The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 11 Episode 17

January 4, 1959: Imogene Coca, Shelley Berman, Trude Adams, Phil Ford & Mimi Hines

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 04, 1959 on CBS

Episode Recap

January 4, 1959 transcript: Start of show, opening credits
Commercial: 1959 Mercury Edsel
--Excess Baggage (trained dog act with Sheepdogs) Commercial: Mercury station wagons
--Pinky and Perky (puppet act from England) - Marionettes: (1) Pig sings "Fever" (2) Cat sings "Chantilly Lace" (with mouse puppets singing back-up)
--Ivry Gitlis (Israeli violinist)
--Audience bows: (1) March of Dimes poster child (2) The Dartmouth Rugby Team
--Sid James (managing editor of Sports Illustrated) presents the 1958 "Sportsman of the Year" award to Rafer Johnson, who set a decathlon record.
--Trude Adams sings "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands"
Commercial: '59 Mercury ad (with Jerry Shaw, conga drummer)
--Trude Adams - performs another song
--Shelley Berman (comedian) - does a stand-up routine about a man talking on the telephone to a small child and then to a relative.
--Phil Ford and Mimi Hines (night club performers) - routine includes Mimi doing a version of "Till There Was You" with special lyrics about Ed Sullivan.
--Ray MacDonald (tap dancer) - dances to "Blue Skies"
Commercial: 1959 Mercury Edsel (ad with John Cameron Swayze)
--Imogene Coca (comedian) - comedy routine with Coca as an opera singer, with four men vying for her attention.
--Dickie Henderson (comedian from England) - does a comedy routine about a singer who has problems with his microphone cord.
Commercial: Kodak cameras (ad with Julia Meade)
--Ed Sullivan announces next week's guests.

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