CTVA US Music Variety - "The Red Skelton Hour" (CBS) Season 12 (1962-63)

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Season 12 (CBS) (1962-63)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive /  Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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THE RED SKELTON HOUR (1962-70)
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Van Bernard Productions, Inc.
for the
CBS Network (Tuesdays 8:30 pm) (seasons 12-19) (season 13 at 8:00 pm)
Starts September 1962

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On September 25, 1962, Red Skelton launched his 12th year in television with an expanded version of his long-running
comedy/variety series. Reflecting the fact that Red now had an extra half-hour to play with, his show was rechristened
"The Red Skelton Hour".
Regulars:
The Modernaires,  The Skelton Dancers

12.01 [401] The Red Skelton Hour: SOMEBODY UP THERE SHOULD STAY THERE
25Sep1962 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Harpo Marx (comedian)
Mahalia Jackson (gospel singer)
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Somebody Up There Should Stay There"
Harpo Marx plays a bumbling guardian angel who is sent down from "Up There" to help henpecked
husband George Appleby (Skelton) escape the wrath of his nagging wife Clara (Virginia Grey).
Musical Highlights:
Mahalia Jackson sings "Come On, Children" and "I Asked the Lord."
Harpo Marx harp solo "Guardian Angel" (his own composition),
The Modernaires' "Clap Yo' Hands," and the ensemble production number "4:20 AM."
"The Silent Spot"
Harpo Marx also appears with Red in this new weekly segment, wherein the two master clowns enact a pantomime
sketch about a German and American soldier forming a fast friendship on the battlefields of WW1.
 
12.02 [402] The Red Skelton Hour: THE GREATEST SCHMO ON EARTH
02Oct1962 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Juliet Prowse
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "The Greatest Schmo on Earth"
Juliet Prowse joins Red Skelton in the comedy sketch Searching for his wandering sweetheart
Daisy June (Juliet), Clem Kadiddlehopper (Red) finds her working as a carnival fortuneteller.
Musical Highlights:
Juliet Prowse - "Walk on the Wild Side" song-and-dance number.
The Modernaires' "Got to Give Them Hoke."
"The Silent Spot"
Red pantomimically portrays an over-the-hill cowboy star.
 
12.03 [403] The Red Skelton Hour: THE MAYOR OF CENTRAL PARK
09Oct1962 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Ray Bolger
Brenda Lee

*
Main Comedy Sketch: "The Mayor of Central Park"
Ray Bolger plays The Mayor of Central Park. His honor receives a complaint from hobo Freddie the Freeloader (Red Skelton)
about a noisy dance hall. Naturally, Bolger gets several opportunities to dance,
just as Red's other guest star Brenda Lee is afforded plenty of space to sing.
Musical Highlights:
Brenda Lee sings "All Alone am I" and "Kansas City."
"The Silent Spot"
Skelton portrays a holdup victim turned pickpocket.
 
12.04 [404] The Red Skelton Hour: THE BOOZE MAN OF ALCATRAZ
(copyright title: "The Birds And The Booze")
16Oct1962 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Kay Starr (singer)
Jackie Coogan (actor)
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "The Booze Man of Alcatraz" -
Singer Kay Starr and actor Jackie Coogan appear with Red Skelton in the comedy sketch.
Jackie Coogan plays a racketeer who wants 100 barrels of liquor. During the Prohibition Era, bootlegger San Fernando Red (Skelton)
is sprung from jail on condition that he confine his liquor-brewing activities to the speakeasy run by mobster Frank Nutti (Coogan).
Though set in 1927, the sketch is full of anachronistic references to Dean Martin and Elizabeth Taylor. The single funniest moment
finds nightclub singer Kay Starr asking San Fernando how they're going to get out of their present predicament, to which he replies,
"I dunno, but if we don't, twelve months from now we'll have been dead a year."
Musical Highlights:
Kay Starr sings "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You," "Nobody," and "Side by Side."
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays a court jester who risks losing his head if he can't put a smile on the face of a melancholy king (Coogan).
 
12.05 [405] The Red Skelton Hour: ONE GOOD INTERN DESERVES ANOTHER
23Oct1962 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
George Gobel
Karen Morrow
Jean Bartel, Benny Rubin, Billy Barty, Ray Kellogg, Barbara Morrison, Charlott Grant.

*
Main Comedy Sketch: "One Good Intern Deserves Another"
Freddie the Freeloader (Red) enters a hospital hoping to finagle a free meal, and nearly undergoes brain surgery at the behest of
temperamental doctor Ben Cagey (Gobel). Freddie's pal Muggsy is played by veteran comic foil Benny Rubin, while others
in the cast include former Miss America Jean Bartel, Billy Barty, Ray Kellogg, Barbara Morrison and Charlott Grant.
Musical Highlights:
"The Red Skelton Discovery Corner"
Karen Morrow (singer)(network TV debut) - medley of "What Kind of Fool Am I," "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "Cockeyed Optimist"
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays an old man trying to make a call from an unusually busy phone booth.
 
12.06 [406] The Red Skelton Hour: RUPERT, THE STUPERT
30Oct1962 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Charles Ruggles
Jane Powell

*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Rupert The Stupert"
Jane Powell, Charlie Ruggles, and Jules Munshin star in a lavishly costumed comedy about a royal marriage in the imaginary kingdom of Tic-Tac-Tonia.
King Marvin (Charles Ruggles) arranges a marriage between his son Rupert the Stupert (Red Skelton) and the fair Princess Jane (Jane Powell).
Evil Captain Maxmillian (Jules Munshin) goes to great lengths to sabotage the nuptials.
Musical Highlights:
Jane Powell sings "My Favorite Things" and "An Occasional Man."
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays an old man who joins a pair of young lovers at a sidewalk café.

[--] 6Nov1962 CBS - pre-empted for election coverage.

12.07 [407] The Red Skelton Hour: DIAL P FOR PLUMBER
13Nov1962 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Cesar Romero (actor)
Jo Stafford (singer)
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Dial P for Plumber"
Clara Appleby (Jo) orders her husband George (Red) to plug a leak in the basement; he makes such a mess of things that
the Applebys are forced to call in a very expensive plumber (Cesar).
Musical Highlights:
Jo Stafford sings "Memphis Blues," "You Belong to Me" and "Lullaby."
"The Silent Spot"
In a classic edition of "The Silent Spot," Red plays a tympanist in a symphony orchestra.

12.08 [408] The Red Skelton Hour: TEN BABY FINGERS AND 12 BABY TOES
20Nov1962 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Stubby Kaye
Janis Paige

*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Ten Baby Fingers and 12 Baby Toes"
Red brings back one of his most famous radio characters: Junior Cavendish, aka "The Mean Widdle Kid."
It is explained that Junior is larger than most seven-year-olds because of a miscalculation in the maternity ward.
Driven to the brink of madness by Junior's destructive pranks, his mother (Janis Paige bundles the kid off to a
child psychiatrist (Stubby Kaye).
Musical Highlights:
Janis Paige sings "Tea for Two"
Janis Paige and Stubby Kaye -"Teamwork."
other musical highlights include the ensemble piece "Nursery Rock."
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays a Pilgrim hunting for Thanksgiving dinner.
 
12.09 [409] The Red Skelton Hour: MARCH OF THE LITTERBUGS
27Nov1962 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Cyril Ritchard
(best remembered for his bravura portrayal of Captain Hook in the Mary Martin version of Peter Pan)
Joanie Somers (singer)
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "March of the Litterbugs"
Captain Kleeg (Cyril Ritchard) of the Park Sanitation Force declares all-out war against hobo Freddie the Freeloader (Red);
Joanie Somers plays Kleeg's second in command.
Musical Highlights:
Cyril Ritchard's tongue-twisting rendition of Gilbert and Sullivan's "When I Was a Lad"
Joanie Somers' Broadway medley, consisting of "Till There Was You," "Namely You" and "I'm Old Fashioned."
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays a latecomer at a party who suffers the curse of Friday the 13th.

12.10 [410] The Red Skelton Hour: WHO PUT THE BOBBY SOX IN MR. APPLEBY'S CHOWDER?
04Dec1962 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Bobby Rydell (singer)
Audrey Meadows (actress)
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Who Put the Bobby Sox in Mr. Appleby's Chowder?"
Pop singer Roland Rock (Bobby Rydell), besieged by bobbysoxers, hides out at the home of George and Clara Appleby (Red and Audrey).
Musical Highlights:
Bobby Rydell - "Somebody Loves Me" & "Cha Cha Cha."
"The Silent Spot"
Red portrays an aging Hollywood matinee idol.

12.11 [411] The Red Skelton Hour: ONCE UPON A FLEA
11Dec1962 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Rosemary Clooney (singer)
Will Jordan (impressionist)
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Once Upon a Flea"
TV host Ed Shewllivan (Will Jordan), ever in search of new and exciting variety acts, hires a talking flea owned by
hayseed Clem Kadiddlehopper (Red). Best bit: Recalling his past video triumphs, Shewllivan proclaims "I remember when
I put on 'South Pacific'-not the show, the ocean! Rrrreally wet shew, rrreally wet!"
Musical Highlights:
Rosemary Clooney sings "Tenderly" and "I Won't Dance."
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays a old janitor who pantomimes a one-man trial in an empty courtroom.

12.12 [412] The Red Skelton Hour: HOW THE WEST WAS LOST
18Dec1962 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Gordon and Sheila McRae
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "How the West Was Lost"
Chased out of the Wide Open Spaces, Sheriff Deadeye (Red) and his gal Sheila (Sheila, of course) match wits with big-city
gambler Lucky Leo (Gordon McRae).
Musical Highlights:
Gordon and Sheila McRae sing a medley of their hits
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays a husband who tries to find out what his wife is giving him for Christmas.

12.13 [413] The Red Skelton Hour: FREDDIE AND THE YULETIDE DOLL (1962 Christmas Show)
25Dec1962 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Cara Williams
The Mitchell Boys Choir
Roberta Lubell
(dancer)
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Freddie and the Yuletide Doll," (first aired December 19, 1961)
At least half of this 60-minute episode is devoted to a rerun of Red Skelton's pantomime sketch.
Cara Williams joins Red in a story about Freddie the Freeloader's brief fling with a real live dancing doll.
A newly taped segment features a classic spoof of Michael Fokine's ballet "Spectre of the Rose" with Red (imitating Nijinsky!)
and Roberta Lubell.
Musical Highlights:
The Mitchell Boys Choir perform a medley of Christmas songs and also join Red for "Joy to the World" and "Deck the Halls";
Roberta Lubell's dance solo "The Christmas Tree"; and "At Christmas," featuring the Modernaires and The Skelton Dancers.
"The Silent Spot"
(no details)

12.14 [414] The Red Skelton Hour: OF MOUTH AND MEN
01Jan1963 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guest:
Martha Raye
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Of Mouth and Men"
Capitalizing on the publicity surrounding the yet-to-be-released Elizabeth Taylor version of Cleopatra, the sketch casts
Martha Raye as an aggressively amorous Queen of the Nile, who carries a torch for the sublimely indifferent Roman slave Nauseous (Red).
Tommy Noonan plays Caesar in this sketch, which is highlighted by an outrageous slave-auction sequence (with a patently obvious
dummy standing in for Skelton during one slapstick bit!)
Musical Highlights:
Martha Raye gets to sing a song or two,
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays a poor soul suffering from a New Year's Eve hangover.

12.15 [415] The Red Skelton Hour: WHERE THERE'S A WILL, THERE'S A WIFE
08Jan1963 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guest:
Eve Arden
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Where There's a Will, There's a Wife"
Once again, Red is cast as henpecked George Appleby, while Eve Arden portrays George's witchy wife. When the neighborhood
milkman inherits some money, his wife treats him like a king. Impressed by this, George tells Clara that he's fallen heir
to a fortune-a little white lie which mushrooms into a major disaster.
Musical Highlights:
(no details)
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays a harried business tycoon.

12.16 [416] The Red Skelton Hour: HAVE RICKSHAW-WILL TRAVEL
15Jan1963 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Miyoshi Umeki (Oscar-winning Japanese actress)
Jules Munshin
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Have Rickshaw-Will Travel"
Clem Kadiddlehopper (Red) can't understand why his pumpkins are making noises-until he opens one up, and out pops an Asian refugee (Miyoshi).
Musical Highlights:
Miyoshi Umecki sings "Glocca Morra" (thankfully, no one laughs when she pronounces it "Grocca Morra.")
"The Silent Spot"
Jules Munshin plays a mad scientist, with Skelton as his newly-created monster.

12.17 [417] The Red Skelton Hour: CHILDREN SHOULD BE SEEN BUT NOT HAD
22Jan1963 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Phil Harris & Alice Faye (husband-wife team)
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Children Should Be Seen But Not Had"
Red plays Junior Cavendish, aka The Mean Widdle Kid, who has driven his father (Phil Harris) to drink and his mother (Alice Faye)
halfway to the booby hatch. Typical gags include Junior pouring water in his mother's ears, and tricking her into revealing her
"previous life" as a stripper.
Musical Highlights:
Phil Harris sings "Old Man Time"
Alice Faye does a medley of "Let's Go Slumming" (a song she introduced in the 1937 film On the Avenue), "After the Ball is Over"
and "Cruising Down the River."
"The Silent Spot"
Red introduces his classic pantomime routine about courtship rituals in the 1890s.

12.18 [418] The Red Skelton Hour: WITNESS FOR THE PERSECUTION (aka "Half A Lawyer Is Better Than None.")
29Jan1963 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Mickey Rooney
The Paris Sisters
Robert Strauss

*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Witness for the Persecution" (aka "Half A Lawyer Is Better Than None")
Red Skelton plays Freddie the Freeloader. When hobo Freddie is arrested for breaking into the library
(he merely wanted to take a nap on the stacks), famed attorney Perry Masonjar (Mickey Rooney) comes to his defense.
Stiff-lipped movie comedian Robert Strauss is seen as the desk sergeant.
Musical Highlights: "The Red Skelton Discovery Corner"
The Paris Sisters (new singing group) sing "I Love How You Love Me."
Mickey Rooney follows with a bouncy song and dance backed by the Skelton Dancers.
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays sideshow entertainer "Max and Maxine," a half-man/half-woman preparing to go out on a double date.

12.19 [419] The Red Skelton Hour: MUCH ADO ABOUT KNOTTING
February 5, 1963 CBS
Guests:
George Gobel
Jane Lung
Frankie Darro

Main Comedy Sketch: "Much Ado About Knotting"
Dumbbell Clem Kadiddlehopper (Red} joins a boy scout troop headed by Mr. Winkle (Gobel). Jane Lung is featured as Daisy June,
while Frankie Darro appears in drag as the little old lady who doesn't want to cross the street.
Musical Highlights:
The Modernaires and The Skelton Dancers perform "Little Brown Jug," "Lazy River" and "That's All."
"The Silent Spot"
Red mimes an insomniac.

12.20 [420] The Red Skelton Hour: RED FAILS IN THE SUNSET
12Feb1963 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Cesar Romero
The Kessler Twins (Alice and Ellen) (German singing duo/ American TV debut)
Vicki Raaf
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Red Fails in the Sunset"
Con man San Fernando Red (Skelton) poses as a native fire god on a tropical island, much to the chagrin of the local Witch Doctor (Romero).
Vicki Raaf appears as San Fernando's cohort Ruby, and The Kesslers play native girls
Musical Highlights:
The Kessler Twins perform a song-and-dance version of "Les Girls."
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays an old man paying a visit to his daughter and son-in-law.

12.21 [421] The Red Skelton Hour: ADVICE TO THE LOVELORN
19Feb1963 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Jayne Mansfield
The Lettermen
Virginia Grey

*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Advice to the Loveworn"
Henpecked George Appleby seeks help from marriage counselor Dr. Joyce Sisters, played by Jayne Mansfield.
Virginia Grey once again appears as George's loudmouthed wife Clara. Best bit: when Jayne asks Red where he got his
less-than-impressive physique, he explains that he's rented his muscles from Mickey Hargitay (Mansfield's then husband).
Musical Highlights:
Jayne Mansfield sings "Glory of Love."
The Lettermen sing "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "The Girl Next Door."
"The Silent Spot"
Red impersonates an artist starving in a garret.
 
12.22 [422] The Red Skelton Hour: MY FRIEND THE ENEMY
26Feb1963 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guest:
Stubby Kaye
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "My Friend the Enemy"
Freddie the Freeloader (Red) thinks he has it made when his friend and fellow hobo (Stubby) becomes a cop. He doesn't.
Musical Highlights:
(no details)
"The Silent Spot"
(no details)

12.23 [423] The Red Skelton Hour: THE BEVERLY HAYKICKERS (aka "The Bel Air Hay Kickers")
05Mar1963 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Sebastian Cabot (actor)
Jerry Lanning (singer, the son of vocalist Roberta Sherwood).
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "The Beverly Haykickers"
A spoof of what was then the most popular show in America "The Beverly Hillbillies", as real-life mountaineer
Clem Kadiddlehopper (Red) replaces ham actor Sir Vivian Oblivion (also Red) on a hillbilly TV series.
Best gag: Putting his arms around his sexy leading lady, Clem gushes "Ooooh! A soft boy!"
Sebastian Cabot plays producer R.S. Quickie.
Musical Highlights:
Jerry Lanning sings (no details)
Dance rendition of "Big Noise from Winnetka," performed by Red Skelton Hour choreographer Tommy Hansen and his assistant Leona Irwin.
"The Silent Spot"
(no details)

12.24 [424] The Red Skelton Hour: AFTER THE BALD WAS OVER
12Mar1963 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Jackie Coogan
Marilyn Maxwell

*
Main Comedy Sketch: "After the Bald Was Over"
George Appleby (Red) tries to save his job by creating a hair-restoring formula for his chrome-domed boss Mr. Baldwin (Coogan).
Marilyn Maxwell reprises her role as Clara Appleby.
Musical Highlights:
(no details)
"The Silent Spot"
An old janitor (Red) pantomimes an entire vaudeville show while working late at night in an empty theater.

[--] 19Mar1963 - pre-empted for a Judy Garland special, with guests Phil Silvers and Robert Goulet.

12.25 [425] The Red Skelton Hour: FRONTIER COWARD
26Mar1963 CBS
Guests:
Amanda Blake (Kitty in "Gunsmoke")
Bobby Rydell
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Frontier Coward"
Ineffectual Sheriff Deadeye (Red) is replaced by square-shooting Widow Jenkins (Amanda Blake).
Singer Bobby Rydell plays Billy the Kid.
Musical Highlights:
Bobby Rydell sings a medley of "Hello Young Lovers," "Ciao Ciao Bambina" and "My Coloring Book
"The Silent Spot"
Red and Marie Roe satirize the famous dancing duo Arthur and Katherine Murray.

12.26 [426] The Red Skelton Hour: COME TO ME MY MELON-HEADED BABY
02Apr1963 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Ginger Rogers
Garrett Lewis

*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Come to Me My Melon-Headed Baby"
To get even with his mother (Ginger Rogers) for cutting off his allowance, Junior Cavendish,
aka "The Mean Widdle Kid," (Red) rents out his mom's room.
Musical Highlights:
Ginger Rogers sings "Let's Cling" and "La Cumparasita."
and recreates several of her famous dance routines with Garrett Lewis.
and Garrett Lewis recreate several of her celebrated movie dance routines.
"The Silent Spot"
Red and Robert Strauss ("Animal" in Stalag 17) play a pair of inept burglars.
 
12.27 [427] The Red Skelton Hour: THE PORTRAIT OF DORIAN APPLEBY
09Apr1963 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guest:
Janet Blair
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "The Portrait of Dorian Appleby."
Red Skelton and guest star Janet Blair play George and Clara Appleby in the comedy sketch
While trying to win a photography contest, poor George bites off more than he can chew, as usual.
Musical Highlights:
The Skelton Dancers introduce a new dance sensation, "The Dip."
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays the Greek god Pan on the first day of Spring.

12.28 [428] The Red Skelton Hour: HOW GREEN WAS MY MONEY
16Apr1963 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Robert Horton (Wagon Train)
Frankie Darro
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "How Green Was My Money"
Hobo Freddie the Freeloader is investigated by zealous IRS agent Gouger (Robert Horton), who wants to create a "mooch tax."
Musical Highlights:
Robert Horton sings a vast array of Broadway standards, including "Show Me," "This Can't Be Love,"
"I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" and "There is Nothing Like a Dame."
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays a dentist, with diminutive 1930s movie favorite Frankie Darro as his unlucky patient.

[--] 23Apr1963 - repeat of 30Oct1962 episode #12.06.
Guests: Jane Powell, Charlie Ruggles, and Jules Munshin star in a lavishly costumed comedy about a royal marriage in the imaginary kingdom of Tic-Tac-Tonia.


12.29 [429] The Red Skelton Hour: AH, SWEET MYSTERY OF HATE
30Apr1963 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Forrest Tucker
Pat Carroll

*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Hate"
The bickering Applebys, George (Red) and Clara (Pat), visit a marriage counselor (Tucker). In the course of the sketch,
Skelton tosses off several jokes about Pat Carroll's costar status on the TV sitcom The Danny Thomas Show-jokes which,
of course, would be lost on audiences of the 21st century.
Musical Highlights:
(no details)
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays the long-suffering valet to swinging bachelor Tucker.

12.30 [430] The Red Skelton Hour: A MIDSUMMER NUT'S DREAM
07May1963 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Keely Smith (singer)
Doris Singleton
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "A Midsummer Nut's Dream"
The premise: hillbilly Clem Kadiddlehopper (Red) becomes a singing sensation, while his sweetheart Daisy June (Keely Smith)
pines away back on the farm.
Musical Highlights:
Keely Smith performs "One for the Road," "Where Is Love," "At Long Last Love" and "The End of a Love Affair."
"The Silent Spot"
Red performs a "Willie Lump Lump" routine with Doris Singleton as his wife; he's cold sober when she's in the room,
drunk as a skunk when she isn't.

[--] 14May1963 - Rerun of 23Oct1962 episode with George Gobel and Karen Morrow.

12.31 [431] The Red Skelton Hour: CAPTAINS OUTRAGEOUS
21May1963 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Rhonda Fleming (actress)
Hank Henry (nightclub comic and Frank Sinatra crony)
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Captains Outrageous"
Tavern-keeper Forsooth (Red) comes to the rescue when Captain Hook (Hank) kidnaps a red-headed princess (Rhonda).
Best bits: A row of beer steins "accidentally" falls to the floor; hiding under a bed, Red gets the worst of it when
Rhonda throws a tantrum.
Musical Highlights:
Rhonda Fleming sings a medley of Gershwin tunes: "The Man I Love," "But Not For Me," "Embraceable You" and "I've Got a Crush on You."
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays a rookie baseball pitcher.

12.32 [432] The Red Skelton Hour: JERK AND THE BEANSTALK (final episode of the 1962-63 season)
28May1963 CBS
Director: Seymour Berns
Guests:
Don Knotts (comedian)
Helen O'Connell (singer)
Main Comedy Sketch: "Jerk and the Beanstalk"
Physical fitness guru Horaces Hercules (Don) vows to build up the muscles of meek George Appleby (Red).
Helen O'Connell plays George's wife Clara,
Musical Highlights:
Helen O'Connell sings "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," "Witchcraft" and "The Sweetest Sounds."
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays an old street sweeper, cleaning up after a carnival.

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