Region 1 DVD Cover

Produced by: SOFA Home Entertainment
Release Date: 2003 (region 1)
2006 (region 0)
Discs: 1
Region: 1 & 0
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Muppets Magic from the Ed Sullivan Show was released on VHS and DVD in 2003 by SOFA Entertainment, Inc. The DVD contains 20 of the classic Muppet appearances from The Ed Sullivan Show.

The DVD is a single-layer disc. Audio has been re-mastered in 5.1 digital surround sound, and the video was mastered from the original 2-inch tapes

Eighteen sketches are featured in the main program, while two additional skits are listed as bonus features, available on the DVD version only. The DVD features an animated menu depicting the Southern Colonel, Kermit, Big Bird and a television screen playing highlights from the disc.

Disc Features


Bonus Skits

  • Monster Family
  • The Wild String Quartet


  • Sullivan's introduction to the "Rock 'n Roll Monster" sketch is re-dubbed, as Sullivan initially pronounced Jim's name incorrectly.
  • The "Christmas Reindeers" skit is slightly edited, removing a joke pertaining to "The Christmas Song."
  • The "Octopus' Garden" performance is also edited; originally, after Sullivan's introduction of the Muppets, a short clip from the Beatles' Yellow Submarine film, where the band looks out the window, was played before dissolving to the Muppets' performance.
  • The bonus feature "The String Quartet" is also edited; a section near the end of the sketch in which Mahna Mahna briefly sings "With a Little Help from My Friends"[1] is dubbed over with re-looped audio.
  • The ending explosion of "The Computer Dinner" is slowed down.
  • Certain appearances feature altered or added audience shots following the sketch.

See also


  1. Script for the sketch

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