The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 21 Episode 16

February 2, 1969: Vanilla Fudge, The Temptations, James Earl Jones

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 02, 1969 on CBS
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February 2, 1969: Vanilla Fudge, The Temptations, James Earl Jones
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Music:
--Vanilla Fudge - "Shotgun."
--The Temptations - "The Best Things in Life Are Free," "Runaway Child" and a medley ("Cloud Nine" & "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me").
--Sergio Franci - medley: "Hava Nagila" and "If I Were A Rich Man" (in English & Italian).
Comedy:
--Stiller & Meara (comedy team)
Also appearing:
--James Earl Jones (actor) & cast do a scene from "The Great White Hope."
--Jacques d'Amboise & Allegra Kent (from the New York City ballet) - "Meditation" pas de deux from "Thais."
--Audience bows: Tina Louise, Carol Lawrence, and Roslyn Kind (Barbra Streisand's Sister).
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  • Had this episode on Audio Tape from 1969!

    6.5
    I had this episode on audio tape many years ago (now lost). My father loved Sergio Franchi and although they did release some DVD's of Sergio's singing on the Ed Sullivan Show, this segment was, unfortunately, left out, probably because the songs were taken from "Fiddler on the I would love to see this again, if not for nostalgia sake, but to just see the performances once again. I do believe Sergio opened the show too with Ed announcing after Sergio's performance that the Vanilla Fudge and Temptations would follow "after thismoreless
Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

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Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones

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Vanilla Fudge

Vanilla Fudge

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The Temptations

The Temptations

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Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller

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Anne Meara

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