The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 23 Episode 19

January 31, 1971: The Temptations, Connie Stevens, Albert Brooks

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 31, 1971 on CBS
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January 31, 1971: The Temptations, Connie Stevens, Albert Brooks
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Music:
--The Temptations sing "Get Ready" and "Just My Imagination."
--The Temptations - medley of hits ("Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "I'll Be There" and "My Sweet Lord").
--Connie Stevens (actress-singer) sings "Tea for Two."
--Doug Kershaw (Cajun fiddler) performs "Play, Fiddle, Play" (and possibly "Colinda").
Comedy:
--Connie Stevens and Peter Gennaro (choreographer-dancer) - spoof Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire in a bit where we hear their thoughts (revealing their contempt for each other) during a strenuous dance routine.
--Albert Brooks - does two comedy bits: "Danny & Dave" about an inept ventriloquism act.
A telephone monologue with Brooks as a small-time stock broker asked to sell all of Howard Hughes' TWA stocks.
--Myron Cohen - talks about marital infidelity.
--Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara (comedy team) - "Walter Cronkite" interviews Mrs. Mulcahy.
Also appearing:
--Audience bows: Carol Channing & Sid Caesar (co-stars of the Broadway comedy "Four on a Garden"), Lillian Roth (singer).
--Audience bows: Captains Riley & Cooken (Army nurses).
--Audience bow: W.T. "Shorty" Smith (1971 U. S. Truck Driver Of The Year).

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Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

Host

Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

Albert Brooks

Albert Brooks

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Guest Star

Doug Kershaw

Doug Kershaw

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Guest Star

Carol Channing

Carol Channing

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Cameo

The Temptations

The Temptations

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Recurring Role

Connie Stevens

Connie Stevens

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Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller

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