The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 22 Episode 4

October 19, 1969: Smith, Cyd Charisse, Joan Rivers, The New York Mets

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 19, 1969 on CBS
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October 19, 1969: Smith, Cyd Charisse, Joan Rivers, The New York Mets
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Music:
--Smith (rock band, with lead singer Gayle McCormick) - "Baby It's You."
--Lana Cantrell (Australian singer) - "Yesterday When I Was Young" and "A Time for Us."
--The Don Ellis Band performs "Concerto for Trumpet."
Dance:
--Cyd Charisse - dances to an instrumental version of "MacArthur Park."
Comedy:
--Joan Rivers (comedian) - does a stand-up routine, then appears in a bank robber sketch with Anthony Holland.
--Bill Dana (comedian, in character as Jose Jimenez) - talks about being Casey Stengel's speech teacher.
--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - sings "The Way You Look Tonight" with chicken puppets.
Sports:
--The New York Mets (including Tug McGraw, Nolan Ryan, and Tom Seaver) sing "You Gotta Have Heart." Ed congratulates the Mets on winning the World Series. Mets pitcher Jack DiLauro does an Ed Sullivan imitation.
Also appearing:
--Tanya the Elephant (trained animal act)
--Audience bows: Phyllis Newman (actress), Mrs. Mary Lanza (mother of the late singer Mario Lanza), and writer Paddy Chayefsky.
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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)

Cyd Charisse

Cyd Charisse

Herself

Guest Star

Don Ellis

Don Ellis

Himself

Guest Star

Anthony Holland

Anthony Holland

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Guest Star

Lana Cantrell

Lana Cantrell

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Recurring Role

Topo Gigio

Topo Gigio

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Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers

Herself

Recurring Role

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