The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 13 Episode 32

May 21, 1961: From the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas - Jerry Lewis, Phil Harris, The Jubilee Four, Mac Ronay

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 21, 1961 on CBS

Episode Recap

--Opening credits with footage of the Stardust Hotel's exterior sign and lobby.
--Audience bow: Jack Benny
--Commercial: Luster Cream Shampoo (with actress Shirley Jones).
--Sandy Stewart sings "Some of These Days."
--Rudy Cardenas (juggler from Mexico)
--Michelle & Michael (arial artists) - from a helicopter, the duo perform a high wire act over a huge pool outside the Desert Inn.
--Commercial: Fab Detergent ad with Sandy Becker.
--Tyrolean Slap Dancers (Austrian dancers) - 8 men dressed in lederhosen slap their legs and feet, then slap each other. Segment opens with 8 female dancers, possibly the Don Arden Dancers.
--Mac Ronay (French mime-magician) - does tricks with various props (including a rope, a lit candle, etc.)
--Lilly Yokoi (Japanese-American cyclist) - woman does a balancing act on a bike.
--Commercial: Colgate Toothpaste to "Fight Tooth Decay."
--Phil Harris sings "Preacher and the Bear" and "Old Master Painter" (2nd song with backing vocals by The Jubilee Four).
--Phil Harris and The Jubilee Four (gospel quartet) sing "Old Time Religion."
--Commercials: (1) Ajax Bleaching Cleanser ad with Bess Meyerson "solving a household problem." (2) Palmolive Facial Soap in Pink or Pastel Green.
--Audience bows: The Crosby Brothers (Phillip, Lindsay and Dennis).
--Jerry Lewis (begins as an audience bow). Lewis, pretending to be upset by the brief introduction, argues with Ed and storms the stage. Jerry performs a "magic trick" using one of Ed's handkerchiefs. Jerry then does a stand-up monologue about different types of entertainers: folk singers, rock 'n' roll music, and his son Gary Lewis (of Gary Lewis and the Playboys). Jerry closes the routine by singing a medley of Al Jolson's "Mammy," "Swanee" and "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody."
--Commercial: Kodak movie cameras and projectors ("All of America is Cameraland.")
--Lilly Yokoi (cyclist) - returns to close the program with a few more bicycle stunts.
--Closing credits & promo for the "Twilight Zone" TV series.

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