Harvey Herschel Korman was an American comedic actor who performed in television and movie productions beginning in 1960. His big break was being a featured performer on CBS's The Danny Kaye Show, but he is best remembered for his performances on the sketch comedy series The Carol Burnett Show, including the (in)famous "Dentist Sketch" with Tim Conaway, and in several films by Mel Brooks, most notably as Hedley Lamarr in Blazing Saddles.
During The Carol Burnett Show, he was most famous for always having trouble staying in character when playing the role of a random character on the variety show.
The cufflinks were imbued with the power to allow a person to stay themselves when they jump into the role of a character, most notably in an artifact-controlled television show.
This artifact was used by Artie and Pete to stay themselves while inside the telenovela, Savage Seduction, which Dona Fausta's Brooch sucked them into.