Type
N/A
Premiered
Jun. 20, 1948
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
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The Ed Sullivan Show

Ed Sullivan's show was straight out of old vaudeville; brief acts of every description, from slapstick comedy to operatic arias. The Muppets' first TV appearance was on Ed Sullivan. Stiff and expressionless, with a peculiar voice and a talent for mispronunciation, Sullivan was at least as recognizable as Cronkite to early 60's viewers.

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24x25 David Frye, Melanie, Sandler and Y… Aired: Mar. 28, 1971

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The show had 24 seasons and 1059 episodes air between 1948 and 1971.

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  • On the musical side, Jackie DeShannon sings "Put a Little Love In Your Heart" and "Brighton Hill." Sergio Franchi sings "To Give" and "Una Cantinon de Mexicana." Gwen Verdon dances to "A…
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    On the musical side, Jackie DeShannon sings "Put a Little Love In Your Heart" and "Brighton Hill." Sergio Franchi sings "To Give" and "Una Cantinon de Mexicana." Gwen Verdon dances to "A Fine, Fine Day" (production number choreographed by Bob Fosse. In a Broadway segment, Robert Shaw and Rita Moreno perform a scene from the Broadway musical "Gantry." In comedy segments, Bob Newhart does a stand-up monologue on the police line-up; Red Skelton performs a stand-up monologue and does a pantomime of a woman driving a car; the Comedy team of Skiles & Henderson do a routine about the 1939 Blitzkrieg bombings of London. Also featured are Leo Samourai (sword dancer and dueler) and Punch and Judy puppets with sticks.
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  • This show was canceled, due to Fred Silverman's infamous "Rural Purge" in 1971. Silverman thought that "The Ed Sullivan Show," along with other sitcoms, such as The Beverly Hillbillies, Green…
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    This show was canceled, due to Fred Silverman's infamous "Rural Purge" in 1971. Silverman thought that "The Ed Sullivan Show," along with other sitcoms, such as The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres and Hogan's Heroes only appealed to people who lived in rural areas as well as older audiences, especially senior citizens.
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  • Elvis Presley made three appearances on the show: "Toast of the Town" (1948) {(#9.51)}, "Toast of the Town" (1948) {(#10.6)}, "Toast of the Town" (1948) {(#10.16)}. However, for the last one,…
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    Elvis Presley made three appearances on the show: "Toast of the Town" (1948) {(#9.51)}, "Toast of the Town" (1948) {(#10.6)}, "Toast of the Town" (1948) {(#10.16)}. However, for the last one, he was shot from the waist up to hide his swiveling hips.
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