Thank you for all you are doing. A lot of people can now receive greetings from Ernie Kovacs "over your internet tube"! His work is so superior to today's programming, and a quick visit to "his" web pages makes a lousy day much better. Many, many thanks!
Well, John, thank you for visiting! Its my pleasure and I certainly echo your sentiments.
It turns out that John is quite the Jack Benny fan and he had an idea for a trivia quiz related to Ernie's January 25th, 1959 appearance on CBS TV's Jack Benny Program:
2. What do Jack and Ernie present for the main sketch?
3. Ernie gives a very dramatic performance at sketch's end. Why?
4. There are two things about this broadcast that are the first and only time something happened to Ernie during his career. What are they?
I must admit that I did not know the answers to these questions and I don't think you'll find them in books so it will take a real Jack Benny fan to answer them. I may have seen the episode once at the Museum of TV and Radio (then known as the Museum of Broadcasting and now known as The Paley Center For Media) but that was quite some time ago. I did find out, however, that you can see the episode by ordering The Best Of Jack Benny, a 4 DVD set where it is found on Disc Two.
Thanks to John Hammes for a great quiz! He's reached Kovacsian blog immortality and you can too by submitting answers to the questions in any one of the following ways:
1. Post your answers here in the comments section.
2. Send your answers to me through the Ernie Kovacs My Space Fan Page.
3. Email your answers to me by clicking HERE.
I'll announce the winner in a future post so get to it!
The Ernie Kovacs My Space Fan Page is up to 676 friends this week, an increase of 15 since our last post. As always we thank everyone who requested an add or accepted a request from us.
And now some fun Ernie related posts from the Blogosphere:
Robert McHenry is Mad about Mad Magazine!
Portzebie talks about the history of Mad's Alfred E. Neuman
A great post about the early days of video which talks about Ernie
Ernie in the old TV series Shotgun Slade? I guess so, pardner!
Pop Art Diva talks about the Tonight Show Hosts and mentions our fellow Kovacs...
Thanks once again for stopping by and until we meet again "Its Been Real!"