When Ed Wynn was already famous and on a road tour, he liked the looks of a teenage boy who was hawking newspapers outside the theater. Ed bought the boy's entire stock, took him into the theater as his guest. The boy was none other than Red Skelton.
For this program, David Rose's Orchestra furnishes the music and CBS director of music, Lud Gluskin conducts. Steve Dunne does the Toni plugs and Bob LeMond handles Frigidaire to bankroll the hour.
The Champions were in the film "Lovely to Look At" (1952) with Red Skelton.
Ann Sothern is Red's 1st Guest Star.
Red Skelton returns to television tonight with a new sponsor and a new network and in the flesh. When Skelton started his television series two years ago, he quickly shot to the number one rating in the nation. Last year, plagued by poor health, he filmed his show and took a nose-dive in the ratings.