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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 Ed Sullivan Show is Canceled/Ended
The show had 24 seasons and 1059 episodes air between 1948 and 1971.

Series Info

Type:
N/A
Premiered:
Jun. 20, 1948
Status:
Canceled/Ended
Runtime:
60 min.
Aired:
1948 - 1971
To-Date:
24 Seasons
1059 Episodes
Network
CBS TV Network
AKA:
Toast of the Town
Genre

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Series Fun Facts

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  • The Dave Clark Five performed more times on the show than any other British act.
  • Voted #15 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
  • This show was canceled, due to Fred Silverman's infamous "Rural Purge" in 1971. Silverman thought that the show, along with other sitcoms, such as The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres and
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    This show was canceled, due to Fred Silverman's infamous "Rural Purge" in 1971. Silverman thought that the 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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