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Ernie Over was a notable comedian.

In 2365, Data attempted to located a comedian to help him better understand the concept of "what is funny?". Over was among the holodeck program files that were contained aboard the USS Enterprise-D. The program list code for this comedian was NE-49582. (TNG: "The Outrageous Okona", okudagram)

Background information Edit

This character was only mentioned in writing.

Ernie Over was mentioned in the biofilter analysis in "Shades of Gray". The analysis was a copy of a list of comedians first seen in "The Outrageous Okona".

This character was named for Gene Roddenberry's personal assistant Ernie Over. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion)

In the remastered version of the episode, Ernie Over was replaced by Jim Hardy.