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‘Svengoolie’: Where to Watch and Stream the Classic Horror Host

‘Svengoolie’: Where to Watch and Stream the Classic Horror Host

Svengoolie is a Saturday night tradition for viewers of all ages, but finding where to watch and stream the horror host can be chilling. Since the late 1970s, Svengoolie has been Chicago’s horror show icon. It started airing nationwide on MeTV in April 2011, earning an even more massive following.

The show showcases horror and sci-fi films and is hosted by the character Svengoolie. Originally played by Jerry G. Bishop from 1970 to 1973, Rich Koz took over the role from 1979 onwards. Svengoolie presents sketches, jokes, and parody songs related to the films before and after commercial breaks.

Sven even has his own tribute song penned and performed by veteran rocker Freddy Cannon (featuring Sven, himself), “The Svengoolie Stomp“. Watching the official video for the parody song, the deep bench of Svengoolie celebrity fans becomes abundantly clear. The Simpsons writer and comedian Dana Gould, magicians Penn & Teller, and the Hulk himself, Lou Ferrigno, are all featured stomping along.

How to Watch and Stream Svengoolie

After watching the clip above, there’s no doubt classic TV fans would want to check out the antics of Sven and company. Likewise, longtime fans may pine for alternate methods of tuning in for the ghoulish fun if they miss an episode.

Svengoolie is available on multiple platforms and channels, ensuring fans have numerous opportunities to indulge in their favorite horror host. While the show originates in the Chicago area, it has garnered a widespread following throughout the United States.

In the Chicago area, Svengoolie haunts the airwaves of MeTV, a popular network that specializes in classic television programming. Tune in on Saturday nights at 8 PM Central Time to kickstart your weekends with a terrifyingly hilarious dose of horror and humor.

If you’re not in the Windy City, fear not! You have options to catch Svengoolie. Cable and satellite providers usually have MeTV, bringing it to a larger crowd. Don’t forget to haunt your local provider to check if they’ve got MeTV in your neck of the woods!

Can’t watch Svengoolie live? There’s still a ghost of a chance! You can get your spooky fix by streaming Svengoolie through various platforms. MeTV is available on Pluto TV, a free streaming service with a graveyard full of channels. For a hauntingly good time, you can also check out Frndly TV, a paid streaming option that carries MeTV. Prices start at a bone-chilling $6.99 per month.