The Ed Sullivan Show YouTube Channel Salutes the Late Carl Reiner with the global digital premiere of Reiner and Mel Brooks performing their classic routine “The 2,000 Year-Old Man” on the Feb. 12, 1961 edition of the Sullivan show
FULL SEGMENTS OFFICIALLY PREMIERING ON ‘THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW’ YOU TUBE CHANNEL JULY 17 – JULY 23 INCLUDE AMERICAN ROCK GROUPS, VOCAL STARS AND COMEDY GREATS
Other highlights during the week of July 17-23 will include performances by comedy greats Alan King, Don Adams, Phyllis Diller, Rodney Dangerfield, Rowan & Martin, and Shelley Berman
PLUS: The Mamas & The Papas get playful on “California Dreamin’” while The Association performs “Along Came Mary.” Judy Garland’s rendition of “Smile,” Nat King Cole’s performance of “Forgive My Heart” and Tom Jones’ 1965 hit “It’s Not Unusual” are also among the lineup of vocalist premieres that include Brook Benton, Connie Francis, Dinah Shore, Frankie Laine, Nancy Wilson, Pat Boone, and Wayne Newton
Santa Monica, CA – July 10, 2020 – Full-performance segments making their official premiere on The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel July 17- July 23 are listed below.
Nearly 50 years after The Ed Sullivan Show wrapped its final episode and charmed TV viewers for the final time on Sunday night June 6, 1971, it officially joined the streaming universe to live on forever on June 12 with the UMe agreement with SOFAEntertainment Inc. for the global digital rights to The Ed Sullivan Show, which encompasses the influential television program’s historic 23-year primetime run on CBS and marks the first time that Ed Sullivan Show performance and guest segments are officially available in their entirety across streaming services worldwide.
Every week, The Ed Sullivan Show introduced millions of American television viewers to entertainers across all areas of popular culture and fostered an appreciation for talent from a wide variety of cultural influences. The evening of Feb. 12, 1961, marked the TV debut of what was to become the legendary “2,000 Year-Old-Man” comedy routine by the late Carl Reiner, by then renowned for his many projects, including creating The Dick Van Dyke Show, and his equally brilliant co-creator and longtime comedy partner Mel Brooks. Reiner, who passed last month at the age of 98, was recently hailed as “perfect” by Steve Martin in a New York Times essay. Forbes credited Reiner for being multi-platform long before the phrase was coined and helping comedy fans appreciate Jewish humor. The Ed Sullivan Show brought audiences the first glimpse of what went on to become a comedy bit featured on five albums, the last of which won the Grammy® for Best Spoken Word Album at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards® in 1998.
Also among the voluminous gems in this vast catalog are iconic clips that have primarily only been available in excerpted versions on EdSullivan.com or as low-resolution digital “bootlegs.” Scores of rarities will also be available digitally for the first time and fans can visit The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel and for more information.
Live on The Ed Sullivan Show YOUTUBE channel schedule, July 17 – July 23
|FRI 7/17||Reiner & Brooks||2,000 Year-Old Man||February 12, 1961|
|FRI 7/17||Nat King Cole||Forgive My Heart||October 23, 1955|
|FRI 7/17||Tom Jones||It’s Not Unusual||April 21, 1968|
|SAT 7/18||Pat Boone||Night And Day||October 17, 1965|
|SAT 7/18||Shelley Berman||Daughter’s First Date||April 25, 1965|
|SAT 7/18||Judy Garland||Smile||April 14, 1963|
|SUN 7/19||Eric Brenn||Novelty/Plate Spinner||February 16, 1969|
|SUN 7/19||Frankie Laine||To Each His Own||March 31, 1968|
|SUN 7/19||Alan King||Doctors||September 27, 1964|
|SUN 7/19||The Mamas & The Papas||California Dreamin’||September 24, 1967|
|SUN 7/19||Dinah Shore||It Had To Be You||January 29, 1950|
|SUN 7/19||Rodney Dangerfield||Psychiatry, Traveling & Relationships||June 4, 1967|
|MON 7/20||Rowan & Martin||Spies||February 14, 1965|
|MON 7/20||Phyllis Diller||Kitchen & Fridge||November 27, 1960|
|TUE 7/21/20||Wayne Newton||Somebody To Love||June 12, 1966|
|WED 7/22/20||Connie Francis||Born Free||June 16, 1968|
|THU 7/23/20||Brook Benton||It’s Just A Matter Of Time||April 12, 1959|
|THU 7/23/20||The Association||Along Came Mary||December 8, 1968|
|THU 7/23/20||Jackie Robinson||Batting Tips||May 20, 1962|
|THU 7/23/20||Don Adams||Playing Golf & Marriage||June 2, 1963|
About The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show is the most popular primetime variety show in American history. For nearly a quarter century, Ed Sullivan hosted the greatest array of talent on television, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley and Motown artists such as The Supremes, The Temptations and The Jackson 5. Every Sunday night at 8pm on CBS from 1948-1971, The Ed Sullivan Show showcased a wide variety of pop culture from the worlds of music, comedy, novelty and much more.