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Season 18 (CBS)(1965-66)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger (Updated Jan 2014)
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  Playlist -  "The Ed Sullivan Show"  Season 18 (1965-66)

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CBS Sundays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern [40 New Episodes]

18.1 [842] The Ed Sullivan Show: (final black & white episode)
12-Sep-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Beatles (4th live appearance)
Cilla Black
Soupy Sales
Allen & Rossi (comedy team) (Marty Allen & Steve Rossi)
Fantasio (illusionist/magician)
Highlights:
--The Beatles (taped 14-Aug-65) - "I Feel Fine," "I'm Down," "Help!," "Yesterday," "Act Naturally" and "Ticket to Ride."
--Cilla Black - "Goin' Out of My Head" and "September In The Rain."
--Soupy Sales narrates old silent movie footage in a routine about Ed's Summer vacation.
Later in show, Sales performs his novelty song "The Mouse."
--Marty Allen and Steve Rossi (comedy team) - Allen demonstrates the different sports that he's attempted.
Steve Rossi sings "Try to Remember" and "We Love You."
--Fantasio (illusionist-magician) - slight-of-hand artist.

18.2 [843] The Ed Sullivan Show: (first regular color episode)
19-Sep-1965 CBS Sun
1st of 6 shows broadcast from CBS's Television City in Hollywood.
Guests:
Red Skelton
Dino, Desi and Billy (Dino Martin, Desi Arnaz Jr. and Billy Hinsche)
Polly Bergen
Eddie Fisher
Tony Sandler
Ralph Young
Highlights:
--Dino, Desi & Billy - "I'm A Fool" and "Not the Loving Kind"
--Red Skelton (stand-up comedy)
--Eddie Fisher - "A Wonderful Day Like Today," "Sunrise Sunset" & "My Favorite Things"
--Polly Bergen - "What The World Needs Now Is Love" (Burt Bacharach song)
--Sadler & Young (singers) - medley of French & American songs
--Sandler & Young with Polly Bergen - "Mr. Boom Boom" & "Dominique"
--Las Vegas Sahara Dancers
--Kimris Duo (aerial act performed in CBS parking lot)
Note:
The Ed Sullivan Show switched to color starting with this episode (19-Sep-65).
This was not, however, the first color Ed Sullivan episode. On August 22, 1954, CBS broadcast a "Toast of the Town"
show in color. Unfortunately, the 22-Aug-54 show survives only as a B&W kinescope.

Note:
The Ed Sullivan episodes from 19-Sep-1965 through 24-Oct-1965 were broadcast from the color TV studios at CBS's Television City in Hollywood.
During this temporary move to the West Coast, color TV equipment was being installed in Ed's NYC studio (Studio 50).
The Sullivan show returned to NYC on 31-Oct-1965.
"Studio 50" was re-named "The Ed Sullivan Theater" on 10-Dec-1967.

18.3 [844] The Ed Sullivan Show:
26-Sep-1965 CBS Sun
2nd of 6 shows broadcast from Hollywood.
Guests:
Sonny and Cher
Leslie Uggams
Gertrude Berg
Jack Carter
Turk Murphy & his Band
Highlights:
--Sonny & Cher - medley: "I Got You Babe," "Where Do You Go?" (Cher solo) and "But You're Mine."
--Leslie Uggams - "Unchained Melody."
--Turk Murphy and his Band - "(Won't You Come Home) Bill Bailey."
--Gertrude Berg - recites excerpts from her "How to be a Jewish Mother" album, based on the book by Dan Greenberg.
--UC Berkeley Marching Band
--Incredible Martys (acrobats)
--Komazuru Tsukushi (balancing act)

18.4 [845] The Ed Sullivan Show:
03-Oct-1965 CBS Sun (repeated 7-Aug-66)
3rd of 6 shows broadcast from Hollywood.
Guests:
Judy Garland
Tom Jones
Peter Sellers
Sophie Tucker
Jackie Vernon
The Swingin' Lads
Topo Gigio
Highlights:
--Judy Garland - "Come Rain or Shine," "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby" & "By Myself."
--Peter Sellers (on film, plays a Felliniesque director interviewed by Sullivan)
--Tom Jones - "With These Hands."
--Sophie Tucker - performs a medley of songs made famous by others: "When My Baby
Smiles At Me" (Ted Lewis), "My Man" (Fanny Brice), "Give My Regards To
Broadway" (George M. Cohan), "Louise" (Maurice Chevalier) and "If You Knew
Susie" (Eddie Cantor). She then sings her signature song "Some Of These Days."
--Jackie Vernon (stand-up comedian)
--The Swingin' Lads (singers who update classic music)

18.xx [---] The Ed Sullivan Show: Show Dedicated To the U. S. Marines (Anniversary Of 1942 Landing On Guadalcanal)
07-Aug-1966 repeat (of 03-Oct-1965)
Guests:
Tony Hendra and Nick Ullett (US-based, English comedy team)
The Swingle Singers
New Segments added to repeat:
--Hendra And Ullett (comedy team) - A Mets fan tries to explain baseball to an Englishman (sketch also performed on 16-Apr-67).
--The Swingle Singers (French a cappella vocal group)
--Ed mentions that August 7, 1966 is the 24th anniversary of the U.S. Marines landing on Guadalcanal.
The new 07-Aug-1966 segments were shown in place of Sophie Tucker's appearance, possibly in an effort to make the
10-month-old show appear more current. (Sophie Tucker died on February 9, 1966.)

18.5 [846] The Ed Sullivan Show:
10-Oct-1965 CBS Sun
4th of 6 shows broadcast from Hollywood.
Guests:
Petula Clark
Diana Ross & The Supremes
Woody Allen
Wayne Newton
Kate Smith
The Step Brothers
Lilly Yokoi
Topo Gigio
Highlights:
--Petula Clark - "Round Every Corner" and "A Foggy Day in London Town."
--Diana Ross and the Supremes - "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You."
--Woody Allen (stand-up comedy)
--Wayne Newton - "Remember When" & medley: "Alabamy Bound," "Mammy," "Toot
Toot Tootsie Goodbye," "Shuffle Along" & "Waiting For The Robert E. Lee."
--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) and other mice puppets sing "Funiculi-Funicula."
--Kate Smith - "More" and "The Lord's Prayer."
--The Step Brothers (acrobatic dancers)
--Lilly Yokoi (Japanese acrobat)

18.6 [847] The Ed Sullivan Show:
17-Oct-1965 CBS Sun
5th of 6 shows broadcast from Hollywood.
Guests:
The Animals
Sid Caesar
The McGuire Sisters
Totie Fields
Guy Marks
Highlights:
--The Animals - "Work Song."
--Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - "Ring Dang Doo."
--The McGuire Sisters - "Sing Something Simple" and "How Come You Do Me Like You Do?"
--Pat Boone sings "Night and Day" "I Love You So Much It Hurts," and "You'll Never Walk Alone."
--Totie Fields - stand-up routine includes the song "There Are Smiles."
--Sid Caesar and Joyce Jameson do an operetta sketch. Joyce sings "Shadow Waltz."
--Guy Marks (comedian) - demonstrates different operatic styles.
--The Gimma Brothers (tumblers, from the Stardust in Las Vegas)
--The Fiji Military Band (marching band from Eastern Australia) perform "The Marching Song"
--Audience bow: Lou Johnson (Dodgers baseball star).
Note:
Actor Sean Connery was scheduled to appear, but probably cancelled.

18.7 [848] The Ed Sullivan Show:
24-Oct-1965 CBS Sun (repeated 19-Jun-66)
6th of 6 shows broadcast from Hollywood.
Guests:
Marvin Gaye
Herman's Hermits (with Peter Noone)
Duke Ellington
Richard Pryor
Helen Hayes
The Smothers Brothers
Myron Cohen  (comedian)
Ginny Tiu (singer-pianist)
Highlights:
--Herman's Hermits - "Just A Little Bit Better" and "Jezebel."
--Marvin Gaye sings "Take This Heart of Mine" (live singing over pre-recorded music track).
--Helen Hayes (actress) - does a monologue as Harriet Beecher Stowe in a scene from the play "Harriet."
--Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - "Take the 'A' Train" and a medley ("The Opener," "Do Nothing
till You Hear From Me," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "Caravan" and "Satin Doll").
--Richard Pryor (stand-up comedy) - imitates the Ali vs. Liston fight and kids in a school play.
--The Smothers Brothers - routine includes songs "Lonesome Traveler" and "Church Bell Song."
--The Manuela Vargas Ballet Troupe (Spanish Flamenco dancers)
--The Hardy Family (father & his 3 daughters, gymnasts)
--Audience bows: Samuel W. Yorty (Los Angeles Mayor); Dave Chasen.

18.8 [849] The Ed Sullivan Show:
31-Oct-1965 CBS Sun
Show returns to Studio 50 in New York City.
Guests:
Barry McGuire
Liza Minnelli
Allan Sherman
The Harlem Globetrotters
London Lee (comedian)
Peter Gennaro
Harry Secombe and Roy Castle
Highlights:
--Barry McGuire sings "Child of Our Times" (with the Grass Roots).
--Liza Minnelli sings "Who's Sorry Now?"
--Harry Secombe and Roy Castle perform a scene from their Broadway musical "Pickwick" (including Secombe singing "If I Ruled the World").
--Harry Secombe (in addition to the "Pickwick" segment) - lip-synchs to an old record in a comedy routine.
--Allan Sherman (comedian) - sings song parodies: "Shine On, Harvey Bloom,"
"Crazy Downtown," "Pop Hates The Beatles" and "Drinking Man's Diet."
--London Lee (comedian) - does a stand-up routine about school children and teachers.
--Budapest Children's Choir sing "Danny Boy."
--Tong-Il Han (child prodigy pianist) plays "Rachmaninoff Prelude."
--The Harlem Globetrotters (8-man basketball team).
--Peter Gennaro and dance troupe - "When the Saints Go Marching In" production number.
--On film: Footage of golfer Gary Player lifting weights.
--Audience bows: Abe Saperstein (founder of the Harlem Globetrotters); Federico Fellini and his wife Giulietta Masina.

18.9 [850]The Ed Sullivan Show:
07-Nov-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
Peggy Lee
The Righteous Brothers
Alan King (comedian)
Anna Moffo (opera singer)
Highlights:
--The Righteous Brothers - "Turn On Your Love Light" and "You'll Never Walk Alone."
--Peggy Lee and the Righteous Brothers - "Yes, Indeed."
--Peggy Lee - "It's A Grand Night for Singing" and a medley ("Falling In Love" & "How Long Has This Been Going On?")
--Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - "A Taste of Honey" & "Zorba The Greek."
--Alan King - stand-up routine, followed by King introducing his wife and two sons, Bobby and Andy, in audience.
--Anna Moffo - "La Balletella."
--Les Double Faces (pantomime act with umbrellas)
--Baby Opal (elephant act with trainers)

18.10 [851] The Ed Sullivan Show:
14-Nov-1965 CBS Sun
Guests
The Dave Clark Five
Woody Allen
Bert Lahr
Jerry Vale
The Barry Sisters
Gali Gali (magician)
Highlights:
--The Dave Clark Five perform "Over And Over" and "Catch Us If You Can."
--Jerry Vale sings a medley: "Nothing Can Stop Me Now," "Have You Looked into Your Heart" and "If It Isn't In Your Heart."
--The Barry Sisters (singers-dancers) - "Nature Boy," "King of the Road" and, later in show, "Every Street's a Boulevard."
--Bert Lahr (comedian) with other performers - do a routine titled "The Policeman."
--The 1965 Harvest Moon Ball dance contest winners (from various categories).
--Virginia O'Brien ("deadpan" comedienne) sings "Ramona."
--Woody Allen (comedian) - stand-up comedy monologue.
--The cast from "You Don't Have to Be Jewish" (Frank Gallop, Lou Jacobi, Betty Walker,
Jackie Kannon, and Arlene Golonka) perform excerpts from their comedy album.
--Audience bows: two Vietnam War women Navy Lieutenants

18.11 [852] The Ed Sullivan Show:
21-Nov-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
Johnny Mathis
Mort Sahl
Peter Nero
Mort Sahl
Jean Carroll (comedian)
Ginny Tiu
Highlights:
--Johnny Mathis sings an "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" medley (including "Come
Back to Me," "Melinda" and "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever").
--Heidi Bruhl (German singer & actress) sings "Wonderful" and "I Could Have Danced All Night."
--Peter Nero (pianist, appearing with the Ray Bloch Orchestra) performs "I've Got Rhythm."
--Yellenite Trio sings "Havanegila" & 1 other song.
--Killer Joe Piro and his Discotheque Dancers (troupe includes Goldie Hawn).
--Ginny Tiu (child singer-pianist appearing with her family) - includes children dancing to "This Land Is Your Land."
--Jack E. Leonard (stand-up routine)
--Jean Carroll (comedian)
--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet)
--Cameo: Alan Jay Lerner (musical theater lyricist)
--Willie Mays - interviewed onstage by Ed.
--Audience bows: girl scouts

18.12 [853] The Ed Sullivan Show:
28-Nov-1965 CBS Sun
Guest:
Petula Clark
Glenn Yarbrough (folk singer)
Sammy Kaye
Victor Borge
Sally Ann Howes
Jackie Vernon
Rudi Schweitzer  (juggler)
Highlights:
--Petula Clark - "My Love" & "Mademoiselle de Paris."
--Glenn Yarbrough - "Baby, the Rain Must Fall" and "900 Miles."
--Sally Ann Howes - "All of a Sudden My Heart Sings."
--Sammy Kaye (bandleader, with his orchestra) - "The Hucklebuck," "Harbor Lights" (vocal trio with steel guitar),
"Baby Face," "It Isn't Fair" and "Hey Daddy."
--All-American Football team including Bob Griese and Bubba Smith.
--Victor Borge (comedy routine)
--The Little Angels of Korea (children's folk dance troupe)
--Ed introduces Korean Ambassador
--Jackie Vernon (stand-up comedian) - jokes about his childhood, odd jobs

18.13 [554] The Ed Sullivan Show:
05-Dec-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
Martha & the Vandellas
Tom Jones
Robert Goulet
Jane Powell
Shelley Berman
Bobby Ramsen
Highlights:
--Martha and the Vandellas - "Dancing In The Street."
--Tom Jones - "Thunderball."
--Robert Goulet and Jane Powell - medley including "I Remember It Well" (from "Gigi"),
"How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Love You When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life?
(from "Royal Wedding") and "When I'm Calling You."
--Shelley Berman (stand-up comedian) - a very troubled man phones his therapist but keeps forgetting who he's taking to.
--Bobby Ramsen (stand-up comedian) - tells jokes about some of the (then) current TV programs.
--Chong & Mana (plate spinners, man jumps through flaming hoop; etc.)
--The Idla Girls (Swedish gymnasts)

18.14 [855] The Ed Sullivan Show:
12-Dec-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Byrds
Al Hirt
Alan King
Wayne Newton
Barbara McNair
The Swingle Singers
Highlights:
--The Byrds - "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Turn, Turn, Turn."
--Wayne Newton - "Swanee" and "Melancholy Baby."
--Al Hirt (trumpeter) - "Nutty Jingle Bells" and "The Arena" (bullfight number).
--Barbara McNair - "Just in Time" and "For Once In My Life."
--Tony Hendra and Nick Ullett (comedy team) - routine about airline pilots.
--The Bratislova Slovakian Folkloric Company (Czech dance troupe)
On film:
--Ed narrates a film about Special Operations soldiers in Vietnam who work with German shepherds.

18.15 [856] The Ed Sullivan Show: Stars of the Circus World (from Munich, Germany)
19-Dec-1965 CBS Sun (repeated 28-Aug-66)
Highlights:
--Russian Cossacks (stunt trick horseback riding act featuring an 8 year-old girl).
--Ruppert's Bears (3 bears perform handstands and ride bicycles).
--Katarina (high wire act).
--Sembach Elephants (7 elephants form pyramid, line up on hind legs).
--Kroplins Chimps (trained animal act).
--Sam And Sammy (man foot juggles his son then spins and flips him with his feet).
--Rogana (female acrobat).
--The Schickler Sisters (3 Equestriennes).
--The Gaonas (4 aerialists from Mexico).

18.16 [857] The Ed Sullivan Show:
b: 26-Dec-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Remains
Stiller & Meara (Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara)
Jack Carter
Sergio Franchi
Jack Carter (comedian)
Leontyne Price
Peter Gennaro
George Carl
Topo Gigio
Highlights:
--The Remains (rock band) - "Let Me Through."
--Stiller and Meara - Walter Flonkite interviews Mrs. Santa Claus.
--Leontyne Price (Metropolitan Opera soprano) - "Vissi d'Arte."
--Sergio Franchi - "The Lord's Prayer" and a medley ("Mimi," "Maria" and "Everything").
--Manitas de Plata (French-born, Gitano flamenco guitarist)
--Komazuro Tsukushi (Japanese top spinner)
--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - Christmas sketch with Ed.

18.17 [858] The Ed Sullivan Show:
02-Jan-1966 CBS Sun (repeated 31-Jul-66)
Guests:
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Brigitte Bardot
Leslie Uggams
Alan King
The King Family
Wayne and Shuster
London Lee
Jimmy Roselli
Highlights:
--Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - "Let's Hang On" and "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright."
--Brigitte Bardot - conversation with Ed Sullivan (probably on film) & film clip of Bardot's 1958 Sullivan appearance.
--Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - portray two inept bank robbers
--Alan King (stand-up monologue)
--The King Family - "When the Saints Go Marching In," "It's a Grand Night for Singing" and a George M. Cohan medley.
--Bel Caron Trio (adagio dancers)
--London Lee (comedian)
--Jimmy Roselli sings "Give My Regards to Broadway" and "Torna."

[--] 9-Jan-66 CBS Sun - "The Ed Sullivan Show" pre-empted for the movie "The Wizard of Oz"

18.18 [859] The Ed Sullivan Show:
16-Jan-1966 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Lettermen
Stiller & Meara (Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara)
Mike Douglas
Frank Gorshin
Barbara McNair
Phil Ford & Mimi Hines
Highlights:
--Mike Douglas sings "The Men in My Little Girl's Life."
--Mimi Hines (Broadway actress, Barbara Streisand's replacement in "Funny Girl") sings "Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat"
(production number with Phil Ford and the "Funny Girl" cast) and "Who Are You Now?"
--The Lettermen sing a medley of Beatles' songs.
Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
--Frank Gorshin (comedian) - does impressions.
--Barbara McNair (singer)
--Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara (comedy team)
--Bob Bramson (hoop juggler)

18.19 [860]The Ed Sullivan Show:
23-Jan-1966 CBS Sun
Guests:
Rick Nelson
Duke Ellington
Maria Cole
Eydie Gorme
Jo Anne Worley
George Kirby
Robert Bob King  (comedian)
Highlights:
--Rick Nelson (singer, with 4-man band) - "Your Kind of Lovin'" and "Fire Breathin' Dragon."
--The Duke Ellington Orchestra - medley of hits.
--Maria Cole (widow of Nat King Cole) with the Duke Ellington Orchestra - "There'll Never Be Another You"
(Note: Maria Cole was a singer with the Duke Ellington Orchestra before marrying Nat King Cole in 1948.)
--Eydie Gorme - "What Did I Have?"
--Eydie Gorme and Los Tres Panchos - "I Feel So Spanish."
--"The Mad Show" - skits from the off-Broadway stage show (cast includes Jo Anne Worley).
--George Kirby (comedian, does impressions of celebrities)
--The Hungarian National Ballet (men in military uniforms, women in peasant dresses).

18.20 [861] The Ed Sullivan Show:
30-Jan-1966 CBS Sun (repeated 17-July-1966)
Guests:
The Four Tops
Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler
Dinah Shore
Jose Feliciano
Dick Capri
Jackie Vernon (comedian)
Topo Gigio
Highlights:
--The Four Tops - "Nice and Easy."
--The Four Tops - medley of hits: "The Whole World Sings With You," "It's the Same Old Song,"
"Something About You" & "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)."
--SSgt. Barry Sadler - "Ballad of the Green Berets."
--Jose Feliciano - "Flight of the Bumble Bee."
--Dinah Shore - "Chim-Chim-Cheree," "Something Wonderful" & blues medley (including "Bye Bye Blues").
--Dick Capri (stand-up comedy, makes faces as he wonders how a mask maker does his job).
--Topo Gigio (plays violin)
--Les Faux Follets (wooden clog dance)
--Markworth and Mayana (bow and arrow act) - perform precision archery.
--Audience bow: Jean Drapeau (Montreal Mayor)

18.xx [---] The Ed Sullivan Show:
17-July-1966 repeat (of 30-Jan-1966)
Guests:
Simon & Garfunkel (Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel)
New Segment added to repeat:
--Simon & Garfunkel - "I Am A Rock"

18.21 [862] The Ed Sullivan Show:
06-Feb-1966 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Animals
Rosemary Clooney
Nancy Walker
Allen King (comedian)
Peter Gennaro
Gino Tonetti
The Pompoff Thedy Family
Highlights:
--The Animals - "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" and "Inside Looking Out."
--Rosemary Clooney - "Baby, The Ball Is Over" & "All Alone."
--Gino Tonetti (Italian tenor) - "Al Di La."
--Deli skit with Nancy Walker, Charles Nelson Reilly and Julia Meade.
--Peter Gennaro with 6 women dancers - "I Got Rhythm" production number.
--Alan King - stand-up routine about his insurance company.
--The Pompoff Thedy Family (clown troupe)
--Tony Lema (golf pro) - gives Ed some golf tips.
On film:
--A clip from the movie "Made In Paris" starring Ann-Margret and Louis Jordan.

18.22 [863] The Ed Sullivan Show:
13-Feb-1966 CBS Sun (repeated 10-Jul-66)
Guests:
The Rolling Stones
Hal Holbrook
Ethel Merman
Wayne Newton
Sandy Baron
Eddie Schaeffer
Highlights:
--The Rolling Stones - "Satisfaction," "As Tears Go By," & "19th Nervous Breakdown."
--Wayne Newton - "April Showers."
--Ethel Merman sings an "Annie Get Your Gun" medley ("There's No Business Like Show Business," "I Got The Sun In Morning,"
"I Got Lost In His Arms," "Anything You Can Do" and "They Say It's Wonderful").
--Hal Holbrook (actor playing Abraham Lincoln) - recites Lincoln's second inaugural (anti-slave) speech.
--Sandy Baron (comedian) - routine about dating.
--Eddie Schaeffer (comedian) - talks about his child.
--Romanian Folk ballet (dancers playing unusual instruments)

18.23 [864] The Ed Sullivan Show:
20-Feb-1966 CBS Sun (repeated 24-Jul-66)
Guests:
The Dave Clark Five
Diana Ross & The Supremes
Richard Kiley
Stiller & Meara (comedy team) (Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara)
Allan Sherman (comedian-satirist)  
Menasha Skulnik (actor-comedian)
Ugo Garrido  (foot juggler)
Highlights:
--Dave Clark Five - "Over and Over" & "At the Scene."
--The Supremes - "My World is Empty Without You" & "Somewhere."
--Stiller and Meara (comedy team) - "I Hate You" routine.
--Joan Diener - "What Do You Want of Me?" (from Broadway's "Man of La Mancha").
--Richard Kiley sings "The Impossible Dream" (from Broadway's "Man of La Mancha").
--Allan Sherman (comedian, song satirist) - sings "Lotsa Luck" and "Shticks" (possibly "Shticks of One And A Half A Dozen of The Other").
--Menasha Skulnik (actor-comedian, from Broadway's "The Zulu and the Zayda")
--Ken Venturi (golf pro) - gives golf tips.

18.24 [865] The Ed Sullivan Show:
27-Feb-1966 CBS Sun (repeated 04-Sep-66)
Guests:
Nancy Sinatra
Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Petula Clark
Richard Pryor (comedian)  
Alan King  (comedian)
Blossom Seeley
Trio Rennos (aerialists)
The Berosini Chimps
Highlights:
--Nancy Sinatra - "These Boots are Made for Walkin'."
--Gary Lewis and the Playboys - "She's Just My Style" and "Sure Gonna Miss Her."
--Petula Clark - "A Sign of the Times," "My Love" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand."
--Blossom Seeley sings "Chicago," "My Kind of Town" and "Shine On, Harvest Moon."
--The Tokyo Happy Coats (5-member female vocal-instrumental group) - "Bye Bye, Blues" and "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?"
--Audience Bows: brothers Dick McGuire (NY Knickerbocker coach) and Al McGuire (Marquette University coach)

8.25 [866] The Ed Sullivan Show:
06-Mar-1966 CBS Sun (repeated 03-Jul-66)
Guests:
Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello
Tom Jones
John Byner
Ray Milland
Arthur Haynes
Topo Gigio (puppet)
Highlights:
--Tom Jones - "More."
--Annette Funicello - "Nowhere To Go But Up."
--Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello - medley ("This Land Is Your Land," "I Left My Heart In San Francisco,"
"I'll Take Manhattan," "Big D," "Meet Me In St. Louis," and a Chicago medley)
--Frankie Avalon - medley ("After You're Gone," "You're Nobody Until Somebody Loves You"
& "Baby Won't You Please Come On Home")
--Ray Milland, Melville Cooper, Geoffrey Lomsden, Anthony Campbell Cooper (actors) - perform scenes from the Broadway play "Hostile Witness."
--John Byner (comedian, celebrity impersonations)
--Las Vegas 5 - "Guadalajara & Granada."
--Arthur Haynes (British Comedian) - sings "Soldier's Dream."
--Elizabeth & Collins (knife throwing act)

18.26 [867] The Ed Sullivan Show: ST. PATRICK'S DAY SALUTE
13-Mar-1966 CBS Sun
Guests:
Pearl Bailey
Wayne & Shuster (comedy team)
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem (Irish folk singers)
Jackie Vernon (comedian)
Johnny Hart (magician)
Topo Gigio
The Three Kims  (Swedish acrobats)
The Emerald Society Pilive Pipe Band (of the New York City Police Department)
The McNiff Dancers
Highlights:
--Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem (Irish folk singers) - "The Nightingale" and "Johnson's Motor Car."
--Jackie Vernon (comedian) - comedy monologue.
--The McNiff Dancers
Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
--Pearl Bailey (singer)
--Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - routine about first class and economy class passengers on Snobbish Airlines.
--Johnny Hart (magician)
--The Emerald Society Police Pipe Band (of the New York City Police Department)
--Nadia Nerina (ballet dancer)
--Three Kims (Swedish acrobats/comedy tumblers)
--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - becomes "Topo O'Gigio" for St. Patrick's Day.

18.27 [868] The Ed Sullivan Show:
20-Mar-1966 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Young Rascals
Brenda Lee
Walter Cronkite (CBS newsman)
Abbe Lane
Senor Wences (ventriloquist)
Peter Gennaro  (dancer)
Jean Carroll (stand-up comedian)
Des O'Connor (British comedian)
Jack Douglas (British comedian)
The Magid Triplets (tap dancers)
Highlights:
--The Young Rascals - "Good Lovin'."
--Brenda Lee - "Time and Time Again"
--Abbe Lane (singer) - medley of songs from Brazil.
--Peter Gennaro (choreographer) - dances to "King Of The Road."
--South African dancers from the Broadway revue "Wait a Minim!" perform the "Boot Dance."
--Des O'Connor & Jack Douglas (poetry recitation with broken eggs, probably their "The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God" routine).
--Audience bow: Pittsburgh Mayor Joseph M. Barr.

18.28 [869] The Ed Sullivan Show:
27-Mar-1966 CBS Sun
Guests:
Debbie Reynolds
Kirk Douglas
Cilla Black (British Singer)
Ed Ames
Totie Fields
Woody Herman
Highlights:
--Debbie Reynolds sings "It's a Miracle" (from her movie "The Singing Nun").
--Cilla Black sings "Love's Just A Broken Heart."
--Ed Ames - "They Call the Wind Mariah."
--Woody Herman (bandleader-clarinetist) plays "Northwest Passage."
--Totie Fields (comedian) - stand-up routine about skiing, sings "Put On A Happy Face."
--Dick Capri (comedian) - stand-up routine about tough guys & street fighting.
--Arthur Haynes (comedian) - plays a waiter in a comedy routine.
--Kirk Douglas introduces scenes and outtakes from the film "Cast A Giant Shadow."
--Kirk Douglas' wife makes a cameo appearance.
--Audience bows: Count Basie (band leader), Allen & Rossi (comedy team).

18.29 [870]The Ed Sullivan Show:
03-Apr-1966 CBS Sun
Guests:
Count Basie
Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara
Eydie Gorme
Robert Horton
Arthur Haynes (British Comedian)
Sandy Baron
Dick Contino
Highlights:
--Eydie Gorme sings "How About Me" (Irving Berlin song) and "What Did I Have?"
--The Peanuts (singers Emi and Yumi Ito) - "Lover Come Back to Me."
--Robert Horton (actor) sings a medley of 'songs about girls.'
--Dick Contino (accordion player) - plays a Spanish medley.
--Archdiocesan Chorus of New York (boys and girls choir) sing "Soon I Will be Done."
--Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara (comedy team) - Computer Dating sketch.
--Arthur Haynes (British comedian) - Psychiatrist sketch.
--Sandy Baron (comedian) - 'Senior Awards Banquet' routine.
Circus Acts (on tape):
--Ruperts Bears - bear does balancing act, bear drives a car & rides a bicycle.
--Kroplin's Chimps (trained chimps)
--Cossacks (performing circus horse)
--Adolf Althoff (animal act with tiger riding atop horse)

18.30 [871] The Ed Sullivan Show:
10-Apr-1966 CBS Sun
Guests:
Count Basie
Eddie Albert
Richard Pryor
Alan King
Brusini (magician)
Highlights:
--The Count Basie Orchestra perform "007-The Incredible World of James Bond."
--Diahann Carroll - "Yesterday" and "What the World Needs Now Is Love."
--The King Family sing a medley ("Where the Action Is," "Santa Catalina," "I Know A Place," "Where the Boys Are,"
"Easter Parade," "How Great You Art" and "The Way You Look Tonight").
--Richard Pryor (comedian) - routine about Japanese movies.
--Alan King (comedian) - talks about breaking his leg & lawyers.
--Eddie Albert (actor) - (scheduled to) read "The Creation" by James Weldon.
--Arden's (or Anden's) Poodles (trained animal act)
--On tape: scenes from the Kronos Circus including the Sembaks Elephants.
--Audience bows: Stanley Dancer (jockey), Armen Abbatrillo (jockey), Paul Gallico (sports writer).

18.31 [872] The Ed Sullivan Show:
17-Apr-1966 CBS Sun (repeated 14-Aug-66)
Guests:
The Animals
Petula Clark
Jimmy Durante
Sonny King
Myron Cohen  (stand-up comedian)
Franco Corelli (tenor)
Dorothy Kirsten (operatic soprano)
Lawrence and Carroll  (dance team)
Gitta Morelly (contortionist)
Highlights:
--The Animals - "Shake" & "Don't Bring Me Down."
--Petula Clark - "A Sign of the Times" & "Just Say Good Bye."
--Jimmy Durante & Sonny King - "We're Going Home" (and "Don't Talk").
--Jimmy Durante (playing piano) - "The Piano Player (Always Gets the Girls)," "When The Saints Go Marching In" (with Sonny King) & "Inka-Dinka-Doo."
--Jimmy Durante - "One of Those Songs."
--Dorothy Kirsten & Franco Corelli - duet from Act One of Puccini's "La Boheme."
--Jose Cole (balancer) - balances himself on two bottle necks joined on top of each other. Then he balances himself on a cane with one arm twirling 5 rings.

18.32 [873] The Ed Sullivan Show:
24-Apr-1966 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Dave Clark Five
Allan Sherman
Roberta Peters
Shelley Berman (comedian)
Topo Gigio
The Kessler Twins
Steve Sanders
Highlights:
--Dave Clark Five - "Catch Us If You Can."
--On tape: Dave Clark - "Try Too Hard."
--Alan Sherman (comedian) sings "Second Hand Nose," "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda," "Mononucleosis" and "Return To Camp Granada."
--Roberta Peters - "Una Voce Poca Fa."
--Roberta Peters & Allan Sherman - "Here's To The Crab-Grass."
--Kessler Twins (singers-dancers Alice and Ellen) - "Two By Two"
--Steve Sanders (Gospel singer, father plays piano)
--Jose Greco (Flamenco dancer, with other dancers)
--Brascia & Tybee (dancers) - modern ballet pas de deux.
--John Moehring (magician) - card & hat tricks.
--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - bear friend Bobo plays the flute.

18.33 [874] The Ed Sullivan Show:
01-May-1966 CBS Sun
Guests:
Diana Ross & The Supremes
James Brown
Nancy Ames
London Lee
Billy Baxter
ASCAP Salute with composers
Burton Lane, Jimmy McHugh, Ray Henderson, Arthur Schwartz, Harold Arlen
Highlights:
--The Supremes - "Love is Like an Itching In My Heart" & "More."
--James Brown - medley of hits: "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag," "I Got You (I Feel Good)," "Ain't That A Groove?"
& "It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World" and "Please, Please, Please."
--Robert Joffrey Ballet (14 dancers) - perform their "Viva Vivaldi" dance.
--Nancy Ames (singer) - medley of Latin tunes "Shadow of Your Smile" & "Besame Mucho" in Spanish & English.
--London Lee (stand-up comedian) - topics: love & dating.
--Billy Baxter (British comedian with Ed as straight man)
--The Mortale (Polish acrobats doing pyramids and tumbling)
--Mark Reed Jr. (fast draw and quick shooting gun tricks)
ASCAP Salute (five composers, each at his own piano, perform excerpts of their songs):
--Burton Lane - plays excerpts of his songs including "How About You" & "What Did I Have That I Don't Have?"
--Jimmy McHugh - excerpt from "On The Sunny Side Of The Street."
--Ray Henderson - excerpts from "Button Up Your Overcoat" & "The Best Things In Life Are Free."
--Arthur Schwartz - composer plays excerpts from "Something To Remember You By & Dancing In The Dark."
--Harold Arlen - excerpts from "Stormy Weather" & "Over The Rainbow."

18.34 [875] The Ed Sullivan Show:
08-May-1966 CBS Sun (repeated 21-Aug-66)
Guests:
Harry James
Henny Youngman (stand-up comedian)
John Byner  (comedian-impressionist)
Jean Carroll (comedian)
Gordon MacRae
Sheila MacRae
The McGuire Sisters
The Serendipity Singers
Highlights:
--Harry James Orchestra - "Sunday Morning."
--The McGuire Sisters with Harry James' orchestra - "Cherry," "You Made Me Love You" and "One O'Clock Jump."
--The McGuire Sisters - "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "I Want to Get Married."
--Gordon and Sheila MacRae - perform a medley of Anthony Newley songs.
--The Serendipity Singers - "Monday Monday," "The Shadow Of Your Smile," "What Now My Love?"
--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - sings "Mammy" to his mother in Italy.

18.xx [---] The Ed Sullivan Show:
21-Aug-66 repeat (of 08-May-1966)
New segment added to repeat:
The Black Sheep - "Slow Down."
(The Black Sheep was a New York rock band comprised of Dean Allison, Jack Kriendler, John Reinus, John Swarts and Lee Goldsmith.)

18.35 [876] The Ed Sullivan Show:
15-May-1966 CBS Sun
Guests:
Alan King
Kate Smith
The Bachelors (Irish singing trio)
Peter Gennaro
D'aldo Romano
Highlights:
--Kate Smith sings "When the Moon Comes over the Mountain," "Seems Like Old Times" and "You Are."
--Alan King - stand-up topics include marriage and his pet dog.
--George Kirby - does impersonations of various celebrities and sings "This Is Me."
--The Bachelors (Irish musical group) perform "Love Me with All Your Heart" and "You'll Never Walk Alone."
--D'Aldo Romano sings "Marta."
--Rosario Galan Ballet (Spanish dance troupe led by Galan) - ballet dance sequence.
--Peter Gennaro (choreographer) dances to "What the World Needs Now" (with female dancers).
--Willie Mays (of the San Francisco Giants) - talks with Ed about baseball.
--The Fort Myer Drill Team - performs a drill routine.
--Karmella (acrobat) - performs a tightrope act.
--Audience bow: Stanley Dancer (jockey)

18.36 [877] The Ed Sullivan Show:
22-May-1966 CBS Sun
Guests:
Nancy Sinatra
Mrs. Miller
Joan Rivers
Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara
Maria Cole
Robert Merrill
Allen and Rossi (comedy team) (Marty Allen & Steve Rossi)
Natalie Wood (on film)
Jacqueline Susann (on film)
Highlights:
--Nancy Sinatra - "Last of the Secret Agents" & "Let It Be Me."
--Maria Cole (Nat "King" Cole's widow) sings "Blue Prelude."
--Joan Rivers (stand-up comedian) - jokes about jealousy towards beautiful girls.
--Stiller & Meara (stand-up comedy team) - routine about a Jewish boy & Irish Catholic girl who want to get married.
--Robert Merrill (Metropolitan opera baritone) - "Figaro."
--Mrs. Miller (housewife Elva Miller) - sings (off-key) "These Boots are Made for Walking,"
"How Gentle Is Rain," "Hard Day's Night" and "Downtown."
--Allan & Rossi (comedy team) - re: How to phone women for dates, with Ed as straight man.
--West Point Glee Club - sing a medley Of WWI songs.
--Film clip: March of Dimes' "Man of the Year" dinner honoring Ed Sullivan. Johnny Carson, Soupy Sales, Henny Youngman,
Myron Cohen, Joey Adams, Alan & Rossi, Alan King, Buddy Hackett all roast Ed.
--Audience bows: Earl Wilson; General Brigadier Richard P. Scott; Mrs. William Westmoreland.
On film:
--The premiere of the film "Last of the Secret Agents" starring Allen & Rossi.
Celebrities arriving at premiere: Natalie Wood, Nancy Sinatra & her mother, Allen & Rossi, James Farley,
Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Jacqueline Suzanne, Jackie Leonard, Jack Carter.

18.37 [878] The Ed Sullivan Show:
29-May-1966 CBS Sun
Guests:
Bobby Vinton
Edward Villella & Patricia McBride (ballet dancers)
Jane Morgan
Wayne and Shuster
The Thomas Group
Colvia & Wilder
Highlights:
--Bobby Vinton - "Blue Clarinet" and an international medley.
--The Thomas Group (instrumental rock band featuring Danny Thomas' son Tony) - "Autumn."
--Jane Morgan sings a "Fiddler on the Roof" medley ("Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "Sunrise Sunset" and "To Life").
--Edward Villella & Patricia McBride (dancers from the New York City Ballet Company).
--Shani Wallis sings "Let Me Love You."
--Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - tailor shop sketch.
--Jack Colvin and Yvonne Wilder (comedy team)
--Diane Shelton (baton twirler)
--The Indian Dance Festival of Santa Fe, New Mexico - perform three Indian Ceremonial dances.
--Audience bows: Robert La Follette Bennett (head of Indian dance tour), Father William Trivert, and Jimmy Jones (horse trainer).
On film:
--Ed interviews Sophia Loren at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She talks about working with director Charles Chaplin on the film "Countess from Hong Kong."

18.38 [879] The Ed Sullivan Show:
05-Jun-1966 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Beatles (on video)
Richard Pryor
Robert Goulet
Charlotte Rae
Totie Fields
Bobbe Norris
Highlights:
--On tape: The Beatles perform "Rain" & "Paperback Writer" (segment begins with intro by the Beatles).
--Robert Goulet sings "Mame" and "Daydreamer."
--Bobbe Norris and Robert Goulet sing "Two Sleepy People."
--Bobbe Norris (jazz vocalist) - "Silently."
--Vincent Lopez and orchestra (Big Band music) - includes piano duet (song possibly "Nola").
--Richard Pryor (comedian) - monologue about slavery throughout history.
--Jack Benny (comedian)
--Totie Fields (comedian) - routine includes jokes about her own weight.
--Charlotte Rae (comedian) - spoofs opera singers
--Pepper Davis and Tony Reese (comedy duo) - routine includes tap dancing on roller skates.
On film:
--U.S. Navy flyers "The Blue Angels" are shown performing air stunts.

18.39 [880] The Ed Sullivan Show:
12-Jun-1966 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Dave Clark Five
Wayne Newton
Jackie Vernon (comedian)
Peter Gennaro
Joey Adams (comedian)
Jackie Kahane (comedian)
Highlights:
--The Dave Clark Five - "Look Before You Leap" & "Please Tell Me Why."
--Wayne Newton - "The Good Old Days," "My Country Tis of Thee" and "Somebody to Love."
--Peter Gennaro does a tap dance routine with 6 female dancers.
--University of North Carolina Men's Glee Club - sing (a cappella) "Hey Look Me Over" and "Dixie."
--Solvi Wang sings "Getting to Know You" (in English and Norwegian).
--Elwyn Ambrose (writer) - does a routine with a cat puppet that recites poetry.
--Audience bow: Robert A. Wake (13-year-old from Texas, winner of National Spelling Bee).

[--] 19-Jun-66 Rerun of "The Ed Sullivan Show" (from 24-Oct-65)

18.40 [881] The Ed Sullivan Show:
26-Jun-1966 CBS Sun (repeated 02Apr1967)
Guests:
Jerry Vale
Nancy Walker (comedian)
Birgit Nilsson
Stiller & Meara (comedy team) (Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara)
London Lee  (comedian)
The Swinging Lads  (vocal group)
Joyce Cuoco (ballerina)
Highlights:
--Jerry Vale (singer) - "The Song Is You" & "It's Magic."
--Birgit Nilsson (Metropolitan Opera soprano) - "Pace, Pace, Mio Dia" (from Verdi's "La Forze del Destino").
--Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara (comedy team) - reporter interviews a man who spent 24 years inside a whale.
--Nancy Walker, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Julia Meade - appear in a delicatessen sketch.
--The Swinging Lads (two singers and four musicians) perform "Sermonette" and "Clap Your Hands."
--The Arirang Ballet (Korean dance and percussion group)
--Joyce Cuoco (12-year-old ballerina) - performs a solo dance.
--The Yong Brothers (balancing act)
--The Berosini Chimps (trained animal act)

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Summer Reruns of "The Ed Sullivan Show" (03-July-66 to 04-Sep-66) (11 weeks)
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03-Jul-66 - start of Summer repeats
03-Jul-66 - repeat from 06-Mar-66 (Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello)
10-Jul-66 - repeat from 13-Feb-66 (Rolling Stones, Hal Holbrook)
17-Jul-66 - repeat from 30-Jan-66 (with new Simon and Garfunkel "I Am A Rock" performance added)
24-Jul-66 - repeat from 20-Feb-66 (Supremes, Dave Clark 5)
31-Jul-66 - repeat from 02-Jan-66 (Four Seasons, Brigitte Bardot)
07-Aug-66 - repeat from 3-Oct-65 (with new segments by Hendra and Ullett & The Swingles Singers)
14-Aug-66 - repeat from 17-Apr-66 (The Animals, Petula Clark)
21-Aug-66 - repeat from 08-May-66 (with new The Black Sheep performance added)
28-Aug-66 - repeat from 19-Dec-65 (Stars of the Circus World)
04-Sep-66 - repeat from 27-Feb-66 (Nancy Sinatra, Gary Lewis, Petula Clark)

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