The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)
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Freddie Becomes a Star-Gazer 

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Red Skelton ... Himself - Host / Freddie the Freeloader / Willie Lump Lump
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Brocco ... Fingers Malone-Star-Gazer Sketch
David Rose and His Orchestra David Rose and His Orchestra ... Themselves
Sandra Gould ... Mrs. Lump Lump-Willie Sketch
Sid Kane Sid Kane ... Astronaut-Star-Gazer Skit
Lucy Knoch ... Blonde Woman Outside Apartment Bldg-Opening Skit
Bob Lamond Bob Lamond ... Announcer
Eddie Marr Eddie Marr ... Milkman-Willie Sketch
The Moultrie Brothers The Moultrie Brothers ... Themselves - Dancers
Gil Perkins ... Police Officer-Willie Skit
Buddy Piper Buddy Piper ... FBI Agent-Star-Gazer Skit
Almira Sessions ... Woman Watching Dancers-Star-Gazer Sketch
Bob Warren Bob Warren ... Sketch Player
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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1953 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Red opens the program with some street scenes of how different people go to work in the morning, such as the energetic type, the tired kind, and a man who just can't leave his lady without loads of hugs and kisses. The first Skelton Scrapbook, titled "Freddie Becomes a Star-Gazer" starts out with a dance number by the Moultrie Brothers (portraying shoeshine boys) who are eventually joined by Freddie the Freeloader, who does a very good dance routine himself. It seems that Freddie has light-fingered a powerful telescope from the observatory and is selling a gaze at the moon for ten cents. While his customers are staring through the telescope, Freddie steals their wallets. One of the victims catches Freddie because the prey turns out to be Fingers Malone, the President of Pickpockets, Inc. As usual, a Tide commercial is integrated into the sketch. The second Skelton Scrapbook, untitled, features Willie Lump Lump returning home at 3:00 a.m. in the back of a milk wagon and trying to get into his house without his key, which he had forgotten to take. See more »

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