Cold opening: Voiceover by announcer Charlie O'Donnell ("Bothered by Spots before your eyes?") while camera is aimed at studio ceiling lights (possibly a parody of a then-current commercial or PSA).
--Opening credits with sponsors announced.
--American Bandstand opening credits.
--Dick Clark mentions that former Beatle Pete Best will be interviewed on the January 8th show.
--Commercials: (1) Arrid Spry Deodorant (2) Nair cosmetic hair removal
--Dancers, record: "Apple of My Eye" (by Roy Head).
--Dick Clark talks with in-studio guest, disc jockey Murray the K.
Murray talks about how he got his start in show business, making his own record, a new business venture (a discotheque in an old airplane hanger that was once used by Charles Lindbergh), and appearing with Dick Clark in an episode of the TV series "Coronet Blue."
--Dancers, record: "Lightnin' Strikes" (by Lou Christie)
--Commercials: (1) Dr. Pepper (serve "hot Dr. Pepper" for the holiday season); (2) Breck Shampoo (3) Breckset
April Stevens and Nino Tempo perform "Begin the Beguine."
Following the song, Dick Clark asks studio audience members if anyone knows what a "beguine" is.
April Stevens and Nino Tempo perform "Hey Baby."
--Commercials: (1) Tootsie Pop Pop; (2) Noxzema Complexion Lotion
--Dick Clark counts down the "American Bandstand" Top 10
(records 10 through 2 are announced, not played)
#10 "I Hear a Symphony" (by The Supremes), #9 "Hang On Sloopy" (Ramsey Lewis Trio, played later in show),
#8 "Something About You" (by Four Tops), #7 "A Taste of Honey" (by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass),
#6 "Let's Hang On!" (by The 4 Seasons featuring Frankie Valli), #5 "I Got You (I Feel Good)" (by James Brown),
4 "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything-There is a Season)" (by The Byrds), #3 "Over and Over" (by the Dave Clark 5),
and #2 "I Can Never Go Home Anymore" (by the Shangri-Las).
--The studio audience dances to the #1 record: "Fever" (by the McCoys).
--Commercial: Dentyne chewing gum (Stewardess and male passenger are shocked to see a female passenger brushing her teeth at her seat.)
--Midpoint segment with close-ups of some of the studio audience.
--Roll Call time: Dancers give their names and ages.
--Commercials: ABC promos for Sunday night programs "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea," "The F.B.I." and the "ABC Sunday Night Movie."
--Spotlight dance: Three couples dance to the Lovin' Spoonful's record "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice."
(1) Promos for ABC Monday Night shows "12 O'Clock High," "The Legend of Jesse James," and "A Man Called Shenandoah."
(2) Another ABC promo for "12 O'Clock High."
Dick Clark with another reminder of Pete Best's upcoming appearance.
Josephine Sunday - "You Won't Know Even Her Name" followed by Dick Clark interview. She talks about designing her own clothing.
Record #1: "She Passes This Way" (by John Winfield Jr.) 77.5%
Record #2: "Don't Keep It to Yourself" (by Peter Ford) 55%
Dick Clark mentions that Peter Ford is the oldest son of Glenn Ford.
--Dancers, record: "The Duck" (by Jackie Lee).
--Commercial break: ABC promos for "The Legend of Jesse James" and "A Man Called Shenandoah"
--Dancers, record: "Thunderball" (by Tom Jones)
--Dancers, record: "Hang On Sloopy" (Ramsey Lewis Trio version)
--Commercial break: "Ben Casey" ABC promo.
--Dick Clark (once again) mentions Pete Best's upcoming appearance.
--American Bandstand '66 closing credits.