Red Skelton: America's Funniest Man

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  • 2006
  • 1 Season

The Red Skelton Show is a television variety show that starts with a monologue spotlighting humorous characters such as browbeaten husband George Appleby or two seagulls named Gertrude and Heath cliff. This is followed by a performance by a distinguished guest star who is usually a singer or actor. The guest star then appears with Red in a comedy sketch These comedy sketches are based on one of Red’s many colorful characters. Clem Kadiddlehopper, an unsophisticated Hillbilly from Cornpone County, Tennessee or Freddie the freeloader, a tramp with a kind heart who is the most well known and performed in clown makeup. Then there is Deadeye, a bumbling sheriff in the old West; Cauliflower McPugh, a punchy boxer; or San Fernando Red, a dishonest real estate agent. These are comedy skits sometimes performed in pantomime. These skits are followed by a soundless spot where Red performs a skit with Freddy the Freeloader or another silent character. Red always ends the show with these words: “Goodnight and may God bless."

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Lord Beaverhead
4. Lord Beaverhead
 
As Lord Beaverhead, Red sports a monocle, bowler and synthetic Mayfair accent as his Lordship delivers wisecracks about British traditionalism.
Look Magazine Awards
3. Look Magazine Awards
 
Red Skelton presents the 1954 Look Magazine Awards for motion picture achievement to Walt Disney, Alfred Hitchcock and other Hollywood luminaries.
Clem the Painter
2. Clem the Painter
 
John Carradine and Franklin Pangborn guest star in the sketch "Clem the Artist," in which a painter chooses a feckless farm boy as his newest protégé.
Cauliflower Goes to Hollywood
1. Cauliflower Goes to Hollywood
 
An ex-fighter with a glass jaw auditions for a part in a movie. He and his opponent, Vincent Price, "battle" over the love of a Hollywood starlet.
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The Red Skelton Show is a television variety show that starts with a monologue spotlighting humorous characters such as browbeaten husband George Appleby or two seagulls named Gertrude and Heath cliff. This is followed by a performance by a distinguished guest star who is usually a singer or actor. The guest star then appears with Red in a comedy sketch

These comedy sketches are based on one of Red’s many colorful characters. Clem Kadiddlehopper, an unsophisticated Hillbilly from Cornpone County, Tennessee or Freddie the freeloader, a tramp with a kind heart who is the most well known and performed in clown makeup. Then there is Deadeye, a bumbling sheriff in the old West; Cauliflower McPugh, a punchy boxer; or San Fernando Red, a dishonest real estate agent. These are comedy skits sometimes performed in pantomime.

These skits are followed by a soundless spot where Red performs a skit with Freddy the Freeloader or another silent character. Red always ends the show with these words: “Goodnight and may God bless."

  • Premiere Date
    November 28, 2006