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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:28 pm  Post subject: Svengoolie - Horror Movie Host - Chicago METV Network (2013)
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Svengoolie debuted on Screaming Yellow Theater, which aired on WFLD (Channel 32) from September 18, 1970 until late-summer 1973. Svengoolie was played in this series by Jerry G. Bishop. In later seasons, Rich Koz—a fan of the show who used to send in sketch ideas—became one of the show's writers.

On June 16, 1979, Son of Svengoolie debuted on WFLD, with Koz in the title role. The show also aired briefly on other sister (i.e., Field Communications-controlled) stations in Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, and Detroit. This series ran until WFLD (at that time owned by Metromedia) was sold to Rupert Murdoch's Fox Television Stations Group in 1986 to become a part of the newly-created Fox network. The new management canceled the show after deciding it was not an appropriate fit for their new programming direction. After 334 shows, the final episode aired January 25, 1986. Koz later returned to WFLD in various capacities, mainly as the host of its Fox Kids Club and The Koz Zone weekday afternoon children's programming, even appearing as an announcer on the Fox network's 1988 New Year's Eve broadcast.

The series returned to the air on December 31, 1994 on WCIU (Channel 26), using just "Svengoolie" as its name; Koz took over the role of Svengoolie when Bishop told Koz that he "believed he was grown up enough now to no longer be just the Son." The show opens with a reference to early radio broadcasting: "Calling all stations, clear the air lanes, clear all air lanes for the big broadcast." Koz also hosts a weekly Three Stooges Stooge-a-palooza show on WCIU.

A running gag throughout the series is the repeated utterance of the word "Berwyn", the name of a Chicago suburb. (This was a parody of the way "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" and Johnny Carson would jokingly refer to "Beautiful Downtown Burbank.") Another recurring gag involves rubber chickens being thrown at Svengoolie after a cornier-than-usual joke—usually at the end of each episode's closing sketch. Koz and the show have won numerous regional Emmy awards, and Koz was admitted to the Emmy "Silver Circle" in 2004 for "outstanding contributions to Chicago television."

The series also airs on Chicago's WWME-CA ("ME-TV"), Milwaukee stations WBME-CD and WMLW-TV, and occasionally on WMYS-LP in South Bend, Indiana. All of these stations are owned by Weigel Broadcasting. Beginning on April 2, 2011, Svengoolie's show also became available nationally on the Weigel-owned Me-TV network

Cult of the Cobra 1955
Svengoolie - Cult of the Cobra 1955.mp4

Dr. Cyclops 1940
Svengoolie - Dr. Cyclops 1940.mp4

Island of Lost Souls 1933
Svengoolie - Island of Lost Souls 1933.mp4

Revenge of the Creature 1955
Svengoolie - Revenge of the Creature 1955.mp4

Tarantula 1955
Svengoolie - Tarantula 1955.mp4

The Black Cat 1934
Svengoolie - The Black Cat 1934.mp4

The Ghost of Frankenstein 1942
Svengoolie - The Ghost of Frankenstein 1942.mp4

This Island Earth 1955
Svengoolie - This Island Earth 1955.mp4

Bride of Frankenstein 1935
Svengoolie - Bride of Frankenstein 1935.mp4

Dracula 1931
Svengoolie - Dracula 1931.mp4

The Mummy 1932
Svengoolie - The Mummy 1932.mp4

The Wolf Man 1941
Svengoolie - The Wolf Man 1941.mp4

Ssssss 1973
Svengoolie - Sssssss 1973.mp4

The Deadly Mantis 1957
Svengoolie - The Deadly Mantis 1957.mp4

Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1953
Svengoolie - Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1953.mp4

Batman 1966
Svengoolie - Batman 1966.mp4

House of Frankenstein 1944
Svengoolie - House of Frankenstein 1944.mp4

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf 1973
Svengoolie - The Boy Who Cried Werewolf 1973.mp4

The Creature Walks Among Us 1956
Svengoolie - The Creature Walks Among Us 1956.mp4

The Curse of the Werewolf 1961
Svengoolie - The Curse of the Werewolf 1961.mp4

The Ghost Breakers 1940
Svengoolie - The Ghost Breakers 1940.mp4

The Invisible Woman 1941
Svengoolie - The Invisible Woman 1941.mp4

The Mole People 1956
Svengoolie - The Mole People 1956.mp4

The Phantom of the Opera 1943
Svengoolie - The Phantom of the Opera 1943.mp4

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man 1943
Svengoolie - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man 1943.mp4

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:51 pm  Post subject: Re: Svengoolie - Horror Movie Host - Chicago METV Network (2
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I just starting watching these a few months ago. My cable company airs this on a channel called MeTV (Memorable Entertainment)
and has become one of those nice decompression shows for me. I'll sit back and down a bottle of wine while enjoying
many horrible puns. I'm glad the proud tradition of "TV Hosts" (specifically horror hosts) is still alive and well. Thanks
for the post slaughter10.


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