History Series / Lidsville

12th Nov '16 5:03:28 PM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: [[JohnWayne Tex the Ten-Gallon Hat]], [[Creator/BorisKarloff Boris the Executioner's Hood]], [[Creator/BelaLugosi Bela the Vampire's Cowl]].

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: [[JohnWayne [[Creator/JohnWayne Tex the Ten-Gallon Hat]], [[Creator/BorisKarloff Boris the Executioner's Hood]], [[Creator/BelaLugosi Bela the Vampire's Cowl]].
28th Sep '16 1:33:14 PM Puterboy1
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* SurroundedByIdiots: [=HooDoo=]'s bumbling Bad Hats and other henchmen.

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* SurroundedByIdiots: [=HooDoo=]'s bumbling Bad Hats and other henchmen. He even says this out loud.
25th May '16 8:07:43 AM LongLiveRock
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* AndYouWereThere: Charles Nelson Reilly who plays [=HooDoo=], also appears in the opening credits playing Merlo, the magician whose hat Mark falls into.


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* TheWonderland: Lidsville
19th Dec '15 10:15:38 PM nombretomado
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Extremely similar to ''Series/HRPufnstuf'', '''''Lidsville''''' featured a boy, Mark (Butch Patrick, of Series/TheMunsters fame), who falls into a stage magician's top-hat into the eponymous hat community. Having gained control of a ring-dwelling (non-hat) Genie (played by a [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] Billie Hayes, who also played Witchiepoo on ''Pufnstuf''), he is pursued by the magician's Lidsvillian evil counterpart, [=HooDoo=], played by a pre-''Series/MatchGame'' Charles Nelson Reilly not a hat himself, but living in a giant topper and flying around in a giant opera hat. Produced by SidAndMartyKrofftProductions back in 1971, with their trademark surrealism, the concept bears a suspicious resemblance to an earlier British stop motion cartoon called ''Hattytown Tales''... though it was only two years earlier, and had none of the overarching plot (such as it is) of the classic Sid and Marty Krofft Productions "human lost in a strange land" story, and lacked any "human" characters.

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Extremely similar to ''Series/HRPufnstuf'', '''''Lidsville''''' featured a boy, Mark (Butch Patrick, of Series/TheMunsters fame), who falls into a stage magician's top-hat into the eponymous hat community. Having gained control of a ring-dwelling (non-hat) Genie (played by a [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] Billie Hayes, who also played Witchiepoo on ''Pufnstuf''), he is pursued by the magician's Lidsvillian evil counterpart, [=HooDoo=], played by a pre-''Series/MatchGame'' Charles Nelson Reilly not a hat himself, but living in a giant topper and flying around in a giant opera hat. Produced by SidAndMartyKrofftProductions Creator/SidAndMartyKrofftProductions back in 1971, with their trademark surrealism, the concept bears a suspicious resemblance to an earlier British stop motion cartoon called ''Hattytown Tales''... though it was only two years earlier, and had none of the overarching plot (such as it is) of the classic Sid and Marty Krofft Productions "human lost in a strange land" story, and lacked any "human" characters.



* SidAndMartyKrofftProductions
7th Aug '15 9:36:06 AM tropower
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Extremely similar to ''Series/HRPufnstuf'', '''''Lidsville''''' featured a boy, Mark (Butch Patrick, of Series/TheMunsters fame), who falls into a stage magician's top-hat into the eponymous hat community. Having gained control of a ring-dwelling (non-hat) Genie (played by a [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] Billie Hayes, who also played Witchiepoo on ''Pufnstuf''), he is pursued by the magician's Lidsvillian evil counterpart, [=HooDoo=], played by a pre-''Series/MatchGame'' Charles Nelson Reilly not a hat himself, but living in a giant topper and flying around in a giant opera hat. Produced by SidAndMartyKrofftProductions back in 1971, obviously while still tripping on acid. The concept bears a suspicious resemblance to an earlier British stop motion cartoon called ''Hattytown Tales''... though it was only two years earlier, and had none of the overarching plot (such as it is) of the classic Sid and Marty Krofft Productions "human lost in a strange land" story, and lacked any "human" characters.

Brilliantly parodied on ''Series/MrShow'' in the sketch "The Altered State of Druggachusetts."

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Extremely similar to ''Series/HRPufnstuf'', '''''Lidsville''''' featured a boy, Mark (Butch Patrick, of Series/TheMunsters fame), who falls into a stage magician's top-hat into the eponymous hat community. Having gained control of a ring-dwelling (non-hat) Genie (played by a [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] Billie Hayes, who also played Witchiepoo on ''Pufnstuf''), he is pursued by the magician's Lidsvillian evil counterpart, [=HooDoo=], played by a pre-''Series/MatchGame'' Charles Nelson Reilly not a hat himself, but living in a giant topper and flying around in a giant opera hat. Produced by SidAndMartyKrofftProductions back in 1971, obviously while still tripping on acid. The with their trademark surrealism, the concept bears a suspicious resemblance to an earlier British stop motion cartoon called ''Hattytown Tales''... though it was only two years earlier, and had none of the overarching plot (such as it is) of the classic Sid and Marty Krofft Productions "human lost in a strange land" story, and lacked any "human" characters.

Brilliantly parodied Parodied on ''Series/MrShow'' in the sketch "The Altered State of Druggachusetts."



* ExpositoryThemeTune: Would also count as a DisneyAcidSequence...if the ''whole damn show'' wasn't one.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Mark never did get home.

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* ExpositoryThemeTune: Would also count as a DisneyAcidSequence...if the ''whole damn show'' wasn't one.
As with many of Sid and Marty Krofft's shows.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Mark never did get home.[[note]]Well, we never saw it anyway...[[/note]]



* IAmVeryBritish: Colonel Poom.
* LargeHam: [=HooDoo=]. Most of the other characters are as well, but [=HooDoo=] still outhams them. He's played by ''[[MatchGame Charles Nelson Reilly]]'', for God's sake.

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* IAmVeryBritish: Colonel Poom.
Poom, again.
* LargeHam: [=HooDoo=]. Most of the other characters are as well, but [=HooDoo=] still outhams them. He's played by ''[[MatchGame Charles Nelson Reilly]]'', for God's sake.after all.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10689492_679547532131324_441976612838075011_n.jpg?oh=2e2ef686b9fd8e053c6cd3cc2f1884e1&oe=548900B0&__gda__=1418720505_97b50974c6ea41a49d14ecd4e9af20c8 An early piece of conceptual artwork]] shows that Hoo Doo's original sidekick was not Raunchy Rabbit, but rather, a trio of rabbits that [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed bear more than a striking resemblance]] to TheThreeStooges.
7th Aug '15 9:27:25 AM tropower
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Extremely similar to ''Series/HRPufnstuf'', '''''Lidsville''''' featured a boy, Mark (Butch Patrick), who falls into a stage magician's top-hat into the eponymous hat community. Having gained control of a ring-dwelling (non-hat) Genie (played by a [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] Billie Hayes, who also played Witchiepoo on ''Pufnstuf''), he is pursued by the magician's Lidsvillian evil counterpart, [=HooDoo=], played by a pre-''Series/MatchGame'' Charles Nelson Reilly not a hat himself, but living in a giant topper and flying around in a giant opera hat. Produced by SidAndMartyKrofftProductions back in 1971, obviously while still tripping on acid. The concept bears a suspicious resemblance to an earlier British stop motion cartoon called ''Hattytown Tales''... though it was only two years earlier, and had none of the overarching plot (such as it is) of the classic Sid and Marty Krofft Productions "human lost in a strange land" story, and lacked any "human" characters.

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Extremely similar to ''Series/HRPufnstuf'', '''''Lidsville''''' featured a boy, Mark (Butch Patrick), Patrick, of Series/TheMunsters fame), who falls into a stage magician's top-hat into the eponymous hat community. Having gained control of a ring-dwelling (non-hat) Genie (played by a [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] Billie Hayes, who also played Witchiepoo on ''Pufnstuf''), he is pursued by the magician's Lidsvillian evil counterpart, [=HooDoo=], played by a pre-''Series/MatchGame'' Charles Nelson Reilly not a hat himself, but living in a giant topper and flying around in a giant opera hat. Produced by SidAndMartyKrofftProductions back in 1971, obviously while still tripping on acid. The concept bears a suspicious resemblance to an earlier British stop motion cartoon called ''Hattytown Tales''... though it was only two years earlier, and had none of the overarching plot (such as it is) of the classic Sid and Marty Krofft Productions "human lost in a strange land" story, and lacked any "human" characters.
2nd Oct '14 3:00:59 PM starofjusticev21
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* ComedicUnderwearExposure: In one episode Hoodoo attacks the town with "Big Daddy Hoodoo," a HumongousMecha version of himself. After it's defeated it turns out he'd been driving it while wearing nothing but his longjohns for some reason, and when this is revealed he's so embarrassed he runs away without zapping anybody.



* PlayboyBunny: [=HooDoo=] actually dresses as one of these in one episode. Yes, it's exactly as disturbing as you're imagining it being. The costume was more of a [[FurryFandom female rabbit fursuit]]. Which [=HooDoo=] uses to [[{{Squick}} seduce Raunchy]].
10th Sep '14 7:10:37 PM justanotherrandomlurker
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Invoked. Apparently, the network censors called up the Kroffts and told them that Mother Wheels can't ride a motorcycle without a helmet; producer Si Rose told them Mother Wheels ''is'' a helmet.


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10689492_679547532131324_441976612838075011_n.jpg?oh=2e2ef686b9fd8e053c6cd3cc2f1884e1&oe=548900B0&__gda__=1418720505_97b50974c6ea41a49d14ecd4e9af20c8 An early piece of conceptual artwork]] shows that Hoo Doo's original sidekick was not Raunchy Rabbit, but rather, a trio of rabbits that [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed bear more than a striking resemblance]] to TheThreeStooges.
2nd Sep '14 9:55:26 AM mlsmithca
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Producer Si Rose once said that the censors called them up one day and told them Mother Wheels needed to wear a motorcyle helmet; Rose responded, "Mother Wheels ''is'' a motorcycle helmet".



* PropRecycling: Some of the costumes are reused from ''Series/HRPufnstuf''.
2nd Sep '14 9:54:29 AM mlsmithca
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[[caption-width-right:306:It's the kick-kick-kickiest...]]

->''"He was stunned and he was fascinated, still he had to see''\\
''There was something deep inside the hat, [[SchmuckBait What could that something be?]]''\\
''Then cautiously each step he took, he climbed up on the brim to look,''\\
''And all at once the hat began to shake, and rock, [[CaptainObvious look out!]]"''

(The point of no return for poor Mark.)

The PlanetOfHats taken to its logical extreme: Most of the characters are anthropomorphic talking hats.

Extremely similar to ''Series/HRPufnstuf'', '''''Lidsville''''' featured a boy, Mark (Butch Patrick), who falls into a stage magician's top-hat into the eponymous hat community. Having gained control of a ring-dwelling (non-hat) Genie (played by a [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] Billie Hayes, who also played Witchiepoo on ''Pufnstuf''), he is pursued by the magician's Lidsvillian evil counterpart, [=HooDoo=], played by a pre-''Series/MatchGame'' Charles Nelson Reilly not a hat himself, but living in a giant topper and flying around in a giant opera hat. Produced by SidAndMartyKrofftProductions back in 1971, obviously while still tripping on acid. The concept bears a suspicious resemblance to an earlier British stop motion cartoon called ''Hattytown Tales''... though it was only two years earlier, and had none of the overarching plot (such as it is) of the classic Sid and Marty Krofft Productions "human lost in a strange land" story, and lacked any "human" characters.

Brilliantly parodied on ''Series/MrShow'' in the sketch "The Altered State of Druggachusetts."
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!!''Lidsville'' provides examples of:

* AtTheOperaTonight: Tonsilini the Top Hat (oddly enough, not, apparently, an opera hat).
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: Raunchy.
* CoolCar: [=HooDoo=]'s flying Hatamaran.
* CoolOldLady: Mother Wheels.
* CrossOver: In one episode, [=HooDoo=] meets [[WickedWitch Witchiepoo]] through a dating service, and it is up to the heroes to break them up.
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Mr. Big.
* DontGoInTheWoods: The Forest of Hair, crossing over with WhenTreesAttack.
* DumbMuscle: Rah-Rah the football helmet.
* EndingTheme
* EvilSorcerer: Horatio J. [=HooDoo=].
* EvilTwin: Actually, [=HooDoo=] has a ''good'' twin.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The nurse is named Nursie.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Producer Si Rose once said that the censors called them up one day and told them Mother Wheels needed to wear a motorcyle helmet; Rose responded, "Mother Wheels ''is'' a motorcycle helmet".
* ExpositoryThemeTune: Would also count as a DisneyAcidSequence...if the ''whole damn show'' wasn't one.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Mark never did get home.
* AGodAmI: Raunchy appears to be going this way when he gets [=HooDoo=]'s powers in one episode, but instead mostly spends his time getting back at his former boss and eating a ton of carrots.
* GreatWhiteHunter: Colonel Poom, the pith helmet.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Hat-based puns.
* IAmVeryBritish: Colonel Poom.
* LargeHam: [=HooDoo=]. Most of the other characters are as well, but [=HooDoo=] still outhams them. He's played by ''[[MatchGame Charles Nelson Reilly]]'', for God's sake.
* LaughTrack
* TheMovie: [[http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/31/hold-on-to-your-hats-lidsville-to-become-animated-movie-for-dreamworks/ planned,]] with AlanMenken doing the songs.
* NiceHat
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: [[JohnWayne Tex the Ten-Gallon Hat]], [[Creator/BorisKarloff Boris the Executioner's Hood]], [[Creator/BelaLugosi Bela the Vampire's Cowl]].
* OurGeniesAreDifferent
* ThePlace: Lidsville.
* PlanetOfHats: Amusingly, despite being a very literal planet of hats, it is not a figurative planet of hats.
* PlayboyBunny: [=HooDoo=] actually dresses as one of these in one episode. Yes, it's exactly as disturbing as you're imagining it being. The costume was more of a [[FurryFandom female rabbit fursuit]]. Which [=HooDoo=] uses to [[{{Squick}} seduce Raunchy]].
* {{Pirate}}: Captain Hooknose
* PropRecycling: Some of the costumes are reused from ''Series/HRPufnstuf''.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The Bad Hats.
* SaturdayMorningKidsShow
* ShortRunner: Like most Krofft shows, seventeen episodes, for financial reasons.
* SidAndMartyKrofftProductions
* SimpletonVoice: Raunchy Rabbit and Rah-Rah.
* SurroundedByIdiots: [=HooDoo=]'s bumbling Bad Hats and other henchmen.
* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: [=HooDoo=] has his own band living with him who will burst into song [[IncrediblyLamePun at the drop of a hat]]. The musical group was, of course, named [[IncrediblyLamePun The Hat Band]].
* UnfortunateNames:
** Weenie the Genie.
** Captain ''Hooknose?'' '''Really?'''
* VerbalTic: Mother Wheels "Hon-EE!"
* VillainEpisode: A few episodes focused more on the villains than on the heros. "Take Me To Your Rabbit" and "[=HooDoo=] Who?" come to mind.
* VillainSong: A couple.
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