“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…
Panama Hattie (1942) starring Red Skelton, Ann Sothern, Rags Ragland, Virginia O’Brien
Editorial review of Panama Hattie courtesy of Amazon.com
Hattie 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…
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 – 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 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…
Clem Kadiddlehopper ties knots – A joke from Red Skelton’s country bumpkin character, Clem Kadiddlehopper
Clem Kaddidlehopper- “Since I seen you last I ain’t been doing much of anything,….
I never really did do much of anything,…..
I’ve been showing the boy scouts how to tie knots. I’m really a whiz at tying knots, everything I see I tie a knot in it.
They made me stop milking you know.”
Courtesy of Brian Hoffman, Red Skelton impersonator.