CTVA US Music Variety - "The Red Skelton Hour" (CBS) Season 16 (1966-67)

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Season 16 (CBS) (1966-67)
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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CBS Tuesdays 8:30-9:30pm

 16.01 [528] The Red Skelton Hour: possibly HOW TO SUCCEED IN LOAFING WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
13Sep1966 CBS
Guests:
Gig Young
Johnny Rivers

*
Main Comedy Sketch:
A millionaire (Gig Young) offers old schoolmate Freddie the Freeloader (Red) a job while attending a class reunion.
Musical Highlights:
Johnny Rivers performs "Secret Agent Man" & "Poor Side of Town."
"The Silent Spot"
A nervous groom (Red) prepares for his wedding.

16.02 [529] The Red Skelton Hour: EENIE MEENIE MINEE SCHMO
20Sep1966 CBS
Guests:
Mickey Rooney
Simon and Garfunkel

*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Eenie Meenie Minee Schmo"
Fortune teller Clem Kadiddlehopper (Red) joins forces with a washed-up Las Vegas entertainer (Mickey Rooney)
who has a perpetual run of bad luck at the gambling tables
Musical Highlights:
Simon and Garfunkel perform "I Am A Rock" and "The Dangling Conversation."
"The Silent Spot"
An old employee (Red) leaves his job after 35 years-or at least tries to.

16.03 [530] The Red Skelton Hour: CHISELER ON THE ROOF
27Sep1966 CBS
Guests:
Nancy Ames ("news singer" on TV's "That Was the Week That Was")
Jackie Coogan
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Chiseler On The Roof"
Crooked marriage broker San Fernando Red (Skelton) arranges a match between Needa Hubby (Nancy Ames) and
Sidney Sideburn (Jackie Coogan).

Musical Highlights:
Nancy Ames sings Paul McCartney's "Michelle" and "Eso Beso."
"The Silent Spot"
Red referees a prizefight.

16.04 [531] The Red Skelton Hour: MUCH ADO ABOUT NAGGING
04Oct1966 CBS
Guests:
George Kirby (comedian)
Jackie and Gayle (singers)
(Note: Melbourne 'The Age' newspaper lists guest as Godfrey Cambridge).
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Much Ado About Nagging"
A nightclub comic (George Kirby) looking for material about marriage gets more than he bargained for when he moves
in with henpecked hubby George Appleby (Red).
Musical Highlights:
Jackie and Gayle sing a medley of "The Mood I'm In" and "I'm In a Dancing Mood."
"The Silent Spot"
A mediocre swimmer (Red) tries to impress a beautiful aquatic champion.

16.05 [532] The Red Skelton Hour:
11Oct1966 CBS
Guests:
Audrey Meadows
Shirley Bassey (British singer of "Goldfinger" fame)
*
Main Comedy Sketch:
A pretty widow (Audrey Meadows) embarks upon a "love boat" cruise, only to have her romantic prospects loused
up by her troublesome son "Mean Widdle Kid" Junior (Red).
Musical Highlights:
Shirley Bassey sings "I Could Have Danced All Night" and "The Shadow of Your Smile."
"The Silent Spot"
The misadventures of a nervous bomb-squad member (Red).

16.06 [533] The Red Skelton Hour: THE LAND OF BILK AND MONEY
18Oct1966 CBS
Guests:
Robert Vaughn (The Man From UNCLE)
Jay and the Americans
Joyce Jameson

*
Main Comedy Sketch: "The Land Of Bilk And Money"
Desert rat Sheriff Deadeye (Red Skelton) tangles with crusading Victor Virtue (Robert Vaughn), who wants to rid
the west of all corruption and sin-beginning with saloon gal Hip Van Winkle (Joyce Jameson).
Musical Highlights:
Jay and the Americans perform "Chilly Winds" and "Come a Little Bit Closer."
"The Silent Spot"
Red mimes a husband helping his wife with the housework.

16.07 [534] The Red Skelton Hour:
25Oct1966 CBS
Guest:
Polly Bergen (singer/actress)
*
Main Comedy Sketch:
Clem Kadiddlehopper (Red Skelton) signs up for hog-calling lessons. Polly Bergen joins in the sketch.
Musical Highlights:
Polly Bergen sings "It's Today" (from the Broadway musical "Mame") and "What the World Needs Now."
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays a café owner on opening day of his establishment.

16.08 [535] The Red Skelton Hour: WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE DUMP, DADDY?
01Nov1966 CBS
Guests:
Frank Gorshin (impressionist)
The Baja Marimba Band
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "What Did You Do In The Dump, Daddy?"
In a spoof of "My Fair Lady" Nasty McMean (Frank Gorshin) tries to turn Freddie the Freeloader (Red) into a gentleman.
Musical Highlights:
The Baja Marimba Band perform "Portuguese Washerwoman," "Comin' in the Back Door" and "Juarez."
"The Silent Spot"
An old man (Red) searches in vain for a peaceful campsite.

[--] 08Nov1966 - pre-empted for election coverage.

16.09 [536] The Red Skelton Hour: A GYP OFF THE OLD BLOCK
15Nov1966 CBS
Guests:
Tim Conway
Jane Marsh (first-prize winner in the Moscow Tschiakovsky Competition)
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "A Gyp Off The Old Block"
Janitor Phillip Fumble (Tim Conway) is suckered into San Fernando Red's (Skelton) phony medical-diploma mill.
Musical Highlights:
Jane Marsh sings "One Fine Day" and "Speak Low."
"The Silent Spot"
Red portrays a would-be Sorcerer's Apprentice.

16.10 [537] The Red Skelton Hour: THE BEST SHERIFF MONEY CAN BUY
22Nov1966 CBS
Guest:
Jack Jones
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "The Best Sheriff Money Can Buy"
To celebrate his 20th year on the job, Sheriff Deadeye (Red) puts the bite on a dude named Handkisser (Jack Jones).
Musical Highlights:
Jack Jones sings a medley of "All I Need is the Girl," "A Day in the Life of a Fool" and "People Will Say We're in Love."
"The Silent Spot"
Red reprises his famous routine about a drunk coming home to his wife late at night.

16.11 [538] The Red Skelton Hour: JERK BE NIMBLE
29Nov1966 CBS
Guests:
Janet Leigh
Dionne Warwick
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Jerk Be Nimble"
Entering a cake-baking contest, Clem (Red Skelton) and hillbilly gal Daisy June (Janet Leigh) inadvertently
cook up a powerful strategic defense weapon!
Musical Highlights:
Dionne Warwick sings "Walk On By" and "People."
"The Silent Spot"
A burglar (Red) with a sweet tooth breaks into a drugstore soda fountain.

16.12 [539] The Red Skelton Hour: BETTER DEAD THAN WED
06Dec1966 CBS
Guests:
Allen Funt (Candid Camera)
Abbe Lane (singer)
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Better Dead Than Wed"
Allen Funt and Abbe Lane take embarrassing pictures of George Appleby (Red) at a miniskirt sales convention.
Musical Highlights:
Abbe Lane sings "Strangers in the Night" and "Heat Wave."
"The Silent Spot"
Red does a pantomime routine as a mountain climber.

16.13 [540] The Red Skelton Hour: THE FASTEST CUSPIDOR IN THE WEST
13Dec1966 CBS
Guests:
Robert Goulet
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "The Fastest Cuspidor in the West"
Auditioning for the lead in a western movie, Sheriff Deadeye (Red) loses out to method actor Nathan Nothing (Robert Goulet).
Musical Highlights:
Robert Goulet sings "Moment of Truth" and "Try to Remember."
"The Silent Spot"
A curmudgeonly old salesman (Red) is transferred to the toy department during the Christmas rush.

16.14 [541] The Red Skelton Hour: THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
20Dec1966 CBS
Guests:
Greer Garson (3rd consecutive year in Red Skelton's annual Christmas show)
The Recruit Bluejacket Choir from the US Naval Training Center
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "The Christmas Spirit"
A show-business impresario (Greer Garson) turns over her theater for an orphan's benefit performed by Freddie the Freeloader (Red) and his hobo pals.
Musical Highlights:
The Recruit Bluejacket Choir from the US Naval Training Center sing a medley of Yuletide carols, and also Skelton's own composition "The Night Before Christmas."
"The Silent Spot"
(no details)

16.15 [542] The Red Skelton Hour:
27Dec1966 CBS
Guests:
Tony Randall
Barbara Hewitt (1966 Tournament of Roses Queen, makes a courtesy appearance)
*
Main Comedy Sketch:
A hapless medieval servant Forsooth (Red), who after many years' service to the Duke de Fromage (Tony Randall)
is handed over to the Duke's wastrel son (also Tony Randall in a dual role).
Musical Highlights:
Tony Randall performs a song-and-dance to "Winchester Cathedral"
"The Silent Spot"
Red tries to purchase the very first Rose Bowl ticket.

16.16 [543] The Red Skelton Hour:
03Jan1967
Guests:
Peter Falk (pre-"Columbo")
Jane Morgan
*
Main Comedy Sketch:
Colonel Hush-Hush (Peter Falk) of the Pentagon tries to prevent Clem Kadiddlehopper (Red) from fouling up a top-secret military project.
Musical Highlights:
Jane Morgan performs "Monday Monday" and "Queen of the House"
"The Silent Spot"
(no details)

16.17 [544] The Red Skelton Hour: HOW YOU GONNA KEEP 'EM DOWN IN THE DUMP? aka FREDDIE'S HEROES
10Jan1967
Guests:
Bob Crane (Col. Hogan "Hogan's Heroes")
John Banner (Sgt. Schultz "Hogan's Heroes")
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down in The Dump?"
Freddie the Freeloader (Red Skelton) parachutes into Germany during WW2. He ends up at Stalag 13, where he meets
Col. Hogan (Bob Crane) and Sergeant "I know nothink!" Schultz (John Banner).
Musical Highlights:
Bob Crane performs "These Boots are Made for Walking" on drums.
"The Silent Spot"
A nervous suitor (Red) prepares to meet his fiancee's parents.

16.18 [545] The Red Skelton Hour:
17-Jan-1967 CBS
Guests:
Ozzie & Harriet Nelson
Barbara McNair
*
Main Comedy Sketch:
Darling and Dearie Lovebird (Ozzie and Harriet Nelson), are the winners of a fraudulent contest held by San Fernando Red (Skelton).
Musical Highlights:
Barbara McNair sings "Hi Lili, Hi Lo" and "Walking Happy"
"The Silent Spot"
A busy bee (Red) tries to elude a spider's web.

16.19 [546] The Red Skelton Hour: ABSENCE MAKES THE HATE GROW FONDER
24-Jan-1967 CBS
Guests:
Eve Arden (actress)
Marilyn Michaels (singer/impressionist)
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Absence Make The Hate Grow Fonder"
George Appleby (Red) and Clara (Eve Arden) check into the Hotel Rest-a-Lot, only to find themselves at the mercy
of an indefatigable social director (Marilyn Michaels).
Musical Highlights:
Marilyn Michaels sings "You're Gonna Hear From Me" and "Queen of the Nile."
"The Silent Spot"
Red is cast as an elderly mechanic.

16.20 [547] The Red Skelton Hour: SAPPINESS IS JUST A THING CALLED CLEM
31-Jan-1967 CBS
Guests:
Merv Griffin
The Youngfolk

*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Sappiness is just a thing called Clem"
The sketch boldly tackles the issue of planned parenthood-or at least, the convoluted version preached by hayseed Clem Kadiddlehopper
(Red Skelton). The owner of a diaper service (Merv Griffin) is opposed to Clem's campaign on behalf of birth control.
Musical Highlights:
Merv Griffin sings "I Wanna Say Hello" and "Hello My Baby."
The Youngfolk perform "Yesterday" and "The Lovin' Seed."
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays a sailor on leave in Gay Paree.

16.21 [548] The Red Skelton Hour:
07-Feb-1967 CBS
Guest:
Edie Adams
*
Main Comedy Sketch:
Running for re-election, Sheriff Deadeye (Red) faces stiff competition in the shapely form of crusading newspaper
reporter Lulu Trueblue (Edie Adams).
Musical Highlights:
Edie Adams sings "Come Back to Me" from the musical "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever"
"The Silent Spot"
Red tries to give his wife a surprise birthday party.

16.22 [549] The Red Skelton Hour: YO-HO-HO AND A BOTTLE OF FUN
14-Feb-1967 CBS
Guests:
George Gobel
Chad & Jeremy (British singing duo, Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde)
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Fun"
Apprentice shipbuilder Forsooth Fromkess (Red) joins the crew of explorer Christopher Columbus (George Gobel).
Musical Highlights:
Chad & Jeremy sing "It Was A Very Good Year"
"The Silent Spot"
A Hollywood carhop (Red) with showbiz aspirations yearns to be "discovered."

[--] 21Feb1968 - pre-empted for an "Andy Griffith" special (7:30pm Central)

16.23 [550] The Red Skelton Hour: NOT WITH MY DUMP YOU DON'T
28-Feb-1967 CBS
Guests:
Terry-Thomas (gap-toothed British comedian)
Joanie Sommers
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Not With My Dump You Don't"
Farquardt Smythe Farquardt (Terry-Thomas) ia a social arbiter, whose "beautification" campaign has no place for hobo
Freddie the Freeloader (Red).
Musical Highlights:
Joanie Somers sings "Girl Talk" and "When I'm Not Near the Boy I Love."
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays a doddering old photographer.

16.24 [551] The Red Skelton Hour:
07-Mar-1967 CBS
Guests:
Mickey Rooney
Martha Raye

*
Main Comedy Sketch:
Having struck it rich, two entertainers (Mickey Rooney and Martha Raye) throw a party for their old pal George Appleby (Red Skelton)
-but George's wife misunderstands the festivities.
Musical Highlights:
Martha Raye sings "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" and "Happiness is Just a Thing Called Joe" discusses her recent USO tour.
"The Silent Spot"
Red is cast as a prissy beautician.

16.25 [552] The Red Skelton Hour:
14-Mar-1967 CBS
Guests:
Cesar Romero
The Serenaders (14 youngsters from the LA area)
*
Main Comedy Sketch:
Bucolic boob Clem Kadiddlehopper (Red Skelton) journeys to Yugo-Crazia, where he lands a job as bodyguard to libidinous
dictator Mustapha Dame (Cesar Romero).
Musical Highlights:
The Serenaders perform old big-band standards "Sunrise Serenade" and "Elmer's Tune"
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays a famous actor fending off autograph hounds.

16.26 [553] The Red Skelton Hour: IT'S A TREAT TO BEAT A CHEAT ON THE MISSISSIPPI MUD
21-Mar-1967 CBS
Guests:
Richard Chamberlain ("Dr. Kildare")
Chanin Hale
*
Main Comedy Sketch:
A novice lawyer (Richard Chamberlain) is hired to defend San Fernando Red (Skelton) on a tax-dodging charge
before an attractive lady judge (Chanin Hale).
Musical Highlights:
Richard Chamberlain sings "Haven't We Met?" and "When I Fall in Love."
"The Silent Spot"
A light sleeper (Red) suffers the mother of all nightmares.

16.27 [554] The Red Skelton Hour:
28-Mar-1967 CBS
Guests:
Cliff Robertson (actor)
Sandler and Young (singing duo)
*
Main Comedy Sketch:
Patron Arthur Artbuff (Cliff Robertson)'s latest pop-artist protégé is hobo Freddie the Freeloader (Red).
Musical Highlights:
Sandler and Young perform "Sand and Sea" and "Put on a Happy Face."
"The Silent Spot"
A Kentucky moonshiner (Red) wages war against a little old Italian winemaker.

16.28 [555] The Red Skelton Hour:
04-Apr-1967 CBS
Guests:
Tennessee Ernie Ford
The Alan Copeland Singers, The Tom Hansen Dancers

*
Main Comedy Sketch:
Once again, Clem Kadiddlehopper (Red Skelton) is preparing for the Olympics, this time in the chicken-plucking
competition. Clem's trainer is over-the-hill chicken flicker Loser Lumpkin (Tennessee Ernie Ford).
Musical Highlights:
Tennessee Ernie Ford sings "I'll Remember You" and "Hey Look Me Over."
The Alan Copeland Singers and The Tom Hansen Dancers perform "Georgy Girl"
"The Silent Spot"
Red plays a kibitzing bridge enthusiast.

[--] 11Apr1967 - pre-empted for an "Andy Griffith" special.

16.29 [556] The Red Skelton Hour:
18-Apr-1967 CBS
Guests:
Fernando Lamas
Senator Everett M. Dirksen (Republican, from Illinois)
*
Main Comedy Sketch:
Freddy the Freeloader (Red) and an eccentric millionaire (Fernando Lamas) change places.
Other Highlights:
In a special segment taped in Washington, D. C., Senator Dirksen discusses politics and acting with Skelton — via a split screen.
Senator Dirksen recites "Gallant Men" and "Man Is Not Alone" (the title tracks from his two spoken word record albums)
"The Silent Spot"
(no details)

[--] 18Apr1967 - scheduled Repeat (according to TV Guide): Phyllis Diller and the Rockin' Berries ("Poor Man's Son" and "You're My Girl")

16.30 [557] The Red Skelton Hour: LOUSED IN SPACE
25-Apr-1967 CBS
Guests:
Vincent Price
June Lockhart
Matt Monro
(British Singer)
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "Loused in Space"
San Fernando Red (Skelton) joins Professor Super-Dope (Vincent Price) and his mechanic (June Lockhart) on a
rocket trip to the Moon.
Musical Highlights:
Matt Monro sings
"The Silent Spot"
Red mimes the role of a 1920s stevedore.

16.31 [558] The Red Skelton Hour:
02-May-1967 CBS
Guests:
Patrice Munsel
*
Main Comedy Sketch:
Seeking romantic advice, bashful Clem Kadiddlehopper (Red) approaches newspaper columnist Constance Cupid (Patrice Munsel).
Musical Highlights:
Patrice Munsel sings "That's Life"
"The Silent Spot"
Red reprises his curmudgeonly character Mr. Haight, who on this occasion wages war against trespassers.

16.32 [559] The Red Skelton Hour: THE NAG AND I (final program of the 1966-67 TV season)
09-May-1967 CBS
Guests:
Nipsey Russell (comedian)
Lana Cantrell (singer)
*
Main Comedy Sketch: "The Nag and I"
George Appleby (Red) forms a song-and-dance team with ex-cop Nipsey.
Musical Highlights:
Lana Cantrell sings "I'm All Smiles" and "Let Yourself Go"
"The Silent Spot"
Red works as a cricket catcher for a "magical insect" vaudeville act.

Spotlight (ATV-ITC/ CBS)(Summer 1967) (4Jul67-29Aug67) (taped in the UK)
Summer Replacement for "The Red Skelton Show"
Van Bernard Productions, Inc.
(Taped at ATV-ITC Elstree Studios, London, England)

Spotlight, no. 2  / ODAT: 1Jul67 /  No. 670704.
Guests: Phil Silvers, Barbara McNair

Spotlight, no. 3 / ODAT: 10Jul67 / No. 670711.
Guests: Shelly Berman, Shani Walls, Englebert Humperdinck

Spotlight, no. 5 / ODAT: 17Jul67 / No. 670718.
Guests: Jack Carter, Tom Jones, Fran Jeffries

Spotlight, no. 7 / ODAT: 24Jul67/ No. 670725.
Guests: Paul Anka, Lana Cantrell, Benny Hill.

Spotlight, no. 6 / ODAT: 31Jul67/ No. 670801.
Guests: Trini Lopez, Frank Gorshin.

Spotlight, no. 4 / ODAT: 7Aug67 / No. 670808.
Guests: Bill Dana, Vikki Carr

Spotlight, no. 9 / ODAT: 14Aug67 / No. 670815.
Guests: Eddie Fisher, Connie Stevens, Roy Castle

Spotlight, no. 1 / ODAT: 21Aug67 / No. 670822
Guests: Noel Harrison, Abbe Lane, Benny Hill. .

Spotlight, no. 8 / ODAT: 28Aug67 / No. 670829
Guests: Robert Goulet, Lainie Kazan, Tommy Cooper
 

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