February 17, 2004
Who's your friend when things get rough?
Permanent Record on DVD is released today and you know what else comes out?
H.R. freaking PUFNSTUF!!, the whole series.
Dude! You know, if David would have had a magical talking flute, he might not have taken that swan dive.
, off topic
| from inside the mind of krix at February 17, 2004 12:02 PM
I have no idea what this is. We didn't have cable when I was little. It was Mr. Dressup and The Friendly Giant for me. And Sesame Street of course.
Mr. Dressup? You kinky Canadians.
Well, NO ONE had cable when I was little.
If you are younger than 33 you probably don't remember this show, or any other Sid and Marty Krofft shows (Lidsville, The Bugaloos) but they were great fun. Saturday mornings were ALL about the giant puppets and talking chimps.
OMG! I am having flashbacks of Sigmund and the Sea Monsters!
Man, we had such great shows to watch when we were kids.
Sigmund!!! I love all those old shows, Electric Company, HR PufNStuf, which is it that had Henrietta Hippo?? That was my favorite.
Now if I could find the DEVLIN cartoon, I would be a happy girl...
New Zoo Revue!
*sings theme song*
It's quite an unusual thing, the animals talk and sing...
With Doug and Emmy Jo, everyday's a different show!
It's the New Zoo Revue, coming right at you...
It's the New Zoo Revue, coming right at you!
It was all about Jack Wild nad his english accent right after Oliver! came out.
I had the worst crush on that guy. The show was a hoot. Great fun.
This has gone totally over my head.
LOL! Hahahaha, you guys are all nuts! ;-D
*gives a standing ovation to Krix's song*
We had a boat with bears on it, a giant pink blob called Barbapappa and of course Ti-Ta-Tovenaar, the wizard who could freeze time :-) There was also a duo (a clown & an acrobat) in a series called Bassie & Adriaan, and the acrobat was quite nice. (Well, in my then juvenile eyes, of course). However, now I think that the extremely tight purple pants he sometimes wore might have been a bit 'too much'. *snork*
Well, krix, you've gone and done it. Re-piqued (is that a word???) my interest in Sigmund. Did a Google search, and guess what? You can buy a toy sea monster. I just have to have it. This is a really cool site for anyone who wants to re-live their Krofft-influenced childhood.
Julie!, we had Barbapappa too! I think it was because it was French. They could change into anything. I loved them.
Saturday mornings were a blast. Does anyone remember Captain Kool (Michael Lembeck...I had such a crush on him!)and the Gang, the Banana Splits, or even Isis? Those were good times.
On another kinda related note, well maybe not, I heard that today was the 15th anniversary of the premiere of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. Should rate as a national holiday somewhere, no?
Oh Julie!, to bring back memories of Barbapapa...
tho I watched it with my cousins who are a few years younger than me...
What did I have when I was little? Not much, I'm afraid, that was before TV was even invented...*grin*,
oh wait, some BW stuff with animals, "Lassie" and "Flipper"
They call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning,
No one you see, is smarter than he,
And we know Flipper, lives in a world full of wonder,
Flying there under, under the sea!
Ooooh and I totally loved Isis, Irene..
"Oh mighty ISIS!" Whooooosh....
Hey, Krix! Loved Isis? I wanted to BE Isis! No bone-crunching corset for this superhero! She kicked serious a**.
My God, the first nightmare I ever had as a child, around the age of 3 or 4, was of H.R. Pufnstuf chasing me around my grandparents old farmhouse.
Funny hearing people talk about their childhood crushes. Mine was Spock. Now. Look at Spock. Look at Neo. See it? Oh yeah. It's a pattern. My crushes: Abe Lincoln, Johnny Cash, Spock, Prince Dirk Blackpool, Bono, & Keanu. In other words, I'm pretty much a sucker for serious, black-haired white men with long noses and riveting eyes.
omg. i saw a commercial for this last week and thought i was hallucinating. h.r. scared the bejeezus out of me when i was little. i liked "land of the lost." remember the cheap special effects in the opening credits when they went over the waterfall and fell into the land of the lost? "aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!" lol.
i also remember a young morgan freeman as "easy reader" on the electric company. just like now, he was sooooo cool, lol. he's probably trying to hide all evidence that he ever did that show, but i actually have very fond memories of it.
You two know Barbapappa too??? And he's French? Whoa! :-D
I loved him! I used to have a poster of Barbapappa in bedroom when I was 3, 4 years old, and my father told me that I always refused to go to sleep untill he or my mother had lifted me up so I could give the poster a little kiss :-)
Oh, & Krix, if you sing any more songs, I'll probably die laughing, LOL! Hahahaha, you're so funny! :-D
smit too... uh... abe lincoln? lmao!
Land of the Lost freaked me out, I couldn't watch it. Dinosaurs were MONSTERS in my book, and I did not take monsters well at all.
I was also psychotically afraid of The Cookie Monster and would actually run from the living room into the kitchen when he came on TV.
I can't find the words to the Easy Reader song anywhere, I know it grooved, though.
New Zoo Revue!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA...THANK YOU, Krix!!!!!!
What about Paulus de Boskabouter and De Fabeltjeskrant...we grew up with that, but my kids hated those programs when they were on Dutch tv just a few years ago, they loved the Film van Ome Willem though!
Boy do I feel old,loved H.R. We didn't have a lot to watch when I was a kid. I loved Witch'y poo, though she gave me nightmares. Thursday 26th is my birthday,felt ok about turning 38,not so sure now? Oh well I can always just go and dream of our man.Bye all.
i can't find the easy reader lyrics either. just confirms my theory that morgan freeman has gotten rid of any evidence, lol. i'm sure laurence fishburne has done the same with any footage showing him playing a cowboy with a jerrycurl on pee wee's playhouse. heh!
While we're out googling childhood memories, does anyone know which one of the MONKEES was the bass player???
Wow. I feel like I'm in a time-warp. MY first thought, when you mention Saturday mornings, is the Osmond and Jackson 5 cartoons...
Easy as 1-2-3...
I'm 40, so those may be a bit too early for some of you to remember. [...]
Ahhh, cartoons and that gum with the fruit stripes. Childhood memories!
I am a little jealous of Barbapappa, though. Sounds like he/she/they rocked! :)
krix~ my Monkees guess is Peter. Not sure, though. And, Davy *did* play a wicked tambourine.
I didn't know the Monkees had a bass player, if they did, though, it must have been Peter.
Mike played the guitar, Mickey drums, Davey sang and Peter stood around looking goofy. :)
Davey was my favorite. I must have had a thing for short english guys with brown hair and bangs.
Well, I can top you ALL - I saw the Monkees LIVE and guess who OPENED for them? JIMI HENDRIX. Now there's some booking agent! 10,000 little girls screaming for Davy, totally pissed off that this guitar dude was on stage. We were in elementary school - we didn't know from opening acts. Now, I really wished I had paid attention. Poor Jimi. Getting booed by 10 year girls must really suck.
Oh, and no Saturday morning cartoon-watching event was complete without the requisite bowl of Super Sugar Crisp Cereal (back when cereals could call 'em like they see 'em!)
Should have been called:
'So Sugar-Coated You'll Rot Your Teeth Before You're 11' breakfast cereal.
**With a special bonus:
MAIL IN OFFER FOR A SUGAR BEAR DOLL**
*damn* I was not allowed to watch T.V. as A Kid (strict Parents) ;_; & by the time I was able to watch T.V. All those shows were gone. I had all the 80's cartoons to entertain me. He-man, Jem & the Holograms, Thundercats, All those superficial types of Cartoons. Nothing to really stimulate my mind. that's why i'm A mess. *LOL*
Chianti~ That is TOO funny! Poor, poor Jimi. That very well may have been the beginning of his demise. I don't guess you still have the ticket stub, do you? That would be valuable for oddity alone!
Whee, krix! This is fun!!!
r.j., I probably do have the ticket stub - I doubt I would throw away my treasured Monkees ticket stub. It's probably at my mother's house stored away with my 45s. ;)
Well, to give you an example of what some of our idols are up to these days, I live in rural PA. Davy Jones lives nearby. Seriously. He is narrating the local community theater production of Peter and the Wolf. Quite a ways from his Monkee heydays.
Okay all that flashing back has me needing a walker... Yikes I am so old!! I was/am a Sid & Marty Kroft fan... They had a marathon a couple of years ago.. oh lord couldn't move me from the couch... Does anyone remember the name of the show where there were the hat people? I used to love that show! But my heart belongs to Siggy & the seamonsters...
Well, at least y'all's childhood tv friends are still *alive*! Mine have started dying off... Niobe might remember a few? Lassie, Flipper (yeah, krix, that song is pretty indelibly burned in my brain), Sky King, Mighty Mouse (Here I come to save the day...), Captain Kangaroo (recently died)..and Romper Room, which I am told emanated from--Canada! (can this be true?) I was always bummed because the lady in Romper Room would look in her magic mirror and call out children's names...since I have a unique name, she very naturally never called out mine :(
Keanu, I can sooooo relate...
Land of the Lost... man was I scared of those Sleestaks...
I think I once slept with a guy whose mom was the Romper Room LADY.
He called out my name.
okay, back to your original post krix, did this david guy like die???? I remember some other guy from this show, I think and the monkees, jimi opened for the monkees, holy shit! I had such a crush on micky for years like 9 years old way back. when I was like 21 micky and davy show up at a local club in fla called big daddy's. they are waiting in the audience to be announced and damned if dolenz didn't stop right in front of me...with white satin pants on, I could not help it, I had no control, I patted his ass! had to do it. and btw, I have heard fish talk about his cowboy days on pee wee, he remembers them fondly ; )
David from Permanent Record, tess.
What a trip down memory lane!!! I was oooh-ing and aaahhh-ing at all of them... Lidsville, Sigmund, Michael Lembeck, Bugaloos, Monkees, Land of the Lost... I watched them all!!! Krix I give you a HUGE thanks for posting this. I don't think I was this excited when the whole School House Rock series came out on DVD!!! Saturday mornings with Kroft was the best!
Paulus de boskabouter? *snork*
Most of those were 'gone' already when I was a child, but I do vaguely remember the 'wood-goblin', yes! ;-)
MAN, I wish I knew the 'Romper-room' show, so I could make a snarky remark about you sleeping with the dude, LOL!
Oh, & happy birthday in advance, Rhyanhan! :-)
OMG, I was so into the Monkees when I was little. Nickelodeon showed the series in the mid-80s when I was about 10. I had it bad for Mike. I liked his hat. :o) I'm listening to the Monkees Anthology right now. It's on "Take a Giant Step".
I wasn't a huge kid-show fan when I was a kid. Mr. Rogers creeped me out. My favorite show was the Muppet Show, but I don't think it was completely for kids, though. I watched Sesame Street, and there was this show called Pinwheel (with Coco the mime!) that I loved.
Pinwheel, pinwheel, spinning around
Look through my pinwheel and see what I've found
Pinwheel, pinwheel, where have you been?
Hello, how are you, and may I come in?
Pinwheel, pinwheel, spinning around
Look through my pinwheel and see what I've found
Pinwheel, spinwheel, breezy and bright
Spin me Good Morning, Spin me Good Night
Uh...I'll be in the corner.
Jimi opened for the Monkees! What a trip!
I remember HR Pufnstuff, Romper Room [so I think it IS Canadian], Mr. Dressup [yeah, we are a goofy bunch], The Friendly Giant, Lost in Space [danger danger], the Flintstones [every week day at lunch time!] and Spiderman [the old cartoon ... man that was baaaad animation ... kind of pseudo-animation ... they would keep reusing the same stream over and over, especially when he was going from building to building].
Then later on it was the Patridge Family [ok, I admit it ... I had a crush on David Cassidy], The Brady Bunch, Sonny & Cher, The Osmonds, I Dream of Jeannie, Gilligan's Island and Bewitched.
I think they have a new cable channel that shows all these old shows now ... I think it's called Classic TV or something like that.
Maybe some of my Canadian-folk might know this one ... whenever I was sick and stayed home from school, I would watch Siesta Cinema, the afternoon movie. Remember the music?
Oh yeah ... and the Monkees. And does anyone remember the Banana Splits?
Yeah, we have TV Land here in the States to watch all these old shows. I just might have to move the tv into my "office." :)
I loved Romper Room too. However, no one has yet mentioned Josie and the Pussycats! They rawked!
*huffs* Thanks, krix, for putting that 'New Zoo Revue' song in my head for DAYS. ;)
I'm gonna be singin' it while envisioning Henrietta doing her Marcia Brady dance.
Tess, I've been to Big Daddy's. Doesn't exist now though; I think they turned it into a putt-putt or something. I don't recall when Micky and Davy were there though. Believe me I would have been there just to see them up close. Davy lives in PA Now? So do I. WHERE? Not that I want to stalk him or anything, I just pictured him back in his motherland, driving a mini cooper (which he had back in the 70s, before they were cool, remember?)
Since this has turned into a huge reminiscence, a bit o' trivia for you - Davy was on the same Ed Sullivan show on which the Beatles debuted. He did a song and dance selection from Oliver! but nobody noticed him then.
Do you suppose we're so fond of Keanu in the hats because of Michael Nesmith's early influence? Just a thought... ;)
OMG, Thanks to Carolyn who sent me this link. Go there and click on the link to listen and then FFWD to 48:40 and it's the Easy Reader Song, Mmmm, mmm...mmmm!
And dig the bassline!
Oh wow, the playlist at that link actually has some cool stuff! Ramones! Aquabats!
Actually, I got part of my post wrong. Davy Jones is narrating Peter and the Wolf for the Symphony Orchestra.
And as for where he lives, it is somewhere in Central PA. I can't remember where, but I can find out if you want to know. He produces a lot of local bands in the area, and my cousins' was one of them. The address for his fan mail is in Beavertown, PA.
he can't do a little 'cause he can't do enough...did anybody else ever get HRP confused with the Hamburglar? yeah, i was weird even as a kid. Bugaloos, omg! hey, i have this really cool cd of all those old saturday morning shows' theme songs, covered by the coolest groups. for example, the ramones covered spiderman ("spins a web any size, catches thieves just like flies"). and no, my very own thieves (may they rot in hell) didn't abscond with this little gem.
btw, i totally knew the bassist was Peter, and my fave Monkee was Nesmith (yet again, evidence of my weirdness even as a kid)...
ok i know this is kinda 'off topic' but in a way kinda not...
for all you out there who dont own a copy of SWEET NOVEMBER ( and shaaaaaaame on you who dont ! ) heh...WALMART is now offering this movie on DVD for only $8.88 !! i couldnt believe it when i saw it on the shelf...i know we used to carry the movie way back and it was selling for $19.95 but NOW, run run to yer nearest WALMART and be sure to pick up a pack of kleenex too, yer gonna need em :(
Hi everyone just had to get back on tonight. Hubby will kill me, Oh well.this has been so good to remember our childhood.I loved the monkeys, Davy Jones AHH! Loved david Cassidy as well. I do remember the banana Splits, what fun.We also had Romper Room, YES, in Australia!!! With Miss Kim. She never said my name either. Thanks Krix for the great memories & thankyou to Julie for the Birthday wish.
Chianti-Was that concert with the Hendrix and The Monkey's in Jacksonville, FL???? Tabitha I remember Pinwheel, it was my fave show when I was little. And Fragle Rock anyone???
I loved Fraggle Rock. Uncle Traveling Matt ruled!
And I loved The Doozers. Thery were so cute.
I loved Jack Wild!!-perhaps the beginning of my anglophilia??I can just remember the Jackson 5 and the Beatles had a show too-animated??-cant recall.Fav cereal was Captain Crunch-we ordered all sorts of stuff-plastic cereal bowls,magnets-I still have the Seadog magnet on my fridge.Ahh good times!!
Ok...here's my list:
"The Captain" - Captain Kangaroo (RIP my friend)
Monkey's (Davy Jones was the man - now yuk!)
Rocky and Bullwinkle
David and Goliath
Johnny Quest (he had a pug!)
and last but not least, Looney Tunes!
Sorry no HR for me -- I kept thinking the pupet was going to fall over. Won't be buying the DVD.
...and not to be forgoten School House Rock! Luved it! Check out the CD from Children's Defense Fund--alternative bands play School House Rock. Pretty cool.
Ooooooo! I remember Romper Room. It was Miss Ann. And she never said my name either. I kept thinking, doesn't she see me? I'm always here.
Mr. Dressup died recently. There were many articles and I think I read somewhere that he and the Mr. Rogers guy were friends. Their shows were similar. Mr. Rogers, which I only saw as an adult, was way slower paced though and, I thought, a bit boring. Mr. Dressup was actually an American, but he came to Canada to break in to show business. The irony!
Way cool link Carolyn - thanks!
Toriane, yes the concert was in Jacksonville. July 8, 1967. Its weird, but every July 8th I think of that day. First concerts will do that to you I guess.
Yeah, the Beatles had an animated series very, very briefly.
Man, don't even get me started about cartoons, esp WB and MGM.
Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Roadrunner, WIle E (supah-genius!), Pete, Pepe, Sylvester, Tweety (he annoys me, though), Sniffles, the Three Bears...Chuck, Friz, Tex, Bob...ah man...
Tom, Jerry, Droopy, Spike and Tyke, the Ugly Duckling, the Wolf (I can't remember his name), Billy Boy (boy-boy-boy-boy-boy...), Red Hot Riding Hood, Crazy Godmother, Barney Bear, Screwy Squirrel...oh! Tex again with those "idiomatic" literal cartoons (What's the matter, cat got your tongue?), later on Secret of NIMH...
And the Pink Panther, and the Inspector, and the Aardvark...
And Magilla Gorilla, Wally Gator, Snagglepuss, Huckleberry Hound, Quickdraw McGraw (KABONG!), Hokey Wolf, Quicky Koala...
Jabberjaw, Josie and the Pussycats, Scooby Doo, Dick Dastardly and Muttley, Hong Kong Phooey...
The Peanuts, Dr. Seuss...
And does anyone remember Laff-Olympics? All those great characters in one place...
The Superfriends, Thundercats, He-Man (was never a big fan of She-Ra), Jem (I loved the Misfits), Transformers, Mask...
I love cartoons.
There are just so many wonderful Saturday morning memories that have been mentioned! I admit that I'm getting a little misty-eyed just thinking about them all! Saturday mornings just aren't the same any more. Most programs are much more education oriented now, which I'm not saying is bad thing, but back then there certainly wasn't the emphasis on it that there is now. The shows were just meant to be plain fun! Does anyone remember or admit to watching Mission Magic starring Rick Springfield? That's where my original crush on him started. Ohhh the memories! :)
*smile* "easy reader, that's my name... unh-unh-unh..." SING IT, morgan!! get down wit' yo' bad self!! lol. that's a wonderful link, thanks for finding it. i'm gonna listen to the rest at lunchtime with my door closed. heh!
somebody mentioned speed racer. old anime. i actually had a crush on him. leave it to me to have a crush on a cartoon character.
omg, and school house rock. i freaked last year when that came out on dvd. not only did i buy a copy for myself and wear it out, i bought one for my friend's 12 year old son. i don't have any kids, so it's like i just had to find SOMEBODY'S kid to give it to. my friend (who is 39 like me) listens to it more then he does. :o)
hey, what's this website about again? keanu somebody or other?
Hey Hey fellow kinky Canadians!!! (others too!) I remember Mr Dressup and the Friendly Giant etc...Loved HR Pufnstuff too (yup! jack Wild crush here too!).
Can still have hours of fun debating whether Casey was a boy or girl...
Ooooh Johnny Quest-forgot about him!-oh that Race Bannon-Hubba Hubba-and Hadji-he was cute too.
Mickey was always my favorite Monkee-guess I like the goofy ones.Funny how your early influences resonate so long and reach so far into so many areas of your life-also it seems unusual(to me anyway)how many fans on this site are around the same age(Keanu's age really)-oh well just me observing!
I am a happy girl: I saw Puffinstuff and Lidsville last evening! I relived a few Puffinstuff/Josie/Kids from CAPER/Banana Splits Saturdays in my head!
And, yeah! Mickey Dolenz was a comic genius!
Smit too, I think you can tell a lot about a girl by her childhood crushes....
Krix, I have to get up off the floor now from laughing. You slay me!
How in the HELL did I miss the TV reminiscing post?!!!
*reads all of the comments and hangs head in shame*
I was SO there...I watched it all...*sob*
Chianti, I live in Jacksonville, have all my life. Damn it's time for relocation! Keanu need a roommate??? I clean ;). Anyway's I was reading a newspaper article a few months back that had mentioned that it was here that Hendrix opened for the Monkey's. Was weird reading that someone on here had actually been in this city beside's me of course.
OFTLOG! Witchy-poo! I haven't thought of H.R. Puffn'stuff for eons!!! Still I've ordered Permanent Record....But what a trip. God! I still have a pair of those striped knee socks she wore... Thanks for the memories...:D
Toriane, e-mail me and we'll chat - I was born there too - there'a few of us out here in Kenauland!
Jacksonville? I'm here in Lake Mary...the land of the snobs, right behind "Heathrow". Jerks. :o)
I liked going to Jax and St. Augustine when I was little. I have this thing about bridges.
Hmmmmmm.....I think I would appreciate the bridges more if I hadn't lived here all my life. But they are just a huge pain. If there's an accident you can be sure to be late by at least 30 min's to where ever it is you are headed. But, wow!! people who live close by. To bad there isn't more of us, we could petition for Becky to come to the Souteast. I love St Augustine and Savannah, not too far away but far enough it feels like a vacation.
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