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Pasquale (Red Skelton) answering the phone in "Pasqual's Hotel"

Pasquale’s Hotel

In Pasquale’s Hotel – The Red Skelton Show season 1, with Dr. Clem Kadiddlehopper, Willy Lump-Lump, and Tide the wash day miracle! (Pasquale’s Hotel is a funny Tide commercial – ask Izzy and Wuzzy).

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Soldiers Red Skelton and Harpo Marx, on opposite sides, play checkers

Red’s letter to Harpo Marx

Recently, I read the autobiography “Son of Harpo Speaks!” by Harpo Marx‘s son Bill. It’s an interesting book, with lots of details about Harpo that I hadn’t already known. Including a very sweet letter from Red Skelton to Harpo Marx.

Harpo’s final television appearance was on The Red Skelton Hour season 12 episode, “Somebody Up There Should Stay There“. Harpo made his (final) retirement shortly after. When the news of his retirement become public, Red sent him the following letter:

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Willy Lump Lump in the Topsy Turvey room in "The Transcontinental"

The Transcontinental

This weeks episode of The Red Skelton Show is four unrelated sketches – The Transcontinental (spoof of a TV series), It’s Magic (J. Newton Numbskull), The Streets of Laredo (Deadeye, Tide commercial), and Topsy Turvy (Willie Lump Lump)

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