The Red Skelton Show - Season 19

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Episode Guide

  • Pop, The Astronaut
    Pop, The Astronaut
    Episode 1
    9/23/69
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    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.

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  • A Happening That Happened In Texas
    9/30/69
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    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.

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  • The Subject Was Painters
    10/7/69
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    Red's guests are actor Jack Albertson and the musical group Gary Puckett and the Union Gap.

    Musical Highlights:
    Gary Puckett and the Union Gap perform "This Girl is a Woman Now."
    Gary Puckett sings "Home."
    The Jimmy Joyce Singers and the Tom Hansen Dancers perform "Spinning Wheel."

    Comedy Sketch: "The Subject Was Painters" - George Appleby (Red) poses as his entire household staff in hopes of coaxing a loan from a banker (Albertson).

    Silent Spot: A 97-pound weakling (Red) tries to impress the ladies at a beach resort by showing-off.

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  • The Traveling Saleslady and the Farmer's Son
    "The Traveling Saleslady and the Farmer's Son" - Clem story.
    Sketch: "Indian Princess".
    Silent Spot: "The Process Server"
    Music:
    The Vogues perform "See That Girl" and "Time After Time."
  • Willie Lump Lump's Birthday
    10/21/69
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    Music:
    Paul Revere and the Raiders sing "Good Thing" and "We All Gotta Get Together".

  • Autograph Hounds
    Autograph Hounds
    Episode 6
    10/28/69
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    Opening: Little Boy watching a monster movie.
    Red plays different autograph hounds after John Wayne. Sheriff Deadeye: "Hominy and True Grits" Deadeye vs. Rooster Cogburn.
    Silent Spot: "The Irish Pub" Red is a bouncer.
  • The Emergency Case
    The Emergency Case
    Episode 7
    11/4/69
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    Red as W.C. Fields.

    Music:
    Three Dog Night performs "Easy to be Hard."

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

    Music:
    Oliver sings "Who Will Buy" and "Jean."

  • Singing Waiters, Hillbilly Songwriters
    Music:
    Lou Rawls sings "Your Good Thing" and "Cotton Fields"
  • There's One Thing Money Won't Buy, & Someday We'll Find Out"
    Music:
    Smith performs "Baby It's You" and "Tell Him No."
  • 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 Agnes Moorehead and Shirley Bassey.

    Comedy Spot: Agnes Moorehead appears with Red in blackouts about witches and a sketch about Sheriff Deadeye.

    Silent Spot: "Getting Rid of Mice". Red is an exterminator in a science laboratory.

    Musical Highlights: Shirley Bassey sings "We". Shirley with the Tom Hansen dancers & Jimmy Joyce singers performs "Let's Misbehave".moreless
  • The Son of Oliver Twist or Junior is Just a Little Dickens
    Spoof on the movie "Oliver".
  • Crime Doesn't Pay But It's Tax Free
    12/30/69
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    Music:
    Sweetwater performs "Two Worlds"
  • 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.

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  • 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
  • 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.
    Music:
    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.

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  • 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.
    Music:
    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.

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  • Is This the Way to Ruin an Airline
    2/3/70
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    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.
    Music:
    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.

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  • 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).
    Music:
    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.

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  • People Who Like People are Cannibals
    2/17/70
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    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.
    Music:
    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.
    Music:
    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.

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  • 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.
    Music:
    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.

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  • 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.
    Music:
    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.

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  • 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.
    Music:
    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.

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  • 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.
    Music:
    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.

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  • 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.
    Music:
    Brenda Thompson, assistant choreographer with the Tom Hansen Dancers, solos with "Little Girl Blue" and "I'll Never Fall in Love Again."

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