The Ed Sullivan Show

June 5, 1966: The Beatles (on tape), Richard Pryor, Jack Benny, Robert Goulet, Charlotte Rae

Season 18, Ep 38, Aired 6/5/66
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  • Episode Description
  • Music: --On tape: The Beatles perform "Rain" & "Paperback Writer" (segment begins with intro by the Beatles). --Robert Goulet sings "Mame" and "Daydreamer." --Bobbe Norris and Robert Goulet sing "Two Sleepy People." --Bobbe Norris (jazz vocalist) - "Silently."--Vincent Lopez & orchestra (Big Band music) - includes piano duet (song possibly "Nola"). Comedy: --Richard Pryor (comedian) - routine about slavery throughout history. --Jack Benny (comedian) --Totie Fields (comedian) - jokes about her weight.--Charlotte Rae (comedian) - spoofs opera singers.--Pepper Davis and Tony Reese (comedy duo) - tap dance on roller skates.Also appearing:--Audience bows: Joseph Cheng & Mr. Cheng (scholarship winner with his father) --Audience bows: Ken Rosewall (tennis champion) & Richard Taylor (horse trainer) On film: U.S. Navy flyers "The Blue Angels" are shown performing air stunts.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ed Sullivan

    Host

  • Ralph Paul

    Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

  • The Beatles

    Themselves, on film

  • Richard Pryor

    Himself

  • Robert Goulet

    Himself

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  • Notes (1)

    • The Beatles' videos of "Paperback Writer" and "Rain" were the alternate "indoor" ones instead of the more familiar films at Chiswick House,London. Preceded by a clip of The Beatles greeting Ed Sullivan.

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