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Picks and Pans Review: The Very Best of Ed Sullivan Ii

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CBS (Sun., Nov. 24, 9 P.M. ET)


Since last year’s tribute to Sullivan pulled in viewers for CBS, the network is back with this sequel, hosted by Burt Reynolds. There aren’t any surprises here, just clip after clip of guests, including Jack Benny, Elvis Presley and the guy who balanced on a stack of chairs. These snippets are interspersed with interviews with former guests—Phyllis Diller and David Crosby among them—and Reynolds pops in every now and then with trivia bits. It’s a diverting piece of nostalgia, a chance to reminisce or see how goofy shag haircuts and bell-bottoms looked.