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Running Away from Home [joke]

Redna Rancho is Home; Sweet Home for Red Skelton and wife; Edna. They met when Red played a theatre where Edna was cashier.
Red Skelton tells the running away from home joke as part of his opening monologue in Smokeless Sunday on the Red Skelton Show. Supposedly, his little boy Richie is telling his sister Valentina, (in his Mead Widdle Kid voice):
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Red Skelton staring at girls

Red Skelton staring at girls
A funny joke told by Red Skelton about staring at girls on the Ed Sullivan show in 1968 – enjoy! “Pardon while I comb my hair. I’m going to do it while I can; it ain’t gonna be long, boy. You know, I’m in my 50’s, did you...
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Red Skelton’s memorial for Lou Jacobs

Red Skelton's memorial for Lou Jacobs
[Editor’s note: this is Red Skelton‘s entry for the Lou Jacobs Memorial Book, created for the funeral mass of legendary clown Lou Jacobs] Dear Jean, Dolly, and Lou Ann, How sad the news that came concerning the third greatest laughmaker the world has ever known.  There was Joseph Grimaldi,...
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Red Skelton on Oh Canada

Red Skelton on Oh Canada – similar to his explanation of the Pledge of Allegiance, Red expounds on the Canadian national anthem, Oh Canada
Red Skelton on Oh Canada – similar to his explanation of the Pledge of Allegiance, Red expounds on the Canadian national anthem, Oh Canada “O Canada”: I see mountains and valleys and rivers and trees; it is truly Mother Nature’s warehouse. “Our home and native land”: A place...
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Everything’s Funny but Love

Redna Rancho is Home; Sweet Home for Red Skelton and wife; Edna. They met when Red played a theatre where Edna was cashier.
Everything’s Funny but Love, by John R. Franchey Originally published in Radio and Television Mirror, June 1942 Their romance was touched with amiable lunacy, and the groom borrowed the license-money from the bride — but Edna knew that Red Skelton was the man for her
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Laugh, Clown, Laugh!

Merton of the Movies, starring Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien
I Dare Say — Laugh, Clown, Laugh! (originally published in The Pittsburgh Press, September 14, 1946) By Florence Fisher Parry Hollywood — I tell you you have to go out and get your story out here; it’s never in the mail or on the telephone. I know, I...
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