The Red Skelton Show - Season 2

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Episode Guide

  • October 12, 1952: Stagecoach Robbery
    10/12/52
    4.0

    Sketches:
    "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.

  • September 28, 1952: Season Two Premiere

    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.

  • March 1, 1953: The Mills Brothers
    3/1/53
    0.0

    Musical guests The Mills Brothers sing "Paper Doll" and "Cielito Lindo."

    Comedy includes:
    Red does a slow-motion pantomime of a tenor.

  • February 22, 1953
    February 22, 1953
    Episode 22
    2/22/53
    0.0

    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.

  • February 15, 1953
    February 15, 1953
    Episode 21
    2/15/53
    0.0

    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."

  • January 25, 1953: Les Paul and Mary Ford

    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.

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  • January 18, 1953
    January 18, 1953
    Episode 17
    1/18/53
    0.0

    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.

  • January 11, 1953
    January 11, 1953
    Episode 16
    1/11/53
    0.0

    Sketches include:
    1. Red shows how people act in a drug store. 
    2. Willie Lump-Lump tries his hand at being a Private Eye.

  • January 4, 1953: Highlights from Past Shows

    While Red continued to recuperate from his operation, NBC aired another programs with film clips from past shows.

  • December 28, 1952: 1951-52 Season Highlights

    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.

  • March 8, 1953
    March 8, 1953
    Episode 24
    3/8/53
    0.0

    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).

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  • March 15, 1953
    March 15, 1953
    Episode 25
    3/15/53
    0.0

    Red's guest is actress June Havoc.
    David Rose and the Orchestra play "Old Man River" and "Swanee River."

    Sketches:
    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.

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  • May 17, 1953
    May 17, 1953
    Episode 34
    5/17/53
    0.0

    Red's guest is singer Helen O'Connell.
    Sketches:
    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"

  • May 10, 1953
    May 10, 1953
    Episode 33
    5/10/53
    0.0

    Red's guests are The Bell Sisters.
    Sketches:
    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.

  • May 3, 1953
    May 3, 1953
    Episode 32
    5/3/53
    0.0

    Red's guests are singing group The Four Knights.
    Sketches:  
    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."

  • April 19, 1953
    April 19, 1953
    Episode 30
    4/19/53
    0.0

    Red's guests are acrobatic dancers Park and Clifford.
    Sketches:
    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.

  • April 12, 1953
    April 12, 1953
    Episode 29
    4/12/53
    0.0

    Red's guest is bicyclist Bob Foy.
    Sketches:
    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."

  • April 5, 1953
    April 5, 1953
    Episode 28
    4/5/53
    0.0

    Red's guests are the dance team of Allen & Ashton.
    Comedy sketches:
    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.

  • March 29, 1953
    March 29, 1953
    Episode 27
    3/29/53
    0.0

    Red's musical guest is Andy Russell.
    Comedy sketches:
    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.

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  • March 22, 1953
    March 22, 1953
    Episode 26
    3/22/53
    0.0

    Musical guests Andy and Della Russell perform "Don't Say Hello."

    Sketches:
    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.

  • December 21, 1952
    December 21, 1952
    Episode 13
    12/21/52
    0.0

    Sketches:
    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.

  • December 14, 1952: The Sultan
    12/14/52
    0.0

    Sketches:
    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.

  • December 7, 1952
    December 7, 1952
    Episode 11
    12/7/52
    0.0

    Red's characters include "Pitchman Pete," a "typical" TV salesman.

  • November 30, 1952
    November 30, 1952
    Episode 10
    11/30/52
    0.0

    Sketches:
    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.

  • November 23, 1952: The Thanksgiving Turkey

    Sketches:
    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.

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  • October 19, 1952: “Calling Dr. Frankenstein”

    Sketches include:
    "Calling Dr. Frankenstein" - Lucy Knoch joins Red in a mad scientist skit.

  • October 5, 1952
    October 5, 1952
    Episode 2
    10/5/52
    0.0
  • November 16, 1952: G.I. McPugg
    11/16/52
    0.0

    Sketches:
    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"
    Musical highlights:
    The Modernaires perform "The Customer's Always Right."

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  • November 9, 1952
    November 9, 1952
    Episode 7
    11/9/52
    0.0

    Sketches:
    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.

  • October 26, 1952
    October 26, 1952
    Episode 5
    10/26/52
    0.0

    Sketches:
    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.

  • May 24, 1953
    May 24, 1953
    Episode 35
    5/24/53
    0.0

    Musical guest Gale Robbins sings "I'm in a Jam with Baby" and "Just One of Those Things."
    Sketches:
    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.

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  • May 31, 1953: Freddie Becomes a Star-Gazer

    Sketches:
    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.

  • June 21, 1953
    June 21, 1953
    Episode 39
    6/21/53
    0.0

    Red's musical guests are The Continentals.
    Sketches include:
    1. Red plays a Texas storekeeper.
    2. Red portrays a TV space cowboy.

  • June 14, 1953
    June 14, 1953
    Episode 38
    6/14/53
    0.0

    Musical guest Helen O'Connell sings "'S Wonderful" and "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You."
    Sketches include:
    1. A flying saucer skit with Billy Barty.
    2. "Parking and Sparking."

  • June 7, 1953
    June 7, 1953
    Episode 37
    6/7/53
    0.0

    Red Skelton sings "Scarlet Ribbons." 
    Sketches:
    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.

  • November 2, 1952: Whistle Stop
    11/2/52
    0.0

    Sketches:
    "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.

  • February 1, 1953: Helen O'Connell
    2/1/53
    0.0

    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.

  • February 8, 1953: Nat King Cole
    2/8/53
    0.0

    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.

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  • April 26, 1953: The Bell Sisters
    4/26/53
    0.0

    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.

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