The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 23 Episode 8

November 8, 1970: Show for G.I.'s at Walter Reed Army Hospital

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 08, 1970 on CBS

Episode Recap

--Opening of show, with dancers

--Commercials: (1) Tegrin Anti-Itch cream for psoriasis (2) Poli-Grip denture adhesive

--Ed narrates footage of wounded GIs at Walter Reed Hospital.

--Dick Ryan (magician, performing outdoors) - coat and rope bit with a GI

--Freda Payne - "Band of Gold" and "Deeper and Deeper"

--Rodney Dangerfield (comedian) - routine includes jokes about his family doctor, banking, blind dates, patients, "No Respect," New York, policemen, and schools.

--Commercial: 1971 GM Javelin and Matador autos (ad with Kevin McCarthy)

--Ron Carey (comedian) - stand-up routine about football includes imitation of player in slow motion.

--The Carpenters - medley of Burt Bacharach songs ("Close to You," "Make It Easy On Yourself," "Always Something There to Remind Me," "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," "Walk on By" & "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?")

--Skiles and Henderson (comedy team) - bit about Clark Kent in the hospital.

--Commercial: Chuck Wagon dog food (with dog chasing chuck wagon)

--Ron Carey (stand-up comedian) - weight lifting routine (taped outdoors)

--Ed Sullivan talks with wounded GI's in hospital

--Hank Williams Jr. - "All For the Love of Sunshine."

--Skiles and Henderson (comedy team) - routine about the Peace Corps

--Commercials: (1) Geritol Iron Supplement tablets (for "young housewives") (2) Sominex Sleeping Tablets

--Rodney Dangerfield (comedian) - tells jokes while playing pool with GI's

--The Four Tops - "Put A Little Love in Your Heart"

--Skiles and Henderson (comedy team) - Cole Porter routine

--Ed Sullivan visits wounded G.I.'s and signs casts.

--Freda Payne sings "Getting to Know You"

--Dick Ryan (magician) - does yellow ball and card tricks for wounded GI's.

--Commercial: 1971 Mercury Comet

--Ron Carey (comedian) - does his characters Sargeant Monk and Brother Tuck

--The Four Tops - "It's All in the Game"

--Dick Ryan (magician) - more card tricks for GIs

--Commercial: Parliament Cigarettes

--Ed's closing comments (tells injured soldiers to "Hurry up and get home")

--Closing credits with footage of the Four Tops singing "Put A Little Love in Your Heart" (performance from earlier in show)