BILLY VAN Retrokid has recently released a 2nd collection of Official Frightenstein tees. These are: going through the day's mail, testing a new idea to get Brucie to work, answering phonecalls coming in to a pile of telephones on a table, and the unveiling of a new invention by the Count.
Played characters: Count Frightenstein, Bwana Clyde, Gorilla, Grizelda, Librarian, Maharishi, Oracle, Pet Vet, Singing Soldier, Wolfman Billy Van (top left) with cast of The Party Game. About this site. Paul Webb Being of aristocratic blood, the Count assumes he should be in charge of every situation, and that he can do no wrong. The two then turn to Brucie and start to work, the Count usually playing around with Brucie's innards through a door in his chest, or hooking various wires up to Brucie's neck bolts, followed by Igor throwing a switch on the giant computer to the side of the monster to deliver an electric charge. Errol John He set the prototype for Canadian sketch comedy in the 1970s — broad, over-the-top and painfully accurate. Dr. E.C. A fitting final role for an actor who performed comedy the way the great ones play hockey — with heart, passion and a hell of a lot of talent. Is now a successful real estate marketing executive in Toronto. The Hilarious House of Frightenstein is a Canadian children's television series, which was produced by Hamilton, Ontario's independent station CHCH-TV in 1971. To those involved in the making of the show, this site is dedicated. Tom Knight Here are some tidbits: There is tons of information about Vincent Price on the internet.
Check out the designs: retrokid.ca. A chameleon who flipped effortlessly from character to character, he was the show’s comedic fulcrum. Howard McIntee Billy’s bio from “CBC Alternative Canadian Walk of Fame Inductee: Billy Van” by Andrew Clark, March 23, 2005.
In a Volkswagen Beetle, no less.” — David A. Smith, 1999.
", sneak up on him and yell "Boo!" Igor goes to answer it, and sets the Mailman to screeching and hightailing it out of there (he doesn't seem to like Igor's looks). As we go stumbling through-oooo-oooo-ooooo... Allen Tobias Roger Ivey From what they tell us, the Count and Igor are ancient creatures (around 800 years old each), exiled from their beloved homeland of Transylvania for some unknown reason, and only able to return once their monster Brucie has been restored to life. Born Billy Van Evera in Toronto in 1934, by age 12, "Billy Van" and his four brothers were touring North America as a singing act, and by the 1960s he was on his way to becoming one of Canada’s best-loved comedians. This sketch opens with the Count and Igor beside the big table in the castle foyer, upon which has sprouted a forest of old rotary telephones. The useless ones do periodically work though, and the Count takes full advantage to boost his ego.
Rod Johnston Hilda Healey While Wayne and Shuster’s "literate slapstick" was restrained, Van’s parodies were wild and brash.
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Igor provides something half-baked, but the Count announces he has no time for such foolishness, as it is time to raise the flag (of Transylvania), and sing... [Igor, singing to the tune of the Battle Hymn of the Republic] Some Puppies & Stuff Played characters: Gronk, Harvey Wallbanger, Grammer Slammer Bammer.
The Count (played by Billy Van) is a vampire, but not the bloodsucking kind - he prefers pizza and toast. Fred Van Nest When Mike Myers was inducted into that other Canadian Walk of Fame, he credited Van, among others, for helping shape his comedy. Billy has been the mainstay comic on "Nightcap" since its inception four years ago, and he has played such roles as The Flying Evangelist, The Patient, Doctor Carson of Flemington Park, Batman’s Robin and nearly every politician in Parliament! Geoff Holmes One of Canada’s top all-round performers, and the son of a vaudeville family, Billy started regular television appearances on the CBC network, on such shows as The Barris Beat and Hit Parade, and then went on to form his own group, the highly successful Billy Van Four. The Count's inventions can be broken down into two categories - the dangerous ones, and the useless ones.
It was syndicated to television stations across Canada and the United States and occasionally still appears today in some television markets. Nightcap’s satire and spontaneity were precursors to Saturday Night Live.
(various fawning remarks, let me kiss your cape, etc.). Check out: The professor had a good deal of fame and there is lots of information about him. Produced by Vincent Price Floor Directors The Hilarious House of Frightenstein (TV Series 1971– ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
Harvey Graff And to never rest, until Brucie lives once more The two stars of the Hilarious House of Frightenstein are undoubtedly Count Frightenstein and Igor. Larry DeNardis
His work on Frightenstein lampooning pop culture (hippies, horror movies and music) foreshadowed the parody that made SCTV a hit. The Count's creative brain is always going, and almost every episode he comes up with a new contraption to revolutionize life as we know it, and earn himself a million gulars with which he can fix Brucie and thereby get back to Transylvania. Welcome to the world’s biggest website devoted to the brilliant Canadian TV show of the 70’s, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, starring Billy Van, Billy Van, Billy Van, etc., Fishka Rais as Igor, Joe Torbay as Gronk, Guy Big as Count Munchkinstein, and special guest star Vincent Price. Roger Greco
Set Design His most significant creation is Dracola, a red soft drink bubbling with dry ice that he tries to pass off on the local villagers, with little success.
I pledge by the sign of the three toed sloth Billy Van’s comedy was ahead of the curve. The Hilarious House of Frightenstein was a Canadian children's television series produced by Hamilton, Ontario's independent station CHCH-TV in 1971. Can't find a movie or TV show? Unfortunately for him most of the time it seems he can do no right. The Hilarious House of Frightenstein - a 70's kids show starring Billy Van and Vincent Price.
He is also known as a talented comedian through his exposure on Nightcap and through his appearances on the show he was asked to do the Colt 45 commercials, which are seen both in Canada and the United States. If you haven't been watching HBO's stunning sex cult docu-series The Vow, you are really missing out. Gory, gory Transylvania He was 68. The clutch was so destroyed, he had a rope attached to it in order to pull the pedal back up.” — John Bradford, 1998, “My boss at my first summer job was picked up by Igor while hitchhiking to Toronto. For the dangerous ones Igor is always made the reluctant test subject, in spite of his protests that he doesn't want to get involved. Ted Rogers The opening sketch is a staple and is as structured as any of the main sketches (i.e. He also MC’d the C.N.E. Unfortunately, however, the good vibes... 'The Hilarious House of Frightenstein' Is Coming Back, Bruno Nicolai's Stunning 'Geminus' Gets First-Ever Vinyl Reissue via Four Flies, NXIVM Documentary 'The Vow' Is Coming Back for Season 2 at HBO, Ennio Morricone's Secret Side Unearthed on New Posthumous Album 'Morricone Segreto', Toronto Is Getting a Giant New Film Studio on the Waterfront, Boston News Anchor Alaina Pinto Was Fired for Appearing in 'Hubie Halloween'. "The Markowitz Corp" Perhaps he should suck a little blood; it might put some flush back into his green face. The Count has never missed him yet though, and chastises him for his lateness, demanding an explanation.
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In part, this was a result of timing. Van first gained national attention as a fixture on the 1960s CBC TV series Nightcap, a late-night show known for its irreverent satire, low budget and puerile humour.
The murky moor will likely claim ya Fangs Dave Cremasco Individually both the Count and Igor interact with the other castle inhabitants in a number of different sketches; they appear together in every show in three or more full-length sketches, all set in the front foyer of the castle.
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