The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

Mississippi Showboat 

Red Skelton performs as Willie Lump-Lump.


Seymour Berns


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Episode credited cast:
Red Skelton ... Himself - Host / San Fernando Red / Willie Lump Lump / Gertrude and Heathcliffe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jan Arvan ... Poker Player-Showboat Skit
Gail Bonney ... Mrs. Lump Lump-Golf Sketch
David Rose and His Orchestra David Rose and His Orchestra ... Themselves
Dick Elliott ... Willie's Boss-Golf Sketch / Bartender-Showboat Skit
Danny Gaylord Danny Gaylord ... Mississippi Red-Showboard Sketch
Marvin Kaplan ... Himself - Cameo / Golf Sketch
Ray Kellogg ... Man Challenged to Duel-Showboat Sketch
Bob Lamond Bob Lamond ... Announcer
Sheila MacRae ... Southern Belle-Showboat Skit
Elizabeth Slifer Elizabeth Slifer ... Boss's Wife-Golf Sketch (as Liz Slifer)
Hal Smith ... the Captain-Showboat Skit
The Covan Kiddies The Covan Kiddies ... Themselves - Dancers
Elena Verdugo ... Herself - Cameo / Golf Skit


Red Skelton performs as Willie Lump-Lump.

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Release Date:

1 June 1954 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Red's opening monologue contains many jokes about the beach, such as demonstrating the different types of different people you run into at the beach. The musical interlude is provided by a group of dancing children named the Covan Kiddies. The first sketch finds Willie Lump Lump on the golf course with his boss and the boss's wife. During the skit, a couple (Eleana Verdugo and Marvin Kaplan from the "Meet Millie" series) requests permission to play though. Red announces he is returning the favor by appearing on "Meet Millie." The main sketch, titled "Mississippi Showboat" features Red as Colonel Hamhock, an early version of con man San Fernando Red, romancing a Southern belle, cheating at cards at the poker table, and challenging another passenger to a duel. See more »

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