The Red Skelton Hour: Season 19, Episode 6

John Wayne's 40th Anniversary or Hominy and True Grits (28 Oct. 1969)
"The Red Skelton Show" John Wayne's 40th Anniversary or Hominy and True Grits (original title)

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Red starts off with a monologue about how sex has affected movies, and mimes a little boy at a monster film. Guest John Wayne does a skit about different sorts of autograph hunters and one ... See full summary »

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Himself - Host / Sheriff Deadeye / Gertrude / Heathcliffe
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The Baja Marimba Band ...
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Bob Duggan
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Tommy Farrell
Art Gilmore ...
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Chanin Hale ...
Waitress
Maurice Kelly
Brad Logan ...
Jealous Boyfriend / Silent Spot
George N. Neise ...
Pub Patron / Silent Spot (as George Neise)
David Sharpe ...
Little Old Lady / Silent Spot
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Himself / Rooster Cogburn
Julius Wechter ...
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Red starts off with a monologue about how sex has affected movies, and mimes a little boy at a monster film. Guest John Wayne does a skit about different sorts of autograph hunters and one where Deadeye faces Rooster Cogburn in a saloon duel. The silent spot, titled "The Happy Irish Pub", sees Red hired as a jig-dancing, furniture-smashing bouncer. Written by WesternOne

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In an early skit near the show's opening, Red mimes different approaches used by fans when seeking John Wayne's autograph. He also mimes a little boy attending a monster movie. The main sketch is a spoof of John Wayne's western film 'True Grit.' The Baja Marimba Band performs 'Brazilia' and 'Fresh Air.' The title of the Silent Spot is 'Irish Pub' with Red as a bouncer. See more »

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Forty Years Ago
10 May 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Though this is listed as 1968 there is no specific date given for this Red Skelton episode. I have a feeling it was done in 1970 because of what I remember about it.

The Duke looked like he was having a great old time on the show with Red Skelton. The reason I say this had to have been in 1969 is because John Wayne wore the Rooster Cogburn eyepatch in a sketch with Skelton.

Skelton wore an eyepatch himself, but on the other eye. These two came sauntering into a saloon each with the blind side next to the other. They bellied up to the bar and proceeded to talk a lot a brag about what one would do to the other if he caught him without knowing they were standing next to each other. At some point they did realize and a Wayne type fight seat commenced. It was all pretty funny.

Look at the title of the episode, it was suggested by the fact that Wayne was quoted at the Oscar as saying he'd have put the patch on 40 years earlier had he known it would have brought him Mr. Oscar.

Here's hoping it gets released or is released in collections of Red Skelton's best television moments.


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