Both for comedy and television, Ernie Kovacs was a trailblazing pioneer. There are plenty of rabbit holes of which you can go down in exploring his career and the subsequent influence he’s had on absurdist humor (Seriously, a bit of googling Kovacs will lead to a lot more googling of everything he’s done).
One of those rabbit holes is his game show Take A Good Look, which “…turns the secret guest show formula on its ear and almost inverts it. In Take A Good Look, it is the host who gives the panel hints about the secret guest’s identity, and in the form of surreal sight gags, blackouts and sketches. The clues only really make sense if you know who the guest is to begin with. Throughout the series’ run, different approaches were taken to address this.”
Shout Factory has put all 49 episodes on a 7 DVD disc set and is offering an Ernie Kovacs sketch comedy special to the first 1000 orders.
You can (and should) get Ernie Kovacs: Take a Good Look here.