Friday, March 4th, 2022

‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ Shares Original Lucille Ball Clip Recreated In ‘Licorice Pizza’

The Ed Sullivan Show Photo: Courtesy of SOFA Entertainment

The Ed Sullivan Show YouTube channel has celebrated the hit movie Licorice Pizza by sharing the original segment that was recreated in the film.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s coming-of-age movie follows the lives of 25-year-old Alana Kane (played by Alana Haim) and 15-year-old Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman) in the San Fernando Valley in 1973.

Valentine is a child actor and one of his roles is in a comedy film called Under One Roof – a take on Lucille Ball’s classic movie Yours, Mine, and Ours. Playing one of the kids in the film’s central family, Valentine is asked to appear in a segment on The Ed Sullivan Show in which Lucille Doolittle, the character based on Ball, and the child stars perform the movie’s theme tune.

Today (March 1), the iconic TV show’s YouTube channel has shared the original segment that featured on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1968. It shows Ball leading a total of 18 children dressed in pajamas in a performance of “Yours, Mine and Ours” on the show’s set.