Ernie Kovacs


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Edie Adams

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Edie Adams on the origin of the famous "Nairobi Trio" sketches on Ernie Kovacs' shows
Edie Adams on performing on Ernie Kovacs' early shows
Edie Adams on being a regular on Ernie Kovacs' shows
Edie Adams on Ernie Kovacs' fatal car accident on January 12, 1962
Edie Adams on film and television specials on Ernie Kovacs
Edie Adams on the PBS show, The Best of Kovacs
Edie Adams on the legacy of Ernie Kovacs
Edie Adams on memorable moments from Ernie Kovacs' acts and shows - playing the giant piano
Edie Adams on playing Mae West in the TV movie Ernie Kovacs, Between the Laughter
Edie Adams on the highlight of her career - Ernie Kovacs
Edie Adams on how she thinks Ernie Kovacs' career would have progressed if he had lived
Edie Adams on early photos of her and Ernie Kovacs
Edie Adams on early photos of her and Ernie Kovacs as "Percy Dovetonsils"
Edie Adams on a photo of Ernie Kovacs on the cover of "Life" magazine

Joe Behar

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Joe Behar on working with Ernie Kovacs and Kovacs' style of comedy
Joe Behar on Ernie Kovacs' innovative camera techniques and sets
Joe Behar on several of Ernie Kovacs' original characters
Joe Behar on the producers on Ernie Kovacs' shows
Joe Behar on directing Ernie Kovacs in a sketch show in California, Take a Good Look
Joe Behar on directing several of Ernie Kovacs' specials
Joe Behar on Ernie Kovacs' death

Sid Caesar

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Sid Caesar on the talents of contemporary Ernie Kovacs

Lewis Gomavitz

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Lewis Gomavitz on working with Ernie Kovacs on The Ernie Kovacs Show

Marge Greene

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Marge Greene on learning Ernie Kovacs would get a primetime show
Marge Greene on getting hired to write for Kovacs on the Corner
Marge Greene on writing her first scripts for Kovacs on the Corner and Kovacs' hatred of them
Marge Greene on Ernie Kovacs' reputation and poor attitude
Marge Greene on production of the first episode she wrote for Kovacs on the Corner
Marge Greene on the format of Kovacs on the Corner
Marge Greene on Ernie Kovac's reputation before Kovacs on the Corner
Marge Greene on Ernie Kovacs getting fired and stopping production on Kovacs on the Corner
Marge Greene on Ernie Kovacs nailing her in a coffin on Kovacs on the Corner and Kovacs' apology
Marge Greene on Ernie Kovacs' humor and positive and negative qualities

William Klages

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William Klages on lighting The Ernie Kovacs Show

Robert Mott

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Robert Mott on working on The Ernie Kovacs Show

Carl Reiner

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Carl Reiner on working with Ernie Kovacs

Stanley Ralph Ross

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Stanley Ralph Ross on meeting Ernie Kovacs, and on what he wanted to do after he graduated high school

Bob Schiller

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the final episode of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, "Lucy Meets the Mustache" with Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams

Stanford Tischler

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Stanford Tischler on working on the pilot Medicine Man that starred Ernie Kovacs, which was being shot at the time of Kovacs' death

Tony Verna

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Tony Verna on Ernie Kovacks' early days in local television

Bob Weiskopf

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the final episode of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, "Lucy Meets the Mustache" with Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams

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