Contact My Agent- If You Can Find Him! Deal with the “Invisible Agent”- Tonight!

Posted on December 17, 2022

Tonight on MeTV- at a time when people are thinking of wrapping things- we have a title character who does his best work when he is…uh…unwrapped! You've heard of untold stories of World War II- tonight, we have an unseen story- with its major player unseen- as we meet yet another member of the Griffin family who opts for transparency- this time, in the defense of his country-as the “Invisible Agent”!

A quiet young man runs a small print shop-where a group that enters his establishment hardly wants to order party invitations (actually-they're part of the wrong party- they're enemies of the USA!) These foreign agents have discovered a secret about printer Frank Raymond- that his actual last name is Griffin- and that his grandfather was none other than the original “Invisible Man”! They've deduced that Grandpa's invisibility formula still exists- and that Frank is in possession of this powerful weapon.

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Frank has no plans to give the formula to anyone- friend or foe- and manages to elude the enemy emissaries. Then, a tragic event changes his mind-the attack on Pearl Harbor. That is all it takes to persuade him to donate the formula to the war effort- BUT-with one condition- that he, Frank, be the only one to take the formula, and use his invisibility to help win the war for America!

The government and their allies agree to his terms and soon, Frank is using the formula, becoming invisible even as he parachutes behind enemy lines! He searches for his local contacts who are secretly supporting America- and finds that one of them is a sultry female who seems to be in cahoots with the enemy! Unsure if he can trust her, Frank continues on his mission- which is to locate a list of foreign agents already embedded in America, and uncover the date of a planned sneak attack on the homeland! One member of the enemy intelligence puts together the facts that an invisible force may be at work- and, having knowledge of the history of the formula, deduces who this unseen agent really is. Can the heartless enemy find a way to catch the invisible agent- and then gain the power of invisibility to bring a mighty nation to its knees?

When this film hit the screens in 1942, it was meant as both a sci fi thriller and a morale booster for the American audience struggling with living through war times. We get Jon Hall (who we've seen take on invisibility in another film we've shown) as the invisible agent, bumping heads with the devious Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Peter Lorre (in the- ahem- role of a Japanese baron) and forming an uneasy alliance with supposed double agent Ilona Massey. We'll be running down the cast list to acknowledge several of the players. but please note -this being a wartime era film, there will be some VERY politically-incorrect references regarding the enemies, and, yes, swastikas make appearances. We’ll lighten the mood with some semi-bright ideas for some “invisible” programming, as well as a commercial idea and a Sven song.

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"Invisible Agent" can be seen -or not- on MeTV tonight at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central- if unsure where to find us, check your local listings or www.metv.com. You can get some visibility on Twitter during the show, with the many viewers who live Tweet- just make sure to add the hashtag #svengoolie. Our Chicago viewers will get one more look at Lugosi in "Creature with the Atom Brain" at 11 am on our sister station,CW26.

By now, you may have heard the big news-starting with our first show in January, the Svengoolie program expands to two and a half hours! This means we can restore footage to movies we previously had to edit down for time- and that there can be more Sven material in each show. We will tinker with the format to see what kind of content breakdown works best, as we go along.

We had a great turnout for the Christmas Mystic Market in Tinley Park last weekend, benefitting the Sacred Space Animal Sanctuary and Hospital. And, yes, this past week on ABC’s “The View”, Whoopi Goldberg was wearing a Svengoolie Christmas sweater!

Speaking of the holidays, hope you stopped in at our store for all your gift needs for Sven fans and don’t forget the exquisite Sven pins available from Toynk!

Meanwhile, tonight, the gloves are off (as well as the shirt, pants, etc.)- when you join our invisible squadron for vintage patriotic heroics!

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1MikeM 17 months ago
...and dat was Da Night Before Svengoolie Saturday...and dat's da name a dat tune!
1MikeM 17 months ago
T'was da night before Svengoolie Saturday, when all tru da house...
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Kyle 17 months ago
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TheKodakKid Kyle 17 months ago
My mummy and I were all ensconced in our tombs. Settled downed for a few centuries nap. When on MeTV there arose such a splatter, I arose from my sarcophagus to see what was the matter.
Katink TheKodakKid 17 months ago
Away to the home security monitor I flew like The Flash!
(First hiding the jewelry, artwork, and cash).
PatS Katink 17 months ago
I ran to the window and said "What the dickens?"
A classic old hearse pulled by eight rubber chickens

With a top-hatted driver -- I knew there and then
It was Saturday night, so it had to be Sven!
1MikeM PatS 17 months ago
Thank you Kyle, TheKodakKid, Katink and PatS! Great work!
CrazyK 17 months ago
Perfect Christmas Eve, eve story for a chilly night! So touching…😂🎅
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Katink MrsG 17 months ago
I can fit lots ofvsocks in those! (It was really cold here, too!)
Catbat Kyle 17 months ago
Magic seed corn?
https://images.app.goo.gl/WuxC3U5ZYPHE6LQBA
daDoctah CrazyK 17 months ago
We used to listen to this and count how many times someone (usually Tommy) says "man".
CrazyK daDoctah 17 months ago
That’s great! 👍
TheKodakKid 17 months ago
I have discovered one benefit(?) to this cold weather. It does make my side door look a little more festive.


Luckily, the porch keeps the front door from being enhanced by Jack Frost.


And the night keeps the leaves on the porch from showing up as noticeably.
DrClayton TheKodakKid 17 months ago
"The stockings were hung / by the privy with care..."
TheKodakKid DrClayton 17 months ago
No, no, the Schmidt House! I said the SCHMIDT House!
ihaveamigraine 17 months ago
We have a Christmas blizzard here in Michigan. Oh boy!

ihaveamigraine 17 months ago
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DrClayton ihaveamigraine 17 months ago
Plowed in!!
Jack 17 months ago
Jack 17 months ago
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Kyle 17 months ago
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TheKodakKid Jack 17 months ago
Actually, I can certainly understand why he’d get excited about seeing people celebrating Hanukkah. Especially considering what many people have for Christmas dinner.
CharlesRocksClone Jack 17 months ago
Eat more beef!
CharlesRocksClone 17 months ago
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Jack Kyle 17 months ago
Er, no. To qualify, it has to be burnt entirely—not counting the hide, which was removed prior to burning.
Jack 17 months ago
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Klaatu 17 months ago
Good luck to the first Blogger tonight. Our friends invite us to a yearly Holiday dinner at Lawry’s Prime Rib in Beverly Hills, so I’ll be up to my elbow in meat and creamed corn. Of course, I have a Martini at their bar before being dragged to the dinner table. They carve your beast at the dinner table.
Cartoondave Klaatu 17 months ago
Sounds yummy have fun
Klaatu 17 months ago
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VanGooliac Klaatu 17 months ago
Lawry’s.
WE HAVE THE MEAT!!
Engineer_Poelzig 17 months ago
Evening All!
Hope everyone is safe and warm.
Jack 17 months ago
Merry Swampmas! Horror comics and “The Great Swamp Monster Confluence of 1971”:

https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/arts-letters/articles/swamp-monster-confluence-1971
Jack 17 months ago
After dropping off the granny sitter at Mom’s this morning, Debbie and I headed back to the main drag (Texas Avenue/Business 6) to do some last minute shopping. A couple hundred feet from the turn, a whitetail buck crosses the road in front of us. Big guy with a respectable rack. Further down the road was a committee of about thirty turkey vultures. No roadkill, just a dry, sunny place to warm their wings.

When we moved to town this was still out in the country. Now it’s suburbia, with subdivision after subdivision lining the road. Still, sighting the deer was more of a thrill than coyotes and armadillos on the main drag.
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MrsG 17 months ago
Good , and You can watch A-Team using monster movie special effects ~ sounds like a good episode (1985) *_*
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1MikeM 17 months ago
Klink!
Cartoondave 17 months ago
🎵Here comes Sventa Claus here comes Sventa Clause right down Metv lane BERWYN!!!!🎶
Cartoondave 17 months ago
I was just thinking, was Porky Pig's speech impediment based on someone?
Aceman2 17 months ago
Presents by the window in hopes that soon they (grandkids) will be here
Cartoondave Aceman2 17 months ago
Beautiful rocking horse by the fireplace
Aceman2 Cartoondave 17 months ago
Thanks Dave. That was given to us a long time ago by a dear friend who has since passed away. With her Italian-American family, we celebrated The Feast of the Seven Fishes every Christmas Eve with dishes of fish and other seafood.
1MikeM Aceman2 17 months ago
Nice Aceman2! Thanks for posting.
TheKodakKid 17 months ago
Temp got up to a sweltering 10 degrees today. Thankfully, the wind chill made it feel like a comfortable -9.

Luckily the roads were actually clear and dry. Did have trouble getting the car door to open. Even with 2 pairs of socks (one heavy) and insulated boots, my feet were cold. Even the fur lined fishnets didn’t help that much.
Jack TheKodakKid 17 months ago
Did you have the fur facing inwards?
TheKodakKid Jack 17 months ago
You know, I have been asked if I was wearing fur lined fishnets at times when I wasn’t.
Mikeyyy TheKodakKid 17 months ago
I bundled up walked out to the mailbox and went back inside ,that was all I could handle. 45 years in Florida thinned out my new England blood.
MrsG Mikeyyy 17 months ago
It’s brutal Mikeyyy ,
-1 here now with -24 wind chill ~ be safe and cozy *_*
Aceman2 17 months ago
Feeling better today. Went for a CoVid test just to be sure.
MrsG Aceman2 17 months ago
May the Force of ✨SvenPower✨be with You Aceman 🤩
Klaatu Aceman2 17 months ago
This is one time where wishing you a Negative, is actually a Positive 👍
CrazyK Aceman2 17 months ago
That’s great! 👍
daleuhlmann Aceman2 17 months ago
Good to hear, Aceman!
Katink Aceman2 17 months ago
Sending more good vibes your way, Aceman! Keep feeling better!
VanGooliac 17 months ago
I think even Frosty gets road rage in this weather.
Aceman2 17 months ago
It’s going to be quiet throughout the the land
MrsG Aceman2 17 months ago
WOW never knew that ~ it is a sweet sound of silence ~ until You hear the plows and snowblowers roaring !
❄️ ^_* ❄️
Thereman Aceman2 17 months ago
Some where I had heard it was always sunny in Philadelphia...
CountCurt Aceman2 17 months ago
The beautiful sound of silence! The hills are alive with the Sound Of Silence.
CrazyK 17 months ago
Zuni Fetish Elf on a Shelf?
I loved that Sven showed
“TRILOGY OF TERROR” this year, thanks Sven! 👍 🎩
MrsG CrazyK 17 months ago
Whoa freaky deek !
Well I guess everyone wants to celebrate a little about now *_^
CountCurt CrazyK 17 months ago
I would like to give one to my neighbour for Christmas.
Cartoondave CrazyK 17 months ago
That movie was a bit too creepy for me if Sven shows it again I may not watch sorry folks!
CrazyK CountCurt 17 months ago
That is hilarious CountCurt 😂
CrazyK Cartoondave 17 months ago
Watching w/Sven was my 3rd time seeing it, yeah the first time it was pretty creepy, the 2nd time I laughed at what I thought was creepy the 1st time and then the 3rd time w/Sven was a “charm” for me if you believe in charms & voodoo dolls & that kind of stuff 😂
NoPersonalChicks 17 months ago
For those sequestered by Elliott or just relaxing before the onslaught of the big weekend, there's some good holiday-centric late afternoon content. "Christmas" on Adam-12 with Wallace Rooney from 'The Exorcist', 3 TZs and......3 Perrys. And Joseph Mell, alum of many MeTV presentations and......well, ya know (also 3). Marty Ingels joins the party. Then on M*A*S*H Hawkeye writes his dad in the first and then Mulcahy writes his sis.
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