There’s Nothing Worse than Loneliness at Christmastime

Freddie the Freeloader (Red Skelton) singing "There's Nothing Worse than Loneliness at Christmastime"
There’s Nothing Worse than Loneliness at Christmastime – [written and sung by Red Skelton, as Freddy the Freeloader, in Red Skelton’s Christmas Dinner] There is nothing worse than loneliness at Christmastime, When old friends forget where you are, While your memory still lingers, You can count upon your...
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Frogs – a comedy poem by Red Skelton

Frogs, a poem by Red Skelton, read by Clem Kadiddlehopper
Frogs, a poem by Red Skelton, read by Clem Kadiddlehopper [Editor’s note: Frogs is recited to the cadence of Boots, a famous poem by Rudyard Kipling] Frogs. Frogs. Frogs, they are everywhere. Frogs. Frogs. Frogs croaking fill the air. Louder. Louder. Louder is their blasting blare and there’s...
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Red Skelton quotes

Older 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's Thanksgiving
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's Christmas Wish
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

Red Skelton and Mark Anthony with the Cole Brothers circus
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

Red Skelton's commentary on the Pledge of Allegiance
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 as as old man - Red Skelton's farewell
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 with his artwork, 1948
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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