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The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show

Bring home 23 years of a genuine American institution.

$99.95 Installment pricing available

Ed Sullivan treated viewers to the the greatest talents of all time—the legends of music, comedy, stage, and screen

No one had a better eye for talent. Ed Sullivan presented an incredible array of extraordinary acts on the greatest variety show in the history of television, and now they’re gathered into one essential collection.

It’s all here—brilliant comics, Hollywood luminaries, musical performances from gospel to Broadway to pop to rock, stirring inspirational recitals, dazzling novelty acts, and a patriotic tribute to honor the nation.

Plus, exclusive interviews with the folks who were there, sharing their favorite memories from those 23 years.

And, the complete set includes a bonus disc featuring the debut of a 21-year-old Elvis Presley bringing his exhilarating vitality and swiveling hips to a swooning audience.

As a bonus, we've included Holiday Greetings from the Ed Sullivan Show..

Upgrade to the Deluxe Set

Select the "Deluxe Set" option to receive even more of The Ed Sullivan Show.  You’ll get 8 additional DVDs with classic moments including two complete historic episodes that featured Elvis Presley. You'll also see outrageous moments with stars like Gene Kelley, Peter O' Toole, and many more!

Volume 1

The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show (6 DVDs)
From over 1,000 hours of classic television, The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show brings you the biggest names in comedy, variety, and music captured live in the prime of their careers.  This 6-DVD set contains over 7 hours of extraordinary talent.

  • Unforgettable Performances

    Hosted by Carol Burnett, this program feature performances by:

    • Elvis Presley
    • The Beatles
    • Ella Fitzgerald
    • Louis Armstrong
    • Barbra Streisand
    • Bobby Darin
    • Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
    • Also includes novelty acts
  • 50th Anniversary Special

    Hosted by The Smothers Brothers, this "really big show" features historic clips from 23 years of The Ed Sullivan Show. Acts include:

    • Richard Pryor
    •  The Jackson 5
    •  Flip Wilson
    •  George Carlin
    •  Humphrey Bogart
    •  The Beatles
    •  Marlon Brando
    •  Elvis Presley
    •  Fred Astaire
    •  Janis Joplin
    •  Sonny and Cher
    •  The Byrds

    •  And many more

  • The All-Star Comedy Special

    This side-splitting special captures memorable performances from:

    • Milton Berle
    • Carol Burnett
    • George Carlin
    • Phyllis Diller
    • Bob Hope
    • Richard Pryor
    • Joan Rivers
    • The Smothers Brothers
    • And so many more
  • World's Greatest Novelty Acts

    This volume contains some of the gifted performers Ed featured, acts that were sometimes peculiar, frequently surprising, and often astonishing.

  • Amazing Animal Acts

    Some of the memorable guests on The Ed Sullivan Show were animals!  This astounding volume includes:

    • Roller-skating chimp named Zippy
    • Heidi the Talking Dog
    • Smokey the Horse
    • Acrobatic sea lions
    • Ballerina poodles
    • Lipizzaner Stallions
    • Plus more than a dozen other animal acts
  • Bonus Interviews


    • Alan King 
    • Jack Carter 
    •  Ella Fitzgerald
    •  John Byner
    • Dick Martin
    •  Milton Berle
    •  Rich Little
    •  Joan Rivers
    •  Marlo Lewis
    •  Flip Wilson
    •  Steve Allen
    •  and many more!

Volume 2

The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show (3 DVDs)
This 3-DVD Set contains nearly 4 hours of extraordinary talent including Rock 'n' Roll's greatest like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ike & Tina Turner and more.  Plus, special bonus features!

  • The Greatest Entertainers

    Hosted by Burt Reynolds, features stars like: 
    • Elvis Presley 
    • Johnny Mathis 
    •  The Beatles
    •  Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
    •  The Rolling Stones
    •  Gwen Verdon
    •  Ike & Tina Turner
    •  George Carlin
    •  Nat King Cole
    •  Richard Pryor
    •  Tom Jones
    •  The Smothers Brothers

    This show also features novelty acts, broadway numbers, and Ed’s exclusive interview with Fidel Castro.

  • Inspirational Treasures

    Features powerful performances by artists like: 

    • Mahalia Jackson
    • Patti Page
    • Woodstock Jesuit Singers
    • Wink Martindale
    • Betty Johnson & the Johnson Family Singers
    • Charlton Heston
    • Louis Armstrong
    • Sergio Fanchi 
    • Elvis Presley
    • Kate Smith 
    •  Shirley Verrett
    •  And others!
  • A Salute To The Red, White & Blue

    In this patriotic collection, Ed Sullivan assembles a number of icons to honor the nation, including:

    • Carl Sandburg, appointed Poet Laureate of the United States by President John F. Kennedy
    • SSgt Barry Sadler of the U.S. Army Special Forces
    • Broadway performers Dame Judith Anderson and Joel Grey
    • Hollywood stars - Henry Fonda and Charlton Heston
    • Musicians Loretta Lynn and Robert Merrill
    • Military Groups like West Point Glee Club, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Fife and Drum Corps
    • Rare performances by composer Irving Berlin of his anthem, "God Bless America."

Volume 3

Holiday Greetings from The Ed Sullivan Show (1 DVD)
Year after year, Ed Sullivan captured the joy of the yuletide season by bringing together the most beloved artists of their time to perform their best-known holiday hits and other Christmas Classics. Hosted by Bob Newhart, this collection of timeless performances includes Paul Anka singing Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Johnny Mathis performing It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Gene Autry with Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Bing Crosby crooning his perennial White Christmas.

  • Featuring:

    • Della Reese—Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    • Elvis Presley (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)
    • The Supremes My Favorite Things
    • Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Christmas on the Plains
    • The Muppets It Feels Like Christmas

Volume 4

DELUXE SET (Additional 8 DVDs)

  • Outrageous Moments (1 DVD)
  • Muppets Magic (1 DVD)
  • Topo Gigio and Friends (1 DVD)
  • Amazing Stars of Magic (1 DVD)
  • Greatest Moments in Opera (1 DVD)
  • Stars of the Circus World (1 DVD)
  • Elvis Appearance, October 28, 1956 (1 DVD)
  • Elvis Appearance, January 6, 1957 (1 DVD)

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