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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.
"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.
"Calling Dr. Frankenstein" - Lucy Knoch joins Red in a mad scientist skit.
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.
"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.
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.
1. Opening - Skelton thanks Walter Ames (Los Angeles Times TV columnist) and the Chicago Journal American.
2. Clem Kadiddlehopper selling toothpaste.
3. Soda fountain drug store.
4. "G.I. McPugg" - A Cauliflower McPugg sketch with a Tide ad.
5. Willie Lump Lump as "Private Bloodshot Eye"
The Modernaires perform "The Customer's Always Right."
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.
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.
Red's characters include "Pitchman Pete," a "typical" TV salesman.
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.
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.
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.
While Red continued to recuperate from his operation, NBC aired another programs with film clips from past shows.
1. Red shows how people act in a drug store.
2. Willie Lump-Lump tries his hand at being a Private Eye.
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.
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.
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.
Musical guest Nat King Cole performs "Walking My Baby Back Home," "Strange" and "Because You’re Mine."
Comedy sketches (on film):
1. "How to Eat Corn" (from 23Mar1952) - Red demonstrates the awkward ways that people eat corn on the cob.
2. "Quick Change" (from 30Sep1951) - Sketch with Tide commercial.
3. "Overture" (from 14Oct1951) - Red directs the orchestra for the "Poet and the Peasant" overture.
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."
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.
Musical guests The Mills Brothers sing "Paper Doll" and "Cielito Lindo."
Red does a slow-motion pantomime of a tenor.
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).
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.
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.
Red's musical guest is Andy Russell.
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.
Red's guests are the dance team of Allen & Ashton.
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.
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."
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.
Red's guests are vocal duo The Bell Sisters.
Red sings the vintage tune "Ten Pretty Girls."
Comedy sketches include:
Red's takeoff on 3-D motion pictures.
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."
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
Musical guest Helen O'Connell sings "'S Wonderful" and "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You."
1. A flying saucer skit with Billy Barty.
2. "Parking and Sparking."
Red's musical guests are The Continentals.
1. Red plays a Texas storekeeper.
2. Red portrays a TV space cowboy.