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The Red Skelton Show
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Posted by Tommie at 2:20 pm (PDT) on Sun August 24, 2014   
I think Gertrude and Heathcliff were seagulls, but that was a long time ago.  My memory's not always so sharp.  I think my favorite character was Freddie the Freeloader.  I remember Cauliflower McPugg, the fighter with crossed eyes, the Mean Widdle Kid, Clem Kadiddlehopper, and Willy Lump-Lump the drunk.  He did a western character with a big moustache, but I don't recall his name.
He always made us laugh, and he used a lot of slapstick- who does that anymore?  He was a Hoosier, like me.  And everytime I hear his famous "Pledge of Allegiance" story, it gives me a warm feeling.  You can find it on YouTube.
Posted by John Jensen at 7:09 am (PDT) on Tue August 19, 2014   
Loved his routine about the two pigeons, Gertrude and Heathcliff. 
Posted by Kids TV Kid at 10:42 pm (PST) on Mon November 18, 2013   
I thought that The Jackie Gleason Show and The Ed Sullivan Show
was brodcast in Color?
Posted by Alan at 3:01 am (PDT) on Wed September 11, 2013   
For several years his was the only show on CBS broadcast in color.
Posted by Kids TV Kid at 1:19 pm (PDT) on Wed May 29, 2013   
I remember watching "The Red Skelton Hour!" tuesday
nights on CBS TV from 1965 to 1970...prior to Mr. Skelton
moving his series to NBC TV..where he was on the air briefly
..before he was cancelled.

   I enjoyed his comedy character skits,his monologues and
his pantomimes. He made me laugh..but he was also able to
make me cry too.

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