Ygor and the Monster Enlist Help in a Fiendish Plot- Haunted by the "Ghost of Frankenstein"- Tonight!

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Happy first Saturday night of 2019!  We’ve decided to kick off the new year right by bringing you  a classic movie from Universal's Frankenstein series- wrapped in a classic Sven show featuring a certain varnished sort of version of Sven - PLUS new content, including a fetching female who's dealt with “Ash VS Evil Dead" and a peek at our yearly visit to one of our favorite Halloween events- we’re Ygor to again show you ( see what I did there?) the  "Ghost of Frankenstein"!

We return to the quaint village that Dr. Frankenstein called home- where outraged citizens have endured enough terror and heartbreak, living in the shadow of tragedies that the Frankenstein family have inflicted on them. They decide to destroy what's left of the Frankenstein castle, where the sinister hunchback Ygor still resides! They storm the castle, ready to level the cursed place. Ygor realizes he must escape, and heads down to the castle's catacombs- where he discovers the Monster, hidden and preserved in sulfur (after his fall into the sulfur pit in "Son of Frankenstein"). Even more amazing- the Monster is still alive! The hunchback and the weakened Monster manage to sneak  away from the mob destroying the castle, into a thunderstorm- where a freak lightning strike helps to re- energize the undying creature! Ygor is encouraged by this- perhaps his “friend” can be restored to his old powerful self- but it will take another Frankenstein to do so. There is just one, to his knowledge- the lone Frankenstein offspring in the area-Ludwig Frankenstein.

The Monster and his creepy caretaker set out to find Ludwig- ending up in Vasaria , where Ludwig has taken up his practice, to great acclaim. He has made a major breakthrough in brain surgery- being able to remove a damaged brain- repair it- and then put it BACK in the patient's skull - totally cured! He's been assisted by two colleagues- Dr Kettering, and Dr. Bohmer- who was originally his teacher, but was disgraced after a surgical error. Bohmer is grateful for Ludwig’s trust- but also bitter and jealous of his protege.

Once in Vasaria, Ygor and the Monster naturally can’t help but make a scene- when the Monster innocently tries to help a young girl retrieve her ball. The townspeople, familiar with what the Monster has done with another small girl ( the one he thought would float like a flower) think the massive brute has snatched the child, and after a mighty scuffle, he is taken into custody! Ygor hides from the crowd and is dismayed by their capture of the creature. He realizes that only Dr Frankenstein might be able to save his father's creation. By coincidence, the town authorities also feel that perhaps the doctor can help them deal with the huge silent brute they have restrained. Ygor drops by the doctor’s clinic, and , in no uncertain terms, tells the doctor that he will reveal Ludwig’s full family history to the locals unless he steps in to help the Monster.

Ludwig’s visit to town to help the authorities with their powerful captive results in the Monster escaping from the police, aided by Ygor, and taking refuge in Ludwig’s headquarters; the doctor's lovely daughter finding out the truth about her father's family; and Ludwig finding himself at odds with destroying the monster through dissection- or restoring him to his previous power, as he is urged to do by- his father's ghost! (Yes, that’s where the title of this movie comes from!) Bohmer's jealousy and yearning to have his previous standing in the scientific community restored leads to some double-crossing as he aligns himself with Ygor -to pull off a dastardly plan that can only make the Monster even more deadly!

This 1942 film falls in the Frankenstein series between 'Son of Frankenstein" and "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man". It gives us another masterful performance by Bela Lugosi as Ygor- with big Lon Chaney Jr. as the Monster. The fine actor Sir Cedric Hardwicke is Ludwig, Lionel Atwill is his aide Bohmer, and stock Universal player Evelyn Ankers is Ludwig’s daughter Elsa. We'll talk about the cast and the production, and provide some new special segments, including a visit with the funny and fabulous Dana Delorenzo of the “Ash VS Evil Dead" TV show- and the first part of some of the excitement we encountered at this year’s “Nightmare on Chicago Street” celebration in Elgin, IL. The whole movie is framed around Sven's "brother" Fraido taking over the show- out to prove he’s even more of a dummy than Sven!

"Ghost of Frankenstein" hits your screen on MeTV tonight at 8pm eastern/pacific, 7 central – if necessary, check local listings and/or the info at for time and channel in your area. Once again- if you’re setting your DVR to record- double check what they are listing our show as-  it could be the show title Svengoolie or the movie title. Chicago area viewers can make one more trip to the “Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women” at 11 am on WCIU, the U !

We were again trending high on Twitter nationally last week- feel free to join the Tweeters during the program, using the hashtag #svengoolie .

Yes, we still have the latest Sven action figure available- our powers that be made sure we would have an ample supply- but I wouldn’t delay in purchasing one! You can check it out at our store here on the site.

As we start a new year, let me again thank you all for your support and loyalty to our program- the show just keeps getting more popular, thanks to you! I hope 2019 will indeed bring you success and happiness, just as you continue to bring me.

Join us tonight as Ygor conjures the “Ghost of Frankenstein” on MeTV!

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MADave 21 months ago
Goodnight all and good luck to first blogger of the week
Matt 21 months ago
Ughhhhh thank God this week is over.

Happy Sci-fi Friday everyone.
DrClayton 21 months ago
Will have to miss out on tomorrow night's frivolity due to a gig, but y'all have a big time!
MADave 21 months ago
I’m watching FOLLOW THAT DREAM on dvd and I have a question I know there’s a character from THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW in this movie who was the actor and what was his character?
daleuhlmann MADave 21 months ago
You're thinking of Howard McNear, who played Floyd the Barber on the show.
MADave daleuhlmann 21 months ago
That’s it thanks dale I kept thinking Howard Sprague
daleuhlmann MADave 21 months ago
Sure thing, MADave!
MrGotham 21 months ago
since i’m 1/2 italian🇮🇹 1/2 Castillian🇪🇸last night was pizzette & calzonè Italiano tonight friday fish so a Southern Castillian specialty per Barcelona is quite apropos, seafood Paélla,
jumbo shrimp, clams, mussels, langostino, chorizo sausage, yellow rice, peas, cracked spanish olives, slow cooked. Bon appetitè
I will save some for Saturday’s feature!
Raycav00 MrGotham 21 months ago
save me some PLEEEEEEZE
abc123 MrGotham 21 months ago
that looks so good. i will be making some omelettes with three meats and two cheeses for diner.
BirdBrain 21 months ago
Has anyone watched The Cool Kids sitcom on Fox? I kind of like it. Has a good cast - Vicki Lawrence, David Allan Grier, Leslie Jordan, and Martin Mull. Also Jamie Farr and Max Gail in minor roles.
TheKodakKid BirdBrain 21 months ago
We’ve been asked not to discuss other shows currently on other networks, since Svengoolie is on the MeTV Network and this website is supported by MeTV.
Catbat BirdBrain 21 months ago
Please Do not mention other networks here.
PatS BirdBrain 21 months ago
They all said it. But of course Vicki Lawrence, Jamie Farr and others are seen on MeTV all the time! Of course their other endeavors are of interest here. Darn, it's hard to figure out the rules at first.
Catbat 21 months ago
OK gang check it out! My favorite place to eat. Dale will give you his opinion in March.
This is the place
And this is the slogan!
daleuhlmann Catbat 21 months ago
Is it March yet? AAARRR!
Lynn Catbat 21 months ago
Oh, I love it!
DrClayton Catbat 21 months ago
I'm a doctor, Jim - not a pirate!
CarrieLynnCastro 21 months ago
Good morning Dale
have a great day it's Friday 🎉
Good morning, Carrie-same to you. Vacation (which included the most wonderful Christmas and New Year's I've ever spent) is about over, as I must return to work on Monday. It's really something: Catbat brought 40-50 degree weather with her during those two lovely weeks, and, the day she had to return home, temps suddenly nosedived into the 20's, with snow. Coincidence? I THINK NOT! (LOL) Well, it will be only about six weeks until I visit her during March spring break. One of the things we'd love to do during that week would be to have a Super Sci-Fi Sven Saturday with you and Scottie O--the last one I was able to attend was a blast!

Meanwhile, have a great day and a wonderful weekend, Carrie.
CarrieLynnCastro 21 months ago
Good morning Lynn
have a very nice day
and do happy things
for yourself 💝
Lynn CarrieLynnCastro 21 months ago
Thank you, Carrie! The very same to you. That has, indeed been what I've been up to today. Darned good thing that doing laundry makes me unreasonably happy, though!😎
CarrieLynnCastro 21 months ago
Happy Friday 🤓
Good morning got up early for no reason☕
my coffee was calling

The sun is out 🌞 the fog is gone! Really bad fog
last in the country then moved in late night at my place 🌫🌫
The central valley gets
really bad fog dangerous
to drive in 🚗....

Staying home today
got to get the 🎅🎄decorations packed away gosh!

The sun is out very very bright 😎 so checking the garden out today
🌹🤗🌺 Rain everyday for next week wow ☔ my garden loves it🌱

Here are Friday already
got here fast 😁 Sven
aren't we lucky see you tomorrow night 👻

Have a great Friday
everyone love yourself
TheKodakKid 21 months ago
Some celebrity birthdays of note.

Actor Mitchell Ryan is 85. Very good actor in whatever role he plays. Folks from this blog probably remember him best for his time on “Dark Shadows”.

Director Joel Zwick is 77. He has been responsible for some great comedy on both the small and big screen. Hope someone fixed him a big fat Greek birthday cake.

Country singer and actress Naomi Judd is 73. Arguably her two biggest hits are Wynonna and Ashley.

From the “this person’s birthday may make you feel old” file:
Former child actress Dawn Lyn is 56. She was a regular during the final years of “My Three Sons”. Of course, we saw her just recently on “Wonder Woman” in an episode with her brother Leif Garrett.

A historical highlight:
On this date in 1964, Surgeon General Luther Terry issued a report titled “Smoking and Health”, which eventually lead to a dramatic decrease in smoking on TV and the movies.
daleuhlmann TheKodakKid 21 months ago
After Mitchell Ryan left the serial, Anthony George played his role of Burke Devlin, Victoria Winters' first boyfriend, and then, briefly Jeremiah Collins (Barnabas' brother) during the early part of the 1795 flashback storyline.
Catbat 21 months ago
Good Svengoolie Saturday Eve Morning All!
Will have to miss Perry Mason this morning have a stupid doc appointment.
On the other hand my Batman tat is healing nicely. (See what I did there)
At least the fog 🌫️is holding off. Yesterday we couldn't even see the end of the court.
Lynn Catbat 21 months ago
Be well, Catbat.
TheKodakKid Catbat 21 months ago
“Couldn’t even see the end of the court”. Are you out practicing for a rematch with David in a rubber chicken throwing contest? My money would be on you. He might have youth and skill, but you have age and treachery on your side.
CarrieLynnCastro Catbat 21 months ago
Catbat 😻
Good morning yes very bad dangerous fog last night 🤤 bad to drive in!

So happy you are home rest well 🏡

Hope you had a nice visit 💓

Take care talk too you soon ☎️
Trout Catbat 21 months ago
Catbat, hope everything checks out with the checkup. The colors of your Battoo are so vibrant, I thought it might have been a temp! Rethinking, the selection for your other hand is obvious. If that space is taken, there's always others. 😉
Trout TheKodakKid 21 months ago
Love that, KodakKid, beats youth and exuberance every time!
BirdBrain Trout 21 months ago
These tats are gorgeous
MADave 21 months ago
Alan Hale Jr on Perry Mason I looked it up and this episode aired almost 1 year before he became Jonas Grumby (aka) The Skipper on Gilligan’s Island
daleuhlmann MADave 21 months ago
I think that's also the episode that included Diana Millay, who played Laura Collins on DARK SHADOWS. She was also in a Tarzan movie, TARZAN AND THE GREAT RIVER, with Mike Henry as the jungle swinger, along with stand-up comedian/actor Jan Murray providing comedy relief as a seedy riverboat captain. I remember Murray on THE HOLLYWOOD SQUARES being asked about his role in the then-upcoming movie, and whether or not he was playing Tarzan. He answered, "Are you kidding? I don't even have enough strength to play Jane!"
MADave 21 months ago
Good morning MADave reporting for Perry Mason
CarrieLynnCastro 21 months ago
Good Night 😴
See you in the
morning ☕
MADave 21 months ago
Please excuse me but I need to leave the court room tonight but I’ll be here for the 9am case good night all!
CarrieLynnCastro 21 months ago
Did not take my decorations down
went to help with
my mom's first 🎅
It was a nice visit.

Will take down mine
tomorrow🎄I'm so
ready 😉
It was so foggy coming
from my mom's house
really bad 🌫🌫
But all at once it was gone when we got into town 😊 so relived!

Will try to stay up for Perry Mason but I always fall asleep 😩😴

Have a nice night 🌒

MrGotham 21 months ago
Tonight for the family prepared these Neopolitano piccolo pizzetti , and Siciliano Calzone with fresh ricotta and buffalo mozzarella
learned how to make them from my
Grandmother who was from Napoli
A nice chianti will go well.
TheKodakKid MrGotham 21 months ago
We’ll all come over to watch Svengoolie at your house if you’ll make that for us. Sven, Doug, and crew might show up too.
Ravenwoman MrGotham 21 months ago
Wow! Quite the combo! An Italian Spaniard! Temper, temper! 🤣🗽
1MikeM MrGotham 21 months ago
Molto buono!
Catbat 1MikeM 21 months ago
And where have you been young man. Did you bring a note? Haha 😂
You've left me with mediocre Blue Moon. Haha
1MikeM Catbat 21 months ago
Howdy Catbat, yes I do have a note and it's from Epstein's mother. The note reads "Please excuse 1MikeM from posting comments on Svengoolie's blog because he is too busy packing away the Christmas decorations. It is quite a chore, yes indeed it is quite a chore." Well I was thinking about changing my name to Juan Luis Pedro Felipo de Huevos O'Brien. (Well I gotta have some Irish in the name there somewhere, right?) Only kidding. I'll post some comments when I can. I'll stop by on Saturday. In the meantime please enjoy your Blue Moon beer. Cheers!
Catbat 21 months ago
Scatman Crothers and Dean Martin on Angels tonight!
MADave Catbat 21 months ago
Hong Kong Phooey number 1 superguy
daleuhlmann Catbat 21 months ago
Loved Scatman Crothers in the Stanley Kubrick-directed version of THE SHINING.
BirdBrain daleuhlmann 21 months ago
I got a kick out of Scatman on the Laverne and Shirley “Murder on the Moosejaw Express”
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