The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 23 Episode 22

February 28, 1971: Everly Brothers, George Carlin, Shirley Bassey, Jerry Butler

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 28, 1971 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • George Carlin's Muhammad Ali/America the Beautiful routine ends with him singing:
      O beautiful for smoggy skies
      Insecticided grain
      For strip-minded mountains majesty
      Above the asphalt plain
      America! America!
      Men sheds his waste on thee
      And hides the pines with billboard signs
      From sea to oily sea.

      When Carlin reused this routine in his 1972 album Class Clown, he added a piece on "the sexual side of Vietnam."

  • Notes

    • The 1990's edited repeat includes these clips:
      --Oliver - "Early Morning Rain" (from 3/21/71)
      --Bernadette Peters - "Look For The Silver Lining" (from 3/21/71)

  • Allusions