Red Skelton Pledge of Allegiance | A True American Classic

Red Skelton’s Pledge Of Allegiance was first introduced on The Red Skelton Show on CBS Television, January 14, 1969.  It has since been twice read into the Congressional Record of The United States and has received numerous Awards.   ©1969 Van Bernard Prod Inc.

As we go through so many political challenges and changes these days, this clip really sums up who Red Skelton was as a man and as a storyteller.  Red Skelton was my Dad’s closest friend, and in fact, my father, S. Sylvan Simon, directed several of Red Skelton’s films, such as Whistling in Brooklyn, Whistling in Dixie, and The Fuller Brush Man.

Some of the things about Red Skelton that stand out in my memory from the times that he spent at our house, are how much he loved people, how kind he was, and how easily he laughed.  It was also Red Skelton who ultimately revealed to me, one night in Palm Springs, the truth surrounding my father’s death, Dad’s relationship with Frank Sinatra, and the cover story that was told to the media.

Check out Bringing Back The Old Hollywood if you’d like to hear more stories about Red Skelton, Milton Berle, Frank Sinatra, and other Hollywood characters I had the fortune of growing up around.

Enjoy this video clip of Red Skelton’s Pledge of Allegiance.