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Dial ‘B’ for Brush [Red Skelton Show]

Clem Kadiddlehopper as a science experiment! in Dial 'B' for Brush -- a Halloween episode of The Red Skelton Show

Dial ‘B’ for Brush with guest performers Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr. & Vampira – The Red Skelton Show, season 3, originally aired June 15, 1954


Dial ‘B’ for Brush. Red Skelton begins the final episode of the third season by thanking his producer, cast, and new sponsor Geritol for a successful season. He then repeats his Weatherman routine from the first season.

Red Skelton performing his Weatherman skit on Dial 'B' for Brush
W-E-A-R … no, W-H-E-T-H … well, that’s the worst spell of ‘weather’ you’ve ever seen!


  • During his opening monologue, Red credits his producer Ben Brady, his director Seymour Berns, his musical director David Rose, and his sponsor Geritol for helping him right the ship from the previous season on NBC-TV and present a successful third season.
  • Lon Chaney Jr. and Bela Lugosi appeared together previously in Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein. However, their first appearance together was in The Black Sleep
  • Dial ‘B’ for Brush references Red’s film, The Fuller Brush Man. The title’s a reference to the Hitchcock film, Dial M for Murder.