History Creator / SidAndMartyKrofftProductions

19th May '18 11:13:45 AM DarkStorm
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** And ''Wonderbug'' is a Saturday morning ''HerbieTheLoveBug'' and live-action ''SpeedBuggy''.

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** And ''Wonderbug'' is a Saturday morning ''HerbieTheLoveBug'' ''Film/TheLoveBug'' and live-action ''SpeedBuggy''.''SpeedBuggy''.
*** And then Wonderbug had an Expy of its own in the form Hanna-Barberra's Wonder Wheels (Wonderbug as a motorcycle).



* TheRevival: They've had many attempts at reviving their own work for newer generations, but haven't been too successful at it. Only two revivals of ''Series/LandOfTheLost'' saw the light of day (a new series in 1992, which wasn't as successful as the original, and the BigDamnMovie of 2009, that was a trainwreck); throughout the 2000s, new versions of ''Series/ElectraWomanAndDynaGirl'' and ''Series/FamilyAffair'' were in the works (the latter had nothing to do with the original, but had obvious connections with cast member Johnny Whitaker), and presently, movie remakes of ''Series/HRPufnstuf'', ''Series/{{Lidsville}}'', and ''Series/SigmundAndTheSeaMonsters'' are in the works.
** It perhaps is not surprising that the sudden success of their 2015 Nick series ''Mutt & Stuff'' has kickstarted things, with a Mutt & Stuff/Pufnstuf crossover promised for early 2016. Meanwhile Amazon's 2016 Pilot Season will feature the pilot for a brand new ''Sigmund'' series.
** In Comic Con 2015 the Kroffts revealed a Bugaloos remake from the Bugaloos and they are communicating with a cable network so to speak, Also they hinted Cyndi Lauper would play Benita Bizarre, They also are looking into a remake of Lidsville

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* TheRevival: They've had many attempts at reviving their own work for newer generations, but haven't their success has been too successful at it. Only two mixed. Two revivals of ''Series/LandOfTheLost'' saw the light of day (a new series in 1992, which wasn't as successful as the original, and the BigDamnMovie of 2009, that was a trainwreck); throughout trainwreck)
** Throughout
the 2000s, new versions of ''Series/ElectraWomanAndDynaGirl'' (which got [[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0283727/ a pilot episode]] but wasn't picked up) and ''Series/FamilyAffair'' were in the works (the latter (which had nothing to do with the original, but had obvious connections with cast member Johnny Whitaker), Whitaker) were in the works but ultimately led nowhere, and presently, movie remakes of ''Series/HRPufnstuf'', ''Series/{{Lidsville}}'', and ''Series/SigmundAndTheSeaMonsters'' are in the works.
** It perhaps is not surprising that the sudden success of their 2015 Nick series ''Mutt & Stuff'' has kickstarted things, with a Mutt & Stuff/Pufnstuf crossover promised for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdOxckhv5bQ in early 2016. Meanwhile 2016]]. Meanwhile, Amazon's 2016 Pilot Season will feature featured the pilot for a brand new ''Sigmund'' series.
series, [[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1292576/ which was picked up for a single six-episode season.]]
** In Comic Con 2015 the Kroffts revealed a Bugaloos remake from the Bugaloos and they are communicating with a cable network so to speak, Also they hinted Cyndi Lauper would play Benita Bizarre, They also are looking into a remake of LidsvilleLidsville.
** Electra Woman and Dyna Girl did eventually [[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4644822/ get a remake]] in 2016 as an eight-episode miniseries, though very little from the original show other than character names and costumes were kept.
10th Jan '18 7:59:13 AM Sakubara
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* ExpositoryThemeTune: Many of their shows had this so children wouldn't be lost to the point where they were each about a minute and a half long.
19th Mar '17 11:34:31 PM SpukiKitty
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* TheCastShowoff: Most Krofft shows have at least one character or actor who falls into the category.
19th Mar '17 11:33:59 PM SpukiKitty
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* {{Lying Creator}}s:
** Up until TheNewTens, both Sid and Marty were said to be fifth generation puppeteers, both of whom continued the family legacy of puppeteering from their father, who had been the owner/manager of the Krofft Theatre in Athens, Greece (where Sid was born), resulting in their names being changed from Cydas and Marshopopoulos Yolas to Sid and Marty Krofft. Afterwards, both Sid and Marty finally confessed in an interview that their father was not a puppeteer, and was, in fact, a clock salesman, and that the story of them carrying on their father's work was concocted by their then-publicist.
** Around the same time, Marty also finally admitted that (after years of fan speculation) yes, the title ''Series/HRPufnstuf'' was, indeed, a blatant reference to drugs. Marty still swears, however, that he and Sid have never done any drugs while creating their shows, and claims the idea behind the name came more from a childish sense of humor and wanting to see if they could get away with it and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar slip it past the network censors.]] Considering Creator/{{NBC}} thought the title was a reference to a powder puff rather than reefer smoking indicates they pulled it off.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Most Krofft shows have characters like this; some specific examples include the Ooze family from ''Series/SigmundAndTheSeaMonsters'' being modeled after [[Series/AllInTheFamily the Bunkers]].
** ''DC Follies'' alone takes it up a notch, as the entire cast of the show (aside from Fred Willard as himself) were life-sized puppet caricatures of politicians and celebrities who were in the news at the time.
19th Mar '17 11:32:52 PM SpukiKitty
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* ShootTheMoney: Mainly because networks gave them rather small and meager budgets, while their characters and settings cost ''millions'' of dollars to create.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: At least Sid thinks so.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: At least Sid thinks so.
19th Mar '17 11:30:37 PM SpukiKitty
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* WordOfDante: Many have said that the Kroffts sued [=McDonald's=] for ripping off ''H.R. Pufnstuf'' with their [=McDonaldLand=] concept, when this is actually false. In a 2000 interview for the Archive of American Television, Sid and Marty said that [=McDonald's=] commissioned them to create a [=McDonaldLand=] for their commercials, which they began doing, then halfway through the creating process, [=McDonald's=] told them they decided to pull the plug on the project, so the Kroffts stopped their art department, and that was that... until the [=McDonaldLand=] commercials began popping up on television a few months later, without the Kroffts' knowledge, which led to the lawsuit.
* YouLookFamiliar: The Kroffts had a tendency to use some of the same actors in various different shows of theirs. For example:
** Billie Hayes played Witchiepoo in ''H.R. Pufnstuf'', then later played Weenie the Genie in ''Series/{{Lidsville}}''.
** Lennie Weinrib did a number of character voices (most notably Pufnstuf) and also played the titular Magic Mongo from ''Series/TheKrofftSupershow''.
** Jack Wild was immortalized as Jimmy from ''H.R. Pufnstuf'', but he also portrayed himself in the special ''The World of Sid & Marty Krofft at the Hollywood Bowl'' and an episode of ''Sigmund and the Sea Monsters''.
10th Jan '17 10:46:03 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Around the same time, Marty also finally admitted that (after years of fan speculation) yes, the title ''Series/HRPufnstuf'' was, indeed, a blatant reference to drugs. Marty still swears, however, that he and Sid have never done any drugs while creating their shows, and claims the idea behind the name came more from a childish sense of humor and wanting to see if they could get away with it and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar slip it past the network censors.]] Considering Creator/{{NBC}} thought the title was reference a powder puff rather than reefer smoking indicates they pulled it off.

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** Around the same time, Marty also finally admitted that (after years of fan speculation) yes, the title ''Series/HRPufnstuf'' was, indeed, a blatant reference to drugs. Marty still swears, however, that he and Sid have never done any drugs while creating their shows, and claims the idea behind the name came more from a childish sense of humor and wanting to see if they could get away with it and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar slip it past the network censors.]] Considering Creator/{{NBC}} thought the title was a reference to a powder puff rather than reefer smoking indicates they pulled it off.
10th Oct '16 10:51:47 PM FranksGirl
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** And ''Wonderbug'' is a Saturday morning ''HerbieTheLoveBug'' and live-action ''SpeedBuggy''.
18th Aug '16 6:01:46 PM junglegirl
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** In Comic Con 2015 the Kroffts revealed a Bugaloos remake from the ''Series/[[Bugaloos]]'' and they are communicating with a cable network so to speak, Also they hinted Cyndi Lauper would play Benita Bizarre, They also are looking into a remake of ''Series/[[Lidsville]]''

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** In Comic Con 2015 the Kroffts revealed a Bugaloos remake from the ''Series/[[Bugaloos]]'' Bugaloos and they are communicating with a cable network so to speak, Also they hinted Cyndi Lauper would play Benita Bizarre, They also are looking into a remake of ''Series/[[Lidsville]]''Lidsville
18th Aug '16 6:00:42 PM junglegirl
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** In Comic Con 2015 the Kroffts revealed a Bugaloos remake from the '' Series/[[Bugaloos]]'' and they are communicating with a cable network so to speak, Also they hinted Cyndi Lauper would play Benita Bizarre, They also are looking into a remake of'' Series/[[Lidsville]] ''

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** In Comic Con 2015 the Kroffts revealed a Bugaloos remake from the '' Series/[[Bugaloos]]'' ''Series/[[Bugaloos]]'' and they are communicating with a cable network so to speak, Also they hinted Cyndi Lauper would play Benita Bizarre, They also are looking into a remake of'' Series/[[Lidsville]] ''of ''Series/[[Lidsville]]''
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