From the beginning of my memories until after I married, every Sunday night at 8 was the Ed Sullivan show. Monday we'd all talk about what had been on. All the greatest singers, bands, comedians, numbers from Broadway shows, he'd talk to actors and athletes both on and off the stage and he had the greatest variety acts ever. Senor Wenses "It's alright? O.K.!", Topo Gijo "eddie!" in that mouse voice, tightrope walkers, jugglers, knife throwers, the June Taylor Dancers, magicians, he'd introduce the College All-American football players, acrobats and my all time favorite - the man or woman that would spin and balance the plates on top of the wooden dowels - " Da, da, da, da, da, ta, dadadada, da! daaaaaaaaaaaha da!"It was phenominal when they'd get 8 or 10 up and have to run around and respin the dowels.
It beyond any doubt was the BEST variety show of all time. I miss it.