The Red Skelton Hour: Season 15, Episode 22

Half a Loafer Is Better Than None (15 Feb. 1966)
"The Red Skelton Show" Half a Loafer Is Better Than None (original title)

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Red as Freddy is caught after breaking into a men's club for explorers, where he's recognized by his long-lost father, Junglerot Freeloader (Ed Wynn). They go on to Africa in search of a ... See full summary »

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Himself - Host / Freddie the Freeloader
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Patrick Campbell ...
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Irwin Charone ...
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David Rose and His Orchestra ...
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Art Gilmore ...
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Bern Hoffman ...
Pastry Chef / Silent Spot
Buddy Lewis ...
Muggsy
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Tom Hansen Dancers ...
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Colonel Jungle-Rot Freeloader
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Red as Freddy is caught after breaking into a men's club for explorers, where he's recognized by his long-lost father, Junglerot Freeloader (Ed Wynn). They go on to Africa in search of a rarely seen gorilla. later, Ed and Red celebrate Wynn's upcoming birthday with a big prop cake, and in the silent spot Red plays rich playboy forced to work at a bakery. Written by WesternOne

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15 February 1966 (USA)  »

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Singer Donna Loren performs 'Johnny One-Note' and 'The Way of Love.' Opening sketch: 'Japanese Karate Expert', portrayed by Red. In the Silent Spot, Red plays a klutzy bakery worker in 'The Millionaire's Son Goes to Work.' This is the episode in which Freddie the Freeloader finally locates his long lost father, played by Ed Wynn, whom he hasn't seen in forty years. Papa explains that, as an infant, Freddie was kidnapped by Gypsies, then dad went into the jungle for decades to capture wild animals and never searched for Freddie again. See more »

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