I bought this the other day & have never seen a review for it so I thought I would just jot some thoughts down about the set for those of you who might have an interest (though if any of you have an interest, you probably already own it). I, like many of you, grew up when Saturday morning meant something and you would highlight the TV Guide and fight with your sibling all morning over who got to watch what. I haven't seen may of these shows since the time they were last shown on TV ( or the once in a lifetime reruns shown on Nickelodeon a few years ago). Some of the shows on the set I have fond memories of, some I don't care for, and some I don't remember. The set is good b/c it gives an episode from each of their shows and lets you have a little taste to see if you want (or can stand) more. Disc 1: H.R. Pufnstuf Episode #12: Book, Flute & Candle (aka Flute, Book, and Candle) Theme Song Rating: A- Laughtrack: Yes Transfer: Poor with lots of dirt, scratches, and some minor film skips Sound: Fair Story: Smoking mushrooms turns Freddy the Flute into a mushroom. Jimmy (Jack Wild) dresses as a beggar and wears a modified version of his Artful Dodger costume from "Oliver!" so I guess you "Oliver!" completists out there have to buy this one. Jimmy dances and sings a song. For the uninitiated: A boy and his dragon have adventures against an evil witch in a strange world. Think Wizard of Oz on acid. Episode rating: B+ The Bugaloos Episode #14 though one book says it is #8: Benita's Double Trouble Theme Song Rating: A Laughtrack: Yes Transfer: Faded but suprisingly clean Sound: I don't know if I have a defective disc but all the dialogue & major sound seemed to come from the left front speaker only. Story: Bugaloo I.Q. dresses up as Benita to rescue the kidnapped Peter Platter to save the day (and sing a song). For the uninitiated: English accented humans with wings are tormented by crazy Benita (Martha Raye). The Bugaloos usually perform an original song in every episode (kinda like an early Kidd Video). The song in this episode sounds a little like The Mamas And The Papas. Episode Rating: B+ Lidsville Episode #7: Take Me To Your Rabbit Theme Song Rating: A Closing Credit Song Rating: C Laughtrack: Yes Transfer: Clean for it's age Sound: Fair Story: Hoo Doo (Charles Nelson Reilly) loses his powers & dresses up as a seductive female bunny (ala Bugs Bunny) to get his powers back. Must be seen to be believed. For the uninitiated: Mark (Eddie Munster himself Butch Patrick) falls into a large hat at a Six Flags and emerges in Lidsville, a strange place populated by talking hats. Mark keeps trying to return home but his efforts always seem to fall short. Patrick is really too old for the role but Reilly makes up for it chewing on every piece of cheap cardboard scenery he can find. Episode Rating: B+ Sigmund & The Sea Monsters Episode #13: Trick Or Treat (aka Trigger Treat) Theme Song Rating: A (star Johnny Whitaker sings it Beach Boys style!) Closing Credits Song Rating: B- Laughtrack: Yes Transfer & Sound: Fair for both Story: It's Halloween and Sigmund dresses as a boy dressed as Sigmund. Johnny sings a scary song. For the Uninitiated: Sigmund is a sea monster who is befriended by two human brothers. Episode Rating: B- Disc 2: Land Of The Lost Episode #5 though one book says #8: Skylons Theme Song Rating: A Closing Credits Song Rating: A+ Laughtrack: No Transfer: the colors seem a bit off. Overall - poor Sound: Fair Story: One of the dullest episodes of Land of the Lost (which is a shame since it is my favorite Krofft show). Will and Holly change the weather inside a mysterious pylon. For the Uninitiated: Father, son, and daughter fall down a waterfall into a prehistoric age and face the dangers there. Check out the separate dvd release for some better episodes. Episode Rating: C- Far Out Space Nuts Episode #13: Birds Of A Feather Theme Song Rating: B+ Closing Credits Song: D Laughtrack: Yes Transfer & sound: Fair Story: Two chicken men kidnap the space nuts to take care of an egg. Look for a scene which directly rips off Laurel & Hardy with very unfunny results. For the Uninitiated: Highly silly show with Bob Denver and Chuck McCann as two NASA employees who launch themselves into space. Episode Rating: D- The Lost Saucer Episode #10: Return To The Valley Of The Chickaphants Theme Song Rating: B- Laughtrack: Yes Transfer & sound: Fair Story: Highly obnoxious episode with lots of screeching sound effects. The only saving factor is an embarrassed Jim Nabors. A Caveman kidnaps Fi while Fum tries to take care of a Elephicken. Um...I am not making this up. For the Uninitiated: Two androids pick up a couple of kids and get lost in time and space where they meet all sorts of creatures. Look for the irritating "Dorse". Episode Rating: F Electrawoman and Dynagirl Episode #6: The Pharaoh Theme Song Rating: A Laughtrack: No Transfer & sound: Fair, although the framing seems off in places. Story: The Pharoh tries to rule the world. E & D come to the rescue. For the Uninitiated: Poor Batman rip-off with the delicious & young Deidre Hall and her cute electra-Robin. They use Electro Comp wristbands (three times the size of your current cell phone...on their wrists...in normal clothes...) to activate numerous electra-crime fighting devices. Electra-terrible...but fun. Episode Rating: C+ Disc #3: Dr. Shrinker Episode #9: Slowly I Turn Theme Song Rating: B+ Laughtrack: Yes but very subdued Transfer & sound: Fair Story: Gordie does his best impression of Dr. Shrinker as he gets hit in the head over & over (and over and over and over). For the Uninitiated: Dr. Shrinker shrinks (duh!) three teenagers and chases them. Much adventure ensues. Episode Rating: A- Wonderbug Episode #5: Maltese Gooneybird (aka Gooney Bird) Theme Song Rating: C Laughtrack: Yes but very subdued Transfer & sound: Fair Story: The kids get their packages switched with some spies. Spies get pissed. Speedy (oops)...uh...Wonderbug to the rescue. For the Uninitiated: Three meddling kids ride in a beat-up dune buggy which turns in a super buggy whenever trouble rears its ugly head (which is every episode). A live action rip-off of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Speed Buggy. Gotta love the car sounds though. Episode Rating: B- Magic Mongo Episode #8: Huli's Vacation Theme Song Rating: B+ (sounds like ABBA guest-sang...sung...) Laughtrack: Yes Transfer & sound: Fair, although there is some occasional loud pops. Story: Money stolen...kids must recover. No laughs ensue. For the Uninitiated: An innocent Three's Company with a Genie! The best part is listening to the Genie talk. Lennie Weinrib plays Magic Mongo and if you watched one cartoon in the 70's or 80's...you know his voice. Episode Rating: C+ Bigfoot And Wildboy Episode #17 (though one book says #18): Return Of The Vampire Theme Song Rating: A- (70's instrumental with narration & sound effects...awesome!) Laughtrack: No Transfer & sound: Fair Story: Two crooks wake up an attractive female vampire complete with black cape, wax fangs & Jordache jeans. Bigfoot saves the day. Wildboy talks a lot and Bigfoot throws things. Awesome! For the Uninitiated: Bigfoot raises boy in the wild...decides to name him...take a guess...Wildboy! They travel and have adventures. Bigfoot looks like a large Pakuni. Excellent new use of bionic sound effects when jumping, running and throwing things...which is often in just one episode! Slow-mo running with sound effects to simulate super-speed...it just doesn't get any better. Episode Rating: A+ Pryor's Place Episode #4: Voyage To The Planet Of The Dumb Theme Song Rating: A+ (sung & written by Ghost-Buster Ray Parker Jr.) Laughtrack: Yes Transfer & sound: Unfortuately the best in the bunch Story: Kids skip school. They visit arcade. They realize that they don't want to be dumb. Heavy handed message will tire you out before 5 minutes have passed. Watch only for the great breakdancing and neon...neon everywhere! Pat Morita guest-stars! For the Uninitiated: Richard Pryor tries his hand at kid's TV. Since he can't curse...it fails. Really bad puppets...really bad acting...really bad stories...I just don't understand why it failed. You will be humming the Ray Parker Jr. song long after the TV has left your memories. Episode Rating: D+ Overall Impression: The episodes average out to around a C+ but I have to raise it up to a B just because it's out there for sale. We are lucky to see any of these. I would have liked a better choice of episodes but it covers all of their main morning shows (with the exception of the 90's version of Land Of The Lost). No musical numbers from Kaptain Kool and the Kongs or The Bay City Rollers are included (which may or may not make you happy). I would have liked to have seen a whole episode of The Krofft Supershow or The Krofft Superstar Hour with everything but that may be asking too much. Also note that when I said the transfer is fair, that is in regards to the source. These were all very low-budget & probably have not been well cared for over the years. Most of these are sub-VCR quality but hey...better than nothing. So...that's is my take on these. For those of you out there...give your opinions. I love to wax nostalgic when it comes to my childhood Saturday mornings.