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Ernie Kovacs

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Ernie Kovacs game quiz
"In the fifties, Ernie Kovacs redefined TV comedy with surreal sight gags that would influence such future shows as "Monty Python"."

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1. When and where was Ernie born?
    12/25/35, Cincinnati, Ohio
    6/12/21, Philadelphia, Pa.
    1/19/19, Trenton, N.J.
    2/28/30, Chicago, Ill.


2. When did he enter television?
    1954
    1947
    1949
    1952


3. Who was his first wife, and how many children did he have?
    Bette Wilcox, two girls
    Margaret Cansino, one boy, two girls
    Heidi Abromowitz, four boys
    Dagny Taggart, six boys


4. When did he marry Edie Adams?
    7/4/55
    7/7/52
    8/8/51
    9/12/53


5. What was his TV theme?
    Maple Leaf Rag
    That's A Plenty
    Make 'Em Laugh
    Oriental Blues


6. Which character was NOT created by Kovacs?
    Percy Dovetonsils
    Wolfgang Sauerbraten
    Miklos Molnar
    Ed Grimley


7. Which composer was never featured on his shows?
    George Gershwin
    Tchaikovsky
    Miklos Rozsa
    Bela Bartok


8. Kovacs also wrote for "MAD Magazine."
    True
    False


9. Among Kovacs' most popular skits was the ________ Trio, who were Kovacs and two others dressed as ________, performing to a recording titled "________".
    Answer: (Three Words. Must be in order of the blanks. No punctuation.)


10. Kovacs wrote one novel in 1957, about the world of television. What was its title?
    Zoomar
    Switching Channels
    Tune In Next Week
    What's On ?


11. What cigar brand did he create ads for?
    White Owl
    El Producto
    Phillies
    Dutch Masters


12. And when did Kovacs start on cigars?
    10
    14
    11
    13


13. What catchphrase is most associated with Kovacs?
    You bet your sweet bippy!
    Hey, hey, hey!
    It's Been Real
    Dyn-O-Mite!


14. How many full-length films did Kovacs make?
    6
    8
    4
    10


15. How did Kovacs die?
    car crash
    cancer
    suicide
    heart attack


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Compiled Sep 19 12