The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 14 Episode 1

September 17, 1961: Bert Lahr and Nancy Walker, Gordon and Sheila MacRae, The Wanderers

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 17, 1961 on CBS

Episode Recap

Episode transcript:
--Program begins with curtain rising, followed by guests walking across stage: Gordon and Sheila MacRae, Bert Lahr, Nancy Walker, Corbett Monica, the Wanderers, Richardi, The Mayo Brothers and Teddy Randazzo.
Commercial: Kodak flash cameras
--Teddy Randazzo sings "Lady of Spain"
Commercial for Eastman Kodax (announced by Julia Meade)
--Teddy Randazzo sings "Autumn in New York"
--Richardi (illusionist) - does magic tricks (also appears later in show)
--The Wanderers (singing quartet, doo wop vocal group) sing "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" and "Every Day (I Have the Blues)"
Commercial: The Verifax Bantam photocopier
--The Wanderers sing "The Whiffin' Poof Song"
--Bert Lahr and Nancy Walker (comedians) - perform "The Love Nest," a comedy skit about a married couple who are not speaking to each other.
--The Mayo Brothers (tap dancing duo)
Commercial: Kodak 8mm movie projectors
--Gordon and Sheila MacRae (musical comedy performers) - begin their medley of old-time standards with "A Bicycle Built for Two" (while sitting on a bicycle built for two), "The Band Played On" (in a Beer Garden scene), "Adeline" (by Gordon MacRae in a barber's chair), "By the Sea" (by Sheila MacRae with four backup singers), "Every Day is Ladies Day with Me" (by Gordon), unknown song (by Sheila), "I'm Just Wild About Harry" (by Sheila), "This Nearly Was Mine" (by Gordon), and "Make Someone Happy" (Gordon and Sheila).
Commercial: Kodak photo processing
--Richardi (South American illusionist-magician, with female assistant) - does escape trick and disappearing act.
--Corbett Monica (comedian) - stand-up comedy monologue.
Commercial: Colgate Toothpaste and Plamolive Rapid shave (with Mickey Mantle)
--Richardi performs a trick with a disappearing gold fish.
Commercial: Eastman Kodak (announced by Julia Meade)
--Closing credits