The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 22 Episode 4

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

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 19, 1969 on CBS

Episode Recap

--Opening of show, with announcer voice over

--The Don Ellis Band performs "Concerto for Trumpet."

--Commercial: Mercury automobiles

--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - Topo talks to Ed about Halloween. Topo and chicken puppets sing "The Way You Look Tonight" while eggs hatch. A baby mouse pops out of one egg.

--Cameo/Audience bow: Phyllis Newman (actress)

--Cameo/Audience bow: Mrs. Mary Lanza (mother of the late singer Mario Lanza)

--Lana Cantrell (Australian singer) - "Yesterday When I Was Young" and "A Time for Us" (theme from Romeo & Juliet).

--Commercial: Pepsi Cola (jingle: "You've Got a lot to live, and Pepsi's got a lot to give.")

--On tape: Tanya the Elephant (trained animal act) - elephant's tricks include balancing on beam, playing harmonica, dancing, etc.

--Bill Dana (comedian, playing Jose Jimenez) - Jose claims to be Casey Stengel's speech teacher.

--Commercial: Accent Flavor Enhancer

--Cyd Charisse - dances to an instrumental version of "MacArthur Park"

--Cameo/Audience bow: Paddy Chayefsky (author, playwright and screenwriter)

--The New York Mets (including Tug McGraw, Nolan Ryan, and Tom Seaver) sing "You Gotta Have Heart." Ed congradulates the Mets on winning the world series. Mets pitcher Jack DiLauro does an Ed Sullivan imitation.

--Commercials: (1) Ray-O-Vac Batteries (2) Sealy Mattress

--Joan Rivers (comedian) - stand-up routine topics include Jackie Kennedy Onassis and The Mets.

--Bank Robber sketch with Joan Rivers as the teller and Anthony Holland as the robber.

--Commercial: Florida Orange Juice (with Anita Bryant)

--Smith (rock band with female lead singer) - "Baby It's You."

--Commercials: (1) Sealy Mattress (2) Ray-O-Vac batteries

--Show closing, Ed announces next week's guests, and closing credits.