Blackouts about an amazing cigarette lighter, a magician-surgeon team, and a two-timing girl's "empty" closet.

    • Fairy Tales for Old Children
      Fairy Tales for Old Children
      Season 17 - Episode 20

      Red and guests Jane Powell and Cyril Ritchard present "Fairy Tales for Old Children," a salute to famous fairy tales.
      Among the segments:
      Forsooth the Genie (Skelton) meets Aladdin (Ritchard).
      "Rip Van Winkle" awakens in the "Groovy" 1960s.
      Ritchard and Powell in a musical version of "Beauty and the Beast."
      "Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater" takes bride Jane Powell on a honeymoon in a pumpkin.
      Junior the Mean Widdle Kid awakens Sleeping Beauty.
      "The Pied Piper" rounds up all the village drunks.
      A "Three Blind Mice" dance with Jane Powell.

    • Dial M For Moron
      Dial M For Moron
      Season 17 - Episode 19

      Red's guests are comedienne Phyllis Diller and singer Lou Rawls.
      Comedy sketch:
      "Dial M for Moron." Silent screen star Greta Gargoyle (Phyllis Diller) casts Clem Kadiddlehopper (Red) as a bullfighter in her comeback film.
      Lou Rawls sing "Three O'Clock in the Morning" and "On a Clear Day."
      The Silent Spot:
      Red plays a store detective who wages war against shoplifters.
      One-Minute Dramas:
      Skelton and Miss Diller portray Mr. and Mrs. Ben Franklin discovering electricity, a couple meeting on a desert island, and two-thirds of a Hollywood love triangle.

    • Red Skelton One-Man Show
      Red Skelton One-Man Show
      Season 17 - Episode 18
      In a nostalgic one-man show, Red recalls his long career from vaudeville days to the present. Out of his old theatrical trunk, Red pulls memories of "Guzzler's Gin", "Dunking Doughnuts", "Bathing the Baby" and others which he re-creates in pantomime and sketches.

      Red sings, "Scarlet Ribbons" and introduces "The Everett McKinley Dirksen March" a Skelton original honoring the senior senator from Illinois.moreless
    • When East Meets West, You Need A New Compass

      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.

    • Ironside spoof
      Ironside spoof
      Season 20 - Episode 24
      Red's guest is Sebastian Cabot.

      Comedy Sketch: A spoof of "Ironside" as Sebastian plays the wheelchair bound detective who depends on Clem Kadiddlehopper for locomotion.

      Silent Spot: Red is fumble-fingered mechanic in a Raceway pit stop.

      Musical Highlights: The Burgundy Street Singers perform "Let's Get Together".
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