Dr. San Guinary’s Creature Feature debuted in Omaha, NE on KMTV in 1971. An immediate hit with young and old alike, the program featured director John Jones as Dr. San Guinary, host of late night horror classics. John’s show mixed his cut-in humor with a variety of local, national and charity guests. John was also heavily involved with fundraising throughout the year for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, culminating with The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. Doc’s ‘Spookarama Kits’ were a popular summer backyard carnival program that many kids took part of to help raise funds. John’s show was ultimately canceled in 1981, but he continued his charity efforts as San Guinary up until a year before his passing from cancer at the age of 46 in 1988. A major biography on John Jones is due out in 2019, authored by current Doc, Christopher Palmer.
The current version of Creature Feature debuted in 2012, and it has been running on various Omaha stations for the past 6 years based on available time slots and budget. It is a independently produced program that was rebooted by Christopher Palmer and Jason Van Buskirk (owner of Aspen Video and Web in Lincoln) with the cooperation of Jason and Josh Jones, the sons of John Jones. The program is formatted for a one-hour time slot, taking a classic B-horror movie and splitting it between two episodes. It has always been a non-profit entity, with our sponsors just covering our air time and Palmer covering additional expenses. Palmer reprises the role of Dr. San Guinary, keeping classic elements such as the lab, Igor and the cheesy comedy cut-ins. New additions to the skit comedy segments are a cast of characters including various cutie nurses, Larry the Woofman and the educational antics of The Professor. Occasional guests are invited into the lab. For example, offbeat entertainer The Enigma takes over Doc’s spot for an episode this year. All cast and crew work on the program in a volunteer capacity, with many having been with the show since its conception. The 2019 broadcast season begins on Saturday July 6th at 10 PM and runs weekly through December 28th on KPTM FOX 42.2.
OUR CHARITY WORK
Upholding the tradition of the original program and the multitude of charity work performed by John Jones, the current cast and crew participate in several charity events held throughout the year. Palmer is a volunteer blood drive coordinator for the American Red Cross with several San Guinary blood drives held each year. We also take part in clothing drives to benefit local homeless shelters and food drives for area food banks. We also make efforts to fulfill requests for appearances at other local charity events throughout the area. This allows our TV cast to meet with the public and allow our fan base to play an active role in serving the community.
OUR LIVE EVENTS
Several times a year, Doc and the gang leave the lab and hit the streets. They will host a movie night, hang out at a haunted house, catch a live band, go bowling, invade a car show, or maybe just grab a seat somewhere and responsibly enjoy a few adult beverages. You can join them! Just click here and check out all the live events coming up!
OUR CONTACT INFORMATION
Doc is old (I mean, REAL old) so he likes ribbon candy, Matlock, and mail. Real, old-fashioned, made-of-paper mail. You can send us a letter, a postcard, even your fan art (and If you do that you just might see it on the show). Doc would love to see it. Just use the address below:
Dr. San Guinary's Creature Feature
PO Box 6530
Omaha NE 68106
If you really don't want to send a real, physical letter, we'd still like to hear from you. You can always drop an email to our general inquiries department at email@example.com.
If, for some unfathomable reason, you'd like Doc and the gang to take part in your event, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to visit with our friends outside the lab walls. Most of the cast are house-broken. Most.