The Red Skelton Show - Season 4

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Episode Guide

  • Lillian Roth
    Lillian Roth
    Episode 11
    11/30/54
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    Red's guests include singer Lillian Roth.
    Main Sketch:
    "Chicago Red in Las Vegas" - At the Golden Money Hotel, Red is mistaken for his doppelganger, a gambler named Chicago Red.
    Music:
    During the above sketch, Lillian sings "I'm in Love With You, Honey."

  • Dorothy Shay
    Dorothy Shay
    Episode 10
    11/23/54
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    Red's guest is Dorothy Shay (nightclub singer known as "The Park Avenue Hillbilly").
    Main Sketch:
    "USO Thanksgiving Show" - A Clem Kadiddlehopper sketch set at a North Pole USO show.
    Dorothy Shay sings "Sagebrush Sadie" and "Blah-Blah-Blah."
    Cameo appearance:
    Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis talk about the MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association).

  • Martha Stewart
    Martha Stewart
    Episode 8
    11/9/54
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    Red's guest is singer-actress Martha Stewart.
    Main Sketch:
    "Clem At Klobber U" (aka "Clem Goes to College") - Clem Kadiddlehopper becomes a college football hero.
    Music:
    Martha Stewart sings "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart."

  • Helen Traubel
    Helen Traubel
    Episode 4
    10/12/54
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    Red's guest is opera star & nightclub entertainer Helen Traubel.
    Main sketch:
    "Christopher Columbus" - In honor of Columbus Day, Skelton and Helen Traubel do a "Columbus and Isabella" skit.

  • He Made Good In the City
    11/16/54
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    Red's guests are singer-actress Gloria DeHaven and actor Emory Parnell.
    Main sketch:
    "He Made Good in the City" - Red plays a singing waiter who may be the lost son of Diamond Jim Brady (Emory Parnell).
    Music:
    Gloria DeHaven sings "I Don't Care."

  • Art Student in Paris
    12/7/54
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    Red's guests are singer Abbe Lane and actor Sig Arno.
    Main Sketch:
    "Art Student in Paris" - To help make ends meet, art student Red becomes "Pierre the Gigolo." At a Paris café, "Pierre" meets Mademoiselle LaCranberry (Abbe Lane).

  • The Unwanted Christmas Tree
    12/21/54
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    The Skelton family gathers together to hear the story of "The Unwanted Christmas Tree" told by Red.
  • John Calvert
    John Calvert
    Episode 15
    12/28/54
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    John Calvert (actor-magician) - performs magic tricks.
    Red does a few of his famous routines including "Guzzler's Gin," "Doughnut Dunking" and "Bathing the Baby."
  • Betty Madigan / The Szonys
    9/28/54
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    Red's guests are vocalist Betty Madigan and The Szonys dance team.

  • March 29, 1955
    March 29, 1955
    Episode 28
    3/29/55
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    Red's guests are actress Lynn Bari and singer Margaret Whiting.
    Sketches:
    1. "The Charity Bazaar" - At an outdoor charity bazaar, Red receives an "Atomic Kiss" from the lady (Whiting) at a kissing booth.
    2.  "The Ballet Dancer" - Red finds himself playing a fairy princess in an all-female ballet.

  • April 5, 1955
    April 5, 1955
    Episode 29
    4/5/55
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    Red's guest is singer Mary Meade French.
    Comedy Sketch:
    "Red Visits the Hospital" - Red goes to a hospital to cheer up a young fan. But the comedian, mistaken for a patient, ends up in an operating room where doctors suspect that his "percussionary gland is wrapped around his upper corticle."

  • April 19, 1955
    April 19, 1955
    Episode 31
    4/19/55
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    Red's guest is singer Abbe Lane.
    Main Sketch:
    Red finds himself in a difficult situation when he's asked to judge a beauty contest in a Latin American country. Three of the contestants are girlfriends of powerful politicians, each of whom expects his girl to win.

  • June 7, 1955
    June 7, 1955
    Episode 38
    6/7/55
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    Comedy Sketch:
    "Red Goes to Dancing School" - Red mistakes Rose Marie's dancing school for a chiropractor's office. At the school, he winds up creating the "Monkey Mambo," a new dance.

  • Mr. Lasagna
    Mr. Lasagna
    Episode 16
    1/4/55
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    "Skelton Clears the Smog" (also known as "Smog Czar"/"Mr. Lasagna")
    Synopsis:
    Red comes up with a formula for getting rid of all the smog in L.A. --- which gets the attention of gangster Mr. Lasagna.

  • Virginia Field
    Virginia Field
    Episode 34
    5/10/55
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    Red's guest is actress Virginia Field.
    Main Sketch:
    "Red Becomes A Prop Man" - After Red forgets his lines, he's demoted to the prop department. Making the best of the situation, he performs pantomime bits using some of the props.

  • Mary McCarty
    Mary McCarty
    Episode 33
    5/3/55
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    Red's guest is Mary McCarty (making her 5th Season Four appearance).
    Main sketch:
    "Smithers & McGurk Go To Australia" - The Vaudeville team of Smithers & McGurk (Skelton and McCarty) win a trip to Australia. The prize includes "Ninth-Class" accommodations on a luxury liner.

  • Drama Coach
    Drama Coach
    Episode 32
    4/26/55
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    Main Sketch:
    "Drama Coach" - Margaret Whiting plays a movie star who refuses to appear on camera unless she is accompanied by her drama coach Dmitri Slavsky (Red).

  • Xavier Cugat & Abbe Lane
    11/2/54
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    Red's guests are orchestra leader Xavier Cugat and vocalist Abbe Lane.
    Main sketch:
    A spoof of international diplomacy with Skelton as a US Ambassador, Cugat as a South American president, and Lane as the wife of "El Presidente."

  • Smithers & McGurk Western Cafe
    4/12/55
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    Red's guest is Mary McCarty.

    Comedy Sketch: The vaudeville team of Smithers (Red) & McGurk (Mary McCarty) gets work in a western cafe. When a bandit captures McGurk, Smithers is off to rescue his partner.
  • March 22, 1955
    March 22, 1955
    Episode 27
    3/22/55
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    Red's guest is Mary McCarty (making her 3rd Red Skelton Show appearance this season).
    Main sketch:
    The vaudeville team of Smithers & McQuirk (Skelton & McCarty) leave their jobs at a greasy spoon restaurant when they're hired to entertain at a movie producer's party. During the lavish event, a hold-up takes place.

  • March 15, 1955
    March 15, 1955
    Episode 26
    3/15/55
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    Red's guests are Buddy Baer and singer Helen Grayco.
    Main Sketch:
    "Red Goes to Prison" - Wanting to land a "tough guy" movie role, Red gets himself arrested so he can learn how to play the part. Instead of believing he's a hardened criminal, Red's cellmates have him pegged as the warden's stool pigeon.
    Music:
    Helen Grayco, wife of Spike Jones, is the guest vocalist.

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  • Look Awards
    Look Awards
    Episode 25
    3/8/55
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    Red presents Look magazine's film awards for 1954. Winners appearing to accept for themselves include Jack Lemmon, Bing Crosby, Walt Disney, Edmond O'Brien, Alfred Hitchcock, and Judy Garland. Comedy Sketch: Red demonstrates how he would have played Brando's tough guy role in On the Waterfront and Crosby's drunken part in The Country Girl. Vocalist Louise O'Brien joins David Rose and his Orchestra for a medley of Irving Berlin songs.moreless
  • Sheik Slave Market
    Sheik Slave Market
    Episode 35
    5/17/55
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    Red's guests are singer Abbe Lane and her musician-husband Xavier Cugat.
    Main Sketch:
    "Sheik Slave Market" - At a second-hand slave market, Moroccan sheik Red sneaks into a harem in hopes of getting acquainted with Abbe Lane.

  • Tippy Toe Dancing School for Teenagers

    "Tippy Toe Dancing School for Teenagers" - Red attempts to teach a ballet class at a dance school run by his girlfriend (Mary McCarty).

  • Last show of season 4
    6/14/55
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    Comedy Sketch:
    "Freddy the Freeloader's Past" or "Rich Boy Goes Wrong" - During a police interrogation, Freddie the Freeloader reflects on his more monied days when he was attending Yale while engaged to a beautiful heiress.

  • Shirley Yamaguchi
    Shirley Yamaguchi
    Episode 37
    5/31/55
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    Red's guest is actress Shirley Yamaguchi.
    Comedy Sketch:
    "Red Goes To Japan" - Shirley Yamaguchi saves Red from going to prison after he becomes an unwitting smuggler for an international gang.

  • Barbara Ruick
    Barbara Ruick
    Episode 24
    3/1/55
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    Red's guests are Hans Conried and singer-actress Barbara Ruick.
    Main Sketch:
    "Red Suffers from Insomnia" - Viennese psychiatrist Dr. Schnauser (Conried) tries to cure Freddie the Freeloader's sleeplessness by probing into his subconscious. Given truth serum, Freddie relives his romance with childhood sweetheart Matilda (Barbara Ruick).

  • Search for Uranium
    Search for Uranium
    Episode 23
    2/22/55
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    "The Uranium Hunt" - Edmond O'Brien plays a grizzled old prospector who brings "human Geiger counter" Clem Kadiddlehopper with him as he searches for uranium.

  • 4th Season Premiere
    9/21/54
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    Red's guests are singer Dianne Carroll, NY Giants manager Leo Durocher, and newspaper columnist Earl Wilson.
    Main Sketch:
    "Clem, The Rookie Baseball Player" - Clem Kadiddlehopper tries out for pitcher with the New York Giants.
    Music:
    Diahann Carroll sings "Why Was I Born?" and "Love is Sweeping the Country."

  • What Goes Down, Must Come Up
    10/5/54
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    Red's guests include Scottish singer Ella Logan.
    Main sketch:
    "What Goes Down, Must Come Up" - Clem is tricked into buying a gas station. He's unaware that a new highway, which bypasses his business, will cause him to lose most of his customers.
    Music:
    Ella Logan sings "Look to the Rainbow" and "Laugh, Clown, Laugh."

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  • Maxine and Laverne Andrews
    10/26/54
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    Red's guests are Maxine and Laverne Andrews of The Andrews Sisters.
    Comedy Sketch:
    In "The Return of the Three Andrews Sisters," Red tries to find a replacement for Patty Andrews, who left the trio in 1953. The search is resolved when Red selects himself as Patty's stand-in.

  • Smithers & McGurk
    Smithers & McGurk
    Episode 22
    2/15/55
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    Red's guest is Mary McCarty (making her 2nd "Red Skelton Show" appearance this season).
    Main Sketch:
    "Smithers & McGuirk - Vaudeville Team" (aka "Smithers & McGurk visit Persian Shah") - The song-and-dance team of Smithers & McGurk (Skelton and McCarty) go on a tour in a Middle Eastern country. The leader of the country seeks to add a new wife to his harem.

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  • Charles Coburn
    Charles Coburn
    Episode 21
    2/8/55
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    Red's guest is Charles Coburn.

    Comedy Sketch: Economical Coburn goes to a barber college to get a free haircut. Let's hope he doesn't lose his head over the ensuing events - his barber-to-be is Red Skelton.
  • Queen of Mars
    Queen of Mars
    Episode 20
    2/1/55
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    Red's guests are Ruth Roman and Reginald Denny.
    Main Sketch:
    "Trip To Mars" (aka "Queen of Mars") - Freddie the Freeloader is kidnapped by Martians who want to study a "typical" earthling.
    Whisked into outer space, Freddie meets Zodia, the Queen of Mars.

  • Trailer Park
    Trailer Park
    Episode 19
    1/25/55
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    Red's guest is Mary McCarty.
    Main Sketch:
    "Love Thy Neighbor" (aka "Trailer Park") - Red moves into "Sadie Murphy's Trailer Park" where he encounters marriage-minded Sadie Murphy,  partying neighbors, and a loose bear.
    Music:
    Mary McCarty (as Sadie Murphy) sings "All of You."

  • Honeymooner's Spoof
    Honeymooner's Spoof
    Episode 18
    1/18/55
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    Peter Lorre takes the role of Ralph Kramden in a spoof of The Honeymooners. Red plays a slightly overdone Ed Norton.

  • Skelton Goes Back to School
    1/11/55
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    Red's guest is actress Diana Lynn.
    Main Sketch:
    "Skelton Goes Back to School" - After the Los Anonymous City Board of Education discovers that he never successfully completed elementary school, the grownup Red is sent back to third grade. Diana Lynn plays Red's teacher.
    Pantomime:
    Reportedly, the pantomime segment involved golf, with Red demonstrating some of the golfing techniques used by different players.

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  • Tribute to Guys and Dolls
    12/14/54
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    Red's guest is actress Vivian Blaine.
    Highlights:
    1. "Tribute to Guys and Dolls" - A salute to the 1950-53 Broadway musical and the upcoming movie version.
    Vivian Blaine, recreating her "Guys and Dolls" stage role of Adelaide, sings "Adelaide's Lament."
    2. "The Stuntman" - Red Skelton sketch.

  • Romeo and Juliet
    Romeo and Juliet
    Episode 5
    10/19/54
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    Red's guest is singer Anna Maria Alberghetti.
    Main sketch:
    A "Romeo and Juliet" parody with Red as Romeo and Alberghetti portraying Juliet.

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