The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

What Fathers Should Know 

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
Red Skelton ... Himself - Host / George Appleby / Freddie the Freeloader / Heathcliffe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jan Arvan ... Expectant Daddy - Father Skit
Marjorie Bennett ... Nurse - Fathers Sketch
David Rose and His Orchestra David Rose and His Orchestra ... Themselves
Jerry Hauser Jerry Hauser ... Supporting Role
Bob Jellison ... Rodney - Freddie Sketch
Ray Kellogg ... Expectant Daddy - Father Sketch
Bob Lamond Bob Lamond ... Announcer
Isabel Randolph ... Matronly Woman at Fashion Show - Freddie Skit
Randy Stuart ... Mrs. Appleby - Fathers Sketch / Young Bride - Freddie Skit
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1954 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the opening monologue, Red tells a seagull joke with Heathcliffe minus Gertrude. He also reads a funny letter from a viewer to Geritol (the sponsor). In the first sketch, titled "What Fathers Should Know", Mrs. Appleby tells husband George that he is going to be a daddy, then sends him to a school for expectant fathers, where he creates shambles learning how to hold and diaper an infant. The second sketch, called "It Happened at the Zoo", features a zookeeper entertaining children with a live elephant performing tricks, then dissolves into Freddie the Freeloader asleep inside a cage with two live bears. Once outside, Freddie finds a lost package containing a negligee on a bench and decides to take it back to the department store and claim a refund. Much to his embarrassment, he stumbles into a fashion show with the models displaying negligees. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed