Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sid and Marty Krofft--Childhood Mind Scramble

I grew up in the era of Sid and Marty Krofft. They pretty much made me programs that, when I watched them in the morning before going off to school, I was happy to be in the quiet sanity of my classroom. My teachers should have thanked these guys. These psychedelic brother TV producers spat out some wicked awesome trends from the 70s.

Jim Nabors and Ruth Buzzi--no freaking kidding--in space!

HR Pufinstuf (listen to the lyrics--is this pedophilia delight or what?)

Here's all their openings --

I don't know what Sid and Marty Kroft were smoking in the 70s, but what a freaking delightful retro mind fuck, huh? Next time someone tells me that Barney the dinosaur is freaky, I tell them to down a malt beer on an empty stomach and watch these delights (above).


  1. Oh no!!! I used to have nightmares of Fweddy the Magic Fwoot, then I became a flutist. Ironic much?

    Damn you, H.R. Puffnstuff!!

  2. Brings back memories of watching those silly shows. Now I can't get the H.R. Puffnstuff theme out of my head!

  3. Lidsville is the kook-kook-kookiest!
    Lidsville is the lviing end!

    I can just imagine them smoking a doob and listening to Peter, Paul & Mary singing "Puff The Magic Dragon" when they came up with the idea for H.R Puffinstuff.

    (Witchie-Poo was a great witch!)

  4. I have a friend who said she dressed one Halloween as witchie poo and no one knew what she was. Haha. Yes, just us middle agers get it.

  5. They were smoking one of Sigmund's Sea Monsters

    Sigmund and the Sea Monsters lol