The Ed Sullivan Show

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The Ed Sullivan Show was a long running musical Variety Show that was a required viewing on American Prime Time television for decades. It lasted from June, 1948 to June, 1971. Originally called Talk of the Town when it premiered, it quickly became known informally as The Ed Sullivan Show for its host, former newspaper columnist Ed Sullivan, and was formally renamed in 1955.

It is best remembered for the numerous rock music acts it featured like Elvis Presley and The Beatles and the novelty acts. And it played a key role in the early history of The Muppets.

Briefly revived in the 1990s as The Virtual Ed Sullivan Show, with a CGI recreation of its famous host a la Max Headroom.

Its official web site can be found here.


Tropes used in The Ed Sullivan Show include: