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Magic hats, talking hats, and hatamarans--The Kroffts' Lidsville had them all. What could possibly go wrong?
Mar 28, 2009
It Seemed Like a Good Idea: Lidsville
Jeff Sparkman

No, for the bajillionth time, Sid and Marty Krofft were not on drugs when they made their haunting Saturday morning shows. That's what they claim in interviews, and I have no reason to think otherwise. It just makes their oeuvre that much more impressive.

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Lidsville was the Krofft's third show.

It involves a boy (Mark) who goes to see Merlo the Magician at Six Flags over Texas. He is so intersted by what the hat can do, he decides to sneak back-stage to find out the secret.

When it starts to grow, he climbs on the brim and falls in. After a nightmarish trip through the hat, he lands in Lidsville, the land of living hats.

Every kind of hat is here. There is an opera hat, which is a top hat with huge side-burns. There is a cowboy hat that looks like the old twinkie mascot, and many more. There is also Hoo-Doo and the bad hats.

To help Mark out is Weenie the Genie (Billie Hayes in a good guy role). But Hoo-Doo shook her up so much, her magic constantly goes wrong.

Butch Patrick used to play Eddie Munster while Charles Nelson Reilly went on to be a nine year panelist on Match Game!moreless