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#1 of 26 Mark Bendiksen

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Posted October 07 2002 - 07:36 AM


The Digital Bits is reporting that The New Zoo Revue is coming to DVD later this month. Does anyone else besides me remember this show? Auugghh! I hadn't even had a passing thought about Freddie the Frog and Henrietta the Hippo in over twenty years and now that I read this article I can't get the crappy theme song out of my head.

"It's the New Zoo Revue...coming right at you!"

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#2 of 26 Randy Korstick

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Posted October 07 2002 - 07:51 AM

This was pretty bad and I wondered who would buy this too. I can understand Sid and Marty Kroft on DVD. They have a cool and campy thing going for them but New Zoo Revue....
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#3 of 26 John Geelan

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Posted October 07 2002 - 07:53 AM

I also remember watching it. It was a pretty bad show. Doubt it would be a big seller.

That hippo is the one that always got me...sheesh!
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#4 of 26 Enrique B Chamorro

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Posted October 07 2002 - 07:56 AM

You could use the lethal
"The World Of Sid And Marty Krofft" 3 DVD set.

DVD 1
H.R. Pufnstuf: Book, Flute & Candle
Lidsville: Take Me To Your Rabbit
Sigmund & The Sea Monsters: Trick or Treat

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Far Out Space Nuts: Birds of a Feather
The Lost Saucer: Return to the Valley of The Chickaphants
ElectraWoman And Dynagirl: The Pharaoh

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Pryor's Place: Voyage to the Planet of the Dumb

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#5 of 26 Eric Paddon

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Posted October 07 2002 - 09:05 AM

I remember "New Zoo Revue" as a kid and I could never look at it again in the same light after seeing the infamous outtake from a blooper reel where Freddie and Charlie both let loose with some very X-rated shtick.

Chuck Woolery, the future game show host, was actually a regular on that show as the old mailman.

#6 of 26 Matthew Brown

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Posted October 07 2002 - 09:23 AM

Eric -
That outtake was hilarious!

Now I have the theme song in my head!

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Posted October 07 2002 - 11:52 AM

THE NEW ZOO REVUE was truly a sneak preview of Hell --real nightmare fuel-- and I would no sooner buy it on DVD than I would drive a railroad spike through my tongue and dunk it in lemon juice.

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Posted October 07 2002 - 03:22 PM

Oh dear god.......

This is bizarre. Yes I remember this and it's STILL on TV in reruns. I caught it a few months ago and marveled that it was still going. I actually kind of liked it if only because of Charlie's cool treehouse and Freddie's lair under the gazebo. I kept bugging my dad to build me a treehouse with a brass birdcage elevator. Didn't happen though.... pfft. The songs however, were awful.
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#9 of 26 Eric Paddon

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Posted October 07 2002 - 04:40 PM

On further thought, you think the guys putting these DVDs together might slip in that crazy dirty outtake as an Easter Egg? Posted Image It is just too unreal to describe (and not fit for a public forum).

As for the Sid and Marty Krofft set, I'll only buy a set that has all episodes of Electra Woman so I can have more of Diedre Hall in spandex. Posted Image

#10 of 26 Jesse Skeen

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Posted October 07 2002 - 04:55 PM

I bought "Pink Lady and Jeff", so I'm probably gonna end up getting this!
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#11 of 26 Steven_J_H

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Posted October 07 2002 - 11:38 PM

This show is still on my cable system as well. Couldn't believe my eyes, after all those years.........

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Posted October 08 2002 - 12:46 AM

The best laugh Ive had in the past 5 years was standing in line at a local Price Chopper. Looking around I spotted a Sigmund The Sea Monster VHS tape on the rack with a picture of Sweet Mama on it. I was hysterical, I couldnt stop laughing, the people there started laughing because I couldnt stop.

New Zoo Review was replayed on TV recently I dont remember where I saw it - I remember it clearly from the old days. It was pretty bad.

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#13 of 26 Enrique B Chamorro

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Posted October 08 2002 - 01:25 AM

Did a web search and found out the Doug (Douglas Momary)
and Emmy Jo (Emily Peden) got married in real life and
have been together for 30 years!
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They run a commercial and industrial production company
in Las Vegas.

Sounds like Emmy Jo found a prince in Doug rather than
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Posted October 08 2002 - 01:47 AM

Jesus! All memories of that show were completly erased from my brain until I saw the header for this thread! Thanks so much! Posted Image

I used to watch this all the time as a kid and actually liked it (hey, I was easy to entertain o.k.). I used to watch it along with Mister Rogers Neighborhood, Seseme Street, and The Electric Company.

Now though, not a chance! Posted Image

BTW, what took place in those outtakes? I'm extremely curious. Posted Image
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#15 of 26 Steven_J_H

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Posted October 08 2002 - 02:22 AM

Had to check what channel it's on. In North Jersey it still airs on WMBC 63 out of Newton, NJ. Hard to believe.

#16 of 26 John_Berger

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Posted October 08 2002 - 03:42 AM

I had always thought of Barney as the epitome of evil. My memory must have been repressed by forces unseen.

For I dost realize that Henrietta Hippo is the hell-spawn, borne of the desire to warp the fragile, little minds of young skulls full of mush with her handkerchief and high-pitched voice.

LO! I have come to the conclusion that the hatching of Henrietta Hippo was to bring forth the coming of fluffy, evil children's characters! For it was written in the Book of Nasty Things that the Pink Beast would leave her mark through the spawning of the Purple Lizard and the Four-With-Images-In-Their-Stomachs and the enormous Yellow Canary, and thus the children's minds would be consumed as they were numbed.

So it was written. So it has come about.


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#17 of 26 BrianM

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Posted October 08 2002 - 04:19 AM

I haven't seen this show in over twenty years so my memory may be garbled but didn't Doug bear an uncanny resemblance to Flanders from the Simpsons. I asked my wife (who loves all shows from her childhood) if she wanted me to get her this DVD when it came out and she said "No way, that show sucked". This coming from a woman who owns the HR Puffinstuff and Gumby DVD's and fondly remembers "ZOOM" as being hip.

#18 of 26 Mark Bendiksen

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Posted October 08 2002 - 04:25 AM


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I haven't seen this show in over twenty years so my memory may be garbled but didn't Doug bear an uncanny resemblance to Flanders from the Simpsons.
That's probably not too much of a stretch.

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#19 of 26 Jeff Reis

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Posted October 08 2002 - 05:08 AM

Heh, I used to watch this one as a kid. It was pretty bad. But when I see all the other moldy old TV stuff that people are pining for on DVD, I don't see any reason this shouldn't be released for those who might want it. Personally I'd rather see every episode of New Zoo Revue on DVD than 5 minutes of Married With Children. But I'm crazy like that. Posted Image

#20 of 26 Lyle_JP

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Posted October 08 2002 - 05:24 AM

I can't look at the hippo from New Zoo Revue without thinking about Peter Jackson's "Meet the Feebles". Anyone else have this problem?

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