OUTSTANDING!! I've heard about this show...now to see a clip!
Thank You so much, Rick! :) Comment posted by Matt on Monday, September 16th 2013 at 9:29pm.
They just paid tribute to Jerry G on METV'S Saturday Night Svengoolie. A very nice tribute. They showed a few seconds of this very clip! Comment posted by Matt on Saturday, September 21st 2013 at 7:56pm.
Cool, I'm glad they were able to work that in. Did it look like they used our exact clip or was it a better quality version of it? If the former, it's too bad they didn't contact me; I could have provided them with a DVD copy - probably would have been better quality than showing the flash video clip. In any case it's nice they were able to honor Jerry G. :-) Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Sunday, September 22nd 2013 at 11:44am.
Rick, I just looked at the show again. I recorded it on DVD. The clip doesn't look as good as the copy you have here. Comment posted by Matt on Sunday, September 22nd 2013 at 3:16pm.
I can send you a copy of the show if you'd like Rick. :)
The audio of the program was not the best, apparently due to our local METV affiliate, KUBE-TV, here in Houston, having audio problems. I checked the cable from which I recorded the program, with a portable digital TV I have. The audio issue was the same on both. The video is excellent, though. Sounds as though you're listening the audio through a tin can. Comment posted by Matt on Sunday, September 22nd 2013 at 3:24pm.
I DVR'd it too. The audio and video are good and clear, but is joined already-in-progress by a second or two (the Denver METV affiliate was a hair late coming out of Star Trek), it comes in partway through the first sentence. Comment posted by OddityArchive on Sunday, September 22nd 2013 at 5:36pm.
Oddity...sounds like they, the Denver affiliate, overbooked the break. (had 3:30 local commercial break when it should have been 2:30.) That was often a problem in Charlotte as well. A pain. Comment posted by Matt on Sunday, September 22nd 2013 at 11:54pm.
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I'm so glad this footage has turned up--I remembered seeing Creature Features in the late '70s and early '80s, but every historical reference I could find on the Interwebs told me that it ended in May 1976, so I assumed my memory was just wrong...until now! I also remember the simple opening with the blue slide. I must have been up late during summer vacation to see it, and I don't know which movie I saw (Kronos, maybe, since I remember seeing that on CF, though it only aired once in the "classic" era...when I was 9), but I remember being shocked (and thrilled!) to see it still on the air. I still have dreams about the show, too--usually that somebody has at least briefly revived it and I've stumbled across it on cable. (You listening Antenna TV? Cozi? This?)
These puppets were later used on a show called I.N.K. -- Interesting News for Kids. I thought it was on WMAQ, but maybe I'm wrong on that. The mic was named Mike Rafone, (get it?), and the show also featured a character who was a spider that looked like a black glove with a huge black pin cushion sewn onto the top of it. This is the ONLY reference I've seen to the show in years.