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.
Look who the U dug up. Sven's back with scary movies and even scarier jokes!
Did You Know?
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
As episodes are re-broadcast over the years, they are occasionally updated with new host segments. This keeps the reruns "fresh" and may result in several substantially different iterations of some episodes. See more
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