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Season 20 (CBS)(1967-68)
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 20 (1967-68)

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   CBS Sundays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern (39 New Episodes) (Color)

20.1 [922] The Ed Sullivan Show:
10-Sep-1967 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Young Rascals
Petula Clark
Red Skelton
Eddie Fisher
Buddy Hackett
Highlights:
--The Young Rascals - "Groovin'," "A Girl Like You" & "How Can I Be Sure?"
--Petula Clark - "I'll be Loving You Eternally" & medley: "Who Am I?" "Don't Sleep in the Subway" & "Cat in the Window."
--Red Skelton (stand-up routine)
--Eddie Fisher - "Mame" & "That Face" (2nd song with Buddy Hackett cameo).
--Buddy Hackett (comedian) - does a Chinese waiter routine
--The Great Carazini (comedian)
--Audience bows: Walter Winchell; Jerry Vale
Note:
The edited, 30-minute "Best of Sullivan" repeat includes this clip (probably taken from another episode):
--The Wychwoods (magic act) - man and woman magicians with puppies.

20.2 [923] The Ed Sullivan Show:
17-Sep-1967 CBS Sun (repeated 07-Jul-1968)
Guests:
The Doors
Yul Brynner
Rodney Dangerfield
Flip Wilson
Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme
The Kessler Twins
The Skating Bredos
Highlights:
--The Doors - "People are Strange" & "Light My Fire."
--Yul Brynner (actor, with singer-guitarist Alesha Dimitrievich) - medley of Gypsy songs
("Two Guitars," "Sokolov's Guitar" and "Okonichen").
--Flip Wilson (stand-up comedian)
--Rodney Dangerfield (stand-up comedy)
--Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - "Darn it Baby, That's Love," "Come Back to Me."
--Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - Cole Porter medley: "Anything Goes," "Love For Sale," "I Get A Kick Out Of You," "You Do Something To Me," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," "Getting To Know You," "Happy Talk" & "I've Got You Under My Skin."
(According to a 07-Jul-1968 newspaper listing, Steve and Eydie also performed "This Could Be the Start of Something" and a medley of Richard Rodgers' songs: "Where or When," "Getting to Know You" and "It's a Grand Night for Singing.")
--Eydie Gorme - "If He Walked Into My Life" (from "Mame").
--Steve Lawrence - "Did I Ever Really Live?" (song written by comedian Allan Sherman).
--The Kessler Twins - medley of Maurice Chevalier songs: "Thank Heaven For Little Girls"
and "Louise" (A salute To Maurice Chevalier on his 79th birthday).
--The Skating Bredos (from Sweden) - man & woman speed skate in 6 ft. circle

20.3 [924] The Ed Sullivan Show:
24-Sep-1967 CBS (repeated 14-Jul-68)
Guests:
The Mamas & The Papas
Florence Henderson
John Byner
Ed Ames
Jack Carter
Highlights:
--Mamas & the Papas - "Twelve Thirty" and medley: "Monday Monday," "I Call Your Name" & "California Dreaming."
--Florence Henderson (actress-singer) - medley from "Sound of Music" ("My Favorite Things," "Climb Every Mountain,"
"Do Ra Mi" & "The Sound of Music").
--John Byner (comedian) - imitates Ed singing "Georgy Girl."
--Ed Ames - sings "My Cup Runneth Over" & "The Snow Is on the Roses."
--Jack Carter (stand-up comedian) - salutes Ed's 20th anniversary, tells jokes about NYC, cabs, Hippies/Beatniks, Camelot.
--Jorgen and Conny (balancers) - pole balancers
--Jean Claude (balancing act) - balances dolls and balls on his feet.
--Topo Gigio (mouse puppet) - Topo looks at art work, Ed plays Mona Lisa.
--Audience bows: Ralph Pearl; Charlie McAdams; Roberto Rossellini; Duane Hackney

20.4 [925] The Ed Sullivan Show:
01-Oct-1967 CBS Sun
Guests:
Nancy Sinatra
Peggy Lee
George Carlin
Sergio Franchi
London Lee
The Gimma Brothers
Richardi (magician)
Highlights:
--Nancy Sinatra - "Until It's Time for You to Go."
--Nancy Sinatra, Peggy Lee, & Sergio Franchi - medley including "Just One of Those Days," "Why Don't You Do Right,"
"These Boots are Made for Walkin'," "Falling Leaves" & "M'Lord."
--Peggy Lee - "I Feel It" & "The More I See You."
--Sergio Franchi (tenor) - "By Myself" & "Time Alone Will Tell (Non Pensare A Me)" (in English & Italian).
--George Carlin (stand-up comedy: going to the movies, coming attractions)
--Winners Of The 33rd Harvest Moon Ball (dancers from different categories).
--Gimma Brothers (comic acrobats, do tumbling wearing suits)
--London Lee (stand-up comedian, tells jokes about show business)
--Audience bows: Ladies Auxiliary of the Polish Legion of Pine Island

20.5 [926] The Ed Sullivan Show:
08-Oct-1967 CBS Sun
Guests:
Jimmy Dean
Wayne & Shuster
Joan Rivers
Lana Cantrell
Jack E. Leonard
Wayne & Shuster (comedy team)
The Young Americans
The Muppets
Highlights:
--Jimmy Dean - country medley: "Any Time," "Born To Lose," "Oh Lonesome Me," "I Can't Stop Loving You"
and "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)."
--Jimmy Dean & Rowlf - Jimmy jokes with Muppet Rowlf (dog puppet)
--Joan Rivers (stand-up comedy: A pregnant Joan jokes about what her mother did & didn't tell her,
finding & renovating housing in New York).
--The Muppets (hairy monster eats technical talking machine). Jim Hensen cameo.
--Lana Cantrell - "Stairway to Paradise" & "When You Wish Upon A Star."
--Jack E. Leonard (insult comedian) - tells jokes about Ed Sullivan, Leonard's Japanese pianist, sings "Bye Bye Blues."
--Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - routine about a "World Series" game between teams from the US and Liverpool, England.
--On film: The Young Americans - "Let In The Sunshine" (filmed at playground).
--The Young Americans (troupe of 36 singers-dancers ranging from 15-21 years old) - medley of Meredith Willson songs ("May The Good Lord Bless & Keep You,"
"Pick A Little, Talk A Little," "Gary Indiana," "'til There Was You" & "Trouble In River City").
--Audience bows: Israeli Soccer team.
--Audience bows: Nobel Sisel & Harold Arlen.

20.6 [927] The Ed Sullivan Show:
15-Oct-1967 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Lovin' Spoonful
Ethel Merman
David Frye
Tony Sandler
Ralph Young
Corbett Monica
Lado Dance Group
Highlights:
--Lovin' Spoonful - "She's Still a Mystery" & "Only Pretty."
--Ethel Merman - "Riding High" & "This Is All I Ask."
--Sandler & Young (singing duo) - medley: "Cabaret," "76 Trombones," "And The Band Played On..."
--David Frye (comedian doing impressions & political humor)
--Tommy Cooper (comedian doing a bumbling magician act)
--Corbett Monica (stand-up comedian)
--Lado Dance Group (Traditional Yugoslav dance troupe doing the "Bachelor's Dance")
--Audience bows: Mrs. Lanza & Gov. Paul Laxalt; Lucera Tena (Flamenco dancer)
--Cameos: On stage at beginning of show: Lew Brock, Bob Gibson and Carl Yastremski
(World Series Cardinals & Red Sox baseball players).

20.7 [228] The Ed Sullivan Show:
22-Oct-1967 CBS Sun (repeated 21-Jul-1968)
Guests:
Lulu
Eddie Fisher
The McGuire Sisters
Stiller & Meara (Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara)
Mike Douglas
Norm Crosby
Tommy Cooper
Highlights:
--Lulu (Scottish pop singer) - "To Sir With Love."
--Eddie Fisher - "Let Me Sing And I'll Be Happy" & "If She Walked Into My Life."
--Stiller and Meara (sketch: man tries to tell his mother he's getting married)
--The McGuire Sisters sing "One Kiss" and a French medley ("Under Paris Skies,"
"Summer In Bordeaux," "What Now My Love" and "Lucky Me").
--Norm Crosby (stand-up comedy, routine: conservative youths vs. hippies)
--Tommy Cooper (British comedian pretends to be a fumbling magician)
--Ballet America (10 Couples In farm garb, not actually ballet)
--Baby Opal (trained elephant act)
--Audience bows: Fran Tarkenton; Hugh Lipsey; Josh Logan; Eli Wallach; Prince Mike Romonoff.

20.8 [929] The Ed Sullivan Show:
29-Oct-1967 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Cowsills
Polly Bergen
Don Ameche
Senor Wences
Myron Cohen  (stand-up comedian)
Peter Gennaro
Lou Alexander
Highlights:
--The Cowsills perform "The Rain, the Park & Other Things" and a medley ("The Cruel War,"
"Monday, Monday," "Sweet Taking Guy," "Oh Lonesome Me," "Please Mr. Postman" & "Reach Out I'll Be There").
--Polly Bergen sings "Once In A Lifetime" & "What The World Needs Now."
--Senor Wences (ventriloquist, various puppets)
--Peter Nero (pianist with orchestra) - "Fiddler On The Roof" medley.
--Lou Alexander (stand-up routine: violence in fairy tales, contact lenses)
--Noucha Doina (violinist with trio)
--Peter Gennaro (choreographer) - performs a Halloween dance with 6 "witches."
--Excerpts from the Broadway musical "Henry, Sweet Henry" includes Alice Playten singing "Poor Little Person," and a scene with Don Ameche.
--Audience Bows: Paul Ford (Broadway star); Camille Bonano ("Miss Byline" beauty contest winner)

20.9 [930] The Ed Sullivan Show:
05-Nov-1967 CBS Sun
Guests:
Tony Bennett
Shirley Bassey
Rodney Dangerfield
Woody Herman
Totie Fields
Allen and Rossi (comedy team) (Marty Allen and Steve Rossi)
Highlights:
--Shirley Bassey - "Don't Rain On My Parade" & "On A Clear Day."
--Tony Bennett - "Broadway," "Who Can I Turn To?" "Moment Of Truth" and "For Once In My Life."
--Woody Herman and his Swinging Herd (jazz clarinetist & his orchestra) - "Boogaloo."
Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
--Gwen Verdon (Broadway dancer-singer)
--Totie Fields (comedian)
--Rodney Dangerfield (comedian)
--Allen & Rossi (comedy team)
--Dick Contino (accordion player)
--The Jovers (comedy-acrobatic team)
--Paul Ford appears in a scene from his Broadway comedy "What Did We Do Wrong?"

20.10 [931] The Ed Sullivan Show:
12-Nov-1967 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Turtles
Johnny Mathis
Joan Rivers
Lana Cantrell
Shelley Berman
Richard Hearne
NY Harkness Ballet Co.
Gustafsons
Victor Lunberg
Stu Gilliam
Highlights:
--The Turtles - "Happy Together" & "She's My Girl."
--Johnny Mathis - "Sleigh Ride" & "Up-Up, and Away."
--Joan Rivers (stand-up comedy) talks about her pregnancy.
--Lana Cantrell - "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" and "Love Is Stronger Far Than Me."
--Shelley Berman (comedian) - routine about life's embarrassing moments.
--Richard Hearne (British comedian) - dances and does a pantomime act.
--NY Harkness Ballet Co. - Spanish theme ballet
--Gustafsons (magicians) - man & woman do illusions using candles, scarves, etc.
--Victor Lundberg - recites "An Open Letter to My Teenage Son" (a message to America's youth regarding the Vietnam War).
--Audience bows: Johnny Weissmuller & Buster Crabbe.

20.11 [932] The Ed Sullivan Show:
19-Nov-1967 CBS Sun (repeated 18-Aug-1968)
Guests:
The Supremes
The Temptations
Flip Wilson (stand-up comedian)
The Kessler Twins
Fernando Pasqualone (trumpet player)
Lewis & Christy (stand-up comedians)
Ivan & Asto
Highlights:
--The Supremes - "In & Out of Love," "Thou Swell" & "Greensleeves."
--The Temptations - "Hello Young Lovers" & "Don't Look Back."
--The Temptations & the Supremes - medley of each other's hits: "Get Ready" (Supremes singing),
"Stop in the Name of Love" (Temptations singing), "My Girl" (Supremes), and "Baby Love" (Temptations).
--The Supremes & the Temptations - "I Know I'm Losing You."
--Kessler Twins (dressed as dance hall girls) - "The Band Played On" & "Covers of the Police Gazette."
--Ivan & Astor (dance team) - apache dancers throw each other around
--Audience bows: George Hamilton; William E. Galbraith
--On film: a clip from the movie "Dr. Doolittle" with Rex Harrison singing "Talk to the Animals."

20.12 [933] The Ed Sullivan Show:
26-Nov-1967 CBS Sun (repeated 11-Aug-68)
Guests:
The Beatles (on film)
Connie Francis
Al Hirt
New Doodletown Pipers
John Byner (stand-up comedian)
Jane Morgan
Morecambe and Wise
Highlights:
--On film: The Beatles (in Sgt. Pepper costumes) - "Hello Goodbye" promo.
--Connie Francis - "Going Out Of My Head," "Sunny" & "Impossible Dream."
--Al Hirt - "Young Man with a Horn," "The Happening" & "I Can't Get Started."
--Jane Morgan, Al Hirt, Doodletown Pipers - "It Takes All Kinds Of Music," "What'd I Say?" and "South Rampart Street Parade."
--Jane Morgan (singer) - "Meditation" & a medley of Edith Piaf songs.
--New Doodletown Pipers (singers) - "Rhythm of Life" & a medley of rock 'n' roll songs.
--Morecambe & Wise (British comedy team, trying to learn ventriloquism)
--Audience bows: Billy Rowe; Father Payton

20.13 [934] The Ed Sullivan Show:
03-Dec-1967 CBS Sun (repeated 04-Aug-1968)
Guests:
Ray Charles
Billy Preston
Bill Dana
Jackie Kahane
Frankie Fanneli
Mecners
Ron Yarey, O.J. Simpson, Larry Czonka, Ted Hendricks
Highlights:
--Ray Charles - "Yesterday" & "What'd I Say? (2nd song with the Rayettes & Billy Preston)
--Billy Preston & Ray Charles - "Double Oh Soul."
--Gordon McRae & Carol Lawrence perform "I Do, I Do," "My Cup Runneth Over," and "I Love My Wife" (songs from their Broadway musical "I Do I Do").
--Bill Dana (as Jose Jimenez, plays an Olympic athlete)
--Jackie Kahane (stand-up, jokes about NYC, bus & air travel)
--Frankie Fanelli sings "This Is All I Ask."
--The Mecners (balancing trio / pole balancers, from Poland)
--The Grand Music Hall of Israel (musical troupe of dancers, singers, boys playing flutes & drums) - perform traditional Israeli songs.
--1967 All American Offensive Football Team (including Ron Yarey, O.J. Simpson, Larry Czonka, Ted Hendricks)
--Audience bows: David Merrick; John R. Strong (Post Master); Jane Keane

20.xx [--] The Ed Sullivan Show:
04-Aug-1968 repeat (of 03-Dec-1967)
Guests:
The Blue Comets (Japanese Surf/psych band)
New segment added to repeat:
--The Blue Comets - "Gagaku" & "Blue Chateau."
(The Blue Comets were shown in place of the audience bows & All-American team.)

20.14 [935] The Ed Sullivan Show: 20th YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW
10-Dec-1967 CBS Sun (repeated 23-June-1968)
Guests:
Gwen Verdon
Pearl Bailey
Robert Merrill
Alan King (stand-up comedian)
Wayne and Shuster (comedy team)
Los Ninos Contores De Murialdo
Highlights:
--Pearl Bailey sings "Before The Parade Passes By" (production number with the "Hello Dolly" Broadway cast).
--Gwen Verdon (singer-dancer) - "Nothing Can Stop Me Now" (production number with dancers).
--Robert Merrill (Metropolitan Opera baritone) - "Di Provenza it Mar" (from "La Traviata").
--Los Ninos Cantores De Murialdo (Argentinean school children ) - "Glory, Glory Hallelujah."
--Alan King (stand-up comedian) - Christmas Holiday Season bit.
--Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - Sketch about a French trained chef who has big plans for his father's hamburger joint.
--NYC mayor John V. Lindsay officiates the unveiling of Studio 50's new marquee, renamed "The Ed Sullivan Theater."
--Audience bows: Jack Dempsey, Richard Rodgers, Otto Preminger, Joan Rivers, Bob Considine (writer and TV commentator), Walter Winchell, Frank Gifford (CBS sports announcer), Mary King Patterson (newswoman & Tribune Co. director), and Tom Dawson (of CBS).
--Audience bows: Jacob Javitz & Joe E. Lewis
--On film: A 1948 clip of John Garfield.

20.15 [936] The Ed Sullivan Show:
17-Dec-1967 CBS Sun
Guests:
Spanky & Our Gang
Richard Pryor
Patti Page
Joel Grey
Stiller & Meara  (comedy team)  (Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara)
David Frye  (comedian)
The Kim Sisters
Topo Gigio
Highlights:
--Spanky and Our Gang - "Lazy Day" & "Sunday Morning."
--Patti Page - sings "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" & recites "Child's Christmas Prayer."
--Joel Grey (Broadway singer-dancer) - sings a Railroad-themed medley (songs include "Chattanooga Choo Choo").
--David Frye (impressionist) - routine about Christmas at the LBJ ranch.
--Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara - "Walter Klondike" interviews Mrs. Santa Claus, who feels neglected by her husband.
 --The Kim Sisters perform "Thoroughly Modern Millie."
--The Berlin Mozart Choir (thirty singers perform)
--Audience bows: Melvyn Douglas; James Coburn; Hal Roach

20.16 [937] The Ed Sullivan Show: CHRISTMAS SHOW
24-Dec-1967 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Cowsills
Bobbie Gentry
George Carlin
Arthur Godfrey
Peter Gennaro
The Muppets
Gilbert Price
Highlights:
--The Cowsills - "We Can Fly" & a Christmas song medley (which includes "The Little Drummer Boy," "The Christmas Song" ("Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire"), and "Deck the Halls").
--Bobbie Gentry - "Niki Hookey" & "I Wonder as I Wonder."
--George Carlin (stand-up comedian) - routine as The Hippie Dippy Weatherman.
--Gilbert Price - "For Once In My Lifetime."
--Arthur Godfrey & the Muppets - "It's Christmas Tomorrow."
--Arthur Godfrey (singing & playing ukulele) - "The Secret Of Christmas."
--Peter Gennaro (choreographer) - "What The World Needs Now" production number with 6 females.
--The Little Angels Of Korea (play drums and dance with ribbons)

20.17 [938] The Ed Sullivan Show:
31-Dec-1967 CBS Sun
Guests:
Jay & the Techniques
Buddy Rich
Rodney Dangerfield
Miriam Makeba
Buddy Rich
Vikki Carr
George Kirby
Highlights:
--Jay and the Techniques - "Keep the Ball Rolling."
--Miriam Makeba (singer from South Africa) - "Pata Pata."
--Buddy Rich (drummer with his orchestra) - "Norwegian Wood" (instrumental version of Beatles' song)
--George Kirby (comedian) - celebrity impressions
--Montego (sword balancer) - balances swords, juggles torches, tricycle tricks, etc.
--Gianna D'Angelo - "Una voce poca fa."
--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet)
Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
--Rodney Dangerfield
--Vikki Carr (singer) - "It Must Be Him."

20.18 [939] The Ed Sullivan Show:
07-Jan-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
Dionne Warwick
Norm Crosby (stand-up comedian)
Morecambe & Wise  (British comedy team)
Julia Meade
Sandler & Young (Tony Sandler & Ralph Young)
Brascia and Tybee
Linon
Highlights:
--Dionne Warwick sings "I Say a Little Prayer" & "Battle Hymn of the Republic."
--The Young Americans - American medley ("Spoonful Of Sugar," "Back In the Old Routine," "Green Sleeves" & "Raindrops").
--Julia Mead sings "Come Back To Me."
--Tony Sandler and Ralph Young (singing duo) - "Boom Boom," "Sunshine Days" and "Harmonize."
--Morecambe and Wise (British comedy team) - magician with assistant in drag.
--Brascia and Tybee (dance team of John Brascia and Tybee Arfa) - Apache ballroom dance.
--Linon (clown) - pantomime tightrope act.
--Audience bows: Elsa Lanchester; Earl Wilson Jr.

20.19 [940] The Ed Sullivan Show:
14-Jan-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
Vanilla Fudge
Duke Ellington
Flip Wilson
Tammy Grimes
Buddy Greco
Davis & Reese
Highlights:
--Vanilla Fudge - "You Keep Me Hangin' On."
--Duke Ellington & his band - Duke and individual musicians perform solos.
--Buddy Greco and Duke Ellington's Band - perform a medley of Duke's hits. Greco sings "Satin Doll"
--Buddy Greco sings "What Now My Love?" and "This Is Your Life."
--Tammy Grimes sings "I Ain't Down Yet" (from her 1960-62 Broadway play "The Unsinkable Molly Brown").
--The 40-member cast of Broadway's "How Now, Dow Jones" perform "Step to the Rear."
--Flip Wilson (comedian) - stand-up routine, does his character Geraldine.
--Davis & Reese (comedy duo) sing "The Shadow of Your Smile."
--Silvan (illusionist) - does tricks with playing cards.
--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet)

20.20 [941] The Ed Sullivan Show:
21-Jan-1968 CBS Sun (repeated 01-Sep-1968)
Guests:
Johnny Mathis
Melvyn Douglas
Pert Kelton
Johnny Mathis
Jack E. Leonard (comedian)
Lana Cantrell
John Byner (comedian)
The Pickle Brothers  (comedy trio)
Edward Villella & Patricia McBride
Highlights:
--Johnny Mathis sings "At the Crossroads" and "Get Out of Town" (production number with dancers).
--Melvyn Douglas and Pert Kelton (actors) - perform a comic scene from their Broadway play "Spofford."
--Audience bow: Herman Shumlin (produced and wrote "Spofford").
--Lana Cantrell sings "On the Good Ship Lollipop" & "Shadows of Our Love."
 --Edward Villella and Patricia McBride (dancers, from the New York City Ballet)
- perform a pas de deux from Asafieff's "Flames of Paris."
--John Byner (impressionist) - does a Huntley-Brinkley newsmen bit.
--Audience bows: Joseph L. Carter (director of the Red Cross); Mitch Miller (musician-composer); Sebastian Cabot (actor).

20.21 [942] The Ed Sullivan Show:
28-Jan-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
The 5th Dimension
Nancy Ames
Carol Lawrence
Wayne and Shuster (comedy team)
Corbett Monica (comedian)
Bob Bramson (hoop juggler)
Highlights:
--The 5th Dimension - "Up Up and Away," "Carpet Man" & "Shake Your Tambourine."
--Nancy Ames - "Can't Buy Me Love" & "What the World Needs Now Is Love."
--Carol Lawrence sings "What Is a Woman?" & "Swingtime."
--Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - Mobsters create a TV show that glorifies crime.
--The Trio Rennos (aka The Three Rennos) (pole balancing act)

20.22 [943] The Ed Sullivan Show:
04-Feb-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
Michele Lee (singer-actress)
Stiller & Meara (Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara)(comedy team)
Morecombe & Wise (British comedy team)
Stu Gilliam (comedian)
Jackie Vernon (comedian)
Peter Gennaro (dancer)
Gil and Freddie Lavedo (acrobats)
Highlights:
--Michele Lee sings "On the Other Side of the Tracks," and later in show, "My Funny Valentine."
--Morecambe and Wise (comedy duo) - sketch includes the duo singing "Moonlight Becomes You" to Michele Lee.
--Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara (comedy team) - spoof TV commercials.
--Sergio Franchi sings "And This Is My Beloved" and a medley of "Til There Was You"/"Younger Than Springtime."
--Regina Resnik (mezzo-soprano operatic singer) - "Habenera" (from the opera 'Carmen").
--Peter Gennaro Dancers - "Swanee" production number.
--Boy Scouts of America sing "People" (backed up by the Duke Ellington Orchestra).
--Jackie Vernon (comedian) - routine includes a tribute to Leonardo Davinci's "Carnival of Venice."
--Stu Gilliam (comedian) - tells jokes about family life and taxes.
--Gil & Freddy Lavedo (comic acrobats) - acrobatic dance and balancing act.
Audience bows: Major Merlyn H. Dethlefsean (Congressional Medal of Honor recipient); Jack Dempsey (former heavyweight boxing champion); Vincent Price and Patricia Rutledge (actors); Peggy Ann Garner

20.23 [944] The Ed Sullivan Show:
11-Feb-1968 CBS Sun (repeated 25-Aug-68)
Guests:
Eddie Albert
Roberta Peters
The Lennon Sisters
Morey Amsterdam
Totie Fields
Hendra and Ullett
Jimmy Nelson (ventriloquist)
Les Dollies (unicycle act)
Highlights:
--Vincent Price and Patricia Routledge perform a scene from the musical "Darling of the Day" (which ran on Broadway from Jan. 27 - Feb. 24, 1968). Segment includes Patricia Routledge singing "Not On Your Nellie."
--Eddie Albert (actor) - recites excerpts from Carl Sandburg's writings on Abraham Lincoln.
--Roberta Peters (soprano) - "Shadow Song" (from Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "Dinorah")
--The Lennon Sisters sing "California Dreamin'" & "Where Are the Words?"
--Vaughn Bullivant (water skiing champion, appearing on film?)

Also on this episode?
--The Buckinghams - "Susan" & "What Is Love" medley. (performance taped Jan. 21, 1968, possibly broadcast 11-Feb-1968)
The Buckinghams were originally scheduled to appear on January 21, 1968. But according to a January 22, 1968 radio report (Ron Riley, WLS Chicago air-check), the group was bumped when the show ran out of time. The Buckinghams taped a performance to be shown on a later show.
A few newspaper listings mention The Buckinghams appearing on the Feb. 11, 1968 broadcast. But the group isn't mentioned on the listings for the Aug. 25, 1968 repeat.

20.24 [945] The Ed Sullivan Show:
18-Feb-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
Bobbie Gentry
George Chakiris
Jane Powell
Paul Mauriat
Rodney Dangerfield
Will Jordan  (comedian)
Franco Corelli (singer)
Jim Henson's Muppets
Highlights:
--Bobbie Gentry - "Court Yard" and "Louisiana Man."
--George Chakiris - "West Side Story" medley (with dancers).
--Paul Mauriat (pianist) - "Love Is Blue."
--Jane Powell sings "On A Wonderful Day Like Today" and "Beautiful Things."
--Franco Corelli sings "Tu Lo Sai" (in Italian).
--The Victorians sing a medley (which includes "Won't You Come Home, Bill Bailey?" and "Just Because").
--Rodney Dangerfield - does Santa Claus jokes.
--Will Jordan (comedian) - does impressions of various celebrities.
--Jim Henson's Muppets - do a routine titled "Business, Business."
--Audience bows:
Cale Yarborough (race car driver), Gil Hodges (NY Mets manager), Tommy Steele (British actor), Anthony Rouse, Marion Lindstrom

20.25 [946] The Ed Sullivan Show:
25-Feb-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
Gladys Knight & the Pips
Jackie Mason (stand-up comedian)
Dinah Shore
Ed Ames
Andy Stewart
The Bruskis
Highlights:
--Gladys Knight & the Pips - medley ("The End of Our Road," "And So Is Love" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine").
--Dinah Shore - "Oh, Lonesome Me," "It's Over," "Trains, Boats And Planes," and "Oh, Lonesome Me" (reprise).
--Ed Ames - "I Want To Be Free" & "Who Will Answer?"
--Ed Ames and Dinah Shore - "Sunrise, Sunset."
--Ballet America - dancers perform to "Mule Train."
--Andy Stewart (Scottish comedian wearing kilt) - sings and does impression of Dean Martin.
--The Bruskis (balancing act from Poland)
--Audience bows:
Stanley K. Hathaway (governor of Wyoming); Jane Morgan; Tony Bennett; Sheila Davis (writer of song "Who Will Answer?")

20.26 [947] The Ed Sullivan Show:
03-Mar-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
Lou Rawls
Alan King
Morecambe & Wise
Jack E. Leonard
Sergio Franchi
Joan Rivers
D. Valery
Highlights:
--Kenny Rogers and the First Edition - "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition In)."
--Lou Rawls - "Show Business" and "On Broadway" medley.
--Sergio Franchi (opera singer)
--Dana Valery (singer, sister of Sergio Franchi)
--Sergio Franchi and Dana Valery - "Something Stupid" duet.
--Jack E. Leonard - does a comedy routine with his piano player.
--Alan King (comedian)
--Joan Rivers (comedian)
--Morecambe & Wise (comedy duo)
Additional guest (scheduled to appear):
--Gail Martin (singer)

20.27 [948] The Ed Sullivan Show: from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
10-Mar-1968 CBS Sun (repeated 22-Sept-68)
Guests:
The 5th Dimension
Liza Minnelli
Theodore Bikel
Allen and Rossi (comedy team) (Marty Allen and Steve Rossi)
The McGuire Sisters
Jack Carter (comedian)
The Canestrellis
Highlights:
--The 5th Dimension - "Up-Up and Away" & "Monday, Monday."
--Liza Minnelli sings "You'd Better Sit Down, Kids."
--Liza Minnelli - "The Life of the Party" & "A Certain Girl" (numbers from the musical "Happy Time").
--The McGuire Sisters sing a "Money" medley ("Big Spender," "Sound of Money" & "Here We Are in Las Vegas").
--Theodore Bikel (actor & folk singer) sings "If I Were A Rich Man" (in a scene from the play 'Fiddler on the Roof').
--Marty Allen and Steve Rossi (comedy team)
--Steve Rossi sings "Born Free."
--Jack Carter (comedian)
--The Canestrellis (trampoline act)

20.28 [949] The Ed Sullivan Show:
17-Mar-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Bee Gees
Lucille Ball
George Hamilton
Stiller & Meara  (comedy team) (Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara)
Tony Sandler & Ralph Young
Fran Jeffries
Jackie Kahane (stand-up comedian)
The Dubliners
Highlights:
--The Bee Gees perform "Words."
--The Dubliners (traditional Irish musicians) - "Muirsheen Durkin."
--George Hamilton sings "At The Crossroads" and "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay."
--Lucille Ball chats with Ed onstage. She introduces a clip from her movie "Yours, Mine & Ours" (which co-stars Henry Fonda). Lucy then introduces 18 children from " Yours, Mine & Ours" who sing the movie's theme song.
--Tony Sandler & Ralph Young - "Cotton Fields."
--Fran Jeffries - "Sunny" medley.
--Fran Jeffries, Sandler & Young - "Duet For Three."
--Audience bows: Ross Hunter; Marine Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (Vietnam).

20.29 [950] The Ed Sullivan Show:
24-Mar-1968 CBS Sun (repeated 30-Jun-68)
Guests:
Spanky & Our Gang
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood
Diana Ross & The Supremes
George Carlin (stand-up comedian)
Jimmy Dean
Louis & Christy  (comedy duo)
Charlie Cairoli & Co.
Dominique (illusionist)
Highlights:
--Spanky & Our Gang - "I'd Like to Get to Know You."
--Diana Ross and the Supremes sing "Forever Came Today" &
a Fats Waller medley ("Honeysuckle Rose," "Ain't Misbehavin'" & "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now").
--Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood - "Story Book Children."
--Nancy Sinatra - "100 Years."
--Jimmy Dean - "Little Thing Called Love" & "To A Sleeping Beauty."
--Charlie Cairoli & Co. (comedy team) - two men play clarinets.
--Audience bow: Franco Corelli, Del Insco; Jean Drapeau

20.30 [951] The Ed Sullivan Show:
31-Mar-1968 CBS Sun (repeated 28-July-68)
Guests:
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Frankie Laine
Charlton Heston
Wayne and Shuster
Myron Cohan (stand-up comedian)
The Young Americans
Peter Gennaro
The Baranton Sisters
Highlights:
--Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - medley ("I Second That Emotion," "If You Can Want," "Going To A Go-Go" & "Yesterday").
--Frankie Laine - "To Each His Own" & "I Found You."
--Charlton Heston reads from Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address.
Later in show, Heston discusses his movie "Planet of the Apes," with film clip.
--Wayne & Shuster (comedians) - sketch about participants at a parent-teacher meeting discussing TV violence.
--The Young Americans - "Oklahoma" medley.
--Peter Gennaro (choreographer with dancers) - "If I Were A Rich Man" production number.
--Baranton Sisters (foot jugglers who balance & spin tables)
--Audience bows: Richard Rodgers; Jerome Hines; Pearl Mesta & Earl Blackwell; Samuel Defalco

[--] 7-Apr-1968 "The Ed Sullivan Show" pre-empted for a Dick Van Dyke special (with Michel Legrand).

20.31 [952] The Ed Sullivan Show: EASTER SHOW
14-Apr-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
Eddie Albert
Norm Crosby
Joan Rivers
Sergio Franchi
Shirley Verrett
Montford Mission
The Lado Dance Group
Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet)
Highlights:
--Sergio Franchi sings "Hatikvah" (in honor of Passover).
Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
--Eddie Albert (actor) - does a Bible reading.
--Norm Crosby (comedian)
--Joan Rivers (comedian)
--Shirley Verrett (mezzo-soprano)
--Montford Mission (folk-singing priests) - "Time's Passed Us By."

20.32 [953] The Ed Sullivan Show:
21-Apr-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
Tom Jones
Patty Duke
Totie Fields
The Muppets
Your Father's Moustache
Richard Hearne
Pavel (magic act)
Highlights:
--Tom Jones - "It's Not Unusual," "Danny Boy" & "Delilah."
--Patty Duke sings "Dona, Dona" (with dancers) & "And We Were Strangers."
--The Muppets - female frog (Kermit wearing a wig) sings "I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face."
--Your Father's Moustache (Dixieland band) - medley: "Roll Out the Barrel," "If You Knew Susie,"
"I Want A Girl (Just Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)," "Has Anybody Seen My Gal?"
"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," "Amen," "When the Saints Go Marching In" and
"Happy Days are Here Again."
--Totie Fields (comedian) - sings "I'm Perfect" and jokes around with audience members.
--Richard Hearne (English comedian, a.k.a. "Mr. Pastry") - demonstrates "The Passing Out Ceremony."
--The Muppets - female frog (Kermit wearing a wig) sings "I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face."
--Audience bows: Commander Jeffrey Mitchell (of Britain's Royal Navy); Captain L.A. Dickie Byrd;
Captain Marinos Zodak; Capt. Alto Worth; Captain Bill Hughes; and Captain Tom Wintrop. (spelling?)
--Audience bow: William J. Sutton (on the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Army Reserve)
--Audience bow: Kevin Robinson (race car driver, from Australia)

20.33 [954] The Ed Sullivan Show:
28-Apr-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
Richard Harris
Ella Fitzgerald
Stiller & Meara (Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara)
George Carlin
Milt Kamen
New Doodletown Pipers
Ma Chung
Highlights:
--Ella Fitzgerald - "Can't Buy Me Love" & "Mr. Paganini" (with 3 man combo)
--Richard Harris - "Camelot" & "Didn't We?"
--George Carlin (comedy sketch) - Carlin plays a politician interviewed on "Meet the Candidate."
--Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara (stand-up comedy) - do a high school reunion routine.
--Milt Kamen (stand-up comedian) - tells jokes about living in New York.
--The New Doodletown Pipers (singers) - "With A Little Help From My Friends"
& a medley ("What The World Need Now" and "For What It's Worth").
--Ma Chung (violin playing prodigy).
--Audience bows: Joel Grey (actor, then appearing on Broadway's "George M. Cohan"); Cheryl Ann Patton (Miss USA from Florida); Clifton Daniel & sons

20.34 [955] The Ed Sullivan Show: 80th BIRTHDAY SALUTE TO IRVING BERLIN
05-May-1968 CBS Sun (special 90-minute episode) (repeated 08-Sep-1968)
Guests:
Irving Berlin
Bing Crosby
Bob Hope
Diana Ross & The Supremes
Ethel Merman
Harry James
Robert Goulet
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians
Morecambe and Wise
Highlights:
--Diana Ross & the Supremes - "Always"
--Diana Ross & the Supremes with Ethel Merman - Irving Berlin medley
("Say It With Music," "It's A Lovely Day Today," "Heat Wave" "Say It Isn't So")
--Bing Crosby - spoken tribute to Irving Berlin and sings a medley of Irving's songs
("Marie from Sunny Italy," "Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon,"
"The International Rag," & "Alexander's Ragtime Band").
--Bing Crosby - "White Christmas" (begins as film clip, then live on stage).
--Bob Hope (stand-up, Bob salutes Irving Berlin)
--Ethel Merman - Irving Berlin medley ("Sunshine," "I Got Lost In His Arms," "Anything You Can Do," "They Say It's Wonderful").
--President Lyndon Johnson (on tape, wishes Irving Berlin a Happy 80th birthday).
--Harry James (medley of dance tunes)
--Robert Goulet & Harry James - "Marie."
--Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - "Give Me Your Tired."
--Robert Goulet, Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians - "I Used To Play It By Ear."
--Robert Goulet - Berlin medley: "The Song Is Ended (But the Melody Lingers On)" & "All by Myself."
--Morecambe And Wise (British comedy team) - do a spoof of "Puttin' on the Ritz."
--Peter Gennaro (choreographer & dance troupe) - "Alexander's Ragtime Band" and "This Is The Army" production numbers.
--Finale: Irving Berlin (on stage with boy & girl scouts) sings "God Bless America."

20.35 [956] The Ed Sullivan Show:
12-May-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
Richard Pryor
Rodney Dangerfield
Diahann Carroll
David Frye
Shani Wallis
Jay Marshall  (ventriloquist)
The Young Americans
Highlights:
--Gary Puckett and the Union Gap - "Lady Willpower" & "Young Girl."
--Richard Pryor (stand-up, jokes about Mother's Day, etc.)
--Rodney Dangerfield (stand-up, doing his "No Respect" routine)
--Diahann Carroll - "At The Crossroads" & "Elusive Butterfly."
--David Frye (comedian) - does impressions of William F. Buckley, Presidents Nixon, Johnson, and Robert F. Kennedy.
--Shani Wallis sings "Alfie" & "High."
--The Young Americans - perform "Happiness" & a medley ("A Spoonful of Sugar,"
"Back In the Old Routine," "Minute Waltz," "Green Sleeves" and "Raindrops").
--Audience bows: Leonard Sillman; Imogene Coca; Capt. Robert F. Foley

20.36 [957] The Ed Sullivan Show:
19-May-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
The 5th Dimension
Joel Grey
Joan Rivers
Morey Amsterdam (stand-up comedian)  
Jane Morgan
London Lee
The West Point Glee Club
Highlights:
--5th Dimension - "On Broadway" & "Stoned Soul Picnic."
--Joel Grey (musical-comedy star) - performs songs from his Broadway play "George M!" (including "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "Over There").
--Joan Rivers (stand-up comedian) - topics: marriage, weight, the beach.
--Jane Morgan sings "What Now My Love?"
--The West Point Glee Club sing "Sons Of A Different Time."
--Audience bows: Major General Donald Bennett; Angel Cordero Jr.; Ferdinand & Maria Marcos (children of Philippine President Marcos)

20.37 [958] The Ed Sullivan Show:
26-May-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
Spanky & Our Gang
Nancy Sinatra
Mike Douglas
Scoey Mitchell
Henra and Ullett
The Muppets
Bobby Ramsen
Lucero Tena
Trio Rennos
Highlights:
--Nancy Sinatra - "Sock It To Me Sunshine" & "This Girl's In Love With You."
--Spanky & Our Gang - "Three Ways from Tomorrow."
--Mike Douglas sings "Talk To the Animals" & "Why Did I Choose You?"
--Scoey Mitchell (stand-up comedian) - topics: taxes, race relations.
--The Muppets (one worm gets another to dance, Jim Henson cameo)
--Henra & Ullett (stand-up comedy; routine set at the UN)
--Bobby Ramsen - stand-up comedy routine
--Lucero Tena (Flamenco dancers from Madrid)
--Trio Rennos (three acrobats from Italy)
--Audience bows: Tony Bennett.
--Audience bows: a group of wounded Vietnam Veterans.

20.38 [959] The Ed Sullivan Show: 20th YEAR ANNIVERSARY
02-Jun-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
Alan King
Jerry Vale
Lana Cantrell
Sue Carson
Norm Neilson
Highlights:
--Jerry Vale - "My Love, Forgive Me."
--Lana Cantrell (Australian singer) - medley ("Honey" & "How Can I Be Sure?").
--Alan King - comedy monologue on the history of the "Ed Sullivan Show."
--Sue Carson (comedian) - does a comedy routine about recent news events.
--Edward Villella and Patricia McBride (ballet dancers) - perform the Pas De Deux from "Dianna."
--Mr. Jiggs (trained monkey) - chimp smokes and rides a motor scooter.
--Norm Nielson (magician)
--In taped segments, the following stars offer their congratulations to Ed:
Eddie Albert, Lucille Ball, Tony Bennett, Carol Burnett, Diahann Carroll, Carol Channing, Dick Van Dyke, the Walt Disney family, Jackie Gleason, Andy Griffith, Peggy Lee, Jerry Lewis, Otto Preminger, and Red Skelton.

20.39 [960] The Ed Sullivan Show: Robert F. Kennedy Tribute
09-Jun-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
Dionne Warwick
Richard Harris
Charlton Heston
Duke Ellington
Ed Ames
Kate Smith
Robert Goulet
Sergio Franchi
The West Point Glee Club
Shirley Verrett
The New Doodletown Pipers
McNiff Irish Dancers
Highlights:
Tribute Show - National Day Of Mourning for Robert F. Kennedy
--Dionne Warwick - "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."
--Duke Ellington - "David Dance Before the Lord" (tap dancer Bunny Briggs plays David)
--Charlton Heston - reads Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
--Richard Harris - "Camelot."
--Ed Ames - "Who Will Answer?"
--Kate Smith - "The Lord's Prayer."
--Robert Goulet - "The Impossible Dream."
--Sergio Franchi - "You'll Never Walk Alone" (with Welsh Choir).
--West Point Glee Club - "America the Beautiful."
--Shirley Verrett - "Oh, Glory."
--The New Doodletown Pipers - "What The World Needs Now Is Love" & "For What It's Worth."
--McNiff Irish Dancers (dancers perform traditional Irish Step Dance)
Note:
The June 9, 1968 show was originally intended to be the second of two 20th Anniversary shows with scheduled guests Pearl Bailey, Jackie Mason, Soupy Sales, Charlie Manna, Earl Wilson Jr, The Kane Triplets, and The Music Explosion. The guest list and show's theme was changed after the June 5, 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

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Summer Reruns of "The Ed Sullivan Show" (16-Jun-68 to 22-Sep-68) (14 repeats + one special)
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16-Jun-68 - repeat from 25-Jun-67 (Connie Francis, Flip Wilson)
23-Jun-68 - repeat from 10-Dec-67 (19th Anniversary Show)
30-Jun-68 - repeat from 24-Mar-68 (Supremes; Nancy & Lee)
07-Jul-68 - repeat from 17-Sep-67 (The Doors, Yul Brynner)
14-Jul-68 - repeat from 24-Sep-67 (Florence Henderson, Mamas & Papas)
21-Jul-68 - repeat from 22-Oct-67 (Lulu, Eddie Fisher)
28-Jul-68 - repeat from 31-Mar-68 (Charlton Heston; S. Robinson & Miracles)
04-Aug-68 - repeat from 3-Dec-67 (Ray Charles & Billy Preston)
11-Aug-68 - repeat from 26-Nov-67 (Beatles on film; Connie Francis)
18-Aug-68 - repeat from 19-Nov-67 (Supremes; Temptations)
25-Aug-68 - repeat from 11-Feb-68 (Vincent Price; Eddie Albert)
01-Sep-68 - repeat from 21-Jan-68 (Johnny Mathis; Melvyn Douglas; Pert Kelton)
08-Sep-68 - repeat from 05-May-68 (80th Birthday salute to Irving Berlin)
15-Sep-68 - pre-empted for a special on Vince Lombardi
22-Sep-68 - repeat from 10-Mar-68 (5th Dimension; Liza Minnelli)

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