The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 22 Episode 12

December 14, 1969: The Jackson 5, Lainie Kazan, Wayne & Shuster

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 14, 1969 on CBS

Episode Recap

--Opening of show with dancers

--John Davidson - medley of songs ("Get Together" & "Games People Play")

--Commercial: Polaroid Color Pack II for Instand Cameras (with Family celebrating Christmas)

--John Davidson sings "Something" (with orchestra)

--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - gets help from Ed with his Christmas list.

--Commercial: Jade East Cologne (2) Swank (or Swann)

--The Jackson 5 - "Stand" (cover of Sly & the Family Stone song)

--The Jackson 5 - "Who's Lovin' You" (Miracles cover)

--The Jackson 5 - "I Want You Back"

--Audience bow: Diana Ross.

Ed comments on how good the Jacksons are "especially the little one out in front."

--Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - routine spoofing true-to-life commercials.

--Commercial: Polaroid Instant Camera (with electric flash)

--Lainie Kazan - "Have I Stayed Too Long at the Fair?"

--El Conquistador Strolling Violins (band from Puerto Rico) - instrumental song

--Commercial: Tide Detergent (celebrity pitch by Rose Marie)

--The Muppets - routine with Big Bird dancing with 6 "bird watchers."

At end of sketch, Ed Sullivan chases Big Bird off stage. Ed comments "Tell him if he doesn't get off the stage I'll give him the bird."

--Guy Marks (stand-up comedian) - does a monologue telling a doctor how every day life has deteriorated.

--Commercial: Accutron Watches (with explorer in Greenland)

--The Mecners (acrobats from Poland) - a female, thrown by two men, summersaults a pole.

--Audience bows: LeeRoy Yarbrough (1969 NASCAR Champion driver), Etta Cortez (editor of Vegas magazine), Gig Young (movie actor).

--Ed Sullivan Singers - sing a medley of Christmas tunes

--Commercial: American Motors dealerships

--Ed's closing comments, wishes the audience a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

--Closing credits with footage of John Davidson singing "Somewhere" (from earlier in show).

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