Note: Hat tip to Stacie Ponder over at Final Girl for bringing this to my attention yesterday. - Earl
Yesterday was Elvira's birthday. OK, I guess it was Cassandra Peterson's birthday. The woman who brought Elvira to life and made happy-happy joy-joy time in young Earl's pants. She is delicious!
There was a time back in the early-mid 1980's when Movie Macabre* was just about my favorite thing on television. Bad horror flicks being busted on in Valley Girl schtick by a hottie with cleavage down to her navel? Yes, please! What was great about Elvira is that she obviously never took herself very seriously. She often made fun of herself as much as the terrible films she was hosting. And shakes alive...they were awful! But in a good way, ya know?
If you are at all interested in checking out what I found so entertaining back in the day, Hulu has ten episodes available on their site. Some really good ones too!
It's programming like this that is seriously lacking from today's late-night TV schedule. I'd love to see a hip and funny return to action for both Movie Macabre and Elvira. Wouldn't anyone?
Here is a very-NSFW clip from the episode "The Devil's Wedding Night". I remember watching this one when it first aired. The boobies, of course, were edited out on the television show. But God(dess) bless Hulu for, um, un-editing these clips. In other words, hooray for boobies! Enjoy.
*Is it just me, or is "macabre" one of the best words ever?
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. All the sexy goth vampires are doing it.