Host Joe Bob Briggs hosts B-grade flicks on the movie channel, giving background information about each one.

Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 180 minutes

Premier: 1991-10-19

Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater - Ghoulardi - Netflix

Ghoulardi was a fictional character invented and portrayed by voice announcer, actor and disc jockey Ernie Anderson as the horror host of Shock Theater at WJW-TV, Channel 8 (a.k.a. “TV-8”) in Cleveland, Ohio from January 13, 1963 through December 16, 1966. Shock Theater featured grade-“B” science fiction films and horror films, aired in a Friday late-night time slot. At the peak of Ghoulardi's popularity, the character also hosted the Saturday afternoon Masterpiece Theater, and the weekday children's program Laurel, Ghoulardi and Hardy.

Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater - Background - Netflix

Anderson, a big band and jazz and classic film enthusiast, was born in Boston on November 12, 1923, grew up in Lynn, Massachusetts and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After the war, he worked as a disc jockey in several markets, including Cleveland, Ohio, before switching to television. He joined the staff of WJW TV-8 in 1961 as an announcer and movie program host, but his original hosted movie program was soon cancelled, although he remained under contract to the station as a booth announcer. Anderson then agreed to host Shock Theater in character for an additional $65 per week on top of his regular salary.

Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater - References - Netflix