Jimmy gets found out while trying to save Pufnstuf and is put in the dungeon with the others. The first was then-unknown Penny Marshall,[8] but it was felt that she was not right for the part. Jimmy and Freddy attempt to fly from Living Island in a giant box kite during a kite-flying contest. Broadcast date: December 27, 1969; Writers: Lennie Weinrib and Paul Harrison (Si Rose re-writing) "Hey kids, it's Wink and Nod: Sid and Marty Krofft (mostly) made the '60s counterculture safe for Saturday morning television", Richard Leiby. [5], Like most children's television shows of the era, H.R. Witchiepoo later appeared in the Lidsville episode "Have I Got a Girl For Hoo Doo" where she lands a date with Horatio J. Hoodoo. 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A cover of the show's theme song, performed by The Murmurs, is included on the 1995 tribute album Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits, produced by Ralph Sall for MCA Records. marijuana (puffin' stuff);[20][21][22][23][24][25] Marty Krofft has said the initials H.R. Pufnstuf. The dragon rescued Jimmy and protects him from Witchiepoo, as his cave was the only place where her magic had no effect. He is 11 years old when he arrives on the island and turns 12 in the episode called "The Birthday Party". [1] The show centered on a shipwrecked boy named Jimmy, played by teenage actor Jack Wild. David Martindale, author of Pufnstuf & Other Stuff, maintains that the Kroffts' desire to attract an audience who are now parents of impressionable children pushes them to downplay the double entendres: "But to deny it, the shows lose some of their mystique. It is based on the children's television series H.R. Freddy gets turned into a mushroom by the touch of Witchiepoo's evil mushrooms. The show's theme song, titled "H.R. [2][3], The Kroffts created the H.R. Sid & Marty Krofft Television Productions Inc. v. McDonald's Corp. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pufnstuf_(film)&oldid=1001132845, Articles to be expanded from December 2011, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "Finale:a) If I Could / b) Living Island" - Jack Wild, Note: The title song was covered by The Pickwick Children's Chorus on the album, This page was last edited on 18 January 2021, at 11:05. Issue #7. Clodfelter, Tim. The Polka-Dotted Horse accidentally swallows Freddy causing a big catastrophe with Dr. Blinky, H.R. Sid and Marty had toured with their puppets as the opening act for Judy Garland, and they based Judy the Frog on her. People never believe you when you say that, but you can't. McGuire, Mark. Also, Judy Frog teaches the gang a pre-Michael Jackson Moonwalk dance. Pufnstuf. In 2004 and 2007, H.R. column). Pufnstuf was in) and Horror Hotel (which Witchiepoo, Orson Vulture, Seymour Spider, and Stupid Bat are featured with Hoodoo). Aside from the soundtrack album (and the obligatory movie posters and lobby cards), there was no tie-in merchandise for the film. Her vulture and spider henchmen (sorry- names escape me) add to the craziness of the quest for Jimmy's magic flute, Freddy. Simon's credit was added when he successfully sued The Kroffts, claiming that the theme too closely mimicked his song "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)". Once there, he befriends many of the island's inhabitants led by Mayor H.R. Pufnstuf is a children's television series produced by Sid and Marty Krofft in the United States. It's Jimmy's birthday and Pufnstuf and his friends fix a surprise birthday party for him. Sat, Dec 27, 1969 30 mins. The cast and crew expected Raye to behave like a diva, but she instead befriended everyone behind the scenes, even inviting them to dinner. [3] According to actress Joy Campbell McKenzie, Cass Elliot was "very distant. "[20] Contradicting his own position, Marty Krofft has neither admitted nor hinted in occasional interviews that the references were made knowingly; in one case, a writer reported that when pressed as to the connotation of "lids" in the title Lidsville, "Well, maybe we just had a good sense of humor", Krofft said, laughing. It is based on the children's television series H.R. Reruns of the show aired on ABC Saturday morning from September 2, 1972, to September 8, 1973, and on Sunday mornings in some markets from September 16, 1973, to September 8, 1974. Reruns of the show were featured on TV Land in 1999 as part of their "Super Retrovision Saturdaze" Saturday morning-related overnight prime programming block and in the summer of 2004 as part of their "TV Land Kitschen" weekend late-night prime programming block, and was later shown on MeTV from 2014 until 2016. He says these shows didn't come from smoking just a little pot, and you could say, 'Oh, yeah. H.R. Pufnstuf and imprisons him in her dungeon diverting Jimmy from his escape. After Jimmy (Jack Wild) gets kicked out of the school band for tripping and breaking a drum kit, he then ventures on a journey with his newly magical talking flute Freddy. Disguised as a little girl, Witchiepoo visits Dr. Blinky about a bad tooth. Pufnstuf.At the age of nine, Baird appeared on the Colgate Comedy Hour.In 1956, Baird became one of the original Mouseketeers for the Mickey Mouse Club.She returned to school when the program ended, but reemerged on H.R. Loads more TV Themes at: http://teeveesgreatest.webs.com/H.R. Once they are gone Witchiepoo is the only witch to find out they were faking, she flies to try to catch up and tell the other witches to come back. It was syndicated by itself from September 1974 to June 1978 and in a package with six other Krofft series under the banner Krofft Superstars from 1978 to 1985. The most prominent of these was "H.R. actually stand for "Royal Highness" backwards. You can't do good television while on drugs. Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie Spotlight. Pufnstuf, Cling, Clang, and Freddy the Flute appear in a crossover episode of, In 2018, reference to the show H.R. . Boss Witch: Martha Raye. The Krofft brothers have responded in several interviews to popular beliefs that subtle recreational drug references exist in the show. After creating costumes for characters in the live-action portion of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, Sid and Marty Krofft were asked to develop their own Saturday morning children's series for NBC. In 2004, Rhino Entertainment/Rhino Retrovision released H.R. "[26][27] In a 2000 interview, Marty Krofft answered the question by saying, "The Krofft look has a lot of color, but there were no drug connotations in the show." Jimmy feels bad for endangering the Living Island inhabitants and decides to leave with his flute without telling them, to keep them from further danger. Pufnstuf: The Strange World of Sid & Marty Krofft", Video clip of "The Altered State of Druggachusetts", "Todd Kauffman on Instagram: "The Pufnstuf Music Machine! [4] Raye's involvement in Pufnstuf led to her being cast as Benita Bizarre in the Kroffts' upcoming television show The Bugaloos. H.R. Unfortunately, PUFNSTUF the movie was poorly distributed, virtually ignored and quickly forgotten. [1] The seventeen episodes were originally broadcast from September 6, 1969, to December 27, 1969. H.R. [5] Other ideas were cultivated from Sid's life. "'H.R. Pufnstuf was released to DVD on May 19, 2009. Pufnstuf infiltrate Witchiepoo's castle to rescue Judy Frog so that they can get directions to the Magic Path. Is H.R. Movies. Pufnstuf, performed by Roberto Gamonet and voiced by the show's writer Lennie Weinrib, who also voices many of the other characters. Triplett, Ward. Witch Hazel: Cass Elliot. Stage veteran Billie Hayes came in next, set into a maniacal cackle and hopped up on a desk. Sharon Baird - Shirley Pufnstuf. Together, they hatch a plot to get Witchiepoo into the movie so that Jimmy can steal her Vroom Broom to escape. The Crustaceans – They are shown in several episodes as well as the closing theme song, some, Lennie Weinrib – Bela Lugosi Tree, H.R. Jimmy and a talking flute named Freddy take a ride on a mysterious boat, but the boat was actually owned by a wicked witch named Wilhelmina W. Witchiepoo (played by Billie Hayes) who rode on a broomstick-vehicle called the Vroom Broom. April 1, 1972 Pufnstuf use a bird-shaped "Trojan Horse" as a ruse to enter Witchipoo's castle and recover Freddy from Witchiepoo. Pufnstuf & The Brady Kids Live at the Hollywood Bowl", which was performed and recorded in 1973. An elaborate H.R. There is an older, male tree who may or may not be the husband of Madame Willow. But she breaks into fits of rage when the pain becomes too much forcing the doctor to calm her down via love potion. Pufnstuf in 1971 after Sid & Marty Krofft refused to license the Pufnstuf characters for use in a McDonald's commercial campaign. Was it drug oriented? Pufnstuf and his pals Cling and Clang also made life-size appearances at the park. HR Pufnstuf looks a little long in the tooth these days, his tail is dragging, but this television series still features the droll villainry of Witchiepoo to keep things going! The film ends with a musical number and Pufnstuf saying, 'when good friends pull together, they can do anything'. H.R. Witchiepoo: Billie Hayes. [16] The film also included Googy Gopher, Orville Pelican, and Boss Witch's chauffeur Heinrich Rat who were exclusive to the movie. Baird had an extensive career before H.R. Mole digs into the dungeon to save them, all except Pufnstuf who will soon be cooked. Pufnstuf is a children's television series produced by Sid and Marty Krofft in the United States. Martha Raye was cast as Boss Witch. Jimmy and Freddy both age 70 years when the Clock Family's time machine malfunctions. Not to us, it wasn't. Pufnstuf, Dr. Blinky's Talking Book, Stupid Bat, Pop Lolly, West Wind, Max Von Toadenoff the Great, Orson Vulture, Polka Dotted Horse, Jimmy as Movie Villain, Walker Edmiston – Boris Karloff Tree, Dr. Blinky's Candle, East Wind, Grandfather Clock, North Wind, Chief Redwood, Alarm Clock, Dr. Blinky, Dr. Blinky's Test Tube, Ludicrous Lion, Seymour Spider, Joan Gerber – Freddy the Flute, Grandmother Clock, Judy the Frog, Madame Willow, South Wind, Lady Boyd, Shirley Pufnstuf, Excerpts from the show can often be seen playing on the TV in the hotel room Earl and his brother share in, An episode of the animated television series, H.R. The older ones ought to survive - if it can even keep their interest. We just set out to make a quality children's program. "When giant puppets walked the Earth, Sid and Marty Krofft creations like `H.R. A note on the production. Pufnstuf (voiced by Al Melvin), but the evil Witchiepoo is determined to steal Freddy the Flute away from him in order to impress the visiting Witches' Council and the Boss Witch (Martha Raye) enough to win the Witch of the Year Award. In comedies, if you don't have them (laugh track), you're in big trouble, because if you don't hear a laugh track, it's not funny. Witchiepoo receives a message from headquarters that the Boss Witch is coming to Living Island for an inspection. Veeeeery creepy, I assure you. In the late 1960s, television had a completely ridiculous Saturday morning kid show called "H.R. Pufnstuf film. Jimmy disguises himself as a beggar to rescue Freddy from the spell. Pufnstuf, and Jimmy. We did not intentionally do anything related to drugs in the story. Pufnstuf puppet show was featured at The Sid and Marty Krofft Puppet Theater at Six Flags Over Mid-Missouri in 1971. [17] Eight years later, Sony again announced development on the project, but there has been no news since.[18]. [24][25] The show's theme song lyric "he can't do a little, 'cause he can't do enough" has been read as referring to the addictive nature of drugs. And that's the way the audience (at home) was programmed to view these shows."[9]. H.R. H.R. Witchiepoo mistakes Jimmy for an old man and falls in love with him. But I think he was very deliberately doing double meanings so the show could amuse people on different levels. H.R. After Jimmy is rescued by Pufnstuf and his two deputies, Kling and Klang, his adventures begin as well as his attempts to get back home. Pufnstuf." Lennie Weinrib, the show's head writer and the voice of Pufnstuf, has said, "I think fans gave it a kind of mysterious code-like meaning, like ‘Ah, was Pufnstuf puffing stuff? Pufnstuf, a major motion picture released in 1970, was also released on May 19, 2009, by Universal Studios. We have a great online selection at the lowest prices with Fast & Free shipping on many items! Get unlimited DVD Movies & TV Shows delivered to your door with no late fees, ever. One month free trial! [25] His comments to another interviewer were more direct; in a Times Union profile whose author observed, "Watching the shows today, it's hard to imagine a show with more wink-and-nod allusions to pot culture, short of something featuring characters named Spliffy and Bong-O", Krofft conceded that the show's title had been an intentional marijuana reference, as had Lidsville, but "that was just a prank to see if they could get them past clueless NBC executives". 1 Storyline 2 Theme Song Intro 3 Sound Effects Used 4 Image Gallery 5 Audio Samples 6 External Links H-B BOING, CARTOON - BOING WITH GUITAR AND SPRING WOBBLE H-B CRICKET - MANY CRICKETS AND FROGS SINGING, ANIMAL, INSECT, AMPHIBIAN Hollywoodedge, Plane ASleep Dive En CRT056108/Sound Ideas, Explosions - Bomb whine . "[20] Martindale said in another interview that he fully believes Marty Krofft's insistence that he did not use drugs, especially given that Marty's focus was that of a businessman, but Martindale describes Sid Krofft as "a big kid" and "a hippy", saying, "His comment when I told him we were going to do this book was—and I quote—'Oh, far out.' "Revival: the fantastic worlds of Sid and Marty Krofft are back in vogue again". Orchestrated by Witchiepoo (Billie Hayes), he ends up on an evil boat which takes him to Living Island, an island where everything is alive. Sid's friend, Lionel Bart, asked him to view a rough cut of the movie adaptation of Oliver. ": We've heard that for 35 years. Finney, Daniel P. "Creators are clear: 'Pufnstuf' was definitely an acid trip". Sony first attempted a remake in 2000, but dropped the project. Pufnstuf just one giant drug reference? Silva, Elda. Pufnstuf as Stupid Bat, Judy Frog, Shirley Pufnstuf, and … Pufnstuf character for the HemisFair '68 world's fair where they produced a show called Kaleidoscope for the Coca-Cola pavilion. In the story, a young lad with … Pufnstuf. HR Pufnstuf looks a little long in the tooth these days, his tail is dragging, but this television series still features the droll villainry of Witchiepoo to keep things going! PUFNSTUF is a family comedy filled with magic and music for all ages, Jimmy s adventure begins after playing his flute in solitude, when he lays his flute down it comes to life and is taken on board a magical talking boat sent by the evil witch, Witchiepoo. [5] He later described bringing Wild into his home as a mistake, considering he already had his hands full with two young daughters. "[28], Kevin Burke, co-author of Saturday Morning Fever: Growing Up with Cartoon Culture, argues that the "consistency of thought" in the rumors of drug references has a basis, although his co-author and brother Timothy Burke, a history professor at Swarthmore College, insists "human beings are capable of achieving hallucinatory heights without chemical assistance. The Kroffts have long had plans for a new H.R. Marty Krofft added "the bottom line—it's sad—you gotta tell them when it's funny. Puppets team with actors to relate the adventures of a youth (Jack Wild) in a make-believe land. Pufnstuf' leads TV Land's foray into 'retrovision. Sid & Marty Krofft Television Productions Inc. v. McDonald's Corp. Witchiepoo hides in a cake to steal Freddy. Pufnstuf's sister stars in a movie to raise money for Living Island's anti-witch fund. The broadcasts were successful enough that NBC kept it on the Saturday morning schedule until August 1972. Pufnstuf with another of her spells. [29], "Pufnstuf" redirects here. It was the first Krofft live-action, life-sized-puppet program. The character's name was Luther, and he became a mascot for the fair.[4]. It was the second Krofft live-action, life-sized-puppet program. The show was shot in Paramount Studios and its opening was shot in Big Bear Lake, California. People thought we were on drugs. [10] He is credited as the song's co-writer in TeeVee Tunes's Television's Greatest Hits Volume 5: In Living Color.[11]. (Etc. Rent H.R. Get the best deals for hr pufnstuf dvd at eBay.com. Jimmy and his new friends get the flute back by having Gopher dig a tunnel to Witchiepoo's castle and faking a fire. Sour Jimmy buys a map to the location of the Golden Key which unlocks the Golden Door (a secret way off of Living Island), Witchiepoo captures H.R. Jimmy and H.R. Pufnstuf was ranked #22 and #27 respectively on TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever. They all dress up as white good fairy angels, raid the castle, scare off the Witches Council, and save Pufnstuf. But Jack Wild is positively wonderful, and the witches' convention is a very cool touch. After catching him trying to steal her boat, Witchiepoo puts a spell on Jimmy that turns him into a mechanical boy and commands him to acquire Freddy for her. Her vulture and spider henchmen (sorry- names escape me) add to the craziness of … It was necessary, as much as we were always looking to have a real laugh track, a real audience. There is another female tree whose lips are always in the shape of an "O". Fortunately Jimmy is rescued by the island's mayor, a six foot dragon named H.R. It featured live actors coupled with giant puppets and hopelessly insipid jokes. [19]. For the film based on this series, see, CD liner notes: Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits, 1995 MCA Records, Passing Show, The Bridgeport Post, January 22, 1970 p. 21, Owen, Rob. It was the first Krofft live-action, life-sized-puppet program. [5], For Marty Krofft, the production was a particular headache. It includes the original trailer of the film, and it is presented in its original widescreen presentation. And the laugh track, (Si) was right. The witch steals the flute by disguising herself as a pretty dance instructor. Pufnstuf. Source: (Amazon) H.R. Warren, Ellen; Armour, Terry. She used the boat to lure Jimmy and Freddy to her castle on Living Island, where she was going to take Jimmy prisoner and steal Freddy for her own purposes. Pufnstuf's sister Shirley stars in a movie to raise money for Living Island's anti-witch fund. The film is also available in Digital media format at iTunes Store. "Wham! The Kroffts also loaned out the character, with Hayes reprising her role, for The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, in which she appears as the sister of the Wicked Witch of the West (portrayed by Margaret Hamilton). Once back at the town they plan a rescue. The shows were very bright and spacey looking. [2] The movie was financed by Universal Pictures and Kellogg's Cereal,[2] the latter of which was a sponsor of the television show. A soundtrack album was released on LP, cassette and 8-track in 1970 (Capitol/EMI Records SW-542), featuring the songs and the score by Charles Fox. Sid Krofft commented "We were sort of against that, but Si Rose—being in sitcoms—he felt that when the show was put together that the children would not know when to laugh." Plus H. R. Pufnstuf himself can't seem to keep his eyes from going googly. SMK and Vivendi Entertainment has obtained the home video rights to the series and released the complete series on January 11, 2011. special). Two versions of the release exist; one is a traditional complete series set, while the other is a collector's set, featuring a bobble-head of H.R. Pufnstuf’s sister Shirley comes to Living Island to make a movie, Jimmy and Freddie get parts in it. Witchiepoo invites herself to Jimmy's party and steals Freddy by rendering the partygoers helpless with laughing gas. They may have lent themselves to that culture at the time, but we didn't ascribe that meaning to them, and I can't speak to what adults were doing when they were watching the shows. Pufnstuf, the children's show dragon, was born when Sid and Marty Krofft created "Kaleidoscope," a show for the Coca-Cola pavilion at the World’s Fair in San Antonio in 1968, … Jimmy disguises himself as a witch to enter with the other witches. Where to Watch. Witchiepoo runs for Mayor of Living Island challenging H.R. The Kroffts prefer to remain playfully vague. Pufnstuf television series, this film was rushed into production for theatrical distribution, with filming beginning in January 1970. Pufnstuf appeared in a segment of Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, as well as in the Lidsville episode "Have I Got a Girl For Hoo Doo", where Hoo Doo conjures Pufnstuf as Witchiepoo's date for a witches' dance. Boas, Liz. Pufnstuf (sometimes referred to as Pufnstuf Zaps the World) is a 1970 American comedy fantasy musical film produced by Sid and Marty Krofft Enterprises and released by Universal Pictures. Witchiepoo retaliates by bombing and destroying Pufnstuf's town. and other "hippie" slang words. Get unlimited DVD Movies & TV Shows delivered to your door with … For more information, see this article at Cecil Adams' The Straight … Jimmy finds this out and decides to try to save them. En route, her minion sees the good guys at the town; she orders him to use her doomsday bomb on them but also says to take the wheel. "Steppenwolf book impresses Metcalf, who should know" (INC. column; includes news brief on the E! A book tells them the only thing that scares witches is a good fairy angel. The Great Sea Horse Race / Jumbled Genie. Sid Krofft cast his next door neighbor, singer Cass Elliot, as Witchiepoo's frenemy and bitter rival Witch Hazel. Jimmy and H.R. So may want to avoid showing this to very small childen. This children's fantasy is based on Sid and Marty Krofft's popular 1960s kiddy show H.R. Like grass?’ Was it psychedelic? In a plot to impress the Boss Witch, she ends up kidnapping H.R. Will Jimmy and Freddy get back home? Marty accepted guardianship of Jack Wild while the teenage boy was in the United States filming the show. pufnstuf Zap the world movie song witchiepoo - YouTube The series is also available in Digital media format at iTunes Store. The movie was finally released on VHS in 2001 by Universal Home Video as part of their Universal Treasures Collection, and on DVD on May 19, 2009. Pufnstuf is a children's television series produced by Sid and Marty Krofft in the United States. [7] Ludicrous Lion bears more than a passing resemblance to Irving, the eponymous lion in a pilot they had made in 1957 called Here's Irving. [20][21][22] For example, the title character's name Pufnstuf has been interpreted as a reference to smoking hand-rolled (H.R.) While the television series was still in production, the Kroffts were approached to do a film adaptation. Everything was alive on the island, including houses, boats, clocks, candles, and so forth; virtually any part of the Living Island sets could become a character, usually voiced in a parody of a famous film star such as Mae West, Edward G. Robinson, or John Wayne. Right on the funny bone: the high low comedy of 'Mr. Pufnstuf (1969) starring Jack Wild and Billy Barty on DVD and Blu-ray. Pufnstuf Lenticular Photo and The Banana Splits View-Master® Reels", "H.R. "Head back in time with David Martindale's 'Reruns' column". When shyster Ludicrous Lion convinces Jimmy that he has a super-duper pogo stick for sale that could bounce him home, H.R. Authors of books on the show and its contemporaries, however, have not always accepted the Kroffts' alternative explanations for apparent references to drugs. Not rude or arrogant but she just didn't mingle, which most people were surprised about."[4]. H.R. Pufnstuf: The Complete Series (1969) starring Jack Wild and Billie Hayes on DVD and Blu-ray. Reruns of th… Pufnstuf: The Complete Series, featuring all 17 episodes on three discs, remastered and uncut, accompanied by interviews with Sid & Marty Krofft, Billie Hayes, and Jack Wild. Her minion accidentally drops the bomb inside the vehicle while literally taking the wheel, blowing themselves up in a large explosion. He addressed the topic at length in an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 2004, in response to the question, "OK, let's get this right out in the open. [8] Only two actresses auditioned to play Witchiepoo. When H.R. Show, The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy), Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits. The Magic Path is the only way off Living Island. Witchiepoo returns to Pufnstuf's town and shrinks all the inhabitants to put them in her castle dungeon as prisoners. Pufnstuf introduced the Kroffts' most-used plot scenario of a fairy tale of good versus evil, as well as their second plot scenario of the stranger in a strange land. A number of USA stage show tours were run starring the same characters from the show. Jimmy gets amnesia that Dr. Blinky and Witchiepoo take turns trying to cure with flashbacks from earlier episodes. The Kroffts sued in 1973, and won the case in 1977. The show was the subject of a successful lawsuit brought by the Kroffts against the fast food restaurant McDonald's, whose McDonaldland characters were found to have infringed the show's copyright. Rent H.R. 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