The Ed Sullivan Show Season 18

Season 18

The Ed Sullivan Show Season 18

First Air Date: September 27, 1964

First Aired on    :   1964
Episodes    :   40 episodes



Episodes

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18x40 Gerry & the Pacemakers / Jerry Vale / The Womenfolk (August 29, 1965)


Guests: --Gerry and the Pacemakers - ""I Like It,"" ""You'll Never Walk Alone"" & ""I'm the One"" --Jerry Vale - ""I Feel a Song Coming On,"" ""I'm Always Chasing Rainbows"" & ""Granada"" --The Womenfolk (folk singers) – ""Jane, Jane,"" ""500 Miles"" & ""La Bamba"" --Morecambe and Wise (British comedy team) --The Kessler Twins (singers) --Rich Little (impressionist) --Cairoli & Company (English comedians) --The Three Hermanis (European novelty act)


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18x39 Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas / Tony Bennett (June 27, 1965)


Guests (June 27, 1965): --Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas - ""From a Window"" & ""Bad to Me"" --Tony Bennett - ""San Francisco,"" ""One for My Baby,"" ""It Had to be You"" and ""One More for the Road"" --Jackie Vernon (comedian) --The Belafonte Folk Singers (African musicians) --The Kim Sisters (singers/musicians) --Topo Gigio (puppet, sings ""Love Me Do"") --Johnny Hart (magician)


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18x38 Dave Clark Five / scheduled: Cab Calloway; Soupy Sales (June 20, 1965)


--The Dave Clark Five - ""Glad All Over,"" ""Come Home"" & ""I Like It Like That"" Other guests (scheduled): --Cab Calloway --Juliet Prowse (dancer) --Soupy Sales (comedian) --Totie Fields (comedian) --Arthur Haynes (British comedian) --The Malmo Girls (gymnasts from Sweeden) --Elizabeth & Collins (knife throwers)


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18x37 Tom Jones / The Seekers / Dee Dee Sharp / Sid Caesar (June 13, 1965)


Guests: --Tom Jones - ""It's Not Unusual"" & ""Watcha You Gonna Do"" --The Seekers - ""A World of Our Own"" --Dee Dee Sharp - ""Steady, Steady"" --Sid Caesar --London Lee (comedian) --Jean Paul Vignon - ""What Now My Love"" (in French) --Allen and Rossi (comedians) --Steve Rossi - ""Sunrise, Sunset"" --Rudi Schweitzer (juggler)


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18x36 Herman's Hermits / scheduled: Tommy Steele; Trini Lopez (June 06, 1965)


--Herman's Hermits – ""Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter,"" ""I'm Henry The VIII, I Am"" and ""Wonderful World"" Other guests (scheduled to appear): --Tommy Steele (musical-comedy star) - ""Let Me Sing A Happy Song"" (from Steele's Broadway show ""Half a Sixpence"") --Tommy Steele and the ""Half a Sixpence"" cast - ""Money To Burn"" --Trini Lopez (with orchestra) - ""A Taste of Honey,"" ""Greenback Dollar,"" ""Brown Eyes"" and ""We'll Sing in the Sunshine"" --Roberta Peters --John Byner (comedian) --Georgie Kaye (comedian) --Mr. Cox (magician) --The Malmo Girls (gymnasts)


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18x35 The Animals / scheduled: Bert Lahr; Connie Francis; Wayne Newton (May 30, 1965)


--The Animals - ""Bright Lights, Big City"" & ""Bring It On Home to Me"" Other guests (scheduled to appear): --Connie Francis --Bert Lahr (comedian, doing his ""Woodsman, Spare that Tree"" routine) --Stiller and Meara --Wayne Newton --Anthony Newley (scheduled to sing numbers from the Broadway musical ""The Roar of the Greasepaint – the Smell of the Crowd"") --Jackie Vernon --Pat Henning --Morty Gunty --DeMille aerialists


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18x34 Liza Minnelli / Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn / the Bachelors (May 23, 1965)


Guests: --Guy Lombardo - ""Red Roses for a Blue Lady"" & ""12th Street Rag"" --The Fredianis (acrobatic trio) --Liza Minnelli - ""All I Need is One Good Break"" & ""Sing Happy"" --Pernell Roberts (actor) - sings a western medley (production number) --Bob King (stand-up comedian) --Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn (ballet dancers) - dance from Khachaturian's Ballet ""Gayne"" --Kathy Kirby - ""Can't Stop Loving That Man of Mine"" --The Bachelors (Irish folk trio) - ""Marie"" & ""I Believe""


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18x33 Petula Clark / Rudolf Nureyev / Alan King (May 16, 1965)


Guests: --Petula Clark - ""I Know a Place"" & ""Heart"" --Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn (ballet dancers) - perform three excerpts from ""Swan Lake"" --Alan King (stand-up comedian) - routine about how parents bug kids. Alan talks about his kid's little league. --Sue Carson (comedian) --The West Point Glee Club --The Elwardos (balancing act) --Ugo Garrido (juggler) Other guests (scheduled to appear): --The Beach Boys - ""Help Me Rhonda"" --Frankie Randall (pop singer) CBS repeated this episode on September 5, 1965. The Beach Boys were not mentioned on the repeat.


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18x32 scheduled: Della Reese; the Three Stooges; Richard Pryor; Juliet Prowse (May 09, 1965)


Scheduled guests: --Della Reese --The Three Stooges --Richard Pryor --Juliet Prowse --Vaughn Monroe (singer) --Jackie Clark (comedian) --The Kim Sisters (singers) --Les Doubles Faces (pantomime artists)


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18x31 Rolling Stones / Dusty Springfield / Tom Jones (May 02, 1965)


--The Rolling Stones - ""The Last Time,"" Little Red Rooster"" and ""Someone to Love"" --Dusty Springfield - ""All Cried Out"" --Tom Jones - ""It's Not Unusual"" --Audience bow (cameo): Roy Orbison --Leslie Uggams - ""Melancholy Baby"" --Totie Fields (comedian) --Topo Gigio (puppet) --Morecambe & Wise (comedians) --The Half Brothers (juggling act) --Gitta Morrelly (balancing act)


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18x30 Freddie & the Dreamers / Sean Connery (on film) / Eydie Gormé (April 25, 1965)


--On film: Ed Sullivan talks with Sean Connery and Claudine Auger on the set of ""Thunderball"" Guests: --Freddie and the Dreamers perform ""I'm Telling You Now,"" ""You Were Made for Me"" & ""Do the Freddie"" --Eydie Gormé sings ""Matchmaker"" (from ""Fiddler on the Roof"") and ""As Long As He Needs Me"" (from ""Oliver"") --Charo appears with Xavier Cugat and his band --Leon Bibb (folk singer) - ""Who Can I Turn To?"" --Marty Allen and Steve Rossi (comedy team) - astronaut routine. Later in show, Rossi sings ""Al Di La"" --Shelly Berman (comedian) --Inga and Rolf (Adagio dancers) --Tux (European balancing act) --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet)


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18x29 John Huston / Sam Snead / Soupy Sales (April 18, 1965)


Easter Show: --John Huston - scene from ""The Bible"" (might be on film) --The McGuire Sisters - Medley (""Heart Beat For Me,"" ""Easter Parade,"" ""Try A Little Tenderness"" & ""On the Avenue."") --The children from ""The Sound of Music"" sing ""So Long"" --On film: Soupy Sales & Sam Sneed (on film, golf film, Ed challenges Sam Sneed to golf match) --Sam Sneed (pro-golfer on stage with Ed) --Myron Cohen (stand-up comedian) --Martha Schlamme (singer) --Roy Castle - English comic (sings and tap dances) --Brian Andru (comedic tightrope act) --The White Sisters - Suzanna Nuns From Africa --Topo Gigio (Topo and the Bear) --Anden's Poodles (Trained animal act) Audience bows: Robert E. Moses & the parents of the McGuire Sisters


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18x28 Gerry & the Pacemakers / Maurice Chevalier / Soupy Sales (April 11, 1965)


Guests: --Gerry and the Pacemakers – ""Ferry Across the Mersey,"" ""It's Gonna Be Alright"" & ""Why, Oh Why"" --Maurice Chevalier - ""C'est Magnifique,"" ""It's All Right with Me"" and ""Just One of Those Things"" --Soupy Sales (comedian) - ""The Mouse"" --London Lee (comedian) --Jose Torres (middleweight boxing champion) - ""Un Poco Mas"" --Felicia Sanders (singer) - ""Sunrise, Sunset"" --The San Francisco Ballet - ""Beautiful Galatea"" --Stephenson's Dogs --Jorgen and Conny (a balancing act)


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18x27 scheduled: Vince Edwards; Cilla Black; Alan King; Abbe Lane; George Kirby (April 04, 1965)


Scheduled guests: --Vince Edwards (from ""Ben Casey"") --Cilla Black (singer) - ""You're My World"" --Alan King (comedian) --Abbe Lane (singer) --George Kirby (comedian) --Jean Paul Vignon (singer from France) --Djoliba (African instrumental and dance ensemble)


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18x26 Little Anthony and the Imperials / Bobby Vinton (March 28, 1965)


Guests: --Little Anthony and the Imperials - ""Hurts So Bad"" --Bobby Vinton - ""Long Lonely Nights"" + medley of hits & tribute to Broadway songwriters --Bob King (comedian) --Elizabeth Allen & Sergio Franchi - ""Do I Hear A Waltz"" & ""Take The Moment"" (or ""Take This Moment"") --Sergio Franchi - ""Stella By Starlight"" --Marilyn Michaels - ""All Or Nothing At All"" --Le Marcellis (acrobat tricks with chairs and tables)


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18x25 Gary Lewis & the Playboys / Connie Francis / Tony Bennett / Melinda Marx (March 21, 1965)


Guests: --Gary Lewis & the Playboys - ""This Diamond Ring"" & ""Count Me In"" --Tony Bennett (with the Woody Herman Orchestra) - ""Love Scene,"" ""If I Ruled The World,"" ""Lullabye of Broadway"" & ""Who Can I Turn To"" --Connie Francis - ""(Up Above My Head) There's Music in the Air"" (part of Gospel medley?) --Connie Francis - ""For Mama"" and ""Goldfinger"" --Melinda Marx - ""East Side of Town"" (Groucho Marx's daughter) --Woody Herman Orchestra - ""My Favorite Things"" --Pat Buttram (stand-up comedian) - tells stories about his grandparents --Jean Carroll (comedian) - jokes about domestic life & department stores --Ray Bloch & Band - Topo Gigo song --Texas Boys Choir Of Fort Worth - ""Mustang Grey"" --Claus Beckers (unicyclist act) - unicyclist with female assistant balances teapot & cups on tray. --Audience bow: Vic Ghezzi


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18x24 Petula Clark / Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem / Nancy Walker & Bert Lahr (March 14, 1965)


Guests: --Petula Clark – ""Downtown"" and ""I Know a Place"" --Pat O'Brien --Nancy Walker & Bert Lahr --Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem - ""Wild Colonial Boy"" --Allen & Rossi (comedy team) --Steve Rossi - ""I'll Set My Love to Music"" --Jimmy Roselli - ""Femina"" & ""Rock-A-Bye Your Baby"" --Dorothy Donegan (pianist) - ""The Man I Love"" --The Olympiades (body builders)


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18x23 Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald / Rita Pavone / Stiller & Meara (March 07, 1965)


Guests: --Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald (medley of Duke's hits) --Duke Ellington - ""It Don't Mean A Thing"" --Rita Pavone - ""My Eyes"" --Stiller & Meara (comedians) --On film: Film clip from ""The Sound of Music"" with Julie Andrews singing ""My Favorite Things"" --Roy Castle (comedian) --The Clark Brothers (tap dancers) --The Carmenas (balancing act)


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18x22 scheduled: Wayne Newton; Juliet Prowse; Alan King; Bill Dana (February 28, 1965)


Scheduled guests (from Florida's Miami Beach Auditorium): --Wayne Newton --Juliet Prowse --Alan King --Bill Dana --The Hurricanes (the University of Miami's Glee Club) --The Cypress Gardens water skiers --The Singing Hialeah Jockey Octet --The Sensational Leighs (aerial act)


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18x21 scheduled: Sid Caesar; Roberta Peters; Betsy Palmer; Frank Gorshin (February 21, 1965)


Scheduled guests: --Sid Caesar --Roberta Peters (Metropolitan Opera soprano) --Jerry Vale (singer) --Betsy Palmer --Frank Gorshin --London Lee (comedian) --Malcolm Powell (ventriloquist) --The Three Kims (acrobats) --Conrad Buckner


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18x20 Dave Clark Five / Rowan & Martin / Steve Lawrence (February 14, 1965)


Guests: --The Dave Clark Five - ""Everybody Knows,"" ""Because"" & ""Anyway You Want It"" --Steve Lawrence - ""Hello, Dolly!"" ""People"" & ""Where Can I Go"" --Victor Borge - ""Viennese Waltz"" and a routine about an ""inflationary language"" (in which Tuesday would become Threesday). --Rowan & Martin (comedy team does a spy sketch and a quiz show routine) --The Israeli Ballet - performs some native folk dances --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) --The Mattison Trio (tap dancers) - ""Malaguena"" --John's balancing act


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18x19 Jimmy Durante / scheduled: Leslie Uggams; Stiller & Meara; Jean Carroll (February 07, 1965)


Guests (confirmed): --Jimmy Durante (entertainer, celebrating his 72nd birthday) --Sonny King Additional guests (scheduled to appear): --Leslie Uggams --Stiller & Meara --Rebecca Raz --Jean Carroll --Vaughn Monroe


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18x18 Lesley Gore / Burt Lancaster / Mickey Rooney / Miriam Makeba (January 31, 1965)


Guests: --Lesley Gore - ""The Look of Love"" & ""Hello Young Lovers"" --Burt Lancaster (chats with Ed & film clips) --Mickey Rooney --Roger Williams --Miriam Makeba (South African folk singer, with back up singers) - ""Intoyam"" (African song) --The Agastonios (acrobat team) --Ravic & Babs (roller skaters)


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18x17 Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn (January 17, 1965)



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18x16 scheduled: Sid Caesar; Wayne Newton; Betsy Palmer; Shari Lewis (January 10, 1965)


Scheduled guests: --Sid Caesar --Wayne Newton --Betsy Palmer --Shari Lewis (puppeteer) --London Lee (comedian) --The Kim Sisters (singers) --Topo Gigio --The Sophie Maslow Dance Company --Johnny Puleo and his Harmonica Gang


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18x15 scheduled: Liza Minnelli, Jean Paul Vignon, Totie Fields (January 03, 1965)


Scheduled guests: --Liza Minnelli --Jean Paul Vignon --Totie Fields --Marc London (comedian) --Carmen Sevilla --Lew Bassi (juggler) --The Mattison Trio (tap-dancers) --Topo Gigio


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18x14 The Supremes / Serendipity Singers / Leslie Uggams (December 27, 1964)


Guests: --The Supremes - ""Come See About Me"" --The Serendipity Singers - ""Every Time I Feel the Spirit"" --Leslie Uggams - ""Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo"" & ""Cockeyed Optimist"" --Rip Taylor (comedian) --Jean Carrol (comedian) --Frank Gorshin (impressionist) --Davis and Reese (stand-up comedians)


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18x13 Jack Jones / Allen & Rossi / Charlie Manna (December 20, 1964)


Guests: --Jack Jones - Christmas medley & ""My Favorite Things."" --Jack Jones (later in show) - ""Somebody Loves Me"" & ""You're Nobody"" medley --Allen & Rossi (comedy team) - James Bond spoof --Steve Rossi sings ""Have You Had Any Fun?"" --Sandu and the Green Mountain Boys (might be Sandu Scott and the Scotties) - sings, does imitations including Ed Sullivan; Carol Channing singing ""Hello Dolly"" --Charlie Manna (comedian) - opera sketch, sings ""Barber of Seville"" --Jesuit Priests led by Father Lawrence Madden - Religious medley --Victor Julian (circus dog act with dogs in costume, one as Santa Claus) --Topo Gigio (mouse puppet) - Topo's homesick during Christmas, gets phone call from Mama --Jim Brown - talks to Ed on stage --Audience bow: Jack Rice (high-school all-American) --George Carl (comic pantomime) --Audience bows: Buddy Hackett & London Lee --The Morlidors (cortortionist act) - man in black mask with 2 female assistants


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18x12 Julie Harris / Stiller & Meara / Alan King / Robert Preston (December 13, 1964)


Guests: --Robert Preston - sings ""Half the Battle is Learning How to Smile"" (in a scene from ""Ben Franklin In Paris"") --Julie Harris --Anita Bryant - ""Fly Me to the Moon"" --Stiller & Meara --Arthur Worsley (British ventriloquist) --Fabulous Hong Kong Hi-De-His --Danielle Barioni --Marquis Chimps --Con Conwally (balancing knife act)


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18x11 scheduled: Piccola Pupa; Mitchell Trio; Sid Caesar (December 06, 1964)


Guests: --Sid Caesar --Gary Lewis and the Playboys   --Piccola Pupa --The Mitchell Trio (folk singers) --Sophie Tucker --Allen and Rossi (comedy team) --Betsy Palmer Scheduled guest: --Bob Lewis (comedian)


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18x10 scheduled: Ella Fitzgerald; Gordon and Sheila MacRae (November 29, 1964)


Scheduled guests: --Ella Fitzgerald --Gordon and Sheila MacRae --Myron Cohen --Corps De Ballet --Obernkirchen Children's Choir


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18x09 scheduled: Tony Bennett; Leslie Uggams; Victor Borge (November 22, 1964)


Scheduled guests: --Tony Bennett --Leslie Uggams --Victor Borge --The Womenfolk (folk singers) - ""Sail Away"" & ""Rock-Em Daddy-O"" --Pat O'Brien (actor) --The Pan Am North Stars (steelband musicians)


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18x08 Peter and Gordon / Sammy Davis Jr. / Kaye Stevens (November 15, 1964)


Peter and Gordon – ""I Don't Want to See You Again"" & ""500 Miles"" Other guests: --Sammy Davis Jr. - ""Don't Shut Me Out"" --Kaye Stevens - ""I'll Tell Them All"" --The Kessler Twins (singers) --Jackie Vernon (comedian) --Charlie Drake --Trio Hoganas (high wire balancing act) --Brizio (Italian comic act)


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18x07 Jimmy Durante / Jean Paul Vignon / Nipsey Russell (November 08, 1964)


Guests: --Jimmy Durante - ""Old Man Time,"" ""Fascination"" & ""Count Your Blessings"" --Sonny King and Jimmy Durante - ""Hey, Look Me Over"" & ""I Ain't Down Yet"" --Eddie Jackson and Jimmy Durante - ""Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?"" --Nipsey Russell (comedian) --Jean Paul Vignon (French pop singer) --Parker and Towers (ice skaters) --The Fabulous Kids from Hong Kong (a vocal-instrumental group) --Jay Nemeth (ventriloquist) --Ginny Tiu and family (a children's variety act) --The Del Rey Brothers (jugglers) Scheduled guests: --Richard Hearne --The Bachelors (music group from London)


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18x06 Dave Clark Five / Rex Harrison / Alan King (November 01, 1964)


The Dave Clark Five - ""Anyway You Want It"" Other guests: --Rex Harrison (on film?) --Leon Bibb (folk singer) --Alan King (comedian) --Marilyn Michaels (singer-impressionist) --Dolores Gray (singer) --Richard Hearne (British comedian, a.k.a. ""Mr. Pastry"") --Rolando (a balancing artist)


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18x05 Rolling Stones / Jack Jones / Stiller & Meara (October 25, 1964)


The Rolling Stones - ""Around and Around"" and ""Time is on My Side"" Other guests: --Stiller & Meara (comedy team) --Jack Jones - ""Travel On"" & ""Bewitched"" --London Lee (comedian) --Lawrence Harvey --Kim Sisters - ""Joshua"" --Charlie Drake --The Berosini Family (acrobats)


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18x04 The Animals / Van Johnson / Jackie Mason (October 18, 1964)


Guests: --The Animals – ""I'm Crying"" & ""House of the Rising Sun"" --Jackie Mason (stand-up comedian) - routine includes imitation of news reporter Marvin Kalb commenting on LBJ's speech. --Van Johnson - ""I Want to be Happy"" & talks with Ed about his past films --John Byner (comedian) does impersonations of Ed Sullivan, Johnny Mathis & Tony Bennett --Joan Sutherland - ""Ardon gli incensi"" (as Lucia, from ""Lucia di Lammermoor"") --Rita Pavone - ""Sul Cucozzole"" --Totie Fields (stand-up, tells jokes about her weight, banks & safe deposit box) --The Cambridge Circus (British comedy troupe) Cameos: Bob Gibson & Tim McCarver (World Series heroes talk with Ed)


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18x03 Roy Orbison / Connie Francis / Harlem Globetrotters (October 11, 1964)


Guests: --Roy Orbison - ""Oh, Pretty Woman"" --Connie Francis - (1) baseball medley: ""Take Me Out to the Ballgame"" (& other baseball songs), ""Meet Me In St. Louis"" (& a song about New York). (2) medley: ""Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone"" and ""After You've Gone Away"" --Connie Francis - ""My Man"" --Juliet Prowse --Harlem Globetrotters --George Kirby (comedian who does impressions, imitates Sammy Davis Jr.) --Allen & Rossi (comedy team) --Jean Paul Vignon (French pop singer) --Jean Carroll (stand-up comedian, tells jokes about her husband & daughter) --The Youngs (circus act, performers do jumps using a teeterboard) CBS repeated this show on July 4, 1965.


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18x02 Louis Armstrong / Sid Caesar / Abbe Lane / Pat Boone (October 04, 1964)


Guests: --Louis Armstrong – ""Hello Dolly"" & ""So Long Dearie"" --Sid Caesar (comedian) - 2 skits: (1) Japanese baseball player sketch (2) 1964 election news report sketch --Yogi Berra --Pat Boone - ""My Baby Just Cares for Me,"" ""Beach Girl"" and ""Exodus"" --Abbe Lane - ""I Didn't Know What Time It Was"" & ""I'm In Love with A Wonderful Guy"" --Jim Bouton (of the Yankees) - does a Frank Fontain impression --Tony Lema - golf match with Ken Venturi --The Radugas (Raduga dancers) - Russian Cossack folk dance --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - puppet wearing a Beatle wig.


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18x01 Beach Boys / Alan King / Robert Goulet (September 27, 1964)


Guests: --The Beach Boys - ""I Get Around"" and ""Wendy"" --Robert Goulet - ""Let There be Love,"" ""Quiet Nights,"" ""This is All I Ask"" and ""My Love Forgive Me (Amore Scusami)"" --Leslie Uggams - ""I Feel Pretty"" & ""The Man I Love"" --Topo Gigio (mouse puppet) - routine might include ""Let's Call The Whole Thing Off"" --Vonda Kay Van Dyke & Curley - ""Wherever We Go, It's Together"" (""There She Is Miss America"" is played as they walk on stage.) --Alan King (stand-up comedian) - routine about ""Dr. Sam,"" Dr. Sam Roth, a doctor in his neighborhood (when he was a kid in the lower East Side of Manhattan) and other medical observances.




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