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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  • Sullivan offered Burt Reynolds the chance to appear on the show. At the time, Reynolds was starring in Hawk of which Sullivan was a fan. But Reynolds felt that he was not well-known enough to…
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    Sullivan offered Burt Reynolds the chance to appear on the show. At the time, Reynolds was starring in Hawk of which Sullivan was a fan. But Reynolds felt that he was not well-known enough to appear on the show and turned Sullivan down. Reynolds stated that he greatly regretted turning down Sullivan's offer in The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show 2 (1991) (TV).
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  • Cancelled in 1971 by CBS. The decision was a controversial one, since it was made at the end of the 1970-71 season and did not give Sullivan the opportunity to mount a farewell show after…
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    Cancelled in 1971 by CBS. The decision was a controversial one, since it was made at the end of the 1970-71 season and did not give Sullivan the opportunity to mount a farewell show after more than 20 years on the air. Sullivan would return for a few specials over the next year, however. The Canadian comedy duo of Johnny Wayne & Frank Shuster appeared on the show more often than any other act - nearly 80 appearances.
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  • Elvis Presley made three appearances on the show. However, for the third and final, he was shot from the waist up to hide his swiveling hips.
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