THE RED SKELTON SHOW: The Early Years, 1951-1955

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Re: THE RED SKELTON SHOW: The Early Years, 1951-1955

Postby Maurice Terenzio » Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:12 am

Just in case you would like to see more of the January 15, 1955 episode of The New Red Skelton Show with Peter Lorre and Mary Beth Hughes as Ralph & Malice Kramden, and Red Skelton and Muriel Landers as Ed & Truxie Norton.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz6likkTs4A

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Re: THE RED SKELTON SHOW: The Early Years, 1951-1955

Postby Eric Cohen » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:11 pm

DVD Planet has this and other Shout! Factory titles on sale thru Nov.19th, 2014. There's also a 10% off $50 promo code (MONGO) thru the 16th.

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Re: THE RED SKELTON SHOW: The Early Years, 1951-1955

Postby Richard M Roberts » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:42 pm

Got the set in today and immediately watched the episode with Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr., and Vampira and it was delightful! No one needed to be embarrassed about anything, Lugosi and Chaney look like they're having a grand old time and they work well with Skelton. It's a standard haunted house/mad scientist sketch, but there are some clever gags (I like the fact that Chaney's wolfman runs and barks at the door when the doorbell rings). Lugosi is having fun being silly, he even sings and dances a little, and yes, he does in fact get a very good and deliberate laugh when he goes up on his line (and he's not the only one, Chaney actually has to feed a line to Skelton at one point and also gets a laugh). This is a fun new Lugosi appearance and considering it's from late 1954, when I'm sure he was not feeling particularly well, he does a fine job indeed.

Now onto the other shows I haven't seen.


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Re: THE RED SKELTON SHOW: The Early Years, 1951-1955

Postby Uli Ruedel » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:47 am

Thanks for sharing, Richard!
Speaking of sharing, Shout! has put this nice excerpt on youtube to promote the set:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vORF-mFnLi8
And, couple nice stills from it on this Lugosi blog with a nice filmography of his small screen work:
http://beladraculalugosi.wordpress.com/bela-lugosi-on-tv/

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Re: THE RED SKELTON SHOW: The Early Years, 1951-1955

Postby Richard M Roberts » Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:41 pm

Uli Ruedel wrote:Thanks for sharing, Richard!
Speaking of sharing, Shout! has put this nice excerpt on youtube to promote the set:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vORF-mFnLi8
And, couple nice stills from it on this Lugosi blog with a nice filmography of his small screen work:
http://beladraculalugosi.wordpress.com/bela-lugosi-on-tv/

Uli



Well, it's obvious the blogger hasn't seen the Skelton show, and it's another of those depressives who want to dwell on nothing but but potential negatives, the "even though such and such was brilliant that night, they would soon be caught in a cesspool of drunkeness and despair." blah.blah.blah.blah. sort of nonsense.

Seeing the Skelton Show finally did ID those stills of Lugosi with Vampira on the Laboratory set.


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