The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 21 Episode 1

September 29, 1968: Jefferson Airplane, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Red Skelton

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 29, 1968 on CBS
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September 29, 1968: Jefferson Airplane, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Red Skelton
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Music:
--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").
Comedy:
--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.")
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Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

Host

Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

Jefferson Airplane

Jefferson Airplane

themselves

Guest Star

Sergio Franchi

Sergio Franchi

Himself, on film

Guest Star

Virna Lisi

Virna Lisi

Herself, on film

Guest Star

Red Skelton

Red Skelton

Himself

Recurring Role

Diana Ross

Diana Ross

Herself

Recurring Role

The Supremes

The Supremes

Themselves

Recurring Role

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