The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 23 Episode 25

March 28, 1971: Final Sullivan Show - Melanie, David Frye, Joey Adams

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 28, 1971 on CBS

Episode Recap

--Opening of show, with montage of clips from past shows.

--Danny Davis & the Nashville Brass (3 singers with a 9 piece band) - perform "I Saw the Light."

--Commercials: (1) Coffeemate Creamer (2) Friskies Cat Food

--Danny Davis & the Nashville Brass - "I Can't Stop Loving You" and "Down Yonder."

--David Frye (impressionist) - routine includes impressions of Nixon (at press conference), Hubert Humphrey, Kirk Douglas, George C. Scott (as Patton) and the Reverend Billy Graham.

--Commercials: (1) Dairy Queen (2) Keds Grasshoppers (shoes)

--Melanie (folk singer) - "Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma," "Alexander Beetle" and "Ruby Tuesday."

--Lennie Schultz (comedian) - does a routine about 'The Chicken Heavyweight Championship" (with Ed playing a bird).

--Commercials: (1) Alka Seltzer (2) movie: "Flight of the Doves"

--Tony Sandler & Ralph Young (singers) - medleys about rain and applause, songs include "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" (mostly in French), "Applause," "Singing in the Rain," "Over the Rainbow," "Harvest Moon" (audience sing along), and "Bill Bailey"/"Around the World in 80 Days."

--Commercials: (1) Geritol (2) Sominex

--Vic Perry (sleight-of-hand artist) - 'Pick Pocket' routine (with two volunteers from audience).

--Joanna Simon (mezzo-soprano) - "My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice" (aria from "Samson & Delila")

--Commercials: (1) Firestone (2) Allerest

--Joey Adams (comedian) - routine includes Ed telling some of Joey's jokes.

--Norman Wisdom and Tony Fane (correct last name?) - pantomime sketch with two men trying to wallpaper a room.

--Commercial: Bayer Aspirin

--Ed announces next week's guests. Closing credits with Melanie singing "Ruby Tuesday" (performance from earlier in show).