Comedian Red Skelton Explains the Pledge of Allegiance-Truth!
Summary of the eRumor: A forwarded email with either a video
attachment or a YouTube link of comedian Red Skelton explaining the
Pledge of Allegiance.
1969, Red Skelton demonstrated on his CBS Television program how a
teacher gave a word by word explanation of the Pledge of Allegiance,
according to the official Red Skelton web site. Skelton said that he
learned this in 1923 when he was a boy after his teacher commented that
a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance by his class had been
(1913-1997) was a popular and multi-talented entertainer who began his
career in radio in 1937. He appeared in 38 films and after the
advent of the television became a Tuesday night staple to home viewers
in 1951, first on NBC and later CBS. His evening comedy and variety
television program ran nearly 20 years. Skelton was accomplished
in the art of pantomime and known for various characters including a
hobo named Freddie the Freeloader and country bumpkin Clem
At the end of every
show the comedian would bid his viewers goodnight and follow with his
signature closing of
"and may God Bless."
After his television
career ended Skelton spent much of his time doing what he loved the
most, painting images of clowns. His paintings have become
There is an official Red Skelton
website where more information on the entertainer's legacy and art can
be found. Click for Red
Skelton Web Site
Below is the video clip as seen on
the YouTube video sharing website:
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
This is a fabulous video of Red Skelton (one of my favorite people),
reciting and explaining the Pledge of Allegiance to children ~ how
timely ~ 40 years later!
This is a must see for all I am sending it to.
This is old and you may have seen it before, however it is worth your
time to see it again.
WOW After I watched this, all I could do was just sit here and be in
awe. Just think, he said this years ago and really had no clue it would
ever come about. SAD isn't it!!!!!!! What a wonderful and worthwhile
clip to watch and share.