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[ale] OT Re[2]: Is this for Real



Are you sure you're not confusing Kovacs with Sid Caesar?  It was Caesar
who worked so tightly with (and wasn't he also married to?) Coca.

As Jack Lemmon put it, "Ernie Kovacs was the craziest man I ever knew." 
His mind simply used different kinds of cells than anyone else when it
came to television comedy, and paying for the sorts of things that
Kovacs envisioned was always a problem.  I recall that the famous
drop-car-through-the-ground bit - which only ran for about fifteen
seconds - nevertheless cost thousands of dollars and posed considerable
risk to his crew and even Kovacs himself.

Jeff Lightner wrote:
> I remember watching black and white reruns of the old Ernie Kovacs Show
> with Imogene Coca.  (She later played Aunt Edna in National Lampoon's
> Vacation).   Funny stuff but that wasn't "The Tonight Show".   I hadn't
> been aware he'd ever been on that but found you're correct he was for a
> short time:
> http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/T/htmlT/tonightshow/tonightshow.htm
>
> Information on the Ernie Kovacs show (apparently there were several
> incarnations):
> http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/E/htmlE/ErnieKovaksShow/erkovacshow.ht
>