A Special Visit from Red Skelton

Now I am really revealing my age, but, did you watch The Red Skelton Show when you were a child? My parents loved Red so indeed I watched the show every week. I came to love the different characters that Red was so famous for I especially liked Freddie the Freeloader and Clem Kadiddlehopper.

So Joe and I were thrilled when we were told we would have a special guest on our show Story Time with Santa and Mrs Claus on May26th. It was none other than the famous Red Skelton portrayed by Brian Hoffman.

Pigeon Forge, TN is the only place in the US where the portrayal of Red Skelton is sanctioned by the Skelton family. Brian performs at the Red Skelton Comedy Show, which as of this writing has 533 5-star reviews on Trip Advisor. Brian used to do this show in Las Vegas and then about 5 years ago he bought his show to Pigeon Forge.

Red Skelton Brian Hoffman Las Vegas

And our “Red Skelton” certainly did not disappoint. What fun we had with Red. (Watch the full episode here.)

One of Joe's fondest memories was of Red Skelton reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. He was always very moved by Red's rendition of the Pledge. So he wanted to recite this very special Pledge of Allegiance with Red on our show. So in honor of Flag Day here is the video.

Santa & Red Skelton Recite the Pledge of Allegiance