Sunday, August 21, 2011
KINETIC COMEDY FROM KOVACS - THE ERNIE KOVACS SPECIAL - ABC-TV - CIRCA 1961
So much has been written in reflection of the late Ernie Kovacs' manifold, innovative contributions to television comedy, here and elsewhere, that at this point, you know I view him as an original video visionary.
Kovacs, who began his career in the early 1950's at Philadelphia's WPTZ-TV(now KYW-TV, AKA CBS3),like his comedic contemporary Steve Allen, used the primitive tools of pioneering television to construct multi-dimensional comedy that endures to this day.
Perhaps , it best just to watch this vibrant sequence of "blackouts" that I've posted below, from one of his many ABC-TV specials in the early 1960's.
With thanks to the Rolko52 YOU TUBE site, here is Ernie Kovacs' MACK THE KNIFE MONTAGE.Enjoy!!!!