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Short summary

Red's opening monologue contains several jokes about the famous LA smog. The sketch, titled "Chicago Red in Las Vegas", exhibits the confusion caused when Red's double, hoodlum Chicago Red, and Skelton, on vacation, both book into the Golden Money Hotel. The Redettes begin with a production number to "Luck Be a Lady." Guest vocalist Lillian Roth, performing at the hotel/casino, is confounded by the differences between the lovable Red Skelton and the nasty Chicago Red. Also featured are a Sultan with his four wives and Oscar, a diminutive gambler who cannot ever win. Lillian performs to "I'm in Love With You, Honey." By intimidation, Chicago Red, with assistance from his two henchmen, breaks the bank at the casino, fires the manager and emcee, and tries to win over Lillian. Oscar finally wins back all the money and gains the four wives of the Sultan. Now that Chicago Red is broke, his henchmen desert him and all ends well.

Episode credited cast:
Red Skelton Red Skelton - Himself - Host / Chicago Red
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Bletcher Billy Bletcher - Henchman
Jack Boyle Jack Boyle - Supporting actor
Georgine Darcy Georgine Darcy - Myrtle - Lillian's Wardrobe Assistant
David Rose and His Orchestra David Rose and His Orchestra - Themselves
Pat Goldin Pat Goldin - the Sultan
Ray Kellogg Ray Kellogg - Bernie the Emcee
Dean Myles Dean Myles - Airlines Clerk
George O'Hanlon George O'Hanlon - Oscar the Diminutive Gambler
The Redettes The Redettes - Themselves
Thayer Roberts Thayer Roberts - Mr. Marker - Hotel Manager
Lillian Roth Lillian Roth - Herself - Guest Vocalist
Frank J. Scannell Frank J. Scannell - Croupier
Gus Schilling Gus Schilling - Henchman
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