Sigmund and the Sea Monsters was one of my favorite shows growing up. Not very realistic but very funny. It emphasized that sea monsters have a way of life just as much as humans do. Johnny and Scott befriend Sigmund after his attempt to scare them and bring him home after his dysfunctional family disowns him. After they discover that Sigmund cleaned their cave and for other selfish reasons, they keep attempting to bring him home, but their plans always backfire. Meanwhile, Johnny and Scott keep Sigmund secret from their housekeeper Zelda, who obviously wouldn't approve of him seeking refuge in the boys' clubhouse.
Sigmund the Sea Monster was another one of those shows that probably shouldn't have been aired. Another Saturday morning live action show by Sid and Marty Kroft, purveyors of major network crapola to the post baby boom generation, this show blew chunks of slimy green seaweed.
Like Casper the Friendly Ghost, Sigmund the Sea Monster was a good guy who sought out the company of people because he couldn't stand his mean spirited relatives. He befriends a couple of boys who live by the beach and together they have amazing adventures and try to stop the evil plans being hatched by the other seamonsters.
Even if it was the 1970s, Sigmund the Sea Monster was a waste of celluloid.
These creepy monsters were obviously a product of the same drug induced haze that HR was created from. Things like this are why the 70s sucked big time. The damage to children caused by these 2 shows is incalculable. The hours of therapy, the ADD, the nightmares, ect. If I had a time machine I would go back and make sure things like this are stopped before they are produced. Its like at the end of "Apocalypse Now" where Marlon Brando sits in the darkness before Martin Sheen kills him as he says "The Horror ..... The Horror ...".
I saw this one night on late in the Kitchen and I wondered "what the hell?" It looked like hemp was running around with children. At first I thought the children hid him from the adults because they were smoking it, but then I realized that it was seaweed. Yuck! Marty Kroft was smoking something when he wrote this junk.
After the horror of H.R.Pufnstuf,Sigmund and the Sea Monsters was a lighter,funnier example of Sid and Marty Kroffts puppets.
Sigmund is a sea monster who does not fit in with his sea monster family.He does not want to scare people like good monsters should,so he escapes his family's cave and goes on to live with his new human friends Johnny(Johnny Whitaker,from Family Affair) and Scott(Scott Kolden).
The show is basically about keeping Sigmund hidden from the boys family,whom we never see,and the constant plots of Sigmund's family to get him to return and be a scary monster.
This show was mildly entertaining and worth watching for the purpose of reminiscing.It has it's funny moments and kids today would probably still enjoy it.
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