If you are an old school horror movie fan and you lived in the NY area in the 1960's, you will remember the "Cool Ghoul" Zacherle.
I have very fond memories of watching his antics and the weird characters on his show, not to mention waiting for that moment when he would show up in the horror movie he was showing that day. You might say he was the inspiration for the Crypt Keeper.
Here's an update on John Zacherle who at 94 years of age doesn't look any different than he did when I was a kid: HERE
Well, hosting horror movies doesn't tend to lead to the same immunal deficiency issues that Ron's area of expertise seems to. I would imagine Svengoolie's health insurance is far less expensive as well, but that's neither here nor there.