The Ed Sullivan Show - Season 21

CBS (ended 1971)




Episode Guide

  • August 31, 1969: Sam & Dave, Roslyn Kind, Jackie Mason, Pat Cooper
    --Sam & Dave - "Brown Sugar" & "That Lucky Ol' Sun" medley.
    --Roslyn Kind - "The Fool On The Hill" & "Give Me You."
    --Sandler & Young - perform "The French Lesson" routine, and sing "Come On People (Glory River)" & "Let My People Go."
    --Anna Moffo - "Chacun le Sait" (aria from Donizetti's "Daughter Of The Regiment").
    --Jackie Mason (stand-up comedy)
    --Pat Cooper (stand up comedy)
    --Charlie Cairoli & Co. (circus clowns)
    --Ballet America (dance troupe) - "Hill Country," based on traditional American folk dancing).
  • August 17, 1969: Steppenwolf, Nancy Ames, Stiller & Meara, Sergio Franchi
    --Steppenwolf - "It's Never Too Late" and a medley ("Born To Be Wild" and "Magic Carpet Ride").
    --Nancy Ames - "I Got You, Babe"/"Happy Together" medley.
    --Sergio Franchi sings "Love Finds The Way," "Lonely Is A Man Without Love," "Noche de Ronda," "Serenata" & "For Once In My Life."
    --Washington D.C. Festival Chorus (2 Dozen High School students) - sing patriotic songs.
    --Stiller & Meara (comedy team) - Stiller plays a shy obscene phone caller.
    --Van Harris - talks about marriage and 'kids today' in his comedy monologue.
    --Charlie Cairoli & Co. (clowns) - Charlie is dressed as Charlie Chaplin, while another clown plays clarinets.
    Also appearing:
    --Peter Gennero (choreographer) - dances to "Back Roads Of My Mind."
    --Eric Brenn (juggler) - spins plates & does other tricks.
  • July 27, 1969: Vikki Carr, Henny Youngman, Gilbert Price, The Clara Ward Gospel Singers

    --Vikki Carr - "Where Am I Going?" & "The Glory of Love."
    --Gilbert Price - "I've Gotta Be Me."
    --The Clara Ward Gospel Singers - "Born Free" & "City Called Heaven."
    --The Chung Trio (instrumentalists)
    --Henny Youngman (comedian with violin) - tells several jokes about his wife, etc.
    --Dominique (described as a 'comedy pickpocket')
    --The Martys (comedy acrobats)
    Also appearing:
    --The Bob Fournier & Hal Greco Dancers
    --Princess Tajana (aerialist)

  • July 6, 1969: Bobby Vinton, Lainie Kazan, Gordon MacRae, The Sugar Shoppe, Jackie Vernon
    --Bobby Vinton sings "Those Were The Days" and a medley: "Blue Velvet," "Halfway to Paradise," "Take Good Care of My Baby" and "Please Love Me Forever."
    --Lainie Kazan (actress-singer) sings "Love."
    --Gordon MacRae recites, then sings, "America the Beautiful."
    --Gordon MacRae and Lainie Kazan do a medley of operetta songs including "The Desert Song," "Rose Marie," "Stout-Hearted Men," "Serenade," "Indian Love Call" and "Lover Come Back to Me."
    --The Sugar Shoppe (Canadian group) performs "Poor Papa" (1920's song) and "Save The Country."
    --Jackie Vernon (comedian)
    --Charlie Manna (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --Al Koran (magician-mentalist)
    --Valente & Valente (balancing act).
    The PBS repeat of this episode included Shirley Bassey - "This is My Life" (performance originally from another show). Thanks to "min1" for the PBS details (please see "Recap" for more info).moreless
  • June 22, 1969: Flip Wilson, Jackie Mason, Sonny James, Karen Wyman, Hal Frazier

    Guests (verified):
    --Sonny James (singer-guitarist) - "Running Bear" (and possibly "A World of Our Own").
    --The Georgia Tech Glee Club - "Testament of Freedom" (and possibly "The Cossack Song").
    --Karen Wyman (16-year-old singer) - "Why Can't I Walk Away?"

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Hal Frazier sings "My Way."
    --The Man (rock group)
    --Jackie Mason
    --Flip Wilson
    --Fantasio (magician)

  • June 15, 1969: The Everly Brothers, Stiller & Meara, Rodney Dangerfield, Phil Crosby

    --The Everly Brothers - "Bowling Green," "Walk Right Back," "Wake Up Little Susie" and "Bye Bye Love."
    ---Phil Crosby (Bing's son) - "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You" and "Let There Be Love."
    --The Inner Dialogue - "The Touch" & "I Go to Life."
    --Marilyn Maye - "What's There to Sing About?" and "Misty."
    --Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara (comedy team) - reporter interviews parent at high school riot.
    --Rodney Dangerfield (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    Peter Gennero (choreographer with dance troupe) - "Don't Rain on My Parade" production number.
    --The Skating Bredos (daredevil male & female skaters)

  • June 8, 1969
    June 8, 1969
    Episode 33

    Scheduled guests:

    --Burns and Schreiber (comedy team)
    --Myron Cohen (storytelling comedian)
    --Kole & Param (nightclub singers Robert Kole and Ernest Param)
    --Monique Leyrac (Canadian vocalist)
    --The Serendipity Singers
    --Jerry Vale (singer)

    --Bob Fournier and The Hal Greco dancers - perform the "Bette Davis," a tribute dance for actress Bette Davis.

  • June 1, 1969: Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Lesley Gore, Gwen Verdon
    --Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - "Doggone Right" & "Abraham, Martin & John."
    --Lesley Gore - "I Could Have Danced All Night" & "A Natural Woman" medley.
    --Mason Williams performs "Major Thang" & "Greensleeves."
    --Gwen Verdon and two other female dancers - "Mexican Breakfast."
    --Alan King (stand-up comedian making his 45th Sullivan appearance) - tells stories about dogs. King then mentions his recent trip to Israel where he dedicated the "Alan King Hospital," which includes "The Ed Sullivan Room," the hospital's largest diagnostic room.
    --Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - do a routine about a student rebellion at a nursery school.
    --Ace Trucking Company (Improv company) - do spoofs of commercials and an obscene phone call sketch.
    Audience bows:
    --Johnny Longdon (jockey), Jack Waldren, Jack Dempsey, Patricia Jane Berg (golfer), Jean Drapeau (Mayor of Quebec), Tom Knowles & Bob Cameron, and Diana Ross.
  • May 25, 1969: Sam & Dave, Mary Hopkin, Theodore Bikel, Louis Nye
    --Sam & Dave - "Born Again," "Soul Man" & "I Thank You."
    --Mary Hopkin sings "Goodbye" and "Love Is The Sweetest Thing."
    --Theodore Bikel - "Those Were the Days."
    --The Primo Family sings "I Dig Rock 'n' Roll Music," "Where Is Love?" and "Fool on the Hill."
    --Louis Nye - stand-up routine about an Army sergeant talking to troops.
    --Ron Carey (comedian) - imitates his priest, Father Murphy.
    Also appearing:
    --Berri Lee (magician) - with Ed assisting, does rope trick, burning book, etc.
    --Ernest Montego (juggler, with female assistant) - juggles balls, works with sticks, rides unicycle.
  • May 18, 1969: The 5th Dimension, Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers, George Carlin
    --The 5th Dimension - "Up Up & Away," "Working on a Groovy Thing," and "Aquarius"/"Let the Sun Shine In."
    --Liza Minnelli - "You Made Me So Very Happy" and "Didn't We?"
    --The West Point Glee Club sings a medley of military songs.
    --George Carlin - plays a news reporter, commercial announcer, and "Al Sleet" (the Hippy Dippy Weatherman) in "The Big 3 News" sketch.
    --Joan Rivers - talks about weight problems, childhood, etc.
    --Bill Dana (comedian, in character as 'Flamenco Dancer' Jose Jimenez) - interviewed by Ed.
    Also appearing:
    --Vino Venito (sword balancer from "Circus, Circus" in Las Vegas) - balances candelabra.
    --Audience bow: Jacqueline Susann (author).
  • May 11, 1969: Diana Ross & the Supremes, Ed Ames, Lana Cantrell, David Frye
    --Diana Ross & the Supremes - "The Impossible Dream," "You're Nobody 'till Somebody Loves You" and "No Matter What Sign You Are."
    --Ed Ames - "Son Of A Travelin' Man" & "Windmills Of Your Mind."
    --Lana Cantrell sings "Life Is" & "Stay."
    --David Frye - does impressions of politicians and celebrities.
    --Irwin C. Watson - talks about rude children, bad luck, and dating.
    --The Muppets - Ugly monster shrinks after a girl compliments him.
    Also appearing:
    --Bob Fournier and The Hal Greco Troupe (13 dancers) - perform the "Sulli-Gulli," a dance satirizing Ed Sullivan's mannerisms.
    --Phoa (magician) - act includes Chinese paper & bird tricks.
    --The Aquanauts - Four men who lived underwater for 2 months in the Tektite One, a habitat in the Caribbean.
  • May 4, 1969: Richie Havens, Beverly Sills, Joel Grey, Vikki Carr, Scoey Mitchell

    --Richie Havens - "High Flyin' Bird."
    --Joel Grey (musical-comedy star) sings "Give My Regards To Broadway" and "When I'm 64."
    --Beverly Sills (operatic soprano) sings Aria from "Linda De Chaumonix."
    --Vikki Carr - "After Today" & "With Pen In Hand."
    --Julius Wechter and the Baja Marimba Band - "Comin' In The Back Door" and "Big Red."
    --Scoey Mitchell - stand-up routine (topics include vodka, bad breath, and taxes).
    --Guy Marks (comedian) - spoofs daytime TV & opera duets.
    Also appearing:
    --Brascia & Tybee (modern jazz dancers) - perform a pas de deux.

  • April 27, 1969: Joe Cocker & the Grease Band, Connie Francis, Lovelace Watkins

    --Joe Cocker & the Grease Band - "Feelin' Alright."
    --Connie Francis - "Those Were The Days" & "The House I Live In."
    --Lovelace Watkins - "Gone Away."
    --The Young Americans - "Time for Living" (and "Little Green Apples" on show finale).
    --Nancy Walker - Delicatessan sketch
    --Alan King - talks about insurance.
    --John Byner - stand-up monologue
    --The Martys (comedic acrobats)

  • April 20, 1969: The Chambers Brothers, Slappy White, Norm Crosby, Ken Berry
    --The Chambers Brothers - "Wade in the Water."
    --Julie Budd (14-year-old singer) - "Johnny One Note."
    --Ken Berry (of TV's 'Mayberry R.F.D.') sings "I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man" and does a soft-shoe dance.
    --Grace Markay sings "If He Walked into My Life."
    --The World's Greatest Jazz Band perform "Sunny" and a medley (including "Up Up and Away").
    --Norm Crosby - talks about 'kids today'
    --Steve Rossi and Slappy White (comedians)
    --Pat Cooper - stand-up routine: his mother, the Army, Generation gap.
    --Charlie Cairoli & Co. (clowns)
    Also appearing:
    --Peter Gennaro & Dancers
    --Iby's Poodles (trained animal act) - dog does a high dive act.
  • April 6, 1969: Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Duke Ellington, Joan Rivers
    1969 Easter Show
    --Peggy Lee sings "Spinning Wheel" & "Natural Woman."
    --Tony Bennett sings a medley: "Love Song," "Solitude," "What The World Needs Now" & "People" (backed up by the Duke Ellington Orchestra).
    --Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - "Rocking In Rhythm."
    --Shirley Verrett (Met Opera singer) - "Alleluja" by Mozart.
    --Rodney Dangerfield (stand-up comedy)
    --Joan Rivers (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --Eddie Albert (actor) - recites "Prayers for the 1970s," written by Norman Corwin.
    --Edward Villella & Patricia McBride (of The New York City Ballet) - dance a pas de deux from Prokofiev's "Romeo & Juliet."
  • March 30, 1969
    March 30, 1969
    Episode 24

    --The cast of "Hair" performs "Aquarius"/"Let the Sun Shine In."
    --Peter Nero (pianist) - "Mrs. Robinson" instrumental.
    --Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - "Golden Rainbow," "Real True Lovin'" and "Dear World."
    --Eydie Gorme - "As Long As He Needs Me" (song from Oliver).
    --Steve Lawrence - "I've Gotta Be Me."
    --The Lennon Sisters - "On A Clear Day" and a Parade medley (production number with dancers).
    --Charlie Callas (stand-up comedian) - fast-paced monolog with vocal sound effects.
    --Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham - judge routine.
    --Dickie Henderson (stand-up comedian) - slapstick routine about a singer who's having problems with his microphone cord.
    --Jim Henson's Muppets - muppet keeps changing disguises.
    Also appearing:
    --Audience bows: Sheila Green & Jackie Mason.

  • March 23, 1969: Sly and the Family Stone, Dionne Warwick, George Burns, Mason Williams
    --Sly and the Family Stone - "Love City" (and possibly "Stand").
    --Dionne Warwick sings "This Girl's in Love with You."
    --Mason Williams - "Classical Gas" (instrumental)
    --Lana Cantrell - "Don't Tell Mama" (Broadway production number) & "My Way."
    --George Burns (stand-up monologue)
    --Jack Carter (stand-up comedian)
    --Pompoff & Thedy (comedy skit with bumbling classical musicians)
    Also appearing:
    --Phillip Waruinge (boxer from Kenya)
    --Joyce Cuoco (child ballet dancer)
    --Audience bows: James Garner (actor), Bill Gargan.
  • March 16, 1969: Janis Joplin, Ed Ames, Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer and Boots Randolph

    --Janis Joplin - "Raise Your Hand" and "Maybe."
    --Ed Ames - "If I Had A Hammer" & "Changing, Changing."
    --Honey Ltd. (four female singers) - "At Long Last Love" and "Respect."
    --The United States Air Force Marching Band (Strategic Air Command band).

    Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer and Boots Randolph segment:
    --Boots Randolph (saxophonist) - "Yakety Sax."
    --Floyd Cramer (pianist) - "On the Rebound."
    --Chet Atkins (guitarist) - "Autumn Leaves."
    --Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer and Boots Randolph - "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody."

    --Scoey Mitchell - stand-up monologue.
    Also appearing:
    --Jacques D'Amboise and Allegra Kent (ballet dancers) - Irish Fantasy with Marnee Morris.
    --The Carals (juggling-balancing act from Germany) - man with female assistant.
    --Norm Neilson (magic act).
    --Barbara Joe Rubin (female jockey) - interviewed by Ed.
    --Audience bows: Buddy and Sherry Hackett (comedian & his wife); Jerry Vale (singer); and Benny Friedman (University of Michigan 1925 All-American football star).moreless

  • March 9, 1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Association, Mickey Mantle, Jeannie C. Riley
    --Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Proud Mary" & "Good Golly Miss Molly."
    --Jeannie C. Riley - "Harper Valley PTA" & "There Never Was a Time" medley.
    --The Association - "Goodbye Columbus."
    --Carol Lawrence - "Startime."
    --Norm Crosby (comedian)
    --Will Jordan (comedian, does celebrity impressions)
    Also appearing:
    --Mickey Mantle - is interviewed by Ed, who asks about Mantle's plans to retire from baseball.
    --Greg Morris (actor, from "Mission Impossible") - sings and recites "For Once In My Life."
    --Valente & Valente (juggling team)
    --The American Legion Drill Team from Chicago.
    --Audience bows: Pierre Gallent (author), John Gary (singer).
  • March 2, 1969
    March 2, 1969
    Episode 20

    --Paul Anka - "It Only Takes A Moment" and "Goodnight My Love."
    --Paul Anka (singing and playing drums) - "Hallelujah, I Love You So" with his brother Bill on drums.
    --The Checkmates Ltd. - "Baby I Need Your Lovin'."
    --Nancy Ames - sings a Latin medley.
    --Flip Wilson - comedy monologue.
    --Alan King - comedy monologue.
    --Nancy Walker and Alan King (comedians) - play an angry couple in a "Hostility" sketch.
    Also appearing:
    --Gwen Verdon (dancer-singer) - "Sultan's Delight" production number.
    --The Ethiopian Peace Corps Orchestra (aka Orchestra Ethiopia, East African musicians and dancers)
    --The Three Hermanis (novelty act) - spin tops.
    --Audience Bow: Werner Klemperer (actor from "Hogan's Heroes").

  • February 23, 1969: The 5th Dimension, Glenn Yarbrough, Tribute to Harold Prince
    --The 5th Dimension - "California Soul" and a medley ("What the World Needs Now" & "All You Need Is Love").
    --Glenn Yarbrough - "When the Honey Wind Blows" & "Baby, the Rain Must Fall."
    --Michele Lee sings "Steady Steady."
    Tribute to Harold Prince (theatrical director and producer) Songs from his productions:
    --Harry Goz sings "Sunrise Sunset" (from "Fiddler on the Roof").
    --Anita Gillette, Martin Ross and the "Cabaret" Broadway cast - "Wilkommen."
    --Herschel Bernardi - sings "Life Is" and performs the "Mime Dance" (with the "Zorba" Broadway cast).
    --Dickie Henderson does a parody of Frank Sinatra's "One More for the Road."
    --Myron Cohen - stand-up monologue.
    Also appearing:
    --Audience bows: US Air Force Col. Joe M. Jackson, Buddy Rogers and Bob Thomas.
  • February 16, 1969: Blood, Sweat & Tears; Caterina Valente; Arthur Godfrey
    --Blood, Sweat & Tears - "Smiling Phases."
    --Arthur Godfrey and the Young Americans - "A Tall Oak Tree" (includes Arthur Godfrey giving a speech about the environment along with other issues).
    --The Young Americans - medley of songs including "Georgy Girl," "Tammy" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie."
    --Caterina Valente - "Malaguena," "The Look of Love" and "That Old Black Magic."
    --Caterina Valente and her brother Silvia Franceso duet (unknown song title).
    --Rodney Dangerfield - "No Respect" routine.
    --Fiore & Eldridge (comedy team) - Blind Date sketch.
    Also appearing:
    --Eric Brenn (juggler)
    --The Rios Brothers (balancing act)
  • February 9, 1969: Barbara Eden, Leslie Uggams, Joan Rivers, Roslyn Kind
    --Barbara Eden sings "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?"
    --Leslie Uggams sings "Get Me to the Church on Time" and "If You Go Away."
    --Roslyn Kind (Barbra Streisand's half sister) sings "The Shape Of Things To Come" and "Give Me You."
    --Joan Rivers - stand-up topics include working with difficult audiences.
    --Bill Dana (in character as Jose Jimenez) - pretends to be a Navy man who has lived under the sea.
    --Jeremy Vernon (comedian) - talks about the Vietnam War, and speaks in a European accent.
    Also appearing:
    --Jorgen & Conny (acrobats from Sweeden) - routine includes pole balancing.
    --Peter Gennaro Dancers tap-dance to "Yankee Doodle Dandy."
    --The Shaller Brothers (comedic trampoline act)
    --Audience bows: Joey & Cindy Adams (comedian and his columnist wife).
    On film:
    --Scenes from the Gina Lollobrigida movie "Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell."
  • February 2, 1969: Vanilla Fudge, The Temptations, James Earl Jones
    --Vanilla Fudge - "Shotgun."
    --The Temptations - "The Best Things in Life Are Free," "Runaway Child" and a medley ("Cloud Nine" & "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me").
    --Sergio Franci - medley: "Hava Nagila" and "If I Were A Rich Man" (in English & Italian).
    --Stiller & Meara (comedy team)
    Also appearing:
    --James Earl Jones (actor) & cast do a scene from "The Great White Hope."
    --Jacques d'Amboise & Allegra Kent (from the New York City ballet) - "Meditation" pas de deux from "Thais."
    --Audience bows: Tina Louise, Carol Lawrence, and Roslyn Kind (Barbra Streisand's Sister).
  • January 26, 1969: Tommy James & the Shondells, Shirley Bassey, George Hamilton

    --Tommy James and the Shondells - "Crimson & Clover" & "Mony, Mony."
    --Shirley Bassey - "Something's Coming" and a "Goin' Out of My Head"/"You Go To My Head" medley.
    --George Hamilton - "Act Naturally" & "This Guy's In Love With You."
    --The Green Machine (rock band made up of U.S. Marines) - "Stand and Be Counted."
    --John Byner - stand-up topics: Apollo 8 launch, Huntley and Brinkley, half-time entertainment during a football game.
    --Irwin C. Watson (stand-up comedian)
    --John Byner & Irwin Watson - give suggestions to Ed on how to call guests over for a bow.
    Also appearing:
    --On tape: Joe Namath (sit down interview)
    --Ballet America (dance troupe) - Hoedown dance number.
    --Marvyn Roy (magician) - does tricks with lit light bulbs.
    --Audience bows: Elston Howard (of the New York Yankees) with his wife, Arlene.
    --Audience bows: Lucien Fontaine (harness racing driver); Stirling Moss (British race-car driver).

  • January 19, 1969: Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, Liza Minnelli, Scoey Mitchell

    --Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - "Don't Make Promises" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix."
    --Liza Minnelli sings "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" (Al Jolson song) and "Frank Mills" (song from "Hair").
    --The Lennon Sisters - "It's Today" (from "Mame") and "Yesterday."
    --John Davidson sings "Didn't We?" and "Somewhere."
    --Shelley Berman - talks about the history of the "Jew's Harp," performs "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "I Walk the Line."
    --Scoey Mitchell - does a routine about visiting his doctor. Ends his segment with a tribute to the late Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy and John F. Kennedy.
    --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team of Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster) - "Paris 1897" routine.
    Also appearing:
    --Victor the Bear (black bear from the movie "Paint Your Wagon) - Victor wrestles a man. (Bear muzzled during wrestling segment.) Ed then gives the bear some ice cream and a drink out of a Coca Cola bottle.
    --Audience bow: Jack E. Leonard (comedian).

  • January 12, 1969: From Las Vegas - Chambers Brothers, Gina Lollobrigida, Don Rickles
    Live From Circus Circus in Las Vegas
    --The Chambers Brothers - medley: "I Can't Turn You Loose," "People Get Ready" & "Time Has Come Today."
    --Gina Lollobrigida with dancers - "Walking Happy" (lyrics: "The Kind Of Walk You Walk").
    --Jerry Vale - "Till" & "Those Were The Days."
    --Don Rickles (stand-up comedian) - in a running joke, Rickles keeps hassling Ed.
    --The Nitwits (comedy-instrumental group)
    Also appearing:
    --Joe Gerlac (high distance sponge diver)
    --Rudy Cardanez (juggler)
    --Ferazzini Chimps (animal act)
    --The Flying Alexanders (trapeze act & tightrope act)
    --The Cannastrellis (daredevil trampoline tumblers)
    --The Amazing Meckners (tumblers perform the double somersault)
    --Audience bows: Ella Fitzgerald, Harry James, Buddy Hackett, Abbe Lane, George Kirby, Jack Carter, Myron Cohen, Bill Miller, and Jay Sarnow.
  • January 5, 1969: Diana Ross & the Supremes, Rodney Dangerfield, Johnny Mathis, Henry Mancini
    --Diana Ross & the Supremes perform "Love Child," "I'm Livin' in Shame" and "I Get a Kick Out of You."
    --Henry Mancini and his Orchestra - "Conquest."
    --Johnny Mathis - sings "Moment to Moment" and a medley of Latin songs.
    --Johnny Mathis (backed up by Henry Mancini's orchestra) - medley of Mancini songs: "Dear Heart," "Days Of Wine & Roses" and "Moon River."
    --Shani Wallis sings "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and "As Long As He Needs Me" (2nd song from "Oliver").

    --Rodney Dangerfield (stand-up comedy)
    --Burns & Schreiber (comedy team, doing a routine about machines) - Avery acts like a machine, complete with sound effects.

    Also appearing:
    --Peter Gennaro - dances to "Strangers in the Night."
    --Rolan Brothers (balancing act)
    --Audience bows: Jack Lord (actor), Jean Claude Killy (Olympic skier)
  • December 29, 1968: Sly and the Family Stone, Eddie Albert, Lainie Kazan
    --Sly and the Family Stone - medley: "Everyday People," "Dance to the Music," "Ya Ya Ya," "M'Lady" & "Hey Music Lover."
    --Lainie Kazan - "The Trolley Song" & "How Can I Be Sure?"
    --Eddie Albert - "September Song."
    --Earl Wilson Jr. - "The Impossible Dream."
    --Your Father's Mustache - medley: "Hello My Baby," "Mame," and "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."
    --George Kirby (stand-up comedy)
    --The Jovers (balancing duo)
    --Charlie Manna (stand-up comedian) - does comedy and sings "Laura" and "Smile."
    Also appearing:
    --Burger's Animals (trained animal act) - dogs box & jump rope. Dog and monkeys ride horses.
    --Audience bows: Earl Wilson Sr. and Lovelace Watkins.
  • December 22, 1968: The Vogues, Patti Page, Mike Douglas, Flip Wilson
    --The Vogues - medley ("Turn Around, Look At Me," "You Are My Reason to Live" and "Till").
    --Patti Page - "Happy Birthday Little Jesus" (poem read in child talk).
    --Mike Douglas & Patti Page - medley: "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," "My Cup Runneth Over" and "Little Green Apples."
    --Mike Douglas - "The Christmas Song."
    --Lovelace Watkins - "A Portrait Of My Love" (operatic song).
    --Bake Turner (of the New York Jets) - plays guitar & sings.
    --Flip Wilson - talks about Girl Scout cookies, and does his character Harold the Boy Scout.
    --Stiller & Meara - stand-up routine: an interview with Mrs. Santa Claus.
    --The Muppets - Reindeer discuss Christmas deliveries.
    Also appearing:
    --New York Jets football players Joe Namath, Jim Turner, Bake Turner and Don Maynard - celebrate their win over The Miami Dolphins, with film clips.
    --Peter Gennaro (choreographer) - "Sleigh Ride" production number.
    --Cameo: Marine Major David Althoff (highly decorated Marine)
  • December 15, 1968: Stevie Wonder, Brooklyn Bridge, Jane Morgan, Norm Crosby
    --Stevie Wonder - "For Once in My Life," "You Met Your Match" and "Alfie."
    --Brooklyn Bridge - "Worst That Could Happen."
    --Anna Maria Alberghetti - "Who Can I Turn To" (segment begins with a 1951 film clip of Alberghetti).
    --Jane Morgan - "It's Today" (production number from "Mame") and "We Need A Little Christmas" (with "Mame" Broadway cast).
    --Norm Crosby (stand-up comedian) - tells jokes using fractured English.
    --Rich Little (comedian-impressionist) - imitates George Burns, Jack Benny, Rochester, Ed Sullivan, etc.
    --Steve Rossi & Joe E. Ross - comedy team doing impressions.
    Also appearing:
    --Edward Villella (ballet dancer) - pas de deux with Patricia McBride, and a solo dance.
    --Audience bows: Otto Preminger (movie producer), Jules Dassin (producer).
  • December 8, 1968: The Association, Ray Charles, Liza Minnelli, Richard Pryor, Joan Sutherland

    --The Association - "Never My Love" & "Along Comes Mary."
    --Ray Charles - "Marie," "Eleanor Rigby" (with Ray Block's Orchestra) & "If It Weren't for Bad Luck."
    --Liza Minnelli - "Sweet Blindness" & "Simon."
    --Joan Sutherland - "Saluta la France" and "La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment)."
    --Richard Pryor (stand-up routine) - talks about childhood, school, God creating humans, slaves, and impersonates Richard Nixon.
    --Jack E. Leonard (insult comedian)
    --The Veterans (Comic circus from Sweden) - athletes try to vault.
    Also appearing:
    --The Venezuelan Folk Ballet (singers and dancers in colorful costumes).
    --Audience bow: Anna Maria Alberghetti (singer).

  • December 1, 1968: Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Engelbert Humperdinck, Tiny Tim
    --On film: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - "My Favorite Things" and "The Christmas Song."
    --Englebert Humperdinck - "Les Bicyclettes De Belsize" & "Marry Me."
    --Tiny Tim - "Great Balls of Fire," "School Days," "I'm Glad I'm A Boy" and "My Hero."
    --Gloria Loring - "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" & "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me."
    --Jack Carter (stand-up comedy)
    --Scoey Mitchell (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --David Hemmings (actor) - recites Dylan Thomas poems "In My Craft of Sullen Art" and "Death Shall Have No Dominion."
    --Peter Gennaro and his dancers (choreographer, with 8 women) - dance to "I've Got Rhythm."
    --Audience bows: Lou Brecker (of the Roseland Ballroom), Ann-Margret, and Gail Hunnicut (David Hemmings' wife).moreless
  • November 24, 1968: Dusty Springfield, Jackie Mason, Nancy Wilson
    --Dusty Springfield - "Son of a Preacher Man."
    --Nancy Wilson - "Clear Out Of This World" & "Face It Girl, It's Over."
    --The Kessler Twins - "I Say A Little Prayer."
    --The Doodletown Pipers - "MacArthur Park."
    --Jackie Mason (stand-up comedian)
    --Burns & Schreiber (comedy team) - cab driver and passenger routine.
    --Morey Amsterdam (comedian)
    --The Muppets - Three serpent type creatures each raise their heads and say "Scrap-yap" in turn. One blows mist to eliminate the other. At the conclusion, Jim Henson comes out to shake Ed's hand.
    Also appearing:
    --Silvan (magician from Italy, background music is instrumental of 5th Dimension's "Up, Up and Away" and Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual")
  • October 27, 1968: Mary Hopkin, George Carlin, Helen Hayes, Gary Lewis, Ed Ames
    --Mary Hopkin - "Morning of My Life" & "Those Were the Days."
    --Gary Lewis and the Playboys - "Main Street."
    --Ed Ames (singer-actor) - medley: "Gentle on My Mind," "My Cup Runnith Over," "The Look Of Love" and "Kiss Her Now."
    --The Doodletown Pipers - "The 59th Bridge Street Song (Feelin' Groovy)" and 2 other songs.
    --George Carlin (comedian)
    --Judge Dewey Markham & Pigmeat Markham (comedy sketch)
    Also appearing:
    --Helen Hayes (actress) - reads the preface from her book.
    --Kuban Cossacks (Cossack dancers)
    --Audience bows: Mr. and Mrs. Don Rickles, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Vale, Ken Berry, Perle Mesta.
  • October 20, 1968: The 5th Dimension, Steve McQueen (on film), Joan Rivers, Lana Cantrell

    --The Fifth Dimension - "Sweet Blindness."
    --Lana Cantrell sings "Didn't We?"
    --Tony Sandler & Ralph Young - "Gonna Build A Mountain."
    --Joan Rivers - stand-up topics include dating, marriage and men.
    --David Frye (impressionist) - imitates George Jessel, Buckley, Johnson, Richard Nixon, George Wallace, and Hubert Humphrey.
    Also appearing:
    --Richard Castellano, Helen Verbit, and Bobby Alto (actors) - perform a scene from their Broadway play "Lovers & Other Strangers."
    --The Peiro Brothers (jugglers from Argentina)
    --Audience bows: Ed Ames, Grace Cahn, Martin Wolman, Ed King, Peter Yates, and Carmine Santullo.

    On film:
    --Ed interviews Steve McQueen on the set of "Bullet." McQueen is seen riding a motorcycle. The actor also races a dune buggy (with Ed as his reluctant passenger). Segment ends with an auto chase scene from "Bullet."

  • October 13, 1968: The Beach Boys, Richard Pryor, Pearl Bailey
    --The Beach Boys - "Do It Again" & "Good Vibrations."
    --Pearl Bailey sings "Tower Of Strength," "I Believe" & "That's Life."
    --Denny McLain Quartet (baseball player playing organ, with his combo) - "Girl From Ipanema."
    --Bob Gibson (baseball pitcher on guitar) and the Denny McLain Quartet - instrumental song, unknown title.
    --Gilbert Becaud - "Je T' Attends" & "What Now My Love."
    --Richard Pryor (stand-up comedy) - re: "being cool," personal grooming & hygene.
    --Jim Henson's Muppets - Muppets jump in & out of trash cans, scaring little girl.
    --Bill Dana (comedian) - astronaut routine with Ed.
    --Sugar Ray Robinson (boxer) - talks with Ed.
    --Ed interviews jockey Stanley Dancer, appearing with million dollar racing horse Cardigan Bay.
    Audience bows: Mrs. Babe Ruth, Irving Rudd, Sugar Ray Robinson, Mickey Lolich (1968 World Series pitching hero), H. Lesslie Ward Jr, Benjamin Preston.
    On film : Clip from the movie "Goodbye Mr. Chips" with Petula Clark & Peter O'Toole. Ed interviews Clark & O'Toole. Ed & O'Toole sing "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling."
  • October 6, 1968: Dionne Warwick, Tony Bennett, Flip Wilson, Tiny Tim

    --Dionne Warwick sings "The Impossible Dream" and "Promises, Promises."
    --Tony Bennett sings a medley: "Get Happy," "Hushabye Mountain," "They'll Never Be Another You" and "Who Can I Turn To?"
    --Woody Herman's Orchestra - instrumental song, possibly "Yes Indeed."
    --Tiny Tim sings a medley of "Hello, Hello," "As Time Goes By" and "I Gave Her That."
    --The Kessler Twins (singers-dancers) - "Lili Marlene" production number with male dancers.
    --The cast of the off-Broadway musical "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown" performs "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown" and "Happiness." (The performers include Bob Lydiard as Charlie Brown, Boni Enten as Lucy, Gene Kidwell as Linus,Don Potter as Snoopy, Jimmy Dodge as Schroeder,and Karen Johnson as Patty.)

    --Flip Wilson (stand-up routine)

    Also appearing:
    --The Goetchies (unicyclists).
    --Audience bows: Tillie and Butris Khaury (Tiny Tim's parents).
    --Cameos (possibly audience bows): Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting (actors, stars of the 1968 movie "Romeo and Juliet").

  • September 29, 1968: Jefferson Airplane, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Red Skelton
    --Jefferson Airplane - "Crown of Creation," "Won't You Try" & "Saturday Afternoon."
    --Diana Ross & the Supremes - "Love Child" and a 'Funny Girl' medley ("I'm The Greatest Star," "Don't Rain On My Parade" and "People").
    --Red Skelton (comedy monologue) - makes jokes about Las Vegas, tells a "Funny Farm" joke (patients plotting an escape), and does a pantomime (of a new father, looking through the maternity ward window, seeing his newborn baby for the first time).
    Also appearing:
    --The Berosinis (four male acrobats from Czechoslovakia) - do a balancing-somersault act using a teeterboard.
    On film:
    --On location in Italy, Ed interviews actors Sergio Franchi & Virna Lisi. (Franchi and Lisi were probably on the set of their film "The Secret of Santa Vittoria.")