The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show

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The Ed Sullivan Show is an American television variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It ran on CBS every Sunday night at 8 p.m., and is one of the few shows to have been run in the same time slot, weekly on the same network, for more than two decades. Virtually every type of entertainment appeared on the show; opera singers, rock stars, songwriters, comedians, ballet dancers, and circus acts were regularly featured. The format was essentially the same as vaudeville, and although vaudeville had died a generation earlier, Sullivan presented many ex-vaudevillians on his show. 
 
The show was originally titled Toast of the Town, but was widely referred to as The Ed Sullivan Show for years before September 25, 1955, when that became its official name.

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Family Guy:
Season:  10  / Episode:  15 
Burning Down the Bayit

This Television Episode refers to The Ed Sullivan Show
Peter's alibi for the night Mort's pharmacy burned to the ground is that he was seeing The Beatles perform live on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Family Guy:
Season:  12  / Episode:  3 
Quagmire's Quagmire

This Television Episode refers to The Ed Sullivan Show
Stewie reminisces with Rupert about the good times they've had together - like the time they saw The Beatles on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'.

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The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
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This Book refers to The Ed Sullivan Show
During the karaoke performance from the two members of The Beatle Boys, another stranded passenger, Jessica Naish was most enthusiastic about the performance, bopping along to the music and screaming like a teenager seeing The Beatles for the first time on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'. (Page 211)

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