The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 16 Episode 20

February 16, 1964: The Beatles (2nd appearance), Mitzi Gaynor, Allen & Rossi

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 16, 1964 on CBS

Episode Recap

Complete February 16, 1964 transcript (show broadcast from the Deauville Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida):
--Opening titles with scenes of race horses & a man diving off a high diving board. George Fenniman talks about Lipton Tea, one of the sponsors.
--Ed Sullivan talks with Fenniman, who introduces a Lipton commercial.
--Commercial (on tape): Lipton Tea ad taped at hotel swimming pool. George Fenniman encourages a woman to switch from coffee to tea.
--The Beatles - "She Loves You," "This Boy" & "All My Lovin'"
--Audience bows: Sunny Liston (heavy weight champion of the world) and Joe Louis (boxing champion)
--Commercial for Lipton Instant Tea
--Marty Allen & Steve Rossi (comedy team) - Boxing Sketch with Steve Rossi interviewing "Rocky" Allen (Marty Allen).
--Steve Rossi sings "Strike Up the Band" while Marty Allen wears a Beatle wig.
--Mitzi Gaynor - "Too Darn Hot" (with 4 male dancers who also sing backup)
--Commercial: Anacin Pain Reliever
--Mitzi Gaynor - "The More I See You"
--Mitzi Gaynor (with dancers) - blues medley: "Birth of the Blues," "St. James Infirmary," "When the Saints Go Marching In," "Shadrach, Mescach, Obendigo," "Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho" & "When the Saints Go Marchin In" (reprise). [Note: "Shadrach, Mescach, Obendigo" is missing from the DVD release.]
--Commercial: Kent Cigarettes (not on DVD, replaced by an ad for Pillsbury Instant Blending Flour)
--Taped segment with Ed at Hialeah Race Track. A Seminole Indian family is standing behind Ed, who introduces the Nerveless Nocks.
--Nerveless Nocks (four male sway pole acrobats) - group performs outside (on tape at Hialeah Race Track)
--Myron Cohen (stand-up comedian) - re: elderly immigrant women in Miami end up at race track; Kruchev promises more consumer goods to Russian people; joke about Priest, Minister & Rabbi playing cards; and a CIA agent in Yugoslavia.
--Commercials: Pillsbury cake decorator; Pillsbury Hungry Jack pancake mix
--The Beatles - "I Saw Her Standing There," "From Me to You" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand."
--Ed Sullivan talks with the Beatles
--Commercial for Lipton Iced tea (on DVD, from original broadcast?)
--The Volantes (comedic unicycle balancing act) - not on DVD
--Commercial: Kent Cigarettes (not on DVD)
--Ed Sullivan closing comments (who's on next week's show)
--Closing titles (superimposed over Miami footage of birds and palm trees)

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