Screaming Yellow Theater (Svengoolie) - "Eyeball Calisthenics" (1972)
Here's a segment from Screaming Yellow Theater - the original Svengoolie, which aired on WFLD Channel 32 from 1970-1973. Svengoolie was played by Jerry G. Bishop.
This Break #6 from an unknown episode number features a Svengoolie "public service" - eyeball calisthenics to help you stay awake!
You also get to see one of the rare times that Svengoolie appears without wearing his sunglasses.
I'm thinking that "SYT Theater #1" as the clapboard person says, refers to the fact that it's Movie #1. (2 movies a night were shown for most of the run of SYT) But then why does Sven say that we'll return for more of the second "SYT flick"? (Which implies they were already into the second movie?)
According to the TV listings, the two movies shown this night were "Return From The Past" (verified by what Svengoolie himself says in the Break #1) and "The Woman Who Came Back".
The song you hear in the background was Svengoolie's theme song, the 1958 instrumental "Rumble" by Link Wray and his Ray Men. (with a loop of some screams added for good measure)
At the end we get to see a slide of sorts for Screaming Yellow Theater - looks like the same font as what is on the Svengoolie sweatshirt. This is the only existing clip with this graphic.
Directed by Phil Doty.
This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, March 3rd 1972.
Date Uploaded: 05/28/2009
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