The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

The Great White Hunter 

Red Skelton performs as Cauliflower McPugg. Cameo: John Wayne.


Seymour Berns


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Episode credited cast:
Red Skelton ... Himself - Host / Cauliflower McPugg / MacGumbo the Explorer / Gertrude and Heathcliffe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Rose and His Orchestra David Rose and His Orchestra ... Themselves
Jackie Gleason ... Reginald van Gleason III / cameo
Bob Lamond Bob Lamond ... Announcer
John Wayne ... Himself


Red Skelton performs as Cauliflower McPugg. Cameo: John Wayne.

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Release Date:

29 December 1953 (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 a couple of Gertrude and Heathcliffe jokes. Red introduces John Wayne on stage and presents him with Modern Screen magazine's award as the most popular actor of 1953. In the first sketch, titled "The Saga of Cauliflower McPugg", McPugg's manager is interviewed by a reporter who is writing a story about the boxer. Appearing in the skit are McPugg's trainer and his son, Cauliflower Junior. The second sketch, called "The Great White Hunter", features Red as the famous explorer MacGumbo, who is helping Mrs. Fitzpatrick search for her husband, missing for two years in the jungle. See more »

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