The Red Skelton Show (1951)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sketch Comedy, Variety Show [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis

A long-running and classic variety series. Skelton, whose sign-off was 'Good night and God bless,' was a comic from a gentler time, a giant, prodigiously talented at mime and knockabout clowning. The radio and movie star brought his warmth to the new medium, with a show graced by indelible characters such as lovable dimwit Clem Kaddiddlehopper; the silent tramp Freddie the Freeloader; and boozy Willie Lump-Lump. His guests were eclectic, ranging from the Rolling Stones to Spiro Agnew.