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
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Did You Know?
Sullivan offered Burt Reynolds
the chance to appear on the show. At the time, Reynolds was starring in Hawk
(1966) 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). 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