Red Skelton was a brilliant performer, a passionate patriot, and a master of simple, hilarious and classic comedy.
Now, home audiences can be entertained by America’s Clown Prince any time with brilliant full-color episodes of The Red Skelton Hour, some of which have been unseen for over 50 years!
After purchasing an old movie studio and converting it for TV productions, Red was the first CBS host to begin taping his weekly programs in color. And now, on January 3, Time Life brings viewers back to a simpler time with THE RED SKELTON HOUR IN COLOR, showcasing never-before-released shows as they were originally broadcast more than 50 years ago.
One of the country’s most treasured comedians, Skelton kept TV audiences in stitches for 20 groundbreaking seasons on The Red Skelton Show. The son of a circus clown, Red always had a twinkle in his eye and a spring in his step (often accompanied by a cowbell sound effect); his heart was pure gold, his jokes were silly and his gifts for physical comedy were unparalleled.
And from his inimitable comic mind also came a memorable lineup of zany characters including the country bumpkin Clem Kadiddlehopper, the lovable hobo Freddie the Freeloader, Sheriff Deadeye and more.
Available in two configurations, THE RED SKELTON HOUR IN COLOR — perfect viewing for the whole family — is packed with hilarious, heartwarming humor. The 3-disc collector’s set ($29.95srp) features 12 never-before-released episodes, including best-loved sketches with Freddie the Freeloader joining a love-in with hippie Tim Conway; Sheriff Deadeye facing off with Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne); and Clem Kadiddlehopper being mistaken for a robot by mad scientists Boris Karloff and Vincent Price. Other fan favorite sketches include classics such as “Dial M for Moron” with Phyllis Diller, “Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Dumb” with George Gobel, and “Eenie Meenie Minee Schmo” with Mickey Rooney. The single disc release ($12.95srp) includes 4 complete episodes. Additionally, both releases include exclusive new interviews with Bobby Rydell and Vicki Lawrence.
There’s no business like funny business and no one did it better than Red, on full, hilarious display in THE RED SKLETON HOUR IN COLOR!
And we’re giving away 3 copies on DVD.
To enter, please send an email with the subject header “RED SKELTON” to geekcontest @ gmail dot com and answer the following:
How many episodes did The Red Skelton Hour run?
Please include your name and address (U.S. Residents only. You must be 18 years old).
Only one entry per person and a winner will be chosen at random.
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on February 26th, 2017.