Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Colgate Comedy Hour (1953) ) - Footage Offline - 05/23/09

Will Jordan always insisted that he invented the Ed Sullivan impression and that anybody else who did Ed was just doing an impression of Will Jordan doing an impression of Ed Sullivan. He also states that those people are assholes. However, as we will see in this footage, it may very well have been Jerry Lewis who invented the Sullivan impression. The Ed Sullivan Show had previously been known as The Toast of the Town, hence the name given to this satire with Martin & Lewis.

1 comment:

ajmilner said...

It wouldn't surprise me in the least if Jerry conceived the Ed Sullivan impression -- Dean and Jerry were on the very first Ed Sullivan Show in 1948.