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The Red Skelton Show ()


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  • 1h 0min
  • Comedy
  • TV Series



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... See more »

Awards:
  • Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 16 nominations.
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  Himself - Host / ... (652 episodes, 1951-2016)
David Rose and His Orchestra ...
  Themselves / ... (643 episodes, 1951-1971)
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  Announcer / ... (524 episodes, 1954-1971)
Tom Hansen Dancers ...
  Themselves / ... (128 episodes, 1964-1970)
Bob Lamond ...
  Announcer / ... (96 episodes, 1951-1955)
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  Paw Kadiddlehopper / ... (81 episodes, 1953-1971)
The Alan Copeland Singers ...
  Themselves / ... (76 episodes, 1965-1969)
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  Commercials / ... (66 episodes, 1951-1955)
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  Police Officer / ... (50 episodes, 1953-1971)
The Skelton Dancers ...
  Themselves / ... (50 episodes, 1956-1965)
Pat McGeehan ...
  Himself - Announcer / ... (36 episodes, 1951-1952)
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  Silent Spot / ... (35 episodes, 1963-1971)
Jimmy Cross ...
  Olio Spot / ... (27 episodes, 1954-1970)
David Rose ...
  Orchestrator / ... (25 episodes, 1951-1969)
Gilchrist Stuart ...
  Man with Umbrella / ... (24 episodes, 1954-1971)
The Jimmy Joyce Singers ...
  Themselves / ... (24 episodes, 1969-1970)
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  Himself / ... (23 episodes, 1956-1970)
The Burgundy Street Singers ...
  Themselves / ... (23 episodes, 1970-1971)
The Redettes ...
  Themselves / ... (22 episodes, 1954-1955)
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  Clara Appleby / ... (22 episodes, 1951-1966)
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  Barber Customer / ... (21 episodes, 1951-1953)
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  Beige Bart / ... (20 episodes, 1956-1971)
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  Bertha Bluechip / ... (18 episodes, 1958-1970)
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  Clara Appleby / ... (18 episodes, 1952-1963)
Brad Logan ...
  Guard #2 / ... (18 episodes, 1967-1970)
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  Abdul / ... (17 episodes, 1952-1963)
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  Bartender / ... (16 episodes, 1952-1971)
Dick Ryan ...
  Barber Customer / ... (15 episodes, 1951-1959)
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  Himself / ... (15 episodes, 1957-1970)
Bob Duggan ...
  Minor Role / ... (15 episodes, 1960-1971)
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  Clara Appleby / ... (15 episodes, 1961-1970)
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  Little Old Lady / ... (15 episodes, 1965-1969)
Beverly Powers ...
  Silent Spot / ... (15 episodes, 1966-1970)
Edmund Penney ...
  Ambulance Driver at Desk-Ambulance Sketch / ... (14 episodes, 1952-1953)
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  Advertising Agency Executive / ... (13 episodes, 1956-1970)
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  Clara Appleby / ... (13 episodes, 1955-1966)
Jack Boyle ...
  Supporting Player / ... (12 episodes, 1954-1960)
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  Clara Appleby / ... (12 episodes, 1955-1970)
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  Clara Appleby / ... (12 episodes, 1956-1963)
Ida Mae McKenzie ...
  Herself / ... (12 episodes, 1966-1971)
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  Ada DuPois / ... (12 episodes, 1966-1971)
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  'J.B.' / ... (11 episodes, 1956-1967)
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  George Gobel / ... (11 episodes, 1962-1971)
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  Silent Spot / ... (11 episodes, 1952-1970)
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  Muggsy (11 episodes, 1954-1962)
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  Clara Appleby / ... (11 episodes, 1960-1971)
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  Abdul Kashmir / ... (10 episodes, 1956-1962)
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  Cousin Zeke Kadiddlehopper / ... (10 episodes, 1959-1969)
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  Supporting Player / ... (10 episodes, 1954-1955)
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  Clara's Mother / ... (10 episodes, 1953-1962)

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Also Known As
  • The Red Skelton Hour (United States)
  • Шоу Рэда Скелтона (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • El show de Red Skelton (Venezuela)
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  • 60 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Red Skelton had a reputation among comedy writers as being extremely difficult to work with, since he didn't like writers in general, and resented CBS for insisting that he use them on his show. He wanted to write all the sketches himself, his reasoning being that no one knew his characters as well as he did. Sherwood Schwartz, prior to taking the position as head writer on the show, had it written into his contract with CBS that Skelton was under no circumstances allowed to discuss anything about a show's script with him before he was given it prior to taping, which often resulted in Skelton not knowing what a sketch was about, nor even what character he would be playing until shortly before airtime. That's why Skelton would often break character in the middle of a skit and turn to the audience and say something like, "Don't blame me, folks, I don't write this stuff." See more »
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