Terror Lies Below the Earth's Surface- at the Claws of "The Mole People"!

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Tonight on MeTV, we’re ready once again to hit new heights- while going to deep depths– as some archeological explorers start by heading upwards- only to end up further down, deep in the realm of an underground civilization – surrounded by its pale population, as well as- the "Mole People"!

The movie begins in way that might remind you of high school-when you’d be regaled and informed by some educational film! Dr. Frank Baxter provides a lengthy and lethargic lecture about the possibilities of what lies below the earth’s surface, leading up to our joining an expedition where archeologists make a strange find- a shard of pottery that seems a bit out of place up in a high-altitude mountain range- even more so when it’s revealed it came from a mountain peak even higher up! The explorers must head up to that peak, in spite of the treacherous climb, in order to try and solve this riddle – and, after painfully working their way upwards (via some stock footage), they are stunned to find the remains of some ancient uncharted city! Even though they are experts with vast knowledge, the archeologists can’t explain how such a place exists at that lofty an elevation. As they wander the area, one of their party falls through the crumbling rock surface into a chasm so deep, his associates can't even see the bottom!

They decide to rappel down into the chasm- with the descent proving fatal to one member of the party- followed by a cave-in that traps the remaining group far below the earth’s crust. The survivors try to discover some way that will lead them back up to the surface, and wend their way through subterranean tunnels in darkness- until ending up face to face with a strange underground race, who take them prisoners!

They discover their captors are actually descendants of ancient Sumerians. Their eons of existence so far underground without light has caused them to evolve into an albino state- with pale skin and eyes totally unable to stand bright light. They have conquered a mutant race of mole men, who have most likely always been subterranean dwellers- but now have become slaves to the Sumerians, who constantly mistreat the bizarre creatures, and force them to labor endlessly. The leaders of the pale folk threaten the unfortunate surface visitors, but the surface dwellers cleverly pull off the ruse that they are actually emissaries of the gods, sent from the heavens that lie above. This halts the brusque treatment by the Sumerians, who cautiously treat them with some respect-even though they are harboring suspicions, but are unwilling to risk upsetting their gods. The explorers also prove their godliness with the awesome weapon they possess- a flashlight! Yes, that most frightening of all weapons whose bright beam is actually painful to the underground race and causes great apprehension among them. To appease these immortal emissaries from above, the Sumerians offer a feast of their underground comestibles, heavy on the mushrooms, as well as offering them the gift of a servant girl the men have defended. Her name is Adel (or, Adad, if you read the credits) -an attractive young woman they refer to as “marked”, since she is far less pale than the others- and seems to be the only blonde in their underground civilization which must not have an equivalent of Miss Clairol.

Explorers Roger and Jud, in their assumed identity of being on a mission from gods, explore the underground city, trying to learn as much as they can about the civilization- and, even more important, a way to escape it. They witness a grisly sacrificial rite- in which victims are offered to the gods by being placed in a compartment where they are exposed to “the Eye of Ishtar”- which leaves those sacrificed as charred husks! Meanwhile, the High Priest, still suspicious of the visitors, has serious doubts about whether they truly have any connection to the gods. He is also worried about losing the power he has over the populace to these brash newcomers- leaving him with only one alternative-stealing their flashlight. Sounds more like revenge at summer camp, but more danger arises for our archeologist pals when additional proof surfaces that they are definitely NOT immortals! Will the surface dwellers be able to survive-and will the class differences between the Sumerians and the mole men erupt into an underground civil war?

The title creatures of this 1956 film certainly join Universal’s Gill Man as the most recognizable 50s Universal monsters. We’ll discuss the cast of familiar actors- including John Agar, “Leave It to Beaver”’s Hugh Beaumont , “Batman” butler Alan Napier, and veteran Gill Man nemesis Nestor Paiva. We’ll discuss the make-up design for the mole people, and, as part of our Sven shtick- present the beloved “Svensurround” version of “Leave It to Beaver”( using footage form this flick)!

"The Mole People” surfaces on MeTV tonight at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central- if you need to find the exact time and channel in your neck of the woods, feel free to check your local TV listings or go to and click on "where to watch".  Thanks to our fans on Twitter, we have been trending high among the most-commented-on topics Saturday nights during the show- you can join in- Tweet along in real time using the hashtag #svengoolie  ! Chicago viewing area fans get a second look at the next generation Kong- “Son of Kong”- back at our usual time for a couple weeks-  11 am on the U! We do want to thank our loyal viewers who enjoyed “Ghost and Mr. Chicken”- our national ratings came in, and we had well over a million viewers for that show! Once again, that proves what a huge favorite that film is.

Check out our store (yes, “I have a store”) for the new action figure set that includes a coffin! The figure has my traditional costume, and includes its own tiny rubber chicken!

Don’t forget, we return to the amazing C2E2 comics and entertainment convention at Chicago’s McCormick Place for the usual fun and excitement- with viewers from all across the country coming to meet me as well as the many celebrities and comic creators! So far, our schedule includes the following-  Friday: autograph session from 3 to 4 pm at table 2 ; Saturday:  12:10 to 12: 20 pm- celebrity photo op ; 12”30 -1:30 – Sven 40th Anniversary panel ( Room S504) – 1:45 -2:45- autograph session ( table 1). We also will be out on the floor, recording for future shows, and just might make a stop in the DC Comics area! Please watch for any updates or changes in information – also, since the autograph sessions are only an hour- try to get in line early, since they will have to cut the line off, so someone else can take over the table after our session.

Meanwhile, join us tonight to see how low we can go with the Mole People!

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MADave 20 months ago
Is there any way we can have a tribute to RadioGeorge or do we need to go on the wolf blog?
Islander MADave 20 months ago
Pat suggested everyone submit a joke on the new blog tomorrow. At least I think that was her suggestion.
Islander Jack 20 months ago
Ok thanks Jack. 29th
MachineryPete10 20 months ago
Dr. Frankenstein using “modern technology” to get what he needs ?
MADave 20 months ago
Sorry to go on a somber note but I was just wondering if RadioGeorge is the first blogger that died?
daleuhlmann MADave 20 months ago
Sadly, I believe he is, Dave.
CarrieLynnCastro 20 months ago
Some days can be
be yucky...Having solar
panels put in on the
roof. Well our Tv. 📺💥 got blown out buy a
surcharge 😨
When they turned our
power off and turned
it back on 💥📺💥

Upset could be 🤦‍♀️
replaced by them not
for the weekend who knows when 😱 darn
it! 📺Tv. is only 3years old!
Oh well 👻 I have another tv. Kids room
so we will see just too
uncomfortable in that room for me 😱 bad timing 🎩
Jess working with
the company they
owes us a new tv 🤖
Could be good or bad
not sure 😞

So not sure I will
watch Sven tomorrow night 🕸👻🕸

Take care 🤠

Lynn CarrieLynnCastro 20 months ago
Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that, Carrie. I hope they can get it sorted out for you soon!
CarrieLynnCastro 20 months ago
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Carl_N_Brown 20 months ago
Were the Mole People really the first Sandy Claws?
CarrieLynnCastro 20 months ago
Good morning 🌞
Another beautiful
day of 71* spring is
here 🐝

That is fun to guess
maybe what movies
are lined up for March
Thank you Islander 🤓
1. Godzilla
2. Attack 50ft Woman
3. Hammer movie
4. "Them" please
Oh well fun choices
any way🤖

Have a great day 🌷
Islander CarrieLynnCastro 20 months ago
Ok, I'm writing down everyone's lists.
Carrie, if you win the valuable prizes, there might be a disqualification. Hammer movie constitutes several titles. Lol
Islander 20 months ago
Anybody up for a little contest ?
Guess four movies that you think Svengoolie might show in his March lineup.
Simple Rules
1. Guess only FOUR movies.
2. You CAN repeat a movie another blogger has chosen.
3. If you can't recall the title, a brief description will do.
4. Anyone choosing The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T is automatically disqualified !

I'm guessing the best anyone might do is two movies. If Sven has 1 or 2 new features in March then that cuts the odds way down. Probably be lucky if anybody gets one.

I'm going with
The Creature Walks Among Us
Island of Terror (Peter Cushing)
Werewolf of London ? The lame one with June Lockhart.
About time for an A&C flick to come around so Abbott & Costello Go To Mars.

You have to guess today or tomorrow because the ME TV schedule which goes out two weeks ahead will be out Sunday. Then everyone will know the first movie.
Valuable Prizes will be awarded at the April awards banquet.

A trophy from Catbat
Maybe abc123 will put your name up in lights
I'll email Dr. Clayton and see if he'll throw in a slightly used pair of fishnets
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DrClayton PatS 20 months ago
Islander MadameYes 20 months ago
Got it. Batman , interesting choice.
MadameYes Islander 20 months ago
Batman rocks! 😁
Islander 20 months ago
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daleuhlmann 20 months ago
THE MUMMY'S CURSE technically wraps up Universal's 1940s' Mummy series (see what I did there?). From his first film to last, Kharis was one really cool dude!
Trout daleuhlmann 20 months ago
Yo Mummy's so cool...
daleuhlmann Trout 20 months ago
Great clip!
Carl_N_Brown daleuhlmann 20 months ago
For the uninitiated, "See what I did there" is Sven's stock phrase after a really bad pun.
Carl_N_Brown Carl_N_Brown 20 months ago
A lot of us use it.
NoPersonalChicks Trout 20 months ago
There'll be days like this, my Mummy said:
daDoctah NoPersonalChicks 20 months ago
Lenny and the Squigtones also sang about taking Mom's advice:

(Sort of on-topic because they also did "the love theme from a horror picture" called "Creature Without A Head".)

Hey, David St Hubbins was in another band before Spinal Tap!
1MikeM daDoctah 20 months ago
Hey daDoctah, thanks for posting this video. This is one of my favorite songs by Lenny and the Squigtones. Two more of my favorites are "Starcrossed" and "Night After Night."
JournalJeff2 20 months ago
Happy Friday!
I never heard my Mommy Curse. Are you sure this is a family show?
Have a Great Day & Take Care!!
Carl_N_Brown JournalJeff2 20 months ago
The Mummy's Curse will be in Egyptian so most people will not get it or be offended.
To all Egyptian hearers, I will apologize in advance.
Jack Carl_N_Brown 20 months ago
The modern descendant language of Egyptian is Coptic, which is spoke colloquially by at most a few hundred people, most of whom live in Egypt. The last time anyone spoke Late Egyptian as a vernacular is almost three times as far back as _Canterbury Tales_ is from us. Based on the number of people in my class that caught the dirty parts in _Canterbury Tales_ without the footnotes, I’m gonna say if any Coptic speakers watch Sven (in Chicagoland, who knows?) none of them will understand any cursing mummies.
Catbat 20 months ago
Good Svengoolie Saturday Eve All!
I'm so ready for this week to be over. Can't wait for some Sven goodness.
Lynn Catbat 20 months ago
We are so fortunate to be able to look forward to Sven goodness each week!
CarrieLynnCastro 20 months ago
A very busy day
relaxing with a cup
of tea 🍃🌼🍃
Ahhh peace and quite
everyone asleep even Tiny🌠

Fun afternoon with
grandkids after school
lesson how does 🐛 Grandma's Garden
grow 😉

So ready for the show
Saturday night yay 👻
I needed it I'm sure
we all do 🤖
So nice we can get together for Sven
Blogger Friends 💝

I guess it's time to
turn in 🌒
See you in the
morning ☕

Lynn CarrieLynnCastro 20 months ago
Yes - looking forward to Saturday night. Take good care of yourself, Carrie!
DrClayton 20 months ago
Mummy: #[email protected]?%* !!
daleuhlmann DrClayton 20 months ago
Oh, Dr. Clayton, what you said!
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CarrieLynnCastro 20 months ago
Hi Dale happy you
had a good result 🤓
Take care 🌷🐝
Thank you, Carrie--you, too!
Munsters 20 months ago
Just did 14 hrs. Is it Saturday yet????
MADave 20 months ago
Well goodnight everyone see u tomorrow after work
Lynn MADave 20 months ago
Be good to yourself, Dave!
MADave 20 months ago
Yesterday I mentioned I was sending an original drawing of Sven as Batman it's going in the mail tomorrow not today as I thought but he'll still get it sometime next week I made a copy for myself I wish I knew how to send pictures here on the blog
BelleLugosi MADave 20 months ago
After clicking "Reply," you'll see 3 pictures underneath the box in which you type text. Click the 3rd, which looks like a rectangle with blobs in it. I think it's supposed to be mountains with a sun in a picture frame? A box will pop up asking you to Choose File or to drag a file into a box with a dotted line border. "Choose File" allows you to browse your computer and select the picture file to upload. I usually use that feature as my mouse sometimes acts like a complete jerk. That is how it "should" work. I haven't ever posted in this blog, but have used this process in others. Hope that helps.
MADave 20 months ago
Hi all I’m back on blog looking forward to a universal classic that’ll keep me wrapped up in my seat (see what I did there?) anyway it’s great to be back I missed chatting with y’all last week
MadameYes MADave 20 months ago
We missed YOU! Glad you're back! 😊
daleuhlmann MadameYes 20 months ago
Welcome back, Dave!
MADave MadameYes 20 months ago
I missed you too!
MADave daleuhlmann 20 months ago
Thanks Dale!
TheKodakKid MADave 20 months ago
Welcome home, MADave. It’s so nice to see you back where you belong.
MADave TheKodakKid 20 months ago
Thanks buddy!
daleuhlmann 20 months ago
I had mentioned in my movie review post last week that when Rock Hudson visited the set of THE MOLE PEOPLE one day, he ticked off John Agar by asking him, "How did you get into something like THIS?" I wonder if Hudson would have said this if he had known that some of his own, later movies would include such turkeys as EMBRYO and AVALANCHE!
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