Screaming Yellow Theater (Svengoolie) - "Show #5" (Closing, 1972)

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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 is the closing segment from what we assume is still "Show #5". Here Sven sings a parody of "When Your Smiling" and does one of his bedtime stories (poem) with the intro, "Brush your fangs, comb your face, drink your milk before it clots, and bite momma good night..." (a bit which was used again by Rich Koz on Son of Svengoolie)

The song you hear in the background at parts is 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)

The ending "song" - sung by a young kid as "da-da's" - it took me a while to make it out but this is a famous instrumental that used to accompany magic acts (I believe) or other feats of skill. Anyone know what the name of the actual tune is?

This aired on local Chicago TV on a Friday likely in June of 1972.





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The song you hear in the background at parts is 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)

The ending "song" - sung by a young kid as "da-da's" - it took me a while to make it out but this is a famous instrumental that used to accompany magic acts (I believe) or other feats of skill. Anyone know what the name of the actual tune is?

This aired on local Chicago TV on a Friday likely in June of 1972. " /> Share

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