Svengoolie (1995– )

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Hosted.show of horror movies, named for its host, who appeared with extreme makeup that includes scary black eyes and white mask.

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Weekly Television show that originally aired on WFLD 32 in the Chicago area (and originally went by the name "Son of Svengoolie", having been spun off of the original series "Screaming ... See full summary »

Stars: Rich Koz, Jerry G. Bishop, Doug Scharf
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From the one episode that I watched the introduction of (on Retro TV, currently 10 pm Saturday evenings during their SciFi line-up), it appears that this show is like the oldie that Elvira used to host in another big TV market. Just like Elvira did, "Svengoolie" hosts, introduces, ridicules and otherwise shares movies with his viewing friends. In other words, "Son of Svengoolie" was the local movie show, which evolved into "Svengoolie," the FOX network version. Written by Hungry Byteman

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Look who the U dug up. Sven's back with scary movies and even scarier jokes!

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Occasionally mentioned Berwyn, Illinois when reading fan mail or at other times during the breaks with the host, Svengoolie (before going to commercial, etc.). Doing the name of the Chicago suburb was a running joke for the show. See more »

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Follows Screaming Yellow Theatre (1970) See more »

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Could this be one of the longest running concepts on TV?
23 June 2004 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

The origin of "Svengoolie" is in a show called "Screaming Yellow Theatre" with Jerry Bishop as the Svengoolie character. When this show was cancelled, his young writer Rich Koz took up the mantle and "Son of Svengoolie" began airing on UHF channel WFLD-32 in Chicago. When WFLD became part of the FOX network in 1986, Son of Svengoolie was deemed "not suitable" and promptly discarded.

Finally, in 1993, after 7 years with FOX (with "The Koz Zone" and in other capacities) Koz resurrected the Svengoolie character and found a new home for the series on WCIU (a small local Chicago cable channel). Now simply called "Svengoolie", the show airs to this day, showing a long list of old science fiction and horror movies (mostly low budget) with gags, cheesy effects and skits thrown in during the segue to and from commercial.

Very funny and original idea which was a major influence on things like Mystery Science Theatre 3000.


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