The Best of The Merv Griffin Show and The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show

The Best of The Merv Griffin Show and The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show

The best moments from The Merv Griffin Show AND The Ed Sullivan Show

The best moments from The Merv Griffin Show AND The Ed Sullivan Show

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Experience the best talk show and variety show with The Best of The Merv Griffin Show PLUS The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show 20-DVD Deluxe Set.

You’ll get the complete 12-DVD collection of The Best of The Merv Griffin Show plus 8 more DVDs of classic comedy and music from the greatest variety show of all time, with The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show. That’s a total of over 50 hours of spectacular, classic, LIVE entertainment! You’ll get the best moments from over 1,000 hours of The Ed Sullivan Show with historic performances by artists including The Beatles, Julie Andrews, Judy Garland, and Elvis Presley PLUS legendary guests including Bob Hope, Gene Kelly, Jerry Lewis and so much more. The Ed Sullivan Show provides family entertainment with something for everyone – comedy, music, theater, dance, and animals!

You will also get the FREE Merv Griffin Bonus DVD filled with rare musical moments, bloopers, promos, and highlights from Merv’s emotional final show and an exclusive 52-page booklet with stories, highlights, and photos from The Merv Griffin Show.

Stars include:

  • Jack Benny
  • Carol Burnett
  • George Carlin
  • Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • John Denver
  • Redd Foxx
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Whitney Houston
  • Kermit the Frog
  • Carole King
  • Jay Leno
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Steve Martin
  • Sir Laurence Olivier

  • Miss Piggy
  • Richard Pryor
  • President Ronald Reagan
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • John Wayne
  • The Beatles
  • Elvis Presley
  • Judy Garland
  • Gene Kelly
  • Bob Hope
  • Bing Crosby
  • Barbra Streisand

 

The Best of the Merv Griffin Show 12-DVD Set includes:  

  • 45 classic episodes from 1962-1986
  • Top stars from film, television, and music plus the newsmakers of the day. More than 200 guest stars in all.
  • Rare comedy performances from Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Jerry Seinfeld, and more
  • Classic music performances by John Denver, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Sammy Davis, Jr., and more
  • FREE Bonus DVD including rare musical moments, bloopers, promos, interviews, Merv teaching Jay Leno how to host a talk show and highlights from Merv’s emotional final show in 1986
  • Material that’s been unseen for decades and hand-selected from thousands of hours of shows
  • 42 hours of entertainment
  • Plus An Exclusive 52-Page Collector’s Book filled with photos, highlights, and memories from The Merv Griffin Show

The Best of Ed Sullivan Show 8-DVD Set includes: 

  • The best moments from over 1,000 hours of the greatest variety show of all time, The Ed Sullivan Show
  • Historic musical performances by Julie Andrews, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, The Supremes, and many more
  • Comic legends including Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, George Carlin, Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, Joan Rivers, and more
  • Family entertainment with something for everyone –theater, dance, acrobats, animals, puppets and more!
  • Over 8 hours of spectacular, classic, LIVE entertainment!

Volume 1: 6 DVDs

Volume 1 (Discs 1 – 6) includes the best episodes from 1965 – 1975 and features guests including Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, George Carlin, Phyllis Diller, Bob Hope, Dr. Martin Luther King, Willie Mays, and Richard Pryor. Bonus features include interviews with Warren Beatty, Barbara Walters, John Wayne, and so many more! Plus, a rare interview with Merv from 1965.

  • Disc 1

    Original Air Date: September 2, 1965
    Guest Stars: Phyllis Diller, Capt. Mitsuo Fuchida, Frederick Ayer, Jr.

    Original Air Date: September 8, 1965
    Guest Stars: Richard Pryor, Phil Spector

    Original Air Date: September 14, 1965
    Guest Stars: Dionne Warwick, Dick Gregory

    Original Air Date: October 6, 1965 
    Guest Stars: Andy Warhol & Edie Sedgwick, Reni Santoni & Renee Taylor

    Original Air Date: October 21, 1965 
    Guest Stars: Carol Burnett, Roddy McDowall, Oscar Levant

    Bonus:
    • Danny Kaye, Dolores Wilson, Shelley Berman 
    • News Segment-Interview With Merv Griffin
  • Disc 2

    Original Air Date: November 11, 1965 

    Guest Stars: George Carlin, Henny Youngman, Minnie Pearl, Frankie Laine, Col. John Glenn

    Original Air Date: February 4, 1965
    Guest Stars: Willie Mays, Tallulah Bankhead, Lionel Hampton

    Original Air Date: July 18 & 19, 1965 
    Guest Stars: Dr. Timothy Leary, Mort Sahl, Marion Williams

    Bonus:
    • Salvador Dali
    • Bob Crane
    • Phil Spector
    • Redd Foxx
    • Norman Rockwell
  • Disc 3

    Original Air Date: July 20, 1966 

    Guest Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Henny Youngman, Monti Rock III, Dr. Henry Brill 

    Original Air Date: August 1, 1966 
    Guest Stars: Everly Brothers, Richard Pryor, Jerry Lewis, Dagmar, Charlie Callas

    Original Air Date: July 6, 1967 
    Guest Stars: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Harry Belafonte

    Bonus:
    • Freddy Martin
    • Adam West & Burt Ward
    • Jane Fonda & Roger Vadim
  • Disc 4

    Original Air Date: October 3, 1967 
    Guest Stars: Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, Carl Reiner

    Original Air Date: December 20, 1967 
    Guest Stars: Richard M. Nixon, David Susskind

    Original Air Date: August 18, 1969 
    Guest Stars: Woody Allen, Moms Mabley, Hedy Lamarr, Ted Sorensen, Leslie Uggams 

    Original Air Date: November 21, 1970 
    Guest Star: John Wayne

    Bonus:
    • Gore Vidal
  • Disc 5

    Original Air Date: October 28, 1971 
    Guest Stars: Dennis Hopper, Willie Mays, James Brolin, Diane Baker

    Original Air Date: December 6, 1972 
    Guest Stars: Isaac Hayes, Staple Singers, Luther Ingram, Albert King, Johnnie Taylor, Carla Thomas, Emotions

    Original Air Date: April 27, 1973 
    Guest Star: Jack Benny

    Bonus:
    • Eva Gabor (Guest Host), Chuck Norris
    • Roger Miller (Guest Host), Glen Campbell, Dick Clark
    • James Caan
    • Warren Beatty
  • Disc 6

    Original Air Date: July 31 & August 1, 1973

    Guest Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, George Segal, Richard Pryor, Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge, Rex Reed

    Original Air Date: October 12, 1973
    Guest Stars: Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz, Jr., Gary Morton, Gale Gordon

    Original Air Date: November 29, 1973 
    Guest Stars: Bette Davis, Walter Pidgeon, Olivia De Havilland, Samantha Eggar, William Wyler

    Bonus:
    • James Michener

Volume 2: 6 DVDs

Volume 2 (Discs 7 – 12) includes the best episodes from 1976 – 1986 and features guests including Mel Brooks, John Denver, Whitney Houston, Kermit the Frog, Carol King, Jerry Lewis, Steve Martin, Marie Osmond, Miss Piggy, Richard Pryor, President Ronald Reagan, Barbara Walters, Betty White, Gene Wilder, Andy Williams, and more. Plus, you’ll get the Bonus Disc (Disc 12) with rare musical moments, bloopers, promos, bonus interviews, Merv teaching Jay Leno how to host a talk show and highlights from Merv’s emotional final show in 1986.

  • Disc 7

    Original Air Date: February 16, 1976  
    Guest Stars: John Denver, Starland Vocal Band

    Original Air Date: November 30, 1976 
    Guest Stars: Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Lindsay Wagner, Marie Osmond, Michael Learned, Gladys Knight

    Original Air Date: September 22, 1977
    Guest Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Alex Haley, Louis Gossett, Jr.

    Bonus:
    • Steve Martin
    • Ray Bradbury
    • Joan Rivers
  • Disc 8

    Original Air Date: November 7, 1978  

    Guest Stars: Lillian Carter, Andy Williams, Loretta Lynn

    Original Air Date: June 25, 1979 
    Guest Stars: President Gerald Ford, Gene Wilder

    Original Air Date: October 31 & November 1, 1979
    Guest Stars: Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Anne Bancroft, Rob Reiner & Penny Marshall, Gene Wilder, Gene Hackman

    Original Air Date: December 20, 1979
    Guest Stars: Steve Martin, Carl Reiner, Jackie Mason

    Bonus:
    • Barbara Walters
  • Disc 9

    Original Air Date: January 9, 1980  

    Guest Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, Gene Hackman, Cindy Williams, Talia Shire, Frederic Forrest

    Original Air Date: May 28, 1980 
    Guest Stars: Brooke Shields & Christopher Atkins, Mickey Rooney

    Original Air Date: August 22,1980
    Guest Stars: Shelley Winters, Charles Grodin, June Carter Cash, Irving Stone

    Bonus:
    • Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes
  • Disc 10

    Original Air Date: October 6, 1980  

    Guest Star: Dick Cavett Interviews Merv Griffin

    Original Air Date: August 24, 1981 
    Guest Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby

    Original Air Date: May 24, 1982
    Guest Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley 

    Original Air Date: May 26, 1982  
    Guest Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Talia Shire, Mr. T, Carl Weathers

    Bonus:
    • Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta
    • Maya Angelou
    • Orson Welles (Guest Host), Andy Kaufman
  • Disc 11

    Original Air Date: June 30, 1982

    Guest Stars: Carole King, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, Loretta Swit, Lee Grant

    Original Air Date: December 22, 1982 
    Guest Star: Sir Laurence Olivier

    Original Air Date: June 23, 1983
    Guest Stars: Whitney Houston, Cissy Houston, Clive Davis, Sandy Duncan

    Original Air Date: September 27, 1983
    Guest Stars: President Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan 

    Original Air Date: July 19, 1984
    Guest Stars: Jim Henson & Frank Oz, Muppets, Dabney Coleman

    Bonus:
    • Don Rickles & Mr. T
    • Rosa Parks
  • Disc 12

    Original Air Date: October 14, 1985

    Guest Stars: Orson Welles, Barbara Leaming

    Original Air Date: November 5, 1985 
    Guest Stars: Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

    Bonus:
    • Alec Baldwin
    • Bill Maher
    • George Clooney
    • Merv Teaches Jay Leno How To Host A Talk-Show – Jay Leno (Guest Host), Jerry Seinfeld
    • Anything Can Happen – Hilarious moments from the Westinghouse show 1965-1967
    • Promo Trailers – 1971 CBS Trailer & 1972 Metromedia Trailer
    • I Will Not Be Right Back – Highlights from Merv’s Final Show
    • Jay Leno Remembers Merv

    Musical Moments: 
    • Freddie & The Dreams – “I’m Telling You Now”
    • Mrs. Miller – “Downtown”
    • Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – “I Put A Spell On You”
    • The Mitchell Trio (Featuring John Denver) – “Your Friendly, Liberal, Neigborhood KKK”
    • Nina Simone – “Work Song”
    • Stevie Wonder – “I Was Made To Love Her”
    • Aretha Franklin – “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”
    • Merle Haggard – “Amazing Grace”
    • Sammy Davis, Jr. – “The Candy Man”
    • Liberace – “Chopsticks”
    • Hank Williams, Jr. – “Family Tradition”
    • Smokey Robinson – “The Tracks of My Tears”
    • Weird Al Yankovic – “I Lost on Jeopardy”

The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show (8 DVDs)

For 23 years, America spent Sundays with Sullivan. Families bought their first televisions just to watch the show together. Back then, all the greats got their start on The Ed Sullivan Show – the legends of music, comedy, stage, and screen. Now 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 – The Beatles, Jerry Lewis, Elvis, George Carlin, Bob Hope, The Jackson 5, The Rolling Stones, Louis Armstrong, Flip Wilson, Julie Andrews, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly and so many more. Plus, you’ll see Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, Topo Gigio, Señor Wences, jugglers, acrobats, lions and bears! 8 DVDs jam-packed with family entertainment. Spend Sundays with Sullivan, any night of the week!

  • Disc 1

    The Very Best of The Ed Sullivan Show: Unforgettable Performances
    • Hosted by Carol Burnett. Over 90 minutes of unforgettable moments from The Ed Sullivan Show.  Incredible stars include Louis Armstrong, Lucille Ball, Flip Wilson, The Beatles, James Brown, The Doors, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, The Jackson 5, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, The Supremes, Topo Gigio and many more!  Performances include “(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones, “That's Life” by Pearl Bailey, “Don't Be Cruel” by Elvis Presley, “Beyond The Sea” by Bobby Darin, “I Want To Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles, “California Dreamin” by The Mamas And The Papas, “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys, “I Could Have Danced All Night” by Julie Andrews, “I Second That Emotion” by Smokey Robinson, “For Once In My Life” by Stevie Wonder, “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5, “Oh Boy” by Buddy Holly, “Good Lovin” by The Young Rascals, “Ticket to Ride” by The Beatles, “You Can't Hurry Love” by The Supremes, “Reach Out I'll Be There” by The Four Tops and more.
  • Disc 2

    The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show: Ed’s Outrageous Moments
    • This one-of-a kind video features Ed's personal favorites selected from the most hilarious bloopers, acrobatic feats, and incredible stunts ever featured on his show. Enjoy the offbeat, outrageous moments that took place with an unknown artist or specialty act who amazed the audience fascinating, funny, and uniquely Ed!
  • Disc 3

    Holiday Greetings from The Ed Sullivan Show
    • Year after year, Ed Sullivan made Christmas the most special time of the year. With his unerring eye for talent and a finger on the pulse of what America wanted, he brought together the most beloved performers of their time and provided a national audience for them to perform their most well-known hits. This holiday special originally aired on CBS in 1992. Host Bob Newhart presents classic holiday performances from The Ed Sullivan Show including Elvis Presley singing “Peace in the Valley”, Gene Autry performing “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”, the perennial “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby, The Supremes performing “My Favorite Things”, plus holiday appearances by Topo Gigio, Shari Lewis, and The Baird Puppets. There are also newly recorded performances including Della Reece singing “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” by Paul Anka, Johnny Mathis performing “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans singing a duet on “Christmas On The Plains”, and the Muppets singing “It Feels Like Christmas”.
  • Disc 4

    A Salute to the Red, White & Blue
    • In his own inimitable style, Ed Sullivan managed to amass a group of American icons to honor our country, people such as Carl Sandburg, appointed poet laureate of the United States by President John F. Kennedy. Ed also paid tribute to our military by presenting drill teams and glee clubs representing our military academies. Performers include Henry Fonda, Loretta Lynn, Robert Merrill, Charlton Heston, The West Point Glee Club, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans and Sgt. Barry Sadler.
  • Disc 5

    All-Star Comedy Collection Volume 1
    • Hosted by Mary Tyler Moore. Mary introduces classic stand-up appearances from The Ed Sullivan Show by legendary comedians George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Flip Wilson, Rodney Dangerfield, Jackie Mason, Henny Youngman, Jackie Vernon, Phyllis Diller, Bob Lewis, Alan King, Victor Borge, Joan Rivers, Carol Burnett, Milton Berle, and many others! Plus interviews with Flip Wilson, Phyllis Diller, Alan King, Joan Rivers, Milton Berle and more.
  • Disc 6

    All-Star Comedy Collection Volume 2
    • Classic comedy from The Ed Sullivan Show featuring Jack Benny, Henny Youngman, Redd Skelton, Alan King, George Carlin, David Brenner, Joan Rivers, and more.
  • Disc 7

    All-Star Comedy Collection Volume 3
    • Classic comedy from The Ed Sullivan Show featuring Joan Rivers, Minnie Pearl, Moms Mabley, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Jr., Minnie Pearl and more.
  • Disc 8

    All-Star Comedy Collection Volume 4
    • Classic comedy from The Ed Sullivan Show featuring Rowan and Martin, Stiller and Meara, Shecky Greene, Burns and Schreiber, and Señor Wences.

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