Shortly after lunch, the entire administration building was hearing roars of laughter coming from Satnta's workshop office. Normally you hear the random "Ho, Ho, Ho" throughout the day, but this was a laughter to the point we were concerned and had to find out what was going on.
When we went into his office, we found him leaning back in his chair just laughing with tears coming down his eyes as he was watching this video.
Watch it yourself, and let us know what you think.
Television documentation of Red Skelton's most requested and performed vaudeville routine.
Sketch originated 1935; filmed 1952.
Richard "Red" Skelton 1913-1997.
Red Skelton perfected the "Guzzler's Gin" routine over the years in vaudeville and in nightclubs. He performed the skit in the film "Ziegfeld Follies" (1946) and later on TV. "The Red Skelton Show" aired from 1951 to 1971. According to Skelton, he loaned the routine to Lucille Ball, who did her own version, called "Vitameatavegamin," on "I Love Lucy," in which she became inebriated during a TV commercial to promote a health tonic containing vitamins, meat, vegetables, minerals and a large dose of alcohol. Skelton noted that her skit went on to become more famous than his.