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Loco Boy Makes Good [Red Skelton Show]

Loco Boy Makes Good (The Red Skelton Show, Season 15, episode 5) – aired October 12, 1965

Bobby Rydell and Red Skelton as Clem Kadiddlehopper in Loco Boy Makes Good, an episode of the Red Skelton Show
Bobby Rydell and Red Skelton
as Clem Kadiddlehopper in
Loco Boy Makes Good,
an episode of The Red Skelton Show

In Loco Boy Makes Good, Clem Kadiddlehopper has to fill in for the American Olympic team — for matchstick piling. Accompanied by his cousin Goody (Bobby Rydell).

Trivia

  • In The Silent Spot, Red mimes the role of an old down-on-his-luck prospector in the hot desert. A funny bit, where he has to contend with thirst, an obstinate cactus, bunnies, and a midget bandit!
  • Red Skelton‘s classic skitThe New Christy Minstrels performing comedy barbershop quartet numbers.
  • Skelton Film Scrapbook – Gay Paree with Lucille Knox

Funny quotes

Reporter: I’m Brown from the Sun.
Clem Kadiddlehopper: [to the audience] It’s on the cue card, folks … [to the reporter] You look green from the smog!
Cousin Goody: Clem, can’t you read what’s on his hat?
Clem Kadiddlehopper: [takes the man’s hat, with the word ‘Press’] If you insist! [“presses” his fist into the hat repeatedly, destroying it]


Cousin Goody: Clem, how do you know that your pet Mexican Jumping Bean’s actually Mexican?
Clem Kadiddlehopper: Well, with a name like “Pedro”, he’s not Egyptian!


Songs

  • Bobby Rydell sings “Hello, Dolly.”
  • Rydell and the New Christy Minstrels sing “Money to Burn” and “There’s a Minstrel Show Tonight.”