Most Neatoramanauts have probably never heard of Ernie Kovacs, as he died in an automobile accident in 1962. At the time of his death, he hosted a wildly popular television program, The Ernie Kovacs Show, and it, along with his earlier work in television, represented a milestone in network television. Kovacs was the first to make the television screen tilt, ripple, and tell video lies, all the while creating characters such as The Nairobi Trio that became famous - and infamous - in their day. Kovacs also starred in numerous feature films in the 1950's and early 1960's.
YouTube contains much of his television work, as represented by the embedded videos below, The first is a 'Best of' collection (there are several more) which contains high points from his television series. Ernie loved music and devoted several segments to it, audio set to video that has to be seen to be believed. These are well-represented in these collections. the best of which, IMHO, is seen in the second video.
They don't make 'em like Ernie Kovacs anymore, and more's the pity. He was my father's favorite television personality.