Ernie Kovacs: The ABC Specials
TV icon Ernie Kovacs closed out his too-brief career in comedy with this series of five (out of the eight) special programs produced for ABC from 1961-62. The shows contain some of Kovacs' finest and most experimental work for the 'tube, delivering laughs galore by way of the cutting-edge humor that would inspire the irreverence of small-screen chuckles for decades, from "Saturday Night Live" to David Letterman and Monty Python. Also includes vintage commercials for Dutch Masters cigars. 145 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.