The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 23 Episode 12

December 6, 1970: The Grass Roots, Joey Heatherton, Scoey Mitchell, Pat Cooper

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 06, 1970 on CBS

Episode Recap

--Opening of show
--The Veterans - do a cameo appearance with Ed (before the commercial break). --Commercials: (1) Jade East Cologne (2) Ocean Spray
--The Veterans (comic tumblers from Sweeden) - 8 Swedes try to vault a large box
--The Three Degrees (female vocal trio) - in a medley of songs, imitate The Andrews Sisters and The Supremes. --The Three Degrees sing "I Do Take You."
--Commercial: Chuck Wagon Dog Food
--Peter Gennaro (dancer) - imitates Charlie Chaplin, joined by other dancers.
--Pat Cooper (stand-up comedian) - child-rearing in Italian households.
--Commercial: cufflinks by Swank Jewelry --NFL Singers (aka The National Football League's Holiday Halftime) - 12 players, including Fred Dryer, sing "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth." --Bobbi Martin sings "For the Love of Him" and a medley of other songs.
--Commercial: Polident Denture tablets
--Scoey Mitchell (comedian) - stand-up jokes about race, dating, etc.
--The Grass Roots - medley of hits ("I'd Wait A Million Years," "Midnight Confessions" and "Let's Live For Today"). --The Grass Roots - "Temptation Eyes" --Commercials: (1) Geritol (2) Sominex Sleeping tablets.
--Pat Cooper and Scoey Mitchell - comedians appear together in a sketch about a black man moving into an Italian neighborhood.
--Audience bows: Walter Kennedy and Eddie Belmonte (and Pearl Harbor survivors)
--Lucecita Benitez (singer from Puerto Rico, with a conga player) - Spanish song
--Commercials: (1) Ocean Spray (2) Maytag
--Closing credits, with footage of The Veterans (from earlier in show).
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