The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 20 Episode 3

September 24, 1967: The Mamas and the Papas, Florence Henderson, John Byner

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 24, 1967 on CBS

Episode Recap

Transcript (September 24, 1967):

--Start of show, Ed's opening comments
--Audience bows: Ralph Pearl & Charlie McAddams (reporter & publisher of Las Vegas Sun)
--Jorgen and Conny (balancers, acrobats from Sweeden) - pole balancers, one acrobat climbs 30 foot pole that's balanced on the other's head

--The Mamas and the Papas - "Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon)"
--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - Topo looks at works of art, Ed Is Mona Lisa
--Audience bow: Roberto Rossellini
--Jack Carter (stand-up comedian) - salutes Ed's 20th anniversary, tells jokes about NYC, cabs, Hippies/Beatniks, Camelot.
--Ed Ames - sings "My Cup Runneth Over" & "When The Snow Is On the Roses"
--Audience bow: Duane Hackney
--John Byner (comedian) - imitates Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Topo Gigio, and Lenny Jackie. Does his "One Barzony Brother" routine as he does a juggling and teeter board act by himself.
--Florence Henderson (actress-singer) - medley from "Sound of Music": "My Favorite Things," "Climb Every Mountain," "Do-Re-Mi" & "The Sound of Music"
--John Byner imitates Ed singing Georgy Girl

--The Mamas and the Papas - medley: "Monday, Monday," "I Call Your Name" & "California Dreamin'." The set resembles a "groovy love pad." Ed sits and chats with the Mamas & the Papas. He asks them about breakup rumors (which unfortunately proved to be accurate) and their upcoming European trip.
--Jean Claude (balancing act) - balances dolls and balls on his feet.

The following guests were scheduled to appear (but aren't mentioned on above transcript): --Betty Grable
--Bobbie Gentry
--Jerry Vale (singer)
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