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The Red Skelton Hour 

The Red Skelton Show (original title)
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved television clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags, and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Creator:

Marcel Marceau
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20   19   18   17   16   15   … See all »
1971   1970   1969   1968   1967   1966   … See all »
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Red Skelton ...  Self - Host / ... 652 episodes, 1951-1971
David Rose and His Orchestra David Rose and His Orchestra ...  Themselves / ... 644 episodes, 1951-1971
Art Gilmore ...  Announcer / ... 524 episodes, 1954-1971
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved television clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags, and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Just four months after starting this show, Skelton earned Emmys for Best Comedy Show of the Year and Best Comedian. See more »

Connections

Featured in Laugh? I Thought I'd Die! (1999) See more »

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Holiday for Strings
by David Rose and Sammy Gallop
WB Music Corporation (ASCAP)
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One of the best
6 November 2005 | by jwr4See all my reviews

Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, Milton Berle, Burns and Allen, etc., etc. Will there ever be others that will equal them? I doubt it. Their shows were meant to entertain, not to push a political agenda as so many programs seem to do today.

As I understand, Red had several offers to do other television work but turned them down because he was expected to "modernize" his comedy, which he refused to do. Good for you Red! Shows were not flashy. There was no loud distracting music. Just pure comedy entertainment.

The dvds or videos should be part of the collection of anyone who loves a good laugh.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Red Skelton Hour See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1951-1962)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (1951-1955 and 1958-1965)| Color (1955-1958 and 1965-1971)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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