Sid and Marty Krofft: A Critical Study of Saturday Morning Children's Television, 1969-1993

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McFarland, Mar 13, 2015 - Performing Arts - 303 pages
H.R. Pufnstuf, Lidsville, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Land of the Lost: For a generation of children growing up in the late sixties and early seventies, these were some of the most memorable shows on Saturday morning television. At a time when television cartoons had lost some of their luster, two puppeteers named Sid and Marty Krofft put together a series of shows that captivated children. Using colorful sets and mysterious lands full of characters that had boundless energy, the Kroffts created a new form of children’s television, rooted in the medium’s earliest shows but nevertheless original in its concept. This work first provides a history of the Kroffts’ pretelevision career, then offers discussions of their 11 Saturday morning shows. Complete cast and credit information is enhanced by interviews with many of the actors and actresses, behind-the-scenes information, print reviews of the series, and plot listings of the individual episodes. The H.R. Pufnstuf feature film, the brothers’ other television work, and their short-lived indoor theme park are also detailed.
 

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This book is one of the best books I will ever read. I havnt read much but I'm sure this will be very entertaining. I hope it has pictures of there theme park. How's that for a topper?
The band I
play in, Spazztic Blurr, plays covers of the theme songs. I love the chord progressions and the bass lines in these wonderful tunes. Keeping the spirit alive of these mindblowing show's is the goal. Plus I just love the songs and the memorable times of my youth. The Bay City Rollers rule!!!
Marco Sharko
 

Contents

Acknowledgments
1
2H R Pufnstuf
17
3Pufnstuf The Movie
41
4The Bugaloos
55
5Lidsville
69
6Sigmund and the Sea Monsters
85
7Land of the Lost 974976
109
8The Lost Saucer
139
9Far Out Space Nuts
157
10The Krot Supershow
169
11Krot Superstar HourThe Bay City Rollers
199
13Land of the Lost 99994
215
14Krot at Night
233
Puf versus Mayor McCheese
255
Index
269
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Hal Erickson has written several media-related books for McFarland, and was for many years a primary editor of the All-Movie Guide website. He lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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