Good night, and may gawd bless!
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 10/14/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Red Skelton hosted a half-hour comedy series Sunday nights on NBC-TV from 1951 to '53. Red relocated to CBS for the fall '53 season. His Tuesday night program was extended to an hour in 1954, but returned to the 30-minute format in '55. The 1963 season saw The Red Skelton Show's permanent expansion to an hour. At the end of the '70-'71 season, Skelton's highly-popular program was dropped by the network, which wanted to court younger viewers. After one unsuccessful season on NBC, Red's TV variety series ended its 20 year run.
BCI's RED SKELTON: AMERICA'S GREATEST CLOWN contains transfers of vintage b&w television programming. Quality varies from quite good to only fair.
RED SKELTON AMERICA'S CLOWN PRINCE VOL. 2 is the only officially authorized Skelton product and features fine-quality transfers of Red's comedy highlights.
DISC ONE-- Red Skelton: The Sentimental Clown
Deadeye and the Gunslinger - guest star: Don Knotts
San Fernando in Alaska - guest starr: Edie Adams
Humphrey School of Dramatic Arts - guest star: Garry Moore
Clean Fighter - Red as Cauliflower McPugg
Freddie's Romance - guest star: Rhonda Fleming
DISC TWO-- Red Skelton: The Clown Prince
Freddie and the Baby - guest star: Ed Wynn
G.I. McPugg - Red as Cauliflower McPugg
Indiana - guest stars: Don Knotts and Amanda Blake
Deadeye and the Alamo - guest star: Cesar Romero
Clem and the Dalton Girls - guest star: Jayne Meadows"