Standing Room Only (1976–1982)
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Red Skelton's Christmas Dinner 

Freddie the Freeloader sets out to have Xmas dinner in a very expensive New York restaurant with his good friend, the Professor. Along the way he stops in a hospital to entertain some ... See full summary »

Director:

John Trent

Writer:

Red Skelton (story)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Red Skelton ... Freddie the Freeloader
Vincent Price ... Professor Humperdo
Imogene Coca ... Molly - Bag Lady
Jack Duffy Jack Duffy ... Santa
Tudi Wiggins Tudi Wiggins ... Mrs. Witherspoon
Mavor Moore Mavor Moore ... Mr. Witherspoon
Ann Lantuch Ann Lantuch ... Nurse Cathy
Paul-Emile Frappier Paul-Emile Frappier ... Mr. Bathmond (as Paul Emile Frappier)
Louis Negin ... Louis - Maitre 'D
Ken James Ken James ... Sgt. Kelly
Ian Heath Ian Heath ... Tommy
Michelle Perusich Michelle Perusich ... Urchin Girl
Darren DiFonzo Darren DiFonzo ... Urchin Boy
Nick Nichols Nick Nichols ... Henry - Doorman
Moya Fenwick Moya Fenwick ... Champagne Lady
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Storyline

Freddie the Freeloader sets out to have Xmas dinner in a very expensive New York restaurant with his good friend, the Professor. Along the way he stops in a hospital to entertain some children on Xmas. Red Skelton does a couple of songs on his own & a duet with Vincent Price. Written by GEORGE W HUDSON

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Home Box Office (HBO) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Red Skelton's final TV project. See more »

Quotes

Freddie the Freeloader: They say money talks. All mine ever says is "Goodbye".
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Good TV movie
15 December 2004 | by emilie41See all my reviews

I throughly enjoyed watching Freddy the Freeloader's Christmas Dinner. I try and watch it every holiday season. I find that the part where Red Skelton does a mime of sewing a button is very good!! I've always enjoyed Red Skelton. I could actually see the button, needle and thread. I also enjoyed the part where Freddy meets up with the drunk Santa Claus played very well by Patrick Duffy.

It's a feel good movie for the holiday season. I would recommend it to anyone who loves Red Skelton. All in all, I would have to say that it's a very good movie that I enjoy watching at least once during the Christmas season. It also reminds me of when I used to watch the Red Skelton show on TV when I was much younger.


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