Count Floyd - Comedian Joe Flaherty of SECOND CITY
TV/SYN/1976-84 portrayed the zany horror show personality Count Floyd, the host
of Monster Chiller Horror Theatre, a recurring show-within-a-show parody of TV
Wearing a black cape and white turtle neck sweater, Count Floyd began each
program by stepping from an upright coffin and howling like a wolf.
In a phony
Transylvanian accent, Count Floyd introduced such classic horror movie parodies like
Tongue's, 3-D House of Slave Chics in SMELL-A-RAMA and Tip O'Neal's 3-D House of
Representatives. As the Count often said, "EEEW!, That's scary stuff!"
Dr. Tongue movies featured the plump comedian John Candy as the weird scientist Dr.
Tongue whose main concern in life was getting women. Eugene Levy played his
gnarled, hunchback companion, Bruno.
1982 Count Floyd Album Cover
In 1982, RCA released an album (MFL1-8501)
entitled "Count Floyd." It featured such tales as "The Gory Story of Duane and
Debbie" (and what happened when they parked their car on a date) and "Reggae
Christmas Eve in Transylvania."
Joe Flaherty reprised his goofy but harmless
Count Floyd character within the Saturday morning children's program THE
COMPLETELY MENTAL MISADVENTURES OF ED GRIMLEY/NBC/1988-89 when he introduced a
"really scarrry" story each week" as part of "Count Floyd's Scary
In 1990, Count Floyd starred in a VHS entitled "Making Really Funny Home
Videos (starring the hilarious Count Floyd)".
TRIVIA NOTE: Speculation has it that Count
Floyd was actually SCTV news anchor Floyd Robertson who reluctantly did the
Count Floyd gig at the SCTV station under pressure from the station management.
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