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Red’s Relatives [Red Skelton Show]

Methuselah Skelton in "Red's Relatives"

Red’s Relatives – guest starring Pat Carroll and Polly Bergen – The Red Skelton Show, season 17, originally aired November 21, 1967

In Red’s Relatives, elderly and rich Methuselah Skelton reads his will. And he has conditions for Bolivar Shagnasty, Cauliflower McPugg, and Willie Lump-Lump If they want to inherit a penny!

Bolivar Shagnasty has to get married

Cauliflower McPugg must win a fight

Cauliflower McPugg vs the California Killer (Billy Barty)
Pat Carroll as the California Killer’s manager, Billy Barty as the Killer, Cauliflower McPugg is hopeless, as his trainer Jan Arvan watches

Willie Lump-Lump must stop drinking!

In a near-psychedelic variation on the Topsy-Turvy room, Willie’s wife (Pat Carroll) tries to scare him into sobriety …. With a really strange room! In order to make Willie think he’s suffering from the DTs.


Polly Bergen sings, ‘Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey‘ and ‘They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me.’


  • It’s revealed that Cauliflower McPugg trains at Stumblebum’s Gym.
  • Polly Bergen also appeared with Red in his motion picture, Half a Hero.