8/07/2006

My Classical Period

I just watched the first 14 minutes of what I remembered as a classic film of my childhood, 1970's Pufnstuf.

I am on my way out to buy some acid so I can understand what it's like to be a 6 year old again and enjoy this.

25 comments:

Beth said...

I quit baton lessons in the second grade so that I could watch "H.R.Pufnstuf" every Saturday morning. Wonder how my life would have turned out had I been a majorette ...

Shroom-Monkey said...

Acid won't help you with that crap- that was such a horrid show.. I was a Clue Club and Scooby fan, myself. I never did the giant puppet people interacting with the regular people kind of show- way too creepy....

chelene said...

I was addicted to that show as a kid, but when I saw that picture on your blog just now I let out a little shriek. Damn, that thing is scary.

lulu said...

Our high school's majorette had her home burned down by another girl her senior year because of a rivaly over some boy. She then went on to do some sort of strippery-dance show thing.

The life of a majorette is not pretty.


BTW, there are a lot of things from my childhood that I am convinced would be better with a little acid. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, Most middle school dances.....

Tanya Espanya said...

I love acid!

That show is upsetting, though...it's weird, and not in a fun, healthy, acidic way, but in a creepy don't-get-the-icky-joke British way...(and I love the Brits and their goofy comedy)

Dale said...

I remember loving the movie Beth after having seen it at one of those all day moviethons at the local pickshur show but now, scary.
It would have been a good reason to quit though at the time.

Never even heard of the Clue Club Shroom so I'll have to look it up but Scooby? I was always on the corner waiting for the Mystery Machine to pick me up.

It is pretty freaky Chelene, I thought I heard something. One for the time capsule maybe.

Lulu - That's a good (and funny) cautionary tale. A strippery dance show thing is not how anyone wants to end up. You quit dance too to watch the show right Beth?
Mmm, middle school dances and acid, good times.

It's a weirdy weirdohole show now Tanya but back in the day we woulda just rewound it and laughed and laughed and taken more acid.

Tanya Espanya said...

Yeah, I was too little for that show...You are almost 10 years older than me...it's not healthy for toddlers to be hanging out with their stoner siblings and friends...

Tanya Espanya said...

Now see here!

X. Dell said...

The only Kroft production I got into was The Bugaloos, and that was because they were musicians.

Coaster Punchman said...

Big headed creatures alarm me. I find HR Pufnstuf disturbing on many levels.

Dale said...

Yes indeed Tanya, now that I'm 100 and you're 95, things are different. Thanks for looking up the creepy opener, nice linking.

That makes it all okay X. Dell. On a Canadian show, the Friendly Giant, there were musician chipmunks or cats or squirrels or something. I hated them though.

Thank you for your support in this most difficult time Coaster P.

Saviour Onassis said...

It's he your pal when things get tough?

Anomie-Atlanta said...

Beth and Dale, if you want to see the creepy puppets LIVE, they will be at DragonCon (held in downtown ATL) over Labor Day weekend. Can a puppet give autographs?

Dale said...

I guess he used to be Saviour but I need new protectors with better colour matching.

Anomie - Aaaiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeee!!

larry h. said...

Not broadcasting television waves in the 70s, in Guyana, spared me of that broadcasted, induced, acid trip. From what I've heard ... let's just say that I'm thankful for little mercies.

sKincarver said...

When our doorbell rings, I say "oranges, poranges...who's there?".

My wife is 11 yrs my junior and Venezuelan so no one laughs but me.

Angela said...

YEAH ACID, right on!!!

Have you ever seen a skit called "Druggachusetts" on Mr. Show? It's a tripped out version of H.R. Pufnstuf, really funny. In fact, all of Mr. Show is pretty damn funny.

Dale said...

Yes, you were spared but I think it's only scary when you grow up and see it again.

That's hilarious Mr. Skincarver, oranges poranges. I hope you laugh every time. And now you can pass that on to the little one too.

I just watched it Angela, pretty funny. I haven't seen a lot of Mr. Show although I'll probably obsess a little on YouTube over it. What's his name is hysterical, the guy who was on Arrested Development.

Anomie-Atlanta said...

David Cross, Dale. He's figure worthy of comedic worship!
If you haven't already, check out Ernest and Bertram on My Tube. There is something about a dead puppet that makes me chuckle!

Dale said...

Thanks Anomie, as soon as you said it I knew it was Mr. Cross. He's pretty damned funny at everything he does. I'll have a look at your suggestion. Anything that can make someone with your name chuckle has got to be good right?

"AG" said...

I've blogged about this show before. It has caused me irreperable harm. I still fear witchypoo.

Dale said...

Now I'll have to search for your nightmare AG. Witchypoo is to be feared, there is no doubt. I can still hear the bird squawking from the movie Message for Witchypoo, Message for Witchypoo, squawk squawk.

SlayGirl said...

I was not able to watch the clip but that guy and acid seems a bit too trippy for me. I'll take The Wall anyday. "saw ya, thought ya, might like to...go to the show".

SlayGirl said...

Ok, scratch that last comment. I love Floyd but that would be too freaky deaky for me now too. But I still stand on my view that that puppet is just disturbing dude.

Dale said...

Love The Wall. I just ordered a Pink Floyd dvd from Jamazon. The puppet is mucho disturbing.