One of Red Skelton‘s “core” characters is Willy Lump Lump. Willy’s perpetually drunk, much to the chagrin of his suffering wife. How he started drinking varies, depending on the episode. Once, his wife said that it began with rum-filled chocolates that they received as a wedding gift. In another story, it goes back to when she was dating Willy. And she got him liquored up, so that he would propose to her!Read More »Willy Lump Lump – Red Skelton’s inebriate character
Red Skelton Christmas Show, featuring “Freddie and the Yuletide Doll”, as well as guest-starring Harpo Marx
Red Skelton Christmas Show is a wonderful collection from Red Skelton’s long-running television series. It consists of three routines:
- Freddie and the Yuletide Doll
- Willie Lump-Lump’s sideways room
- The Silent Spot, co-starring Harpo Marx.