Aired on Saturday Mornings in 1971, yes this was 5 years before I was born, and ever since then it's become a cult classic TV show.

The show starred Billy Van who played.

The Librarian
Grizelda The Ghastly Gourmet
Bwana Clyde Batty (ooga booga)
The Singing Solider
The Oracle
The Maharishi
Dr Pet Vet

He died of cancer in 2003.

Guy Big, who died in 1978, played the miniature version of Count Frightenstein who was always making prank phone calls to Igor and The Count.

Fishkka Rais, who died in 1974 after an unsuccessful surgical procedure to help reduce his weight, played the lovable but dimwitted Igor. Igor was picked on by the Grammar Slammer and the Grammar Raids and then he was picked on by the Count who hadn't paid him in 6,000 years.

Professor Julius Sumner Miller, who died of leukimia in 1987, was better known as The Professor. He was, in actuality, an U.S. physics professor. In 1993 a scholarship was named in his honor.

The narratives were done by Vincent Price who added a spooky voice to the already spooky show.

The opening.

"Another lovely day begins. Ghosts and ghouls with greenish skin so close your eyes and you will find that you've arrived at castle Frightenstein. Perhaps The Count will fiind a way to make his monster work today. If he solves this monster mania he can return to Transylvania so welcome where the sun won't shine..... To the castle of Count Frightenstein."


The ending.

"The castle lights are growing dim. There's noone left but me and him. When next we meet in Frankenstone don't come alone."

Other noteworthy characters are.

Superhippie, played by Mitch Markowitz, who would either fly around or sit in mid-air and come in and out of commericals.

The Mosquito, also played by Mitch Markowitz, who would land on a giant cartoon foot to tell a bad joke before proclaiming "Lunch Time" and plunging his nose into the foot.

"You know? I knew a mosquito that was so afraid of heights that he was afraid to land on a shag rug. Okay that was a bad one uh oh! Lunch time!"

A Gorilla. This is quite possibly the longest running TV gag on record right now. The gorilla skit would usually start with a gorilla coming out of nowhere and trying to scare the person that they come into contact with but the attempt would fail after the gorilla got beaned in the head with a baseball and he fell over.

The Puppets

Gronk. A sea serpent usually seen with the Count and the Wolfman.

Grammar Slammer and Bammer: who challenged Igor to correct his grammatical errors before Bammer tried to beat him up.

Harvey Wallbanger: the keeper of the dead mail in the dead mail office.

The puppets were potrayed by Joe Torbay.

Even now when I watch HHF on Space I'm always reminded of how much I enjoyed this show as a child and how much more I enjoy it as an adult. I guess there are some things that never change. But some things do remain the same.