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The Lagoon is Black- and the Gill Man is Back! "Creature from the Black Lagoon"-Tonight!

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Tonight on MeTV- we're happy to once again bring back the original film that made the Gill Man- and Julia Adams' white bathing suit- part of Universal horror history- as we encounter the missing link between aquatic life and man- the beast who fought evolution and won- and from whose sector of the Amazon no man has ever returned- after meeting the “Creature from the Black Lagoon”!

We join the expedition of Dr. Maia conducting a geological expedition along the Amazon River. The fossil of a large webbed claw is found- and Dr. Maia is excited to think it may be a vital clue in animal development from sea to land dweller! Leaving his two assistants in their camp, he travels to meet his former student and friend Dr. Reed, a California ichthyologist who has been studying in Brazil. Reed can't identify it- but is thinking a second excursion to find more of the fossil, possibly even a body, could open the door to a great discovery. Reed takes it upon himself to try to convince his boss ,Dr. Williams, that such an expedition would be worth the effort and expense- and Williams agrees- but mostly because he thinks they can cash in big if they find additional skeletal proof. He's so fixated on the money angle that Williams demands to join Reed, along with Kay (Reed’s beautiful girlfriend and assistant) and Dr. Maia aboard the Rita, a rattletrap steamer, helmed by a real local character, one Captain Lucas- and they head down the Amazon to meet Maia’s assistants at his campsite.They arrive to find the camp torn apart- and his men dead- attacked by- perhaps a jaguar? Or- perhaps not!

In spite of this horrific finding, they must continue to search for the fossil proof they seek. Becoming frustrated when they haven't stumbled upon anything new, a new theory is proposed- that any additional fossil remains, as time passed, may have been swept down river. Captain Lucas reluctantly guides them down a remote tributary, which flows to a legendary area known as the “Black Lagoon”-an ominous but beautiful place with the reputation of having any who dare visit there- never return!

As they near the lagoon, they are unaware that the creature whose fossilized remains they hoped to find- is actually alive and well- and stalking them! In the lagoon, the men go diving in search of fossils- and Kay takes a dip- during which the Gill Man finds her ( and her white one-piece swimsuit) captivating. More evidence that their fossil is not yet fossilized comes when something is caught in the ship's net- and leaves an ominous -looking claw stuck in it.The group realizes that this fabled “Gill Man”, still in existence, could be the attacker who left the campsite in shambles. With more savage attacks, the logic of remaining in the lagoon seems faulty- but money-hungry Williams demands that they attempt to capture it, in spite of endangering their lives-and regardless of the sultry Kay being human bait for the Gill Man! They begin a battle between man -and the creature that evolution could not change- with the distinct possibility that our crew may be added to the legend of zero returns from the Black Lagoon!

This 1954 film established the Gill Man as the last of the great Universal monsters and their top monster of the 50s! We’ll tell you about the cast, and provide background on the Gill Man, serenade you with a Sven song, and more!

"Creature from the Black Lagoon" surfaces tonight on MeTV at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central, or check for time and channel in your local listings , or at www.metv.com . Chicago area viewers will finally get that second look at “It Came From Beneath the Sea” at 11 am on the U.

The final chapter of “Svengoolie Meets the DC Universe” appeared this Wednesday in select DC comics. It’s looking like the story was well-received and enjoyed by both comics and Sven fans!

Join us tonight for one of our most-requested movies- featuring the Black Lagoon’s resident amphibian!

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Catbat 13 days ago
MadameYes is on the Flintstones!
Carl_N_Brown Catbat 13 days ago
Yaba daba doo!
MadameYes Catbat 13 days ago
Hello, good loookings! Just popped in briefly during a break in a family holiday gathering to say howdy and Happy Thanksgiving and look what I found! (Thanks, Catbat!) I'll miss you all tomorrow night, but family duty calls...I'll be here in spirit, though! Warm holiday wishes to my Svengoolie family! 😊
MadameYes Carl_N_Brown 13 days ago
Howdy, Carl N. Brown! Happy Thanksgiving!
MadameYes Carl_N_Brown 13 days ago
...belated wishes, but good wishes just the same!
CarrieLynnCastro 13 days ago
Hope everyone is
relaxing and enjoying
the day after 🦃
It's pj day here at my house very chilly ❄🌬weather today.

Watching Metv all day
📺🍕🍗🍰 😉

See you later 👀
The1Butler 13 days ago
Happy day after! It was a different one for me, with someone else's family and friends , it was very good overall and thanked them for inviting me !
Catbat 13 days ago
Good Svengoolie Saturday Eve All!
Hope everyone enjoyed their Turkey 🦃 Day.
Happy Black Friday to anyone going out.
CarrieLynnCastro Catbat 13 days ago
Hi Catbat hope you and Dale had a nice turkey Dinner 😊

No black Friday
shopping for us yikes
no way 😨🛍🛍🛍😨
I want to live 🤣
Have a nice day😻
Bill_K 13 days ago
Good Afternoon, Everyone,

Gail and I just got back from BREAKFAST out!

Did the rest of you survive Thanksgiving as well?

MADave Bill_K 13 days ago
Bill I have Thanksgiving today
PatS Bill_K 13 days ago
We survived just fine. Did some errands today, plus laundry and boiling down the turkey bones for a fine pot of soup. Getting ready for midnight (11 Central) posting.
TheKodakKid 13 days ago
Nice assurance (I think?) that I’m not the only one who didn’t get out bright and early to go shopping.
MADave 13 days ago
Hey everyone just got back from the grocery store and I saw 2 children's books that looked interesting the first one was called who was Mister Rogers? and the other was called the story of Frankenstein no I didn't buy them!
JournalJeff2 13 days ago
Happy Black Friday!
T.C.F.T.B.L. should have been tomorrow`s movie, then we would have a black week-end.
Have a Great Day & Take Care!!
daleuhlmann 13 days ago
Hey, group, happy Black Friday!
Hi Dale thanks for that clip 😱
Have we seen Black Friday on Sven 🎩🤔
I remember seen it
I think 🎬
Have a nice evening🌠 Hi Catbat 😉
CarrieLynnCastro 14 days ago
🍁Hope everyone had a great and blessed Thanksgiving 🌻💝🌻

I wanted to get back on the blog today but hard to do busy with family 🦃 I Had a nice day 🦋

Sven I hope you had a great day 🌾🎩🌾
You are the best 🌻
Happy Thanksgiving!
See you later 👻
MADave CarrieLynnCastro 13 days ago
Our Thanksgiving is today yesterday we were at my niece's for just snacky food
CarrieLynnCastro MADave 13 days ago
Nice we love snack foods too 😋
Hope you and family
had a nice turkey dinner today🍁🌻🍁
Take care 🦋
StephanieStepStone 14 days ago
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
My week hectic, but happy enough.
Steph
Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving🍃🦋🍃
Stephanie.
MadisonRich 14 days ago
Happy Thanksgiving, all! No Black Friday for me, back to the salt mines tomorrow.
daleuhlmann 14 days ago
A "purr-fect" Thanksgiving day movie would be a 1971 movie called BLOOD FREAKS. It starred a Croatian bodybuilder named Steve Hawkes (his Americanized name) as a man who turns into a half-man, half-bird homicidal killer after unknowingly eating a turkey injected with a secret serum. Hey, Cleveland movie horror host The Ghoul (Ron Sweed) showed this in fall of 2,000, so how good could it have been? Regardless, it's still watchable and entertaining.
Catbat daleuhlmann 14 days ago
He looks like Owl from HR Pufn Stuf
daleuhlmann Catbat 14 days ago
Yes, he does!😆
daleuhlmann daleuhlmann 14 days ago
Actually, BLOOD FREAK (singular).
PatS daleuhlmann 13 days ago
We could have a 'Bird' month with this flick, La Carcagne, THE BIRDS and... hmmmm... nominees for #4? Gregory Peck? Frances Beakman? Ethel Wattles?...
MADave Catbat 13 days ago
Or even a relative of X the owl?
SvenAdministrator 14 days ago
The Thanksgiving message and system have been fixed. Only a slight glitch which has been attended to. Happy Thanksgiving.
Thank you, Sven Administrator!
Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!
Catbat Bill_K 14 days ago
Thanks Sven Administrator 🦃
Lynn SvenAdministrator 14 days ago
Kindest thanks!
Lynn 14 days ago
I am so thankful for "Svengoolie" and this wonderful blog family. I wish you all a joyful Thanksgiving!
Bill_K Lynn 14 days ago
Thanks, Lynn:

Hope yours is a good one, too!
Catbat Lynn 14 days ago
You too Lynn ❤️
gabste Lynn 14 days ago
You too Lynn !
MADave Lynn 13 days ago
Amen to that Lynn
Catbat 14 days ago
scottieO Catbat 14 days ago
A turkey or a giant pincushion?
daleuhlmann scottieO 14 days ago
Ah, the Muppets! Who doesn't like the Muppets?
Catbat scottieO 14 days ago
Bat 🦇 tastic Scottie O!
MADave scottieO 13 days ago
Funniest Swedish chef skit is the one where he’s replaced by the Swedish pig and he made popcorn so funny
JournalJeff2 14 days ago
Happy Turkey Day!
Have a Great Day & Take Care!!
Lynn JournalJeff2 14 days ago
You too, Journal Jeff!
Bill_K JournalJeff2 14 days ago
Have a great one as well!
scottieO 14 days ago
Attack of the 50ft. Turkey
"Back home we got a taxidermy man. He gonna have a heart attack when he see what I brung him."
DrClayton scottieO 14 days ago
There appears to be an entire cottage industry of "X riding a turkey" images...
SvenAdministrator 14 days ago
The blog and Thanksgiving message is NOT what Sven wrote to be posted today on this system. No idea why it is tied to Disqus or who actually wrote it. You may want to avoid commenting there since we have no idea where it came from. Hopefully the usual Saturday blog will be on the right system. Not sure if we can reach our IT people at this time.
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PatS daleuhlmann 14 days ago
Good catch, Dale!
daleuhlmann PatS 14 days ago
Thanks, Pat! I just wished I'd been more observant earlier.
Thanks, Sven Administrator. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Hmm....fake news rears it's ugly head yet again
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