's Forum Archives - Non-Cycling Discussions

Archive Home >> Non-Cycling Discussions(1 2 3 4 )

Sid and Marty Kroffft...anybody remember these kids shows?(21 posts)

Sid and Marty Kroffft...anybody remember these kids shows?ColnagoFE
May 9, 2003 8:29 AM

strange stuff they fed my young mind back in the 70s. thought some of you might enjoy these.
horrible stuffmohair_chair
May 9, 2003 8:45 AM
As a kid, I remember wondering how stuff that awful could actually get on the air! That was horrible stuff. It was so awful it was sickening. It was so pathetically sweet and Pollyanna-ish that I had to go out to the garage afterwards and smack myself in the head with a board just to come out of my TV-induced coma. Then I had to brush my teeth to get the taste out of my mouth.

I would never seek it out, but while changing channels (there weren't many in those days), if I came across it, I had to watch, the same way people can't avoid looking at car crashes on the freeway.

I see it now and wonder how the people involved managed to find enough drugs to take to construct the illusion that any of it made any sense to anyone. The more I think about it, the more I think it was all about promoting a pacifistic and Marxist world for all the kiddies. Get them while they're young! Although I still don't know where that talking flute came in. It's obviously phallic, and promotes a hedonistic lifestyle. It's no wonder that we end up with all these bizarre cults these days!
HR Pufnstuff... WitchyPoo! And all we 8-yr-olds loved Jack Wildejtolleson
May 9, 2003 9:05 AM
Great memories. Did you know that Sid and Marty Kroft successfully filed an intellectual property suit against McDonald's over the "McDonaldland" commercials because they were such a rip-off of Kroft work?
How about The Bugaloos? nmpurplepaul
May 9, 2003 10:49 AM
The Banana Splits were my favesmickey-mac
May 9, 2003 12:10 PM
I also dug Speed Racer and Gigantor.
The Banana Splits were my favessn69
May 11, 2003 5:25 PM
The Banana Splits were cool.
The Bugaloos were creepy.
Far Out Space Nuts was written on weed. (The BS's were written on acid.)
Sigmund was way too transactionally analytical.
Land of the Lost was my mother's favorite right behind old Monkey's reruns (she still thinks Davey is dreamy).
HR kicked a@@. Witchiepoo rocked.
Speed was okay, although Rex/Racer X was far cooler.
Battle of the Planets wasn't very cool. Galaxy Express and Space Cruiser Yamato were great.
I learned Spanish from Viva Allegre.
...And Chico and the Man....
Lynda Carter as WW, Lindsey Wagner/Jaime Sommers, and Farrah's poster helped make me a man.
May 12, 2003 12:57 PM
Speed was my fav. I thought my Dad was going to build me my own Mach 5.

Question for you. There was a show, a post nuc wasteland type of deal where a group of people (about 5 I think) was in a big vehicle like an arc. It was white, large, big tires, etc. It think they were *scientists*. They drove around the wasteland in white suits finding trouble, fixing stuff, etc. Do you remember the show? If so, do you know what it was called by any chance?
May 12, 2003 1:03 PM's right on the edge of my tongue, but I seem to remember that arc was in the title. Wasn't it? The show was out in the mid 70s and was featured about the same time as "Jason of Star Command," (also around the time that "Isis" and "Shazaam" were on) another live action Saturday morning show. Also, the show you're mentioning was related to a made for primetime tv movie that starred Jan Michael Vincent.
same with meNo_sprint
May 12, 2003 1:05 PM
I just can't think of it. Yep, I believe arc was in the title. If you remember it, please post. I've done a little web search and come up with nothing. Thanks!
ARC II...sn69
May 12, 2003 1:10 PM
a small web site I just found:

I forgot about the silly jet pack!
May 12, 2003 1:16 PM

And to think, OldEd was a strapping 20-sumthin' then! I forgot what a babe Isis was. ...No wonder why pop always watched that one with me.
Heck yeah!No_sprint
May 12, 2003 1:19 PM
Isis was a hot babe! Thanks for the ARC II stuff. That's been killing me for a while. Don't know why. LOL
I remember those without a doubt! How about...pdg60
May 9, 2003 12:46 PM
The Gigglesnort Hotel?
Land of the Lost? (everyone knows)

land of the lostColnagoFE
May 9, 2003 12:58 PM
those sleestacks were scary. did you know that some liguistics professor invented the language they spoke? also the theme song says "marshall, will and holly" when the dad's real name was rick...their last name was actually marshall. talk about low budget.
re: Sid and Marty Kroffft...anybody remember these kids shows?Spoiler
May 10, 2003 1:24 PM
Growing up in Upstate New York, California seemed like a million miles away.
I imagined that all of California was like the show, beaches, caves, wind blowing, nights so warm you could wear short sleeves....all kids had clubhouses.
May 10, 2003 1:33 PM
"I imagined that all of California was like the show, beaches, caves, wind blowing, nights so warm you could wear short sleeves....all kids had clubhouses."

I've been wearing short sleeves since I was born and am headed for my clubhouse as soon as I post this message.
something to ponder...why were Winnebagos so popular then? (nm)ColnagoFE
May 12, 2003 2:49 PM
You're right about thatmickey-mac
May 12, 2003 4:40 PM
Back in the '70s, a person couldn't go more than a mile on the road without seeing one of those monsters with the big "W" on the side. We never bought one, but we rented our fair share of them for road trips throughout the western states. My dad was a road warrior who wouldn't stop for anything, and it drove my sister and me crazy. Now, of course, I'm my dad and blow my lid any time someone has to use the bathroom when we've been on the road for less than three hours.
You're right about thatsn69
May 12, 2003 4:48 PM
I used to crack my parents up when I refered to them as Winnebagels. What can I say? A Jewish upbringing warps a fellah in odd ways.

Still, in reference to said television shows, I always found the character Mentor to be creepy as hell, even more so now. In the meantime, I'm trying to find a current picture of what the Isis gal looks like today.
I didn't know about the Jewish-Winebago connectionmickey-mac
May 12, 2003 7:08 PM
However, that doesn't explain their prevalence in Orange County, CA, where I grew up. Official census records showed that the Jewish population of O.C. was more or less 14 throughout the 70s. ;-)
Got their autograph at the Western Cable Show....PseuZQ
May 12, 2003 3:55 PM
Also have a pic of me posing with HR PuffnStuff himself.

Used to have "Lidville" wallpaper on my 'puter....

And have a CD of Saturday Morning Cartoon theme song covers, which includes HR PuffnStuff, Bugaloos, Sigmund the Sea Monster, etc. (those are just the Krofft cuts...there's lots more!)