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Red Skelton's third staging of O. Henry's classic Christmas story, adapted for Skelton's Freddie the Freeloader character.
Homeless Freddie tries to get into jail for a bit of shelter on a cold New York Christmas night. But in spite of all his efforts, the poor man can't get himself arrested.
Red's guests are Gene Raymond and John Carradine.
Clem Kadiddlehopper rents his barn to rocket scientist Dr. Offenbacher (Carradine). After he accidentally launches Offenbacher into space, Clem is credited as the rocket's inventor and is labeled a "genius."
Red's guest is Mona Freeman. Also appearing are Frank Wilcox, George N. Neise and Frank Mitchell.
Freddie the Freeloader faces the prospect of being heir to a fortune, on condition that he perform one honest day's work within an immediate 30 day period.
Red's guests are Ann Rutherford and Maxie Rosenbloom.
Freddie the Freeloader, unhappy with conditions at the City Dump, runs against Councilman Smith in the upcoming election. Ann Rutherford plays Freddie's political adviser.
Red's guests are Arthur Godfrey, Keefe Brasselle, and the Henry Vee Aqua Frolics Water Show.
On vacation in Miami Beach, Clem Kadiddlehopper agrees to judge a beauty contest. Trouble appears in the form of two gun-toting hoods who want to influence Clem's decision. Godfrey and Brasselle appear as the other pageant judges.
Also included in the cast are Clegg Hoyt, Joan Lahau, Dave O'Brien (also one of the show's writers), Cici Reynolds, Gil Stuart, Mike Stuart, and Jack Boyle.
Red's guest is Peter Lorre. Also appearing are Maudie Prickett, Peter Mamakos, Jeane Wood and Olive Brasno.
Clem Kaddidlehopper sells a vacuum cleaner to a mad scientist and ends up the midget- result of the mad doctor's experiment.
Red's guests are Dick Foran and Don Wilson.
Freddie the Freeloader's wealthy brother Harold invites Freddie and Muggsy to a high-society Mother's Day party.
(Some sources list Harold as Freddie's brother-in-law.)
Red's guest is John Carradine. Also appearing are Vicki Raaf, Marshall Reed, Dick Elliott, Glen Turnbull, Michael Ross and Dick Ryan.
"Deadeye And The Rustlers" (aka "Deadeye and Slim Dan") - Local bigwig Slim Jim (Carradine), wanting to prove to the townspeople that he's serious about fighting crime, appoints Deadeye as the town's marshal. Deadeye is unaware that the town has lost 41 marshals in a month ... or that Slim Jim is actually the boss of a gang of rustlers.
Red's guest is Marilyn Maxwell.
Caught in a cloudburst, George Appleby and his fellow hunters take refuge in a concrete bunker, not realizing they're at "Ground Zero" on an Atomic Bomb test site.
Red's guest is Vincent Price. Also appearing are John Hoyt, Elena Verdugo, Henry Kulky and Gil Stuart.
"Cauliflower In Hollywood" (a.k.a. "Vinnie the P") - Cauliflower McPugg fights actor Carlyle Wentworth (Vincent Price) in a grudge-match over the actor's girlfriend.
Opening: Athletes. Fixing a tire.