The Weird Wild World of Sid & Marty Kroft
Posted May 30, 2008 @ 2:58 AM
"Mother told me there'd be days like these. But weeks? Months?"
Posted May 23, 2009 @ 1:02 PM
There was this 'zine (sadly out of print) put out by the creators of Film Threat who wrote this hysterical article which gave a Freudian analysys of all their toons that cracked my shit up. I remember Puff-N-Stuff was described as containing some sort of penis-envy/castration theme and Sigmund and the Sea Monster was about repressed homosexuality. Heh.
I am surprised that no one has mentioned the source of the new (I'm sure will suck) Land of the Lost movie yet.
Posted May 25, 2009 @ 7:49 PM
Bizarre show...terrible execution (acting, production) but some episodes have very advanced plot-lines, writing...especially for a supposed kid's show.
Posted May 28, 2011 @ 11:14 PM
I've seen it, but I just can't bring myself to get it.
Posted Jun 21, 2011 @ 11:52 AM
Truth be told, I found it exhausting to watch and nowhere near as great as I always thought it was when I was a kid. We had a black-and-white TV then (yeah, I'm old) and the eye-popping spectrum of colors I had never seen before was incredible. I should have known it would be psychadelic, but I was a pretty square kid.
However, I will always love Billie Hayes as Witchiepoo... in fact, one of my cat's nicknames is "Bitchiepoo". And I really like the opening credits. Great music.
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Edited by olvidado, Jul 10, 2011 @ 11:41 AM.
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Posted Apr 13, 2012 @ 8:09 AM
I actually remember seeing that!!
I thought it was one of those "If you have to ask..." things.
Posted Apr 13, 2012 @ 11:41 AM
I never liked Lidsville and barely tolerated Sigmund.
Posted Apr 13, 2012 @ 2:29 PM
And I also have to add that "Lost Saucer" with Jim Nabors and Ruth Buzzi was even worse than "Lidsville". GAWWW-LEEE, that was putrid!
Edited by espie, Apr 13, 2012 @ 2:31 PM.
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Edited by Vermicious Knid, Apr 19, 2012 @ 9:34 PM.
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Posted Dec 1, 2013 @ 6:57 AM
There's no thread for each specific show, so I'll post in here that MeTV will be showing both HR Pufnstuf and Land of the Lost starting on December 28th. They showed the first episodes last Friday (11/29) and as soon as the Pufnstuf theme started, I was 7 years old again. I don't care that it's dated, or drug-referenced, or really shitty puppeteering. It's still magical to me!
Land of the Lost, IMO, didn't hold up quite as well. Maybe they needed to do more drugs.
Posted Dec 1, 2013 @ 6:04 PM
I disagree about Land of the Lost; despite the cheesy special effects (a la Ray Harryhausen), the show covered some seriously deep themes and issues and had some serious sci-fi writers working for them.
Posted Dec 7, 2013 @ 10:06 AM
Land of the Lost was probably my favorite show as a kid. The sleestacks used to freak me out (I was sure they were the monsters who lived under my bed), but I thought it would be the coolest thing ever to go back in time like that.
Posted Jan 5, 2014 @ 10:04 PM
HR Puffnstuff scared me as a kid as did the Sleestacks on Land. What I do remember (I think) is at the start of school year, they'd premiere kids shows at night in prime time.
Posted Jan 6, 2014 @ 2:22 PM
Ah, the Friday night preview special,
A regular staple of my childhood (reaching the big 4-0 this March).
Let’s see what YouTube has for us:
First, let's take you all the way back to the 70's:
A 1973 special hosted by Jack Burns and Avery Schreiber.
(special appearance by Rick Springfield)
In 1974, Jimmy Osmond hosted the NBC Saturday Morning Revue:
Let's move ahead to the 80's:
From 1982, the Saturday Morning Pac-Preview Party
(hosted by Dick Clark himself)
From 1983, Dick Clark is back (with Emmanuel Lewis)
Hosting ABC’s preview party
Also from 83, Scott Baio hosts CBS’ special with appearances from
Boss Hogg & Roscoe and that Kroft Puppet band from
Barbara Mandrell’s variety show
From 1984, “Weird Al” hosts a preview special
(sorry, this small snipet is all they have)
From 1985, NBC's “Back to Next Saturday” preview special
(hosted by Lisa Whelchel, Keshia Knight Pulliam, & Soleil Moon Frye)
Special appearance by the Kidd Video band.
Also from 85, CBS' "All-Star Saturday Spectacular"
(hosted by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper)
From 1987, “Alf Loves A Mystery”
With Alf (duh), Shannen Doherty, Jackee, and Betty White
“Hey, Balki! Are we hosting the 1989 ABC Saturday Morning Preview Special?”
“Well, of course we are. Don’t be ri-dic-u-las, Cousin Larry!!”
Meanwhile, Zach, Screech, and Slater hosted the 1989 NBC Saturday Morning Preview Special
(with Alf, John Candy (remember his cartoon?) and others)
Edited by Twilight Man, Jan 7, 2014 @ 9:36 PM.