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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.
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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.
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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.
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Lidsville 1971

Inspired by a magic act that Sid Krofft attended a couple of years earlier.
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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.
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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.
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The Lost Saucer 1975

Jim Nabors and Ruth Buzzi are alien androids who are lost on Earth.

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Far Out Space Nuts 1975

Yes, that’s Gilligan, or Bob Denver, as a NASA janitor.

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Electra Woman and Dyna Girl 1976

These stories were part of the series The Krofft Supershow.

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Wonderbug 1976

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.
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Pink Lady and Jeff 1980

Jeff Altman starred with Mie and Kei in the comedy/variety show that lasted all of five episodes.
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D.C. Follies 1987

A political puppet show? It might have worked if they had Betty White on every episode.
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