Now I know you want to jump into The Show but ... once again ...

But First ...


How can you have The Show without The Director?

Behind the camera Joe Towey directed The Show for 23 years.

Not content to stay up in the control room, Joe jumped in front of the camera as the pre-Leroy Frump handyman Mal Content, J.P.'s evil brother I.M. Rags, and click over on the right screen to see him as the dictatorial director, Sam Gefeltafish.

Joe received two Emmys for directing The Show and according to the clip below ...

So there you have it. Joe Towey won a couple of Emmys for laying down on the job.

If you were a Patches Pal who could stay up late on Friday nights, you could tune in KIRO's Nightmare Theatre and maybe catch Chester Morris, not as Boston Blackie, the suave crook turned crime-fighting detective, but as the evil hypnotist, Dr. Carlo Lombardi, who turns his lovely assistant, Andrea, who just happens to be a descendant of a horrifying prehistoric sea monster (!!??) into ... (Can Your Heart Take It?) ... The She-Creature!

Isn't it amazing how long a sentence can run on if you just use a lot of these things "," instead of one of these "." ?

But I digress ...

And the host of Nightmare Theatre was Joe Towey as ... The Count!

For those interested in reading more about The Count and Nightmare Theatre, click on over to:

Nightmare Theatre

Scott Stine has compiled everything he could "dig up" about the history of Nightmare Theatre and did you know ...

"... Julius Pierpont Patches himself, Chris Wedes, made a guest appearance on Nightmare Theatre as an inebriated victim of The Count."

The Count ... Out of his coffin ... In Broad Daylight ... Unsuspecting J.P. ... This Does Not Look Good.

"Who, when he saw the first sand or ashes, by a casual intenseness of heat, melted into a metalline form, rugged with excrescences, and clouded with impurities, would have imagined, that in this shapeless mass would turn into smething useful like a glass? Neat huh? I mean without glasses we couldn't see or have anything to put Kool-Aid in!

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