Screaming Yellow Theater (Svengoolie) - "Show #5 - Song 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 #3 (from "Show #5") - although on these master tapes sometimes they didn't save all of the breaks, so this could be Break #4 or Break #5 for all we know. This one features "Svengoolie Song Time" with Sven doing a parody of "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" by Jim Croce, which was released in May 1972. This once again gives strong evidence to this dating to June of 1972.

Regarding the Bruce Cabot reference again - he died on May 3rd 1972 - so maybe that was the reason for it.

Check out the Bette Midler T-Shirt on the skull-headed dummy - she appeared on the original Svengoolie show as seen in this repurposed clip from Son of Svengoolie (via The Koz Zone). So perhaps her appearance was around the time that this aired.

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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Regarding the Bruce Cabot reference again - he died on May 3rd 1972 - so maybe that was the reason for it.

Check out the Bette Midler T-Shirt on the skull-headed dummy - she appeared on the original Svengoolie show as seen in this repurposed clip from Son of Svengoolie (via The Koz Zone). So perhaps her appearance was around the time that this aired.

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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