The Red Buttons Show
|The Red Buttons Show|
|Created by||Marlo Lewis|
|Directed by||Burt Shevelove|
|Theme music composer||Elliot Lawrence|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|Executive producer(s)||Marlo Lewis|
|Running time||30 min.|
Red's catch phrase from the show, "Strange things are happening!" entered the national vocabulary briefly in the mid-1950s. The series finished #11 for the 1952-1953 season in the Nielsen ratings and #12 in 1953-1954.
The CBS run of the series featured monologues, dance numbers, and sketches with Red and the other series regulars. Among the characters played by Red included, boxer Rocky Buttons, the Kupkekin Kid, the Sad Sack, and Keeleforven. When the series was canceled by CBS it moved to NBC which at first keep it a varitey show. When the ratings remained low the program was overhauled and turned into a sitcom with Red playing himself as a TV comic, Phyllis Kirk played his wife, Bobby Sherwood played the director of Red's program and Paul Lynde the network vice president.
- The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
- Alicoate, Jack, Ed. (1955). The 1955 Radio and Television Yearbook. Radio Daily Corp. P. 1173.
- The Red Buttons Show at the Internet Movie Database
- The Red Buttons Show at Classic TV & Movie Hits
- The Red Buttons Show theme song lyrics at Classic Themes
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