The Hollywood Palace

Season 6 Episode 22

Hosts: Diana Ross & the Supremes / Stevie Wonder / Ethel Waters

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Mar 08, 1969 on ABC

Episode Recap

Transcript (Note: The commercials are from the 31May69 repeat):
--Opening Credits
Commercial for Firestone Polyglas Tires ("Arizona talks about the Polyglas Tires")
--Diana Ross & the Supremes - "It's Today" (song from 'Mame')
Diana Ross introduces the Supremes (Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong).
--The Saddris Dancers (comedic dancers) - two men hold onto a woman as they throw her into the air.
Commercials: Raleigh and Bel-Air cigarettes
--Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder - "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
--Stevie Wonder - "I Don't Know Why"
--Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross - "For Once In My Life"
Commercials: (1) Bayer aspirin (2) Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner

--Soupy Sales (comedian) - in a comedy routine, plays Charles Vichy Suave, a French nightclub performer. During performance, in a voiceover he reveals what he really thinks of the audience and his piano player.
--Donald McKayle (dancer-choreographer) and Diana Ross dance to "Soulful Strut"
Station ID break
Commercial: Benrus automatic winding watches (Sea Lord and Fair Lady models)
--Diana Ross talks to Ethel Waters. Waters reminisces about her early career during WWI when she was known as "Sweet Mama Stringbeans."
--Ethel Waters and Diana Ross sing "Bread 'n' Gravy"
--Ethel Waters sings "Suppertime" (which was written for Waters by Irving Berlin for the revue 'As Thousands Cheer')
Commercial: Champion Spark Plugs (tested in new Chevrolet autos)
--Diana Ross and the Supremes introduce Sammy Shore by singing "Bringing in the Sheaves"
--Sammy Shore (comedian) - plays a preacher in a stand-up comedy routine.
Commercials: (1) Hai Karate Oriental Spice (men's colone) (2) Ben-Gay (2nd ad in B&W)
--Diana Ross and the Supremes - medley ("The Lady Is a Tramp" and "Let's Get Away from It All"), "Day After Day" and "I'm Livin' in Shame"
Commercial: Benrus automatic winding watches (Sea Lord and Fair Lady models)
Closing credits.
Public Service Announcement commercials: (1) "Help" booklet for the handicapped. (2) "Trying to get a good job...without a good education is like getting stuck in a revolving door. You just don't get anywhere."