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 Red Skelton

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Comedy (1939 - 53)

In every generation, there are singularly outrageous comedians, and for the middle of the 20th century, Red Skelton was probably the "top banana" of all. He remained true to the clown tradition of making 'em laugh, anyway possible and as often as possible. Although known for his physical comedy, he was a master character actor and mime, and had a joke book that was reputed to have 180 thousand jokes.

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Red said he worked his way up to radio by doing "everything but opera." He got on radio with Avalon Time and soon his Raleigh Program, began in '41, took him to the top. All through the WWII years he kept America laughing, except for a '44 stint as a drafted private who made it his job to entertain the troops.

Skelton was at the top of the radio top five ratings for many years, right along with Jack Benny, Fibber McGee and Molly, and Bob Hope. A list of character Red created would be a yard long, but a couple of major ones are the mean little Junior, Willie Lump Lump and goofy Clem Kadiddlehopper. His rapid-fire jokes and gags, along with physical comedy and extreme characters at the drop of a hat were rarely equaled.

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In the late 40's and early 50's Skelton's show slowed its pace a little as Red developed his masterful storytelling skills in longer sketches of American life. Thankfully Red continued on TV. Throughout his career, he kept to his roots, remaining a true clown with a genuine love for all the oddball characters he did. His audience felt Red's comedy came from his heart, and they loved him for it.

(Please note some of these episodes are missing introductions.)

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Volume 1 - 70 shows - total playtime 34 hours 36 minutes
RedSk 000000 A New Deadeye (Best Show of 1950)
RedSk 000000 Air Mail Postage Up To 6 Cents
RedSk 000000 Christmas Show
RedSk 000000 Town Gossip, The
RedSk 000000 Willie Lump Lump
RedSk 000000 With Ozzie and Harriet
RedSk 451218 Housing Shortage
RedSk 451225 Christmas Trees
RedSk 460101 Bells and Resolutions
RedSk 460115 Local Department Stores
RedSk 460122 People Clebrating
RedSk 460129 Looking for Trouble
RedSk 460205 Hospital Capers
RedSk 460212 Meeting People
RedSk 460217 Department Stores
RedSk 460219 Stray Animal
RedSk 460226 Telephones
RedSk 460305 What Has Happened To Our Theater
RedSk 460319 Traffic is Terrible
RedSk 460326 Newspspers
RedSk 460402 Some People Won't Pay Their Debts
RedSk 460409 Postman, The
RedSk 460416 Easy Money
RedSk 460423 Old Letters and Trouble
RedSk 460430 Dentist, The
RedSk 460507 Firemen
RedSk 460521 It Pays To Look Well
RedSk 460528 People Who Hurt Others
RedSk 460528 Trying To Be Helpful
RedSk 460604 Vacations Vol I
RedSk 460910 Vacations Vol II
RedSk A Christmas Story
RedSk A New Deadeye (Best Show of 1950)
RedSk A New Years Puzzle
RedSk Air Mail Postage Up To 6 Cents
RedSk Automobile Parking Problem
RedSk Barbers
RedSk Bells and Resolutions
RedSk Big Business Venture, The
RedSk Big Scare, The
RedSk Big Show, The
RedSk Buying Insurance
RedSk Careless Driving
RedSk Christmas Show
RedSk Christmas Stories
RedSk Christmas Trees
RedSk Circus, The
RedSk Dancing
RedSk Day After Christmas, The
RedSk Dentist, The
RedSk Department Stores
RedSk Devil Returns, The (Part 1)
RedSk Devil Returns, The (Part 2)
RedSk Doctors and Hospitals (part 1)
RedSk Doctors and Hospitals (part 2)
RedSk Dogs
RedSk Easy Money
RedSk Education and Schools
RedSk Elevators
RedSk Fear
RedSk Fire Prevention
RedSk Firemen
RedSk Flight To London, The
RedSk Friendly Farmer, The
RedSk Guardian Angel's Revolt, The
RedSk Haircut, The (Part 1)
RedSk Haircut, The (Part 2)
RedSk Haircut, The (Part 3)
RedSk I Caught the Devil (Part 1)
RedSk I Caught the Devil (Part 2)

Volume 2 - 69 shows - total playtime 34 hours 30 minutes

RedSk 460917 Barbers
RedSk 461001 People Who Feel Unimportant
RedSk 461008 Meat Shortage, The
RedSk 461105 Photography
RedSk 461119 Automobile Parking Problem
RedSk 461126 People Who Give Dinners To Impress Pals
RedSk 461203 Railroads
RedSk 461226 Christmas Stories
RedSk 461231 Old Man Winter
RedSk 470107 Education and Schools
RedSk 470128 Jealousy
RedSk 470204 Elevators
RedSk 470211 Taxi Cabs
RedSk 470225 Travel to Hawaii
RedSk 470305 Careless Driving
RedSk 470401 Willie Lump Lump and the Traffic Court
RedSk 470408 Things We Never Knew About Busses
RedSk 470415 New West, The
RedSk 470422 Friendly Farmer, The
RedSk 470930 Fire Prevention
RedSk 471021 Man With A Plan, The
RedSk 471028 Haircut, The (Part 1)
RedSk 471104 Haircut, The (Part 2)
RedSk 471111 Haircut, The (Part 3)
RedSk 471118 Honky Tonk Photographer, The
RedSk 471125 Little Boy and His Dog
RedSk 490415 How Is Red At Home
RedSk 490429 House Cleaning
RedSk 490506 Mother's Day
RedSk 490513 Stray Dog
RedSk 500108 Buying Insurance
RedSk 500409 Skunk Patrol Benefit
RedSk 501231 A New Years Puzzle
RedSk 510114 Three Cent Stamp, The
RedSk 510128 Big Business Venture, The

RedSk 510204 Helter Skelter
RedSk 510211 Big Scare, The
RedSk 510218 I Caught the Devil (Part 1)
RedSk 510304 I Caught the Devil (Part 2)
RedSk 510318 Sad Texan, The
RedSk 510401 Skelton vs the Hospital
RedSk 510408 Town Social, The
RedSk 510422 McPug's Magic Glove
RedSk 510429 Liberty Bell, The
RedSk 510506 Devil Returns, The (Part 1)
RedSk 510513 Devil Returns, The (Part 2)
RedSk 510603 Take Me Out To the Ball Game
RedSk 510610 Guardian Angel's Revolt, The
RedSk 510617 London Palladium Or Bust, The
RedSk 510624 Flight To London, The
RedSk 511003 Vacation
RedSk 511010 Women Are Ruling the World
RedSk 511017 Fear
RedSk 511024 How To Make Enemies
RedSk 511031 Public Speeches
RedSk 511107 Job Hunting
RedSk 511114 Travel Is So Broadening
RedSk 511121 Things To Be Thankful For
RedSk 511128 People Who Owe Money
RedSk 511205 People Who Brag
RedSk 511212 Sunday Dinner
RedSk 511219 A Christmas Story
RedSk 511226 Day After Christmas, The
RedSk 520102 Has Anybody Here Seen Willie
RedSk 520109 Neighborhood Theater, The
RedSk 520116 Dancing
RedSk 520228 Inventions
RedSk 520304 I Will Never Forget Hawaii
RedSk 520318 Circus, The


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