From Medicine shows to minstrel tours, circuses, riverboat shows, vaudeville, burlesque, radio, television and movies, Red Skelton did it all! And, for a comic best remembered by the television generation for his physical comedy, he was quite adept at well-honed character-driven verbal comedy on the radio.
Red and his quirky cast of regulars - including Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, Truman Bradley, Bea Benaderet, Frank Nelson, Verna Felton, GeGe Pearson, Anita Ellis, Rod O'Connor, Wonderful Smith, and more - examined the highs and lows of 1940's transportation, occupation, and romance.
Would you like to hear a classic Willie Lump-Lump routine? Are you craving some Clem Kadiddlehopper? Longing for the music and merriment of Ozzie & Harriet? Do you want to know what shenanigans Junior's cooking up? Well, stick around, brother!
Includes 16 digitally restored and remastered episodes, many presented here for the first time anywhere, and a Program Guide by Derek Tague.
Episodes Include: Embarrassments 12-29-42, Eavesdropping 01-26-43, Sailor's Conversation 02-23-43, Being Helpful 10-17-43 (Rehearsal for 10-19-43 broadcast), Transportation 12-07-43, Dancing 01-11-44, Husbands and Sweethearts 01-18-44, Gas Stations 02-08-44, Fingerprinting 02-22-44, Ushers 02-29-44, Taxi Cabs 03-14-44, Clothes 03-21-44, Waiters 03-28-44, Firemen 04-18-44, Public Speakers 05-12-46 (Rehearsal for 05-14-46 broadcast), People Who Are Lost 09-24-46