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Sigmund and the Sea Monsters 

Two boys try to maintain normal lives while secretly having adventures with families of sea monsters and genies.




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Series cast summary:
Johnny Whitaker ...  Johnny Stuart 29 episodes, 1973-1974
Scott C. Kolden ...  Scott Stuart / ... 29 episodes, 1973-1974
Billy Barty ...  Sigmund Ooze / ... 29 episodes, 1973-1974
The Krofft Puppets ...  Big Daddy / ... 29 episodes, 1973-1974
Van Snowden ...  Sweet Mama Ooze / ... 26 episodes, 1973-1974
Sharon Baird ...  Big Daddy Ooze / ... 26 episodes, 1973-1974
Mary Wickes ...  Aunt Zelda 25 episodes, 1973-1974
Larry Larsen Larry Larsen ...  Blurp Ooze 20 episodes, 1973-1974
Paul Gale ...  Slurp Ooze 19 episodes, 1973-1974
Rip Taylor ...  Sheldon the Sea Genie 13 episodes, 1973-1974
Sidney Miller ...  Sweet Mama Ooze / ... 12 episodes, 1973-1974


Sigmund is a sea monster. He's also a tremendous embarrassment to his family because, unlike a normal sea monster, Sigmund has no desire to scare anybody. He runs away from home rather than scare people, and meets up with Johnny and Scott. The three become best friends and Johnny and Scott keep Sigmund in their clubhouse. Johnny and Scott spend their time alternately (A) keeping Sigmund from being kidnapped by his family and (B) keeping him a secret from everyone else. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Release Date:

8 September 1973 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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(29 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Throughout the first season, Johnny Whitaker performed a song in each episode, but this was abandoned in the second season because his voice was changing. See more »


Sigmund Ooze: Oh, I love you Fluffy!
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Referenced in Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) See more »

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One of my Favorite Krofft Shows
11 May 2010 | by hfan77See all my reviews

I remember watching Sigmund and the Sea Monsters on Saturday mornings when I was in my teens and I thought it was one of my favorite shows from the duo of Sid and Marty Krofft. It was a lot different from the Kroffts other shows since there were no psychedelic sets like HR Pufnstuf and it was more of a standard sitcom aimed at a young audience.

What made the show click was the chemistry between Johnny Whitaker and Scott Kolden, who played brothers Johnny and Scott Stewart. They got along so well on and off the set and they have been friends for years. Billy Barty was also outstanding as Sigmund, who was kicked out of his home by his mean sea monster family because he couldn't scare humans. Sigmund's family live in a seaside cave with a shellophone (which was always answered "Shell-o!") and a Shellevision that was powered by an electric eel. Big Daddy, to me, sounded a lot like Archie Bunker. There was also Sweet Mama who tried to keep her husband and Sigmund's rotten twin brothers Blurp and Slurp in check. Those two frequently tried to bring Sigmund back home, but they always failed.

Also adding to the mayhem were Mary Wickes as Zelda, the housekeeper, later replaced by Fran Ryan, Joe Higgins as Sheriff Chuck Bevins and Margaret Hamilton as nosy neighbor Miss Eddels. There were also guest star appearances by Pam Ferdin and Jack Wild.

The first season to me had the best episodes since they focused more on the boys hiding Sigmund and the conflict between Sigmund and his family. Also, Whitaker got to sing in a number of first season episodes as well as the show's opening theme.

But by the second season, the theme song was changed and Whitaker no longer sang on the show. Also, Rip Taylor was added as Sheldon, the Sea Genie and the shark began to jump when the show focused more on Sheldon and Sigmund. After two seasons, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters said farewell to Dead Mans Point.

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