Category Archives: television

Alan King at his best

Alan King’s The Middle East Story, 1980’s:





Mort Sahl on The Ed Sullivan Show

Mort Sahl “Politics” on The Ed Sullivan Show on June 4, 1961. He is a truly unique comedian. Never really told jokes. Always topical. Seemed like he was making it up as he went along. Great talent.





Here’s what multitasking looked like in the 60’s

Erich Brenn “Plate Spinner” on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 16, 1969.





1957 College Basketball All-Americans with Wilt Chamberlain on The Ed Sullivan Show

The 1957 College Basketball All-Americans with Wilt Chamberlain on The Ed Sullivan Show on March 24, 1957. Ed, being a former sportswriter, would always have sports figures on his show. Wilt Chamberlain is seen in his college uniform. Chet Forte went on to be the director of Monday Night Football and Baseball for ABC. Frank Howard would go on to a successful baseball career, Hot Rod Hundley would become a longtime play-by-play announcer in the NBA. Elgin Baylor would become, along with Wilt, one of the all time greats in the NBA. Ed mispronounces a few names along the way.





Rodney Dangerfield “Dating, Marriage & Money” on The Ed Sullivan Show

Another early appearance by Rodney Dangerfield on the Ed Sullivan Show January 4, 1970.





RIP to the Seinfeld friends we have lost the past year





The Supremes “Hits Medley” on The Ed Sullivan Show

The Supremes Hits Medley of “Come See About Me, Stop! In The Name Of Love, You Can’t Hurry Love, You Keep Me Hangin’ On, I Hear A Symphony” on The Ed Sullivan Show on December 4, 1966.





RIP Wilford Brimley aka the Postal Inspector on Seinfeld

Wilford Brimley was a great character actor in film and television. He passed away at 85 this weekend. He specialized in playing authority figures who got your attention. Here’s a classic scene from “Seinfeld” where he played the postal inspector convincing Kramer not to cancel his mail.





Remembering the great character actor Reni Santoni who played Poppie on Seinfeld

Reni Santoni passed away at 81 this weekend. He was a talented actor on stage, TV and film. One of his most remembered characters was the “unsanitary” pizza restaurateur Poppie on “Seinfeld”.





John Byner on The Ed Sullivan Show

One of the funniest men in show business, John Byner on the Ed Sullivan Show Jan. 3, 1971.