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You Thought the Doctor Was No Longer in Practice? WRONG! It's the "Revenge of Frankenstein" -Tonight!

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Tonight on MeTV, we start off the holiday month with that surly old elf Victor Frankenstein, as always, constructing something far more sinister than toys- working under an alias in a new location ( not the North Pole- that as last week’s movie). While appearing to be a true benefactor, he’s actually making a list- of body parts- and checking it twice- in hopes of not ending up with another uncontrollable monster- as he sets out to take the  “Revenge of Frankenstein”!

This 1958 Hammer horror reveals now Baron Frankenstein escaped his death sentence supposedly fulfilled at the conclusion of “Curse of Frankenstein”. We find him a few years later, having set up a new practice in the town of Carlsbruck, and practicing medicine to an eager gaggle of wealthy female patients- whose only illness often seems to be heart palpitations when they visit the doctor!  This medical practitioner appears to have a charitable and noble agenda, since he also heads up a clinic for the poor. Though considered quite the model citizen -a young visitor from the local medical board named Hans seems to know the truth. He has recognized Victor- but has his own agenda- he won’t expose the doctor’s true identity- if he takes Hans on as an assistant in his secret experiments! Although Hans knows the Baron’s history of ungodly work- he finds it so exciting and groundbreaking that he wants to be a part of it!.

The Baron takes him on, and shows him his hidden laboratory, where another assistant, the malformed Karl, helps in preparations for new experiments- while hoping the doctor will see fit to give him a new, more perfect body. Hans and the Baron begin their quest to transplant a living brain into a single complete body- this time using a different tactic than previous attempts, with one assembled out of various parts from different victims. The end result- Karl’s wish is fulfilled, as his brain is successfully installed in a new body!

An unexpected development occurs when a pretty young lady, eager to serve  the poor, volunteers to join the staff of the doctor’s hospital. In her new role, she ends up tending to the “new” Karl, with no idea how he has arrived at his current state. Frankenstein’s grand plan is upset when Karl realizes that the doctor plans to take him on a world tour, touting his success by putting him on display as a scientific miracle. Karl has no desire to be on exhibit, like some kind of freak-and promptly escapes from the hospital!

Not only is Karl gone, but suddenly there is an additional problem- an animal specimen that a similar transplant was performed on suddenly becomes violent and dangerous. Hans worries that the same thing may happen to the missing Karl – but Victor downplays that possibility- until a series of murders occur… and it would seem that Frankenstein has, once again, created a monster!

Peter Cushing reprises his role of Baron Frankenstein, picking up where the previous Hammer film ended. You’ll  recognize other familiar faces from the famed studio, and we’ll tell you all about them. We’ll use “Svensurrounded” to turn some scenes from the film into some classic sitcoms, as well as taking a moment to bring back a beloved Sven parody of a certain favorite bawdy British comedian!

The full color “Revenge of Frankenstein” appears tonight at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central, or, if you’re not sure of time and channel where you are, please check your local listings, or at www.metv.com . As always, MeTV invites you to join the many fans who are “live –Tweeting ” during the program on Twitter, using the hashtag  #svengoolie . We’ve been among the top trending topics on Twitter nationally again the past few weeks! This morning, Chicago area viewers can again chill out with the classic “Thing from Another World” at 11 am on our main local station, CW26.

The great 20% off Cyber Week sale in our store is just about over- so check the merchandise out now! Every Sven item is 20% off- including the new holiday stuff and the Sven winter knit cap, as well as the Sven studio set – with action figure, coffin and tiny rubber chicken at the lowest price so far. The Sven coffee mugs, At Home box, Sven phone covers, and all the usual tee shirts and more are available, as I said, at 20% off!  Stock up on gifts or treat yourself before the sale ends! Just use the promo code METVHOLIDAY !

Join us tonight on MeTV for Hammered-out  vengeance- Frankenstein style!

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JournalJeff2 1 month ago
Everybody getting ready for the new blog
1MikeM JournalJeff2 21 days ago
Yes indeed!
MADave 1 month ago
Was there ever a Christmas themed episode of THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW with THE HARPERS?
FKrueger MADave 1 month ago
The Mamas Family Christmas episode was on last week.
Aceman2 1 month ago
The COVID vaccine was just Approved by FDA
Klaatu Aceman2 1 month ago
I wonder if Wolfsbane was used to make the vaccine. I heard it works wonders during the full moon.
Carl_N_Brown 1 month ago
For those bloggers cursing auto correct, wait til computers drive your car.
abc123 Carl_N_Brown 1 month ago
i will learn to drive manual transmission first!
Klaatu Carl_N_Brown 1 month ago

I swear auto-correct is programmed by people who don’t know grammar, word suggestions or sentence structure. And the latest version with my iPhone update is way worse than the previous version.
1MikeM 1 month ago
They wanted the title of this movie to be THE VAMPIRE RIDES AGAIN but that title makes it sound like a western (Kidding!)
Jack 1MikeM 1 month ago
Smile when you say that...
Aceman2 Jack 1 month ago
I bid you velcome podner.
JournalJeff2 Aceman2 1 month ago
That is funny
Carl_N_Brown 1MikeM 1 month ago
THE VAMPIRE RIDES AGAIN?
Wasn't that the lost sequel to BILLY THE KID vs DRACULA?
Carl_N_Brown 1MikeM 1 month ago
(exit blog left, ducking rubber chickens)
JournalJeff2 1 month ago
Happy Svengoolie Eve!
It is snowing here, so we will have a white Svengoolie Day!
Maybe somebody could come up with some lyrics for "I`m Dreaming of a White Svengoolie Day" So Dave can add it to his list.
MADave JournalJeff2 1 month ago
Yeah maybe Tombstone can do it ha!
MADave 1 month ago
Hey Kodakkid (Dwight) thanks for the cool birthday card I was trying to tell mom who was who she knew a few of the them only one I couldn't remember was the last one third row down it's Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman, creature from the black lagoon, the mummy,Bride of Frankenstein, Phantom of the opera, invisible man and ?
Aceman2 1 month ago
Happy Friday everyone
Jack JournalJeff2 1 month ago
Hey, Joe, where you goin’ with that gun in your hand?
JournalJeff2 Jack 1 month ago
All along the watch tower
The1Butler JournalJeff2 1 month ago
Dolly Dagger her loves so heavy it will make you stagger .🧛‍♀️
Jack The1Butler 1 month ago
Butterflies and zebras and moonbeams and fairy tales—that's all she ever thinks about
JournalJeff2 The1Butler 1 month ago
Dolly Dagger drinks blood from the jagged edge. She must be a Vampire, therefore this fits into tomorrow`s movie.
JournalJeff2 1 month ago
Happy Friday!
Have a Great Day & Take Care!!
PatS 1 month ago
Those curious about Hanukkah, I encourage you to get an Apocrypha and read both books of the Maccabees. The battle for the temple is just a bit part of the story. Possibly the only place in scriptures to tell the story of a guy crushed by an elephant. Yes, really.
Jack PatS 1 month ago
Props to Eleazar!One of these days, I’m gonna a build a lawn ornament for Khanike where Eleazar stabs the elephant and it falls on him every quarter hour!
Katink Jack 1 month ago
That would be cool!
daleuhlmann 1 month ago
This morning's PERRY MASON episode reunited Jeff Morrow and Rex Reason from THIS ISLAND EARTH and THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US
Klaatu daleuhlmann 1 month ago
Perry is 2-hours away for me, but I’ll check it out after I watch Leave It To Beaver, the show where Ward Cleaver always wears a tie and June Cleaver wears a pearl necklace 24/7😆
Klaatu daleuhlmann 1 month ago
But where are the Metalunas?
daleuhlmann Klaatu 1 month ago
Good question, Klaatu. I just wish I had a good answer!
Catbat 1 month ago
Good Svengoolie Saturday Eve Morning All!
gabste Catbat 1 month ago
Hello Catbat ! 😊
Jack gabste 1 month ago
Here ya go, Catbat!
Catbat gabste 1 month ago
Howdy Gabste 🙋
Catbat Jack 1 month ago
Thanks Jack 👍
The1Butler 1 month ago
So when the vampire makes his return , I hope he doesn't have to wait in those long lines after xmas .
daleuhlmann The1Butler 1 month ago
He'd have to make his return during the store's evening hours.
Catbat The1Butler 1 month ago
And he better have his receipt
Klaatu daleuhlmann 1 month ago
Or during early Senior hours😋
Jack Catbat 1 month ago
“Oh, I am sorry. It vould appear the receipt has… bled.”
The1Butler The1Butler 1 month ago
Probably it's that ranch dressing with garlic .🦇
MADave 1 month ago
Hi group I'm trying to write my version of TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Svengoolie style hopefully it'll be done by next week I'll either post it here or send it to Rich
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PatS MADave 1 month ago
Should I re-post "The Nightmare before during and after) Svengoolie"? My own take on the poem, posted four or five years ago. "When there on my widescreen, a whoop and a clatter / Convinced me that something was gravely the matter..."
I didn't know that is it available somewhere?
Katink PatS 1 month ago
Speaking as a new person on the blog, I'd love to see your parody, PatS!
1MikeM 1 month ago
Here's a few more songs for Dave's Christmas playlist:
Little Saint Nick by The Beach Boys
Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth by Jack Black and Jason Segel
Dominick the Donkey by Lou Monte
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1MikeM gabste 1 month ago
Hey gabste, they have an animated video on youtube with those guys doing that song.
Katink daDoctah 1 month ago
As a Chicago area native, I grew up with "Suzy Snwowflake" and "Hard rock and Coco and Joe" on WGN children's shows including Ray Raynor and Garfield Goose.
gabste 1MikeM 1 month ago
Thank you ! I look for it !
Jack 1MikeM 1 month ago
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly do a spot-on recreation of the David Bowie and Bing Crosby "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy” duet from the 1977 Bing Crosby Christmas Special—well, almost spot-on, it was on Funny or Die. The Monarch and Mrs. Dr. The Monarch (formerly Dr. Girlfriend) have also done a recreation of the Bowie/Crosby duet. Guess who sang Der Bingle’s part?
Aceman2 1 month ago

A cinema in New York City showing ‘Return of The Vampire’, and offering a bond for every seat, in the ‘Back the Attack’ World War II war bond campaign, 1943.
daleuhlmann Aceman2 1 month ago
Thank you, Aceman2, for this blast from the past!
Klaatu Aceman2 1 month ago
What a great poster. I shows that back then, like now, people really needed diversion from the stresses of daily life. Last time I was in my local AMC theater, they had tremendous posters (3-D & animated), to attract viewers to see the movies. Great stuff.
Jack Klaatu 1 month ago
What a bill with _Return of the Vampire”! Popeye “Jolly Good Furlough” (Famous Studios distributed by Paramount), Pluto (actually it’s Goofy) “The Olympic Champ” (Walt Disney Productions distributed by RKO in the 1940s), a George Pal Puppetoon “Jasper Goes Fishing” (the Jasper series deserves more comment than space permits here) and newsreels by Pathé and Universal. Would they even allow a bill like this today, unless Disney owned them all?
DrClayton Aceman2 1 month ago
Here come the Jerries!
gabste Aceman2 1 month ago
Looks like good times !
TheKodakKid 1 month ago
Hanukkah begins at sundown today. Best wishes to TexasDeb, Jack and all our other bloggers who will be celebrating this time of joy and wonder over the next 8 days.


Tomorrow at Story Time at the Kodak Library, the children will be learning about Hanukkah, getting materials to take home to make their own dreidel, and receiving some gelt.
Jack TheKodakKid 1 month ago
Thanks, Kodak! I was going to save this for the evening, but I might as well post it now...
daDoctah Jack 1 month ago
Or if you prefer another franchise:

daleuhlmann TheKodakKid 1 month ago
By all means, happy Hannukah to all of our Jewish friends on the blog!
Jack daDoctah 1 month ago
Many people know about latkes or potato pancakes, but other fried foods are eaten for Chanukah, including jelly doughnuts which are also called Berliners.
Lynn TheKodakKid 1 month ago
A very happy Hanukkah to all who observe.
DrClayton Jack 1 month ago
"Ich bin ein Berliner!"
Matt 1 month ago
Hey MODERATOR !
I need to know why I was banned.
Outline exactly what I said.
SvenAdministrator Matt 1 month ago
We warned not to give away who played the Thing. You decided to be clever and reveal it.
Matt SvenAdministrator 1 month ago
Never heard that warning prick.
daleuhlmann 1 month ago
In regards to the Me TV websIte piece on Ernie "Ghoulardi" Anderson that Berwyn1979 had mentioned, it was very informative, but, as a couple of the comments following the article pointed out, it did not mention Anderson's later announcing work on THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW, nor the fact that he occasionally appeared in some small bit parts on the program. Also, despite what the article said, Ghoulardi's SHOCK THEATER NEVER showed the Universal horror classics. Instead, he primarily showed 1950s and early 1960s drive-in-type titles from the AIP, Allied Artists, and United Artists film libraries, such as THE SHE-CREATURE, ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS, and CURSE OF THE FACELESS MAN. WJW, Channel 8, which produced and aired Ghoulardi's show, didn't acquire the classic Universal package until the fall of 1971, when the station purchased these films from Cleveland's WKBF, Channel 61. At that point, Ghoulard's successors, Hoolihan and Big Chuck, started showing them on Channel 8 for about the following eight-and-a-half years
Berwyn1979 daleuhlmann 1 month ago
Yes I to notice that it was lacking in some details but I still found it cool and thought I share it with you. I pointed out Erine being by Tim's side on The Carol Burnett Show and on Tim's many TV shows in the comments. I also wish they could have put a picture of him as Ghoulardi and not just him on Drew Carey's T-shirt (although that was cool). Oh well, live and let live.
Berwyn1979 Berwyn1979 1 month ago
In case you care. I'm LucyI'mHome1951 on MeTV page. I made that page long before I came on here. That's why the titles are different.
daleuhlmann Berwyn1979 1 month ago
Oh, thanks, Berwyn, by all means, for sharing this blast from the past with us! I actually have very fuzzy memories of Ghoulardi, but much clearer memories of his Channel 8 Friday night successors, Hoolihan and Big Chuck, and of his Channel 61, Saturday night protegee and imitator, Ron ("The Ghoul") Sweed.
TheKodakKid Berwyn1979 1 month ago
Berwyn1979, good to know your other handle on the MeTV site.

One question I have. What is this “Drew Carey Show” that they talked about? I don’t ever remember seeing it on MeTV. (Although an awful lot of folks who are on shows on MeTV turn up on that show). Surely they aren’t talking about something that can be seen on another network (and there are no other networks.)
1MikeM Berwyn1979 1 month ago
Drew Carey is a funny guy! He was a guest on the Tonight Show w/Johnny Carson. Johnny called him over to the desk and said "You're funny" Carey replied "Thanks, you're funny too" Johnny laughed.
Aceman2 1 month ago
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Jack Aceman2 1 month ago
That’s the Mexican poster. For some reason, the title in Spain was _El Retorno del Vampiro_.
Aceman2 Jack 1 month ago
Did I at least get the American poster right?
Jack Aceman2 1 month ago
It reads “Printed in U.S.A” on the bottom border—that’s a good indication!
Jack Aceman2 1 month ago
Looking at stills of Matt Wills in werewolf makeup, he looks like a cross between Henry Hull in _Werewolf of London_ and Tommy Kirk transforming in _The Shaggy Dog_ with a little of Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Boy thrown in for good measure. Yet the way his head is cropped in the American poster—eliminating the pointy ears—he looks more like Lon Chaney, Jr.’s Wolf Man.
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