The Ed Sullivan Show - Season 2

CBS (ended 1971)




Episode Guide

  • September 10, 1950
    September 10, 1950
    Episode 52

    Season 2 is on the "Toast of the Town" episode guide.

  • April 9, 1950: Milton Berle, Henny Youngman, Robert Q. Lewis, Notre Dame tribute
    --Milton Berle (comedian, appearing as guest host)
    --Henny Youngman (comedian) - tells jokes while holding fiddle
    --Ken Murray (stand-up comedian) - tells story about two eccentric ladies.
    --Duke Dorrell (comic violinist) - plays violin in various positions.
    Music & Dance:
    --Robert Q. Lewis (television personality) - sings "Toot, Toot, Tootsie" and does a soft shoe routine.
    --Kathryn Lee (toe-ballet dancer)
    Notre Dame tribute:
    --Notre Dame University Glee Club (50-singer chorus) - do a tribute to Knute Rockne (joined by "conductor" Ken Murray and "singer" Milton Berle).
    --Audience bows: Mrs. Knute Rockne, widow of the late Notre Dame football coach, and their daughter Mary Jeanne Rockne.
    Also appearing:
    --Captain Shaw & Company (aka Capt. Shaw and his Wonder Monkey) - trained monkey wearing a dress.
    --Romaine and Babette (balancing act)
    --Audience bows: Toni Arden and Alan Reed
  • March 19, 1950
    March 19, 1950
    Episode 27

    --Mimi Benzell (Metropolitan Opera soprano) sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and a song from 'Romeo Et Juliette' (possibly "Que fais-tu blanche tourterelle").
    --David Burns (as Dr. Frisbee), Mickey Deems (as a patient) and Ed Sullivan do a parody of cigarette commercials with a doctor recommending 'Smuggo" cigarettes. (This might be the "Hippocrates Hits the Jackpot" sketch from the Broadway revue "Alive and Kicking.")
    --Herkie (comedian) - stand-up routine with Kazoo.
    --Frieda Wing ('Hillbilly' singer and dancer) - dances to "You Gotta Be a Football Hero."
    Also appearing:
    --Ted and Flo Valette (novelty act) - intricate baton and flag twirling.
    --The Dunhills (3 brothers tap dance)
    --Audience bows (cameos): General Gen. Ephraim F. Jeffe (chairman of the American Red Cross campaign in NYC), Capt. Guilone (captain of Italian Ship), Edward Macdonald Carey (actor), Colleen Gray (actress), George Petty ("pin-up" artist), John "Budge" Edward Patty (tennis player), and Nancy Chaffee Whittaker (tennis player).

  • March 12, 1950: The Ink Spots, Jack E. Leonard, Don Cornell

    --The Ink Spots (vocal group) sing "With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming," "If You Had to Hurt Someone, Why Did It Have to Be Me?" and "If I Didn't Care."
    --Don Cornell (singer, formerly with Sammy Kaye's orchestra) - "It Isn't Fair" and "There's No Tomorrow."
    --Jack E. Leonard (insult comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --Renault & Rudy (2-man acrobatic-gymnastic team)
    --Sharkey The Seal (trained seal, appearing with his trainer)
    --Cameos: Virginia Gorski and Don Liberto (Broadway performers from 1948's "Look Ma, I'm Dancing") talk with Ed. (They were supposed to perform but the show ran out of time.)
    --Audience bows: Sammy Kaye (Orchestra leader), Irving Fields (Tin Pan Alley composer), Bea Kalmus (female disc jockey), and Bernard Delfont (British music & TV producer).