Start Spreading the Ooze- Beware of "The Blob"- Tonight!

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There are so many fans of tonight’s MeTV feature that we had to bring it back for another oozing! It’s the 1958 classic that starred a 28 year old Steve McQueen  who recruits his girlfriend and goofy teenage pals to try to convince the unbelieving  towns people that an alien threat has come to earth via a meteor and could engulf the entire population if it isn’t stopped! They must persuade the authorities and their neighbors to beware of “The Blob”!

It seems like a typical evening for teenage pastimes- even if it seems our “teenagers” are well past the time of adolescence! These two “teens” –Steve ( McQueen) and Jane ( played by future Mayberry resident Helen Crump- Aneta Corsaut ) are flirting with each other  down a deserted lane- when a meteor streaks across the sky and  appears to have actually touched down nearby! They set out to investigate- but an old man finds it before they get there, pokes the meteor with a stick- and frees a gelatinous ooze from its interior, which moves and attaches itself to his arm!

When Steve and Jane arrive, they find the old fellow in great pain, and rush him to the local town doctor’s office. The doctor has never seen anything like what has now totally coated the old man’s arm- and, with no idea what the gooey substance is, sends the young couple back to where the meteor landed, to see if they can find anything else that might shed light on what the stuff may be. After the couple heads off, the jelly spreads even further over the old man’s body- and moves beyond it! When the kids return- they are shocked to witness the Blob claiming another victim! They have no other choice than to head to the police station- where good cop Dave and bad cop Bert aren’t sure they believe them. The police go to the doctor’s office to investigate- but find nothing to support the teens’ story- except some damage the bad cop wants to blame on the kids!

Nasty Officer Bert thinks this is a typical stupid teenage prank, and brings the kids back to their respective homes in hopes for some parental punishment.  Steve and Jane know the dangers of the incredible blob monster being on the loose with an unsuspecting public as sitting ducks for the malevolent ooze-so they sneak out, and try to convince some of their friends that this is no joke- and they have to make the townspeople believe before it’s too late! All the while, the Blob continues to absorb its unwitting prey- growing larger every time it claims a victim- moving slowly through town, attacking places like the grocery store and even the local theatre’s midnight horror show, where the horror suddenly becomes far too real! Those who have witnessed the gelatinous menace are convinced that it is a real danger to the town-but what will it take to actually stop the horrid creature that can flow almost anywhere- and may kill almost everything!

This film was produced by the same people who brought us “Dinosaurus!”, and was shot around Pennsylvania, and falls into the category of a 50s horror/sci fi classic along with “Creature from the Black Lagoon”. It was part of the wave of cheaply produced “drive in movies” aimed at teenagers, and definitely a blueprint for a lot of movies that would fall into the same genre. We’ll tell you all about the cast and the production- the catchy theme song – and just what made up the actual Blob. We’ll also repeat the song we originally did when we showed this film years ago- comparing the town in danger to a slightly more friendly place.

“The Blob” creeps- and seeps – and slides- and glides onto MeTV tonight at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central- plus, you can check for time and/or channel where you are in your local listings, or at . Once again, keep in mind the fact that, lately, some providers are listing our show by the movie title instead of as “Svengoolie”- so, if you will be recording it- check how your provider has the show listed.  Join the many Twitter fans who live Tweet during our show, putting us right near the top of Twitter’s trending topics each week- just make sure to add the hashtag #svengoolie. In the Chicago viewing area, we give you a second chance to travel to the “Valley of the Dragons” at 11 am on WCIU, the U.

The voting for the Rondo Awards has concluded- and the winners may be announced today or tomorrow, if the tabulation has been completed- a big task, since there were a record number of votes again this year! No matter who wins, thanks for taking part- the Rondos truly give the fans a voice in showing what’s most important to them in the horror/sci fi genre.

Some big plans are on the way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of me becoming Svengoolie-including events YOU can attend! Watch for announcements soon, and as we move through the year!

Join us tonight for the jelling jeopardy of “The Blob” on MeTV! And learn what a true ear-worm is with that theme song!

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RadioGeorge 16 months ago
O.K., ready?

Nuclear bomb test awakens frozen carnivorous dinosaur, which looks for lunch along the coast of Canada, then heads for New York City for its ritzy but overpriced eats. Military finally kills Coney Island!

That's it.

So let's kick it off with a couple of RADIOACTIVE JOKES:

If you wear a radioactive belt, do you end up with nuclear waist?

Wanna hear a joke about radioactive isotopes?
Oops, sorry, it just decayed.

I know you're thinking "Yeah, yeah, but can this guy come up with any biologist or paleontologist jokes, since they play such a big part in this movie?"

I'm not crazy about them.

Why is that? Because biology is the only science in which multiplication is the same as division. HAH? And biologists have never successfully answered the question "Why do noses run but feet smell?"

But ask and ye shall receive:

Did you hear about the famous microbiologist who traveled in thirty different countries and learned to speak six languages?

He was a man of many cultures.

How is a dog and a marine paleontologist alike?
One wags a tail and the other tags a whale.

Why was the scuba diver failing Biology?
Because he was below "C" level.

How many paleontologists does it take to change a light bulb?
Four. One to change it and three to write the environmental-impact statement.

By the way, why do seagulls fly over the sea?
Because if they flew over the bay they would be called bagels.

Last week, you were treated to a great batch of California Jokes. Fair-minded funny guy that I am, I now present to you some NEW YORK Jokes:

You Know You Live in New York When...

-- You make well over $100,000 a year and still can't find a nice place to live.

-- You think anyone wearing a George Clooney haircut is visiting from the Midwest.

-- A really great parking spot can move you to tears.


My wife and I are planning a trip to New York to renew one of my cheap thrills, which is driving across the George Washington Bridge.

She asked me, “What are you going to do when you see it?”

I said, “Let’s cross that bridge when we get to it.”

And I'll bet you're as amazed at I am that this week's GBTD (Guy Behind The Door) Joke is appropriate and really pretty good:

A ship full of potatoes sails by and the first sea monster gobbles it up. A second ship full of potatoes sails by and the monster gobbles that one up as well. After seeing this happen several more times, the second sea monster turns to the first and says “Dude, what’s with you and these ships?”

The first sea monster replies, “Oh, you know how it is. Nobody can eat just one potato ship!”

Now I'm hungry...

Se you at the movies!
MrGotham 17 months ago
Good Night all, have a pleasant evening, Tomorrow going to be a fun Svengoolie show.
Flyboy MrGotham 17 months ago
can't wait!
Flyboy 17 months ago
hey i just saw a commercial about this! starts tomorrow night....."How does a nightmare begin? For David Vincent, architect, returning from a business trip, it began a few minutes past 4 a.m., looking for a shortcut that he never found."
Flyboy Flyboy 17 months ago
the narrator sounds like william conrad of "Cannon" fame
MrGotham Flyboy 17 months ago
Netflix has pulled A SERBIAN FILM from its catalog
Flyboy MrGotham 17 months ago
yeah i knew all about that...its can't watch it without getting ANGRY
PatS Flyboy 17 months ago
NOW I see what you two were blogging about...
Flyboy PatS 17 months ago
yeah..i'm sorry i brought it up....i don't understand why the censors would even ALLOW the things in that film
Flyboy Flyboy 17 months ago
Another interesting thing about THE INVADERS is that a lot of the background music was taken from the original Outer Limits
DrClayton 17 months ago
What I heard from another room was
довиђе́ња & шљивовица...
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MrGotham Flyboy 17 months ago
Keitel & deniro also teamed in
“Mean Streets” 1973
MrGotham MrGotham 17 months ago
Both Martin Scorsese films
Flyboy MrGotham 17 months ago
never saw that one.....i think Taxi Driver came out in fact i saw Taxi Driver and ALIEN in '79 at the drive-in one night
Flyboy 17 months ago
Why is there no Frankenstein blog yet?..the movie is tomorrow and here we are still blogging THE BLOB
Carl_N_Brown Flyboy 17 months ago
After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down.
Flyboy Carl_N_Brown 17 months ago
oh that when the new blog posts?
Jack Flyboy 17 months ago
A lesser known Tommy James song, “Bloggin’ the Blob”?
Flyboy Jack 17 months ago
yeah, as opposed to "Draggin' the line"...LOL
MADave 17 months ago
I’m having trouble with willoughby’s web page I’m there for a few seconds and then I received a thingy saying webpage is not available
Catbat 17 months ago
Good Svengoolie Saturday Eve Afternoon All!
MADave Catbat 17 months ago
Hey Catbat
DrClayton 17 months ago
Can't believe I heard Serbian (srpski jezik) on Charlie's Angels, of all places...
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Jack Flyboy 17 months ago
That’s kind of a leap from _Charlie’s Angels_.
Flyboy Jack 17 months ago
well when you said "SERBIAN" i thought you might have gotten the term from seeing the movie or something....anyway, thats what it reminded me of
Jack Flyboy 17 months ago
Nah, Dr Clayton thought he heard the Serbian language on _Charlie’s Angels_, довиђе́ња and шљивовица.
Flyboy Jack 17 months ago
yeah i know
Ravenwoman 18 months ago
This would be my favorite scene. It always brought me to tears! 😢😄

PatS Ravenwoman 17 months ago
Mind you, that's from BRIDE OF F -- next week.
NeganRules 18 months ago
Not Dr. Frankenstein but
Dr. Frank-N-Furter saying
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scottieO TheKodakKid 17 months ago
I'm just off too his left in the picture.
Flyboy scottieO 17 months ago
Carl_N_Brown 18 months ago
Looking at the page ( THIS SATURDAY ON SVENGOOLIE ).
That image of Frankenstein's Monster with eyes looking pensively upward has me almost expecting him to spout lines from HAMLET
Ravenwoman Carl_N_Brown 18 months ago
Ravenwoman 18 months ago
Here's an old green one that's been done a million or more times;

1MikeM Ravenwoman 18 months ago
Thanks for posting this one Michele. This is an oldie but a goodie. I don't know if the kids on American Bandstand were dancing to this one.
Carl_N_Brown Ravenwoman 17 months ago
This will be on the Final Exam:

The Mash in Monster Mash twas the Mashed Potato, a dance craze of 1962 or so, with added Frankensteinish arm and hand moves.

The song was banned by the BBC as "too morbid" for airplay.
Ravenwoman Carl_N_Brown 17 months ago
LOL! Carl, don't ya think I have been subjected to enough "tests" in the last year or so? You really have no idea, do you? 🤪🤣 I have no idea about this because I was born in 1962. I was a wee Bambina back then! 👶🍼
1MikeM 18 months ago
I really like the theme from The Blob. Arranged and conducted by Burt Bacharach and vocals by Bernie Nee. It has a good beat and you can dance to it.....but I think it could have used more cowbell.
Ravenwoman 1MikeM 18 months ago
I worry about you and those cowbells Michael! 😜🤪
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