Country: USA, 60 minutes
Spoken Languages: English
Genre(s): Music, Comedy
Director(s): John Moffitt, Tim Kiley, John Wray, Robert Precht, Kenneth Whelan
Cast: Ed Sullivan (as Himself - Host)
Plot Outline: 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.
Aspect ratio: 4:3