Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by kevintomb, Jul 22, 2012.
Very strange, but would love to watch the complete thing, what country is it from ?
The good ol' U.S. of A. Everything that Sid and Marty Kroft did was completely bizarre. You can watch some of their full episodes for free on Hulu. I was hooked on their shows when I was a kid.
...kind of explains a lot, actually...
If it's not from Japan, it can't be the weirdest anything ever.
From Wikipedia: Episode 2, in which "Colonel Poom navigates Mark and Genie through the Hair Forest, the Shampoo River and other exotic locales on their way to find The Golden Ladder. Hoo Doo and associates scramble to stop them and ultimately unleash Big Daddy Hoo Doo."
It terrified me as a kid. I bought the complete DVD set several years ago and only got through the first episode.
Could be the understatement of the millenium. The truly scary part (to me, at least) is that The Kroffts have stated in various interviews that they were completely straight when they came up with it all.
Now, all aboard the Cannabus!
I had a co worker that would now be in his late 40s, I guess, and when the DVD TV series boxes began to hit the stores years ago, and Lidsville episodes became available, he claimed that for all these years he thought that Lidsville had been something that he had dreamed as a kid - he thought the memory was too bizarre to be something he'd actually seen on TV or in a movie.
He also claimed to have read an interview with star Charles Nelson Reilly in which the Lidsville villain claimed that the only direction he got from the Krofft brothers was, since the audience was between 2 and 5 years old, he should yell all of his line readings in order to keep the little one's attention.
This was a very, very, very strange show. Plus, don't forget the kid was Little Eddie from The Munsters.
I swear, everybody involved with that show was on heavy drugs -- or seemed to be. (Or should have been.) Worst. Visual. Effects. Ever.
Great interview with Charles Nelson Reilly about the show:
Mr. Show Sid and Mart Krofft parody (NSFW) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHqcNj0Pv6c
Beat you to it (see #7) - But great minds do think alike.
The part that freaked me out was during the opening when Butch Patrick was falling through the darkness of the giant, magic hat. When you're 5 and alone in the living room because your parents were still asleep, that was the stuff of nightmares.
I firmly believe this was Sid and Marty trolling america. "They think all our shows are about drugs let's make a show called Lidsville."
Don't forget H.R. Pufnstuff
And The Banana Splits
for some reason i have no memory of
The girl on the Bugaloos is one of my first crushes. I must have been 3 or 4 but I clearly remember watching the show to see her.
The Kroffts built the costumes for The Banana Splits, but they were a Hanna-Barbera creation.
Come on now... Lidsville, weird?!
What's so weird about a land of anthropomorphic over-sized hats? A ten-gallon hat that talks like John Wayne?!
The effects of (then modern day) post-drug culture permeated the American airwaves from the late 60's thru the early 1980's.
Sadly, there will never be childhoods like those experienced in that time-frame. I'm glad it was a part of my youth.
I liked Lidsville.
Krofft employees also designed the costumes for McDonald's -- Ronald McDonald, Mayor McCheese, the Hamburgler, all that stuff. McDonald's went and made their own commercials through a production company, the Kroffts sued, and it went all the way to the Supreme Court. And the Kroffts eventually won $1 million, basically saying the whole thing was stolen from H.R. Pufnstuf.
Pretty much every Krofft show terrified me in some way. The sleestacks, Sigmund's sea monster, HR Puffenstuff, even Jim Neighbors in The Lost Saucer. It's all led to an adulthood avoidance if anything having to do with spandex and foam.
Hahaha!! That's very funny! No aversion in regards to midgets, however?
Only if they're wearing spandex and foam rubber.
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