The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 23 Episode 26

May 30, 1971: Ed Sullivan Show Special Edition (hosted by Jack Jones)

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 30, 1971 on CBS

Episode Recap


Show opens with dancers
--Jack Jones sings "Get Together"
--Commercials: (1) Canada Dry Ginger Ale (2) Pepto Bismol
--"Terry O'Mara" (Anne Meara?) sings "I'm The Greatest Star" (also does sound effects during song)
--Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara (comedy team) - routine includes parody of insurance commercials, pilot admits to being afraid to fly, a woman tells man she's pregnant, and parody of detergent commercial.
--Commercials: (1) Arthritis Pain Formula (2) Frezone Corn remover
--Jack Jones - "If I Could Read Your Mind"
--Your Father's Moustache - "Mountain Dew" and "5-Feet-Two"
--Commercials: (1) Polident (2) Poly-Grip
--Loretta Lynn - "I Wanna Be Free" and "Coal Miner's Daughter"
--Jack Jones and Loretta Lynn - "Move It On Home"
--Commercials: (1) Alka Seltzer (2) One-A-Day Vitamins
--The New Seekers - "Look What They've Done to My Song," "Beautiful People" and "Nickel Man"
--Stiller and Meara comedy routine: "Walter Cronkite" interviews the mother of a student protester.
--Commercials: (1) Fresca soda (2) Wind Drift Aftershave

Medley (with Jack Jones, Charles Rodriguez, Loretta Lynn, Your Father's Moustache, The New Seekers, Stiller and Meara, and the New Seekers)
--Charles Rodriguez sings "La Bomba"
--Loretta Lynn sings "I'm A Nut" (30 second excerpt)
--Your Father's Moustache - instrumental song (with tuba player)
--The New Seekers - "Your Song"
--Stiller and Meara sing "Do You Love Me?" (from the musical "Fiddler on the Roof")
--Loretta Lynn recites "God Bless America"
--Jack Jones sings "What Are You Doing?"
--Charles, Jack Jones, Charles Rodriguez, Stiller & Meara, Loretta Lynn, the New Seekers and Your Father's Moustache sing "Those Were the Days"
--Commercial: BankAmericard
--Jack Jones and guests continue singing "Those Were the Days" (as closing credits roll)

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