The show is 26 min. long, including Red's opening monologue and a weatherman skit. The Bela/Lon/Vampira skit is intact. SPOILERS: The writing is not exactly Abbott & Costello Meet ... See full summary »

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Himself - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper
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David Rose and His Orchestra ...
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Vampira (as Vampira)

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The show is 26 min. long, including Red's opening monologue and a weatherman skit. The Bela/Lon/Vampira skit is intact. SPOILERS: The writing is not exactly Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein quality, but Skelton is amusing. He slips in a marijuana joke, and a tranny joke re Denmark (Christine Jorgensen was in the news.) "Dial B for Brush" comprises most of the show, taking place on three different sets (home lab, graveyard, and morgue with working Jacob's ladder) which are pretty elaborate for TV. There's also an ambitious dance-routine (giving band leader David Rose a chance to shine) with ghosts and skeletons double-exposed into the graveyard set. Clem Kadiddlehopper, for those who've never seen Red's character, is a Lou Costello without a brain to steal, though that doesn't stop Bela as "Prof. Lugosi" from trying. He wears a tux under his lab coat, and does the graveyard scene with Lon and Vampira in his Dracula cape. Lon barks like a dog, wears furry claws and wolf fangs, but ... Written by Woodrow

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15 June 1954 (USA)  »

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During his opening monologue, Red credits his producer Ben Brady, his director Seymour Berns, his musical director David Rose, and his sponsor Geritol for helping him right the ship from the previous season on NBC-TV and present a successful third season. See more »

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