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Red Skelton quotes

Red Skelton wearing a banana nose
Quotes from Red Skelton on clowns, laughter, children, and other topics.   Some quotes from Red Skelton’s TV show, others from interviews with Red
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Red Skelton’s Thanksgiving

Red Skelton on Thanksgiving - Freddy the Freeloader with a turkey
This is taken from €The Thanksgiving Turkey, € an episode of €The Red Skelton Show € where Red Skelton plays his Clem Kadiddlehopper at the first Thanksgiving. At the very end of the episode, Red Skelton addresses the audience and says:
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Red Skelton’s Christmas Wish

Red Skelton with his hat inverted
Red Skelton’s Christmas wish This is taken from “Christmas with the Skeltons,” an episode of “The Red Skelton Show” where various characters played by Red Skelton drop in at the Skelton residence to wish them a Merry Christmas.   At the very end of the episode, Red Skelton...
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Red Skelton’s commentary on the Pledge of Allegiance

Pledge of Allegiance mug
As a schoolboy, one of  Red Skelton’s  teachers explained the words and meaning of the  Pledge of Allegiance to his class. Skelton later wrote down, and eventually recorded, his recollection of this lecture. It is followed by an observation of his own. From  The Red Skelton Hour, CBS TV,...
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The banning of the Pledge of Allegiance

Back in 1969,  Red Skelton on his television show presented the  Pledge of Allegiance, as he’d been taught it in the fourth grade by his teacher, a Mr. Laswell. It’s a powerful presentation, and I urge you to follow the text link above and read it for yourself or...
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Red Skelton, father of 7-pound daughter

(the birth announcement of Red Skelton's daughter, Valentina, originally published in The Meriden Daily Journal on May 6, 1947)
(the birth announcement of Red Skelton’s daughter, Valentina, originally published in The Meriden Daily Journal on May 6, 1947) Santa Monica, Calif. May 5. (AP) Mrs. Red Skelton, wife of the comedian, gave birth to a baby girl weighing 7 pounds 11 ounces at St. John’s Hospital Monday....
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Leave Arm in Arm

Redna Rancho is Home; Sweet Home for Red Skelton and wife; Edna. They met when Red played a theatre where Edna was cashier.
Leave Arm in Arm – Red Skelton, ex-Wife, Still Together After Court Gives Divorce (originally printed in the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, February 12, 1943) LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 – Edna Marie Skelton on Thursday divorced Richard (Red) Skelton, the comedian, and then left the Hall of Justice on the...
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