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Pip-pip, Cheerio, and "Darn-Darn-Darn"! The British Battlecry is "Munster Go Home"-Tonight!

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Even though our “FrankenFest” ended last week- tonight on MeTV, we have a faux-Frankenstein monster again rampaging on foreign shores- and he’s bringing his family with him! It would appear that this creepy clan is out to invade English aristocracy-as Herman Munster arrives in Great Britain to claim his rightful inheritance of a title and the attached ancestral manor- resulting in an uprising among the local citizenry, and treachery from his own British relatives, raising the battle cry of-"Munster Go Home"!

This horror-comedy, with its roots in television history, comes close to the stature of Don Knotts’ “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” as one of the most requested movies from our Sven library, which is why it usually airs once year! When Herman returns home from work one night, he is met by his family, seemingly in a serious mood about a crucial matter. The mood changes when Lily gives Herman the news that he has inherited his adopted family's estate in England- along with the official title of lordship! The newly-appointed "Lord Munster" and his family depart from their haunted home at 1313 Mockingbird Lane, and board an ocean liner bound for Great Britain.

Traveling on the high seas causes some high seasickness in Herman, who ends up looking even greener than usual. Good old dependable Grandpa has a potion in his bag of tricks, guaranteed to change Herman’s condition-but it ends up changing the vacuous vampire count himself instead- and not for the better! While all this is taking place, Marilyn, the Munster niece “cursed” with being a pretty young woman -with zero resemblance to any horror creature- seems to engage in a shipboard romance with a handsome English lad, with a beautiful car he’s taking home via the ship- but he ends up making Marilyn get cross with him. Let’s face it, the Love Boat, this isn’t!

Our attention shifts to the about-to-be-inherited Munster Hall in England where tension is building. The current residents- Herman’s spiteful British relatives - are dead set against Herman stepping in to take over the estate and the title of Lordship, infringing on their rights and station. They begin hatching nasty plots designed to stop their American cousin- permanently! When Herman and family finally make their arrival at Munster Hall, they are “greeted” by dastardly cousin Freddie, his sister Grace, and Aunt Effigie. On the very first night in the manor, the scheming British Munsters launch their scheme to frighten the American interlopers away- not realizing that scares and horror are a basic way of life for their American cousins. It’s decided that much more extreme - and deadly - measures are necessary in order to retain their home and ensure that the title of lord of the manor will end up with fiendish Freddie.

On their first day at the manor, Marilyn sets out on a bicycle to explore the local countryside- and quite literally runs into the patriarch of a neighboring estate. She is warmly welcomed to the gentleman’s home- until it is discovered who she is, since this upper-class family has a long-standing feud with the Munster family! Not only that- but she finds her shipboard Romeo makes a sudden re-appearance- and is the son of this family! As sworn enemies of the Munster clan, they no longer welcome Marilyn-who is quite happy to leave once she spots their offensive offspring,

Soon, the locals follow suit in making the Munsters feel like outcasts. It falls to Herman to redeem his family’s good name, and prove worthy of his new title, by winning the area's yearly road race - in spite of the opposing family in their feud, and the treacherous members of his own familial group!

This 1966 film was the first time fans would see the Munster family not only on the big screen, but also in color-as well as the first appearance of the famed “Drag-u-la” hot rod designed for the movie (and then brought into the TV show) by the late George Barris. We’ll run down the roster of the familiar TV cast-including our friend Butch Patrick as Eddie- and introduce the third actress to play Marilyn, Debbie Watson- along with familiar faces from TV shows like "Andy Griffith", "Hogan's Heroes", and "Chips" - plus more cast members including motion pictures stars and a horror icon! We’ll also give you a look at our legendary search for the Munsters' cars among all the historic and Hollywood vehicles at the famed Volo Auto Museum- and more!

"Munster Go Home" comes into your home tonight on MeTV at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central- and, for those unsure where and when to tune in where you live- just check your local listings or at www.metv.com . Don’t forget you are invited to live-Tweet during the show along with fans from ll over the country on Twitter- using the hashtag #svengoolie -where we continue to trend among the most popular topics online. Our Chicago area viewers can get an encore of the sci fi epic “Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster” at 11 am on our main local station, CW 26 !

Speaking of Frankenstein, thanks to all of you for making “FrankenFest” a success- we had great viewership for all (yes, ALL!) of the films! And again, we certainly missed spending Halloween season out on the road , meeting our fan and friends. We hope to be able to visit with you in person again soon!

Make sure you check out the Sven Holiday Shoppe (I have a shoppe?) here on our website- with a great new variety of items. A word to the wise-if you have an interest in the merchandise, order early – lately it seems items sell out pretty quickly!

Join us tonight on MeTV for Herman’s crash course in English- aristocracy, that is! ( And with him doing some driving, we do mean “crash”…)

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Petethepepper 14 days ago
SvenAdministrator & Svengoolie
It seems that you do know more about “Roland”, who later became “Zacherley”, It would be great if you could cut through the movies with some good gags of your own instead of the rubber chickens all the time. I think it would make for a better show and you a better character. I love the older movies like “The Headless Man” it’s in black & White, but that’s never stopped
you before. It has a great story with good effects, for that time. I could give you a long list of movies that your audience would enjoy.
I still love your show. I would really appreciate it if you could find & show "The Headless Man”, thank you for your time to read all of this. Have a good show tonight, I will be watching.
Geo 14 days ago
Slow week here. I cannot wait until tomorrow's show. My Saturdays are so much better with Svengoolie.
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Geo MrsG 14 days ago
Correct
Geo MrsG 14 days ago
It was a blast being in the 1966 Batmobile.
Geo Drang 14 days ago
Sadly that is not going to happen anytime soon.
Geo TheKodakKid 14 days ago
Doing better, thank you. Still some twinges here and there, but better for the most part.
Klaatu 15 days ago
Only two hours until I can’t post on the new blog. Work doesn’t understand when I start my Svengoolie convulsions around 9pm🤣
Shayla Klaatu 15 days ago
Work doesn't understand anything!!🤣🤣
TheKodakKid Klaatu 14 days ago
There needs to be some sort of “reasonable accommodation” law to cover things like this. Said law should include a provision for a 2 hour viewing break, if a blogger is forced to work on Saturday night.
Shayla 15 days ago
Well, got to go. Goodnight fellow bloggers. Hope I can get on tomorrow. If not, just know that Shayla has her airlanes cleared, laughing/choking/crying at the 3 Stooges, and finishing the night with TIM on Svengoolie!!
MADave 15 days ago
I'll try to be here for the contest but I'm a bit tired due to rainy weather all day
Shayla MADave 15 days ago
Good luck in the contest Dave- as well for everyone else. Rainy days can make you be tired!
Aceman2 15 days ago
Goodnight everybody. Good luck to those competing in the first blogger contest. See you Sventurday at the movie.
Shayla Aceman2 15 days ago
Goodnight Aceman!! Not sure if I'll be on tomorrow, but I'll try. enjoy tomorrow's movie!!
Katink Aceman2 15 days ago
Sleep well, Aceman! Catch up with you at the Big Broadcast tomorrow!
MrsG Aceman2 15 days ago
Nitey nite Aceman ~ thanks for sending the Munsters home and welcoming the Indestructible Man with your posters and press releases ~ they always set the mood !
^_^
Shayla MrsG 15 days ago
Can't argue about that!
Katink 15 days ago

I promised pictures of Hubby's medal-worthy vignettes from the MMSI show three weeks ago.
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Katink MADave 15 days ago
Thanks, MADave! Hubby is already working on ideas for next year's model show.
deadringer42 Katink 14 days ago
Amazing detail. Thank you for Sharing. That kind of detail is a real skill, talent, and gift. Very cool work. That takes a lot of time to create that kind of detail. Very impressive. Very cool. Thanks again.
Katink deadringer42 14 days ago
Thank you, dr42! You should see the whole basement. . . .😨
Bugs_Bunny4_Life 15 days ago
Any news on the Toony-Kerwyn doll yet?
P.S. Nice avatars Shayla, Mrs G., and Katink!
Shayla Bugs_Bunny4_Life 15 days ago
No news yet. Thanks!
MrsG Bugs_Bunny4_Life 15 days ago
10-Q Bugs !
Haven’t heard another word about the fishy-bird ~
Are You going to be the hare In the Midnight Run ?
*_*
Bugs_Bunny4_Life MrsG 15 days ago
Unfortunately, I am not usually awake then, or dozing off. However, I see that December 31 will be a Friday, so I will try to be the hare who welcomes the new year in! I wish you luck tonight!
MrsG Bugs_Bunny4_Life 15 days ago
This old Bird has 2 speeds Bugs , slow and slower , so I would be the tortoise !
*_*
Katink Bugs_Bunny4_Life 15 days ago
Thanks, BB4L!
Katink 15 days ago
Before we leave our friends the Munsters, I'll post this:
The model kits for the Munster Koach and the Drag-u-la in the collector tin came out in 2010, I think. I used it as a backdrop for our dinner shot on Saturday, but it is really too cool to hide behind food. And the resin bust is one that Hubby bought last month when we went to his MMSI show.
Shayla Katink 15 days ago
So cool!
MrsG Katink 15 days ago
Love how you , and Hubby , get in the spirit of things and bring us right with You !
Thanks Katink ~ good luck tonight !
*_*
Katink Shayla 15 days ago
Thanks, Shayla! Even though Hubby's model stash runs mostly toward military history, there are some pieces that fit Sven movies, too.
Katink MrsG 15 days ago
Thanks, MrsG! You just never know where our quirky interests will intersect!
Shayla 15 days ago
So I just read that LCJr is mostly mute in TIM. Anybody else knew about that?
Aceman2 Shayla 15 days ago
Yes. Speaks a few lines early b4 he becomes TIM
Shayla MADave 15 days ago
I had no idea! Well, at least we know before the movie starts.... right?
Shayla Aceman2 15 days ago
Ah, ok. Nice to hear from ya Aceman! How are ya this Friday night?
Aceman2 Shayla 15 days ago
Resting
Shayla Aceman2 15 days ago
That's good.👍
PatS Shayla 14 days ago
Somehow I guess they thought he'd be spookier if he never said a word. (And that way he wouldn't flub lines. Especially after lunch.) There's a goofy-science explanation in the plot.
Petethepepper 15 days ago
I know it’s an old movie but I would greatly appreciate it if you can show the movie: “THE HEADLESS MAN”
It’s in black & white and very old but as I remember it, the movie was very good. I will look forward to it.
Shayla Petethepepper 15 days ago
Hi Pete! It's nice to finally meet you! I've gotta tell ya something. I know you movie suggestions for Sven. However, posting them here is not the best route. You gotta actually send him an email about your requests. Hope this helps!😆
Shayla 15 days ago
It ain't easy to keep a straight face with this in front if you!!🤣🤣🤣🤣
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Shayla MADave 15 days ago
🙄😑
Shayla MADave 15 days ago
7 volumes of just the 3 Stooges.... I'm gonna find em. I personally can't live without The 3 Stooges.
MADave Shayla 15 days ago
Soitenly!!!
Shayla MADave 15 days ago
Oh, wise guy eh. *gives eye-pokes*
MADave 15 days ago
Sorry if me and Shayla are making anybody hungry? Lol!
Shayla MADave 15 days ago
Should we REALLY be sorry.😆
MADave Shayla 15 days ago
Heh heh heh I guess not 🤣
Shayla 15 days ago
I'm back y'all!
MADave Shayla 15 days ago
We just had hot dogs
Shayla MADave 15 days ago
Nice! Had 2 hot dogs for lunch yesterday.
Shayla MADave 15 days ago
Great minds think alike!
MADave Shayla 15 days ago
Haha yeah mine had ketchup mustard relish and chopped onions
Shayla MADave 15 days ago
🤢 I stick with Ketchup.
PatS Shayla 14 days ago
You ain't anywhere near Chicago, right? They think catchup on hot dog is like spitting on the flag! My Daddy put catchup on hot dogs and so do I -- family beats out location!
MrsG 15 days ago
Just learned that Blue Origin (49 year old) astronaut , who went up with William Shatner , died in NJ plane crash ~
~_~
Mikeyyy MrsG 15 days ago
Oh wow!
daleuhlmann MrsG 15 days ago
How tragic!
Shayla MrsG 15 days ago
How devastating!
Shayla 15 days ago
I have to get ready for dinner. I'll be back on shortly. It's pizza Friday.
Mikeyyy Shayla 15 days ago
Mm pizza!
Shayla 15 days ago
Hellooooooo. Anybody Home?
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MADave Shayla 15 days ago
New Hampshire
Shayla MADave 15 days ago
Ah, ok.👍
Mikeyyy Shayla 15 days ago
Ok I guess
Shayla MADave 15 days ago
Now that I think about it. I remember you telling me that you lived in NH when I first joined.
Shayla 15 days ago
I have a question:
I changed my avatar for my Gmail account as a whole. Will it change my avatar for here too?
Mikeyyy Shayla 15 days ago
Nope. It’s still the same
Shayla Mikeyyy 15 days ago
Aw man.😥
Mikeyyy Shayla 15 days ago
Just go into your settings here and change it
Shayla Mikeyyy 15 days ago
I tried. It won't let me change it. It said that the image had to be at least 200*200. The image I want to change into is 387*500! Well over 200*200.
Shayla Shayla 15 days ago
Hey Anita! Can ya help me here please?
1MikeM 15 days ago
Sad news to report today: actor Gavan O'Herlihy (who played Chuck Cunningham on the sitcom Happy Days) has passed away at the age of 70 RIP Mr. O'Herlihy
Shayla 1MikeM 15 days ago
RIP Mr. O'Herlihy.
MADave 1MikeM 15 days ago
Was he the first or second Chuck?
Shayla MADave 15 days ago
He was the first Chuck.
MADave Shayla 15 days ago
Aw man that really stinks
Shayla 15 days ago
Here's your-late- tech fact of the day!
November 12, 1936: Alan Turing delivers to the London Mathematical Society his paper “On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem.” In the paper, Turing described the Universal Machine, later to be known as the Turing Machine, an idealized computing device that is capable of performing any mathematical computation that can be represented as an algorithm. In subsequent decades, it became a conceptual framework for modern computers.
KeithJ Shayla 15 days ago
Ever see the film "The Imitation Game" about Turing? Mostly historically accurate, stars Benedict "Penguin" Cumberbatch.
Shayla KeithJ 15 days ago
I want to so bad! He CANNOT say Penguin!!🤣🤣 I do love Ben though.
KeithJ Shayla 15 days ago
I recommend the film, it's about the Turing machine being used to break the enigma code in WWII.
Shayla KeithJ 15 days ago
I read all about it. I'll let ya know when I do watch it.
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