Sid and Marty Krofft: A Critical Study of Saturday Morning Children's Television, 1969-1993

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McFarland, Jan 1, 1998 - Performing Arts - 293 pages
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H.R. Pufnstuf, Lidsville, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Land of the Lost: For a generation of children growing up in the late sixties and early seventies, these were some of the most memorable shows on Saturday morning television. At a time when television cartoons had lost some of their luster, two puppeteers named Sid and Marty Krofft put together a series of shows that captivated children.
Using colorful sets and mysterious lands full of characters that had boundless energy, the Kroffts created a new form of children's television, rooted in the medium's earliest shows but nevertheless original in its concept. This work first provides a history of the Kroffts' pretelevision career, then offers discussions of their 11 Saturday morning shows. Complete cast and credit information is enhanced by interviews with many of the actors and actresses, behind-the-scenes information, print reviews of the series, and plot listings of the individual episodes. The H.R. Pufnstuf feature film, the brothers' other television work, and their short-lived indoor theme park are also detailed.
  

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I really need to buy and own this book. Travelmel was deeply affected by the Krofft brothers. My flute icon, if you didn't know, is from HR Puf-n-Stuff. Read full review

Contents

The PrePufnstuf Years
5
2H R Pufmtuf
17
Pufmtuf The Movie
41
4TheBugaloos
55
Lidsvitte
69
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters
85
Land of the Lost 19741976
109
8 The Lost Saucer
139
9 Far Out Space Nuts
157
10 The Krofft Supershow
169
Krofft Superstar HourThe Bay City Rollers
199
Land of he Lost 19911994
215
14Krofft at Night
233
Puf versus Mayor McCheese
255
Index
269
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Erickson is an editor for AMG All-Movie Guide, an on-line film and video database, and a frequent contributor to Encyclopedia Britannica.

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