The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 13 Episode 9

December 4, 1960: Jackie Wilson, Mort Sahl, Jane Morgan, Joselito

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 04, 1960 on CBS
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December 4, 1960: Jackie Wilson, Mort Sahl, Jane Morgan, Joselito
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Music:
--Jackie Wilson - "To Be Loved," "Lonely Teardrops" & "Alone At Last."
--Jane Morgan sings "I Gave My Love a Cherry" (aka "The Riddle Song") and "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine."
--Joyce Flissler (violinist) - "Melodie" (Tchaikovsky)
--Joselito (10-year-old Spanish singer) - "Alegrias" & "Violino Tzgana" (correct song titles?)
Comedy:
--Mort Sahl (stand-up comedian) - talks the new president JFK and U.S. foreign policy. Sahl describes his own experiences in the Korean War followed by a stay at a Veterans' psychiatric clinic, the NYC police, Charles Van Doren's quiz show scandal, and the U.N.
--Rickie Layne & Velvel (ventriloquist act) - perform a Sinclair Lewis & "Mutiny On the Bounty" bit.
Also appearing:
--Bernard Lee (Hawaiian fire dancer & torch juggler)
--Rod Alexander and Carmen G. (dance team) - couple dances to records: "Hoedown," "Theme From 'The Apartment'" & "The Hucklebuck."
--Audience bows: Colleen Dewhurst and Aline MacMahon (stars of the Broadway play "All the Way Home").

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Bern Bennett

    Bern Bennett

    Announcer (1948-1949)

    Ed Sullivan

    Ed Sullivan

    Host

    Ralph Paul

    Ralph Paul

    Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

    Art Hannes

    Art Hannes

    Announcer (1949-1964)

    Colleen Dewhurst

    Colleen Dewhurst

    Herself, audience bow

    Guest Star

    Joyce Flissler

    Joyce Flissler

    Herself

    Guest Star

    Joselito

    Joselito

    Himself

    Guest Star

    Rickie Layne

    Rickie Layne

    Himself

    Recurring Role

    Jane Morgan

    Jane Morgan

    Herself

    Recurring Role

    Jackie Wilson

    Jackie Wilson

    Himself

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • There appears to be a slight flub as Jackie Wilson sings a different ending to Lonely Teardrops which stops dead, whereas the backing chorus starts to continue on/fade out (while Wilson has already stopped/paused. It's as if Wilson was just singing over the recorded soundtrack from the record...Oops... On another episode rebroadcast tonight ,1/25/03, featuring the Beach Boys, Pearl Bailey appears to have a slip up in a similar vein. On 'I Believe' she keeps singing , even when there's an instrumental break, only to look away and appear to chuckle before cutting out while the break finishes...Oh, the days of live TV... But hardly noticeable in either case...

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    • NOTES (1)

      • Jackie Wilson awesome in his first Sullivan appearance. Sullivan goes out of his way to insist on having him back many times 'if I have to drag him.' In another classic Ed foot-in-mouth, he says that Wilson is 'the most beloved entertainer by his race...or (stutter) er,other races...
        One of the few times an artist sang three songs on one show (To Be Loved, Lonely Teardrops and, best of the best, the modified- Tchaikovsky mini-opera, Alone At Last. Jackson appears a cross between a black Elvis Presley and Sammy Davis Jr. and sings somewhere between the two, too, only better... No stage fright here... Wilson even does a few patented dance moves, dropping to his knees on To Be Loved as well as several spins...
        Mort Sahl is the other standout, talking of the new JFK administration--the show originally aired 12/4/1960. Sahl, with the trademark sweater and off-the -cuff conversational style as TV's first political satirist (still doing the same or similar act today...and doing it well, though, perhaps under appreciated in this different world from the 1960s...)

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