Frogs, a poem by Red Skelton, recited by Clem Kadiddlehopper

(You can read much more about Red Skelton, his characters and work at our sister site,  Red Skelton)

Frogs. Frogs. Frogs, they are everywhere.
Frogs. Frogs. Frogs croaking fill the air.
Louder. Louder. Louder is their blasting blare
and there’s no silence in the night.

Frogs. Frogs, croaks heard three miles away.
Five. six. seven beyond that they say.
Frogs. Frogs multiplying more each day
and there’s no silence in the night.

Frogs. Frogs don’t try to seek them out.
Frogs. Frogs. Frogs hiding all about.
Grab. Grab. Grab their throats and wring them out.
’cause there’s no silence in the night.

Frogs. Frogs their good is only bad.
Flirting. Flirting. Flirting on their lily pad.
Mom. Mom. Mom says no, but you know Dad.
and there’s no silence in the night.

Frogs. Frogs don’t you know the strain?
Frogs. Frogs. Please, please, please refrain
and listen [croak, croak] there they go again. Frogs. Frogs
and there’s no silence in the night.
[Gun shots]

Courtesy of YouTube, Red Skelton (as Clem Kadiddlehopper) reciting Frogs

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Comments

    • paul boivin
    • September 15, 2011

    hilarios. I have tried to find this on dvd, do you know which performance this was on. thank you

      • admin
      • September 28, 2011

      I believe it was on one of his HBO specials.

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