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Martha Raye sings "Miss Otis Regrets" and "I'm Shooting High."
"More Truth Than Poultry" - A television executive (Martha Raye), wanting to boost her network's viewership, hires "ratings experts" Clem Kadiddlehopper and his pet goose Shirley.
Silent Spot - Red as an effete Parisian who's challenged to a duel.
Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas perform "Little Children" and "From a Window."
"Ta Ra Ra Bum Today" - Fred Gwynne appears as Herman Munster in a Freddie the Freeloader sketch.
Silent Spot - Red plays a tourist in Paris taking pictures of the Eiffel Tower.
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).
Red's guests are rock and roll duo Jan & Dean, and Paul Ford (character actor and former regular on "The Phil Silvers Show").
Jan & Dean sing a medley of their hits including "Surf City."
Main comedy sketch:
"Junior's Bustin' Out All Over" - Junior, the "Mean Widdle Kid," visits his grandfather General Hap Hazard (Paul Ford), at the Pentagon.
Red's guest is coloratura soprano Patrice Munsel who sings a medley of operatic and pop songs.
"The Unteachables" - A truant officer finally catches up with the now-adult Clem Kaddiddlehopper and enrolls him in the of Miss Miss Alvira Egghead (Patrice Munsel).
Silent Spot - Red portrays The Wolf in a sketch based on the "Little Red Riding Hood" story.
The Kinks perform "Got Love If You Want It."
"Ah, Sweet Misery Of Wife" - A George Appleby sketch with Shirley Mitchell as Clara and Raymond Burr as the devil.
Silent Spot - A pantomime sketch with Red playing a self-centered millionaire.
Red's guests are actor George C. Scott and British rock group The Honeycombs.
Musical Highlight: The Honeycombs perform "Have I the Right?"
Comedy sketches: "Panhandle With Care" (a.k.a. "Freddie at the South Pole") - A Freddie the Freeloader sketch with George C. Scott as South Pole explorer Dr. Hardship.
Silent Spot: Red plays the Village Smitty in a sketch based on the Longfellow poem "The Village Blacksmith."
Paul Anka sings "Sylvia" and "Swanee."
In "Nuts of the Round Table," Paul Anka plays Bonnie Prince Gorgeous and Red is his brother Bonnie Prince Ugly. On the eve of his coronation, Gorgeous' succession to the throne is threatened by the return of his older brother Bonnie Prince Ugly. The elder brother, assumed deceased, was raised in the forest by a gorilla.
Frankie Darro, in drag, joins Red in a sketch about a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary.
Red's guests are actor Hugh O'Brien and young Italian singer Piccola Pupa.
Piccola Pupa sings "I Want to Be Wanted," "My Heart is a Hobo" and "La Musica Italiana."
"Lookie, Lookie, Here Comes Cookie" - A San Fernando Red sketch with Hugh O'Brien.
Silent Spot - Red plays both an old man and a little boy on a fishing trip.
Robert Goulet sings "Two Different Worlds" and "Then I'll be Happy."
"Brain, Brain, Go Away" - Government worker Harry Handout (Robert Goulet) tries to explain government subsidies to farmer Clem Kadiddlehopper.
Silent Spot - Skelton plays an aged fireman.
Vincent Price / Anita Bryant / Chanin Hale
Red's guests are comedian Don Knotts and British rock group The Searchers.
Musical Highlights: The Searchers perform "Love Potion No. 9" and "What Have They Done to the Rain?"
Comedy Sketch: "A Creep in the Deep" - Don Knotts plays the Commodore of Lagoons, a city park official who wants to demolish Freddie the Freeloader's rundown houseboat.
Silent Spot: A "Whistler's Mother" takeoff with Red as the painter having great difficulty painting his mother (Frankie Darrow).
Red's guests are former world light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore and British musical-comedy star Shani Wallis.
Shani Wallis sings "I'm Old Fashioned."
"Seven Year Wretch" - George Appleby's pet bear is set to fight Archie Moore.
Silent Spot - Skelton plays a detective on the trail of an escaped convict
Manfred Mann perform "Do Wah Diddy" and "Smokestack Lightning."
"Lame Brain For A Day" - Eve Arden plays a charm school operator who offers $1,000 to any man that she can't turn into a gentleman within seven days. The first man to take her challenge? Clem Kadiddlehopper!
Red's guest is trumpeter Al Hirt.
Al Hirt plays "Java," "Twelfth Street Rag," "Up Above My Head," "I Was Born to Blow My Horn" and "Fancy Pants."
"A Bad Man Nowdays Is Hard to Find" - Sheriff Deadeye (Red) manages to capture desperado Tiny Tex (Al Hirt), who doesn't stay caught for long.
Silent Spot - A drunken party-goer (Red) enters the wrong apartment.
The McGuire Sisters sing a 'My Fair Lady' medley, "Start the New Year Right" and "Dear Heart."
The Youngfolk - "They Call the Wind Maria" and "Skip to My Lou"
Fernando Lamas and Bella Bruck appear in a San Fernando Red sketch.
Red's guests are singer-actor Pat Boone, impressionist Will Jordan, and Joyce Jameson.
Musical Highlights: Pat Boone sings "Goodbye Charlie" and "Good Morning."
Red Skelton performs his composition "Simple Singers."
Comedy Sketch: "Love, Your Tragic Smell Is Everywhere"
Ginger Rogers sings and dances to "I Don't Think I'll End It All Today" and "Mangos."
"The Fastest Goon In The West" - School teacher Sally Swinger (Ginger Rogers) enters a beauty contest staged by crooked Sheriff Deadeye.
Silent Spot - Skelton plays a flower vendor who finds a silver slipper.
Red's guests are singers Vic Damone and Gale Garnett.
Musical Highlights: Gale Garnett sings "We'll Sing in the Sunshine."
Gale Garnett - "Won't You Come Home, Bill Bailey?" (with the Skeltones).
Vic Damone sings "Younger Than Springtime" and "I Am in Love?"
Comedy Sketch: "A Sap's Fable" (a.k.a. "The Great Brain Robbery") - Bellhop Clem Kadiddlehopper unwittingly helps Nervous Pervis (Vic Damone) and Charley (Peter Mamakos), two burglars who have arrived in town to loot the bank vault. Also appearing in the sketch are Jan Arvan as Paw Kadiddlehopper and Russ Grieve as a policeman.
Silent Spot: Red plays a man who's trying to give up his addiction to television.
Red's guest is comedienne Martha Raye.
Musical Highlights: Martha Raye sings "I'll Go My Way By Myself" and "Can't Buy Me Love."
Comedy Sketch: "The Mouth That Roared" - Freddie the Freeloader assists the government in uncovering the boss of the racketeers, Mr. Big (played by Martha Raye).
Silent Spot: "Happy Halloween" - Red spends the night in a haunted house.
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.
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).
Robert Merrill sings "The Toreador Song" (from "Carmen") and "In the Still of the Night."
"A Man's Dump Is His Castle" - An archeologist (Robert Merrill) wants to dig for dinosaur bones underneath Freddie the Freeloader's home at the city dump.
Silent Spot - Red portrays the proprietor of a china shop.
Red's guests are actor Maurice Evans, The Rolling Stones, The Greenwood Country Singers, and actress Chanin Hale.
The Rolling Stones perform "Tell Me."
The Greenwood Country Singers perform "Frankie and Johnny."
"The Taming of the Schmo" - A Shakespearean actor (Maurice Evans) develops car trouble while crossing the Kadiddlehopper farm.
Silent Spot - Red Skelton and Chanin Hale play newlyweds.
Johnny Rivers performs "Memphis" and "Maybelline."
"Be It Ever So Grumble, There's No Place Like Home" - Jayne Meadows plays Clara Appleby in s sketch where George invents a machine (or formula?) which makes him irresistible to women.
Silent Spot - An ancient statue comes to life.