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DuBarry Was A Lady

The musical extravaganza that tops Great Ziegfield - DuBarry Was A Lady starring Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly with Virginia O'Brien, Rags Ragland, Zero Mostel, Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra - photogrphed in Technicolor
DuBarry Was A Lady (1943) starring Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Virginia O’Brien, Rags Ragland, Zero Mostel, Tommy Dorsey  The basic plot of DuBarry Was A Lady is as follows: Hat check man Louis Blore (Red Skelton) is in love with nightclub star May Daly. (Lucille Ball) May, however,...
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Red Skelton – Russian Roulette

Red Skelton - Russian Roulette skit
Red Skelton – Russian Roulette skit Red Skelton – Russian Roulette – A very funny skit from the Red Skelton TV Show.  A pantomime of two cowboys in the American Old West, trying to resolve their differences via Russian Roulette.  Red performs both parts (alternating between a white...
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The Whip Skit

While watching the Red Skelton movie, Neptune’s Daughter, I noticed a short scene between Red and Mel Blanc that was a very old clown skit – the whip skit.  It goes something like this:
The Whip Skit – Red Skelton, Mel Blanc While watching the Red Skelton movie, Neptune’s Daughter, I noticed a short scene between Red and Mel Blanc that was a very old clown skit – the whip skit.  It goes something like this:
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Red Skelton on Thanksgiving

This is taken from The Thanksgiving Turkey,€ an episode of The Red Skelton Show€ where Red Skelton plays his Clem Kaddiddlehopper at the first Thanksgiving. At the very end of the episode, Red Skelton addresses the audience and says:
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Red Skelton’s Christmas wish

This is taken from “Christmas with the Skeltons,” an episode of “The Red Skelton Show” where various characters played by  Red Skelton drop in at the Skelton residence to wish them a Merry Christmas.   At the very end of the episode, Red Skelton addresses the audience and...
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Clem Kadiddlehopper – Red Skelton’s country bumpkin character

Clem Kadiddlehopper was one of  Red Skelton’s most popular characters, portrayed on radio and television for several decades. Clem Kadiddlehopper was a country bumpkin, slow-witted and big-hearted. Although never intentionally hurtful, he would often cause clownish harm, typically to his long-suffering father. (“When the stork brought you, Clem,...
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