Lidsville - Next Sid & Marty Krofft Release!!!

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  1. Mick Tees

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    The guessing game is over. In case you missed it. David Lambert from tvshowsondvd.com spilled the beans:


    "Today we finally have some news for you! Lidsville, the 3rd show from The Kroffts, is coming soon from Rhino. The specific release date is not known yet, but it should be available very soon after the new year celebrations."


    I don't recall this series as much as I do as some of the other ones (LOTL, Sigmund, Bugaloos...) but it will be fun to see all 17 episodes of this gem coming soon in 2005!

    Does anyone else recall this series?

    Thanks David for filling us in on things! I'm chomping at the bit...


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    Here is a link to the news Michael is mentioning. What he left out was that there is a nice pic of the box art there. Check it out!
     
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    17? That's all there were?

    Wow, I watched the heck out the show and never noticed. That's a 4-year old for ya. [​IMG]
     
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    Of the Sid and Marty shows, this is one of the ones I remember the least. I dont think I ever saw it during it's run on TV, and only caught the one episode in the collection Rhino did a couple of years back.

    Still, I'll probably pick the thing up. It'll only be 20-25 bucks, and I've enjoyed their output so far.
     
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    This one was always similar to HR Puffinstuff to me. I'm still up in the air about purchasing this one. I've got the 2 Land of the Lost Seasons but not Puffinstuff which I may pick up latter. I really want Sigmund and the Sea Monsters Season one and two and the Lost Saucer. The Kroft Supershow is anoth I would consider.
     
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    The opening title sequence and theme song creeped me out as kid.
     
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    I loved Lidsville. The show, as with H.R. Pufnstuf is real trippy. Psychedelic children shows. Heheheh, just sounds funny. Watch it, very high.
     
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    Yes, I agree. The extras have sealed the deal for me and I will buy it on release day, otherwise this would have been on my "want but can wait list".
     
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    I caught a couple episodes of this on TV Land. The theme song/sequence just kept going on and on....maybe the longest of any show I've ever seen. Could not stop laughing the first time I saw it. Couldn't get into the show itself, though, as CNReilly was creepier than usual.
     
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    I think the main appeal in Sid and Marty Kroft today is nostalgia. I couldn't image too many kids today getting into these shows or anybody that hadn't seen them when they were a kid.
     
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    I don't have the set but I caught an episode on TV Land a few months ago, where Mark dressed like Mae West in order to prevent the wizard from marrying Witchiepoo (visiting in a Pufnstuff crossover).

    An underage boy in drag coming on to a fey character played by a gay man to prevent him from marring a character played by an actress who played a male genie on the same show...

    TRIP-PY, I tells ya.
     
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    Deepdiscountdvd.com has the best price: $23.91
     
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    Yes, good call Ron.

    I first learned about Deepdiscountdvd.com on this forum. I have purchased several TV show DVD's from them and will do so with this release.

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    Lidsville was great! So what's next? There was word that Dr. Shrinker was up for a release on DVD sometime this year.

    Here's what I know about Dr. Shrinker: 16 fifteen minute episodes were produced. It aired as part of the Krofft Supershow from 1976-1977 on ABC.

    Anyone else have have any other details?

    How many of you are ready for another Sid & Marty Krofft release?

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    No way, man. Charles Nelson Reilly is effing HILARIOUS. The episode where Hoodoo joins a lonely hearts club and ends up with Witchiepoo is one of the greatest things ever.

    Re: Dr. Shrinker, this show is way too short to take up a DVD set all by itself...I would think it would be much better to put it out together in one set along with the other two in-betweener Krofft shows, Wonderbug and ElectraWoman & Dynagirl. That would make an excellent value for money, and I'd pick it up in a heartbeat. Extras could include any existing wraparound footage from the Krofft Supershow, featuring Kaptain Kool And The Kongs. Then we would need:

    The Bugaloos (which I hope is now top Krofft priority at Rhino)
    Sigmund And The Sea Monsters
    The Lost Saucer
    Far-Out Space Nuts
    Land Of The Lost Season 3

    Am I forgetting any Krofft kids' shows? The Banana Splits would be great, although this isn't technically a Krofft show; they only designed the costumes. I'd buy this show immediately if it came out on DVD.

    One more Krofft classic that needs to be released in its entirety is the stupefyingly amazing Brady Bunch Variety Hour. The first two episodes have been released on DVD, but it ain't enough, man. I want'em ALL.
     
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    Yeah! Back in the day we didn't have no stinkin Teletubbies! We had Sid & Marty Kroft!
     
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    Are these episodes cut, or the syndication version? They list at 22 minutes. Weren't they longer in those days?
     

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