The Red Skelton Hour: Season 17, Episode 20

Fairy Tales for Old Children (30 Jan. 1968)
"The Red Skelton Show" Fairy Tales for Old Children (original title)

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Episode credited cast:
Himself - Host / Forsooth / Junior Cavendish / Junior's Little Brother Gregory / Rip Van Winkle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Alan Copeland Singers ...
David Rose and His Orchestra ...
Art Gilmore ...
Natasha / Mrs. Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater / Sleeping Beauty
Janos Prohaska
Cyril Ritchard ...
Aladdin / Beast / Witch
Ruth Scott
David Sharpe
Tom Hansen Dancers ...
Brad Trumbull
Dick Winslow


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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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