Lidsville - The Complete Series

Lidsville - The Complete Series

Director: Tony Charmoli

Cast: Charles Nelson Reilly, Butch Patrick, Billie Hayes

     
 
Lidsville, the third of Sid and Marty Krofft's Saturday-morning childrens' series, was arguably the wierdest and wildest, bursting to the seams with psychedelic zaniness -- and, it might be whispered, even more covert references to "controlled substances" than were found in the immortal H.R. Pufnstuf. Butch Patrick of "Eddie Munster" fame starred as the

Overview

Lidsville, the third of Sid and Marty Krofft's Saturday-morning childrens' series, was arguably the wierdest and wildest, bursting to the seams with psychedelic zaniness -- and, it might be whispered, even more covert references to "controlled substances" than were found in the immortal H.R. Pufnstuf. Butch Patrick of "Eddie Munster" fame starred as the series' "human" hero Mark, who while attending a magic show at Six Flags Over Texas became consumed with curiosity over the conjuring act presented by Merlino the Magnificent. Sneaking backstage, Mark stared in amazement as Merlino's magic hat grew to a humongous size. Even more amazing was what happened after Mark fell into the hat, tumbling out of the "real" world and into the land of Lidsville, a garishly colored metropolis populated almost entirely by talking hats (played, of course, by small-sized actors wearing full-body Krofft costumes). Immediately befriending the "Good Hats" of Lidsville -- among them Colonel Poom, Admiral Scuttlebutt, Big Chief Sitting Duck, Rah-Rah the Football Helmet, Scorchy the Fireman's Hat, and Twirly the Beanie -- Mark vowed to protect them from the sinister machinations of green-skinned, red-goateed evil magician Horatio W. Hoo Doo (Charles Nelson Reilly) and his menagerie of "Bad Hats" and anthropomorphic magic props (among them the appropriately named Raunchy Rabbit). For his part, Hoo Doo devoted his every waking hour to capturing Mark so that he could retrieve his magic ring, and thus gain control of the marvelous Weenie the Genie (played in drag by Billie Hayes, the unforgettable "Witchiepoo" from H.R. Pufnstuf). Throughout the series' 17 half-hour episodes, Mark enlisted the aid of his new hat friends in his efforts to escape Lidsville and return to his own world, forever keeping one step ahead of the indefatigable Hoo Doo, who could generally be found astride his flying "Hatamarand." Utilizing state-of-the-art special effects (for 1971 at least!) and boasting, broad, con brio performances from everyone in the cast, Lidsville was nothing if not exhilarating and eye-catching. The series originally aired on ABC from September 11, 1971, through September 1, 1973, then was rebroadcast by NBC from September 8, 1973 through August 31, 1974.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2005
UPC:
0603497040124
Original Release:
1971
Rating:
NR
Source:
Rhino Theatrical
Time:
7:20:00

Special Features

Commentaries by creators Sid & Marty Krofft, actors Butch Patrick (Mark) and Billie Hayes (Weenie the Genie) on specific episodes; Interviews with cast members; Excerpts from Butch Patrick's scrap album

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Nelson Reilly Horatio W. Hoo Doo
Butch Patrick Mark
Billie Hayes Weenie the Genie
Sharon Baird Raunchy Rabbit,Various Hats
Joy Campbell Various Hats
Jerry Maren Various Hats
Angelo Rossitto Various Hats
Van Snowden Various Hats
Hommy Stewart Various Hats
Felix Silla Various Hats
Buddy Douglas Various Hats
Hermine Midgets Various Hats
Walker Edmiston Voice Only
Lennie Weinrib Voice Only
Joan Gerber Voice Only

Technical Credits
Tony Charmoli Director
Sid Krofft Producer
Marty Krofft Producer
Si Rose Executive Producer
Les Szarvas Score Composer
Luke Tillman Special Effects
Lee Vasque Special Effects

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Lidsville, Disc 1
1. Opening [1:50]
2. The Spy Who Came in From the Hat [6:34]
3. Genie Be Good [5:46]
4. Homeward Bound [8:06]
1. Opening [1:50]
2. The Golden Ladder [7:09]
3. Hoo-Doom [5:46]
4. Big Daddy [7:29]
1. Opening [1:50]
2. Rah Rocket [7:31]
3. Carpet Cleaning [6:06]
4. Ring Trouble [6:48]
1. Opening [1:50]
2. Defensive Measures [7:12]
3. Sneeze Expertise [5:32]
4. Hat Tricks [7:42]
1. Opening [1:50]
2. Anti-Hatcraft Defense [6:21]
3. Rivalry & Revelry [4:35]
4. Magician Competition [9:28]
1. Opening [1:50]
2. Politics As Unusual [7:31]
3. The Fix Is In [5:22]
4. Big Corruption [7:31]
1. Opening [1:51]
2. Man, Hat & Transfer [6:33]
3. Lightning Never Strikes Twice [6:39]
4. New Hare-Do [7:14]
Side #2 -- Lidsville, Disc 2
1. Opening [1:51]
2. Mr. Lonelyhearts [6:15]
3. Witchiepoo [6:11]
4. I Love You More [8:03]
1. Opening [1:50]
2. Bean Voyage [6:46]
3. Ransom [5:14]
4. Chop Chop! [8:26]
1. Opening [1:50]
2. Outfoxed [7:25]
3. Marko [6:03]
4. Ring Toss [6:57]
1. Opening [1:50]
2. Inspection [8:10]
3. Party Planning [4:52]
4. Imperial Impostor [7:24]
1. Opening [1:50]
2. Ill-Fated [7:19]
3. Now Entering the Ring [5:32]
4. Party Time [7:31]
1. Opening [1:51]
2. This Little Piggy [6:33]
3. Relative Obscurity [7:40]
4. Two 'Doos [6:11]
1. Opening [1:51]
2. Disgruntled Employer [5:38]
3. Milking Amnesia [5:35]
4. Sirens [9:11]
Side #3 -- Lidsville, Disc 3
1. Opening [1:50]
2. Senior Service [7:42]
3. Old 'N Dazed [6:46]
4. A Ruse to Confuse [5:56]
1. Opening [1:51]
2. Adverse Aerial Engagement [6:10]
3. Snide Piper [6:40]
4. Off to Seize the Wizard [7:32]
1. Opening [1:52]
2. Maternal Damnation [6:57]
3. Memories [7:17]
4. That's My Boy [6:10]

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