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Ernie Kovacs
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Posted by Bob Matthews at 6:23 am (PDT) on Mon April 11, 2016   
Just remembered: the character on the right is him being 'poet' Percy Dovetonsils.
Posted by Mikeaz1946 at 9:18 pm (PST) on Sun November 24, 2013   
More comments on this man than any other I have seen to date.  And I must say, it deserves all the acolades we shower upon him.  Due to his generousity, when he passed, he left owing about 1.5 million dollars.  Friends advised his wife (Eddie Adams) to go bankrupted.  She told them he would not have done that, so she refused and wound up paying off the whole 1.5 million by her self.
Posted by Bob Matthews at 6:12 pm (PDT) on Sun June 2, 2013   
A trailblazer to be sure and I watched regularly as a kid.
But now when you watch the kinescopes his slow pace is almost unendurable. Kovacs would have bombed today.
Posted by Kids TV Kid at 4:33 pm (PDT) on Wed May 29, 2013   
He not only created and performed brilliant character
comedy skits. Ernie also created and presented unique
and ground breaking visual sight gags and he performed
character pantomime skits on some memorable tv specials.

   He paved the way for such brilliant comedic talents as Soupy
Sales, Chuck McCann, "Uncle Johnny Coons", Johnny Ginger, Jackie
Gleason and Red Skelton (In terms of character comedy skits and
pantomime).SmileWink
Posted by Duff at 2:25 pm (PST) on Wed February 13, 2013   
I agree, the Nairobi Trio was pretty darn funny. Couldn't do that in today's "PC" world, of course.
Posted by Big Moe Miami at 9:47 am (PST) on Wed February 13, 2013   
His funniest recurring characters were the Nairobi Trio.  A group of guys in ape outfits playing a bongo tune in a windup toy manner.
Posted by Alan at 1:12 pm (PST) on Sat February 18, 2012   
Laugh-In, David Letterman's show, neither would have existed without the comic genius that was Ernie Kovacs. He was killed in an accident in his Corvair. I wonder if Ralph Nader was a Kovacs fan!
Posted by Neil Wellen at 6:47 pm (PDT) on Fri November 4, 2011   
Ernie treated television like the new toy that it was. The medium was so new that nearly everything he did was a first. His being a comedic mad genius didn't hinder the process either.
Posted by richinnc (resigned) at 3:31 pm (PST) on Tue January 25, 2011   
Ernie was way ahead of his time. I loved his show.

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