The Late Movies: Sid and Marty Krofft
Somewhere along the line, Sid and Marty Krofft became synonymous with weird kids' TV. Let's take a look at their wondrous imaginary worlds.
Banana Splits 1968
Sid and Marty did not produce the Banana Splits Show, but they designed the characters and the sets.
H.R. Pufnstuf 1969
Things got really weird when the Krofft brothers did their own full show. I watched this a little when I was eleven years old, and even at that age I could see how very weird it all was.
Ah, but that's just the beginning....
The Bugaloos 1970
I couldn't find the opening, so here are the closing credits. It's weird enough.
Inspired by a magic act that Sid Krofft attended a couple of years earlier.
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters 1973
Two brothers find and befriend a sea monster, who looks like he crawled out of a McDonald's ad.
Land of the Lost 1974
This series ran for two seasons, and then came back as a segment of the Krofft Superstars series. Then it was made into a feature film in 2009.
The Lost Saucer 1975
Jim Nabors and Ruth Buzzi are alien androids who are lost on Earth.
Far Out Space Nuts 1975
Yes, that's Gilligan, or Bob Denver, as a NASA janitor.
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl 1976
These stories were part of the series The Krofft Supershow.
I'm not familiar with the later Sid and Marty Krofft productions, but this one looks like a cross between The Love Bug and Pixar's Cars.
Pink Lady and Jeff 1980
Jeff Altman starred with Mie and Kei in the comedy/variety show that lasted all of five episodes.
D.C. Follies 1987
A political puppet show? It might have worked if they had Betty White on every episode.