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[newly remastered from the original videotape recording]

Here’s the complete broadcast of the Son of Svengoolie presentation of “The Eye Creatures” [1965] on WFLD Channel 32. (This was the third time this film ran on the program; it was previously shown on April 4th 1981 (I suspect the “Berwynna” parody may be dated to this airing )and August 28th 1982.)

Includes:

Ending Drive-In Movie titles, with voiceover promo (by Jim Barton) for On Stage America and the upcoming Son of Svengoolie movie!

Station ID / promo for Taxi (voiceover by Jim Barton)

Sven open and film intro (featuring I Love Lucy clip)

Joan Crawford intro from 1950’s, followed by film segment 1

Sven advises of time change to DST (one hour forward), then previews next week’s show (the 250th!)

Commercials for:
Diar-Aid anti-diarrheal tablets
GrandMa’s Rich’n Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Wonder Bread (with Chicago sales reps Elliott Henley, Don Berner, Dave Dorsett, Paul Simpson and Jeff Gerdes)
Concentrated All detergent

Film segment 2

Commercials for:
GE Spacemaker coffee maker
Dannon Yes yogurt
Reiter’s Spring Windows in Blossom Sale
Jay’s Potato Chips
Promo for Too Close for Comfort (voiceover by Jim Barton)

Film segment 3

Commercials for:
Murray bicycles (with Heinz Walter)
McDonald’s breakfast
Brim decaffeinated coffee
John M. Smyth’s Homemakers – Bedroom Clearance Sale (with Diane Chambers – er, Shelley Long)

“Goolie Optical” sketch

Commercials for:
Wisk Heavy Duty Laundry Detergent
Minute Rice – Cuisine in 20 Minutes
First Metropolitan Builders – replacement windows
Meineke discount mufflers (for foreign cars)
Promo for On Stage America (ending voiceover by Jim Barton)

Film segment 4

Joan speaking of juvenile delinquency, then Sven explains making of film

Commercials for:
Church’s Fried Chicken
Jell-O Pudding Pops (with Bill Cosby)
Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation
Shake ‘n Bake
Reiter’s Spring Windows in Blossom Sale (repeat)

Film segment 5

Commercials for:
Solo detergent (version 1)
Citrus Hill 100% Pure Orange Juice
GE Spacemaker appliances
Promo for Fame (ending voiceover by Jim Barton)

“Berwynna” sketch (posted separately here: https://youtu.be/fjaNRAJFraE)

Commercials for:
Franco-American Spaghetti-O’s with Meatballs
Meineke discount mufflers (with Everlast muffler)
Shedd’s ButterMatch blend
Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation (repeat)

Film segment 6

Commercials for:
Nu Finish car polish (ending voiceover by Jim Barton)
Reiter’s Spring Windows in Blossom Sale (again!)
Burger King Croissan’wich
Promo for “The World of Suzie Wong” on 32 Movie Club (name misspelled “Susie” on lower-third) (voiceover by Jim Barton)

Film segment 7

Sven (with Doug Scharf as Doug Graves seated next to him) shows mailing address on screen, once again previews Show Number 250, and shows mail from viewers

Commercials for:
Sealtest Polar Bar ice cream squares
New Luvs baby diapers – with two rows of elastic
Chicagoland Chevy Dealers sale on Chevette
Solo detergent (version 2)

8th and final film segment, with another I Love Lucy clip used to end it

Commercials for:
New Modern Formula Spic and Span
First Metropolitan Builders (payment plan)
Soft’n’Pretty bathroom tissue
Sergeant’s Sentry V flea and tick collar
PSA for United Way Crusade of Mercy

Sven closes this edition with yet another reminder about the 250th show next week and accompanying scheduling changes (a short portion of Sven’s ending theme – Billy Joel’s “You May Be Right”, had to be lowered in volume to avoid YouTube blocking)

Station ID / promo for Taxi (voiceover by Jim Barton)

First two seconds of original Star Trek

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, April 28th 1984 during the 1:59pm to 4:00pm timeframe.

This was from a tape donated to The Museum of Classic Chicago Television by Jim Mack. (Thanks, Jim!)

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