He created such characters as Clem Kadiddlehopper
, Gertrude and Healthcliffe, Freddie the Freeloader and more.
Skelton's characters include Clem Kadiddlehopper
, Cauliflower McPugg and Freddie The Freeloader, as well as himself as a master pantomimist.
Presuming the controller answers with anything but, "If 12345 is calling for advisories, we're too busy," it's your turn: "[Facility name], 12345 is a SkySmasher 2000, just off Podunk, VFR direct to Kadiddlehopper
, climbing to six-thousand five-hundred, requesting advisories.
Skelton's comedy characters also included Clem Kadiddlehopper
, a cluck from the country who was more crackers than crackerbarrel.
Although Red Skelton's final show aired in 1971, the entertainer (whom many consider to be America's greatest clown) still plays well to kids who never heard of him, as well as to generations of Americans whose funny bones are still reeling from the antics of Clem Kadiddlehopper
, Cauliflower McPugg, The Mean Widdle Kid, Freddie the Freeloader, and other hilarious Skelton characters.