Thursday, August 14, 2014

1970s: Uber Dork Para-Themed Shows

Wildboy and Bigfoot:  Another Sid and Marty Krofft series - they were kings of kid TV in the 70s! It was part of the Krofft Supershow on Saturday mornings and ended each week with a cliffhanger. A Bigfoot finds a boy in the wilds of the Northwest and raises him. 

Land of the Lost:  Produced by Sid and Marty Krofft. This was about a family trapped in an alternate universe where there are dinosaurs. 

Betwitched:  A show about a witch who marries a mortal and tries to live her life as a normal suburban housewife, only her quirky relatives and her desire to make things right, sometimes caused some bad spell-ing.

I Dream of Jeannie:  When an astronaut lands on a beach and finds a bottle, he releases the long-held genie who is vowed to make things good for him, only she's not too talented at granting wishes. 

Kolchak the Night Stalker:  This show went into cult favorite status after just two years of showing. A reporter seems to stumble into unsolved mysteries that involve the parnaormal.  

The Addam's Family:  

The Munsters:  

Scooby Doo: Hanna-Barberra that brought us lot of cartoon favorites in the 70s was smart enough to give us a little para-fun!  This cartoon favorite that para-geeks cut their teeth on involved four teenagers and a dog solving mysteries that seemed really spooky until they found the real culprit (usually the butler). They were truly the first ghost hunting debunkers.

Six Million Dollar Man:  The Bigfoot episode was so good, they had to bring him back! 

Sid and Marty Krofft:  These producers single-handledly made some of the most bizarre para-geek themed kids shows ever in existence. They were psychedelic and sometimes even frightening for the kids. 

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