Any kid who grew up in the 1970s likely remembers the psychedelic kids' shows H.R. Pufnstuf
and Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. Well, if Sid
and Marty Krofft
have their way, the kids of today will become acquainted with their far-out characters as well.
Created by the Krofft brothers, H.R. Pufnstuf
debuted on September 6, 1969. The brightly-colored series told the story of a young boy named Jimmy (Jack Wild
) who owns a magic flute named Freddie. The boy is lured to Living Island by the evil Witchiepoo (Billie Hayes
) who wants to steal the flute. Thankfully, the mayor of the island, H.R. Pufnstuf
(voiced by show writer Lennie Weinrib
), and his friends save Jimmy and manage to keep the boy from the evil witch's clutches. Though the series is well-remembered, it only ran for one season of 17 episodes.
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters followed the escapades of a sweet young sea monster,