Dr. Paul Bearer was the host of Creature Feature, a self-declared “horrible old movie” double-feature that aired in the 1970’s and 80’s in the Tampa area. In my memory, I’m laying on a floor pillow on orange carpet, in the living room of our family cabin, and watching Attack of the Mushroom People with him on a Saturday afternoon.
At commercial breaks, Dr. Paul Bearer brought out ridiculous props and made amazing puns, like his box of “Kellogg’s Mourn Flakes” cereal. He pretended to play Poisoning Pigeons in the Park by Tom Lehrer on his grand piano. He was brilliant.