The title of this taped, 60-minute special was not mere hyperbole. Red Skelton offers some of his best verbal and visual comedy routines before a distinguished British audience, including the Royal Family. Highlights include Skelton's uproarious "Guzzler's Gin" and his heartbreaking "Old Man Watching a Parade." Produced by Riff Markowitz and taped at Albert Hall, Red Skelton: A Royal Command Peformance was first seen in America courtesy of the HBO cable service on April 22, 1984.
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