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Red's guests are Phyllis Coates, James Flavin and Marjorie Bennett.
Red becomes a "man in the street" philosopher and explains the foibles of the characters he'll portray in the two skits "Freddie the Freeloader in the Park" and "Cauliflower McPugg's Last Fight."
Red also depicts the various ways that people go to bed.
Red at a photography shop.
Red demonstrates the various ways that people take photos.
"Clem at the Bank " - Clem Kadiddlehopper has trouble cashing a check.
"The Bullheaded Mr. Bliss (and the Super-Highway)."
Red's guest is Peggy King.
"Freddie in A Department Store" (Freddie the Freeloader)
"Appleby's Cocktail Party" (George Appleby)
Red's guests are the Berry Sisters.
1. "The Nervous Tenor’s Audition" - George Appleby, auditioning for David Rose, sings "Foggy Foggy Dew."
2. San Fernando Red McGraft, running for re-election, tries to elicit support from both the Temperance League and the Bar Owners Association.
The different types of people encountered at a movie theater.
The Barry Sisters sing "It's a Good Day."
1. "The Hobo's Dilemma" - Freddy the Freeloader tries to discourage a young runaway from becoming a hobo.
2. A crime boss wants boxer Cauliflower McPugg to throw his next fight.
Red demonstrates how you can tell where a person hails from by the way they walk down the street.
Red does a Heathcliff and Gertrude (Seagull couple) routine.
Red's guests are The Sportsmen quartet and Nancy Wynne.
1. "Appleby the Dreamer" - George Appleby tells tall tales.
2. "Deadeye The Gun Fighter" - sketch set in a saloon. The Sportsmen perform "Deadwood Stage."
Nancy Wynne sings "Boogie Woogie Bumble Bee."
People listening to different types of music.
Red does a Heathcliff and Gertrude (Seagull couple) routine.
"Freddie's Masquerade " - Freddie the Freeloader crashes a costume party.
Red demonstrates the different ways that out-of-towners drive in LA.
1. "The Marriage Broker" - In the Old West, George Appleby seeks a mail-order bride.
2. Clem Kadiddlehopper conducts the David Rose Orchestra.
Red demonstrates the "lost" art of dunking doughnuts.
1. "How to be Happily Married" with Red as Wilbur the Happy Husband. Wilbur's loving home turns chaotic when everyone in the family takes up a hobby.
2. "How To Stuff A Turkey" as demonstrated by Clem Kadiddlehopper.
Red's guests are The Sportsmen, a vocal quartet.
Sketches include "California Gold Rush."
The Sportsmen perform "Ricochet Romance."
Red's guest is actress-comedienne Ann Sothern.
1. Junior sings "The Fox Song."
2. "Private Secretary" - Red, as a George Appleby type character, becomes Ann Sothern's secretary.
3. "Flugelmeyer's Secret Formula" - Spies try to get a secret beer formula from Clem Kiddlehopper.
1. Freddie the Freeloader needs to find a new house.
2. Mad Scientist Professor Schlepper transfers a human brain into a monkey's body.
"It Happened at the Station House"
Clem Kadiddlehopper joins The Sportsmen for a performance of "Jimmy Crack Corn."
"Christmas with the Skeltons" - Holiday episode featuring Red Skelton, his wife Georgia, their son Richard, and daughter Valentina.
Red presents John Wayne with a Best Actor award from Modern Screen magazine.
1. "The Saga of Cauliflower McPugg."
2. "The Great White Hunter" with Red as a jungle guide.
Red's guests are Jackie Gleason and The Berry Sisters.
1. A Lord Beaverhead sketch with Reginald Van Gleason (Jackie Gleason) doing the weather.
2. "Accidents Will Happen" - Freddie the Freeloader is hit by a car.
Eating popcorn in a movie theater.
"Voyage to Paris" includes sea sickness and a fight in a Paris café.
1. "What Father Should Know" - Henpecked George Appleby attends a class for expectant fathers.
2. Freddie the Freeloader displays a range of emotions upon finding a package containing a lady's negligee.
Clem Kadiddlehopper gets a job as a soda jerk at the Campus Sugar Bowl.
The Cheerleaders sing "This Must Be the Place."
Red's guests are Ed Sullivan and The King Sisters.
Ed Sullivan introduces celebrities sitting in the audience including Dick Powell, Harriet Parsons, Ken Murray, Marge and Gower Champion, and Tom Harmon.
"Deadeye and Indians" (aka "Deadeye At The Golden Nugget") - Deadeye visits his favorite hangout, The Golden Nugget Saloon. The King Sisters, as saloon girls, sing "I Don't Care." After an Indian attack, Deadeye is taken to an Indian camp where he winds up tied to the stake, ready for a burning.
Earlier in the show:
Ed Sullivan introduces Dick Powell in the audience and has him stand up and talks about his new film called "Susan Slept Here" as well as the producer of the film Harriet Parsons. Ed next introduces Ken Murray who is working with Bing Crosby Enterprises on "Where Were You?"
Ed introduces Marge and Gower Champion renowned MGM dancers who are also in the audience as well as sportscaster Tom Harmon.
Ed then introduces Cauliflower McPugg another all-around champion who trains down at the dump!
Red's guest is Tennessee Ernie Ford.
1. "Disc Jockey Clem"
2. Red portrays "Captain Hook"
Tennessee Ernie Ford performs "Y'all Come."
"A Night at the Theater"
Broadcast from New York City:
Red's guest is Toots Shor, owner of a famous Manhattan saloon and restaurant.
Red plays Freddie the Freeloader.
Red's guests are the Taylor Maids. Jackie Gleason makes a cameo appearance.
"Uncle Sam Wants You" - Upon joining the Army, Clem Kadiddlehopper is sent to an A-Bomb test site.
Red's guest is actor Melville Cooper.
A Sherlock Holmes spoof.
Willie Lump Lump looks for a gift.
Red portrays his characters Little Richard, and the Seagull couple Heathcliff and Gertrude.
"The Story of Deadeye" - A look at Deadeye's life including his school years and his wedding.
Red's guest is Sheree North.
King Putt has his hands full when he meets Cleopatra. Each thinks the other is rich but, in truth, they don't have even a piece of mummy cloth between them.
1. Clem at the Barbershop - Clem Kadiddlehopper skit.
2. "Freddie's Picnic" - Freddie the Freeloader
Sketches (repeated from Skelton's NBC series):
1. "Going to Work"
2. "Parkin' & Sparkin'"
Two days prior to this broadcast, Red Skelton suffered a wrenched back in a near-fall on the stairs of his home.
According to Variety magazine (April 22, 1954 issue), these filmed sketches were from Skelton's NBC series, provided to CBS courtesy of NBC executive John E. West.
1. Red plays Lord Beaverhead, a British news commentator.
2. "Clem in the Submarine" (aka "Clem in the South Pacific") - Sailor Clem Kadiddlehopper becomes shipwrecked somewhere in the Pacific.
1. "Willie I.Q." - Willie Lump-Lump scores a 25 on his I.Q. test.
2. Red plays Sergeant Strongheart, a Canadian Mountie who "always gets his man."
1. British radio commentator, Lord Beaverhead, gives some unusual slants on the news.
2. "The Referee" - Boxer Cauliflower McPugg becomes a referee.
1. "Prince Valiant" - Prince Valiant (Red) takes part in a competition to join King Arthur's Knights.
2. George Appleby tries to spend a quiet Sunday at home while his wife goes to visit her mother.
1. "The Artist's Dilemma" - Clem Kadiddlehopper is a painter with a musician roommate.
2. When "Freddie the Freeloader" goes to a baseball game, he winds up in the press box booth sitting next to sportscaster Tom Harmon.
Red's guests are Lola Montes and Company, a Spanish-style dance troupe.
"Clem Goes to Mexico" - Clem Kadiddlehopper becomes a matador while visiting Mexico City.
1. "Willie Plays Golf" - Willie Lump-Lump spends a day on the golf course with his boss.
2. "Mississippi Showboat" with Red as Col. Hemhock.
Red's guests include actor Hy Averback and the Lester Horton Dancers.
"Freddie at the Laundromat" (aka "Freddie Goes To The Cleaners") - Freddie the Freeloader washes his clothes.
"Skelton the Legionnaire" - Red plays a French Foreign Legion Army investigator who is attempting to capture a female spy.
Red's guests are Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr., and Vampira (Maila Nurmi).
"The Mad Scientist" (a.k.a. "Clem Kadiddlehopper, Boy Monster") - Prof. Lugosi needs Clem’s unused brain.