The Red Skelton Show - Season 12

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Episode Guide

  • Sombody Up There Should Stay There
    9/25/62
    7.8

    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.

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  • Ah, Sweet Mystery of Hate
    4/30/63
    0.0
    Sketch: "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Hate" with Pat Carroll (as Clara Appleby) and Forrest Tucker
  • How Green Was My Money
    4/16/63
    0.0
    Sketch: "How Green Was My Money" with Robert Horton.
    Also Frankie Darro appears in The Silent Spot.
  • Come to Me My Melon-Headed Baby
    4/2/63
    0.0
    Sketch:
    "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.
    Music:
    Ginger Rogers sings "Let's Cling" and "La Cumparasita" and dances with Garrett Lewis.moreless
  • After the Bald Was Over
    3/12/63
    0.0
    "After the Bald Was Over" with Marilyn Maxwell (as Clara Appleby) and Jackie Coogan (as Mr. Baldwin, George Appleby's boss).
  • The Beverly Haykickers
    3/5/63
    0.0
    "The Beverly Haykickers" with Sebastian Cabot (as R.S. Quickie) and Jerry Lanning.
  • A Midsummer Nut's Dream
    5/7/63
    0.0
    Sketch: "A Midsummer Nut's Dream" with Keely Smith.
  • Jerk and the Beanstalk
    5/28/63
    0.0
    "Jerk and the Beanstalk" with Don Knotts (as Horaces Hercules) and Helen O'Connell (as Clara Appleby).
  • Captains Outrageous
    Captains Outrageous
    Episode 31
    5/21/63
    0.0
    Sketch: "Captains Outrageous" with Rhonda Fleming and Hank Henry.
  • My Friend the Enemy
    My Friend the Enemy
    Episode 22
    2/26/63
    0.0
    "My Friend the Enemy" with Stubby Kaye.
  • Red Fails in the Sunset
    2/12/63
    0.0
    "Red Fails in the Sunset" with Cesar Romero and The Kessler Twins.
  • Frontier Coward
    Frontier Coward
    Episode 25
    3/26/63
    0.0
    Red's guests are Amanda Blake, Bobby Rydell (Billy the Kid) and Kem Dibbs (Cactus Max).

    Musical Highlights: Bobby sings, "Hello, Young Lovers" and "My Coloring Book".

    Comedy Sketch: "Frontier Coward" Sheriff Deadeye (Red) is about to be replaced by the Widder Jenkins (Amanda).

    Silent Spot: Red and Marie Roe portray a famed dancing couple. Also appearing the Skelton Dancers and the David Rose Orchestra.moreless
  • Advice to the Loveworn
    2/19/63
    0.0
    Sketch: "Advice to the Loveworn" with Jayne Mansfield (as Dr. Joyce Sisters) and Virginia Grey (as Clara Appleby).
    Music:
    The Letterman - "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "The Girl Next Door."
    Jayne Mansfield sings "Glory of Love."
  • Ten Baby Fingers and 12 Baby Toes
    11/20/62
    0.0
    Sketch: "Ten Baby Fingers and 12 Baby Toes" with Red (as The Mean Widdle Kid), Janis Paige (as the mother) and Stubby Kaye (as a child psychiatrist).
    Music:
    Janis Paige - "Tea for Two"
    Janis Paige & Stubby Kaye - "Teamwork"
  • Dial P for Plumber
    Dial P for Plumber
    Episode 7
    11/13/62
    0.0
    Sketch: "Dial P for Plumber" with Cesar Romero (as the plumber) and Jo Stafford (as Clara Appleby).
  • One Good Intern Deserves Another
    10/23/62
    0.0
    "One Good Intern Deserves Another" - Dr. Ben Cassy spoof. Freddie enters a hospital for a free meal.
  • The Booze Man of Alcatraz
    10/16/62
    0.0
    "The Booze Man of Alcatraz" with Kay Starr and Jackie Coogan
  • The Mayor of Central Park
    10/9/62
    0.0
    "The Mayor of Central Park" with Ray Bolger (as "The Mayor of Central Park").
    Music:
    Ray Bolger sings "I'm Fascinating"
    Brenda Lee sings "All Alone Am I" & "Kansas City"
  • The Greatest Schmo on Earth
    10/2/62
    0.0
    "The Greatest Schmo on Earth" - Daisy June joins a carnival. Clem trys to get her to come back but is against owner Phil Harris.
  • March of the Litterbugs
    11/27/62
    0.0
    Sketch: "March of the Litterbugs" with Cyril Ritchard (as Captain Kleeg) and Joanie Sommers (as Kleeg's assistant).
    Music:
    Joanie Sommers - "I'm Old Fashioned," "Till There Was You" & "Namely You"
    Cyril Ritchard - "When I Was a Lad"
  • Who Put the Bobby Sox in Mr. Appleby's Chowder
    Sketch:
    "Who Put the Bobby Sox in Mr. Appleby's Chowder" with Audrey Meadows as Clara Appleby, and Bobby Rydell as Bobby Sox, a pop singer who hides from fans in the Applebys' house.
    Music:
    Bobby Rydell - "Somebody Loves Me" & "Cha Cha Cha"
  • Much Ado About Knotting
    2/5/63
    0.0
    "Much Ado About Knotting" with George Gobel.
    Music:
    The Modernaires perform "Little Brown Jug", "Lazy River" and "That's All" (with dancing by The Skelton Dancers).
  • Witness for the Persecution (a.k.a. Half A Lawyer Is Better Than None)

    Red's guests are actor Mickey Rooney and vocal trio The Paris Sisters.

    Musical Highlight: The Paris Sisters sing "I Love How You Love Me."

    Comedy Sketch: "Witness for the Persecution" (aka "Half A Lawyer Is Better Than None") - Freddie the Freeloader is arrested for breaking into a library.

    Silent Spot: Red plays a half-man, half-woman circus side-show performer preparing for a double date.

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  • Children Should Be Seen But Not Had
    1/22/63
    0.0
    "Children Should Be Seen But Not Had" with Phil Harris and Alice Faye.
  • Have Rickshaw-Will Travel
    1/15/63
    0.0
    "Have Rickshaw-Will Travel" with Miyoshi Umeki.
    The Silent Spot: Jules Munshin plays a mad scientist.
  • Where There's a Will, There's a Wife
    1/8/63
    0.0
    "Where There's a Will, There's a Wife" with Eve Arden as Clara Appleby.
  • Freddie and the Yuletide Doll
    12/25/62
    0.0
    1962 Christmas Show
    A repeat of "Freddie and the Yuletide Doll" from 19Dec1961 with Cara Williams.
    New segments:
    (1) "Spectre of the Rose" ballet parody with Roberta Lubell.
    (2) The Mitchell Boys Choir and Red Skelton sing "Joy to the World" and "Deck the Halls."
  • How the West Was Lost
    12/18/62
    0.0
    "How the West Was Lost" with Red as Sheriff Deadeye, Gordon MacRae (as Lucky Leo), and Sheila MacRae (as Leo's girlfriend).
  • Once Upon a Flea
    Once Upon a Flea
    Episode 11
    12/11/62
    0.0
    Sketch: "Once Upon a Flea" with Will Jordan (as Ed Shewllivan).
    Musical guest:
    Rosemary Clooney sings "Tenderly" and "I Won't Dance."
  • The Portrait of Dorian Appleby
    4/9/63
    0.0
    "The Portrait of Dorian Appleby" with Janet Blair (as Clara Appleby).
  • Rupert the Stupet
    Rupert the Stupet
    Episode 6
    10/30/62
    0.0
    Guests:
    Jane Powell
    Charlie Ruggles
    Jules Munshin
    Sketch: Clem
    Silent spot: "Old Man and Sidewalk Cafe Lovers".
  • Of Mouth and Men
    Of Mouth and Men
    Episode 14
    1/1/63
    0.0
    "Of Mouth and Men" with Martha Raye.
    Silent Spot: Hangover.