Can you guess who Ed Sullivan is introducing on his show based on his descriptions?

Try to guess which famous musicians and comedians Ed is talking about.

Ed Sullivan never tried to be the funniest or showiest TV host. In fact, his plain demeaner and monotone delivery were often the butt of good-natured jokes by comedians on his own show!

But his knack for finding up-and-coming talent was unparalleled. He often gave a short introduction to each act, especially if they were just starting out. Can you guess who Ed is describing in these introduction quotes?

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  1. Ed Sullivan described this band as “really four very well-mannered youngsters.”
  2. In one introduction bit, Ed Sullivan announced to the audience, “The chief usher told me out in the lobby somebody lost, and he found, a dollar bill.” Which comedian came up onstage to claim the dollar?
  3. Sullivan welcomed a “brilliant young Canadian star” to perform a scene from a Broadway show. Who was it?
  4. “Three youngsters from Detroit” is how Sullivan described which Sixties chart toppers?
  5. Sullivan introduced this band’s members, saying “these are Cass, John, Michelle and Denny.” Who was it?
  6. Which comedian did Sullivan introduce as an “Iowa son”?
  7. Sullivan revealed this singer’s life before stardom, noting he “worked in a coal yard and always sang his songs.”
  8. “Now, Texas boys, do it!” Sullivan exclaimed to which band?
  9. Sullivan played along with this comedian’s act saying, “I want you to tell these people your sad story because despite the fact they’re city slickers, they’ll be most sympathetic.”
  10. Who did Sullivan welcome as “the inventor of the twist”?
  11. When this group performed on his show, Sullivan commented: “The little fellow in front is incredible.” Which band was it?

Can you guess who Ed Sullivan is introducing on his show based on his descriptions?

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mdit21 1 day ago
I only paid attention when the Supremes❤ were on the show.😊
johnfrakes 4 days ago
10/11 for this “really big shew”
SheriHeffner 6 days ago
I wonder if they'll show something I saw back in the 1980s? It was the cast of Yours Mine and Ours. The children from the movie were singing the song? I would like to see it again.
Lillyrose 6 days ago
7 out of 11. The 60s band is The Monkees, not the Monkeys. Speaking of The Monkees, I wonder if they were ever on The Ed Sullivan Show. They are my 2nd favorite band (my favorite band is The Beach Boys).
SalIanni 7 days ago
They missed the best one of all, when Ed was talking about a "real fine boy" about whom "We've never had a pleasanter experience on our show. You're thoroughly all right." Those were the last words that Ed said before Elvis left the building!
texasluva 9 days ago
Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet! Now we have. The Magnificent Seven is in the the house and MrsPhilHarris is kind enough to get our movie quiz for all to watch. Congrats MPH.

The Magnificent Seven (1960) 2 hr 8 min
Director John Sturges
Cast:
Yul Brynner
Eli Wallach
Steve McQueen
Charles Bronson
Horst Buchholz
Robert Vaughn
James Coburn

https://archive.org/details/the-magnificent-seven-1960

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Maggie says: It's the truth! I licked her foot to get ready for the quiz and she was out. She worked hard on Spring Cleaning and tired, yep. Sorry We missed your quiz.........again
That's ok, I was AWOL too! We didn't get home until after 9pm Friday night. We were both pretty exhausted.
texasluva Moody 7 days ago
Boy oh boy. The excuses come pouring in 🤔.
1. Spring cleaning
2. Partying 🥂
3. My watch stopped
4. Missed my plane
5. I got lost on the MeTV Highway
6. There was a quiz?
7. My Wi-Fi went bye bye 🤳
🤷‍♂️😎💤🕺🙃🤣
Moody texasluva 7 days ago
LOL! Yeah, 6 hrs of travel including layovers in airports doesn't qualify for an excuse to miss a test. You're worse than my high school English teacher who had no mercy or patience for excuses at all!
texasluva 9 days ago
Friday Night Movie Quiz. Action, Adventure, Western.

When you want something done you have to do it yourself. Putting together a group that is capable of doing such things. Someone asks for your help against all odds. You set a plan into action with the best you can find. Men with skills and guile will be needed. The bad guys have reined in this territory for as long as one can remember. Our guys say no longer. Who will prevail. The bad guy leader is not one to be ruffled and he attempts to lay down his law. Takes what he wishes just because he and his gang can. One meets the other in XXX XXXXXXXXXXX XXXXX. Star studded actors cast in this Cinema masterpiece.

Guess it or not this is one to WATCH.

This week for entertainment and fun I offer up some Classical Heavyweights from the past.

Could this be Music in Heaven? Faure: Requiem, Op. 48: VII. In Paradisum.
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Romantic Period. Franz Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 (Orchestra version).
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For those whom prefer the Piano version (It is awesome).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALqOKq0M6ho&ab_channel=Rousseau

What is this!?!? This be our Fun Time. Rhapsody Rabbit & Cat Concerto | Side by side.
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***************************Early Easter Special*************************
Replaced with To Kill A Mockingbird

Note: I was right the movie has been pulled.
King Of Kings (1961) 2hr 50 min (movie no longer available)
3 Gb in Vivid Color
The Overture and Opening worth the watch alone
Note: The Uploader of this movie and 300+ others have overstepped their bounds. I can not say within certainly this movie upload will remain. Watch it soon for tomorrow it may be gone. It was pulled yesterday on 4/1. So I am back to work with another movie you're gonna just love.

To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) 2 hr 9 min
Gregory Peck-Need I say more.
It is uploded with the name TKAM1961

https://archive.org/details/tkam-1961

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Congtrats! You've done it again 👍
It's going to be MrsHarryMudd when I get done with her next quiz. Beating me like no tomorrow. Someone has to pay for this, you know
jimmyvici 10 days ago
4/11...waaaaay before my time. 🤷🏽‍♂️
Tresix 11 days ago
10/11. Missed Shatner, guessed Greene. Should have taken clue from the word “young”.
trogg888 11 days ago
never missed this show after sunday dinner with my family
Newyorkcitygal 11 days ago
8/11 To young to remember that show! I guessed alot! Lol
Filmnoirfan 11 days ago
9/11 - a few correct answers shy of a really good show
RosalindLeeWheeler 12 days ago
9/11 I guess I did know who Ed was talking about back then.
lynngdance 13 days ago
No, MeTV did NOT just spell it “Monkeys” in the top question... ugh...🤦🏻‍♀️
texasluva lynngdance 10 days ago
!!Wanted!! but preferred Alive
Those that wish to participate in the Weekly Movie Quiz.
Reward:
Conversation as to what this movie might be. Along with a music vid, Movie trailer and PC background pic.
Winners name in MeTV Lights
Just plain ole fun
An Extra Bonus movie to watch: To Kill A Mockingbird
Let's go to: Can you guess who Ed Sullivan is introducing on his show based on his descriptions?
No later then 10:00 P.M CT (start time)
geatornez82 13 days ago
11/11. A lot of them were lucky guesses, because this show was before my time, but I grew up listening to what my parents listened to, and watching what my parents watched.

BTW. You spelled Monkees wrong in the first question.
JERRY6 13 days ago
8 of 11 that is bad made 3 stupid mistakes that i knew
MikeInFla 13 days ago
Got them all right yet I have never seen an episode (but will start now that I know that it is on).
ELEANOR 13 days ago
So sad! They have taken a lovely hour-long show and edited it down into a half-hour show. Even the individual acts are edited. So hard to watch. Each one of the original hour-long shows hung together in a wonderful way as the acts were assembled to form a cohesive whole. Editing each show down to a half hour totally destroys this wonderful cohesive whole.
FLETCH ELEANOR 13 days ago
Thank you! Ed Sullivan is way before my time so I was looking forward to watching the shows as originally broadcast, in their entirety. Shame what they are showing.
BrooklynGirl ELEANOR 12 days ago
I totally agree and it would be nice if they posted the dates of the appearances on the screen
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