The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 20 Episode 35

May 12, 1968: Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Richard Pryor, Rodney Dangerfield

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 12, 1968 on CBS
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May 12, 1968: Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Richard Pryor, Rodney Dangerfield
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Music:
--Gary Puckett and the Union Gap - "Lady Willpower" & "Young Girl."
--Diahann Carroll sings "At The Crossroads" & "Elusive Butterfly."
--Shani Wallis - "Alfie" & "High."
--The Young Americans - "Happiness" & a medley ("A Spoonful of Sugar," "Back In the Old Routine Minute Waltz," "Green Sleeves" and "Raindrops")
Comedy:
--Richard Pryor (stand-up routine) - imitates his mother and grandmother, talks about getting revenge on the neighborhood bully.
--Rodney Dangerfield (stand-up, doing his "No Respect" routine)
--David Frye - does impressions of William F. Buckley, Presidents Nixon, Johnson, and Robert F. Kennedy.
--Jay Marshall (ventriloquist)
Audience bows:
--Leonard Sillman, Imogene Coca, and Capt. Robert F. Foley.
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  • Gary Puckett's arm squeeze by Mr. Sullivan!

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    I loved "Lady Willpower" and "Young Girl" that Gary Puckett and the Union Gap sang!!! Gary has an amazing voice, and still does!!!! Ed Sullivan was a lucky man to have Gary and the Union Gap on his show!!!
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)

Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

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Shani Wallis

Shani Wallis

Herself

Guest Star

Jay Marshall

Jay Marshall

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Guest Star

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor

Himself

Recurring Role

Rodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield

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Recurring Role

Diahann Carroll

Diahann Carroll

Herself

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