The Red Skelton Show - Season 3

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  • Lon Chaney Jr.
    Lon Chaney Jr.
    Episode 6
    10/27/53
    9.1

    Red's guests are The Sportsmen quartet and Nancy Wynne.
    Sketches:
    1. "Appleby the Dreamer" - George Appleby tells tall tales.
    2. "Deadeye The Gun Fighter" - sketch set in a saloon. The Sportsmen perform "Deadwood Stage."
    Musical highlight:
    Nancy Wynne sings "Boogie Woogie Bumble Bee."
    Pantomime:
    People listening to different types of music.
    Opening monologue:
    Red does a Heathcliff and Gertrude (Seagull couple) routine.

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  • Premiere of The Red Skelton Review (Summer Series)
    Red's guests are Alan Ladd, Liberace, George Liberace, The Mary Kaye Trio and the Amin Brothers. Highlights: Sketches include "Freddie's Birthday." Screen star Alan Ladd makes his TV debut in a comic satire on the Old West with Red as Deadeye. Liberace and his violin playing brother George, will also participate in a comedy sketch. The chorus line from the Sahara Hotel at Las Vegas will dance, the Mary Kaye Trio will sing, and there will be an act by the Amin Brothers, an Egyptian acrobatic duo. Also cameo appearance by Tony Curtis and the Redettes.moreless
  • Beaverhead / Clem
    Beaverhead / Clem
    Episode 31
    4/20/54
    8.0

    Sketches:
    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.

  • Slipper Skelton Jail Break
    8/18/54
    8.0
    Johnny Carson is the substitute host while Red recovers from a concussion. The guests are Frank Sinatra, Cab Calloway and dancer Georgia Tapps. Highlights: Frank Sinatra will be showcased vocalizing "The Gal That Got Away." "Foggy Day" and "Half as Lovely." Cab Calloway orchestra leader and star of the current version of "Porgy and Bess." will be featured in two production numbers. Georgia Tapps dancing star, will be spotlighted in a fast-paced rhythm number and in ballet sequence with the Redettes.moreless
  • Freddie at a baseball game (I)
    5/11/54
    8.0
    Freddie at a baseball game (I)
  • Deadeye and the Indians
    2/9/54
    7.6
    Red's guests are Ed Sullivan and The King Sisters. Highlights: 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 the 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! Deadeye visits his favorite hangout, The Golden Nugget Saloon. The King Sisters are the Saloon girls singing "I Don't Care". When an Indian attack happens and Deadeye winds up tied to the stake, ready for a burning.moreless
  • San Fernando Red/Freddy
    2/2/54
    0.0
    Highlights: Politician San Fernando Red campaigns for re-election. In another sketch Red rides the rais to adventure as Freddie the Freeloader.
  • Appleby/Freddie
    Appleby/Freddie
    Episode 18
    1/19/54
    0.0
    Appleby/Freddie
  • Season 3 Premiere (series moves to CBS)

    Red's guests are Phyllis Coates, James Flavin and Marjorie Bennett.
    Highlights:
    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.

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  • December 29, 1953
    December 29, 1953
    Episode 15
    12/29/53
    0.0
  • January 5, 1954
    January 5, 1954
    Episode 16
    1/5/54
    0.0
  • January 12, 1954
    January 12, 1954
    Episode 17
    1/12/54
    0.0
  • December 22, 1953
    December 22, 1953
    Episode 14
    12/22/53
    0.0
  • December 15, 1953
    December 15, 1953
    Episode 13
    12/15/53
    0.0
  • March 2, 1954
    March 2, 1954
    Episode 24
    3/2/54
    0.0

    Broadcast from New York City:
    Red's guest is Toots Shor, owner of a famous Manhattan saloon and restaurant.
    Red plays Freddie the Freeloader.

  • January 26, 1954
    January 26, 1954
    Episode 19
    1/26/54
    0.0
  • February 16, 1954
    February 16, 1954
    Episode 22
    2/16/54
    0.0
  • February 23, 1954
    February 23, 1954
    Episode 23
    2/23/54
    0.0
  • March 9, 1954
    March 9, 1954
    Episode 25
    3/9/54
    0.0

    Red's guests are the Taylor Maids. Jackie Gleason makes a cameo appearance.
    Sketch:
    "Uncle Sam Wants You" - Upon joining the Army, Clem Kadiddlehopper is sent to an A-Bomb test site.

  • April 13, 1954
    April 13, 1954
    Episode 30
    4/13/54
    0.0
  • March 16, 1954
    March 16, 1954
    Episode 26
    3/16/54
    0.0

    Red's guest is actor Melville Cooper.
    Sketches:
    A Sherlock Holmes spoof.
    Willie Lump Lump looks for a gift.
    Opening:
    Red portrays his characters Little Richard, and the Seagull couple Heathcliff and Gertrude.

  • March 23, 1954
    March 23, 1954
    Episode 27
    3/23/54
    0.0

    Sketches:
    "Skelton Awards"
    "The Story of Deadeye" - A look at Deadeye's life including his school years and his wedding.

  • April 6, 1954
    April 6, 1954
    Episode 29
    4/6/54
    0.0

    Sketches:
    1. Clem at the Barbershop - Clem Kadiddlehopper skit.
    2. "Freddie's Picnic" - Freddie the Freeloader

  • Clem and the Cheque
    9/29/53
    0.0

    Opening:
    Red at a photography shop.
    Pantomime:
    Red demonstrates the various ways that people take photos.
    Sketches:
    "Clem at the Bank " - Clem Kadiddlehopper has trouble cashing a check.
    "The Bullheaded Mr. Bliss (and the Super-Highway)."

  • December 8, 1953
    December 8, 1953
    Episode 12
    12/8/53
    0.0
  • November 24, 1953
    November 24, 1953
    Episode 10
    11/24/53
    0.0
  • November 17, 1953
    November 17, 1953
    Episode 9
    11/17/53
    0.0
  • November 10, 1953: Guzzler's Gin
    11/10/53
    0.0

    Sketches:
    1. "The Marriage Broker" - In the Old West, George Appleby seeks a mail-order bride.
    2. Clem Kadiddlehopper conducts the David Rose Orchestra.
    Pantomime:
    Red demonstrates the "lost" art of dunking doughnuts.

  • November 3, 1953
    November 3, 1953
    Episode 7
    11/3/53
    0.0

    Sketch:
    "Freddie's Masquerade " - Freddie the Freeloader crashes a costume party.
    Pantomime:
    Red demonstrates the different ways that out-of-towners drive in LA.

  • October 20, 1953
    October 20, 1953
    Episode 5
    10/20/53
    0.0

    Sketches:
    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.
    Pantomime:
    Red demonstrates how you can tell where a person hails from by the way they walk down the street.
    Opening monologue:
    Red does a Heathcliff and Gertrude (Seagull couple) routine.

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  • October 13, 1953
    October 13, 1953
    Episode 4
    10/13/53
    0.0

    Red's guests are the Berry Sisters.
    Sketches
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    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.
    Pantomime:
    The different types of people encountered at a movie theater.
    Musical highlight:
    The Barry Sisters sing "It's a Good Day."

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  • October 6, 1953
    October 6, 1953
    Episode 3
    10/6/53
    0.0

    Red's guest is Peggy King.
    Sketches:
    "Freddie in A Department Store" (Freddie the Freeloader)
    "Appleby's Cocktail Party" (George Appleby)

  • Flugelmeyer's Secret Formula
    12/1/53
    0.0
    Sketches:
    "Private Secretary."
    Red, as 'Junior,' sings "The Fox Song."
    "Flugelmeyer's Secret Formula" - Spys try to get a secret beer formula from Clem.
  • King Putt
    King Putt
    Episode 28
    3/30/54
    0.0

    Red's guest is Sheree North.
    Sketch:
    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.

  • Clem goes to Mexico
    Clem goes to Mexico
    Episode 36
    5/25/54
    0.0

    Red's guests are Lola Montes and Company, a Spanish-style dance troupe.
    Sketch:
    "Clem Goes to Mexico" - Clem Kadiddlehopper becomes a matador while visiting Mexico City.

  • Freddie at a baseball game
    5/18/54
    0.0
    Highlights: When "Freddie the Freeloader" goes to the baseball game he winds up sitting next to sportcaster Tom Harmon.
  • Beaverhead / McPugg
    Beaverhead / McPugg
    Episode 33
    5/4/54
    0.0
    Highlights: British radio commenator, Lord Beaverhead gives some unusual slants on the news.
  • Willie IQ -25 / Mounties
    4/27/54
    0.0
    Highlights: Willie Lump Lump turns the house upside down as he tries to help with spring cleaning.
  • Willie Plays Golf
    Willie Plays Golf
    Episode 37
    6/1/54
    0.0
    Sketches include: Willie Plays Golf
  • Freddie's Laundromat
    6/8/54
    0.0
    Sketches include: Freddie's Laundromat
  • Last show of The Red Skelton Revue
    9/8/54
    0.0
    Red's guests are Peggy Lee, dancer Earl Barton and the Georgia Tapps Dancers. Highlights: Sketches: Willie at the Dentist. Freddie and the Gun Moll.
  • Ed Wynn
    Ed Wynn
    Episode 46
    9/1/54
    0.0
    Red's guests are Ed Wynn and singer Betty Jones making her television debut. Highlights: A long-standing friendship, embracing Red Skelton's boyhood and his early years in show business will be renewed when "the grand old man of comedy," Ed Wynn. Wynn, the inimitable "perfect fool" now in his 52nd year as a professional performer, win join the red-headed comic for the first professional teaming of the two irrepresisble wits.moreless
  • Helen Traubel / The Kids from Spain
    8/25/54
    0.0
    Red's guests Helen Traubel, Leo Durocher and The Kids from Spain. Highlights: Helen sings a couple of songs and appears in a sketch with Red. Sketch: "Willie goes to The Dentist"
  • African Safari
    African Safari
    Episode 43
    8/11/54
    0.0
    Red's guests are Gloria DeHaven, The Mary Kaye Trio and the entire traveling troupe of the New York City Ballet.
  • Rosemary Clooney / Hi-Los
    8/4/54
    0.0
    Red's guests are Rosemary Clooney and The Hi-Los. Highlights: Rosemary Clooney plays Sadie, the owner of a rough nightclub who calls on Red Skelton in his role of private detective "Mike Chisel" to solve a series of murders. Rosemary and Red sing a duet. Red also presents Willie Lump Lump in another comedy sketch.moreless
  • Burt Lancaster / Anna Maria Alberghetti
    Red's guests are Burt Lancaster and Anna Maria Alberghetti. Highlights: Burt Lancaster appears in a skit with Red as Deadeye based on the role he plays in Apache. Anna Maria Alberghetti plays Bizet's Carmen with Red Skelton in full matador costume. Also appearing are eleven members of the young Spanish singing and instrumental group, Chavales de Espana. Flamenco dancer Trini Reyes also guests.moreless
  • Mad Scientist
    Mad Scientist
    Episode 39
    6/15/54
    0.0
    Lord Beaverhead.
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