Standing Room Only (1976–1982)
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Red Skelton's Christmas Dinner 

Freddie the Freeloader sets out to have Xmas dinner in a very expensive New York restaurant with his good friend, the Professor. Along the way he stops in a hospital to entertain some ... See full summary »

Director:

John Trent

Writer:

Red Skelton (story)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Red Skelton ... Freddie the Freeloader
Vincent Price ... Professor Humperdo
Imogene Coca ... Molly - Bag Lady
Jack Duffy Jack Duffy ... Santa
Tudi Wiggins Tudi Wiggins ... Mrs. Witherspoon
Mavor Moore Mavor Moore ... Mr. Witherspoon
Ann Lantuch Ann Lantuch ... Nurse Cathy
Paul-Emile Frappier Paul-Emile Frappier ... Mr. Bathmond (as Paul Emile Frappier)
Louis Negin ... Louis - Maitre 'D
Ken James Ken James ... Sgt. Kelly
Ian Heath Ian Heath ... Tommy
Michelle Perusich Michelle Perusich ... Urchin Girl
Darren DiFonzo Darren DiFonzo ... Urchin Boy
Nick Nichols Nick Nichols ... Henry - Doorman
Moya Fenwick Moya Fenwick ... Champagne Lady
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Storyline

Freddie the Freeloader sets out to have Xmas dinner in a very expensive New York restaurant with his good friend, the Professor. Along the way he stops in a hospital to entertain some children on Xmas. Red Skelton does a couple of songs on his own & a duet with Vincent Price. Written by GEORGE W HUDSON

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Home Box Office (HBO) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This program is listed on some releases as 'Red Skelton's Christmas Dinner.' See more »

Quotes

Freddie the Freeloader: They say money talks. All mine ever says is "Goodbye".
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Clean, fun and heartwarming
17 February 2013 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I admittedly am not familiar with Red Skelton as much as others are, but of the stuff I have seen him in he comes across as very likable. And he certainly does here, he manages to be very charming and funny as well as instantly lovable. His miming scene is definitely a highlight. And he is brilliantly supported by the ever commanding Vincent Price, and both are further aided by their likable characters. The film looks good, and the songs are sweet, memorable and catchy. The gags are clean and fun, and the story is always interesting with its fair share of amusing and heartwarming moments. While it is relatively short, it doesn't feel over-extended or scant.

All in all, a piece of escapist fun that will charm and warm your heart. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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