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 poem, The Circus

Painting by Red Skelton of Freddie the Freeloader at the circus - hold that tiger!
Red Skelton’s The Circus – a poem in honor of Red’s father, by Red Skelton Red Skelton, one of America’s great clowns, talks about an American tradition – the home of the men of mirth.  The Circus is an ode he wrote, and recited on his television show. Actually, the poem,...
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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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Red Skelton’s Farewell

Red Skelton, laughing, when he was older
The time has come to say good night, My how time does fly. We €™ve had a laugh, perhaps a tear, and now we hear good-bye. I really hate to say good night, for times like these are few. I wish
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Red Skelton biography

Red Skelton Unreleased -Collector's Edition - select shows from 1959-1962 - Timeless media group - 4 DVD set
Biography of Red Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) “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...
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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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