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‘The Ed Sullivan Show’: Jackie Mason Sued Ed Sullivan Following the Finger Incident

Ed Sullivan had exacting standards when it came to guest appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, and those who crossed the host very rarely came away unscathed. However, there was one circumstance where Sullivan went for the jugular and came away burned — he accused Jackie Mason of giving him the finger during a performance that had to be cut short. Here’s what went down, and how Jackie Mason and Ed Sullivan tried to patch things up.
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