When talking about classic TV comedy it’s hard to ignore the legacy of the legendary Red Skelton. The show would win two Primetime Emmy awards and a Golden Globe for Best TV Show during it’s 20 year run, which was popular enough that it was carried on two TV networks starting with NBC before moving to CBS for 15 years and then back to NBC!
Thanks to our friends over at the Timeless Media Group, which is a division of Shout! Factory, I have had the opportunity to review their 2-DVD box set entitled “The Red Skelton Show: The Lost Episodes”.
The collection contains 16 episodes of the classic TV series that have never been released on DVD until now, and there are two bonus episodes included where Danny Thomas (The Danny Thomas Show), Jackie Gleason (The Honeymooners) and Arthur Godfrey (Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts Radio Show) took on the role of hosts for the comedian.
Some of the guest stars appearing in this collection include Buster Crabbe (Flash Gordon), Sebastian Cabot (Family Affair), Angela Cartwright (Lost In Space), Jackie Coogan (The Addams Family), Fabian (The Longest Day), William Demarest (My Three Sons), and Terry Moore (Mighty Joe Young) to name just a few.
If you’ve not had the pleasure of seeing Red Skelton, this set is still a perfect way to see his famous character skits featuring the likes of:
Freddie the Freeloader
You will also get to see the antic of his characters George Appleby as well as San Fernando Red. The 2-DVD collection will hit shelves nationwide this upcoming Tuesday, February 11th! So if you are in the mood for some classic television comedy and you are visiting the Retroist so why wouldn’t you be, make sure to pick up this Lost Episode collection for your entertainment library!
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