Screaming Yellow Theater (Svengoolie) - "Show #5 - Riddle Time" (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.

With no clapboard segments, we can only guess that this was Break #4 (from "Show #5") - although on these master tapes sometimes they didn't save all of the breaks, so this could be Break #5 or Break #6 for all we know. This one features a riddle by Sven.

Note he also mentions tonight's "first" flick - meaning there were two, again evidence that this was from later in the run of Svengoolie when they showed two movies a night as opposed to one in the very early days.

The song you hear at one point 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)

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





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Note he also mentions tonight's "first" flick - meaning there were two, again evidence that this was from later in the run of Svengoolie when they showed two movies a night as opposed to one in the very early days.

The song you hear at one point 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)

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

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