The Red Skelton Show - Season 15

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  • Stupidity, Italian Style
    5/17/66
    0.0

    Red's guest is singer-actress Petula Clark.
    Music:
    Petula Clark sings "I Know A Place" & "A Sign Of The Times."
    Comedy Sketch:
    "Stupidity-Italian " Peace Corps volunteer Clem Kadiddlehopper is sent to Pisa, Italy to assist local farmers. But he ends up harming the city's tourist trade after he straightens the Leaning Tower of Pisa with a car jack.
    The Silent Spot:
    Red pantomimes a clumsy TV repairman making a house call.

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  • Sweet Smell Of Failure
    5/10/66
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    Red's guest is singer Jack Jones. Virginia Grey also appears.

    Musical Highlights: Jack Jones sings "The Impossible Dream" and "You've Got Possibilities."

    Comedy Sketch: "Sweet Smell Of Failure" - Freddie the Freeloader is tricked into taking a list of spies to Lisbon on an aircraft loaded with secret agents. Virginia Grey plays the stewardess.

    Silent Spot: An elaborate dinner party thrown by a nouveau riche Texan.

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  • Our Man Fink
    Our Man Fink
    Episode 30
    5/3/66
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    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.

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  • A Beauty Can Skin You Deep
    4/26/66
    0.0

    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.
    Music:
    Abbe Lane sings "Big Spender."
    The Silent Spot:
    Red plays an old man who is visited by his energetic teenage granddaughter.

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  • Bratman
    Bratman
    Episode 28
    4/19/66
    0.0

    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.
    Music:
    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.

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  • The Bum Who Came In From The Cold
    4/12/66
    0.0

    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.
    Music:
    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.

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  • Goodbye, Mr. Gyp
    Goodbye, Mr. Gyp
    Episode 26
    4/5/66
    0.0

    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.
    Music:
    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.

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  • Love At First Fright
    3/29/66
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    Red's guests are comedienne Phyllis Diller and British pop group The Rockin' Berries.
    Music:
    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.

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  • The Red Skelton Scrapbook (1966)
    3/1/66
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    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.

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  • A Thousand And One Arabian Nuts
    2/22/66
    0.0

    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.
    Music:
    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).

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  • Half a Loafer is Better Than None
    2/15/66
    0.0
    Comedy:
    Opening sketch: Karate expert.
    "Half a Loafer is Better Than None" - Freddie is a famous hunter's lost son.
    Silent Spot: "The Millionaire's Son Goes to Work"
    Music:
    Donna Loren sings "Johnny One-Note" and "The Way of Love".
  • Be It Ever So Homely, There's No Face Like Clem

    Red's guests are actress-singer Tina Louise and musical group Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass.
    Music:
    Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Bass perform "Zorba the Greek," "Mexican Shuffle" and "Tijuana Taxi."
    Tina Louise sings "The Lady Is a Tramp."
    Comedy Sketch:
    "Be It Ever So Homely, There's No Face Like Clem." As the result of a world-wide search, Hollywood director Fritz Flicker (Roland Winters) selects Clem Kadiddlehopper as "the ugliest man in the world" to be cast opposite the most beautiful actress on earth (Tina Louise).
    The Silent Spot:
    Red pantomimes a decrepit secret agent working on a murder case.

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  • 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.
    Music:
    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.

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  • The Agony And The Nag-Ony
    1/25/66
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    Guests:
    Vincent Price
    Diana Ross and the Supremes sing "Rockabye Your Baby" and "Mother Dear"

  • Concert in Pantomime (1966)
    1/18/66
    0.0
    Concert in Pantomime '66 with Marcel Marceau
  • Shine On Harvest Goon
    1/11/66
    0.0

    Buddy Ebsen / Jackie and Gayle

  • When Nut-Hood Was in Flower
    1/4/66
    0.0
    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
    12/28/65
    0.0

    Music:
    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.

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  • The Plight Before Christmas (1965)
    12/21/65
    0.0
    "The Plight Before Christmas" 1965 with Greer Garson. A color restaging of the 1964 B&W Christmas special.
  • Jerk Of All Trades
    Jerk Of All Trades
    Episode 13
    12/14/65
    0.0

    Red's guests are actress Tallulah Bankhead and jazz pianist Horst Jankowski.
    Music
    :
    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).

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  • Never On A Bum-Day
    Never On A Bum-Day
    Episode 12
    12/7/65
    0.0

    Red's guests are actor Robert Vaughn and singing group The Doodletown Pipers.
    Music:
    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.

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  • Somebody Down Here Hates Me
    11/30/65
    0.0

    Red's guests include actor Robert Morse. British band The Animals appear in a segment filmed in England.
    Music
    :
    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.

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  • Goofy Goofy Gander
    Goofy Goofy Gander
    Episode 10
    11/16/65
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    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.
    Music:
    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.

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  • Brats In Your Belfry
    11/9/65
    0.0

    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.
    Music:
    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.

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  • Hobo A Go-Go
    Hobo A Go-Go
    Episode 8
    11/2/65
    0.0

    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).
    Music:
    The Letterman perform "Things We Did Last Summer" and "Walk on By."
    The Silent Spot:
    Red pantomimes an elderly street vendor.

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  • Here Comes The Bribe
    10/26/65
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    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.
    Music:
    Johnny Mathis sings "On a Wonderful Day" and "Young and Foolish."
    The Silent Spot:
    Red and Carol Byron pantomime "Hansel and Gretel."

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  • A Taste Of Money
    A Taste Of Money
    Episode 6
    10/19/65
    0.0

    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.
    Music:
    Harve Presnell sings "Let It Be Me" and "Mountain Greenery."
    The Silent Spot:
    Red pantomimes a con attempting a jail break.

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  • Loco Boy Makes Good
    10/12/65
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    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.
    Music:
    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.

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  • Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wife?
    10/5/65
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    Red's guests are British pop duo Peter and Gordon (Peter Asher and Gordon Waller), and operatic coloratura soprano Patrice Munsel.
    Music:
    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.

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  • Loafer Come Back To Me
    9/28/65
    9.5

    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.
    Music:
    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.

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  • The Fastest Crumb In The West
    9/21/65
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    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"

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  • How Stupid Of Cupid
    9/14/65
    0.0

    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.
    Music
    :
    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.


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