The Red Skelton Hour: Season 3, Episode 34

The Referee (4 May 1954)
"The Red Skelton Show" The Referee (original title)

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Episode credited cast:
Himself - Host / Cauliflower McPugg / British Lord Beaverhead / Willie Lump Lump
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry Anzalone ...
Himself - Boxer in McPugg Skit
Joey Barnum ...
Himself - Boxer in McPugg Sketch
David Rose and His Orchestra ...
Bob Lamond ...
The King's IV ...
Themselves - Musicians


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4 May 1954 (USA)  »

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In the opening monologue, Red tells some jokes about his two children, Richard Jr. and Valentina, at school. He introduces a man in the audience who turns out to be Johnny Carson. The first sketch features British Lord Beaverhead, a BBC newscaster, who introduces correspondents (all played by Red): Pierre from Paris, a Denmark reporter, and John Cameron Sabu from Calcutta. In the second skit, titled "The Referee", Cauliflower McPugg is giving up boxing to become a referee. Appearing in the ring for a middleweight match are real life boxers Joey Barnum and Larry Anzalone. See more »

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