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Big Names- and Even Bigger Menaces- Welcome You to the "Village of the Giants"-Tonight!

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Tonight on MeTV- we’ve got a really BIG show- featuring some actors you see on MeTV, a singer/dancer you know from her amazing 1982 hit, plus one of our favorite singers with a connection to our show- all mixed up in a sci fi wonder from the notorious Bert I. Gordon, known for doing movies about oversized menaces- as a boy genius’ odd formula turns a quiet California town into the “Village of the Giants”!

A group of ne’er-do-well teens ( some looking a little old for that label) have their car break down on the outskirts of the afore-mentioned town- and, after a wacky dance party in some mud ( you heard me), they sneak into the little burg- where local girl Nancy is entertaining her boyfriend  Mike, while her  younger brother- the aptly nicknamed “Genius”- is doing some scientific experimentation. His lab work ends up in an explosive creation- of a pink foamy substance that- when ingested- makes living things grow. No, not like plant fertilizer- this stuff works on dogs- and ducks!

When the hooligan teens hit town, after breaking and entering a deserted theatre to clean up, they visit a local dance club (where the Beau Brummels happen to be playing), and  meet Nancy and Mike-  and don’t get along with either! THEN- the giant ducks show up ( seriously) and the crowd is amazed! The troublemakers hear that Mike knows how the birds got so big- and begin to see dollar signs- if they can nab that formula, they can sell it for big bucks! Through making a  crafty connection with Genius- they find out where the magic stuff is- and set out to steal it.

Later, back at their theatre lair-  some of the young toughs get into a  power struggle- that somehow ends with the chunk of formula- known as “goo” (a highly scientific name)- being cut up, with everybody trying to prove how fearless they are by eating a piece. The result- they all start to grow into giants-  out-growing their clothing ( a real audience pleaser for some people)- and realizing that there’s fee-fi-fo-fun in their new huge condition!

The titanic teens set out to control the town- cutting off any contact to the outside world, and taking one critical hostage that will force the Sheriff and populace to do their bidding. When the town’s adults seem powerless against the dictatorial giants, Mike decides it’s up to his gang of good kids to find a way to stand up to the massive menaces- and save the town. Will Genius come up with a new formula that will bring the bad boys (and girls) down to size?

This 1965 sci fi movie is obviously aimed at the teen audience that was enjoying that era’s beach party flicks- with good looking guys and gals, goofy comedy, and a little rock and roll thrown in. Among the musical acts is our friend Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon! As for the cast, we’ll give you  their info- including Ron Howard as “Genius”, Tommy Kirk as Mike, Beau Bridges as bad boy Fred, Johnny Crawford as good guy Horsey ( maybe a nod to his work in “The Rifleman”?), and that 1982 hit maker Toni Basil as the dynamic dancing machine Red! There are even more familiar faces along the way-including Tisha Sterling, who I always had a crush on- and , since Freddy Cannon is along for the ride- we’ll show you a live performance he did this past Halloween season, with me joining him on stage for his Sven tribute song! Plus, to keep our fans interested if this movie isn’t quite their cup of goo, we have added in a little Svensurround here and there throughout the movie.

"Village of the Giants" makes its huge appearance on MeTV tonight at 8pm eastern/pacific,  7 central – if unsure of the where and when in your area, check local listings and/or the info at www.metv.com . Once again- if you’re recording us on your  DVR – you need to double-check what your provider listing our show as-  either the show title Svengoolie or the movie title. Chicago area viewers can get spooked once more by the “Ghost of Frankenstein”- as well as my “brother” Fraido- at 11 am on WCIU, the U !

You can keep us trending nationally on Twitter by joining the viewers Tweeting during the program, using the hashtag #svengoolie . Something tells me this will be a big week for it (okay, enough with the “big” business…)

The supply of the latest Sven action figures is still holding out, thanks to some pre-planning-  so check them out at our store here on the site. Even with a larger inventory, the sales have been amazing- especially in view of the fact that we have yet to even mention their existence on the air!

Join us tonight for some growing pains in the neck out to make a tiny town a wreck!

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Carl_N_Brown 4 months ago
Night time temp 31 tonite, 12 tomorrow night, 19 Sunday night, back to 30s Mon-Tue.
I laid in a supply of hot cocoa mix and peppermint sticks and added a wool army blanket to my nighttime covers.
Bring on Dracula's Daughter and Sevengoolie! Chills and laughs for a winter evening!
Catbat Carl_N_Brown 4 months ago
Sounds Sven
"Fan"tastical
Carl_N_Brown Catbat 4 months ago
I blame my son. He told me about Svengoolie on MeTV about Mar 2016 or so.
TheKodakKid 4 months ago
Just got in from a family wedding. My cousin and his now bride dated for 7 1/2 years, starting right before the start of their sophomore year in high school.

Check out the groom’s cake.

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Catbat TheKodakKid 4 months ago
My Mom and Dad loved it too!
daleuhlmann Catbat 4 months ago
Wee, wee!
Trout TheKodakKid 4 months ago
KodakKid, congrats to your cousin and his bride!

Heard they had a cookout for the bachelor party:


But breakfast the next day was a little light:
dh 4 months ago
Oh, the eclipse is Sunday- we have been mixing this up all week!
Carl_N_Brown dh 4 months ago
It's the weekend of the blood moon. I got confused because the official full moon is Monday, but the eclipse is Sunday night, and "Dracula's Daughter" is on Saturday.

Catbat Carl_N_Brown 4 months ago
Logical confussion.
Trout Catbat 4 months ago
Confucius Spock say logic is the beginning of wisdom 😉
dh 4 months ago
Did anyone already mention about tomorrow's "super blood wolf moon"? Get your cameras ready...
MrGotham 4 months ago
weather People keep hounding us with their nonsense ratings Grab “end of the world” forcasts Big deal its mid January, we’ll soldier through as usual
2 days of single digits
Polar bear club going to have a big party in coney island.
Raycav00 MrGotham 4 months ago
so true gotham, I’d have to say International Falls, Minnesota tonight
NOW YOUR TALKING REAL WEATHER ! ICE FISHING TIME
Ravenwoman Raycav00 4 months ago
I want to go to Minnesota! My Super has the building feeling like 90 degrees! I am suffocating in here! Uggh!
Raycav00 Ravenwoman 4 months ago
🌴🌞🔥☀️🌵
Ravenwoman MrGotham 4 months ago
So true! 🤣 It's chaos over here all the time according to the media! Storm of the Century crappola! 🙄🗽
Ravenwoman Raycav00 4 months ago
Well...Surprise Arizona! 🤣🌽🙄
Matt 4 months ago
Happy Sci-fi Friday everyone !!!
Catbat Matt 4 months ago
Back atcha Matt! Ready for tomorrow's sucky movie? Haha
dh Matt 4 months ago
Hi
Lynn Matt 4 months ago
To you also, Matt!
dh 4 months ago
It would be nice to move you all to sunny Florida.
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dh DrClayton 4 months ago
A draw?
Catbat DrClayton 4 months ago
Tough call
Catbat dh 4 months ago
I'm down for that !
Yvette 4 months ago
Now... as far as the weather is concerned, just watched the news and they said in my neck of the woods it's going to be a rain/snow mix but mostly rain then lots of freezing and icing. Still not looking forward to that even if I don't have to shovel. Spent most of the day cleaning out my storage locker with another neighbor's help. Since I'm not working anymore, I need to get rid of that storage and this was just the push I needed. Been wanting to do that for quite a while now. Was going to go back on Monday to finish up, But with all the icing I'll wait till Tues or Wed. May have to cancel my Eye Appt on Monday too. Just a check up to see how my eye is doing. Still have a little bit of floaters but at least they got rid of the retinal tear in the back of my eye. Well see you guys tomorrow at the movies 🎥.
JournalJeff2 4 months ago
Catbat: global warming it was! Middle of January and no snow on the ground in Wisconsin!!! Of course that is now changing. We will get our first below 0 temps on Sunday. Winter is here again!
Catbat JournalJeff2 4 months ago
So true. We kinda don't even have seasons here anymore. It goes from boiling hot to freezing cold. Couple of weird days in between.
JournalJeff2 4 months ago
As I promised a while back, for the next Dracula movie I would post some Vampire Weekend so here is the song White Sky, which what I am seeing here in Wisconsin.
Yvette 4 months ago
I want to once again thank everyone for their kindness & soothing , calming words. I am truly blessed to have my Svengoolie Family. Thank you to Dale, Dwight, Shannon, Raymond, Deb T, Carl, Charles, Pat, Lynn, David, Keith, Carrie, Bill , Michele, Jeff, DH, Trout and Ed and to anyone else I may have forgotten.
You may have noticed I used real names, this just to let you know how appreciative I am. This truly means so much to me. We will now go back to regularly scheduled nicknames - for "blog's sake"! 🤣. As opposed to for "heaven's sake"!
And for those of you that wrote a letter .... Mr. Bill, I will respond to you personally LOL 😉
With My Sincerest Gratitude & Love,

Yvette

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Lucyc Yvette 4 months ago
Hi, Yvette. I also wanted to send you my condolences about your dear friend. I know from experience, as most of us do, that the only thing that will truly ease the pain is time itself, but I hope that you can find comfort in the company of your other friends and family, and the happy memories of your time with your friend.
Yvette Lucyc 4 months ago
Thank you Lucy I really appreciate that. I can't imagine how difficult it's going to be without her. I'm still in shock, but as they say take one day at a time and eventually things will get better.
Catbat Yvette 4 months ago
Always here for you. Lu
Yvette Catbat 4 months ago
I know you are sweetie💕
Lucyc Yvette 4 months ago
Your very welcome, Yvette. We're "all ears" for you here, as Catbat has said.
dh Yvette 4 months ago
I know what you mean. After my friend passed a couple years ago I had to clean out a lot of the "stuff", and it made me inspired to start downsizing because I did not want anyone to have to do it for me. I was their executor, and strangely enough, this week I started getting a pile of mail for them again. I have had to spend about 30 minutes- 1 hour every day calling to get off the mailing lists. Pa-tooey! BTW, it is nice to talk to you again.
Lucyc 4 months ago
Greetings, gang.
Well, weather-wise here, we're too wet, with concerns over rivers flooding. So far, by the time we get a cold winter blast, which we should get by tomorrow evening, the precipitation in the atmosphere has already been pushed out. Time will tell whether or not we manage to get a blast of cold air in, and then some precip moving in on top of it. So far we are having a damp, cool winter-just "blah."
Normally, this isn't tornado season, but with our weather swinging from abnormally warm back to more seasonal cold temps, we unfortunately have that threat over the next couple of days.
Catbat Lucyc 4 months ago
Can we say Global warming?
Lucyc Catbat 4 months ago
That's what my sons says. Of course, we have always had wacky weather, to a certain point. My late mother always like to tell the joke about how someone moved to our neck of the woods, and somebody asked them how they like the weather. When they replied that they didn't, the other person told them, "Wait fifteen minutes."
Lucyc Lucyc 4 months ago
Sorry, that was supposed to say "liked."
Catbat Lucyc 4 months ago
I totally get that. Same in Ohio. Summer and downpour. I love it. In Cali it's either blister hot or freezing cold. Not too many days in between.
Catbat 4 months ago
Good Svengoolie Eve Afternoon All.!
Well while the Easties are bracing for California's left overs I'm in gym shorts and no sleeves. Though our local stores have signs hung up that they are short on some things cause the trucks 🚛 weren't allowed over the pass. You Easties hunker down and be safe. See y'all in a bit.
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Catbat LarryTheTrainGuy 4 months ago
As long as she is safe. You know me. I'm a big worry wart.
DrClayton Catbat 4 months ago
Better that than gym sleeves & no shorts!
Blue corn muffins!!
DrClayton Catbat 4 months ago
I think I'll go out and milk the elk!
DrEd 4 months ago
Yvette, I am sorry to hear about your loss. It is always difficult to find the right words of comfort during such times. May God grant your friend eternal peace and happiness.
dh 4 months ago
Yvette-
It looks like maybe you did not get my post, so I wanted to send you condolences & a virtual hug.
Ravenwoman 4 months ago
Dedicated to the love of my life, you know who you are! 🤣🙄🗽 Good night and sweet dreams! -Ravenwoman in da cornfield! 🌽🤪😉

Ravenwoman 4 months ago
Oooooooooo! I opened a bad can of worms here! 🤣🗽 Nice artwork! This one is for New Orleans!

JournalJeff2 4 months ago
4:50PM here in Wisconsin and the snow has just started to fall. Expecting 6 inches tonight and another 4 inches tomorrow.
Ravenwoman JournalJeff2 4 months ago
New York metropolitan area will be packed on ice! 🤣🗽❄⛸🏒❤💋🌬♉
DrEd Ravenwoman 4 months ago
Hello, Ravenwoman! How much snow/ice are they expecting in your area? We are supposed to have a rain event only here in Virginia.
Ravenwoman DrEd 4 months ago
Hey Dr.Ed! I hope you are well? Who knows, their predictions over here are always incorrect! Guess I'll have a better idea after it ends and I rip open my window to look! 🤣🤪🌬⛸❄🏒❄
JournalJeff2 4 months ago
Happy Svengoolie Eve!
Yvette: sorry about the loss of your friend!
Ravenwoman 4 months ago
I love a good primitive kiss! Welcome to my dreams. 🧛‍♂️🧛‍♀️

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