The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 8 Episode 20

February 5, 1956: Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Orson Welles, The Ames Brothers

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 05, 1956 on CBS
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February 5, 1956: Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Orson Welles, The Ames Brothers
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Segments with Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and the Four Ames Brothers:
--Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz - with scene from their new movie "Forever Darling"
--Ames Brothers join Desi Arnaz and Ed on stage, Lucy is disguised as 5th Ames brother.
--Desi Arnaz & the Ames Brothers - "Forever Darling"
--The Ames Brothers sing "I'm Gonna Love You" then do vocal impressions: "Whole World Shines" (Laine), "Everything I Have Is Yours" (Epstein), "Too Young" (Cole), "Some Enchanted Evening" & "If I Didn't Care" (Ink Spots)
--Lucille Ball still dressed as the 5th Ames Brother comes out for a bow, she talks to Ed who presents her with a trophy.

Rodgers and Hammerstein / "Pipe Dream" segment
--Ed interviews composers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. They talk about illustrations of character portrayal through the medium of music. As an example, they use songs from the Broadway musical "Pipe Dream": (1) Judy Tyler - "Everybody's Got A Home But Me" (2) William Johnson - "The Man I Used To Be" (3) Pipe Dream" cast - "Lopsided Bus" (4) William Johnson & Judy Tyler - "All At Once You Love Her"

Other guests:
--Orson Wells & cast do scene from "King Lear"
--Rickie Layne (ventriloquist with his dummy Velvel) - Ed appears on stage during act.

Audience bows: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein (bow prior to interview); Eddie Dowling; Irene Hayes

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