Nowhere to Run- Nowhere to Hyde? "Son of Dr. Jekyll"- Tonight!

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It’s another “like father, like son” comparison tonight on MeTV-  though those pushing the family similarities are more sensationalists out to cause trouble- as the young offspring of the two-faced “good doctor turned savage monster” learns of his family heritage, and sets out to clear his father’s tarnished reputation- only to head down a similar sinister road- claiming his birthright as the “Son of Dr. Jekyll”!

The story opens as the senior Jekyll, after committing a horrendous act, flees from an angry mob – heading to his lab- and meeting his demise while trying to escape. Two of the doctor’s close friends –Utterson and Lanyon- witness the scene, and head back to the scene of the crime- finding  Jekyll’s now-orphaned baby son. It is decided that Utterson will raise the child, not letting him know about his horrid family history.

Thirty years have gone by- and young Edward is engaged to Utterson’s lovely niece Lynn. There is some bad news , though- Edward is being expelled from the science academy for performing unorthodox experiments! It is right about that time when Utterson and Lanyon decide that Edward should know the truth about his father- as the time has come for him to gain his inheritance. Edward gets the news, and the key to his father’s old place- and decides to move in. When he finds his father’s old laboratory- he feels compelled to continue his dad’s work- and prove that the formula he created could change human behavior- and that his father was indeed NOT a monster in real life. Of course, he is also battling public perception- while local “news” people set him up in what appear to be violent circumstances, causing his neighbors to be frightened that the son is indeed a successor to the evil Hyde!

He continues his experimentation- but other hidden agendas cause conflict for him, putting his career and life in peril! Has Edward used his father’s formula to go to the dark side of human nature- and again prey upon the frightened populace?

This 1951 film is thought to be a sort of sequel to the 1941 Spencer Tracy “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”- though it adds a twist to that film’s conclusion. We’ll introduce cast members, including Louis Hayward as the doctor’s son. We’ll also provide a new song, a less-than hair-raising product, and  another edition of the popular Sven game, “Too Drawn Out”!

We’ve been told that some providers are listing our show this week as the movie title instead of as “Svengoolie”- so, if you plan on setting your system to record it- PLEASE check how your provider has the show listed. We don’t want you to miss it!

"Son of Dr. Jekyll" makes his appearance tonight on MeTV at 8pm eastern/pacific, 7 central, or, if you need more information on where and when to find the show in your area, just check your local listings, or at .You can also join the horde of Sven fans on Twitter  during the show, who live-Tweet as the show runs, using the hashtag #svengoolie . All that Tweeting continues to keep us trending nationally every week! In the Chicago area, viewers can get one more visit to the “House of Dracula” this morning at 11 am on WCIU, the U.

If you’re in the Milwaukee area tonight, you can record our show and come visit me live at the Midwest Gaming Classic at the Wisconsin Center from 6 to 8 pm. You can also play all sorts of games- for free- with admission! Find all the information under the “appearances” tab here on our site.

You only have until midnight, April 20th, to get in your votes in the Rondo Awards! The awards committee has stated that some of the categories are very close- so your vote is important in deciding the favorites in horror and science fiction! Vote in as many or as few categories as you wish- but follow all the instructions, so your vote will count! Yes, I’m again nominated as “favorite horror host” – but I urge you to vote for WHOEVER your favorite is! The ballot is at 

There will be some great things happening associated with this being the anniversary year of me becoming Sven 40 years ago. We hope to reveal a few very soon, so keep checking back here!

And- join us tonight to see if the rotten apple indeed does not fall far from the tree- as we see if you can run- but- can you Hyde?

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Geo 5 days ago
I am not sure how to reply to others, but thanks for tips about watching Svengoolie again. I lost him when I dumped cable, going to try rabbit ears.
scottieO Geo 5 days ago
Welcome to the blog. Good luck to ya with 'em ears!
(click "Reply" at bottom of a post, type in what you want and then hit "Post")
Catbat Geo 5 days ago
A lot of us run on rabbit ears. I ain't paid for tv for at least 8 years. you'll get used to it. As for replying just tap on the little black box that says reply under the persons post
Bill_K Geo 5 days ago

Welcome to the Board!
Geo scottieO 5 days ago
Hey thanks, I think I got it.
Geo Bill_K 5 days ago
Thanks Bill
Geo Catbat 5 days ago
Oh now I get it, thanks to all for the input
Matt 5 days ago
Happy Sci-fi Friday everyone !!!

God what a horrible week. Thank God for this blog ! This is a sanctuary from the hell of the week.
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Matt scottieO 5 days ago
You said it !
Catbat Matt 5 days ago
Yep and this one has some doozies
Matt Catbat 5 days ago
Can't wait !
Catbat Matt 5 days ago
I don't have this one on tape so I won't be able to watch along with you Easties but I'll be blogging with you anyway
scottieO 5 days ago
This is for you, catbat!
Catbat scottieO 5 days ago
Love it! Thanks, my Beloved Batman combined with one of my all time favsThe Flintstones! Purr fect
scottieO Catbat 5 days ago
Fantastic, glad you liked it!
Geo Catbat 5 days ago
Going to look for rabbit ears today. Thanks again.
1MikeM 5 days ago
Looks like my celebrity birthdays post disappeared. Well anyway HB to James Franco and Tim Curry.
Ravenwoman 1MikeM 5 days ago
Cheese! 🧀😆😘🗽
Catbat 1MikeM 5 days ago
Very Big Happy Birthday to Tim Curry. He is now the same age as my Dad. He can be his own clown at his party!
Geo 5 days ago
I still cannot watch Svengoolie to get my Saturday night fix. Still looking into options. I cut cable and lost Sven, no I wonder if it was worth it. Saturdays are not the same anymore.
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Catbat daleuhlmann 5 days ago
A picture says a thousand words Dear
daleuhlmann Catbat 5 days ago
Yes, they do dear!💘
1MikeM daleuhlmann 5 days ago
scottieO daleuhlmann 5 days ago
If you outlaw human feet, only rabbits will be outlaws.
Ravenwoman 5 days ago
Hay! 🐴 What the fig? My post is Dra-gone, too! 😂🐉🐲 Oh, well! 🙄😏

Just flying in to say G'nite anyway! The doctor will have me on heavy duty antibiotics 🚽🏃‍♀️💨 and steroids (cortisone) to git me breathing fire again! I shall be bouncing off the ceiling for the next two weeks. 🤪🤦‍♀️

Raycav00 Ravenwoman 5 days ago
Chicken Soup 🍲 lots of fluids, some R & R and you’ll be bright eyed bushy tailed🐿and good as new. 🐝 well
Ravenwoman Raycav00 5 days ago
Many thanks, love! Or...I will just 🐸! LOL! Only kidding! 😁🗽
Raycav00 5 days ago
Loved Puff & Jackie but This is the saddest song of my youth.
NeganRules Raycav00 5 days ago
omg you stole my thunder i was going to post Puff !
it is kinda melancholy at the end
Ravenwoman Raycav00 5 days ago
Aw! How sweet, darlin'! 😘
Ravenwoman NeganRules 5 days ago
Like we say in New York, "you slow, you blow"! Or...puff? 🌬💨😉
MADave 5 days ago
Correct me if I’m wrong but wasn’t the dragon’s name Elliott in Pete’s Dragon?
Catbat MADave 5 days ago
Yes it was MADave
DrClayton 5 days ago
Uh-oh...I think I've eaten all my tornado and heavy rain snacks...
daleuhlmann DrClayton 5 days ago
Oh, Dr. Clayton!😀
scottieO DrClayton 5 days ago
You're pulling my leg.
DrClayton scottieO 5 days ago
That'll cost you an arm and a leg! Or a keg.
scottieO DrClayton 5 days ago
That's what you get for stealing apples. (and cigarettes)
daleuhlmann DrClayton 5 days ago
MADave 5 days ago
I noticed Ravenwoman Michele’s reply to Tygercat’s post was taken down administrator what was wrong with it?
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MADave Tygercat 5 days ago
Hmm maybe it was like they used to say technical difficulties
MADave Ravenwoman 5 days ago
It’s back just found it
DrClayton daleuhlmann 5 days ago
I see the post of The Dale Who Cried "Wolf!" @ 9 hrs ago.
I found your indigestion comment hidden by one of those tiny red "load previous comments" lines.

Why other comments have disappeared? It's a mystery to me.
Tygercat 5 days ago
And winding up Jeckyll/Hyde week....just today I spied this in the little convenience store in my office building and found it on the internet.... no idea why they stock it... not sure that I am interested in sampling it...
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DrClayton TheKodakKid 5 days ago
daleuhlmann Catbat 5 days ago
Sounds good! Count me in--klink!
Tygercat DrClayton 5 days ago
LOL!! Just a Skotch, please (hic).
scottieO DrClayton 5 days ago
"Last Call"
daleuhlmann 5 days ago
Well, the clip's been taken down again. In the words of Bugs Bunny ....
Trout daleuhlmann 5 days ago
Dale, haha! Watch out for the Powers That Be! 😄🌽
daleuhlmann Trout 5 days ago
Ravenwoman 6 days ago
My Dragons back and you're gonna be in trouble...🐉😂

Catbat 6 days ago
Good Svengoolie Saturday Eve Afternoon All!
Carl_N_Brown Catbat 5 days ago
Good Svengoolie Saturday Eve to Catbat!
And all Svengoolie fans everwhere!
daleuhlmann Catbat 5 days ago
Good Svengoolie Saturday Eve to you, too, my dear!☺
Lynn Catbat 5 days ago
And to you, also, Catbat!
Carl_N_Brown 6 days ago
The eve of Edward Bernd's VALLEY OF THE DRAGONS (1961) guest starring the giant spider from Edward Bernd's WORLD WITHOUT END (1956).
O! I am awaiting the anticipation!
(This deserves lotsa Sven Shtick. )
This is one fact I'll be pointing out in my post-Midnight movie review.
Edward Bernds -- recycling hero of the 20th Century!
Absolutely, Carl, long before that term was coined!
daleuhlmann 6 days ago
I still don't understand whatever objections there could possibly be to the Tex Avery howling wolf cartoon, but it's gone again, along with my defense of its content, and its appropriateness as a reply to Carl's earlier post about Mara Corday abd Joan Staley. It is no different from Sven's humor on topics like this, and the Administrator has assured us long ago that posts sticking to his comedic approach, as this one did, are fine. If any bloggers objected to the clip and flagged the post, I'd ask you to keep the Administrator's own words on such matters in mind. Let's also remember thar Avery was among those who had a hand in the creation of Bugs Bunny, so should we start flagging posts about the "wabbit" while we're at it?

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