Jun. 20, 1948
60 min.
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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  • Topo Gigio, a character created for Italian television in 1959, joined The Ed Sullivan Show starting with "Toast of the Town" (1948) {(#16.11)}.
  • The Beatles' famous first appearance on The Ed Sullivan show was in "Toast of the Town" (1948) {(#17.19)}.
  • From 1950 until the end of its run in 1971, the show was always telecast in the same time slot, Sunday evenings at 8:00 P.M., Eastern, CBS broadcast it during its entire run.
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