What ever happened to HR Pufnstuf?

matthew's picture

For some bizarre reason, I remembered this show. HR Pufnstuf. The "Barney" of the 1970's, I guess. I loved this as a little kid when it was on TV. I discovered that, for just $14, just like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you can own the entire first half-season of HR Pufnstuf on DVD. All four episodes!

I wonder where the people went who did that show, and where they are today. I think that and "Speed Racer" were my two favorite shows when I was five. It's the only show I remember from that time of my life, except maybe "Captain Kangaroo" by the time I was in elementary school. What were yours?

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Timpane's picture

Manifest destiny

Far and away, my favorite TV show of age 6-10 was "Spider Man and his Amazing friends."

The funny thing today is that everyone remembers The "Spider Man" show, and the new one from the 90s, but this one gets lost in the shuffle. The ironic thing is that it had "Iceman" from X-Men (as well as a created character "Firestar") and it even went once or twice to the X-Mansion. And this ended 2 years before I ever picked up an X-Men comic. Its funny, how folks think its a new thing, and I was watching it 21 years ago.

8-12 would have to be Transformers or Voltron, all the way.. and I include not only the lion Voltron, but the ships, and not only the original transormers, but the ones in the future as well.

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Teresa's picture

Oh My!

I loved HR Pufnstuf. That and the, what was it, the bugaboo's. Where they were singing bumblebee's and Philis Dillar was record queen or witch. But my absolute favorite was on on Saturday mornings on chanel 7.The Lost World. Where a family from our time was transported back to the time of dinosaurs but with aliens. I really don't know why I liked that show. But hey what about Sigmond the Sea Monster he was another favorite. They were all I think Sid& Marty shows. I think. But of course the other favorite was the Smurfs for me. La la Lala lala La lala la laaa. I could probably go on and on. I was a Saturday morning tv junkie. Then at noon it was outside and out of mom's hair for me. Teresa

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Teresa's picture

Ok Ok Ok but...

You left our the Super Friends. With the Wonder Twins.(ACTIVATE!) And what about Thundercats, He-Man and SHe-Ra. Did you not watch any of them. I told you I was a junkie. Teresa

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Correction Land of the Lost.

Correction Land of the Lost.

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I missed out... or did I?

When I was of that impressionable age my family was living in Japan on an army base (Camp Zama). We had limited exposure to American TV. There was just one Armed Forces Network TV station and it was very much geared to adult servicemen. Lots of sit-coms, soap operas, sports and news.
That said, we watched tons of Japanese cartoons. The cool thing is that now, 20+ years later, I have seen some of these cartoons emerge as "new" American cartoons.
Gundam was HUGE in 1979 in Japan. As were the Power Rangers except we called them "Denjiman" and "G" Force. "G" Force, of course, got played in America in the mid 80's.
My overall favorite though was a cool cat with a pouch in his tummy named Doraemon (Ding Dong, Doraemon!). Doraemon pulled EVERYTHING out of that pouch. He even pulled the Bullet Train out once. Of course, we watched all this in Japanese and thought it was teh cool!

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matthew's picture

Holy crap!

I was singing along to the "la la lala la la, la lala la laaaaa" from the Smurfs there... Yes, I watched it. Religiously.

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Andrea's picture

I LOVED Land of the Lost. I

I LOVED Land of the Lost. I never missed a show. There was also this show about a dune buggy that talked. I think it was part of HR Pufnstuf. I can't remember...my brain is gone with old age I guess.

JB's picture

Arghh,,,

I also liked:



The old Pink Panther Cartoons

Land Shark

Thundercats

He-man / Masters of the Universe

oh so many cartoons, that i can't seem to remember...



I don't remember HR Pufnstuff. Not to say i didn't see it, but my memory has been failing me lately. I think it is because of stress, but who really knows.

the bugaboos record queen

you made a mistakes on the record queen she was played by martha raye not philis diller the show title is the bugalous .

HR Pufnstuf

Teresa,
It was the "Bugaloos", and not Phyliis Diller but Martha Raye. Nick at night just showed an evening of these Sid and Marty Croft creations. I was amzed just how strange they all were. But, I too watched faithfully when I was a kid.

Thom

i remember those 2 shows too!

i remember those 2 shows too! i think i was 7 or 8 yrs old? those sleestacks used to creep me out.

matthew's picture

Sleestacks...

Sleestacks. Just the mention of the word with their creepy talon-hands is enough to send a shiver down my spine twenty years later...

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"Speed Buggy" is the name of

"Speed Buggy" is the name of the show with the Dune Buggy that talked.

If I Could - HR Pufnstuf - Lyrics

Hi,

I realise this strand is way out of date now, but can anyone please help me locate the lyrics to If I Could, as sung by Jack Wild in the Pufnstuf Movie?

I've scoured the internet and can find nothing. Please help!!!

Thanks, Sara x

matthew's picture

Wanna be helpful...

I wanna be helpful, but I came up empty. Found a lot of sites with lyrics for the theme song though!

Suggestion: Go buy the soundtrack for HR Pufnstuf and transcribe it yourself... then put it up on the Internet for everybody else to be able to find!

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OMG

Oh my god. H.R pufnstuf was my all time faviourite show. I would watch it all day and if i finished the whole thing i would wat it all over again. Unfortunatley i lost track of my nanna and grandad and my father to. my nanna had every single dvd and omg i was in love with them. At that time my mum and dad got a divorce and my dad moved away so my brother and i had to fly by ourselves to go and see him and i would always say "Dad can we go to nannas, i want to watch H.R pufnstuf. i have always loved that show and i always will. It's a shame that they stopped making these shows because many many kids would love to watch them these days even me. ♥♥♥ CYA