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THE HILARIOUS HOUSE OF FRIGHTENSTEIN

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“Another lovely day begins, for ghosts and ghouls with greenish skin. So close your eyes and you will find that you’ve arrived in Frightenstein. Perhaps the Count will find a way to make his monster work to-day. For if he solves this monster-mania, he can return to Transylvania! So welcome where the sun won’t shine, to the castle of Count Frightenstein!” (This dissolved into maniacal laughter.) ~Vincent Price

I loved this show when I was young. It was on Saturday mornings before they were more commercials than shows.

Let me warn you, the only frightening part about this show was it’s complete cheesiness.

Vincent Price (I’m guessing they spent most of their budget on him) did the opening, closing and some bits crushed in between.

All 130 episodes were taped in a few months in 1971.

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It had quirky sketches like The Librarian where a scary old guy (Billy Van, really, most of the characters were him) in a dusty library read horrifying stories except they were more like ‘Humpty Dumpty’ and ‘Henny Penny’ and then he’s say, wasn’t that terrifying? Hmmm, maybe you had to see it.

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They also had the Dr. Pet Vet, Igor, The Grammar Slammer, The Professor – U.S. physicist Professor Julius Sumner Miller (Mickey Mouse Club’s Professor Wonderful), Gronk,hhof6

Grizelda the Ghastly Gourmet, The Mosquito, Count Frightenstein exiled to Castle Frightenstein in Frankenstone, Canada for failing to revive Brucie J. Monster, a Frankenstein-like monster.

Soooo campy, but it was awesome!hhof7

I watched it years later to see if I only enjoyed it because we had very limited TV. No, still peculiar, clever, lots of slapstick, and so bad it was good.

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“The castle lights are growing dim. There’s no one left but me–and him. When next we meet in Frankenstone…don’t come alone.”~Vincent Price
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