Sid and Marty Krofft
Many of the most colorful and fondly remembered children’s television series of the 1970s were Sid and Marty Krofft creations. Their innovative, live-action fantasy productions were enjoyed by countless pajamaed kids on countless Saturday mornings.
From the official Sid and Marty Krofft website:
The Kroffts made their television debut in 1969 with NBC’s “H.R. Pufnstuf,” which centered on the magical adventures of boy named Jimmy, a talking flute and a six-foot dragon. The series, which introduced the brothers’ innovative mix of live-action and puppetry, was made into a Universal Pictures feature in 1970. The show continues to be broadcast around the world. “Pufnstuf” was quickly followed by “The Bugaloos” on NBC (1970) and “Lidsville” on ABC (1971). “Sigmund & the Sea Monsters” and “Land Of The Lost” premiered on NBC in 1973 and in 1974, respectively. Later kids shows included “Far Out Space Nuts,” “Lost Saucer” and “The Krofft Supershow,” which included installments of “Wonderbug,” “Big Foot & Wildboy,” “Electra Woman & Dyna Girl,” “Dr. Shrinker” and “Kaptain Kool and the Kongs.”
Can’t be many 70’s kids who don’t remember the H.R. Pufnstuf theme. Click below to listen.