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Season 23 (CBS)(1970-71)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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   Playlist -  "The Ed Sullivan Show"  Season 23 (CBS)(1970-71) 

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CBS Sundays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern [26 New Episodes] (Color)

23.1 [1036] The Ed Sullivan Show: THE GEORGIE AWARDS: American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) Entertainer of the Year Awards.
Taped Labor Day at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.
20-Sep-1970 CBS Sun
Guests:
Barbra Streisand, Tom Jones,
Blood, Sweat and Tears,
Melba Moore,
Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Danny Thomas, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Tom Smothers, Flip Wilson
The Peter Gennaro Dancers, The Flying Alexanders
Highlights:
Performers:
Barbra Streisand - "On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" (performance taped in NYC).
Tom Jones - "Cabaret" (performance taped in LA).
Melba Moore - "I Got Love" joined by Sergio Franchi for last chorus.
Peter Gennaro Dancers (production number) salute "The Georgie" Awards.
On film: Blood, Sweat & Tears - "Lucretia McEvil." (David Clayton Thomas accepts award.)
The Flying Alexanders (trapeze act)
Additional 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.

23.2 [1037] The Ed Sullivan Show: Live from the BALTIMORE CIVIC CENTER
27-Sep-1970 CBS Sun (repeated 02-May-71)
Guests:
Bobby Vinton
Rare Earth
Karen Wyman
Joe Jackson
Skaters from Holiday on Ice
Highlights:
--Rare Earth - "I'm Losing You" & "Let the Sunshine In" (on ice w/ skaters).
--Bobby Vinton sings "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" and a medley ("London Bridge," "Knees Up Mother Brown," "Whoops-A-Daisy," "I'm A Londoner" & "The Old Bamboo").
--Bobby Vinton and Karen Wyman - "For Me and My Gal" duet.
--Karen Wyman sings a medley of Edith Piaf songs ("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:
--Tommy Allen & Juanita Percelly (ice skating pair) - do a Russian production number, and skate to "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" & "I'll Never Fall In Love Again."
--Marei Langenbein and Ray Balmer (skaters) - do 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 Henie.
--Skaters perform a slapstick cop and drunk routine (pie in the face slapstick, etc.)
--A Cinderella production number.
--Tommy Curtain (juggles while skating).
--Tommy Holiday (trained animal act with chimps on ice skates, dogs also perform).

23.3 [1038] The Ed Sullivan Show:
04-Oct-1970 CBS Sun
Guests:
Melanie, Engelbert Humperdinck, Tiny Tim,
David Steinberg, The Blossoms, Skiles & Henderson,
William Daniels, John Cullum, Ron Poole
Highlights:
--Melanie (folk singer Melanie Safka) - "Peace Will Come (According to Plan)" and an acoustic guitar piece.
--Engelbert Humperdinck - "The Good Life," "Sweetheart" and "My Way."
--The Blossoms (Darlene Love, Fanita James, and Jean King) sing "Get Ready."
--Tiny Tim (comedian) - medley ("On the Good Ship Lollipop," "Hot and Cold Water," "Two Times A Day") and "The Other Side."
--David Steinberg - psychiatrist sketch (with Ed, in drag, appearing as the 2nd patient).
--Skiles & Henderson (comedy team) - bit about a drum-playing robot.
--The cast of Broadway's "1776" (with William Daniels, John Cullum, and Roy Poole) - perform scenes from the play (including songs "Sit Down, John" and "Molasses To Rum").

23.4 [1039] The Ed Sullivan Show: From the MID-SOUTH STATE FAIR, Memphis, Tennessee
11-Oct-1970 CBS Sun
Guests:
Arthur Godfrey, Loretta Lynn, Sonny James,
Archie Campbell, Stony Mountain Cloggers, Judi Ford (Miss America '69)
Highlights:
--Sonny James sings "Endlessly" and "Tennessee Waltz."
--Loretta Lynn sings "You Ain't Woman Enough" and "Coal Miner's Daughter."
--The Johnny Mann Singers - "Go Where You Wanna Go" and a medley ("Glory, Glory Hallelujah," "Dixie," "Grand Old Flag")
--Warren Pence (11-year-old banjo player)
--Archie Campbell - stand-up monologue.
--Arthur Godfrey (TV-radio personality) - arrives on horseback, then does a few horse tricks.
--David Merrifield (trapeze act) - performs stunts from a helicopter.
--The Stony Mountain Cloggers (country dancers) do a square dance/tap routine.
--Judy Ford (Miss America 1969) - does a trampoline act.
--On film: Ed Sullivan and his wife Sylvia tour the fair.

23.5 [1040] The Ed Sullivan Show:
18-Oct-1970 CBS Sun
Guests:
B.B. King, The Carpenters,
Tony Bennett, George Burns
Robert Klein
Highlights:
--The Carpenters - "Close to You" and "We've Only Just Begun."
--B.B. King - "Just A Little Bit of Love" and a medley ("How Blue Can You Get" & "The Thrill Is Gone").
--Tony Bennett sings "Something" (Beatles song), "Get Happy" & "I'll Begin Again" (song from the movie "Scrooge").
--George Burns (stand-up monologue) - gives his views on nudity in show business (current movies, night clubs).
--Robert Klein (stand-up comedy) - does a routine on the World Series (interviews with athletes, school bands in half-time show).
--New York Stickball Team (improv group with Steve Landesberg) - routine about Psychedelic contact lenses.
--Albert Almoznino (hand shadow artist) - does shadow puppets on screen.
--1970 Harvest Moon Ball Dance Champions (winners from various categories: polka, rhumba, etc.)

23.6 [1041] The Ed Sullivan Show: UNITED NATIONS 25th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
25-Oct-1970 CBS Sun (repeated 11-Apr-71)
Guests: (from all around the world)
The New Seekers, Ravi Shankar, Astrud Gilberto,
The Young Americans, Vladmir Krainev,
Les Ballet Africains, Tokyo Kid Brothers,
The Lado Dancers, Raphael, The Idla Girls
Highlights:
--Ravi Shankar - "Tilak Shyam" (classic Sitar selection).
--The New Seekers (from Australia) - "Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma."
--Astrud Gilberto (Brazilian singer) - medley of Bossa-nova songs including "The Girl from Ipanema."
--Vladmir Krainev (Russian pianist) - Chopin Etude # 3 "Winter Winds."
--Raphael (from Spain) - "Hallelujah" and "Hava Nagila."
--The Young Americans - perform "Through Children's Eyes" & "What the World Needs Now Is Love."
--Tokyo Kid Brothers (from Japan) - perform scenes from their Off-Broadway rock musical "Golden Bat."
--Ballet Africains (African ceremonial songs & dances)
--The Lado Dancers (Yugoslavian folk dancers)
--Raphael (from Spain) - "Hallelujah" and "Hava Nagila."
--The Idla Girls (gymnastic drill team from Sweden).

23.7 [1042] The Ed Sullivan Show:
01-Nov-1970 CBS Sun (repeated 25-Apr-71)
Guests:
Bobbie Gentry, Melba Moore, Roy Clark, Richard Pryor, Fenella Fielding, Stanley Myron Handleman
Highlights:
--Bobbie Gentry sings "I Want You Back," "Benjamin" and "Your Number One Fan."
--Roy Clark - "Thank God and Greyhound, You're Gone" and "Malaguena."
--Melba Moore - "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother."
--Melba Moore sings "Purlie" (the title song from her Broadway play "Purlie").
--"Purlie" Broadway cast (without Melba Moore) - "Walk Him Up the Stairs" production number.
--Richard Pryor - talks about growing up in the inner city.
--Stanley Myron Handelman (comedian) - topics include his "no neck" friend.
--Fenella Fielding (singer-comedian) sings "Don't Let Me Down."
--Audience bows: Ben Gross (newsman); Tom-Tom Moore (hero, who caught a falling baby); and Harry Hirschfield.

23.8 [1043] The Ed Sullivan Show: SALUTE TO WOUNDED GI's (from Walter Reed Army Hospital)
08-Nov-1970 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Four Tops, The Carpenters,
Freda Payne, Hank Williams Jr,
Rodney Dangerfield, Ron Carey, Dick Ryan
Highlights:
--The Carpenters - medley of Burt Bacharach songs ("Close to You," "Make It Easy On Yourself," "Always Something There to Remind Me,"
"I'll Never Fall in Love Again," "Walk on By" and "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?")
--Freda Payne sings "Band of Gold," "Deeper and Deeper" and "Getting to Know You."
--The Four Tops - "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" and "It's All in the Game"
--Hank Williams, Jr. - "All For The Love Of Sunshine."
--Rodney Dangerfield - does a stand-up monologue, later tells jokes while playing pool with GI's.
--Skiles and Henderson (comedy team) - three routines: Clark Kent hospitalized, Peace Corps, and Cole Porter.
--Ron Carey (comedian) - three routines: football, weight lifting, and Sergeant Monk/Brother Tuck.
--Dick Ryan (magician) - three appearances during show.

23.9 [1044] The Ed Sullivan Show:
15-Nov-1970 CBS Sun
Guests:
Tommy Roe, Billy Joe Royal, Joe South,
Dick Gregory, Abbe Lane, Tony Fayne,
Jeremy Vernon, Natalya Makarova
Highlights:
--Tommy Roe - "Dizzy" and "Oh Heather Honey."
--Billy Joe Royal - "Cherry Hill Park" and "I Knew You When."
--Joe South - "Don't It Made You Want to Go Home" and "Walk A Mile in My Shoes."
--Joe South, Billy Joe Royal and Tommy Roe - "Games People Play."
--Abbe Lane - sings a medley of Gospel songs: "Sometimes I'm Up," "And When I Die" and "Saved."
--Dick Gregory (comedian)
--Tony Fayne and Norman Wisdom (comedians) - sketch about a drum set.
--Jeremy Vernon (comedian) - does a monologue about long-distance phone calls.
--Natalya Makarova (Russian ballerina) and Ted Kivitt (of the American Ballet Theater) - perform the pas de deux from "Swan Lake."
--Professional automobile racers Sterling Moss, Dan Gurney, Jackie Stewart and Graham Hill compete by racing toy cars in a model car track, with Bill Mazur.
--Audience bows: Johnny Mathis; Bob Sylvester.
--Audience bow: Bob Johnson (running back of the New York Giants).

23.10 [1045] The Ed Sullivan Show: SALUTE TO RICHARD RODGERS (broadcast from the Hollywood Bowl)
22-Nov-1970 CBS Sun
Guests:
Shirley Jones, Danny Kaye, 'Mama' Cass Elliot,
Johnny Mathis, Jeannie C. Riley, The Lennon Sisters,
John Davidson, Herschel Bernardi, Minnie Pearl
"The Girlfriend" songs:
--'Mama' Cass Elliot sings "Blue Room."
--'Mama' Cass Elliot sings "The Girlfriend" (accompanied by the Peter Gennaro Dancers).
"Babes in Arms" songs:
--Johnny Mathis - "My Funny Valentine."
--Johnny Mathis & the Lennon Sisters - "Johnny One Note."
--Johnny Mathis - "The Lady Is A Tramp."
--The Lennon Sisters - "Where or When."
"Oklahoma!" songs:
--John Davidson - "Oh, What A Beautiful Morning."
--John Davidson (singing to Jeannie C. Riley & Minnie Pearl) - "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top."
--John Davidson & Jeannie C. Riley - "People Will Say We're In Love."
--Oklahoma! cast - "The Farmer and the Cowman" & "Oklahoma."
"The King and I" segment:
--Shirley Jones - "I Whistle a Happy Tune."
--Herschel Bernadi and Shirley Jones - dialogue from the play.
--Shirley Jones & Herschel Bernadi - "Shall We Dance?"
"Sound of Music" songs:
--Johnny Mathis, Cass Elliott, John Davidson, Lennon Sisters, Shirley Jones, Herschel Bernadi, Minnie Pearl,
Jeannnie C. Riley perform "Sound of Music," "My Favorite Things" and "Do-Re-Mi."
"Two By Two" segment:
--Danny Kaye sings a song from his Broadway musical "Two By Two" (featuring music by Richard Rodgers).
Finale:
--Richard Rodgers joins Ed and guests for "Climb Every Mountain."

23.11 [1046] The Ed Sullivan Show:
29-Nov-1970 CBS Sun (repeated 23-May-1971)
Guests:
Buck Owens
Joan Rivers
Norm Crosby
Doug Previn
Jim Bailey
Dick Jensen
Lahman & Barkley
Albert Lucas (magician)
Highlights:
--Buck Owens and the Buckaroos perform "Heartbreak Mountain" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
--Jim Bailey (female impersonator, dressed as Judy Garland) sings "The Man That Got Away."
--Jim Bailey (as himself) sings a medley of Beatles' songs: "Get Back" and "Got to Get You into My Life."
--Dick Jensen sings "Dance to the Music," "Something in the Way She Moves" and "Everyday People."
--Dory Previn sings "Scared to be Alone."
--Joan Rivers (comedian) - routine about football players.
--Norm Crosby and Joan Rivers do a sketch about a man delivering groceries to sex-starved housewife.
--Al Lohman and Roger Barkley (comedy team) - "Caesar's Palace in 2010" routine.
--Albert Lucas (ten-year-old juggler)
--Cameo (Audience bow?): Jake LaMotta (author of the book "Raging Bull").

23.12 [1047] The Ed Sullivan Show:
06-Dec-1970 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Grass Roots
Joey Heatherton,
The Three Degrees,
Pat Cooper (comedian)
Scoey Mitchell (comedian)
Peter Gennaro (dancer)
Highlights:
--The Grass Roots perform an "I'd Wait A Million Years"/"Midnight Confessions"/"Let's Live For Today" medley and "Temptation Eyes."
--Bobbi Martin sings "For the Love of Him."
--The Three Degrees (female vocal trio) - in a medley, imitate the singing styles of the Supremes and the Andrews Sisters, then sing their own song "I Do Take You."
--The National Football League's Holiday Halftime (12 NFL players, including Fred Dryer) sing "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth."
--Lucecita Benitez (singer from Puerto Rico, with a conga player) - Spanish song.
--Pat Cooper & Scoey Mitchell (comedians) appear separately. Later in show, appear together for a comedy sketch about Italian & Black neighbors.
--The Veterans (comic tumblers from Sweden)
--Peter Gennaro (dancer, imitating Charlie Chaplin)
--Audience bows: Walter Kennedy, Eddie Belmonte, Pearl Harbor survivors.

23.13 [1048] The Ed Sullivan Show:
13-Dec-1970 CBS Sun
Guests:
Bobby Sherman
The New Seekers
Robert Merrill
Marilyn Michaels
Guy Marks
Les Ballet Africains
Highlights:
--The New Seekers - medley: "Look What They've Done to My Song," "Your Song," Baby Face" and "Beautiful People."
--Bobby Sherman - "Going Home" & "Song of Joy" (Christmas songs).
--Robert Merrill (baritone singer from The Met) sings "If I Were a Rich Man" (from 'Fiddler on the Roof') and the Arias from "Aida," "Carmen" and "La Traviata."
--Hal Linden, Robby Benson, and other cast members from the Broadway musical 'The Rothschilds' perform "Sons."
--Marilyn Michaels (comedian-singer) - sings "Swanee" (as a tribute to Judy Garland).
--Guy Marks (comedian) - stand-up routine about young love.
--Ali MacGraw (actress) recites a Christmas poem from 1692 (while a montage from "Love Story" is shown).
--Les Ballets Africains (troupe that performs traditional African dances) - "Dance of the Lion King."
--Audience bows: Maurie Luxford, Herbert Rainwater and Howard Minsky.

23.14 [1049] The Ed Sullivan Show: THE GREAT SANTA CLAUS SWITCH (Christmas Special)
20-Dec-1970 CBS Sun
Narrated by Ed Sullivan.
Guests:
Art Carney (as Santa Claus and Cosmo, the King of Evil)
The Muppets

23.15 [1050] The Ed Sullivan Show:
27-Dec-1970 CBS Sun
Guest:
Bobbie Gentry
Friends of Distinction
Peter Nero
Slappy White
Steve Rossi
Pat Cooper
Billy Baxter
Goose Creek Symphony 
Highlights:
--Friends of Distinction - "Grazing In The Grass."
--Bobbie Gentry and the Goose Creek Symphony - "He Made A Woman Out Of Me," "Cripple Creek" and "Welcome to Goose Creek."
--Bobbie Gentry (playing piano) sings a Gospel medley.
--Peter Nero (pianist, with orchestra) - "I Got Rhythm" and "Rhapsody in Blue."
--Raphael (entertainer from Spain) sings "Maybe" ("Somos"), "When My Love Is Around" ("Cuando llega mi amor"), and "The Sound of the Trumpet" ("Balada de la trompeta").
--Pat Cooper - stand-up routine includes motherhood and child-rearing jokes.
--Steve Rossi and Slappy White (comedians) - Rossi starts routine by singing an Italian song, then interviews Slappy White (playing a hipster/civil-rights leader).
--Billy Baxter (comedian)

23.16 [1051] The Ed Sullivan Show:
03-Jan-1971 CBS Sun
Guests:
Rodney Dangerfield
Lana Cantrell
O.C. Smith
Sergio Franchi,
John Byner
Jim Bailey (comedian)
The Bayanihan Philippine Dancers
Highlights:
--O.C. Smith sings "What the World Needs Now" and a medley ("Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" & "Little Green Apples").
--Sergio Franchi sings a medley of "All of My Life," "Mi Cuando" (in Italian) and "Jean."
--Lana Cantrell sings "Reach Out & Touch Somebody's Hand" and "Being Alive."
--Jim Bailey (female impersonator, as Peggy Lee) - sings "Why Don't You Do Right," "Manana" and "Fever."
--Jim Baily (as himself) sings "My Life" & "My Way."
--Rodney Dangerfield (comedian) - tells jokes about his wife and kids.
--John Byner (comedian-impressionist) - appears in two segments.
--The Bayanihan Philippine Dancers (traditional music and dances) - appear in two segments.

[--] 10-Jan-1971 CBS Sun "The Ed Sullivan Show" pre-empted for the special: "The Super Comedy Bowl."

23.17 [1052] The Ed Sullivan Show:
17-Jan-1971 CBS Sun
Guests:
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
Tony Bennett
Judy Carne
The Muppets
Norm Crosby
Melina Mercouri
Irwin C. Watson (comedian)
Highlights:
--Gary Puckett sings "Keep the Customer Satisfied" and "I Who Have Nothing."
--Tony Bennett sings "Love Story," "What the World Needs Now" and "I'll Begin Again."
--Melina Mercouri sings "I am Greek" (dances with audience members) and "Entre Les Lignes" (in French and English).
--Judy Carne sings "Puppet Man" (production number with dancers) and "I Wonder Who's Kissing Him Now."
--Norm Crosby (comedian) - monologue about playing football in his youth.
--Irwin C. Watson (comedian) - stand-up routine about racial sensitivity.
--The Muppets - sketch about a rock 'n' roll drummer finding work in a String Quartet.
--On film: A clip from the movie "Promise At Dawn" (starring Melina Mercouri).
--Audience bows: Jerry Vale (singer); Rod Laver and Arthur Ashe (tennis stars); Richard Chamberlain and Glenda Jackson (actors, stars of the movie "The Music Lovers").
 
23.18 [1053] The Ed Sullivan Show:
24-Jan-1971 CBS Sun
Guests:
B.J. Thomas
Nancy Ames
Sergio Franchi
Peter Gennaro (dancer)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk (jazz musician)
Godfrey Cambridge (comedian)
Jim O'Brian (football player)
Highlights:
--B.J. Thomas - "No Love At All" & a 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 musicians Charlie Mingus, Charles McGee, Dick Griffin, Henry (Pete) Pearson, Joe Texidor & others).
--Sergio Franchi - "Close to You" & "No Man is an Island."
--Peter Gennaro (dancer, with 6 back-up dancers) - "Impossible Dream" production number.
--Jim O'Brian (football player) talks with Ed and does a football demonstration.
--Godfrey Cambridge (comedian)
--On film: 1970 New York Film Critics Awards banquet shown with footage of Gene Hackman, Maureen Stapleton, Andy Warhol, Chief Dan George and Glenda Jackson.

23.19 [1054] The Ed Sullivan Show:
31-Jan-1971 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Temptations
Connie Stevens
Albert Brooks
Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara (comedy team)
Peter Gennaro (dancer)
Doug Kershaw (Cajun fiddler)
Highlights:
--The Temptations - "Get Ready," "Just My Imagination" & medley
("Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "I'll Be There" & "My Sweet Lord").
--Connie Stevens - "Tea for Two."
--Connie Stevens & Peter Gennaro (choreographer/dancer) - spoof Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire.
--Doug Kershaw (Cajun fiddler & singer) - "Glinda."
--Albert Brooks - 2 comedy routines: plays a struggling ventriloquist; a broker tries to sell TWA stock to Howard Hughes.
--Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara (comedy team) - "Walter Cronkite" interviews Mrs. Mulcahy.
--Audience bows: Carol Channing & Sid Caesar
--Audience bows: Captains Riley & Cooken (Army nurses)
--Audience bow: Lillian Roth

23.20 [1055] The Ed Sullivan Show:
07-Feb-1971 CBS Sun (repeated 6-Jun-1971)
Guests:
Gladys Knight & the Pips
Sid Caesar
Carol Channing
Robert Klein (comedian)
Jerry Vale
Peter Nero (pianist)
Caterina Valente
Pat Henry (comedian)
Highlights:
--Gladys Knight & the Pips - "If I Were Your Woman" & "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
--Sid Caesar & Carol Channing - perform a scene from their Broadway play "Four on a Garden."
--Jerry Vale - "I Want To Make It With You," "My Love, Forgive Me," & "Peace in the Valley."
--Peter Nero (pianist) - theme from "Love Story."
--Robert Klein (stand-up comedian) - tells jokes about going to the dentist.
--Caterina Valente - "Everybody Gets to go to the Moon," "Mack the Knife" (in German) & "The Girl from Impanema" (in Portuguese).
--Pat Henry (comedian) - routine about modern life.

[--] 14-Feb-1971 CBS Sun The "Ed Sullivan Show" pre-empted for the movie "Ben Hur"

23.21 [1056] The Ed Sullivan Show:
21-Feb-1971 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Fifth Dimension
Connie Stevens
Tiny Tim & Miss Vickie
Rodney Dangerfield
John Bryner (comedian/celebrity impressions)
Dickie Henderson (British comedian)
Jim Henson's Muppets
Highlights:
--The 5th Dimension sing "Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes" and a medley ("Up Up and Away," "One Less Bell to Answer,"
"Stoned Soul Picnic," "Wedding Bell Blues," and "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In").
--Connie Stevens and the 5th 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").
--Dickie Henderson - "One for My Baby."
--Rodney Dangerfield
--John Bryner (comedian-impressionist) - does celebrity impressions
--Jim Henson's Muppets - "The Glutton" sketch about an incredibly large puppet who keeps eating things.

23.22 [1057] The Ed Sullivan Show:
28-Feb-1971 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Everly Brothers
George Carlin (comedian)
Shirley Bassey (British singer)
Jerry Butler
David Brenner
The Brockways (acrobatic bicycle act)
Tybee & Antonio (exotic dancers)
Highlights:
--The Everly Brothers - "Bowling Green" and a medley ("Mama Tried," "All I Have to Do Is Dream" and "Bye Bye Love").
--Jerry Butler - "Where Are You Going?" (song from the 1970 movie "Joe").
--Shirley Bassey - "What About Today" & "Yesterday When I Was Young."
--Sid Caesar appears in a French Restaurant comedy sketch with Ed Sullivan and Shirley Bassey.
--George Carlin (comedian) - routine about eyes, hair, Muhammed Ali, does his character "Al Sweet, The Hippy Dippy Weatherman."
--David Brenner (comedian) - talks about NYC, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Los Angeles.
--The Brockways (acrobatic/bicycle act) - man & woman do tricks on bicycles.
--Tybee & Antonio (dancers) - couple dances to instrumental song. Jungle-themed exotic dance.

23.23 [1058] The Ed Sullivan Show: ARMED FORCES MUSIC FESTIVAL
07-Mar-1971 CBS Sun (repeated 9-May-71)
Guests:
Jeannie C. Riley
Teresa Graves
Roy Clark
Louis Nye (stand-up comedian)
Joe Lewis
Brian Stewart
Peter Gennaro (dancer)
General William Westmoreland (cameo)
Civilian talent:
--Jeannie C. Riley - "Oh, Singer."
--On film: Jeannie C. Riley - "Harper Valley PTA."
--Teresa Graves - "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me."
--Roy Clark (playing banjo) - "Foggy Mountain Breakdown."
--Joe Louis (boxer) - interviewed by Sullivan.
--Brian Stewart - "Love Story" theme.
--Louis Nye (stand-up comedian).
--Peter Gennaro (dancer/choreographer) - "This is the Army" dance routine.
Military talent:
--Major Don Kidder & his 3 sons (barbershop quartet, from Clark AFB, the Philippines) - "Bring Back Those Good Old Days."
--Air Force S. Sgt. Richard D. Martin (harmonica virtuoso from Kelly AFB, Texas) - "St. Louis Blues."
--The Fred (folk trio consisting of Air Force Sgt. Luis Cruz, Army Sp. 5 Michael Hoffman and Bobbie Peterson, a dependent) - "That's When I Come Running Into Your Mind."
--Sp. 5 Brian Stuart (pop singer & soloist with the Army Chorus at Fort Myer, VA)
--The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps (from Fort Myer, VA)
--The United States Army Drill Team
Finale:
--Entire cast sings medley of Service songs: "Anchor's Aweigh," "Air Force Song, "Marine's Hymn," "America the Beautiful."

[--] 14-Mar-1971 CBS Sun "The Ed Sullivan Show" pre-empted for the movie "Born Free."

23.24 [1059] The Ed Sullivan Show:
21-Mar-1971 CBS Sun (repeated 16-May-71)
Guests:
Bernadette Peters
George Hamilton
Oliver
The Phil Driscoll Explosion
Young Saints
Georgie Kaye (comedian)
Skiles and Henderson (comedy team)
Highlights:
--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" and "Didn't It Rain?"
--Georgie Kaye (comedian)
--Skiles and Henderson (comedy team)

23.25 [1060] The Ed Sullivan Show: [Final New Show of the Series]
28-Mar-1971 CBS Sun
Guests:
Melanie Safka
David Frye (impressionist)
Tony Sandler & Ralph Young (singers)
Danny Davis & the Nashville Brass
Joanna Simon (mezzo-soprano)
Norman Wisdom (British comedian)
Vic Perry (sleight-of-hand artist)
Tony Fane (comedian)
Lennie Schultz (comedian)
Highlights:
--Melanie (folk singer Melanie Safka) - "Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma," "Alexander Beetle" and "Ruby Tuesday."
--Tony Sandler and Ralph Young (singers) - medley of "Rain" songs.
--Tony Sandler & Ralph Young (singers) - "Applause, Applause," "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" and "Shine On Harvest Moon."
--Danny Davis & the Nashville Brass perform "I Saw the Light," "I Can't Stop Loving You" and "Down Yonder."
--Joanna Simon (mezzo-soprano) - "My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice" (aria from the opera "Samson & Delila").
--David Frye (impressionist) - does impressions of Richard Nixon and other well-known figures.
--Norman Wisdom and Tony Fane (comedians) - do a routine about wallpapering.
--Lennie Schultz (comedian) - 'The Chicken Heavyweight Championship" routine.
--Vic Perry (sleight-of-hand artist) - 'Pick Pocket' routine.
--Audience bow: comedian Joey Adams

[--] 04-Apr-1971 CBS Sun "The Ed Sullivan Show" was pre-empted for special
"Ed Sullivan Presents Movin' with Nancy on Stage."
Nancy Sinatra's Las Vegas nightclub act, taped at Caesar's Palace.
The Osmond Brothers and the Blossoms also appear.

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CBS aired reruns of "The Ed Sullivan Show" from 11-Apr-1971 through 23-May-71.
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11-Apr-1971 - repeat from 11-Apr-1971 (U.N. 25th Anniversary)
18-Apr-1971 - unknown, repeat from 01-Nov-1971 originally scheduled.
25-Apr-1971 - repeat from 01-Nov-1971 (Bobbie Gentry, Roy Clark)
02-May-1971 - repeat from 27-Sep-1970 (Bobby Vinton, Holiday on Ice)
09-May-1971 - repeat from 07-Mar-1971 (Armed Forces Music Festival)
16-May-1971 - repeat from 21-Mar-1971 (Bernadette Peters, Oliver)
23-May-1971 - repeat from 29-Nov-1970 (Buck Owens, Joan Rivers)

23.26 [1061] The Ed Sullivan Show: Ed Sullivan Show Special Edition (hosted by Jack Jones)
30-May-1971 CBS Sun
Guests:
Jack Jones
Loretta Lynn
The New Seekers
Your Father's Mustache
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara
The Electric Peach Fuzz featuring Terry O'Mara
Highlights:
--Jack Jones (guest host) sings "Get Together" and "If I Could Read Your Mind."
--Your Father's Mustache - "Mountain Dew" and "5-Feet-Two."
--Loretta Lynn - "I Wanna Be Free" and "Coal Miner's Daughter."
--Jack Jones and Loretta Lynn - "Move It On Home."
--The New Seekers - "Look What They've Done to My Song," "Beautiful People" and "Nickel Man."
--Jack Jones and guests - medley: "La Bomba" (Charles Rodriguez), "I'm A Nut" (Loretta Lynn), instrumental song (Your Father's Mustache),
"Your Song" (The New Seekers), "Do You Love Me?" (Stiller and Meara), "God Bless America" (spoken by Loretta Lynn),
"What Are You Doing?" (Jack Jones), and "Those Were the Days" (entire cast).
--Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara (comedy team) - routine includes parody of insurance commercials, pilot admits to being afraid to fly,
a woman tells man she's pregnant, and parody of detergent commercial.
Later in show, they do a routine where "Walter Cronkite" interviews the mother of a student protester.

[--] 06-Jun-1971 CBS Sun - Repeat of "The Ed Sullivan Show" from 7-Feb-1971 (Final "Ed Sullivan Show" repeat).

Note: Beginning 13-Jun-1971 "The Ed Sullivan Show" was replaced by Sunday Night Movies.
 

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