Well, you better get that torch (and the cigar per Stargzer) under cover. I was jsut checking out the ATL weather radar, and I see a nasty thunderstorm drawing a bead on Huntsville.... coming from the west-northwest.
As one who remembers watching ALL his shows when they were "first run" (and on a 12-inch round-screen Zenith TV with rabbit ears at that, B&W of course), Kovacs was a true master at getting around the very strict TV censorship of the '50s. Most of the time, they didn't even realize what he had done! He was the primary force that eventually led to the overthrow of the "Hays Commission" that set up the censorship rules Lenny Bruce and later George Carlin finished the job. BTW, I think the beauty who had the "bunter" line was his wife, Edie Adams! Kovacs' untimely death in 1962 deprived us all of one of the greatest comedic talents ever.
PS: a few years after we got that Zenith, it got to the point where (at age 10 or so) I couldn't keep it running with tube changes; I salvaged most of the parts (including a huge multi-voltage output power supply separate from the main chassis) and it served as the source of my first basement "junk box" parts inventory. The PSU was used to power several different tube designs for audio, ham gear, etc.
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