The Ed Sullivan Show - Season 18

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Episode Guide

  • June 26, 1966: Jerry Vale, Stiller & Meara, Nancy Walker, Charles Nelson Reilly
    Music:
    --Jerry Vale (singer) - "The Song Is You" & "It's Magic" medley.
    --Birgit Nilsson (Metropolitan Opera soprano) - "Pace, Pace, Mio Dia" (from Verdi's "La Forze del Destino")
    --The Swinging Lads (two singers and four musicians) - perform "Sermonette."
    Comedy:
    --Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara (comedy team) - reporter interviews a man who spent 24 years inside a whale.
    --Nancy Walker, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Julia Meade - do a delicatessen sketch.
    --London Lee (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --The Arirang Ballet (Korean dance and instrumental group)
    --Joyce Cuoco (12-year-old ballerina) - performs a solo dance
    --The Yong Brothers (balancing act)
    --The Berosini Chimps (animal act)
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  • June 12, 1966: The Dave Clark Five, Wayne Newton, Joey Adams, Jackie Vernon
    Music:
    --The Dave Clark Five - "Look Before You Leap" & "Please Tell Me Why."
    --Wayne Newton - "The Good Old Days," "My Country Tis of Thee" and "Somebody to Love."
    --Peter Gennaro does a tap dance routine with 6 female dancers.
    --University of North Carolina Men's Glee Club - sing (a capella) "Hey Look Me Over" and "Dixie."
    --Solvi Wang sings "Getting to Know You" (in English and Norwegian).
    Comedy:
    --Joey Adams (comedian) - stand-up routine
    --Jackie Vernon (comedian)
    --Jackie Kahane (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --Elwyn Ambrose (writer) - does a routine with a cat puppet that recites poetry.
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  • June 5, 1966: The Beatles (on tape), Richard Pryor, Jack Benny, Robert Goulet, Charlotte Rae

    Music:
    --On tape: The Beatles perform "Rain" & "Paperback Writer" (segment begins with intro by the Beatles).
    --Robert Goulet sings "Mame" and "Daydreamer."
    --Bobbe Norris and Robert Goulet sing "Two Sleepy People."
    --Bobbe Norris (jazz vocalist) - "Silently."
    --Vincent Lopez & orchestra (Big Band music) - includes piano duet (song possibly "Nola").
    Comedy:
    --Richard Pryor (comedian) - routine about slavery throughout history.
    --Jack Benny (comedian)
    --Totie Fields (comedian) - jokes about her weight.
    --Charlotte Rae (comedian) - spoofs opera singers.
    --Pepper Davis and Tony Reese (comedy duo) - tap dance on roller skates.
    Also appearing:
    --Audience bows: Joseph Cheng & Mr. Cheng (scholarship winner with his father)
    --Audience bows: Ken Rosewall (tennis champion) & Richard Taylor (horse trainer)
    On film:
    U.S. Navy flyers "The Blue Angels" are shown performing air stunts.

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  • May 29, 1966: Bobby Vinton, The Thomas Group, Jane Morgan, Sophia Loren (interview)
    Music:
    --Bobby Vinton - "Blue Clarinet" and an international medley.
    --The Thomas Group - "Autumn" (instrumental rock band featuring Tony Thomas, Danny Thomas' son).
    --Jane Morgan sings a "Fiddler on the Roof" medley ("Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "Sunrise Sunset" and "To Life").
    --Shani Wallis sings "Let Me Love You."
    Comedy:
    --Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - tailor shop sketch.
    --Jack Colvin and Yvonne Wilder (comedy team)
    Interview:
    --Ed interviews Sophia Loren (on film?). She talks about working with director Charles Chaplin on the film "Countess from Hong Kong."
    Also appearing:
    --Edward Villella & Patricia McBride (dancers from the New York City Ballet Company).
    --Diane Shelton (baton twirler)
    --The Indian Dance Festival of Santa Fe, New Mexico - perform three Indian Ceremonial dances.
    --Audience bows: Robert La Follette Bennett (head of Indian dance tour), Father William Trivert, and Jimmy Jones (horse trainer).
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  • May 22, 1966: Nancy Sinatra, Joan Rivers, Maria Cole, Robert Merrill, Mrs. Miller
    Music:
    --Nancy Sinatra - "Last of the Secret Agents" & "Let It Be Me."
    --Maria Cole (Nat "King" Cole's widow) - sings "Blue Prelude."
    --Robert Merrill (Metropolitan opera baritone) sings "Figaro."
    --West Point Glee Club - sing a medley Of WWI songs.
    --Mrs. Miller (housewife Elva Miller) - sings (off-key) "These Boots are Made for Walking," "How Gentle Is Rain," "Hard Day's Night" & "Downtown."
    Comedy:
    --Joan Rivers - stand-up topics include her jealousy towards beautiful girls
    --Stiller & Meara - routine about a Jewish boy & Irish Catholic girl who want to get married.
    --Allan & Rossi - discuss how to phone women for dates, with Ed playing straight man.
    Filmed segments:
    --On film: March of Dimes' "Man of the Year" dinner honoring Ed Sullivan. Johnny Carson, Soupy Sales, Henny Youngman, Myron Cohen, Joey Adams, Alan & Rossi, Alan King, Buddy Hackett all roast Ed.
    --On film: The movie premiere of "Last of the Secret Agents" starring Allen & Rossi. Celebrities arriving at premiere include Natalie Wood, Nancy Sinatra & her mother, Allen & Rossi, James Farley, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Jacqueline Suzanne, Jackie Leonard, and Jack Carter.
    Audience bows: Earl Wilson; General Brigadier Richard P. Scott; and Mrs. William Westmoreland.
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  • May 15, 1966: Willie Mays, Alan King, Kate Smith, George Kirby, The Bachelors
    Music:
    --Kate Smith sings "When the Moon Comes over the Mountain," "Seems Like Old Times" and "You Are."
    --The Bachelors (Irish musical group) perform "Love Me with All Your Heart" and "You'll Never Walk Alone."
    --D'Aldo Romano sings "Marta."
    Dance:
    --Rosario Galan Ballet (Spanish dance troupe led by Galan) - ballet dance sequence.
    --Peter Gennaro (choreographer) dances to "What the World Needs Now" (with female dancers).
    Comedy:
    --Alan King - stand-up topics include marriage and his pet dog.
    --George Kirby - does impersonations of various celebrities and sings "This Is Me."
    Also appearing:
    --Willie Mays (of the San Francisco Giants) - talks with Ed about baseball.
    --Karmella (acrobat) - performs a tightrope act.
    --The Fort Myer Drill Team - performs a drill routine.
    --Audience bow: Stanley Dancer (jockey)
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  • May 8, 1966: Henny Youngman, The McGuire Sisters, Harry James, Gordon and Sheila MacRae

    Music:
    --Harry James Orchestra - "Sunday Morning."
    --The McGuire Sisters with Harry James' orchestra - "Cherry," "You Made Me Love You" and "One O'Clock Jump."
    --The McGuire Sisters - "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" (from "Fiddler on the Roof") and "I Want to Get Married."
    --Gordon and Sheila MacRae - perform a medley of Anthony Newley songs.
    --The Serendipity Singers - "Monday Monday," "The Shadow Of Your Smile," "What Now My Love?"
    Comedy:
    --Henny Youngman (stand-up routine) - tells jokes about his wife, celebrity marriages, etc.
    --John Byner (comedian) - routine with celebrity impressions.
    --Jean Carroll (comedian)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - sings "Mammy" to his mother in Italy.
    Note:
    A new segment, The Black Sheep ("Slow Down"), was added to the August 21, 1966 repeat of this episode.

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  • May 1, 1966: James Brown, The Supremes, Nancy Ames, London Lee, ASCAP Salute

    Music:
    --The Supremes - "Love is Like an Itching In My Heart" & "More."
    --James Brown - medley of hits: "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag," "I Got You (I Feel Good)," "Ain't That A Groove?" "It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World" and "Please, Please, Please."
    --Nancy Ames (singer) - medley of Latin tunes (in Spanish & English) including "Shadow of Your Smile" & "Besame Mucho."
    Comedy:
    --London Lee (stand-up) - talks about a muscle man stealing his date, and his lack of childhood friends.
    --Billy Baxter (British comedian) - routine with Ed.
    Also appearing:
    --Robert Joffrey Ballet Troupe (14 dancers) - "Viva Vivaldi" dance.
    --Les Mortales (acrobats from Poland) - do pyramids and tumbling.
    --Mark Reed Jr. (gun tricks) - fast draw and quick shooting.
    ASCAP Salute (five composers, each at his own piano, perform excerpts of their songs):
    --Burton Lane - songs include "How About You" & "What Did I Have That I Don't Have"
    --Jimmy McHugh - "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" excerpt
    --Ray Henderson - "Button Up Your Overcoat" & "The Best Things In Life Are Free" excerpts.
    --Arthur Schwartz - "Something To Remember You By & Dancing In The Dark" excerpts.
    --Harold Arlen - "Stormy Weather" & "Over The Rainbow" excerpts.

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  • April 24, 1966: Dave Clark Five, Allan Sherman, Roberta Peters, Shelley Berman
    Music:
    --Dave Clark Five - "Catch Us If You Can."
    --On tape: Dave Clark - "Try Too Hard."
    --Roberta Peters - "Una Voce Poca Fa."
    --Roberta Peters & Allan Sherman - "Here's To The Crab-Grass."
    --Steve Sanders (Gospel singer, accompanied by his piano playing father) - medley.
    --Kessler Twins - "Two By Two."
    Comedy:
    --Alan Sherman (comedian) - sings "Second Hand Rose," "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda," & "Mononucleosis."
    --Shelley Berman (comedian)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet)
    Also appearing:
    --Jose Greco (Flamenco dancer, with other dancers)
    --Brascia & Tybee (modern ballet pas de deux)
    --John Moehring (magician)
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  • April 17, 1966: The Animals, Petula Clark, Jimmy Durante, Myron Cohen
    Music:
    --The Animals - "Shake" & "Don't Bring Me Down."
    --Petula Clark - "A Sign of the Times" & "Just Say Good Bye."
    --Jimmy Durante & Sonny King - "We're Going Home" (and "Don't Talk").
    --Jimmy Durante (playing piano) - "The Piano Player (Always Gets the Girls)," "When The Saints Go Marching In" (with Sonny King) & "Inka-Dinka-Doo."
    --Jimmy Durante - "One of Those Songs."
    --Dorothy Kirsten & Franco Corelli - duet from Act One of Puccini's "La Boheme."
    Comedy:
    --Myron Cohen (stand-up comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --Lawrence and Carroll (dance team)
    --Gitta Morelly (contortionist)
    --Jose Cole (balancer) - balances himself on two bottle necks joined on top of each other. Then he balances himself on a cane with one arm twirling 5 rings.
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  • April 10, 1966: The Count Basie Orchestra, Richard Pryor, Diahann Carroll, Eddie Albert
    Music:
    --The Count Basie Orchestra performs "007-The Incredible World of James Bond."
    --Diahann Carroll - "Yesterday" and "What the World Needs Now Is Love."
    --The King Family sing a medley ("Where the Action Is," "Santa Catalina," "I Know A Place," "Where the Boys Are," "Easter Parade," "How Great You Art" and "The Way You Look Tonight").
    Comedy:
    --Richard Pryor (comedian) - routine about Japanese movies.
    --Alan King (comedian) - talks about breaking his leg & lawyers.
    Also appearing:
    --Eddie Albert (actor) - (scheduled to) read "The Creation" by James Weldon.
    --Arden's (or Anden's) Poodles (trained animal act)
    --On tape: scenes from the Kronos Circus including the Sembaks Elephants.
    --Audience bows: Stanley Dancer (jockey), Armen Abbatrillo (jockey), Paul Gallico (sports writer).
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  • April 3, 1966: Stiller and Meara, The Peanuts, Eydie Gorme, Robert Horton
    Music:
    --Eydie Gorme sings "How About Me" (Irving Berlin song) and "What Did I Have?"
    --The Peanuts (singers Emi and Yumi Ito) - "Lover Come Back to Me."
    --Robert Horton (actor) sings a medley of 'songs about girls.'
    --Dick Contino (accordian player) - plays a Spanish medley.
    --Archdiocesan Chorus of New York (boys and girls choir) sing "Soon I Will be Done."
    Comedy:
    --Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara (comedy team) - Computer Dating sketch.
    --Arthur Haynes (British comedian) - Psychiatrist sketch
    --Sandy Baron (comedian) - 'Senior Awards Banquet' routine.
    Circus Acts (on tape):
    --Ruperts Bears - bear does balancing act, bear drives a car & rides a bicycle.
    --Kroplin's Chimps (trained chimps)
    --Cossacks (performing circus horse)
    --Adolf Althoff (animal act with tiger riding atop horse)
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  • March 27, 1966: Debbie Reynolds, Kirk Douglas, Cilla Black, Ed Ames, Totie Fields
    Music:
    --Debbie Reynolds sings "It's a Miracle" (from her movie "The Singing Nun").
    --Cilla Black sings "Love's Just A Broken Heart."
    --Ed Ames - "They Call the Wind Mariah."
    --Woody Herman (bandleader-clarinetist) plays "Northwest Passage."
    Comedy:
    --Totie Fields (comedian) - stand-up routine about skiing, sings "Put On A Happy Face."
    --Dick Capri (comedian) - stand-up routine about tough guys & street fighting.
    --Arthur Haynes (comedian) - plays a waiter in a comedy routine.
    Also appearing:
    --Kirk Douglas introduces scenes and outtakes from the film "Cast A Giant Shadow."
    --Kirk Douglas' wife makes a cameo appearance.
    --Audience bows: Count Basie (band leader), Allen & Rossi (comedy team).
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  • March 20, 1966: The Young Rascals, Brenda Lee, Walter Cronkite, Abbe Lane

    Music:
    --The Young Rascals - "Good Lovin'."
    --Brenda Lee - "Time and Time Again"
    --Abbe Lane (singer) - medley of songs from Brazil
    --Peter Gennaro (choreographer) - dances to "King Of The Road."
    --The cast from "Wait A Minim" (South African dancers).

    Comedy:
    --Senor Wences (ventriloquist)
    --Jean Carrol (stand-up comedian)
    --Des O'Connor (stand up comedian)
    --Des O'Connor & Jack Douglas (British comedians)

    Also appearing:
    --Walter Cronkite (CBS newsman)
    --The Magid Triplets (tap dancers)
    --The Olympiades (acrobats painted gold)
    --Audience bow (cameo): Mayor Barr

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  • March 13, 1966: St. Patrick's Day Salute

    Verified guests:
    --Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem (Irish folk singers) perform "The Nightingale" and "Johnson's Motor Car."
    --Jackie Vernon (comedian) - comedy monologue
    --The McNiff Dancers

    Scheduled guests:
    --Pearl Bailey (singer)
    --Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - routine about first class and economy class passengers on Snobbish Airlines.
    --Johnny Hart (magician)
    --The Emerald Society Police Pipe Band (of the New York City Police Department)
    --Nadia Nerina (ballet dancer)
    --Three Kims (Swedish acrobats/comedy tumblers)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - becomes "Topo O'Gigio" for St. Patrick's Day.

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  • March 6, 1966: Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello, Tom Jones, Ray Milland
    Music:
    --Tom Jones - "More"
    --Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello - medley ("This Land Is Your Land," "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," "I'll Take Manhattan," "Big D," "Meet Me In St. Louis" and "Chicago")
    --Annette Funicello - "Nowhere To Go But Up" (with dancers)
    --Frankie Avalon - medley ("After You're Gone," "You're Nobody Until Somebody Loves You" & "Baby Won't You Please Come On Home")
    --Mireille Mathieu (French singer) - "Hymn to Love"
    --Los Vegas 5 (singing-instrumental group) - "Guadalajara" & "Granada"
    --Arthur Haynes - sings "Soldier's Dream"
    Broadway:
    --Ray Milland, Melville Cooper, Geoffrey Lumsden, Anthony Kemble Cooper (actors doing scenes from the Broadway play "Hostile Witness")
    Comedy:
    --John Byner (comedian) - does impressions of Ed Sullivan, imitates foreign dubbing of American actors' voices, then does a routine about one member of an acrobatic team having to work alone.
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - talks about visiting his family in Italy. his visit to Italy and visiting with his family.
    Also appearing:
    --Elizabeth & Collins (knife throwing act)
    CBS repeated this show on July 3, 1966.
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  • Richard Pryor / Nancy Sinatra / Petula Clark / Gary Lewis & the Playboys
    Guests:
    --Nancy Sinatra - "These Boots are Made for Walkin'"
    --Gary Lewis and the Playboys - "She's Just My Style" & "Sure Gonna Miss Her"
    --Petula Clark - "A Sign of the Times," "My Love" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
    --Richard Pryor (comedian) - talks about a school bully, Leroy
    --Alan King (comedian) - routine about when he got married
    --Blossom Seely - "San Francisco" & "My Kind Of Town"
    --Blossom Seely - "Shine On, Harvest Moon"
    --The Tokyo Happy Coats (5-member female band, vocal-instrumental group) - "Bye Bye, Blues" & "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?"
    --The Trio Rennos (aerialists)
    --The Berosini Chimps
    --Audience Bows: NY Knickerbocker coach Dick Maguire and Marquette University coach Al Maguire (brothers)
    Other guest (scheduled to appear):
    --Jerry Valemoreless
  • February 20, 1966: The Supremes, Dave Clark Five, Richard Kiley
    Music:
    --Dave Clark Five - "Over and Over" & "At the Scene"
    --The Supremes - "My World is Empty Without You" & "Somewhere"
    Broadway:
    --Joan Diener - "What Do You Want of Me?" (from "Man of La Mancha)
    --Richard Kiley - "Impossible Dream" (from "Man of La Mancha)
    Comedy:
    --Allan Sherman (comedian-satirist)
    --Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara (comedy team)
    --Menasha Skulnik (actor-comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --Ken Venturi (golf pro)
    --Ugo Garrido (juggler)
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  • February 13, 1966: The Rolling Stones, Ethel Merman, Hal Holbrook, Wayne Newton

    Music:
    --The Rolling Stones - "Satisfaction," "As Tears Go By," & "19th Nervous Breakdown."
    --Wayne Newton - "April Showers."
    --Ethel Merman sings a medley of 'Annie Get Your Gun' songs ("There's No Business Like Show Business," "I Got the Sun in the Mornin' (and the Moon at Night)," "Anything You Can Do," and "They Say It's Wonderful").

    Comedy:
    --Sandy Baron - routine about dating.
    --Eddie Schaeffer - talks about his child.

    Also appearing:
    --Hal Holbrook (actor playing Abraham Lincoln) - recites Lincoln's second inaugural (anti-slave) speech.
    --Romanian Folk Ballet
    --Audience bow: Allen & Rossi (comedy team)

    CBS repeated this show on July 10, 1966.

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  • February 6, 1966: The Animals, Rosemary Clooney, Nancy Walker, Alan King
    Music:
    --The Animals - "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" & "Inside Looking Out."
    --Rosemary Clooney - "Baby, The Ball Is Over" & "All Alone."
    --Gino Tonetti (singer) - "Al Di La."
    Comedy:
    --Deli skit with Nancy Walker, Charles Nelson Reilly and Julia Meade.
    --Alan King - stand-up routine about his insurance company.
    --Pompoff Thedy and family (clowns, also listed as 'Pompoff & Thedy')
    Also appearing:
    --Tony Lema (golf pro) - gives Ed some golf tips
    --Peter Gennaro with 6 women dancers - "I Got Rhythm" production number.
    --Audience bow: Jack Adams (Canada's Mr. Hockey, Detroit Red Wings coach)
    On film:
    --A clip from the movie "Made In Paris" with Ann-Margret and Louis Jordan.
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  • January 30, 1966: The Four Tops, Dinah Shore, José Feliciano, SSgt. Barry Sadler

    Music:
    --The Four Tops - "Nice and Easy."
    --The Four Tops - medley of hits: "The Whole World Sings With You," "It's the Same Old Song," "Something About You" & "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)."
    --SSgt. Barry Sadler - "Ballad of the Green Berets."
    --Jose Feliciano - "Flight of the Bumble Bee."
    --Dinah Shore sings "Chim-Chim-Cheree," "Something Wonderful" & a blues medley (including "Bye Bye Blues").

    Comedy:
    --Dick Capri - in a mask routine, wonders how a mask maker does his job.
    --Jackie Vernon (comedian)
    --Topo Gigio (plays violin)

    Also appearing:
    --Les Faux Follets (wooden clog dance)
    --Markworth & Mayana (precision archery)
    --Audience bow: Jean Drapeau (Montreal Mayor)

    New segment added to July 17, 1966 repeat:
    --Simon and Garfunkel - "I Am A Rock" (edited into 17Jul1966 repeat of above episode).

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  • January 23, 1966: Rick Nelson, Duke Ellington, Maria Cole, Eydie Gorme
    Music:
    --Rick Nelson (singer, with four-man band) - "Your Kind of Lovin'" and "Fire Breathin' Dragon."
    --The Duke Ellington Orchestra - medley of hits.
    --Maria Cole (widow of Nat King Cole) with the Duke Ellington Orchestra - "There'll Never Be Another You" (Note: Maria was a singer with the Duke Ellington Orchestra before marrying Nat King Cole in 1948.)
    --Eydie Gorme - "What Did I Have?"
    --Eydie Gorme and Los Tres Panchos - "I Feel So Spanish."
    Comedy:
    --George Kirby (comedian, does impressions of celebrities)
    --Bob King (comedian)
    --"The Mad Show" - skits from the off-Broadway stage show (cast includes Jo Anne Worley).
    Also appearing:
    --The Hungarian National Ballet (men in military uniforms, women in peasant dresses)
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  • January 16, 1966: Mike Douglas, The Lettermen, Mimi Hines, Phil Ford, Stiller & Meara

    Music:
    --Mike Douglas sings "The Men in My Little Girl's Life."
    --Mimi Hines (Broadway actress, Barbara Streisand's replacement in "Funny Girl") sings "Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat" (production number with Phil Ford and the "Funny Girl" cast) and "Who Are You Now?"
    --The Lettermen perform a medley of Beatles' songs.

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Frank Gorshin (comedian) - does impressions.
    --Barbara McNair (singer)
    --Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara (comedy team)
    --Bob Bramson (hoop juggler)

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  • January 2, 1966: The Four Seasons, Leslie Uggams, Brigitte Bardot (on film)
    Music:
    --Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - "Let's Hang On" and "Don't Think Twice."
    --Leslie Uggams - "What the World Needs Now," "Yesterdays" and "Yesterday."
    --The King Family - "When the Saints Go Marching In," "It's a Grand Night for Singing" and a George M. Cohan medley.
    --Jimmy Roselli - "Give My Regards to Broadway" and "Torna."
    Comedy:
    --Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - portray two inept bank robbers
    --Alan King (stand-up monologue)
    Also appearing:
    --Bel Caron Trio (adagio dancers)
    On film:
    --Brigitte Bardot talks with Ed about her impressions of the U.S. and her film "Viva Maria." Ed shows a film clip of Bardot's first Sullivan appearance from 1958.

    CBS repeated this show on July 31, 1966.
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  • December 26, 1965: The Remains, Stiller & Meara, Jack Carter, Sergio Franchi, Leontyne Price

    Music:
    --The Remains (rock group) - "Let Me Through"
    --Sergio Franchi sings a medley of songs about girls ("Mimi," "Once In Love with Amy," "Maria," "Everything" and "Mimi" reprise).
    --Sergio Franchi sings "The Lord's Prayer."
    --Leontyne Price (Metropolitan Opera soprano) sings "Vissi d'Arte" from "Tosca."
    --Manitas de Plata (Spanish guitarist).

    Comedy:
    --Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara (comedy team) - Reporter 'Walter Flonkite' interviews a stressed-out Mrs. Santa Claus at the North Pole.
    --Jack Carter (comedian) - routine about the Holiday Season, Christmas shopping, and sings "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" imitating various singers.
    --Topo Gigio (Italian Mouse puppet) - Christmas sketch with Ed, Topo rides in Santa's Sleigh past singing stars.

    Also appearing:
    --George Carl (pantomime routine, with female assistant).
    --Komarzuru Tsukushi (top spinner, wearing traditional Japanese costume).
    --Peter Gennero (choreographer) with his dance troupe - skating routine to Christmas music.

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  • December 19, 1965: Stars of the Circus World (from Munich, Germany)
    Stars of the Circus World (from Munich, Germany)
    Performers:
    --Russian Cossacks (stunt trick horseback riding act featuring an 8 year-old girl)
    --Ruppert's Bears (3 bears perform handstands and ride bicycles)
    --Katarina (high wire act)
    --Sembach Elephants (7 elephants form pyramid, line up on hind legs)
    --Kroplins Chimps (trained animal act)
    --Sam And Sammy (man foot juggles his son then spins and flips him with his feet)
    --Rogana (female acrobat)
    --The Schickler Sisters (3 Equestriennes)
    --The Gaonas (four aerialists from Mexico).
    CBS repeated this show on Aug. 28, 1966.
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  • December 12, 1965: The Byrds, Al Hirt, Alan King, Wayne Newton, Barbara McNair

    Music:
    --The Byrds - "Mr. Tambourine Man" & "Turn, Turn, Turn."
    --Wayne Newton - "Swanee" and "Melancholy Baby."
    --Al Hirt (trumpeter) - "Nutty Jingle Bells" and "The Arena" (bullfight number).
    --Barbara McNair - "Just in Time" and "For Once In My Life."

    Comedy:
    --Alan King (stand-up routine)
    --Tony Hendra and Nick Ullett (comedy team) - routine about airline pilots.

    Also appearing:
    --The Bratislova Slovakian Folkloric Company (Czech dance troupe)

    On film:
    --Ed narrates a film about Special Operations soldiers in Vietnam who work with German shephards.

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  • December 5, 1965: Martha and the Vandellas, Tom Jones, Shelley Berman, Robert Goulet and Jane Powell

    Music:
    --Martha and the Vandellas - "Dancing In The Street."
    --Tom Jones sings "Thunderball."
    --Robert Goulet sings "The Moment Of Truth" and an "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever"/"Come Back to Me" medley.
    --Jane Powell sings "Quiet Nights."
    --Robert Goulet and Jane Powell - medley of famous duets from movies including "Alone," "In the Cool Cool of the Evening," "Maybe That Way," "I Remember It Well" (from "Gigi") and "You Belong to Me."
    Comedy:
    --Shelley Berman - in a monologue, plays a confused man who phones his therapist.
    --Bobby Ramsen - talks about current movies and TV programs.
    Comedy:
    --The Idla Girls (Swedish gymnasts)
    --Chong & Mana (plate spinners) - man jumps through flaming hoop; etc.
    --Burger's Animals (trained animal act) - dog performs various stunts.
    --Audience bows: Lauritz Melchoir (singer), Connie Towers (singer), and Tore Tallroth (Swedish Consul General).

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  • November 28, 1965: Petula Clark, Victor Borge, Glenn Yarbrough, Sammy Kaye
    Music:
    --Petula Clark - "My Love" & "Mademoiselle de Paris."
    --Glenn Yarbrough - "Baby, the Rain Must Fall" & "900 Miles."
    --Sally Ann Howes - "All of a Sudden My Heart Sings."
    --Sammy Kaye (with orchestra) - "The Hucklebuck," "Harbor Lights" (vocal trio with steel guitar), "Baby Face," "It Isn't Fair" and "Hey Daddy."
    Comedy:
    --Victor Borge (comedy routine)
    --Jackie Vernon (stand-up comedian) - talks about his childhood and odd jobs he's worked.
    Also appearing:
    --All-American Football team including Bob Griese and Bubba Smith.
    --The Little Angels of Korea (dancers)
    --Ed introduces Korean Ambassador
    --Rudi Schweitzer (juggler)
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  • November 21, 1965: Johnny Mathis, Willie Mays, Heidi Brühl, Jack E. Leonard, Peter Nero

    Music:
    --Johnny Mathis sings an "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" medley (including "Come Back to Me," "Melinda" and "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever").
    --Heidi Bruhl (German singer & actress) - sings "Wonderful" and "I Could Have Danced All Night."
    --Peter Nero (pianist appearing with the Ray Bloch Orchestra) - "I've Got Rhythm."
    --Yellenite Trio sings "Havanegila" & 1 other song.
    Dance:
    --Killer Joe Piro and his Discotheque Dancers (troupe includes Goldie Hawn).
    --Ginny Tiu (singer-pianist appearing with her family) - includes children dancing to "This Land Is Your Land."
    Comedy:
    --Jack E. Leonard (stand-up routine)
    --Jean Carroll (comedian)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet)
    Also appearing:
    --Cameo: Alan Jay Lerner (usical theater lyricist)
    --On film:Footage of sports legends Jimmy Brown and Willie Mays.
    --Willie Mays - interviewed onstage by Ed.
    --Audience bows: girl scouts

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  • November 14, 1965: Dave Clark Five, Jerry Vale, Woody Allen, Bert Lahr, The Barry Sisters

    Music:
    --The Dave Clark Five perform "Over And Over" and "Catch Us If You Can."
    --Jerry Vale sings a medley: "Nothing Can Stop Me Now," "Have You Looked into Your Heart" and "If It Isn't In Your Heart."
    --The Barry Sisters (singers-dancers) - "Nature Boy," "King of the Road" and, later in show, "Every Street's a Boulevard."
    --The 1965 Harvest Moon Ball dance contest winners (from various categories).
    --Virginia O'Brien ("deadpan" comedienne) - sings "Ramona."

    Comedy:
    --Woody Allen (comedian) - stand-up comedy monologue.
    --Bert Lahr (comedian) with other performers - do a routine titled "The Policeman."
    --The cast from "You Don't Have to Be Jewish" (Frank Gallop, Lou Jacobi, Betty Walker, Jackie Kannon, and Arlene Golonka) perform excerpts from their comedy album.

    Also appearing:
    --Gali Gali (magician)
    --Audience bows: two Vietnam War women Navy Lieutenants

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  • November 7, 1965: The Righteous Brothers, Peggy Lee, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
    Music:
    --The Righteous Brothers - "Turn On Your Love Light" and "You'll Never Walk Alone."
    --Peggy Lee and the Righteous Brothers - "Yes, Indeed."
    --Peggy Lee - "It's A Grand Night for Singing" and a medley ("Falling In Love" & "How Long Has This Been Going On?")
    --Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - "A Taste of Honey" & "Zorba The Greek."
    --Anna Moffo - "La Balletella."
    Comedy:
    --Alan King - stand-up routine, followed by King introducing his wife and two sons, Bobby and Andy, in audience.
    Also appearing:
    --Les Doubles Faces (pantomime act with umbrellas)
    --Baby Opal (trained elephant act)
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  • October 31, 1965: Barry McGuire, Liza Minnelli, The Harlem Globetrotters, Allan Sherman, London Lee

    Music:
    --Barry McGuire sings "Child of Our Times" (with the Grass Roots).
    --Liza Minnelli sings "Who's Sorry Now?"
    --Harry Secombe and Roy Castle perform "If I Ruled the World" (from their Broadway musical "Pickwick").
    --Budapest Children's Choir sing "Danny Boy."
    --Tong-Il Han (child prodigy pianist) plays "Rachmaninoff Prelude."
    Comedy:
    --Harry Secombe (in addition to the "Pickwick" segment) does a comedy routine where he lip-synchs to an old record.
    --Allan Sherman (comedian) - sings song parodies: "Shine On, Harvey Bloom," "Crazy Downtown" and "Drinking Man's Diet."
    --London Lee (comedian) - does a stand-up routine about school children and teachers.
    Also appearing:
    --The Harlem Globetrotters (8-man basketball team).
    --Peter Gennaro and dance troupe - "When the Saints Go Marching In" production number.
    --On film: Footage of golfer Gary Player lifting weights.
    --Audience bows: Abe Saperstein (founder of the Harlem Globetrotters); Federico Fellini and his wife Giulietta Masina.

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  • October 24, 1965: Marvin Gaye, Herman's Hermits, Richard Pryor, Duke Ellington, Helen Hayes

    From Hollywood (Show 6 of 6)
    Music:
    --Herman's Hermits perform "Just A Little Bit Better" and "Jezebel."
    --Marvin Gaye sings "Take This Heart of Mine" (live singing over pre-recorded music track)
    --Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - "Take the 'A' Train" and a medley ("The Opener," "Do Nothing till You Hear From Me," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "Caravan" and "Satin Doll").
    Comedy:
    --Richard Pryor (stand-up comedy) - imitates the Ali vs. Liston fight and kids in a school play.
    --The Smothers Brothers - routine includes songs "Lonesome Traveler" and "Church Bell Song."
    --Myron Cohen (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --The Manuela Vargas Ballet Troupe (Spanish Flamenco dancers)
    --The Hardy Family (father & his 3 daughters, gymnasts)
    --Audience bows: Samuel W. Yorty (Los Angeles Mayor); Dave Chasen.

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  • October 17, 1965: Sam the Sham, The Animals, Sid Caesar, Pat Boone

    From Hollywood (Show 5 of 6)
    Music:
    --The Animals perform "Work Song."
    --Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - "Ring Dang Doo."
    --The McGuire Sisters - "Sing Something Simple" and "How Come You Do Me Like You Do?"
    --Pat Boone sings "Night and Day," "I Love You So Much It Hurts," and "You'll Never Walk Alone."
    Comedy:
    --Totie Fields - stand-up routine includes the song "There Are Smiles."
    --Sid Caesar and Joyce Jameson do an operetta sketch. Joyce sings "Shadow Waltz."
    --Guy Marks (comedian) - demonstrates different operatic .
    Also appearing:
    --The Gimma Brothers (tumblers, from the Stardust in Las Vegas).
    --The Fiji Military Band (correct name of band?) - marching band from Eastern Australia perform "The Marching Song."
    --Audience bow: Lou Johnson (Dodgers baseball star)

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  • October 10, 1965: The Supremes, Petula Clark, Woody Allen, Kate Smith
    From Hollywood (Show 4 of 6)
    Music:
    --Petula Clark - "Round Every Corner" and "A Foggy Day in London Town."
    --Diana Ross & the Supremes - "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You."
    --Wayne Newton - "Remember When" and a medley ("Alabamy Bound," "Mammy," "Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye," "Shuffle Along" & "Waiting For The Robert E. Lee").
    --Kate Smith - "More" and "The Lord's Prayer."
    Comedy:
    --Woody Allen (stand-up routine)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet)
    Also appearing:
    --The Step Brothers (acrobatic dancers)
    --Lilly Yokoi (Japanese acrobat)
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  • October 3, 1965: Judy Garland, Tom Jones, Peter Sellers (on film), Sophie Tucker, Jackie Vernon

    From Hollywood (Show 3 of 6)
    Music:
    --Judy Garland - "Come Rain or Shine," "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby" & "By Myself."
    --Tom Jones - "With These Hands."
    --Sophie Tucker - "Some Of These Days" and a medley: "When My Baby Smiles At Me," "My Man," "Give My Regards To Broadway," "Louise" and "If You Knew Susie (Like I Know Susie)."
    --The Swingin' Lads (singers who update classic music)
    Comedy:
    --Peter Sellers (in character as a Felliniesque director) is interviewed by Ed. (Ed appears live on stage, while Sellers' segments are on film.)
    --Jackie Vernon (stand-up comedian)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - talks with Ed, and his bear friend Bobo, about the Dodgers.
    Also appearing:
    --Leyte Filipiniana Folk Dance Troupe (20 dancers using parallel bamboo sticks)
    --Audience bow: Walter Alston (Los Angeles Dodgers manager)
    --Audience bows: baseball players Lou Johnson, Don Drysdale, Ron Perranoski, Willie Davis and Jim Lefebvre.

    New segments added to August 7, 1966 repeat:
    --Tony Hendra and Nick Ullett (US-based, English comedy team) - A Mets fan tries to explain baseball to an Englishman. (This sketch was also performed on April 16, 1967.)
    --The Swingles (vocal choir)
    These segments were shown in place of Sophie Tucker's appearance.

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  • September 26, 1965: Sonny and Cher, Leslie Uggams, Gertrude Berg
    From Hollywood (Show 2 of 6)
    Music:
    --Sonny & Cher - medley: "I Got You Babe," "Where Do You Go?" (Cher solo) and "But You're Mine."
    --Leslie Uggams - "Unchained Medley"
    --Turk Murphy & his Band -"(Won't You Come Home) Bill Bailey."
    --U.C. Berkeley Marching Band
    Comedy:
    --Gertrude Berg - "How to be a Jewish Mother" routine.
    --Jack Carter (comedian)
    --Helene and Howard (comedic ballroom-style dancers)
    Also appearing:
    --The Incredible Martys (acrobats)
    --Komazuru Tsukushi (balancer, wearing traditional Japanese clothing) - balances spinning tops on a sword.
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  • September 19, 1965: Series now in COLOR - Red Skelton; Dino, Desi & Billy; Eddie Fisher
    From Hollywood (Show 1 of 6)
    Music:
    --Dino, Desi & Billy - "I'm A Fool" and "Not the Loving Kind."
    --Eddie Fisher - medley: "My Favorite Things," "A Wonderful Day Like Today," "Sunrise Sunset."
    --Polly Bergen - "What The World Needs Now Is Love."
    --Sadler & Young (singers) - medley of French & American songs
    --Sandler & Young with Polly Bergen - "Mr. Boom Boom" & "Dominique."
    Comedy:
    --Red Skelton (stand-up monologue)
    Also appearing:
    --Las Vegas Sahara Dancers
    --Kimris Duo (aerial act performed in CBS parking lot)
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  • September 12, 1965: The Beatles (4th live appearance), Soupy Sales, Cilla Black

    Music:
    --The Beatles (on tape, performance recorded 14-Aug-65) – "I Feel Fine," "I'm Down," "Help!," "Yesterday," "Act Naturally" and "Ticket to Ride."
    --Cilla Black - "Goin' Out of My Head" & "September In The Rain."

    Comedy:
    --Soupy Sales - does a routine about Ed's Summer vacation (narrates silent movie footage as if it's Ed's home movies). Later in show, Sales performs "The Mouse."
    --Marty Allen and Steve Rossi (comedy team) - Allen demonstrates different sports that he's attempted. Steve Rossi sings "Try to Remember" and "We Love You."

    Also appearing:
    --Fantasio (illusionist-magician) - slight-of-hand artist.

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