The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)
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Fairy Tales for Old Children 

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Himself - Host / Forsooth / Junior Cavendish / Junior's Little Brother Gregory / Rip Van Winkle
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The Alan Copeland Singers ...
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David Rose and His Orchestra ...
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Natasha / Mrs. Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater / Sleeping Beauty
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Aladdin / Beast / Witch
Ruth Scott
Tom Hansen Dancers ...
Themselves
Brad Trumbull
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30 January 1968 (USA)  »

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The elaborate fairy-tale sets on this program were designed by Sidney Rushakoff. Song highlights include 'Three Blind Mice' and a medley of tunes from Tschaikovsky's 'Sleeping Beauty Ballet.' Red portrays Junior Cavendish (the Mean Widdle Kid) and also Junior's younger brother. While babysitting for his sibling, Junior dreams up fairy-tale sketches to entertain the youngster, including 'The Groovy Sixties' in which Rip Van Winkle awakens to TV crews, hippies, and miniskirts. Other skits involve Junior awakening 'Sleeping Beauty' and taking her for a ride in his pumpkin in 'Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater' plus Junior rounding up all of the town drunks in 'Pie-Eyed Piper.' Cyril Ritchard and Jane Powell cavort in 'Beauty and the Beast' and Ritchard performs in 'Alladin and his Magic Lamp.' are 'Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater' in which Junior takes his bride See more »

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