When Comedy Was Clean, A Not-So-Clean Skit

Red Skelton Playing Clem Kadiddlehopper

Red Skelton Playing Clem Kadiddlehopper

Click Here to Watch The Video: “Red Skelton Clem Kadiddlehopper Pooper Blooper”

Ah, the early days of television. When everything was black and white, and censors kept the airwaves clean…

But the censors couldn’t do a thing about this! This video clip is one of TV’s classic bloopers, as Red and Jack Albertson contend with a cow following nature’s call onstage. The script was undoubtedly funny, but the real laughs came when Red ad-libbed his lines as the odor made it impossible to ignore the fresh “cow pies.”

Red Skelton was one of America’s most beloved comedians in his time. His TV variety show aired for almost 20 years. You can visit Wikipedia or The Museum of Broadcast Communications to learn more about The Red Skelton Show.

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