[From "Kovacs Corner" on YouTube.com] – Although it has been rightfully suggested that Ernie Kovacs influenced many comics and comedy teams, I think it is doubtful that he had any direct influence on the UK based Pythons. At best, Ernie introduced the American audience to the surreal, absurdist, and intellectual brand of humor that the British team later expanded and refined. For the holidays, here is the Python’s take on the story of Christmas. Specifically, the Gifts of the Magi. One thing is certain, the topic is not one that Ernie would have attempted during his time!