Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Ed Sullivan Show Trivia

Here are some Ed Sullivan Show trivia questions & fun facts.  If you get stumped, you can find clues by reading The Ed Sullivan Show History, About Ed Sullivan or some of the bios about artists on The Ed Sullivan Show:

1. For which newspaper did Ed Sullivan write a regular column called “Little Ole New York”? 

2. Where was Ed Sullivan born?

3. Which act appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show the most?

4. How many years was The Ed Sullivan Show on the air for?

5. What was the original name of The Ed Sullivan Show?

6. Which of the following acts was not banned from The Ed Sullivan Show: The Doors, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Richard Pryor, Jackie Mason or Bo Diddley?

7. What network, time and day did The Ed Sullivan Show air on?

8. Who hosted the episode that featured the debut performance by Elvis Presley on The Ed Sullivan Show?

9. What was the name of the little puppet mouse on The Ed Sullivan Show?

10. What hotel did Ed Sullivan live in?

11. How many people tuned in for the debut performance by The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964?





1. New York Daily News  2. Harlem, New York  3. The comedy duo of Wayne and Shuster  4. 23 years  5. Toast Of The Town  6. Richard Pryor  7. CBS, 8:00pm, Sunday  8. Charles Laughton (Ed was recovering from a car crash)  9. Topo Gigio  10. The Delmonico Hotel in Manhattan  11. 72 million