The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 16 Episode 32

May 17, 1964: Paul Anka, Rita Pavone, Totie Fields, Rowan & Martin, The McGuire Sisters

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 17, 1964 on CBS

Episode Recap

--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - is having problems doing his homework, so Ed tutors him.
--Rita Pavone (Italian singer) - "Remember Me" & "Just One More."
--Commercial: Anacin
--The McGuire Sisters - sing a medley of "Bewitched," "Miss You," "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Bill Bailey"
--Dan Rowan and Dick Martin (comedy team) - Rowan as reporter interviewing tourist Martin.
--Commercial: Dove soap
--Totie Fields (comedian) sings "What Is Happiness" and ponders the question in her routine.
--Cameo: Bill Haughton (winning horse jockey)
--Paul Anka sings "Girls of Paris" (production number with dancers).
--Commercial: Pillsbury
--Paul Anka and Rita Pavone - "Ogni Volta" duet.
--The Mansville Marching Band (or Mansfield) - "When The Saints Come Marching In."
--Cameo (audience bow?): Eunice Kennedy Shriver (representing the Kennedy Foundation for Mental Retardation).
Note: Youngsters from the Connecticut Training Center for the mentally retarded were scheduled to appear.
--Commercial: Kent Cigarettes
--Jackie Vernon (comedian) - does a routine about being "depressed, lonely, and unpopular."
--"Big" Tiny Little (pianist, from "The Lawrence Welk Show")
--Ed announces guests on next week's show including the Beatles (on film).
--Commercial: Pillsbury
--Closing credits.