Ed Sullivan's show was straight out of old vaudeville; brief acts of every description, from slapstick comedy to operatic arias. At least once, he showed a film, the only known film of Anna Pavlova (doing her Swan Dance). 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. Written by
Molly Malloy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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. See more
[Bob Hope has walked in on Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby singing' Road to Morocco'
What's the problem?
[pointing at Frank
You're singing our song with him.
I said I was sorry.
After all, Dean wouldn't do this to Jerry.
Bob, I'll tell you what happened. I didn't know you were in town. I heard, or I figured at least, that you'd gone for a ride on the Russian moon.
Ladies and Gentlemen, here's the first man to entertain the troops in Outer Space.
Written by Piero Umiliani
Performed by The Muppets See more