December 05, 2011
The Ernie Kovacs collection
DVD release of various clips and comedy bits originally broadcast on television between 1951 and 1962.
"Television's original genius. In the infancy of any medium, there will be someone who realize its potential well before anyone else. Ernie Kovacs was such a visionary, and between 1951 and 1962 he broke rules that hadn't even been made yet, creating a television "language" that is now taken for granted. ... over 13 hours of programs that span the all-too-brief but brilliant television career of this hugely influential comic artist."
Disc 1. The early years: it's time for Ernie; Ernie in Kovacsland; Kovacs on the corner; Kovacs unlimited -- Disc 2. The NBC morning show: The Ernie Kovacs show -- Disc 3. The NBC evening show: The Ernie Kovacs show -- Disc 4. The late 1950s: Saturday color carnival: "The Ernie Kovacs show"; Kovacs on music; Take a good look -- Disc 5. The ABC specials: Kovacs special -- Disc 6. Classic pieces: The NBC morning show; The NBC evening show.
Mr Kovacs was a great, early television innovator. He tried new camera and editing techniques. His comedy was pretty good also. ~Mike
Askwith Media Library 55178-D total time 780 minutes 2011