History Creator / SidAndMartyKrofftProductions

6th Feb '16 9:10:43 AM JulietF2
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* 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 ''[=ElectraWoman=] & [=DynaGirl=]'' and ''Series/FamilyAffair'' were in the works (the latter they had nothing to do with the original, but had obvious connections with castmember Johnny Whitaker), and presently, movie remakes of ''Series/HRPufnstuf'', ''Series/{{Lidsville}}'', and ''Series/SigmundAndTheSeaMonsters'' are in the works.

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* 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 ''[=ElectraWoman=] & [=DynaGirl=]'' and ''Series/FamilyAffair'' were in the works (the latter they had nothing to do with the original, but had obvious connections with castmember cast member Johnny Whitaker), and presently, movie remakes of ''Series/HRPufnstuf'', ''Series/{{Lidsville}}'', and ''Series/SigmundAndTheSeaMonsters'' are in the works.
28th Jan '16 3:57:56 PM WillBGood
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Other Krofft series included ''Series/TheBugaloos'', ''Series/LandOfTheLost'', ''Series/{{Lidsville}}'', ''Series/FarOutSpaceNuts'', ''Series/SigmundAndTheSeaMonsters'', ''Series/ElectraWomanAndDynaGirl'', ''[[Series/BradyBunchSpinOffs The Brady Bunch Variety Hour]]'', ''Series/DCFollies'', and the infamous ''Series/PinkLadyAndJeff''. Before producing series on their own, the Krofft brothers designed the costumes for Hanna-Barbera's ''WesternAnimation/TheBananaSplits''.

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Other Krofft series included ''Series/TheBugaloos'', ''Series/LandOfTheLost'', ''Land of the Lost'' (both the [[Series/LandOfTheLost1974 1974 original]] and its [[Series/LandOfTheLost1991 1991 revival]]), ''Series/{{Lidsville}}'', ''Series/FarOutSpaceNuts'', ''Series/SigmundAndTheSeaMonsters'', ''Series/ElectraWomanAndDynaGirl'', ''[[Series/BradyBunchSpinOffs The Brady Bunch Variety Hour]]'', ''Series/DCFollies'', and the infamous ''Series/PinkLadyAndJeff''. Before producing series on their own, the Krofft brothers designed the costumes for Hanna-Barbera's ''WesternAnimation/TheBananaSplits''.
24th Dec '15 6:30:51 AM PuffyTreat
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** 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.
24th Dec '15 6:28:35 AM PuffyTreat
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In 2015, their Edutainment series for Nickelodeon ''Mutt & Stuff'' became an unexpected hit, resulting in a 40 episode first season order and the commissioning of a brand new special that will see the Mutt & Stuff cast visited by the Pufnstuf cast. The mind boggles.
9th Nov '15 12:35:54 PM DarkStorm
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* CoolCar: A number of them in various series, but Schlepcar (aka Wonderbug) probably tops the list.

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* CoolCar: A number of them in various series, but Schlepcar (aka Wonderbug) Wonderbug probably tops the list.list (though his alter-ego, Schlepcar, is TheAllegedCar).
24th Feb '15 3:48:53 PM dornbeast
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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 slip it passed 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 passed past the network censors. censors.]] Considering Creator/{{NBC}} thought the title was reference a powder puff rather than reefer smoking indicates they pulled it off.
9th Feb '15 11:38:42 AM justanotherrandomlurker
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** Up until TheNewTens, both Sid and Marty were said to be fifth generation puppeteers, both of whom continued the family legacy of puppeteer 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.

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** Up until TheNewTens, both Sid and Marty were said to be fifth generation puppeteers, both of whom continued the family legacy of puppeteer 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.
9th Feb '15 11:38:03 AM justanotherrandomlurker
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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 puppeteer 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 slip it passed the network censors. Considering Creator/{{NBC}} thought the title was reference a powder puff rather than reefer smoking indicates they pulled it off.
13th Dec '14 10:36:11 AM CorahsUncle
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During the mid-70's, they had a theme park in downtown Atlanta, GA, called ''The World of Sid and Marty Krofft'', notable for being the world's first indoor amusement park; it closed within six months. The facility that housed it, the Omni International, was later bought by Ted Turner and became the new HQ for {{Creator/CNN}}, the CNN Center.

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During the mid-70's, mid-1970s, they had a theme park in downtown Atlanta, GA, called ''The World of Sid and Marty Krofft'', notable for being the world's first indoor amusement park; it closed within six months. The facility that housed it, the Omni International, was later bought by Ted Turner and became the new HQ for {{Creator/CNN}}, Creator/{{CNN}}, the CNN Center.



** ''Series/FarOutSpaceNuts'': PattyMaloney as Honk

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** ''Series/FarOutSpaceNuts'': PattyMaloney Creator/PattyMaloney as Honk



* BigDamnMovie: ''Pufnstuf'' (1970), ''Land of the Lost'' (2009) - interestingly, both were handled by {{Universal}} (which had nothing to do with any of their series); supposedly reboots of ''Pufnstuf'', ''Lidsville'', and ''Sigmund'' are in the works, with different studios, including [=DreamWorks=] and Sony.

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* BigDamnMovie: ''Pufnstuf'' (1970), ''Land of the Lost'' (2009) - interestingly, (2009). Interestingly, both were handled by {{Universal}} (which Creator/{{Universal}}, which had nothing to do with any of their series); supposedly series; supposedly, reboots of ''Pufnstuf'', ''Lidsville'', and ''Sigmund'' are in the works, with different studios, including [=DreamWorks=] and Sony.



** ''Series/PryorsPlace'': Basically ''Series/SesameStreet'' in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles instead of [[BigApplesauce New York City]]; Richard Pyror playing various different color residents instead of Gordon, Susan, Bob, and Mr. Hooper; a half-hour plot instead of an hourlong scene interrupted by various different skits and inserts; and a LaughTrack.
** ''DCFollies'': TransatlanticEquivalent to ''SpittingImage''

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** ''Series/PryorsPlace'': Basically ''Series/SesameStreet'' in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles instead of [[BigApplesauce New York City]]; Richard Pyror playing various different color residents instead of Gordon, Susan, Bob, and Mr. Hooper; a half-hour plot instead of an hourlong scene interrupted by various different skits and inserts; inserts, and a LaughTrack.
** ''DCFollies'': ''Series/DCFollies'': TransatlanticEquivalent to ''SpittingImage''''Series/SpittingImage''.



* {{Expy}}: ''Series/DCFollies'' is basically an American ''Series/SpittingImage''.

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* {{Expy}}: ''Series/DCFollies'' ''DC Follies'' is basically an American ''Series/SpittingImage''.''Spitting Image''.



* YouLookFamiliar: The Kroffts had a tendancy 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 Wenie the Genie in ''Series/{{Lidsville}}''.

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* YouLookFamiliar: The Kroffts had a tendancy 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 Wenie Weenie the Genie in ''Series/{{Lidsville}}''.
13th Dec '14 10:24:42 AM rjung
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