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The Ed Sullivan Show
often featuring Señor Wences and Topo Gigio
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Posted by BARRYC at 9:07 pm (PST) on Mon January 5, 2015   
It really blew me away when Sullivan came out with Elivs and said,"This is a real decent lad."after he moved his hips like he did on Sullivan last show.
Posted by RonM at 10:16 am (PDT) on Sun April 7, 2013   
Wow! To this day, I think Señor Wences rocks. His line was co-opted by Hanna Barbera for the end of Quick Draw McGraw when Ba Ba Looie falls off the back of the stage coach and lands in a strong box that has also fallen. Quick Draw shouts "are you alright", Ba Ba Looie raises the lid and says "S'alright"
Posted by Duff at 5:00 pm (PST) on Sun November 4, 2012   
I agree with you, kluv42, about Topo Gigio. But I kinda liked Señor Wences. To this day, you'll hear me going, "S'alright? S'alright!"
Posted by kluv42 at 4:48 pm (PST) on Sun November 4, 2012   
I liked the plate-spinner guys that would show up a few times a year and try to beat the other's world record for spinning as many a plates at a time as possible...

Most of the other variety acts I liked, too... The rock-n-roll bands were kinda okay... but I HATED Topo Gigio! Not far behind on my dislike list was Senor Wences, the ventriloquist. Those guys were both reasons to go do something else for awhile and come back later to see if anything interesting was on.
Posted by Rivvy at 11:16 am (PDT) on Sat October 1, 2011   
when Jim Morrison with the Doors were to go on Sullivan, doing "Light My Fire", a prduction aide spoke to Jim before he went on...saying...uh, could you say "girl, we couldn't get much better,? HuH instead of cwe couldn't get much higher...can you do that? So Jim looked at the guy....this was live TV then...came out and sang the original lyric...so now he was told, "You'll never do Sullivan again"... jim said. "I just did"
Posted by Joyce at 2:46 pm (PDT) on Wed August 19, 2009   
I am with you Katbear, I only watched Ed Sullivan for Topo Gigio too. To heck with the Beatles.
Posted by Katbear at 10:34 pm (PDT) on Sun August 16, 2009   
Topo Gigio was my favorite part of Ed's show. Forget the Beatles... I loved Topo!

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