The Red Skelton Show - Season 5

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Episode Guide

  • 5th Season Premiere (in Color)
    9/27/55
    0.0
    In the comedy sketch, Red is aboard "The Super Chef," a train running from Hollywood to New York. Ed Sullivan plays a bus driver, Red's nemesis.
  • Jackie Gleason / Mel Allen
    10/4/55
    0.0
    Scheduled guests:
    Jackie Gleason and Mel Allen (in a comedy sketch about baseball).
  • New York Tour
    New York Tour
    Episode 3
    10/11/55
    0.0
    "New York Tour"
    Scheduled guest:
    Nancy Walker
  • George Raft
    George Raft
    Episode 4
    10/18/55
    0.0

    Red's guest is actor George Raft.
    Main sketch:
    In a sketch set in 1920s New Orleans, Red plays "Hot Lips" Morgan, a jazz musician who gets into trouble with speakeasy operator "Big Jack" (Raft).

  • Cinderfella
    Cinderfella
    Episode 5
    10/25/55
    0.0
    Sketch: "Cinderfella" with guest Ed Wynn.
  • Halloween Show
    Halloween Show
    Episode 6
    11/1/55
    9.0
    Halloween Show with guest Virginia Grey. Sketches include Bobbing for Apples.
    Character: Willie "Topsy Turvy".
  • Shore Leave with Snorkel and Luana
    11/8/55
    0.0

    Red's guests are Connie Russell, Jamie Farr, and Dave O'Brien.
    Main Sketch:
    "Shore Leave with Snorkel and Luana" (a.k.a. "A Sweetie from Tahiti"). Cookie the Sailor (Red) goes to sea and winds up with Connie Russell in a tropical paradise.

  • TV vs. Electronic Guitar
    11/15/55
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    Red's guest is singer Lucille Norman.

    Comedy Sketch: "TV vs. Electronic Guitar" - Kentucky Clem (Red) disrupts coast-to-coast TV after plugging his electric guitar into the networks' coaxial cable. Singer Lucille Norman tries to get Kentucky Clem to switch to opera music.
  • Fish Peddler's Thanksgiving
    11/22/55
    0.0
    Red's guest is Nancy Walker.

    Comedy Sketch: "Fish Peddler's Thanksgiving".
  • Phantom of the Ballet
    11/29/55
    0.0
    Red's guest is Peter Lorre.

    Comedy Sketch: Red plays a private eye tracking the "Phantom of the Ballet" (Peter Lorre).
  • Clayton Moore
    Clayton Moore
    Episode 11
    12/6/55
    0.0
    Red's guest is "The Lone Ranger" Clayton Moore.

    Comedy Sketch: Clayton Moore, in character as The Lone Ranger, meets up with a certain red-haired gun slinger.
  • Cop and the Anthem
    Cop and the Anthem
    Episode 13
    12/20/55
    0.0
    Red's guest is Allen Jenkins.

    Comedy Sketch: "Cop and the Anthem", Adapted from the O'Henry story. Freddie the Freeloader (Red) and his pal Muggsy (Allen Jenkins) are awfully cold so Muggsy takes off for Florida. But Freddie decides to spend the Yuletide season in jail - if he can get arrested.
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor
    Zsa Zsa Gabor
    Episode 14
    12/27/55
    0.0
    Red plays a sailor whose New Year's Eve date is a movie star (played by Zsa Zsa Gabor).
  • Old Vaudeville
    Old Vaudeville
    Episode 15
    1/3/56
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    Sketch: "Old Vaudeville"
    Scheduled guests:
    John Carradine, Jackie Coogan and Billy Gilbert.
  • Willie Resist Girls
    Willie Resist Girls
    Episode 16
    1/10/56
    0.0
    Sketch: Willie Resist Girls
    Scheduled guest:
    Lola Albright
  • The Sculpture Show
    The Sculpture Show
    Episode 17
    1/17/56
    0.0
    "The Sculpture Show"
    Scheduled guest:
    Basil Rathbone
  • Freddie on a Luxury Liner
    1/24/56
    0.0
    sketch: Freddie on a Luxury Liner
    Scheduled guests:
    Reginald Denny and Melville Cooper
  • Lamb to Lion
    Lamb to Lion
    Episode 19
    1/31/56
    0.0
    "Lamb to Lion" - Red plays a meek man who, through hypnosis, becomes Public Enemy No. 1.
    Scheduled guest:
    Jeanne Cagney
  • The Election Show
    The Election Show
    Episode 20
    2/7/56
    0.0

    Red's guest is Cesar Romero.
    Main sketch:
    "The Election Show." Red enters politics and finds himself supported by underworld character Big Bill (Romero).

  • Valentine's Day double date
    2/14/56
    0.0
    Sketch: Valentine's Day Double Date
    Scheduled guests:
    Marvin Kaplan and Sally Forrest
  • Salesman vs. Mad Scientist
    2/21/56
    0.0
    "Salesman vs. Mad Scientist" - A mad scientist (Vincent Price) tries to conduct scientific experiments on a salesman (Red Skelton).
  • The O'Keefe Show (The Bank Robber)
    2/28/56
    0.0

    Red's guest is Dennis O'Keefe.
    Main Sketch:
    "The O'Keefe Show" (a.k.a. "The Bank Robber") - A robber hiding from the police takes refuge in George Appleby's house.

  • Korean War Orphan
    Korean War Orphan
    Episode 24
    3/6/56
    0.0

    Red's guests are Alan Hale Jr., Jamie Farr and Connie Haines.
    Main sketch:
    "The Korean Baby" (aka "Korean War Orphan") - Returning from Korea, Cookie the Sailor smuggles a Korean War orphan (Marshall Lyou) aboard the troop ship. Now he needs to keep her hidden from Muldoon, his superior officer.

  • Freddie vs. Freeway
    Freddie vs. Freeway
    Episode 25
    3/20/56
    0.0
    "Freddie vs. Freeway"
    Scheduled guests:
    Allen Jenkins
    Charles Coburn (plays a professor-turned-hobo who encounters Freddie the Freeloader).
  • Clem Feud
    Clem Feud
    Episode 26
    3/27/56
    0.0
    Clem Feud - A feud between two mountain families ends when Clem Kadiddlehopper spots Judy Canova.
  • Dance Marathon
    Dance Marathon
    Episode 27
    4/3/56
    0.0
    Sketch: Dance Marathon
    Instead of receiving back pay, two musicians (Red Skelton and Keffe Braselle) inherit a night club.
  • Dick Foran / Warner Twins
    4/10/56
    0.0
    Red's guests are Dick Foran and the Warner Twins (Sandra and Sonia).

    Comedy Sketch: Two convention delegates (Dick Foran and Red), are named head of a committee to select the convention queen. He (Red) is somewhat confused when the twins enter the contest.

  • Stages of Evolution
    Stages of Evolution
    Episode 29
    4/17/56
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    "Stages of Evolution" - During hypnosis, Red explores his past lives.
    The guest is columnist Paul Coates, from the TV series "Confidential File."
  • Robin Hood
    Robin Hood
    Episode 30
    4/24/56
    0.0
    A "Robin Hood" spoof with Red Skelton (as Robin Hood), John Carradadine (as Little John), Billy Gilbert (as Friar Tuck), Sterling Holloway (as Will Scarlett), Penny Edwards (as Maid Marian) and Kem Dibbs (as the sheriff).
  • Hollywood Plumber
    Hollywood Plumber
    Episode 31
    5/1/56
    0.0
    Red's guest is Elena Verdugo. Also appearing are Frank Wilcox (J.B.), Gil Stuart (Whitney Bradford), Fritz Feld (Otto Immelman) and Jack Boyle (Assistant Director). Highlights: Red becomes a plumber and does a good job until he arrives at the Star's mansion where her director decides he's good acting material and launches him on a career.moreless
  • The Baker Man
    The Baker Man
    Episode 32
    5/8/56
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    "The Baker Man" - a sketch about spys in a bakery.
    Scheduled guest:
    Ann Jeffreys
  • Desert Island
    Desert Island
    Episode 33
    5/15/56
    0.0
    Cookie and Snorkel (Jamie Farr) land on a island where someone is filming a movie. At one point, Snorkel is wearing a gorilla suit. Buster Crabbe plays Muldoon.
  • The Stockbroker (aka 'Stock Wizard')
    5/22/56
    0.0
    "The Stockbroker" - Freddie the Freeloader (Red) becomes a 'Stock Wizard" when he learns that he can predict the ups and downs of the stock market.
    Scheduled guest:
    Allen Jenkins
  • Public Pigeon (aka 'Rusty Life Insurance')
    Public Pigeon (aka 'Rusty Life Insurance')
    Scheduled guest:
    Zasu Pitts
  • Pirate Show
    Pirate Show
    Episode 36
    6/5/56
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    "Pirate Show" (aka "Capt. Kidd")
    Scheduled guests:
    John Carradine, Billy Gilbert and Sterling Holloway.
  • The Picnic
    The Picnic
    Episode 37
    6/12/56
    0.0
    "The Picnic" - Factory worker company picnic, with guests Marie Windsor, Arthur Q. Bryan, and Nancy Gates.
  • County Fair (aka 'Minister of Agriculture')
    "County Fair" (aka "Minister of Agriculture") - Clem Kaddiddlehopper discovers a secret formula for growing enormous fruits and vegetables. The guest is Anna Sten.
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