Thursday, June 25, 2009


Here are some video tributes to Ed McMahon, mostly showcasing his talents as a pitchman....

First up, a classic from 'The Tonight Show' when they did live commercials, this time for Alpo:

And here was Ed's "bread and Budder" when it came to commercials: Budweiser.........

Ed did a couple of Budweiser commercials with Frank Sinatra:

Even with the Clydesdales, Ed McMahon ended up as the straight man:

Okay... this one is bawdy, not Budweiser. I'm guessing by this point in the day, Johnny Carson was getting a little tired of filming promotional spots. If you're easily offended, just don't click on it!

From the 'Dean Martin Roast' of Ed McMahon, Pat Buttram and Ed's "psychiatrist" give him a couple of shots.

Finally, here's a handful of Ed McMahon tributes I found at YouTube:



Anonymous said...

Don't forget Ed McMahon's appearance on "The Roast" installment of the two-part Challenge of the Super-Heroes specials. Ed was MC for a roast of many heroes getting roasted, including the Adam West & Burt Ward Dynamic Duo (some 13 years since first wearing the cape and cowl), along with Captain Marvel (who had earlier appeared in Shazam! on Saturday mornings, and with the first-ever live-action television appearances for the Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Atom, Huntress, and Black Canary. (Flash had his own series in 1990, and a version appears on Smallville, and the last two were in Birds of Prey, but the others have been limited to animation when it comes to series.)


Toby O'B said...

Well, that explains it! I was wondering why a clip of Burt Ward as Robin was in the Ed McMahon rotation at YouTube!