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  • ERNIE KOVACS {EK-12} (TV): 1961

    The following summary was provided by Ben Model: Tape has two of the ABC specials: Ernie Kovacs Special #4 - airdate 9/21/61 Ernie Kovacs Special #6 - airdate 11/24/61...

  • STARDUST {EXCERPT} {ERNIE KOVACS} (RADIO): June 02, 1959

    One in this series of short skits from the world of entertainment or sports. In this program, comedian Ernie Kovacs tells a "hip" version of "The Princess and the Pea."...

  • STARDUST {EXCERPT} {ERNIE KOVACS} (RADIO) : June 04, 1959

    One in this series of short skits from the world of entertainment or sports. In this recorded episode, comedian Ernie Kovacs explains the true story behind the invention of the telephone. ...

  • ERNIE KOVACS {HOME MOVIES} {UNAIRED}

    These silent home movies, in both color and black-and-white, were filmed behind-the-scenes on the set of Ernie Kovacs's early television programs, and were never aired on television. In the first clip, a parody of a drill squad, other soldiers march in an...

  • ERNIE KOVACS {EK-17} (TV)

    The following summary was provided by Ben Model: B:52618 Ernie Kovacs {EK-17} (TV) ? 39:44 ? unidentified three programs/segments on tape: "Ernie in Kovacsland" - airdate 7/5/51 monolog about Beauregard the turtle's hiccups - Edie Adams sings "I...

  • ERNIE KOVACS: "BASEBALL FILM" (TV) : 1951

    Reminiscent of Buster Keaton in the silent film classic "The Playhouse," Ernie Kovacs plays all the parts in this short film shot at a Philadelphia ballpark. Footage of the making of this film is included in the Museum's compilation of "Home Movies" (1950...

  • STARDUST {EXCERPT} {ERNIE KOVACS} (RADIO) : June 03, 1959

    One in this series of short skits from the world of entertainment or sports. In this program, comedian Ernie Kovacs discusses different means of communication, including drums in Africa and smoke signals in the American west. ...

  • STARDUST {EXCERPT} {ERNIE KOVACS} (RADIO): June 03, 1959

    One in this series of short skits from the world of entertainment or sports. In this program, comedian Ernie Kovacs narrates the adventure of Tom Swifty, the intrepid explorer who got lost in the Congo in his search for Nutley, New Jersey....

  • STARDUST {EXCERPT} {ERNIE KOVACS} (RADIO): June 04, 1954

    One in this series of short skits from the world of entertainment or sports. In this recorded program comedian Ernie Kovacs discusses the various different record albums to buy, including his own "Cheer Up" Records....

  • ERNIE KOVACS SHOW, THE (TV): April 12, 1956

    The following summary was provided by Ben Model: "The Ernie Kovacs Show" airdate April 12, 1956 10:30-11:00am Ernie's opening monolog with spoof news item. Edie Adams sings Chakage Keeshlan (sp?), Hungarian folk song ("Just a Little Girl" a/k/a "Golden Ea...

  • ERNIE KOVACS REHEARSAL, THE (TV): March 21, 1955

    The following summary was provided by Ben Model: Cold open with commercial for toothpaste called Kodadent - the Top Hatters perform "Go Baby Go" - Ernie does opening chat - "auditions" Alec Guinness for the show by running a clip of "To Paris With Love"...

  • ERNIE KOVACS SHOW, THE (TV): July 09, 1956

    The following summary was provided by Ben Model: "The Ernie Kovacs Show" airdate July 9, 1956 8:00-9:00pm Kovacs opening monolog, invisible girlfriend bit. Edie Adams sings "Oh, Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny Oh". Mr. Science sketch. Ferrante & Teicher perf...

  • ERNIE KOVACS SHOW A.M., THE: ERNIE RABBLE ROUSES AT OPEN, JOHN MAGEE {#35} (TV): April 11, 1956

    The following summary was provided by Ben Model: "The Ernie Kovacs Show" airdate April 11, 1956 10:30-11:00am Note: this is the 2nd half of the show only. Starts in the middle of "Drawing with John Magee", a spoof of the popular "Drawing with John Gna...

  • TONIGHT {ERNIE KOVACS} {EXCERPT} (TV) : 195x/xx/xx

    One in this series of comedy/variety programs hosted by comedian Ernie Kovacs on Mondays and Tuesdays from October 1956 to January 1957, featuring celebrity guests, specialty acts, and comedy sketches. In this excerpt, Kovacs is shown at home with his wif...

  • ERNIE KOVACS SHOW, THE: YOU ASKED TO SEE IT; TONIGHT (OCTOBER 29, 1956); TONIGHT (NOVEMBER 20, 1956) (TV): January 21, 1957

    The following summary was provided by Ben Model: NOTE: this tape is three sketches from three different programs: (1) "The Ernie Kovacs Show" airdate unknown 10:30-11:00am - sketch: "You Asked to See It" (2) "Tonight!" airdate October 29, 1956 11:30pm...

  • IT'S TIME FOR ERNIE (PROBABLY MARCH 7, 1951) and KOVACS ON THE CORNER (1953?) (TV): 1950s

    The following summary was provided by Ben Model: tape has two programs on it: "It's Time For Ernie" - airdate (probably) March 7, 1951 - NBC This may be the earliest surviving kine of a Kovacs show. The program ran in May and June, but there was a trial ...

  • ERNIE KOVACS SHOW, THE {PROGRAM #6} (TV): August 13, 1956

    The following summary was provided by Ben Model: Mickey Mouse Club cold open. Kovacs opening monolog. Pianist attempts to play "Minute Waltz" while deated on keg of TNT. Yma Sumac performs "Tumba". "I've Got a Hush-Hush" blackout. "Welcome Transients" int...

  • BEST OF ERNIE KOVACS, THE (TV) : 1977

    One in this ten-part series of programs which presents a compilation of celebrated Ernie Kovacs comedy sketches from his 1950-1962 television career. Highlights include: a chess match which involves four championship players against the Russian champion,...

  • ERNIE KOVACS SHOW, THE {EXCERPT} (TV) : 1956

    An excerpt from one in this comedy/variety series featuring Ernie Kovacs. This excerpt contains the sketch titled "You Asked to See It," in which Kovacs stages stunts taken from requests in "letters" from viewers, and a sketch in which Kovacs makes a polit...

  • ERNIE KOVACS REHEARSAL, THE (TV): March 21, 1955

    The following summary was provided by Ben Model: Cold open with commercial for toothpaste called Kodadent - the Top Hatters perform "Go Baby Go" - Ernie does opening chat - "auditions" Alec Guinness for the show by running a clip of "To Paris With Love" -...