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

On Friday 13 April 2007 11:38:23 am 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
> m
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of Jeff
> Hubbs
> Sent: Friday, April 13, 2007 11:05 AM
> To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
> Subject: Re: [ale] OT Re[2]: Is this for Real
> Allen was the original host.  The show skipped around with hosts and
> format (including most notably Ernie Kovacs, whose inclinations and
> creativity were such that network television, quite frankly, couldn't
> hold him) until 1957, when Jack Parr became the host.  Johnny Carson
> became host in 1962.
> Scott Castaline wrote:
> > Jeff Lightner wrote:
> >> Jack Paar and Steve Allen were hosts of the Tonight Show before
> Johnny
> >> Carson.

I can remember seeing Jonathan Winters on the Jack Parr Show. At the time, 
Winters was fresh from a mental institution. His skits were the funniest 
thing I ever saw. Parr just put an ashtray in Winters' hands and told him to 
improvise. The results had me rolling on the floor and choking.
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