"Are the things you're living for worth Christ dying for?"
- epitaph of Leonard Ravenhill
Helen Thomas is a dead ringer for a kitchen witch doll my mom had hanging up in the kitchen in the house I grew up in.
News flash: Thomas retires.
Good comparison. Even their voices are similarly grating. For some reason, I was thinking of that old show this weekend. I had a Jack Wild haircut in fourth grade. Pufnstuf and Barney may not qualify as "separated at birth," but there's gotta be some common lineage there.
A few years ago the young Mall Diva and I were channel surfing when we came across an old HR Pufnstuff episode. I told her the show had been quite popular for a time in the 70s. We watched for about 10 minutes and then she turned to me and said, "Drugs must have been a real problem in the 70s."
"Drugs must have been a real problem in the 70s."Hence the title Pufnstuf."Puffing Stuff." Get it?!?!
I am surprised that none of you guys mentioned the Bugaloos. Didn't witchipoo do some cross over episodes with them? I remember some teenaged girl running around in a fairy/bug costume with a diaphanous miniskirt with antennae on her head.
"Drugs must have been a real problem in the 70s." I think Krofft puppets were a real problem in the '70s.The antagonist on the Bugaloos was Benita Bizarre, played by Martha Raye. (Her credits, as once noted in a commercial: "Actress, denture wearer.") BTW, I think dragons were "puffin stuff" long before the '60s.
I thought Pufnstuf made a crossover appearance on "Sigmund and the Sea Monster."I know the diminutive Billy Barty was in practically every Kroft show.
I was more a Banana Splits Bunch guy. Sa-a-a-ay, do you think that Snorky the elephant was using his trunk to, you know, snork something? Is that why he could only "talk" in funny noises?
Post a Comment