The Ed Sullivan Show - Season 19

CBS (ended 1971)




Episode Guide

  • September 25, 1966: The Supremes, Ethel Merman, Nipsey Russell

    --The Supremes sing "You Can't Hurry Love" and a medley ("I Hear A Symphony," "Stranger In Paradise," "Wonderful, Wonderful," "Everything's Good About You" and "Without A Song").
    --Ethel Merman sings "I Got The Sun In The Morning" (from "Annie Get Your Gun").
    --Ethel Merman - medley of Irving Berlin songs: "All By Myself" and "All Alone."
    --Steve Rossi (singer-comedian) sings "Dommage."
    --Nipsey Russell (stand-up routine)
    --Frank Fontaine - does a stand-up monologue & sings "Little Man You've Had A Busy Day."
    --The Uncalled for Three (comedy trio, later known as The Pickle Brothers) - spoof "To Tell The Truth" and Tarzan movies.
    --On film: A "Candid Camera" segment with Ed Sullivan. After Ed leaves a dry cleaners, Allen Funt asks customers what they think of Sullivan.
    Also appearing:
    --Audience bow: Allen Funt ("Candid Camera" host).
    --Audience bows: baseball greats Rube Marquard, Lefty O'Doul, Fred Snodgrass, Stan Coveleski, John Tortes "Chief" Meyers, Davy Jones, Harry Hooper, Willie Kamm, Edd Roush, and Bill Wambsganss. (All ten retired baseball players were interviewed for Lawrence Ritter's book "The Glory of Their Times," which was released to bookstores in late September 1966.)

  • September 11, 1966: The Rolling Stones, Louis Armstrong, Red Skelton
    --The Rolling Stones perform "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In the Shadow?" "Paint It Black" & "Lady Jane."
    --Louis Armstrong performs "Cabaret"
    --Robert Goulet sings "Once I Had A Heart" and "The Impossible Dream."
    --Joan Rivers (comedian, making her 2nd Sullivan appearance) - stand-up routine
    --Red Skelton (comedian) - performs a monologue and pantomime routine (in a taped segment running approx. 10 minutes).
    "Holiday on Ice" segments:
    Scenes from the ice show, taped at Madison Square Garden, includes an appearance by skater Ronnie Robertson.
  • January 8, 1967: Ethel Merman, Gordon MacRae, Flip Wilson, Myron Cohen
    --Ethel Merman sings "Some People."
    --Ethel Merman and Gordon MacRae - "You're Just in Love" (a.k.a. "You're Not Sick, You're in Love") duet.
    --Gordon MacRae - Soliloqy from "Carousel."
    --The Serendipity Singers - "If I Were a Carpenter" & a medley of folk songs.
    --The Royal Highlanders (pipe and drum corps).
    --Flip Wilson - stand-up routine.
    --Myron Cohen (comedian) - toll booth routine.
    Also appearing:
    --Jose Greco (dancer, with his flamenco troupe) - dance to "The Horseman."
    --Malmo Girls (gymnasts from Sweeden) - girls juggle in unison.
    --The King Toys (acrobatic act).
    --clown act
  • May 21, 1967: Expo '67 - The Seekers, Petula Clark, Alan King, Birgit Nilsson
    Broadcast from Montreal's Expo '67
    --The Seekers - "Georgy Girl"
    --Petula Clark sings "Don't Sleep in the Subway," "This is My Song" and a medley ("I Know A Place," "Je Me Sens Bien," "My Love" and "Downtown")
    --Birgit Nilsson and the Montreal Symphony - "In Questa Reggia"
    --Ronald Turini (pianist, appearing with the Montreal Symphony)
    --Claude Leveillee - "Le Rendezvous" (actor discovered by Edith Piaf)
    --Peter Gennaro (choreographer) appears with female dancers at various pavilions.
    --Les Feux Follets (square dance & clog dancers)
    --Alan King (stand-up routine)
  • June 18, 1967: 19th Anniversary Show

    Ed Sullivan's 19th Anniversary show.
    --Spanky & Our Gang - "Sunday Will Never Be the Same" & "Coney Island Washboard."
    --Diahann Carroll (singer-actress) - "As Time Goes By" & "Running Wild."
    --The Rubin Mitchell Trio - "My Liza Jane."
    --Robert Merrill (Metropolitan Opera baritone) - "Toreador Song" (from the opera 'Carmen').
    --Norm Crosby (comedy monologue)
    --Jack Carter (stand-up routine)
    Also appearing:
    --Peter Gennaro (dancer) - dance interpretation of "On a Clear Day."
    --Polynesian Festival Dancers
    --Tanya The Elephant (trained animal act)
    --Audience bows: Roberta Peters (singer), Arthur Freed (lyricist & film producer), and Wendy Cox (Miss NY).

  • June 25, 1967: Connie Francis, Flip Wilson, Stiller & Meara, Henny Youngman

    --Connie Francis sings "Born Free," "Winchester Cathedral" and an Italian medley ("Chella Llà," "Scapriciatello/Do You Love Me Like You Kiss Me?" and "Ritorna A Sorriento").
    --Ronnie Dove -"Cry."
    --Los Rebeldes (Mariachi band) with Joaquin Robles Spanish Ballet (Flamenco dancers) - "Ceilito Lindo (Ai Ai)," "Rancho Grande," "La Cucaracha" & "Mexican Hat Dance."

    --Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara (comedy team)
    --Henny Youngman (stand-up comedian with violin)
    --Flip Wilson (stand-up comedian)

    Also appearing:
    --Los Tonitos (high wire act)
    --Augspurg Jungle Wonders (trained animal act with monkey and baboon)

    CBS repeated this show on June 16, 1968.

  • January 29, 1967: Mel Torme, George Carlin, Nipsey Russell, Gail Martin
    --The Woody Herman Orchestra - "Apple Honey"
    --Mel Torme and The Woody Herman Orchestra - "Bring Back Bands" and a medley ("A Taste of Honey," "I Left My Heart In San Fransisco" and "More")
    --Gail Martin (Dean Martin's daughter) - "He Loves Me" & "Rose of Washington Square"
    --Enzo Stuarti sings "Vesti la giubba"
    --Your Father's Mustache (banjo-playing band)
    --The Smothers Brothers (comedy team) - sing "John Henry"
    --George Carlin (comedian)
    --Nipsey Russell (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --The Seven Staneks (acrobats) - balancing act
  • October 30, 1966: James Brown, Nancy Sinatra, Stan Freberg, Rich Little
    --James Brown - medley of hits: "I Got You (I Feel Good)," "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag," "Prisoner of Love," "Please, Please, Please" & "Night Train."
    --Nancy Sinatra - "Strangers in the Night" & Sugar Town."
    --Mrs. Miller - medley: "Downtown," "How Gentle is the Rain," "Second Hand Rose" and "Bill Bailey."
    --Judith Anderson & Donald Davis (actors) - perform a scene from Maxwell Anderson's play "Elizabeth the Queen."
    --Stan Freberg (satirist) comedy routine: A "Father Of The Year" award is presented to the father of the H-Bomb; Stan then sings a folk song about men & women having same hair lengths.
    --Rich Little - does impressions of Walter Brennan, Jack Benny, John Wayne, Art Carney, Jackie Gleason, Jimmy Stewart, Kirk Douglas, others.
    --Arthur Haynes (comedian) - Barbershop sketch (barber is rude to a customer who only wants a shave).
    Also appearing:
    --U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Team - do precision tricks with rifles.
    --Audience bows: Mrs. Frank Sinatra, Bob Whiteman (head of MGM).
  • December 11, 1966: The Mamas & the Papas, Joan Rivers, Morey Amsterdam
    --Mamas & the Papas - "Monday, Monday," "California Dreamin'" and "Words of Love."
    --Harry James and his Orchestra - "Ciribirin" and "A Taste of Honey"
    --Lana Cantrell sings "Let Yourself Go" and "Stay."
    --On tape: Obernkirchen Children's Choir - sing a medley of Christmas songs.
    --Joan Rivers (stand-up routine)
    --Morey Amsterdam (stand-up routine)
    --David Frye (celebrity impressions)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - talks to Ed about Japan.
    --Patricia McBride & Edward Villella (ballet dancers) - pas de deux from "Don Quixote."
    Audience bow: Sgt. Robert O'Malley, USMC (Medal of Honor recipient, Vietnam)
  • January 15, 1967: The Rolling Stones, Petula Clark, Allan Sherman, Alan King

    --The Rolling Stones - "Ruby Tuesday" & "Let's Spend Some Time Together" (censored version of "Let's Spend the Night Together").
    --Petula Clark sings "Elusive Butterfly" & "Colour My World."
    --Sisters '67 (Sisters of St. Benedict, Nuns from Erie, Pennsylvania) - sing a medley of show tunes: "It's A Lovely Day," "Consider Yourself" & "Kumbaya."

    --Allan Sherman (stand-up comedian) - does song parodies.
    --Alan King (stand-up comedian) - routine about family members.
    --The Muppets - Kermit plays the piano and sings "Tea for Two."

    Also appearing:
    --The Michael Bennett Dancers - perform a clog dancing routine.
    --Monroe/The Monroes (balancing act from Madrid, Spain).
    --On film: Footage of a 14-year-old water-skier, Ricky McCormick, doing stunts at Cypress Gardens, Fla.
    --Audience bow: Miriam Colon (Puerto Rican star).

  • June 4, 1967: The Young Rascals, Nancy Ames, Harry James Orchestra
    --The Young Rascals - "A Girl Like You" & "Groovin'"
    --Nancy Ames - "Blow Gabriel Blow" (with Harry James playing trumpet), "So What's New" and "Nice Work If You Can Get It."
    --Harry James Orchestra - "Blues for Sale."
    --Rodney Dangerfield - "No Respect" routine includes jokes about shrinks, his car, brother, and working in tough places.
    --Georgie Kaye - stand-up topics include florists, N.Y. lottery, Expo 67' and income tax forms.
    --Roger Ray (stand-up comedian with xylophone)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - sketch: Topo dreams dreams about Rosie being his wife and her singing to their baby. (Topo only appears at the beginning and end of sketch.)
    Also appearing:
    --Chong & Mana (Chinese circus novelty act using bricks, flowers, knives, fire, etc.)
    --Audience bow: Paul Anka
  • June 11, 1967: The Mamas and the Papas, Richard Pryor, Alan King, Rouvaun
    --The Mamas and the Papas perform "Dedicated to the One I Love" and "Creeque Alley."
    --Gospel Jazz Singers - medley: "Rockin' Is Our Business," "Gonna Build a Mountain" & "Tennessee Waltz."
    --Rouvaun (opera singer) - "Vesti La Giubba" and "On A Clear Day."
    --The Kane Triplets sing "When Your Eyes Meet Mine," "Pow! Pow! Pow!" and "Mutual Admiration Society."
    --Richard Pryor - topics includes being in the army.
    --Alan King - stand-up routine includes the contents of his wife's purse.
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - segment includes Topo singing the song "Pop" with two other mouse puppets.
    Also appearing:
    --Rob Murray (juggler)
    Audience bows:
    Rod Laver & Ken Rosewald (tennis players), Bill Collins (Australian broadcaster), and Jennifer Reinke (spelling bee champion).
  • March 5, 1967: Dionne Warwick, Gwen Verdon, Rodney Dangerfield, Alan King
    --Dionne Warwick - "The Way You Look Tonight"
    --Gwen Verdon - "If My Friends Could See Me Now" (from "Sweet Charity")
    --Robert Horton - "The Impossible Dream"
    --Rodney Dangerfield - topics include girls, driving, NYC, lawyers, and his wife.
    --Alan King - topics include airlines, Miami Beach, doctors, kids
    --Chris Kirby (British ventriloquist, assorted tongue twisters, sings "Old MacDonald")
    --Norman Wisdom (stand-up routine includes playing clarinet, drums, singing)
    Also appearing:
    --Galla Shawn (trapeze artist)
    --Wychwoods (Poodle Act)
    --Audience bows: Sergio Franco and Bob Thomas
  • May 14, 1967: The Turtles, Woody Allen, Leslie Uggams, Stiller & Meara

    --The Turtles - "Happy Together" & "She'd Rather Be with Me."
    --Leslie Uggams sings "Being Good" & " Hallelujah, Baby!" (songs Leslie's play "Hallelujah, Baby!" in which she played Georgina Franklin)
    --Enzo Stuarti performs "Exodus."
    --Aliza Kashi (Israeli singer) -"If I Were A Rich Man" (song from "Fiddler on the Roof," sung in English and Hebrew).
    --Tanya Solnik (young girl singing in Hebrew) - medley of songs.

    --Woody Allen - stand-up routine includes jokes about Ed Sullivan.
    --Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara (comedy team) - do a routine about both mothers coming over for Mother's Day. They sing "Irish-Jewish Marriage."

    Also appearing:
    --The Keigo Imperial Dancers (from Japan).
    --The Varadys (acrobats) - perform stunts on teeterboard.
    --Audience Bows: Navy Vietnam Veterans

  • February 26, 1967: Nancy Sinatra, Henny Youngman, Xavier Cugat & Charo
    --Nancy Sinatra - "My Buddy" & "Sweet Georgia Brown"
    --Xavier Cugat Orchestra - "Tequila"
    --Charo (playing guitar & singing) - "Shalom Aleichem" (backed up by Xavier Cugat's band)
    --Barbara McNair - "I Feel A Song Coming On" & "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" medley
    --The Romeros (four Flamenco guitarists)
    --The Steel Bandits (boys playing steel drums) - "Georgie Girl," "Spanish Flea" & "Colonial Bogey March"
    --Henny Youngman (comedian) - joined onstage by 10 violinists
    --Corbett Monica - stand up comedian
    --George Campo (Vaudeville style routine)
    --Pinky And Perky (frog puppet act)
    --Clair & McMahon (comedy team) - how a marriage can be ruined by commercials.
    Audience bows: Mrs. Marvin Shields (Navy hero's widow) and Kathleen Nolan.
  • April 16, 1967: Tony Bennett, Count Basie, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
    --Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - "Summer Wine."
    --Nancy Sinatra - "Love Eyes."
    --Tony Bennett and the Count Basie Orchestra - "Sunny Side Of The Street," "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," "Don't Get Around Much Any More" & "The Lady's In Love With You."
    --Count Basie Orchestra - "Edward Great Saxophone."
    --Alan Kogosowski (14-year-old Australian pianist) - plays Chopin's Polonaise.
    --Los Indio Tabajaras - South American Indians play guitars.
    --Totie Fields - "I'm Perfect" routine.
    --Hendra & Ullet (comedy team) - A Mets fan tries to explain baseball to an Englishman.
    Also appearing:
    --Peter Gennaro (dancer-choreographer with other dancers) - "Alouette" (with cameo by Totie Fields).
    --The Mercners (acrobats) - girl does mid-air somersaults on pole held by 2 men.
  • October 23, 1966: Peggy Lee, Duke Ellington, Joan Rivers, Norm Crosby, Jim Nabors
    --Peggy Lee sings "Nice and Easy" & "Walking Happy."
    --Duke Ellington & his Band perform "David Danced" while Bunny Briggs tap dances.
    --Jim Nabors sings "Swanee" and "Cuando Calienta Ed Sol."
    --Mirella Freni & Gianni Raimondi (Metropolitan opera singers) - "La Boheme."
    --Kovac and Ravovsky (Gypsy Ballet duo from Hungary) - perform a pas de deux.
    --Joan Rivers (comedy routine) - topics include small town life and flying.
    --Norm Crosby (comedy routine)
    --Upstairs at the Downstairs (4-person comedy troupe with Madeline Kahn) - perform a song about New York City.
    --The Muppets - sketch with monster father & son puppets.
    Also appearing:
    --Tanya the Elephant (trained animal act)
  • January 1, 1967: The New Vaudeville Band, Joan Rivers, Peter Nero
    --The New Vaudeville Band - "Winchester Cathedral," "Whispering" and "Shine."
    --Peter Nero - "Summertime" & "It Ain't Necessarily So"
    --Lana Cantrell - "You'd Better Love Me" & "I Will Wait For You"
    --The Castro Brothers - sing "Tonight" in Spanish.
    --Joan Rivers (comedian)
    --Georgie Kaye (stand-up comedy)
    --Hendra & Ullet (comedy team)
    --Les Ballets Africains (dance troupe)
    --Sandra Balesti (ballet solo to Rodgers & Hammerstein medley)
    Also appearing:
    --The Three Haucs (jugglers)
    --The Tovarich Troupe (balancing act)
  • December 4, 1966: Diana Ross and the Supremes, Gary Lewis, Lainie Kazan
    --Diana Ross and the Supremes sing "My Favorite Things" and a medley of hits ("Come See About Me," "Stop! In the Name of Love," "You Can't Hurry Love," "You Keep Me Hanging On" and "I Hear a Symphony").
    --Gary Lewis and the Playboys - medley: "This Diamond Ring," "Green Grass," "She's Just My Style" & "Where Will the Words Come From."
    --Gary Lewis - "One Last Kiss" (short song)
    --Lainie Kazan - "What Now My Love"
    --Robert Merrill and Jan Peerce (opera singers) - "La Forza Del Destino"
    --Wayne And Shuster (comedy team)
    --Red Buttons (actor-comedian) - stand up monologue.
    --Harlem Globetrotters (comic basketball stunts)
    Also appearing:
    --Miss Mara (Spanish trapeze artist)
    --The "Walking Happy" cast perform "Clog and Grog Dance" set in a saloon.
  • November 27, 1966: Leslie Uggams, Glenn Yarbrough, "Don't Drink the Water" Broadway Cast
    --Leslie Uggams sings "The Trolley Song" and "We Can Work It Out."
    --Glen Yarbrough (folk singer) - "World Turnin'" and "Rose'd Say" (2nd song with audience sing-a-long).
    --Lou Jacobi, Kay Medford, Tony Roberts and Anita Gillette perform a scene from their play "Don't Drink the Water."
    --Morty Storm (stand-up routine).
    --The Muppets - Sketch starts with big worm teaching little worm to dance. Then, to "Glow Worm," Kermit eats two small worms but has a problem with the third, larger worm.
    Also appearing:
    --The All-American College Football Team of '66: Bob Griese, Floyd Little, Gene Washington, Bubba Smith and Mel Faar.
    --Fiesta Mexicana (troupe performs native, Mariachi songs and dances)
    --Brian Andru (comic tightrope act).
    --Audience bows: Steve Spurier and Norman Wisdom.
  • May 28, 1967: The Temptations, Robert Goulet, Jane Morgan, Pickle Brothers
    --The Temptations - medley: "(I Know) I'm Losing You," "All I Need" and "My Girl."
    --Robert Goulet - "The Impossible Dream," "My Cup Runneth Over" and "Walking Happy."
    --Jane Morgan - "Today" and "I Wanna Be with You."
    --Tessie O' Shea - "I'm Home Again," "I'm A Londoner" and "Two Ton Tessie."
    --The Pickle Brothers (comedy trio doing a Dracula sketch)
    --Lee Tully (stand-up routine)
    --Jack De Leon (stand-up routine)
    --The Jovers (comic balancing duo)
    Also appearing:
    --Audience bows: Peter Wolfendon, Peter Lawford
  • February 5, 1967: Woody Allen, Lainie Kazan, Wayne & Shuster, Gene Barry
    --Lainie Kazan sings "My Man's Gone Now"
    --The Doodletown Pipers (singers) - "Rhythm Of Life" & medley ("Hang On Sloopy," "Georgie Girl," "Hard Days Night," "California Dreamin'" and "Barefootin'")
    --Gene Barry (singer-actor) - "To Life L'chaim" & reads from Charles Lownesbury's will.
    --Woody Allen (stand-up routine)
    --Wayne And Shuster (comedy team)
    --Stu Gilliam (stand-up comedian)
    --The Muppets - female frog (Kermit in wig) sings "I've Grown Accustomed to His Face"
    Also appearing:
    --Ugo Garrido (foot juggler)
    --Audience bows: Captain Linda Bawnan, Xavier Cugat & Charo
  • February 12, 1967: The Young Rascals, Joan Rivers, Lola Falana
    --The Young Rascals - "Lonely Too Long," "Come On Up" (instrumental), and "Mickey's Monkey"
    --Lola Falana - "On Broadway"
    --Sally Ann Howes - medley: "Someone To Light Up My Life" & "If He Walked Into My Life"
    --Los Indios Tabajaros (South American Indian guitar duo) - instrumental song
    --On film: The Beatles - "Strawberry Fields Forever" & "Penny Lane" videos.
    --Joan Rivers (stand-up comedy) - topics include her teenage years.
    --Nancy Walker & Jack Gilford (comedians) - comedy sketch originally done by Bert Lahr.
    --Joey Adams (stand-up comedian) - routine includes Ed Sullivan jokes.
    Also appearing:
    --Ravic and Babs (British rollerskating couple)
    --Peter Gennaro (dancer-choreographer, with female dancers) - "Baubles, Bangles, and Beads" production number.
    --Audience bow: "KO" Phil Kaplan (boxer)
  • March 26, 1967: Easter Show

    --Dave Clark Five - "I've Got To Have A Reason" & "You Got What It Takes."
    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Eddie Albert (actor) - recites "The Creation" by James Weldon Johnson.
    --Pat Buttram (comedian, played Mr. Haney on 'Green Acres').
    --London Lee (stand-up comedian).
    --Sergio Franchi
    --Anna Moffo (soprano, of the Metropolitan Opera).
    --The Rhos Male Choir from Wales
    --Didier Danion (glass balancer).
    --Jim Henson's Muppets

  • April 23, 1967: Bobby Vinton, Bert Lahr, Jackie Mason, Joan Rivers
    --Bobby Vinton sings "Georgy Girl" "Matchmaker," "Sunrise, Sunset" and "L'Chain."
    --The McGuire Sisters sing "Music to Watch Girls By," and a medley of songs from recent movies.
    --The Young Americans (troupe of young singers) - perform a medley.
    --Bert Lahr (actor-comedian) - sketch about a near-sighted doctor.
    --Jackie Mason - jokes about NYC, television commercials, etc.
    --Joan Rivers - talks about troubles plaguing women.
    --George Kirby - routine includes celebrity impressions.
    Also appearing:
    --Agostinos (man & woman duo) - Adagio dancing with acrobatics
    --Audience bows: Roger Tenney, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Considine.
    --Audience bow: Dolores Gray (star of "Sherry!") - Ed Sullivan blooper, describes Ms. Gray as "starving" instead of "starring."
  • April 30, 1967: Jack Benny, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Melina Mercouri

    --Paul Revere and the Raiders - "Good Thing," "Ups and Downs," "Him or Me - What's It Gonna Be?" and "Kicks."
    --Melina Mercouri (actress-singer) - performs "Illya Darling," "Never on Sunday" and "Piraeus, My Love" (in scenes from her Broadway musical "Illya Darling").
    --Gilbert Price (singer) - "Old Man River."

    --Jack Benny - commerates the 35th anniversary of his debut on Ed's radio show.
    --Jim Henson's Muppets - unattractive Muppet sings "I Feel Pretty."

    --Edward Villella and Patricia McBride (dancers, from the New York City Ballet) - perform separately, then do a pas de deux.

    CBS repeated this show on July 2, 1967.

  • May 7, 1967: Expo '67 - The Supremes, Xavier Cugat, Charo, Roberta Peters
    Broadcast from Montreal's Expo '67
    --The Supremes - "The Happening"
    --The Supremes (wearing 1920s Flapper costumes) - medley: "Thoroughly Modern Millie," "Second Hand Rose" and "Mame."
    --Xavier Cugat with Charo - Latin medley
    --Roberta Peters - "Bell Song"
    --Frank Ifield - "You Came Out Of Nowhere" & "She Taught Me How To Yodel."
    --Clair & McMahon (comedy team, computer dating routine)
    --Corbet Monica (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --The Alcettys (balancing act)
    --Audience bows: Jean Drapeau (Montreal mayor); Bill Haughton (harness jockey); Bob Usury (Kentucky Derby winner); Leslie Uggams.
  • March 12, 1967: Lou Rawls, Nancy Ames, Jack Carter, The Kessler Twins
    --Lou Rawls - "Yesterday"
    --Nancy Ames - "Cherish" & "They Can't Take That Away From Me"
    --The Kessler Twins - "Moulin Rouge" (with dancers)
    --Grainne Yeats (harpist and singer) - performs Irish folk song
    --Emerald Society Pipe Band (bag pipe & drum music)
    --Jack Carter (stand-up routine) - topics include California, politics, fatherhood, hippies, 1960's music.
    --Smith And Dale (comedy team) - tax lawyer routine
    --Jimmy Joyce (stand-up routine) - re: airlines; priests
    --Dick Albers (comic trampoline act)
    Also appearing:
    --Feller Brothers & Dodo (tight wire act with springboard)
    Audience bows: John Tio Hagan; Jack Dempsey, Jesse Owens
  • February 19, 1967: The Four Tops, Pearl Bailey, Morey Amsterdam, Boots Randolph

    --The Four Tops - "Climb Every Mountain."
    --The Four Tops - medley: "Reach Out, I'll Be There," "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" and "Bernadette."
    --Pearl Bailey sings "Winchester Cathedral"
    --Pearl Bailey - "Who Cares?" and "Nothing for Nothing" medley.
    --Boots Randolph (saxophonist) - "Shadow of Your Smile" & a medley.
    --Pat Boone sings an excerpt of "Soliloquy from 'Carousel' (My Boy Bill)," then does a soliloquy about his own daughters.
    --Frankie Michaels (Broadway actor) sings "Mame."

    --Morey Amsterdam (stand-up comedy) - topics include Ed Sullivan, show business, and travel.
    --Joe E. Lewis (nightclub comedian)

    Also appearing:
    --The Martys (European acrobats)
    --Audience bow: Allen Funt ("Candid Camera" host)

  • September 18, 1966: Jackie Mason, Herman's Hermits, Nancy Ames
    --Herman's Hermits - "Dandy," "L' Autre Jour" and "My Reservation's Been Confirmed."
    --Nancy Ames - medley (in English and Spanish): "Yesterday," "1-2-3," "A Taste of Honey," "Call Me" and "La Cucaracha."
    --Franco Correlli & Renata Tebaldi (of the Metropolitan Opera) - "Andrea Chénier."
    --Jackie Mason (stand-up routine) - talks about Alfred Hitchcock and does an Ed Sullivan impersonation
    --Red Buttons (actor-comedian) - routine ends with a rendition of "Blow Gabriel Blow."
    --The Muppets - 3-headed monster performs rock song (title? "Rock It to Me," by The Bruthers).
    --Polynesian Festival highlights (175 dancers & musicians from different islands)
    Audience bow:
    Navy Lieutenant (jg) Dieter Dengler (Navy-Flier hero who was shot down over North Vietnam.)
  • March 19, 1967: Lovin' Spoonful, Johnny Rivers, Cab & Chris Calloway, George Carlin
    --The Lovin' Spoonful - "Bald Headed Lena," "Do You Believe in Magic?" and "Daydream."
    --Johnny Rivers - "Baby I Need Your Lovin'"
    --Cab Calloway - "Minnie the Moocher" (with special lyrics to introduce his daughter Chris)
    --Chris Calloway - "I'm Not At All In Love"
    --Cab and Chris Calloway - "Side by Side."
    --Jane Powell (singer) - operatic medley from "Porgy and Bess."
    --George Carlin - takes a look at daytime TV.
    --Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara (comedy team) - portray a couple at a high school reunion.
    --Alan Drake - routine about an Italian neighborhood, with singing.
    Also appearing:
    --The Trio Hoganas (acrobatic act from Europe) - woman performs stunts on tightrope, while two men hold the ends of the rope in their mouths.
    --Audience bow: Carol Channing (from Broadway's "Hello, Dolly!").
    The Best of Sullivan version of this episode includes Ross and Hunt - accordian duet (probably from Jan. 8, 1967).
  • October 2, 1966: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Connie Francis, Jimmy Durante, Gwen Verdon
    --Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons - "I've Got You Under My Skin."
    --Connie Francis sings a medley of George Gershwin songs (opening monologue, "'S Wonderful," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "Love Walked In," "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," "Somebody Loves Me," "(Our) Love Is Here To Stay," "A Foggy Day," intermission monologue, "But Not For Me," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Embraceable You," "I've Got A Crush On You," "The Man I Love," "I Got Rhythm," "Swanee," "Mr. Gershwin ... You're My Silver Lining, You're My Sky Of Blue" and "Of Thee I Sing").
    --Gwen Verdon (singer-dancer) - "I'm A Brass Band" & "Sweet Charity."
    --Fiesta Italiana (Italian dance troupe) - does a Sicilian bullwhip dance.
    --The 1966 winners of the Harvest Moon Ball dance contest.

    --Jimmy Durante (comedian) - sings "It's Kinda Hard to Put Into Words" and a song about hats (hat routine with chorus girls).
    --Alan King (stand-up comedian, making his 31st appearance) - talks about his wife's pregnancy.
    --Arthur Worsley (English ventriloquist) - dummy does all the talking & sings "When You're Smiling."
    --Jim Henson's Muppets - Kermit as a beatnik.

    CBS repeated this show on Aug. 20, 1967.
  • October 16, 1966: The Four Tops, Eddie Albert, Carroll Baker, Allan Sherman
    --The Four Tops - "Reach Out, I'll Be There."
    --Carroll Baker (actress) - sings a "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" medley.
    --Sergio Franchi (singer) - "Core'Ngrato."
    --Sergio Franchi and the Kessler Twins - "Shadow of Your Smile."
    --The Kessler Twins (singers-dancers) - "When In Rome I Do Like The Romans Do."
    --The Suzuki Violins (9 children from Japan playing violins) - "Invitation to the Dance."
    --Allan Sherman - does song parodies "Smog Gets In Your Eyes" and "Lessons."
    --Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara (comedy duo) - sketch about the last two people on earth meeting each other.
    --Pat Cooper (stand-up monologue)
    Also appearing:
    --Eddie Albert (actor) - dramatic reading of the "Ballad of William Sycamore."
    --Dick Albers (trampoline act)
    --Cameo: Frank Robinson (of the Baltimore Orioles, 1966 World Series MVP)
    --Audience bows: John Patterson, June Havoc, and a bobsled team.
    CBS repeated this show on August 13, 1967.
  • October 9, 1966: Richard Pryor, Petula Clark, Myron Cohen, Wayne & Shuster
    --Petula Clark sings "Who Am I?" and "Come Rain or Come Shine."
    --Steve Rossi sings "Without A Song."
    --Richard Pryor (stand-up routine) - fishing story.
    --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) do a Shakespearean baseball sketch.
    --Allen and Rossi (comedy team) - include Ed in a football player sketch.
    --Myron Cohen (story-telling comedian).
    --Manuela Vargas (Flamenco dance troupe).
    --Stop-Hop (dance troupe).
    Also appearing:
    --The Berosini Chimps (trained animal act)
    --Audience bows: Don Freeman and Ken Venturi.
  • January 22, 1967: Lovin' Spoonful, Johnny Mathis, Ginger Rogers, Abbe Lane
    --The Lovin' Spoonful - "Nashville Cats" & "Darlin' Be Home Soon."
    --Ginger Rogers - "Before The Parade Passes By" (song from "Hello Dolly")
    --Johnny Mathis - medley of hits: "It's Not For Me To Say," "Twelfth Of Never," "Wild Is The Wind," "Chances Are," "Wonderful Wonderful!"
    --Johnny Mathis and Our Young Generation - "I'm Ready For Love"
    --Abbe Lane (singer) - Spanish medley including "Call Me," "Spanish Flea," "La Bamba."
    --Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara (comedy team)
    --Bob King (stand-up comedian)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet)
    Also appearing:
    --Berger's Chimps (trained animal act)
    --The Three Kims (acrobats-tumblers)
    Audience bows: Ruby Keeler, Billy Reed
    CBS repeated this show on July 16, 1967.
  • November 6, 1966: Lou Rawls, Nancy Ames, Corbett Monica, Arthur Haynes
    --Lou Rawls - "Love Is A Hurtin' Thing" & "In the Evening"
    --Nancy Ames - "Be Ready" & "Time After Time"
    --The Kim Sisters - "Sound of Music" medley.
    --The U.S. Air Force Academy Chorale
    --Corbett Monica (comedian)
    --Arthur Haynes (British comedian)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - boxing skit.
    Also appearing:
    --The Rudas Dancers
    --The Pollack Brothers' Circus Elephants
    CBS repeated this show on Aug. 6, 1967.moreless
  • November 20, 1966: Dave Clark 5, Bobby Vinton, Barbara McNair, Henny Youngman
    --Dave Clark Five - "Sitting Here Baby."
    --On film: Dave Clark Five - "19 Days" promo video.
    --Bobby Vinton - "Coming Home Soldier."
    --Barbara McNair - medley: "Come Back to Me" and "Lover Come Back to Me."
    --Franco Correlli (Met Opera singer) - "Torna A Sorriento."
    --Nancy Walker and Charles Nelson Reilly - Doctor's Office comedy sketch.
    --Henny Youngman (violin-playing comedian)
    --Dick Cavett - stand-up monologue.
    Also appearing:
    --Burger's Animals (trained dog act)
    --Peter Gennaro with female dancers
    --The Three Wilds (tap dance trio)
    --Audience bows: Rosanno Brazzi, Woody Allenmoreless
  • November 13, 1966: The New Vaudeville Band, Noel Harrison, Flip Wilson, Joan Sutherland
    --The New Vaudeville Band performs "Winchester Cathedral"
    --Noel Harrison (actor-singer) sings "Mr. Tambourine Man" & "Don't Dilly Dally on the Way" (with dancers)
    --The McGuire Sisters sing a medley of Jerry Herman songs including "Hello Dolly" (with Jerry Herman playing piano)
    --Joan Sutherland sings "Sempre Libera" (from "La Traviata")
    --Flip Wilson (comedian)
    --Alan King (comedian)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet)
    Also appearing:
    --The Marquis Chimps (trained animal act)
  • December 25, 1966: Circus Stars of Europe (taped at Krone Circus Arena, Munich)
    Ed presents European circus acts in this show taped at the Krone Circus Arena in Munich, Germany.
    The performers are The Bronleys (husband-and-wife acrobatic team); The Atlas-Sahara Troupe (8-person acrobatic team); Trio Rivels (musical clowns); The Ferkos (tumblers-balancers); Eddie Windsor and his donkey; The Titos (trampoline artists); Adolf Althoff's trained animal act (Bangall tiger rides a horse); Fattini (sway-pole artist); The Three Winters (balancing act); Trio Rennos (comedy acrobats); Fatima Zohra (contortionist); Kristelle Sembach-Krone's Circus Horses; Akeff (acrobatic act); The Two Mascots (balancing act featuring sisters); Bentos Clowns; and The Veterans (comic tumblers).moreless
  • December 18, 1966: Count Basie, Diahann Carroll, Totie Fields, London Lee
    --Diahann Carroll sings "Am I Blue?"
    --Count Basie and his Orchestra perform "Jingle Bells."
    --Tony Sandler and Ralph Young perform a medley of Christmas songs.
    --On film: Cam Ranh Choraleers (enlisted men and women serving in Vietnam) sing Christmas songs.
    --Little Angels of Korea (Korean girl band and dancers)
    --Michael Smuin and Paula Tracy (dancers from the American Ballet Theater)
    --Peter Gennaro (dressed as Santa Claus) does a Christmas dance routine with 8 little girls.
    --Totie Fields (comedian)
    --London Lee (comedian)
    --Rickie Layne and Velvel (ventriloquist act)
    Also appearing:
    --The Martin Brothers (comic jugglers) - includes blindfolded man juggling flaming torches.
    --Cameos: Dick Tiger (boxer) and Ted Owens (basketball coach)
  • October 30, 1966
    October 30, 1966
    Episode 11

    'James Brown: "I Feel Good", "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" & "Please Please Please". The Supremes: "Itching in my Heart" & "More". Acrobats Les Mortales. London Lee stand-up. Nancy Ames: "Shadow of your Smile".

  • The Best of Ed Sullivan, Season 20, Episode 39
    The Young Rascals: "A Girl Like You" & "Groovin'." Harry James: "Blues for Sale." Harry James & Nancy Ames: "Blow Gabriel, Blow." Comedy musician Roger Ray. Jugglers/Acrobats Chong & Mana. Topo Gigio.