The Ed Sullivan Show

October 18, 1964: The Animals; Van Johnson; Jackie Mason; Totie Fields; Rita Pavone

Season 17, Ep 4, Aired 10/18/64
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  • Episode Description
  • Music:--The Animals – "I'm Crying" & "House of the Rising Sun."--Van Johnson - "I Want to be Happy" & talks with Ed about his past films.--Rita Pavone sings "Sul Cucozzole."--Joan Sutherland - "Ardon gli incensi" (as Lucia, from "Lucia di Lammermoor"). Comedy:--Jackie Mason (stand-up comedian) - monologue includes imitation of news reporter Marvin Kalb commenting on a speech by President Johnson.--John Byner (comedian) does impersonations of Ed Sullivan, Johnny Mathis & Tony Bennett--Totie Fields (comedienne) - tells jokes about her weight, banks & safe deposit boxes.--The Cambridge Circus (British comedy troupe) Also appearing: --Cameos: Bob Gibson & Tim McCarver (World Series heroes talk with Ed)moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ed Sullivan

    Host

  • Ralph Paul

    Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

  • The Animals

    Themselves

  • Rita Pavone

    Herself

  • Totie Fields

    Herself

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Trivia (1)

    • The infamous "finger" episode. Jackie Mason ends his routine with a hand gesture that Ed interprets as obscene. Mason gets blackballed from television as a result.

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