Tuesday, February 23, 2010

No Wonder I'm So Weird - Sid & Marty Krofft Made Me That Way

I watch cartoons these days with wonder and amazement. Shows like Flapjack and Chowder that captivate kids make me scratch my head. They’re random and weird and disturbing all at once. But who am I to judge? I grew up devouring anything produced by Sid & Marty Krofft. I remember these programs as being pretty normal but now when I show clips to my kids they think they are completely random and weird and disturbing.

Was anyone else a huge fan of big puppets and Billy Barty? Is this why my generation is a bit twisted?






8 comments:

Little Ms J said...

Every generation's producer was high on something... The drugs changed, not the story lines.

storyqueen said...

Don't forget Lidsville.

lame. lame. lame.

Yet strangely compelling.

Shelley

Anonymous said...

HR Puff n' Stuff was my drug of choice. I'm with you, Chris. Just don't get this crazy new fangled kid stuff. Thank God my little one is still into Little Bear.

Matts

Jennie Englund said...

Where was I when this great stuff was on?

Seems I have some Netflix queue-filling to do!

Tina Laurel Lee said...

It's funny that my memories of these shows are so much bigger. Watching them all they do look sort of random, but at the time I think I was aware they were weird but in such a profound, fun, world-making way. But now they look kinda low budget!

Scott Raedeke said...

This post is soooo 2009... http://8bitghost.blogspot.com/2009/02/sid-and-marty-krofft-lived-in-alternate.html

That's all I've got...

/nerdy robot husband comment

Anonymous said...

I remember those shows! We watched The Bugaloos, Land of the Lost, Captain Marvel, Isis, Electro Woman and Dina Girl, and all that crazy stuff! Thanks for the memories. :o) (slinks off to feel old)

WandaV

nanmarino said...

Do you remember the song from HR Puffnstuff "how lucky I am?" I still hum it occasionally.