Terror from Beyond the Daves would like to extend a very special “Get Well” card to our dear friend, Rich Koz/Svengoolie. Svengoolie is well loved and respected; not just by us Daves and horror fans, but by a WIDE range of broadcasting professionals, TV historians, and a few notable celebrities as well. This has been especially true now that he’s gone national and caught the attention of such genre legends as Mark Hamill and Robert Englund!
As a special Thanksgiving card to the Horror Host we’re the most grateful for (after all we Daves would never have met if not for him) we thought we’d share some well wishes from a few special people. This is an effort for us to give Rich a big smile, just as he’s done for us via his amazing work all these years!
This will also mark the LAST time we’ll be discussing things like “cardiac event,” heart attack,” or “recovery” in reference to Sven in this blog. I meant what I said in my last post; Svengoolie will not only be returning, he will be back stronger than ever. That was not me weaving flower necklaces, being an optimistic “Pollyanna,” using The Secret, nor being just plain delusional! This is absolutely the way it’s going to be and I’m making a special point of getting some rest this holiday season before covering what will, not doubt, be the most prolific Svengoolie year to date!
Now, while we Daves rest up, we’d like to wish ALL of our readers a HAPPY THANKSGIVING and we’ll see YOU at the next Svengoolie appearance!
Best Witches for a full and speedy recovery to my fiend & fellow horror host, Svengoolie! XX Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
Svengoolie, both myself and dad (Vincent Price) from beyond the grave, hopes you get well SOON! It was absolutely wonderful meeting you last year and I am keeping positive thoughts for a speedy recovery so you can continue the tradition of keeping horror alive in Chicago! Be well and I look forward to seeing you again! Victoria Price
RICH GET WELL SOON! You are a Horror Host Legend and people around the country have finally found out about you! You are the SCARY ONE! Thanks for everything! Dennis Druktenis: Publisher and Editor-In-Chief SCARY MONSTERS MAGAZINE
Svengoolie – I remember meeting you and thinking that, despite being a ghoul, you were a great person! I know you had a little set back but we’re all rooting for you, we’re saying some prayers and hope that you’re back visiting us real soon. Mick Foley
Rich is was SUCH a delight to meet you! I hope you get well soon. You are both my thoughts and my prayers. Love & Blessings. Julie Adams (“Creature from the Black Lagoon”)
Hey Svengoolie, this is Roddy Piper saying stay strong and I hope you’re doing great and…(pauses)…Get up! Get up and fight! I had cancer, you had a heart attack, get up and together we’ll meet in a bar. That’s what we’re gonna do because we’ll have both won our battles. I love ya, man! Stay strong! Roddy Piper
Rest and GET WELL SOON, Rich — you have godzillion fans and WE NEED YOU monstrously. NOBODY does that TV host VOODOO better than YOU DO!” George Chastain Egor’s Chamber of Horror Hosts.
All the best to you on a swift and robust recovery. Please hurry back, you’re needed. There are corny jokes to be spun, silly songs to be sung, rubber chickens to be flung, and there is only one Goolie who can do it. His name is Sven. Michael Monahan American Scary.
Get well soon, Rich! Your talent for entertaining people is as great as your generous nature and your gracious demeanor. Have a speedy recovery…don’t let those rubber chickens pile up! Thanks for everything! Ted Okuda “From Shock Theatre to Svengoolie.
Special thanks to Dale Wamboldt for his assistance regarding Victoria Price, Ron & Angela Urban for assisting with Mick Foley & Roddy Piper, Lewis Tice with Elvira, and Horror Host Secret Service Agent, Jim Roche for opening up the Svengoolie-archives with his rare photos!
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