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DVD collections of Red Skelton’s TV series specials, movies, etc.

The Red Skelton Show - the early years

The Red Skelton Show: The Early Years – 1951 – 1955

I have to admit, I’m very excited by  The Red Skelton Show: The Early Years (1951-1955) — unlike so many of his contemporaries, Red’s great TV series is rarely rerun on television, so that we can only watch it via DVD or online video. Because of that, many of his early years haven’t been seen for decades — but that’s about to change, thankfully. Red’s first 5 years are soon to be available on DVD (currently on pre-order at More »The Red Skelton Show: The Early Years – 1951 – 1955

AMC - The Red Skelton Show - 14 episodes of Red Skelton's TV series

AMC – The Red Skelton Show

AMC – The Red Skelton Show – 14 episodes of Red Skelton’s TV series

Buy from AMC – The Red Skelton Show is a very nice compilation of episodes from  The Red Skelton  Show  — a total of 14 episodes on 2 DVDs, for under $10.00. Frankly, several of these are personal favorites, and they showcase some of Red Skelton’s most famous characters, including  Freddy the Freeloader,  Clem Kadiddlehopper and  Cauliflower McPugg.  They also include some excellent moments of  Red Skelton being himself, such as when he emceed the Look Awards and interacted with  Judy Garland,  Jack Lemmon, Walt Disney, Edmond O’Brien, Alfred Hitchcock,  Bing Crosby, and many others.

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DVD review - Red Skelton - King of Laughter - Celebrate Red's reign from Vaudeville to Movies and TV

Red Skelton King of Laughter

DVD Review of Red Skelton King of Laughter

Buy from 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.

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The Red Skelton Hour: In Color: Unreleased Seasons

Red Skelton – Unreleased

Red Skelton – Unreleased – Collector’s Edition – Select Shows from 1959-1962

Buy from Red Skelton Unreleased  is a fairly different DVD collection of  The Red Skelton Show  in several respects.   It is digitally remastered, unlike most of the  Red Skelton  DVD collections out there.   It is also authorized by the Red Skelton estate.   It also contains a  lot  of episodes of The Red Skelton Show  – sixteen episodes in all, as well three full-length color episodes from Red’s final year on broadcast TV, as well as a taping of one of Red’s live shows.

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