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HR Pufnstuf

Stuf happensJACK WILD is Jimmy, owner of golden talking flute named Freddie much sought after by freaky gorgon Witchiepoo BILLIE HAYES. To obtain said musical device Mrs. Witch lures Jimmy to watery lair of Living Island, only to see him rescued by eponymous nice big friendly dragon mayor. Disney-esque action/animated musical adventures follow, involving Pufnstuf’s gang Judy the Frog, Cling and Clang, Ludicrous Lion and Dr Blinky, plus Witchiepoo’s cronies: horrible yellow arachnid Seymour, green clawed-bird Orson and dippy Stupid Bat. As usual, baddies had best scene-stealing gadgets i.e. the Vroom Broom and CCTV-prototype Image Machine.

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3 Comments

  1. Cindylover1969

    October 27, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    For more information on Sid and Marty Krofft (the brothers behind this and a whole load of other ’70s shows, most of which weren’t shown in the UK) I recommend the book “Pufnstuf And Other Stuff.” Among other things, it’s got the backstory of that joke in “The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour” where Lisa Simpson is replaced by a totally different girl…

  2. Matt Patton

    October 29, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    The Kroftt brothers firmly deny that any weed was smoked by anyone connected with this program. The alternative, of course, is that everybody involved was in the middle of a massive mental breakdown . . .

  3. Kayla Andrews

    May 30, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Here’s another alternative Matt: They were totally sane and sober and all that. They just made a good TV show and more. I trust them, to be honest. The 70’s were always the “feel good” times. Sid and Marty Kroft were just trying to prove it.

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