The Red Skelton Show: The Early Years (1951-1955)
The incomparable Red Skelton returns to America’s living rooms in The Red Skelton Show: The Early Years, 1951-1955! This amazing ninety-episode collection is a perfect showcase for Red’s indisputable comic genius as well as a delightful journey back to the Golden Age of Television.
Throughout Red’s incredible run on network television, his parade of classic characters, including Clem Kadiddlehopper, Cauliflower McPugg, Willie Lump Lump, and Freddie The Freeloader, had audiences at home and in the studio rolling with laughter. A gaggle of guest stars and musical acts joined in the fun on a weekly basis, cementing Red’s reputation as one of America’s most beloved comedians.
In this specially selected collection, drawn from the Red Skelton vault exclusively by Timeless Media Group, generations of fans can experience the pleasures of these classic episodes, many never before seen on DVD. Featuring appearances by a legion of Hollywood legends (including Jackie Gleason, Johnny Carson, Diahann Carroll, John Wayne and many more), The Red Skelton Show: The Early Years, 1951-1955 is a fabulous opportunity to enjoy one of America’s pioneering comedians at the top of his game.
Includes many episodes never before seen on DVD! Due to the fact that Red Skelton refused to have any of his shows put into syndication, most of the episodes included in this collection were only broadcast on their original air date, never to be seen again…until now!
- America's Clown: An Intimate Biography of Red Skelton - A special look at the life and career of one of the most popular comedians of his time.
- DRESS REHEARSAL AND SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE: Deadeye From Mars - This practice performance presents a freewheeling and uproarious insider's look at Red's rehearsal process on a classic episode, followed by the final broadcast version.
- SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE: The Look Magazine Movie Awards - Red hosts an award show honoring several of Hollywood's all-time greats. Walt Disney, Judy Garland, and Bing Crosby are just some of the legends on display in this unique episode.