The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 23 Episode 12

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

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 Sweden) - 8 Swedes try to vault a large box.
--The Three Degrees (female vocal trio) imitate The Andrews Sisters and The Supremes ("Stop! In The Name of Love") in a medley of songs.
--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) - topics include 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 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,  Eddie Belmonte, and Pearl Harbor survivors.
--Lucecita Benitez (vocalist from Puerto Rico), assisted by Candido (conga player from Cuba), sings "Todas Las Mananas" ("Every Morning").
--Commercials: (1) Ocean Spray (2) Maytag
--Closing credits, with footage of guests The Veterans (from earlier in show).