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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Freddie The Magic Flute...

.. was a character on the kids' show "H.R. Puff'nstuff" (I may have got the spelling wrong). I may be in the minority, but I always found Freddie to be a bit on the disturbing side. I never really liked that character. Although, come to think of it, all the characters were a bit disturbing. It was just that kind of show...

9 comments:

Wings said...

I just finished reading a biography of the Krofft Brothers & the show business creations. The flute is a bit odd, but like you said, everything was on the odd side in Krofft land!

joe said...

It was like some really bizarre acid trip..

evansjabin said...

That was a trippy show! It came on kind'a lat on Sat AM, by 11:00am, I was usually outside in the San Fernando Valley sunshine playing with friends. Not to name drop but Brandon Cruise (Coutship Eddie's Father fame) lived down the street, I lived on Rodax off Delco Ave and he moved in down the street. Nice, shy guy.

Check these out, all we needed in those days, pure cane sugar and beer (if you were old enough, 18? then?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLuXQRlwFh8

It's all high-fructose corn syrup now, sad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aWzuQ1ufGs&feature=related

I think the Bud commercial is such a great example of the lost art of jingles and how effective they are.

Glad to be here!

david_b said...

Yep, no arguments here.. It was like walking into 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'.., but with another layer of oddness to it.

joe said...

Evan: Thanks for all the links. However, you're new here so you don't know... I have dial-up internet, so I can't pull up the videos. At least my readers can see them.. sucks to be me.

David: Multiple layers of oddness, actually....

Amy said...

The flute always freaked me out! He was like an abused, orphan boy flute

joe said...

I'm not sure, but wasn't Witchie Poo always trying to steal the flute? I'd have let her have it, if it was me...

sunnydaze said...

I watched this show but it was really bizarre and creepy - especially looking abck on it now. It still creeps me out. What a weird mind those Krofft brothers had.

sunnydaze said...

I watched this show but it was really bizarre and creepy - especially looking abck on it now. It still creeps me out. What a weird mind those Krofft brothers had.

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