The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 19 Episode 38

June 11, 1967: The Mamas and the Papas, Richard Pryor, Alan King, Rouvaun

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jun 11, 1967 on CBS

Episode Recap

--Opening of show, Ed's intro
--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - talks about being sick from eating too much candy.
--Topo Trio (Topo Gigio and two other mouse puppets) - sing "Pop," a song in Italian.
--Audience bow: Jennifer Reinke (spelling bee champion)
--Commmercial: Dutch Masters cigars
--Kane Triplets (singers) - "When Your Eyes Meet Mine," "Pow! Pow! Pow!" and "Mutual Admiration Society. They also talk (or sing) about "What It's Like To Be Triplets"
--Richard Pryor (stand-up comedy, re: being in the army, military pep talks, submarine warfare)
--Commercial: Anacin Pain Reliever
--Rouvaun (opera singer) - "Vesti La Giubba" (dressed in clown suit)
--Audience bows: Rod Laver & Ken Rosewald (tennis players); Bill Collins (Australian broadcaster)
--Rouvaun - "On A Clear Day"
--Rob Murray (juggler)
--Commercials: Geritol; Sominex
--The Mamas and the Papas - "Dedicated to the One I Love."
--Mama Cass thanks Ed for putting pop groups on his show.
--The Mamas and the Papas - "Creeque Alley"
--Commercial: Saltine Premium Crackers
--Alan King (stand-up comedian, jokes about the contents of his wife's purse)
--Commercial: Benson & Hedges cigarettes
--Gospel Jazz Singers - medley: "Rockin' Is Our Business," "Gonna Build a Mountain" & "Tennessee Waltz"
--Commercials: Spoon Shredded Wheat cereal; Oreo cookies
--Ed Sullivan closing comments: who's on next week's show & makes a comment about Spencer Tracy who died on June 10th.
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