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 Amazon.com)
Editorial review of The Red Skelton Show: The Early Years (1951-1955)
The incomparable Red Skelton returns to America’s living rooms in The Red Skelton Show: The Early Years- 1951-1955! This amazing ninety episode collection is a perfect showcase for Red’s indisputable comic genius as well as a delightful journey back to the Golden Age of Television.
Throughout Red’s incredible run on network television, his parade of classic characters- including Clem Kadiddlehopper, Cauliflower McPugg, Willie Lump-Lump, and Freddie The Freeloader – had audiences at home and in the studio rolling with laughter. A gaggle of guest stars and musical acts joined in the fun on a weekly basis, cementing Red’s reputation as one of America’s most beloved comedians.
In this specially selected collection, drawn from the Red Skelton vault exclusively by Timeless Media Group, generations of fans can experience the pleasures of these classic episodes, many never before seen on DVD. Featuring appearances by a legion of Hollywood legends (including Jackie Gleason, Johnny Carson, Diahann Carroll, John Wayne and many more),The Red Skelton Show: The Early Years-1951-1955 is a fabulous opportunity to enjoy one of America’s pioneering comedians at the top of his game.
INCLUDES MANY EPISODES NEVER BEFORE SEEN ON DVD! Due to the fact that Red Skelton refused to have any of his shows put into syndication, most of the episodes included in this collection were only broadcast on their original air date, never to be seen again … UNTIL NOW! B&W
BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:
America’s Clown: An Intimate Biography of Red Skelton
DRESS REHEARSAL AND SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE: Deadeye From Mars
SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE: The Look Magazine Movie Awards