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YMMV: H.R. Pufnstuf

  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Likely unintentional. During the movie, Witch Hazel performs a song about the importance of being different. While nothing wrong with that in and of itself, because it's sung by a witch (and from her perspective), and because witches (at least in this movie note ) are evil, some viewers may have thought that the movie implies that being different is evil.
  • Les Yay: Not least, perhaps, between Witchiepoo and Witch Hazel (Cass Elliot) in the movie.
  • Periphery Demographic: Guess which one. That's right. Stoners.
  • This Is Your Premise on Drugs: It's just a question of which one, really.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Believe it or not, it wasn't, according to Sid and Marty Krofft themselves. At one point they even fired a crew member for showing up stoned.
    • After decades of being goaded for a definitive answer on whether the show was one giant pot reference, Marty Krofft did finally admit that Pufnstuf's title was a reference to reefer smoking. However, the title was apparently born out of a childish sense of humour rather than an active interest in drug culture, as he was seeing if he could pass it by the NBC executives without being called out on it.


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