The Red Skelton Show - 19x18 If Marriages are Made in Heaven, Why Do They Call It Heaven? Screenshot
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19x18 If Marriages are Made in Heaven, W… Aired: Jun. 23, 1970

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The Red Skelton Show is Canceled/Ended
The show had 19 seasons and 283 episodes air between 1951 and 1971.

Series Info

Type:
N/A
Premiered:
Sep. 30, 1951
Status:
Canceled/Ended
Runtime:
30 min.
Aired:
1951 - 1971
To-Date:
19 Seasons
283 Episodes
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

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Series Fun Facts

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  • Merv Griffin sings 'I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts' as well as a medley of English pub songs. Merv joins the Tom Hansen Dancers for the production number 'Real Live Girl.' In the Olio…
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    Merv Griffin sings 'I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts' as well as a medley of English pub songs. Merv joins the Tom Hansen Dancers for the production number 'Real Live Girl.' In the Olio Spot, Red and Bern Hoffman play convicts in crossover gags. In the Silent Spot, titled 'Indian Scout', a wagon master holds an open audition while scouting for an Indian guide (Red).
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  • Archived newspapers report that the Mills Brothers performed their huge hit 'Paper Doll' and a Mexican song called 'Cielito Lindo', which translates to 'Pretty Sky.'
  • Red Skelton had a reputation among comedy writers as being extremely difficult to work with, since he didn't like writers in general and resented CBS for insisting that he use them on his…
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    Red Skelton had a reputation among comedy writers as being extremely difficult to work with, since he didn't like writers in general and resented CBS for insisting that he use them on his show; he wanted to write all the sketches himself, his reasoning being that no one knew his characters as well as he did. Sherwood Schwartz, prior to taking the position as head writer on the show, had it written into his contract with CBS that Skelton was under no circumstances allowed to discuss anything about a show's script with him before he was given it prior to taping, which often resulted in Skelton not knowing what a sketch was about or even what character he would be playing until shortly before airtime. That's why Skelton would often break character in the middle of a skit and turn to the audience and say something like, "Don't blame me, folks, I don't write this stuff."
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