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“If some day you’re not feeling well, you should remember some little thing I have said or done and if it brings a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart then my purpose as a clown has been fulfilled.”—Red Skelton Read More…

Grandfather, Grandmother poem by Red Skelton

Grandfather, Grandmother – a poem by an older Red Skelton, recited on his weekly television show Read More…

Willie Lump Lump and the Mongoose

Willie Lump Lump and the Mongoose – A cute joke from the old “Red Skelton Show”

Many years ago, Red Skelton told the following joke using his inebriate character, Willie Lump Lump. Read More…

I’ve never seen anyone so high-strung!

I’ve never seen anyone so high-strung! A joke from the old Red Skelton radio show

Rod: I’ve never seen anyone so high-strung!

Red Skelton: You should have seen my grandfather. Read More…

What do you suggest now?

What do you suggest now? A joke from the Red Skelton radio show, with a surprise punch line!

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Panama Hattie

Panama Hattie (1942) starring Red Skelton, Ann Sothern, Rags Ragland, Virginia O’Brien

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Panama Hattie, starring Red Skelton, Ann Sothern, Rags Ragland, Virginia O'BrienHattie Maloney (Ann Sothern) is a gaudy, good-hearted nightclub singer who tends to love above her station. This time, it’s pedigreed officer Dick Bulliet (Dan Dailey, Jr.), and it’s for real. But there’s one little problem: he’s got a small daughter so ladylike she makes Emily Post look like Tugboat Annie – and she’s not impressed with Hattie’s bangles and bows. And Hattie’s got a trio of protectors, three goofball gobs who think that maybe Hattie’s too good for Dick. Read More…

Texas jokes by Red Skelton

Texas jokes by Red Skelton – Jokes about Texas, as told by Red Skelton impersonator, Brian Hoffman

Red Skelton: Is there anyone here from Texas? Yeah?! You can always tell a Texan, … not much, but you can tell em. Read More…

Southern hospitality jokes from Red Skelton

Southern hospitality jokes from Red Skelton – From Red Skelton’s movie, Whistling in Dixie, jokes about Southern hospitality and life in the American South

Carol Lambert (Ann Rutherford):  I don’t think it’s safe down here.  Someone was trying to kill us!
Ellamae Downs (Diana Lewis): It’s things like this that ruin our Southern hospitality. Read More…

How’s that electric blanket working out for you

How’s that electric blanket working out for you – A series of ‘it was so cold’ jokes by America’s clown prince, Red Skelton, taken from his old radio show.

Rod O’Connor: Tell me, Red, how’s that new electric blanket working out for you on these cold nights?

Red Skelton: Oh, it’s fine, it keeps me as warm as toast.  Of course when it’s time to wake up, it just pops me out of bed!  Read More…

Red Skelton autographs

Red Skelton autographs – Taken from the old Red Skelton radio show – how small a sheet of paper?

Rod O’Connor: There were a lot of big stars there? Read More…

Heathcliff the seagull wants to be a stork | Red Skelton

Heathcliff the seagull wants to be a stork – from the classic Red Skelton radio show

One of Red Skelton’s favorite characters, the seagulls Heathcliff and Gertrude – Heathcliff wishes that he had a bigger bill and was a stork … but why? Read More…