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



That's okay - however, you are almost certainly imagining Edie Adams,
who *was* Kovacs' wife and frequent onscreen partner (she was the
cranially-obsessed "percussionist" in the Nairobi Trio).

Jeff Lightner wrote:
> I certainly know the difference between Kovacs and Caesar.   For some
> reason I associate Imogene with Kovacs but right after I'd sent the
> email I had noticed she didn't appear in the link I sent so did some
> Googling and didn't find anything that associates them together.
> Apparently the pointers in my memory structures had a single bit parity
> issue.   Despite that I won't panic...
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of Jeff
> Hubbs
> Sent: Friday, April 13, 2007 11:59 AM
> To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
> Subject: Re: [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
>   
>>   
>>     
>
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