The Ed Sullivan Show Season 24

Season 24

The Ed Sullivan Show Season 24

First Air Date: September 20, 1970

First Aired on    :   1970
Episodes    :   25 episodes



Episodes

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24x25 Final Sullivan Show: Melanie; David Frye; Sandler & Young (March 28, 1971)


Scheduled guests: --Melanie - ""Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma,"" ""Ruby Tuesday"" and ""Alexander Beetle"" --Joanna Simon (mezzo-soprano) - ""My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice"" --David Frye (impressionist) --Danny Davis & the Nashville Brass --Tony Sandler & Ralph Young (singers) --Norman Wisdom (comedian) --Vic Perry (sleight-of-hand artist) --Tony Fane (comedian) --Lennie Schultz (comedian)


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24x24 Bernadette Peters / George Hamilton / Oliver (March 21, 1971)


Guests: --Oliver - ""Early Morning Rain"" & ""Walking Down the Line"" --Bernadette Peters - ""Look for the Silver Lining"" --Bernadette Peters & Oliver - ""Yes, Yes, Bernadette"" --George Hamilton - ""If I Could Read Your Mind"" (and possibly ""This Time"") --The Phil Driscoll Explosion - ""California Dreamin'"" --Young Saints - ""Shout,"" ""Oh, Happy Day"" & ""Didn't It Rain?"" --Georgie Kaye (comedian) --Skiles and Henderson (comedy team)


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24x23 Armed Forces Music Festival: Jeannie C. Riley; Teresa Graves (March 07, 1971)


Armed Forces Music Festival: --Jeannie C. Riley - ""Oh, Singer"" & ""Harper Valley PTA"" (2nd song on film) --Teresa Graves - ""I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"" --Roy Clark - ""Foggy Mountain Breakdown"" (on banjo) --Joe Lewis (boxer, interviewed by Sullivan) --Louis Nye (stand-up comedian) --Brian Stewart (""Love Story"" theme) --Peter Gennero (""This is the Army"" dance routine) --General William Westmoreland (cameo, stage bow) Military talent: --Major Don Kidder & Sons (barbershop quartet from Clark AFB, the Phillippines) - ""Bring Back Those Good Old Days"" --Staff Sergeant Richard Martin (harmonica player from Kelly AFB, Texas) - ""St. Louis Blues"" --Old Guard Fife and Drum Corp (from Fort Myer) --The United States Army Drill Team --Fred (folk trio consisting of Sergeant Cruise, Army Specialist Hoffman & Bonnie Hoffman) - ""That's When I Come Running Into Your Mind"" Finale: Entire cast sings medley of Service songs: ""Anchor's Aweigh,"" ""Air Force Song, ""Marine's Hymn,"" ""A


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24x22 Everly Brothers / George Carlin / Shirley Bassey (February 28, 1971)


Guests: --Everly Brothers - ""Bowling Green,"" ""Mama Tried,"" ""All I Have to Do Is Dream"" and ""Bye Bye Love"" --Shirley Bassey - ""What About Today"" & ""Yesterday When I Was Young"" --George Carlin (comedian) - routine about eyes, hair & Muhammed Ali (upcoming fight with Joe Frazier plug) --Jerry Butler - ""Where Are You Going?"" --David Brenner --The Brockways (acrobatic/bicycle act) - man & woman do tricks on bicycles. --Tybee & Antonio (dancers) - couple dances to instrumental song. Jungle-themed exotic dance. Also: A French Restaurant skit with Ed Sullivan, Shirley Bassey & Sid Caesar.


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24x21 Fifth Dimension / Tiny Tim & Miss Vickie / Connie Stevens (February 21, 1971)


Guests: --The Fifth Dimension - ""Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes"" & medley: ""Up Up and Away,"" ""One Less Bell to Answer,"" ""Stoned Soul Picnic,"" ""Wedding Bell Blues,"" & ""Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In"" --Connie Stevens and the Fifth Dimension - ""Puppet Man"" --Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki - ""Why"" --Connie Stevens - medley: ""It's a Blue World,"" ""If I Didn't Care,"" ""Hey Daddy,"" ""Tell Me Why,"" ""Big Girls Don't Cry"" & ""You Keep Me Hanging On"" --Rodney Dangerfield --Jim Henson's Muppets --John Bryner (comedian doing celebrity impressions) --Dickie Henderson - ""One for My Baby""


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24x20 Gladys Knight & the Pips / Sid Caesar & Carol Channing (February 07, 1971)


Guests: --Gladys Knight & the Pips - ""If I Were Your Woman"" & ""Bridge Over Troubled Water"" --Sid Caesar & Carol Channing (do a scene from the play ""Four on a Garden"") --Robert Klein (stand-up comedian) - tells jokes about going to the dentist. --Jerry Vale - ""I Want To Make It With You,"" ""My Love, Forgive Me,"" & ""Peace in the Valley"" --Caterina Valente - ""Everybody Gets to go to the Moon,"" ""Mack the Knife"" (in German) & ""The Girl from Impanema"" (in Portuguese) --Peter Nero (pianist) - theme from ""Love Story"" --Pat Henry (comedian) CBS repeated this show on June 6, 1971. NOTE: The 1990's repeat of this episode includes performers from other shows: Jim Bailey (from 3Jan71); Santini Demon (from 15Feb70); O.C. Smith (from 3Jan71) and Jackie DeShannon (circa March 1970).


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24x19 Temptations / Connie Stevens / Albert Brooks (January 31, 1971)


Temptations (""Get Ready,"" ""Just My Imagination"" & medley of hits: ""Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours,"" ""Ain't No Mountain High Enough,"" ""I'll Be There"" & ""My Sweet Lord"") Other guests: Albert Brooks; Connie Stevens (""Tea for Two""); Connie Stevens & Peter Gennaro (spoof Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire); Stiller & Meara; Doug Kershaw (Cajun fiddler - ""Glinda"").


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24x18 B.J. Thomas / Rahsaan Roland Kirk / Nancy Ames (January 24, 1971)


Guests: --B.J. Thomas - ""No Love At All"" & medley of songs (""Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head,"" ""Most of All"" & ""I Just Can't Help Believin'"") --B.J. Thomas & Nancy Ames - ""Your Song"" --Nancy Ames - ""Lady Love"" & ""Heaven Help Us All"" --Rahsaan Roland Kirk (jazz musician) - ""Haitian Fight Song."" (with other jazz musicians, please see ""Recap""). --Sergio Franchi - ""Close to You"" & ""No Man is an Island"" --Peter Gennaro (dancer) - ""Impossible Dream"" --Jim O'Brian (football player) --Godfrey Cambridge (comedian)


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24x17 Tony Bennett, The Muppets (January 10, 1971)



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24x16 scheduled: Rodney Dangerfield; Lana Cantrell; O.C. Smith (January 03, 1971)


Guests: --O.C. Smith - ""Friend,Lover, Woman, Wife,"" ""Can't Take My Eyes Off You"" & ""Little Green Apples"" --Jim Bailey (female impressionist) out of costume, talks to Ed about how he got started doing his act. --Jim Bailey (female impersonator as Judy Garland) - ""The Man That Got Away"" Additional guests/songs (scheduled): --O.C. Smith - ""What the World Needs Now"" --Rodney Dangerfield (comedian) --Lana Cantrell - ""Being Alive,"" ""Put a Little Love in Your Heart"" & ""Reach Out and Touch"" --Sergio Franchi - ""Quando, Quando, Quando,"" ""Just Say I Love Her,"" ""Jean"" & ""What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?"" --The Bayanihan Philippine Dancers


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24x15 scheduled: Bobbie Gentry; Friends of Distinction; Peter Nero (December 27, 1970)


Scheduled guests: --Bobbie Gentry --Friends of Distinction - possible song: ""Grazing In The Grass"" --Peter Nero --Steve Rossi --Slappy White --Pat Cooper --Goose Creek Symphony --Billy Baxter


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24x14 The Great Santa Claus Switch with Art Carney and the Muppets (December 20, 1970)


Christmas special with Art Carney and the Muppets Art Carney plays two roles: Santa Claus and Cosmo, the King of Evil. Ed Sullivan narrates the show.


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24x13 scheduled: Bobby Sherman; New Seekers; Robert Merrill (December 13, 1970)


Scheduled guests: --Bobby Sherman - ""Going Home"" & ""Song of Joy"" --The New Seekers - ""Your Song"" --Robert Merrill - ""If I Were a Rich Man"" --Marilyn Michaels --Guy Marks --Les Ballets Africains (troupe that performs traditional African dances)


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24x12 Grass Roots / Joey Heatherton / Pat Cooper (December 06, 1970)


--The Veterans (comedy group) --The Three Degrees (female vocal trio) - do imitations of other female singering groups including the Supremes. --The Three Degrees - ""I Do for the Rest of My Life"" --Peter Gennaro (dancer, imitating Charlie Chaplin) --Pat Cooper (stand-up comedian) --The Oakland Raiders Football Team - sing Christmas song --Bobbi Martin - ""For the Love of Him"" --Scoey Mitchell (comedian) --The Grass Roots - ""Wait A Million Years"" & medley: ""Midnight Confessions,"" ""Live for Today"" & ""Temptation Eyes"" --Pat Cooper & Scoey Mitchell (comedians) - comedy sketch about Italian & Black neighbors --Audience bows: Walter Kennedy; Pearl Harbor survivors --Benitez (singer from Puerto Rico)


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24x11 scheduled: Buck Owens; Joan Rivers; Norm Crosby (November 29, 1970)


Scheduled guests: --Buck Owens - ""Bridge Over Troubled Water"" & ""Heartbreak Mountain"" --Joan Rivers --Norm Crosby --Doug Previn --Jim Bailey --Dick Jensen --Lahman & Barkley --Albert Lucas (magician)


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24x10 Richard Rogers Tribute: Shirley Jones; Cass Elliott (November 22, 1970)


A Salute to Richard Rodgers (broadcast from the Hollywood Bowl): --Johnny Mathis - ""My Funny Valentine"" --Johnny Mathis & the Lennon Sisters - ""Johnny One Note"" --'Mama' Cass Elliott - ""The Girlfriend"" --Johnny Mathis - ""The Lady Is A Tramp"" --The Lennon Sisters - ""Where or When"" ""Oklahoma"" songs: --John Davidson - ""Oh, What A Beautiful Morning"" --John Davidson - ""Surrey With A Fringe On Top"" (Davidson singing to Jeanie C. Riley & Minnie Pearl) --John Davidson & Jeannie C. Riley - ""People Will Say We're In Love"" --Oklahoma (Broadway cast) - ""The Farmer & The Rancher Can't Be Found"" & ""Oklahoma"" ""The King and I"" songs: --Shirley Jones - ""Whistle a Happy Tune"" --Herschel Bernadi and Shirley Jones dialogue from play --Shirley Jones & Herschel Bernadi - ""Shall We Dance?"" --Danny Kaye - (1) Ed Sullivan interviews Kaye (2) Kaye sings ""Two By Two"" ""Sound of Music"" medley: --Johnny Mathis, Cass Elliott, John Davidson, Lennon Sisters, Shirley Jones, Hersche


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24x09 Tommy Roe / Billy Joe Royal / Joe South (November 15, 1970)


Guests: --Tommy Roe - ""Dizzy"" & ""Oh Heather Honey"" --Billy Joe Royal - ""Cherry Hill Park"" & ""I Knew You When"" --Joe South - ""Don't It Made You Want to Go Home"" & ""Walk A Mile in my Shoes"" --Joe South, Billy Joe Royal & Tommy Roe - ""Games People Play"" --Dick Gregory (comedian) --Abbe Lane - sings a Gospel medley --Tony Fayne (comedian) --Jeremy Vernon (comedian) --Natalya Makarova (pas de deux from ""Swan Lake"")


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24x08 Four Tops / Carpenters / Freda Payne (November 08, 1970)


Ed & guests entertain wounded GI's at Walter Reed Army Hospital --Four Tops - ""Put A Little Love In Your Heart"" & ""It's All in the Game"" --Carpenters - (medley of Burt Bacharach songs): ""Close to You,"" ""Easier on Yourself,"" ""Always Something There to Remind Me,"" ""Never Fall in Love Again,"" ""Walk on By"" & ""Do You Know the Way to San Jose"" --Freida Payne - ""Band of Gold,"" ""Deeper and Deeper"" ""Getting to Know You"" --Hank Williams, Jr. - ""All For The Love Of Sunshine"" --Rodney Dangerfield (stand-up comedy) --Ron Carey (stand-up, Sargeant Monk Bit) --Dick Ryan (magic act & card tricks)


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24x07 Bobbie Gentry / Melba Moore / Roy Clark (November 01, 1970)


Guests: --Bobbie Gentry - ""I Want You Back"" & ""Benjamin"" --Richard Pryor (comedian) - talks about life in the ghetto --Melba Moore - ""He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"" (and possibly ""Purley"") --Roy Clark - ""Malaguena"" & ""Thank God and Greyhound, You're Gone"" --Fenella Fielding (singer-comedian) - ""Don't Let Me Down"" --Stanley Myron Handelman (comedian) CBS repeated this show on April 25, 1971.


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24x06 U.N. 25th Anniversary: The New Seekers / Ravi Shankar (October 25, 1970)


25th Anniversary of United Nations celebration (with performers from all around the world). Guests: --Ravi Shankar - ""Raga"" (classic Sitar selection) --The New Seekers (from Australia) - ""Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma"" --Astrud Gilberto (from Brazil) - medley of Bossa-nova songs including ""The Girl from Ipanema"" --Vladmir Krainev (Russian pianist) - Chopin Etude # 3 ""Winter Winds"" --The Young Americans - ""Through Children's Eyes"" & ""What the World Needs Now Is Love"" --Tokyo Kid Brothers (dancers) --Ballet Africains (African ceremonial songs & dances) --The Lado Dancers (Yugoslavian folk dancers) --Raphael (from Spain) - ""Hallelujah"" & ""Hava Nagila"" --The Idla Girls (gymnastic drill team from Sweeden)


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24x05 Carpenters / B.B. King / Tony Bennett (October 18, 1970)


Guests: --The Carpenters - ""Close to You"" & ""We've Only Just Begun"" --B.B. King - ""Just A Little Bit of Love"" and medley: ""How Blue Can You Get"" / ""The Thrill Is Gone"" --Tony Bennett - ""Something"" (Beatles song), ""Get Happy"" & ""I'll Begin Again"" (song from the movie ""Scrooge""). --George Burns (stand-up comedy) - comments on nudity in show business (current movies, night clubs) --Robert Klein (stand-up comedy) - comments on the World Series (interviews with athletes, school bands in half-time show) --New York City Stickball Team (comedy routine) --Albert Almoznino - makes shadow puppets on wall --1970 Harvest Moon Ball Dance Champions (winners from different categories: polka, rhumba, etc. )


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24x04 scheduled: Arthur Godfrey; Loretta Lynn (October 11, 1970)


Scheduled guests: --Arthur Godfrey --Sonny James --Loretta Lynn - ""Coal Miner's Daughter"" --Archie Campbell --Stony Mt. Cloggers --Judi Ford (Miss America '69)


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24x03 Melanie / Engelbert Humperdinck / Tiny Tim (October 04, 1970)


Guests: --Melanie - ""Peace Will Come"" --Englebert Humperdinck - ""The Good Life,"" ""Sweetheart"" and ""My Way"" --The Blossoms - ""Get Ready"" --Tiny Tim - (medley of children's songs): ""On the Good Ship Lollipop,"" ""Water That's Hot, Water That's Cold"" & ""Two Times A Day I Always Brush My Teeth"" --David Steinberg (stand-up comedian) --Skiles & Henderson (comedy team) --A scene from play ""1776"" (with William Daniels, John Cullum, Roy Poole)


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24x02 Bobby Vinton / Rare Earth / Holiday on Ice (September 27, 1970)


Guests (live from the Baltimore Civic Center): --Bobby Vinton - medley: ""London Bridge,"" ""Knees Up Mother Brown,"" ""Whoops-A-Daisy,"" ""I'm A Londoner"" & ""The Old Bamboo"" --Bobby Vinton - ""It's a Long Way to Tipperary"" --Bobby Vinton - ""For Me and My Gal"" (with Karen Wyman) --Rare Earth - ""I'm Losing You"" & ""Let the Sunshine In"" (on ice w/ skaters) --Karen Wyman - Edith Piaf medley: ""Milord,"" ""If You Love Me,"" ""Love Is Like Champagne"" & ""La Vie En Rose"" --Joe Jackson (hobo clown rides a bike which falls apart) ""Holiday on Ice"" segments (1970 edition of ice show): --Tommy Allen & Juanita Percelly (ice skating pair) (1) skate in a Russian production number (2) skate to ""Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"" & ""I'll Never Fall In Love Again"" --Marei Langenbein and Ray Balmer (skaters doing classical and modern ballets) --John LaDue & Alfredo Mendoza - skaters in a ""Ferdinand the Bull"" story --In a production number, the Holiday on Ice Corps de Ballet do a tribute to Sonja Hen


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24x01 The Georgie Awards: Barbra Streisand / Blood Sweat & Tears / Tom Jones (September 20, 1970)


The Georgie Award (Entertainer of the Year Award Show - from Caesars Palace) Performers: --Barbra Streisand - ""On A Clear Day"" --Blood Sweat & Tears - ""Lucretia McEvil"" --Tom Jones - ""Cabaret"" --Melba Moore - ""I Got Love"" --Peter Gennaro Dancers (production number) --The Flying Alexanders (trapeze act) Awards: --Lucille Ball presents award to Carol Burnett. --Marc Copage & Michael Ling present Outstanding Animal Act trophy to Tanya The Elephant. --Tom Smothers presents award to Flip Wilson. --Milton Berle presents award to Radio City Music Hall. --Milton Berle Presents award To James Gould, President Of Radio City Music Hall. --Danny Thomas & Jack Haley, Sr. presents Golden Award to Jimmy Durante (who's not there to accept award.) --Sullivan presents award to Bob Hope.




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