Monday, November 10, 2008

Sigmond & the Sea Monsters

I just read a little snippet on List of the Day (which by the way is NOT a PG site - hide your eyes for some of their craziness) and they showed this video clip of Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, a Sid and Marty Croft production. The video it's self is from 1973 and is kid friendly.

Several times in my life I've mentioned to people that I watched this show as a kid and only one person in my life had ever heard of it. For a few years there, I thought maybe I was dreaming up this show. After watching the intro in the video, I can see now why no one watched that show and it only made it through 11 episodes! I liked H.R. PufnStuf a little bit, but it was definitely better than this gem.

A plus for the show was that Johnny Whitaker was in it. You probably remember him as Jody in Family Affair - Buffy, Jody, Cissy, Mr. French and Uncle Bill.

I didn't have to many albums as a kid, but I do recall owning this one. I do not recall ever listening to it!

One thing I did learn while cruising through IMDB (Internet Movie DataBase) is that Billy Barty played the small Sea Monster named Sigmund. I had no idea until today. I remember Billy Barty mostly from the Movie Foul Play with Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn, but I also remember him in an episode of the Love Boat (I"m so embarrassed to admit this stuff!) and from Little House on the Prairie (he played in two episodes.) I looked through all of the movies and TV shows he'd been in, but I didn't recognize a lot of them. He must have been in commercials or made a lot of appearances on talk shows or something, because I had seen him long after his Love Boat appearance!

One of my very very favorite Sid and Marty Croft productions was Land of the Lost. I loved that show. Loved it!

How about you? Do you have any childhood TV shows that you loved but aren't too embarrassed to admit to enjoying?

Come on, I won't tell.


gingela5 said...

I remember seeing clips from that show somewhere--looked pretty trippy! I used to watch Muppet Babies, Ghostbusters (cartoon), and Pee Wees Playhouse. And I'm NOT ashamed! :)

"J" said...

I loved the Brady Bunch!!! Does that count?

I also wacthed Mr Rogers!!! lol

"J" said...

PS - Don't tell anyone!!! HA!

imbeingheldhostage said...

I watched all of these!! Do you remember HR Puffinstuff? and Quisp Cereal? Or the Freakies? I can still sing the Freakies song (sad, I know).

This was a great trip down memory lane for me, thanks for posting this.

Mrs4444 said...

Loved ALL of these! LOVED! :)