DVD Review of Red Skelton King of Laughter
Red Skelton, King of Laughter, is a compilation of episodes of Red Skelton’s long-running TV series, as well as bits and pieces from other sources. For example, it includes a clip of Red’s vaudeville routine, Guzzler’s Gin, as well as a trailer for his movie Public Pigeon Number 1. It also includes various bloopers, and a rehearsal with Martha Raye that includes some things that never made it on the air.
Character sketches include Clem Kadiddlehopper teaching the finer points of playing Pedestrian Polo (which reduced my 18 year old daughter to hysterical laughter), Willie Lump Lump (in the army, making a salad), Lord Beaverhead broadcasting for the BBC (with a short display of the Mean Widdle Kid at the end of the sketch), as well as Cauliflower McPugg and Sheriff Deadeye.
I rate it 4 clowns on a 5-clown scale.