The Ed Sullivan Show Season 23

Season 23

The Ed Sullivan Show Season 23

First Air Date: September 28, 1969

First Aired on    :   1969
Episodes    :   36 episodes



Episodes

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23x36 Tommy James & the Shondells / Stiller & Meara / Moms Mabley (June 14, 1970)


Guests: --Tommy James & the Shondells - ""Ball of Fire"" & ""I'm Alive"" --Moms Mabley (stand-up comedian) - sings ""Abraham, Martin & John"" --Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara (comedy team, parents of Ben Stiller) --Margaret Whiting - ""Moonlight In Vermont"" & ""Gentle On My Mind"" (Richard Whiting's Daughter) --Sergio Franchi - ""Didn't We"" & ""With A Little Help From My Friends"" (also appears in a comedy sketch with Stiller & Meara). --Eugene List (with concert pianists from the Eastman School Of Rochester) --The Carals (balancing & juggling act)


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23x35 Connie Francis / Roslyn Kind / Morey Amsterdam (June 07, 1970)


Guests: --Connie Francis (medley of Judy Garland songs): ""The Trolley Song,"" ""You Made Me Love You,"" ""Swanie,"" ""The Man Who Got Away"" & ""Over The Rainbow"" --Roslyn Kind (Barbra Streisand's sister) - ""Purlie"" --Dick Jenson - medley: ""Try A Little Tenderness,"" ""Expressway to Your Heart,"" ""Heard It Through The Grapevine"" & ""Yesterday"" --Morey Amsterdam (stand-up comedy) --Scoey Mitchell (stand-up comedian) --Zonie And Agnes (ballet) --George Kirby (stand-up comedian) --The Ed Sullivan Singers - ""Moon River"" --Tel Smit (magician)


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23x34 scheduled: Al Martino; Rich Little; Bob Lewis; Voices of East Harlem (May 31, 1970)


Scheduled guests: --Al Martino --D. Valeny --Julie Budd --Rich Little --Bob Lewis --Voices of East Harlem --The Muppets


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23x33 scheduled: Barbara McNair; Sergio Franchi: Karen Wyman (May 24, 1970)


Scheduled guests: --Barbara McNair --Sergio Franchi --Karen Wyman --Stanley Myron Handelman --Georgie Kaye --Cadet Corps Steel Band --Rudi Schweitzer (juggler)


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23x32 scheduled: Phyllis Newman; Rodney Dangerfield; Pat Cooper (May 17, 1970)


On film: Ringo Starr - ""Sentimental Journey"" promotional film Scheduled guests: --Phyllis Newman --Rodney Dangerfield --Pat Cooper --Stu Gilliam --the Lettermen (vocal group) --West Point Glee Club --Lovelace Watkins


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23x31 Jackson Five / Clint Eastwood (on film) / Don Rickles (May 10, 1970)


Guests: --The Jackson Five - ""The Love You Save"" and medley (""I Want You Back"" & ""ABC"") --Sonny James - ""My Love"" & ""Waterloo"" --Don Rickles (comedian) --George Carlin (comedian) - In a comedy routine, Carlin appears as a ""vacation expert."" Ed joins in and asks George some questions. --Roger Williams (piano player) - ""Mas Que Nada"" & a medley of Irving Berlin songs --Peter Gennaro (dancer) --Marilyn Michaels (celebrity impressions) --Gino Tonetti - ""This Is My Life"" Film clip: Don Rickles joins Clint Eastwood on the movie set of ""Kelly's Heroes"".


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23x30 Richie Havens / Lesley Gore / John Gary (April 26, 1970)


Guests: --Richie Havens - ""The Minstrel from Gault"" --Lesley Gore - ""Cry Me A River"" & ""Hey Jude"" --John Gary - medley: ""The Straight Life,"" ""Then She's a Lover"" & ""Little Green Apples""--Moms Mabley (stand-up comedian, sings ""Deed I Do"") --Stiller & Meara (comedy team) --Robert Klein (stand-up comedy) --Jane Morgan - ""A Girl Named Johnny Cash"" & ""My Way"" --Victor Julian (dog act) --The Rolan Boys (balancing act) Audience bows (cameos): Pete Hamilton; Master Sergeant Leon Donnely; Dr. Howard Rusk; Irving Gyse; Miss USA CBS repeated this show on July 19, 1970.


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23x29 Paul McCartney (on film) / Bill Medley (scheduled guest) (April 19, 1970)


--Paul McCartney (on film) - ""Maybe I'm Amazed"" video Other guests (scheduled to appear): --Bill Medley - ""Peace Medley"" --Norm Crosby --Peter Nero --Jan Peerce --Gerri Granger --The Kessler Twins


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23x28 scheduled: Florence Henderson, Joan Rivers, Young Saints, Muppets (April 12, 1970)


Scheduled guests: --Florence Henderson (sings a medley from her movie ""Song of Norway"") - including ""Song of Norway"" --Florence Henderson - ""What Do You Do When Love Dies"" --Joan Rivers --The Young Saints (rock group) - ""Your Love"" & ""Tenderly"" --Sergio Franchi --Myron Cohen --The Muppets


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23x27 The Temptations / George Hamilton / Buddy Rich (April 05, 1970)


Guests: --The Temptations - ""You Make Me So Very Happy"" & ""Psychedelic Shack"" --Roy Rogers & Dale Evans - medley of patriotic songs: ""This Is My Country"" & ""God Bless America"" --George Hamilton - medley of Hank Williams Sr. songs: ""Hey Good Lookin',"" ""I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You""),"" ""Cold Cold Heart,"" ""Jambalaya (On the Bayou),"" ""I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry,"" ""I Saw the Light"" & ""Your Cheatin' Heart"" --Buddy Rich & Orchestra - ""Oh Ruth"" --Marilyn Maye & Buddy Rich - ""Cabaret"" medley --John Byner (comedian) --Gene Baylos (comedian) --The Canestrellis (trampoline act)


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23x26 Gladys Knight & the Pips / Bobbie Gentry / Buck Owens (March 29, 1970)


Special episode taped (probably filmed) at Army Hospitals. Sullivan and guests entertain soldiers who were wounded in Vietnam. Guests: --Gladys Knight and the Pips - ""Hey Jude"" & ""I Heard It Through the Grapevine"" --Bobbie Gentry - ""Papa"" & ""Ode to Billy Joe"" --Buck Owens - ""Act Naturally"" and ""Tall Dark Stranger"" --Nancy Ames - ""So Good To See Ya Babe"" & ""The Name Game"" --Marty Allen (stand-up comedian) --David Frye (comedian doing impressions of celebrities) --George Kirby (stand-up comedian)


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23x25 scheduled: Liza Minnelli, Rod McKuen, Liberace (March 22, 1970)


Scheduled guests: --Liza Minnelli - possibly ""If I Were In Your Shoes"" --Rod McKuen (poet-composer) - ""London,"" ""Jean"" and ""Everybody's Rich But Us"" --Liberace --Phyllis Diller (comedian) --Bill Dana (comedian) --Bojangles (singer, from Liza's nightclub act) --The Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band (from Trinidad) Note: An edited version of this episode has appeared on PBS. Any details about the PBS repeat would be appreciated!!


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23x24 Holiday on Ice Salute / Ed Ames / Lana Cantrell (March 15, 1970)


Salute to ""Holiday on Ice"" (Silver Anniversary) Guests: --Ed Ames - ""Three Reasons"" --Lana Cantrell - ""Isn't This a Lovely Day?"" Ice skating segments: --Ronnie Robertson (solo skater) --Marei Langenbein (solo skater) --Alfredo Mendoza & Carol Johnson (ice ballet) --John Leech - skater in a sketch about an after-the-party hangover. --Werner and Denise Muller --The Cook Family (acrobats) --Kossmayer's Mules --The Holiday Chimps


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23x23 Nancy Sinatra / Cast of Hair / Rodney Dangerfield / Bobby Vinton (March 08, 1970)


Guests: --Nancy Sinatra (with the Rutgers University Marching Band) - ""California Dreamin'"" & ""I Love Them All"" (might be ""The Boys in the Band"") --Bobby Vinton - ""Take Me In Your Arms"" & ""My Elusive Dream"" --Joan Sutherland & Marilyn Horne - ""Mira O Norma"" --Rodney Dangerfield (stand-up comedy) --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team doing a psychic skit) --Irwin C. Watson (stand-up comedian) --Trio Rennos (comic acrobats) Audience bow (cameo): Liberace --On film, a National Urban Coalition commerical promoting racial harmony. In the film, 100 figures in entertainment, business, government and sports are gathered together to sing ""Let the Sunshine In."" Appearing in this film: the cast of ""Hair,"" Henry Fonda, Leonard Nimoy, Ali MacGraw, Ed Sullivan, Ray Charles, Eli Wallach & Anne Jackson, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Flip Wilson, Merv Griffin, Leontyne Price, Ralph Bunche, Roy Wilkins, etc.


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23x22 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Dionne Warwick (February 22, 1970)



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23x21 Supremes (without Diana Ross) / Joe Frazier / Robert Klein (February 15, 1970)


Guests: --The ""New"" Supremes - ""Up the Ladder to the Roof"" & show tunes (Supremes with Cindy Birdsong, Jean Terrel & Mary Wilson - without Diana Ross) --Joe Frazier (wearing tuxedo, in a boxing ring set) - sings ""Knock on Wood"" --Robert Klein (stand-up comedian) --Arte Johnson (stand-up comedian) --Caterina Valente - ""Never Will I Marry"" & ""Anything Goes"" --Michael Parks - ""Mountain High"" & ""My Melancholy Baby"" --Hawthorn Tigers (animal act) --Ed Sullivan Singers - ""Mame"" --Santini Demon (a.k.a. The Amazing Fire Eating Santani Demon) - fire eater swallows lit torches, swords --Audience bows (cameos): Molly Pecan, Sam Levine; Ernie Terrel


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23x20 Bobby Goldsboro / Richard Pryor / George Carlin (February 08, 1970)


Guests: --Bobby Goldsboro - ""Everybody's Talkin'"" & ""Can You Feel It?"" --Richard Pryor (stand-up comedy) --Connie Stevens - ""Yankee Doodle,"" ""Give My Regards To Broadway"" & ""If I Were A Rich Man"" --Boots Randolph - ""Nashville, Tennessee"" & ""Hey, Jude"" --Floyd Cramer - ""I'll Never Fall in Love Again"" --Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer, and Boots Randolph - medley: ""I Can't Help It,"" ""Jambalaya,"" ""I Saw the Light"" --George Carlin (stand-up comedy) --David Frye (impressionist) --Mr. Jiggs (chimp act) --Sam & Sammy (acrobats) --Audience bows (cameos): Joe Frazier, Yankee Durham CBS repeated this show on June 21, 1970.


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23x19 scheduled: Bob Newhart; Gwen Verdon; George Carlin (February 01, 1970)


Scheduled guests: --Bob Newhart --Gwen Verdon --George Carlin --Sergio Franchi --Skiles & Henderson --Leo Samourai


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23x18 Little Anthony & the Imperials / B.J. Thomas / Robert Klein (January 25, 1970)


Guests: --B.J. Thomas - ""That Old Black Magic"" & ""Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head"" --Patti Page - ""La La La,"" ""Winter World of Love"" & ""Something"" --Little Anthony & the Imperials - ""Goin' Out of My Head,"" ""Don't Get Close,"" ""Shimmy Shimmy Koko Bop,"" ""Tears on My Pillow"" & ""Hurt So Bad"" --Robert Klein (comedian) - re: working as a substitute teacher --Norm Crosby (comedian) --The Jovers (comic balancing act) --Klauser's Bears --Jacques d'Amboise (New York City Ballet dancer) Scheduled to appear (but not mentioned on repeat): --Sly and the Family Stone CBS repeated this show on August 9, 1970


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23x17 Muhammad Ali / June Allyson / Buddy Greco (January 18, 1970)


Guests: --Muhammad Ali (a.k.a. Cassius Clay) - gives speech & sings: ""Big Time Buck White"" & ""We Came In Chains"" --June Allyson (medley of show tunes) --Minnie Pearl (comedian) --Bill Dana (as Jose Jimenez) --Michael James Brody Jr. & his wife Rennie - ""You Ain't Goin' Nowhere"" --The Kessler Twins (Alice & Ellen Kessler, twin sisters from Germany) - ""This Girl's in Love with You"" --Buddy Greco - ""Aquarius,"" ""Spinning Wheel,"" ""Smiling Faces,"" and ""A Day in the Life of a Fool"" --Mac Ronay (magician)


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23x16 Ike & Tina Turner Revue / Sonny James / Tiny Tim (January 11, 1970)


Guests: --The Ike and Tina Turner Revue - ""Proud Mary"" & ""Bold Soul Sister"" --Tiny Tim with the Enchanted Forest (an all-girl band) - ""Earth Angel"" --Tiny Tim & Miss Vicki (Tiny Tim's wife) - Tiny Tim sings a medley of old fashioned love songs to Miss Vicki --Sonny James - ""Free Roamin' Mind"" & ""It's Just A Matter of Time"" --Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara (comedy team) --Flip Wilson (stand-up comedian) - talks about his preacher, Reverend Leroy, & the preacher's wife (who, after shopping, tells her husband, ""The Devil made me buy this dress"") --Karen Wyman (17-year-old singer from New York) - ""Time and Love"" --Vino Venito (sword balancer) --Carter & Lynn (Adagio dance duo, from Detroit, Michigan) --Audience bows (cameos): Miss Vicki's parents, Tiny Tim's parents; the Kessler Twins CBS repeated this episode on July 26, 1970.


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23x15 scheduled: Temptations; Oliver; Roy Rogers & Dale Evans (January 04, 1970)


--The Temptations - ""Psychedelic Shack"" Other guests (scheduled): --Oliver - ""Sunday Morning,"" ""Jean,"" ""Good Morning Starshine"" --Roy Rogers & Dale Evans --Rodney Dangerfield --Jacques d'Amboise


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23x14 scheduled: Charlie Manna; Your Father's Moustache (December 28, 1969)


Scheduled guests: --Roberta Peters - sings ""Sempra Libera"" (from ""La Traviata"") --Robert Merrill - sings ""Di Provenza IL Mar"" (from ""La Traviata"") --Joan Rivers (comedian) --Jerry Vale (singer) --Dana Valery (singer) --Charlie Manna (comedian) --Your Father's Mustache (Dixieland band)


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23x13 The Swinging, Soulful Sixties - Diana Ross & the Supremes, etc. (December 21, 1969)


""The Swinging, Soulful Sixties"" – Ed Sullivan reviews the decade in entertainment. Taped segments (many from Ed's shows): (1) Broadway/Theater songs: --Richard Burton - Soliloquy from Shakespeare's ""Hamlet"" --Robert Goulet - song from ""Camelot"" and ""Happy Face"" --Gwen Verdon - ""If My Friends Could See Me Now"" (from ""Sweet Charity"") (2) Beatlemania: --Beatles At Shea Stadium August 15, 1965 (3) British acts: --Petula Clark - ""Downtown"" (excerpt) & interview --Clips of Dave Clark Five, Animals, Herman's Hermits, Rolling Stones, Petula Clark (4) David Frost - looks at '60's headlines and movies (5) Diana Ross & the Supremes --Ed Sullivan talks to Diana Ross about trends of popular music in the 1960s. --The Supremes - medley (""Baby Love;"" ""Stop! In The Name Of Love;"" ""Come See About Me;"" ""My World Is Empty Without You,"" ""You Can't Hurry Love,"" ""The Happening,"" ""Keep Me Hangin' On,"" ""Reflections,"" ""Love Child"" and ""I Hear A Symphony"") --The Supremes - ""So


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23x12 Jackson Five / Lainie Kazan / John Davidson (December 14, 1969)


Guests: --The Jackson 5 - ""Stand,"" ""I Wonder Who's Loving You Now"" & ""I Want You Back."" --Lainie Kazan - ""Have I Stayed Too Long At The Fair?"" --John Davidson - ""Something"" & medley (""Get Together"" & ""Games People Play"") --Wayne & Shuster (comedy team spoofing commercials) --The Muppets (Big Bird dances with 6 bird watchers) --Topo Gigio (puppet talks about his Christmas list) --Guy Marks (stand-up comedian) --El Conquistador Violinists (instrumental band, from Puerto Rico) --The Mecners (acrobatic act, top Polish circus act) Audience Bows (cameos): Diana Ross; Leroy Yarbrough (1969 Nascar Champ Driver); Etta Cortez (Editor Of Vegas Magazine); Gig Young


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23x11 Fifth Dimension / Imogene Coca / Ferrante & Teicher (December 07, 1969)


Guests: --Fifth Dimension - ""Wedding Bell Blues"" & medley (""People Got to Be Free"" & a musical version of the Declaration of Independence) --The Fifth Dimension sing ""Happy Birthday"" to Rudolph Friml (the oldest member of ASCAP). --Ferrante & Teicher (two pianists) - theme from ""Midnight Cowboy"" --Imogene Coca (comedian) - does stand up routine about an aggressive sales woman who forces Coca into radical Hippie garb --Tony Sandler & Ralph Young - ""Put On A Happy Face"" & ""The 59th Street Bridge Song"" (""Feelin' Groovy"") --Richard Tucker (Metropolitan tenor wearing clown suit) - sings the aria from the opera ""Pagliacci"" --Ron Carey (stand-up comedian, topic: Catholic football team) --Burch Mann's Ballet America (twelve dancers) --Feller Brothers & Dodo (high wire act from West Berlin) --Audience bows: Irene Papas, Yves Montand, Irving Rudd & Mrs. Bob Gibson; and a group of wounded Vietnam veterans CBS repeated this show on August 2, 1970.


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23x10 Neil Diamond / Julie Budd / Sergio Franchi (November 30, 1969)


Guests: --Neil Diamond - ""Sweet Caroline"" & ""Holly Holy"" --The Muppets (2 singing cows & 1 hairy creature sing ""Ma-Na-Ma-Na"" song) --Sergio Franchi - ""Stay"" & "" Granada"" (both songs in English & Italian) Prior to this, Ed shows videotape footage of Sergio and him in an Italian village passing wine bottles to others in a long line. --Voices Of East Harlem (led by Bernice Cole) - medley including ""For What It's Worth"" (Gospel style singing) --Julie Budd (15 year old singer) - ""Skylark"" --Pat Henry (comedian, topics: New York / marriage / health) --Irwin C. Watson (stand-up comedian, topics: old sayings / the Moon / Indians) --Martin Brothers (jugglers from Argentina) Audience bows: Toots Shore & Bob Considine (and their wives); Wayne Zahn (bowling champ); Raymond A Gallagher (VFW Commander in Chief). On film: clip from ""A Boy Named Charlie Brown""; baseball sketch from Broadway play; Ed Sullivan in Italy, passing wine bottles with Italians.


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23x09 The Rolling Stones / Ella Fitzgerald / Eddie Albert (November 23, 1969)


Guests: --The Rolling Stones - ""Gimme Shelter,"" ""Love in Vain"" & ""Honky Tonk Woman."" --Ella Fitzgerald - ""You Better Love Me"" & ""Open Your Window"" --Robert Klein (stand-up comedian, talks about his school days) --Ed Ames - ""A Thing Called Love"" & ""I Believe"" --Topo Gigio (Topo prepares for football game) --Peter Gennero (dance segment; Gennero and 2 women dance to ""Smiling Phases"") --Hawthorn Tigers (animal act; tiger riding on horseback alone & with trainer) --Eddie Albert (actor, delivers speech to God about religion's hypocrisy & reality)


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23x08 Creedence Clearwater Revival / Jerry Lee Lewis (November 16, 1969)


Guests: --Creedence Clearwater Revival - ""Fortunate Son"" & ""Down on the Corner"" --Jerry Lee Lewis - ""You Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye,"" ""Great Balls of Fire,"" ""Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On"" & ""What'd I Say?"" --Douglas Fairbanks Jr. - ""I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face"" (from ""My Fair Lady"") & ""Let a Woman in Your Life"" --Moms Mabley (stand-up comedy, topics: relationships with young men, old men) --Carol Lawrence - Chicago (changes from the Old West through the 1960's) --Jack Carter (Stand-up comedian, tells jokes about flying, Spiro Agnew, his mother) --Karen Wyman - ""Baby It's You"" & ""What's Out There?"" --Edward Villella & Patricia McBride - ballet dance to ""To Love Is Blue"" Audience bows: Carl Reiner; Julius Larosa; Bill Leary


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23x07 The Association / Nancy Wilson / Jack Jones (November 09, 1969)


Guests: --The Association - ""Seven Man Band"" & ""Dubuque Blues"" --Nancy Wilson - ""What A Little Moonlight Can Do"" & ""Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"" --Nancy Wilson & Jack Jones - ""Beautiful Things"" --Jack Jones - ""Get Together"" & ""You Made Me Love You"" --Scoey Mitchell (stand-up comedy, topics: races, women) --Frank Gorshin - ""Jimmy"" (a production number from the show ""Jimmy"") --The Halassys (balancing act, family teeterboard act) --Norm Crosby (stand-up comedian, fractures the English language; Degenerate Gap) --Ed Sullivan Singers - medley of Israeli songs --Audience bows: veterans from Walter Reed Hospital In Washington D. C.; Jorge Velasquez (jockey). CBS repeated this show on July 12, 1970.


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23x06 Petula Clark, Les Faux Follets (October 02, 1969)



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23x05 Santana / Liza Minnelli / Henry Mancini (October 26, 1969)


Guests: --Santana - ""Persuasion"" & ""Jingo Jingo"" --Liza Minnelli - ""Come Saturday Morning"" --Mason Williams - ""Cowboy Buckaroo"" --Henry Mancini - ""Peter Gunn"" theme & ""Romeo and Juliet"" theme. --Judy Carne (from ""Laugh-In"") - ""American Moon"" (a.k.a. ""There's an American Flag on the Moon Tonight"") --George Kirby (stand-up comedian) --Charlie Manna (stand-up comedian) --David Hemmings (reads from ""Romeo & Juliet"") --Albert Almonzino - does hand shadow puppets --The Trio Hogados (aerialists) Audience bows: Barbara Eden, Jack Warner CBS repeated this show on September 6, 1970.


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23x04 Smith / Cyd Charisse / Joan Rivers / Lana Cantrell (October 19, 1969)


Guests (on 30-minute PBS repeat): --Smith - ""Baby It's You"" --Cyd Charisse - dances to an instrumental version of ""MacArthur Park"" --Joan Rivers & Anthony Holland - bank robber sketch with Rivers as teller and Holland as robber. --Lana Cantrell (singer from Australia) - ""A Time for Us"" --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - Topo talks to Ed about Halloween; Topo then sings with chickens as their eggs hatch. --The Don Ellis Band - ""Concerto for Trumpet"" Additional guests: --Raphael (scheduled to appear) --The New York Mets (with Tom Seaver) sang ""You Gotta Have Heart"" (Please see Note below).


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23x03 Lee Marvin / Woody Allen / Oliver / Shirley Bassey (October 12, 1969)


Guests: --Woody Allen --Lee Marvin (with the Yale Glee Club) - ""Wandering Star"" (from the movie ""Paint Your Wagon"") Lee Marvin making his singing debut, --Oliver (singer) - ""Jean"" & ""Where is Love?"" --Shirley Bassey - ""I'll Never Fall in Love Again"" & ""This is My Life"" --Jo Anne Worley (comedian) --The Yale Glee Club - Football medley --The Castro Brothers (singers-instrumentalists) - ""Say a Little Prayer for Me"" & ""Michelle"" --The Alcettys (plate spinners) --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) CBS repeated this show on August 23, 1970.


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23x02 Gladys Knight & the Pips / Clint Eastwood (on film) (October 05, 1969)


--Gladys Knight & the Pips - medley (""Let Us Entertain You,"" ""Nitty Gritty,"" ""By the Time I Get to Phoenix"" & ""I Can't Get Used to Seeing You"") --Phyllis Diller (stand-up comedy) --Flip Wilson (stand-up comedy) --Sasha Distel - ""Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head,"" ""Louise"" & ""The Good Life"" --Fantasio (magician from Argentina) --The winners of 1969 Harvest Moon Ball --Ed interviews baseball players Gil Hodges, Cleon Jones, Tommy Agee, Jerry Koosman and Tom Seaver. --Audience bows: Stevie Wonder; Jim Stewart & Kurt Runzy (balloonists); Col. John Roosma and Bobby Thompson (were teamates in the early 1920's on the Passaic, NJ High School ""Wonderteam"" 159 game winning streak in basketball) --Audience bows: Karen Sepa, Chris Peterson, Janis Clover, George Wallace & Margaret Bartasak (4H Club reporters celebrating 4H Club Week) --Audience bow: Jimmy Dunn (Newspaper Boy of the Year) On film: Ed visits set of ""Paint Your Wagon"" in Oregon. Ed talks with Alan Jay Lerner and J


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23x01 23rd Season Premiere: Barbra Streisand / The Temptations (September 28, 1969)


1969-70 season premiere (Ed Sullivan's 23nd season): --The Temptations - ""I Can't Get Next to You,"" ""September in the Rain"" & ""Autumn Leaves"" --Barbra Streisand (on tape from Las Vegas) - ""Hello, Dolly"" medley: ""Before the Parade Passes By,"" ""So Long, Dearie"" & ""Hello Dolly"" --Tony Bennett - ""What the World Needs Now Is Love,"" ""People"" & ""I Gotta Be Me."" --Red Skelton (comedian) - classic drunk routine; ""the bin salesman"" --The Osipov Balalaika Festival Orchestra - Russian folk dance and music. --Audience bows: Jerry Vale; Rodney Dangerfield




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