The Silent Show is a 1957 comedy special that aired on NBC. In it, host
Ernie Kovacs only speaks briefly at the introduction and then proceeds
to play a number of silent, slapstick, sketch comedy figures. He plays
Eugene, a character that stumbles from one mistake to another, making
messes as he goes. The show was one of the first to display the early
use of color television, including novel film cuts, optical illusions,
and unique sound effects.