Ernie Kovacs

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  • 1951
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.2  (111)

Ahhh, the golden age of TV. The time of 3 channels and only a handful of TV shows. For years, multiple stations ran a daytime show named the Ernie Kovacs show. It also went by the name of Ernie Kovacs unlimited as well as The Ernie Kovacs rehearsal. Ernie Kovacs was a skit comedian who got his start doing stand up skit comedy and brought his show onto CBS for the sole purpose to cause people to laugh. The show can have as many as 15 skits in the thirty minutes it's on, and every one is more funny than the next. Each of the skits starred Ernie Kovacs and one of the other cast of merry makers on a musical back track. Ernie was known for his long cigar and it was often used as a prop in each of the skits. From two chefs conducting a duel with skillets to a badly played out magician to a man trying to cheat a parking ticket with a pasted time limit; the laughs are always guaranteed.

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June 27, 1956
8. June 27, 1956
June 27, 1956
After "Kovacs Unlimited" was canceled, Ernie did a similar program in a late-night slot for the fledgling DuMont network from April 1954 to April 1955, and then landed at NBC that fall.
May 17, 1956
7. May 17, 1956
May 17, 1956
After "Kovacs Unlimited" was canceled, Ernie did a similar program in a late-night slot for the fledgling DuMont network from April 1954 to April 1955, and then landed at NBC that fall.
April 17, 1956
6. April 17, 1956
April 17, 1956
After "Kovacs Unlimited" was canceled, Ernie did a similar program in a late-night slot for the fledgling DuMont network from April 1954 to April 1955, and then landed at NBC that fall.
March 16, 1956
5. March 16, 1956
March 16, 1956
After "Kovacs Unlimited" was canceled, Ernie did a similar program in a late-night slot for the fledgling DuMont network from April 1954 to April 1955, and then landed at NBC that fall.
January 30, 1956
4. January 30, 1956
January 30, 1956
After "Kovacs Unlimited" was canceled, Ernie did a similar program in a late-night slot for the fledgling DuMont network from April 1954 to April 1955, and then landed at NBC that fall.
January 26, 1956
3. January 26, 1956
January 26, 1956
After "Kovacs Unlimited" was canceled, Ernie did a similar program in a late-night slot for the fledgling DuMont network from April 1954 to April 1955, and then landed at NBC that fall.
January 23, 1956
2. January 23, 1956
January 23, 1956
After "Kovacs Unlimited" was canceled, Ernie did a similar program in a late-night slot for the fledgling DuMont network from April 1954 to April 1955, and then landed at NBC that fall.
January 6, 1956
1. January 6, 1956
January 6, 1956
After "Kovacs Unlimited" was canceled, Ernie did a similar program in a late-night slot for the fledgling DuMont network from April 1954 to April 1955, and then landed at NBC that fall.
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Ahhh, the golden age of TV. The time of 3 channels and only a handful of TV shows. For years, multiple stations ran a daytime show named the Ernie Kovacs show. It also went by the name of Ernie Kovacs unlimited as well as The Ernie Kovacs rehearsal. Ernie Kovacs was a skit comedian who got his start doing stand up skit comedy and brought his show onto CBS for the sole purpose to cause people to laugh.

The show can have as many as 15 skits in the thirty minutes it's on, and every one is more funny than the next. Each of the skits starred Ernie Kovacs and one of the other cast of merry makers on a musical back track. Ernie was known for his long cigar and it was often used as a prop in each of the skits. From two chefs conducting a duel with skillets to a badly played out magician to a man trying to cheat a parking ticket with a pasted time limit; the laughs are always guaranteed.

Ernie Kovacs is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (29 episodes). The series first aired on March 7, 1951.

Where to Watch Ernie Kovacs

Ernie Kovacs is available for streaming on the Shout Factory website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ernie Kovacs on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    March 7, 1951
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (111)