H.R. Pufnstuf

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NBC (ended 1971)

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This classic series begins with Jimmy, a young English boy, playing near the edge of a bay with his magical talking gold flute, Freddie. While at the edge of the bay, Jimmy climbs aboard a talking boat that beckons to him. As it drifts out to sea, an evil witch named Witchiepoo, seeking Freddie to add to her collection of magical possessions, casts a spell and makes the boat turn into an evil boat which attacks Jimmy (who then jumps overboard to save himself). Swimming to the shore of Living Island, Jimmy is rescued by its mayor, H. R. Pufnstuf, and his Rescue Racer crew (Kling and Klang) before Witchiepoo can get her hands on the boy or the magic flute. They befriend Jimmy, sheltering and protecting him from the kooky old witch. Everything on Living Island is alive. Books have faces, houses sneeze and trees can talk, not to mention the regular citizens who all look like an animal of some sort. Dr Blinky is an Owl, Ludicrous is a Lion and Judy Frog is; well she's a frog and the only character I didn't like as a child. And then there is the evil Witchiepoo. She continually tries to satisfy her obsession for the talking flute with the aid of her goofy henchmen Orson, Seymore, Stupid Bat, and her motorized broomstick, called the Vroom Broom. Each episode involves Jimmy attempting to escape from the island with the help of Pufnstuf and his friends, with flute intact of course. H.R. Pufnstuf was created by Sid and Marty Krofft.moreless
Walker Edmiston

Walker Edmiston

Voice of Dr. Blinkey/Orson Vulture/Additional Voices

Johnny Silver

Johnny Silver

Puppeteer for Ludicrous Lion

Lennie Weinrib

Lennie Weinrib

Voices of Mayor H.R. Pufnstuf/Seymour Spider/Ludicrous Lion

Joan Gerber

Joan Gerber

Voices of Freddy the Flute/Judy Frog/Lady Boyd/Additional Voices

Felix Silla

Felix Silla

Krofft Puppeteer

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for the child in you, Fairy Tales & Fables, fantastic adventure, cultural phenomenon, extraordinary situations