RED SKELTON: CHRISTMAS SPIRIT and JACK BENNY SHOW
RED SKELTON: CHRISTMAS SPIRIT – A mid-1960's Christmas show in fragmentary form with Red Skelton as Freddie the Freeloader and Greer Garson as a friend and admirer of Freddie, who is doing good deeds to help out the needy over the holidays. Through an accident, he overhears a plan by an attorney and some unscrupulous clients plotting to take over The Greer Garson Theater, and tries to warn his friend. They're interrupted by a group of photographers, however, and she decides to masquerade as the "Flower Lady" and meet Freddie at the his residence, the city dump, and together the two work out a plan to save the theater. THE JACK BENNY SHOW Bobby Rydell is the special guest on this 1966 show, which opens with a Jack Benny monolog and a performance of two songs by Rydell ("Just Singing My Song," "Toot Toot Tootsie"), who tells Benny that his own timing is off when it comes to jokes. Benny goes home, where he thinks he's being followed--Rochester is little help as the mysterious stranger closes in on his frightened boss. Co-starring Don Wilson and Dennis Day.
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