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Sony to make H.R. PUFNSTUF movie?

Hey folks, Harry here... I had a really amazing night tonight. I'll be writing about the new LAND OF THE LOST film in my review late Thursday night, but I just wanted to let you folks know the Big news that Marty Krofft unloaded upon us, that SONY has just entered into an agreement to develop and make an H.R. PUFNSTUF feature film. Now this would be the second one of those. The original is one of the most astonishingly bizarre and unique film experiences around. For an idea - here's the entire film in 5 minutes and 53 seconds:

I can't even begin to imagine how one would go about constructing an H.R. Pufnstuf film for the modern era. Well, that is not entirely true - I've notions, but I can't imagine what a studio would do here. I mean, I'd love to see it done with the innocence and sweetness that it conjures - and let the trippy stuff be there, but not all giggle giggle snicker snicker from the film itself. As of right now, they're just at the beginnings of figuring out where they want to go with it - and are going to begin the process of talking to directors and writers. This is definitely something I want to keep an eye on.

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  • June 3, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST


    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I've been waiting forever.

  • June 3, 2009, 2:06 a.m. CST


    by boogy110

    stop it, stop it stop it...2nd?

  • June 3, 2009, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Rompa room

    by boogy110

    Movie! Fuck yeah

  • June 3, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Get Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim

    by Kraken

    ...and David Cross to write it.

  • June 3, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST

    I never watched either of those as a kid

    by CherryValance

    I just watched the first two "Land of the Lost"s tonight in fact. I dunno. They seem really dated. I might enjoy a rock doc on the Banana Splits though.

  • June 3, 2009, 2:17 a.m. CST

    That show frightened me

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Giant weird animals are scary.

  • June 3, 2009, 2:29 a.m. CST

    The pink cat in Zoobalie Zoo was hot....

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    ...therefore the Zoobalie movie must be in live action.

  • June 3, 2009, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Never got this show as a kid...

    by Droogie Alex

    and I watched EVERYTHING. I mean, what was that guy, anyway? A cowboy dragon or something? what a mishmosh.

  • June 3, 2009, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Drugs...Magic Mushrooms, Swirling Eyes!!! I Can't Wait!!!!!

    by Media Messiah

    And I don't even do drugs!!! Hopefully this will be in 3D IMAX for the ultimate drug trip.

  • June 3, 2009, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Sigmund the Seamonster

    by quantize


  • June 3, 2009, 3:20 a.m. CST

    I wish all movies played at this speed!

    by pokadoo

  • June 3, 2009, 3:33 a.m. CST

    I could see more than in the Transformers action scenes.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    But, it gave me a headache.

  • June 3, 2009, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Wow, a Waldo (Wally) movie...

    by Pig_Ignorant a Pufnstuf one, what next, a Weather Channel flick?

  • June 3, 2009, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Lidsville is the Koo-Koo-Kookiest

    by thound007

    It's the living end, friend.

  • June 3, 2009, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Druggachusetts anyone?

    by bovinecrusader

    Kraken nailed it on the guys Mr. Show fans? The Altered State of Druggachusetts is one my favorite skits.

  • June 3, 2009, 4:53 a.m. CST

    Remake it in these 4 easy steps.

    by V'Shael

    1) Convince the government to legalise weed, and LSD.<br> 2) Do lots of drugs.<br> 3) ???<br> 4) Profit!<br>

  • June 3, 2009, 5:47 a.m. CST

    Like where's the Groovy Ghoulies movie man?

    by Orionsangels

  • June 3, 2009, 5:48 a.m. CST


    by Orionsangels

  • June 3, 2009, 6:08 a.m. CST

    The Altered State of Druggachusetts.

    by Bob Cryptonight

    Just to make it official.

  • June 3, 2009, 6:21 a.m. CST

    PSvTT: PuffnStuff Versus Teletubbies: Requiem

    by Spandau Belly

    make it happen!

  • June 3, 2009, 6:34 a.m. CST

    live action Space Ghost

    by Chain

    or Jonny Quest. Or Thundarr the Barbarian,Herculoids,Wacky Races anything but this.

  • June 3, 2009, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Where's my GREAT SPACE COASTER movie with Eddie Murphy?!?

    by Sequitur

    Co-Starring David Hasselhoff as Gary Gnu! Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie

  • June 3, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    H. P. Luvnkrofft

    by bah

    Actually, that might have been the original title for Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.

  • June 3, 2009, 7:06 a.m. CST

    what about the one with the fairy people?

    by Bouncy X

    forget the name and i think they were also a band? not sure but it was these people with wings and antenna. they could remake that one with some hot celebrity of the day and then we can watch her spread her wings. BA DA BUM. yes it was all about that last line, i'm awesomely lame.

  • Witchypoo = Helena Boheim Carter

  • June 3, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    The Bugaloos Movie!

    by Kid Z

    With Megan Fox as the chick Bugaloo with the really short skirt!

  • June 3, 2009, 8 a.m. CST

    Johnny Depp

    by The Alienist

    The BEST part is I hear the Krofts want Johnny Depp to play Witchiepoo. I am NOT making that up...

  • June 3, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    BOB ROSS: The movie

    by Flyingcircus

    Who will they cast to paint the happy little clouds?

  • June 3, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Jessica Alba in New Zoo Revue...

    by StatelyWayneManor

    Coming right at you...2012.

  • June 3, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Kid Z

    by bagwanbob

    You beat me to it. 'cept for the part about Megan Fox. Although I gotta say, when I was a tyke, the chick with the light-up caboose definitely planted my ass in front of the set every Saturday afternoon.

  • June 3, 2009, 8:18 a.m. CST

    A brief dissertation on why this might be a good idea

    by cinematt

    It is only natural that people will roll their eyes at a project like "HR Pufnstuff" and ask why bother. But the fact is that the shows of Sid and Marty Krofft resonated with much of the now in their forties moviegoers, and many of them are looking back on these shows with fond memories, myself included. Land of the Lost will be a good indicator to see if there is life in the movies for these old Saturday morning relics. I for one am rooting for Land of the Lost, and any Krofft based project. Sure, people can swear up and down that these shows were for pot smokers, of which I am one, but it's more then that. These shows embraced the ridiculous and incredulous, and presented easy to take and cheap to produce entertainment for many impressionable children in the early 70's. Every generation needs to revisit at some point that which brought them joy as children, so that they may re-embrace the joy of life that we all felt in our youthful days. Criticize the Kroffts for their cheesy shows all you want, but you cannot deny that these projects are just as relevant today to the people who watched them as are the Transformers to the children of the 80's or even Spongebob for the children of the 90's or whenever that cartoon came out. I for one will be excited, high and happy for Land of the Lost come this Friday, and I am all for more Krofft adaptations, as many of you are too, but might be a wee bit embarrassed to admit it. There's no shame in celebrating something you love, even a Sid and Marty Krofft tv adaptation. Discuss this amongst yourselves now. Peace out!

  • June 3, 2009, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Sorry, the word is spelled disertation

    by cinematt

    And I'm not even high right now! This talkback needs a spellcheck device!

  • June 3, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Childhood in the 1970's

    by spcglider

    This show was VERY near and dear to my heart as a kid. And it still is. I don't think there'd be any way to convincingly "continue" the story off the old show, but starting afresh might be the best answer. PLEASE note that I did not use the words "reboot", "re-imagine", "re-tool", or any of the other Hollywood-isms that are simply replacements for "screw around with the property because we think we know better". There's nothing wrong with the basic concept of the show. The characters are all perfectly fine and the content doesn't need to be tarted up to appeal to todays' sickeningly cynical generation of adults who desperately wish they were still kids. We've got enough of that out there already. This was a show for KIDS... lets leave it that way. In fact, I think Harry is right. It might be awfully refreshing to see something done that retains the wide-eyed wonder that this show played to in the minds of all of us kids back in the early 1970's.

  • June 3, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Oh, and one more thing...

    by cinematt

    If they ever consider making "Lidsville" into a movie, they have to cast someone who will be as outrageous and, sorry, I have to say it, FLAMING as Charles Nelson Reilly was for the character of Hoo Doo. Any suggestions. And for what it's worth, before anybody calls me on it, I looked it up in the dictionary, and dissertation is spelled with two "s"es. I was right the first time, Christ, I maybe I should smoke up before I post here, I spell better when I'm tripping. See ya!

  • June 3, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Man in Suit!

    by Ingeld

    And the flute always looked like a sparkley pretzel stick. I'm just saying.

  • June 3, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Hated Pufnstuf

    by bah

    I got my Krofft from a compilation show that aired a different show each day of the week. Loved Dr Shrinker, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, Wonder Bug, Land of the Lost. Liked Far Out Space Nuts, Lost Saucer. Hated HRP and Sigmund, and Bugaloos (except for a crush on the girl). Lidsville wasn't part of the circulation.

  • June 3, 2009, 8:49 a.m. CST

    This is how to do this movie

    by Ingeld

    All the suited characters play it straight and the human actor who is injected into this world resists the whole idea of the reality of the place he is in. He thinks it is an LSD trip. Hilarity ensue.

  • June 3, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Well, this was inevitable.

    by Orbots Commander

    Next up, a likely cinematic adaptation of The Banana Splits or The Magic Garden (mmmm, Carol and Paula).

  • June 3, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Hey, about an Easy Reader movie?

    by Orbots Commander

    Morgan Freeman can reprise his early role on The Electric Company (Hey, you guyyyyyys!) I always loved the silent-Spidey segments with the flashing web spinning and the balloon dialogue.

  • June 3, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Americans who grew up in the 1970s

    by emeraldboy

    have shows which are very dear to thier hearts. Just like kids who grew up in ireland and England 1970s and 1980s. Trying to explains Cosgrave Halls early years to americans would equally baffling. We all know dangermouse and count duckula. But before them there was the uterrly fabulous Chorlton and the wheellies, jamie and the magic torch and the mighty bod. Which wasnt made by Cosgrave Hall. Then there was micheal bond's peerless paddington Bear. Dont ask about playschool and playaway. Why playaway was ever axed is a mystery. Things were much safer in the 1970s and 1980s and executives werent subjected to the PC agenda they are today. PLayaway allowed children to use thier imaginations and be creative and interact with the stars of the shows. then it was yanked off the air. IN ireland we could pronounce Words like chair. the way it was spelt but in the UK and on the BBC they had this strange way of prouncing words as if they rhymed with the word care. especially chair and hair. and there. Tv of the 1970s in the UK was and is a golden age. Performers did not dare cheat thier audiences. They worked very hard to perfect thier acts. Which is why so many shows from the 1970s still stand the test of time. Like moorecombe and wise and Dads army. others dont and havent faired so well....

  • June 3, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Though none if it remains...

    by emeraldboy

    If you ask any child of the 1970s and 1980s what was the one Tv show from the BBC that they remember it is the Rod Hull and EMu Electric tv show. Poor Parky. That clip will be shown till the day he dies. where he had Rod HUll and Emu on his tv. That star stories ep was hilarious. Emu looks at camera and says "I 'ate that bastard". priceless.

  • June 3, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST


    by Ingeld

    It wasn't a big hit in the US, but I remember as a kid loving the Double Decker Bus show.

  • June 3, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST

    If Where the Wild Things Are can be adapted . . .

    by Royston Lodge

    . . . to the big screen, H.R. Puff'n'stuff should be a piece of cake. This isn't a bad candidate for a remake, and it isn't Fox so who knows?

  • June 3, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Hey, I remember Jamie and the Magic Torch!

    by Royston Lodge

    They ran it on TVOntario up here in the great white north.

  • June 3, 2009, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Why it could work, and why it could fail.

    by Royston Lodge

    Why it could work: It's a huge idea that seemed small back when it was made because of the budgetary constraints. A remake could really expand the Krofft universe and make it epic weird.<p> Why it could fail: The built-in audience for this sort of thing, the ones with the nostalgia who the studio is counting on, are too old. They aren't the demographic group that tends to go see a lot of movies. That, and I don't see a lot of teenagers with money burning holes in their pockets choosing puffnstuff over the big explosion movie with Megan Fox's exposed pooter that's running in the theatre next door.

  • June 3, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST

    the pink cihk on zoobalee zoo was a kangaroo.


    and yes, she was hot. and yes, she helped me grow from a boy to a man. and bring a cosplay fetish with me.

  • June 3, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Sony to make H.R. Pufnstuf movie...

    by Alkeoholic77

    Alkeoholic77 to have nightmares.

  • June 3, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    Shows I remember having to sit through

    by moondoggy2u

    while watching kids in early 80s across the pond: Pinwheel and Super Teddy. Any Ukers remember those two shows?

  • June 3, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Although Im not s ure if pinwheel was UK...

    by moondoggy2u

    I dont recall accents...but I only saw that show while in Germany. I just remember that damned them song...

  • June 3, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Remember the song?

    by duct tape wallet

    "hand rolled puffin' stuff" <b> "who's your friend when things get rough" <b> "hand rolled puffin' stuff" <b> "you can't a little and you can't do enough!"

  • June 3, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    I was always a fan of Lidsville when i was a kid

    by moondoggy2u

    Never really cared much for Puffin' stuff, though. Then again, I was mostly raised without a tv set, so what do I know?

  • June 3, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Nice Slight of Hand, Harry!

    by Deandome

    I know you need to cooperate a LITTLE with the studios in order to maintain access to things. But it's more than a little sad that you've clearly installed a total blackout re. any spy and/or staff reviews of Land of the Lost. Clearly, the fact it's two days before opening and NOBODY has breathed a word about it means it's a steaming turd (sad, cuz I wanted to see it with my kid). But the fact that you haven't allowed ANYONES comments on this site...anonymous screeners, plants, ANYONE...speaks to the depth Universal and/or Will Farrel's dicks have penetrated the collective throat of AICN. Sad...really sad.

  • June 3, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST

    I second BOB ROSS: The Movie

    by Mr Incredible

    I can see it now: Bob shoots a car with a rocket launcher saying " God bless, my friend."

  • June 3, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    H. R. always reminded me of

    by duct tape wallet

    Mayor McCheese <br> or <br> Officer Big mac

  • June 3, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Banana Splits trailer to debut with Where the Wild Things Are

    by Xian042

    CGI Banana Splits "things" with Ziggy Marley covering the theme song.

  • June 3, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Mr Incredible

    by Flyingcircus

    Just the thought of Bob Ross being a badass action hero is a golden idea in my book.

  • June 3, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    bob ross- holy shit- hilarious


    god bless my as he sets up schwarzenegger or stallone style boobie traps in he forest, he's calmly talking about the happy trees and bushes, and how he has so many forest friends...

  • June 3, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Groovy Ghoulies thread derailment...

    by StatelyWayneManor

    I think I read at CHUD that Universal Studios are updating their Monsters franchise by having them play instruments. I kid you not.

  • June 3, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST


    by Flyingcircus

    I can hear it perfectly: "Now, then. Let's...let's just put a happy little mortar right over here. I'll take a dab of this C-4 and just mash it right down...I just get so tickled when the enemy loses a limb."

  • June 3, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Sony lost me when they dumped the Aibo

    by FeralAngel

    Yep, I had one of those robotic doggies Sony built, and it was a hell of a device. It's telling that when I finally sold it...I missed the damn thing. It was an interactive as any dog, much more intelligent than any dog, cleaner and more housebroken than any dog, and far more obedient than any dog. About the only thing it couldn't do was fetch a Frisbee, although it could play a mean game of soccer with its ball. I could let it roam all over the house and know it wouldn't pee on the carpet or devour the couch. Damn I hate that Stringer guy for discontinuing it. The tech had advanced so much that the latest model could talk to you. Screw you, Stringer! Oh, right, Pufnstuf. It was campy. The little British kid pronounced his "r"s as "w"s. I didn't like Freddie the Flute. He whined a lot. And that sums up my memories of the show. A movie version? Couldn't care less. Nostalgia IS a mental illness, you know.

  • June 3, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Porn stuffs?

    by DarthBakpao

  • June 3, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Kerry Kenney-Silver as Witchiepoo!

    by Anna Valerious

    The only one I can think of that would work in that role.

  • June 3, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    freddie the flute was just a metaphor


    for that kid's adolescent penis. it was always barking orders at him and everyone was after it, and it would just pop up at the wrong times.

  • June 3, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Kids of the 90's... the horror... the horror...

    by Kid Z

    ... Because you KNOW when they start nostalgia-marketing to them, we're gonna have to endure a TeleTubbies movie! (One plus though, when it premieres, Jerry Falwell will be rolling in his grave.)

  • June 3, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Weird factoids about the Banana Splits...

    by Kid Z

    ... A CD was released in the mid-90's with bands of that time covering old Saturday morning TV show themes. The Ramones did a cover of Spider-Man. The Banana Splits theme was covered by none other than Liz Phair... for some reason. Also, the Banana Splits Show featured a live action segment called Danger Island that I always figured to be the original inspiration for LOST. Just replace Jan Michael Vincent with Matthew Fox and the Skeleton Men with the Others... there you go!

  • June 3, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    McDonalds got sued for ripping this off

    by Sithdan

    The old "McDonalds Land" television ads ripped off H.R. PufnStuf and were terminated via lawsuit. I miss Mayor McCheese!!!

  • June 3, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST


    by uberman

    Good Lord are the KROFFT show bad-just gag me with a spoon God-awful. You kids who never lived through them have no idea how much we kids of the 70's hated that shit. I remember when the rumor was that if you smoked a joint and watched LIDSVILLE it would automatically become the hilarious show it really was. That alone should be reason enough to stop using drugs.

  • June 3, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Super Teddy?

    by Mr Lucas

    Maybe you mean "SuperTed" with the great voice of John "Third Doctor" Pertwee? emeraldboy, I'm intrigued about your pronunciation of 'chair'. How do you pronounce it then? "Chorlton & The Wheelies" was great - especially the witch Fenella. I don't think we had any Sid & Marty Krofft shows in the U.K. although some of the actors in them were British of course.

  • June 3, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST


    by NinjaChampion

    I heard that McDonald's hired Sid and Marty to design characters for them. McD didn't want to pay, so they had their own people rip off Sid and Marty and come up with their own. And if they do an HR movie it will be Zach Efron running around an all CGI set.

  • June 3, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Actually, Bob Ross was in the military for 20 years..

    by moondoggy2u

    Imagine him giving you happy little orders...

  • June 3, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    And just so you know, I was convinced Bob would one day SNAP

    by moondoggy2u

    And the next morning, we would all read a head line like, " Ross assends office tower with a high-powered rifle, sandwich and a six pack of kick. Slew 30, then self.

  • June 3, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Do it totally serious.

    by Nix_Cadavre

    No foam suits... Use extremely realistic CGI for Puffnstuff, and make the witch truly intimidating and powerful, with a real-looking giant (intelligent) spider and vulture as her assistants. Make it in the vein of "Lord of the Rings". <p> That would be awesome. A kid hanging around with a huge yellow dragon, fighting an epic battle against a powerful witch and her minions...

  • June 3, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Alternate choice:

    by Nix_Cadavre

    Make a true continuation, with a middle-aged Jimmy and the unaging Puffnstuf still hanging out on Living Island, still dealing with the witch. Have Jimmy be absolutely burned out and sick of the place.

  • June 3, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Jack Wild was the shiznit!

    by StatelyWayneManor

    This has Zac Efron's name all over it.

  • June 3, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST

    As Long As There's Shit Jokes

    by christian66 that awful turd LAND OF THE LOST. If any parent takes their kids to that unfunny tit-shit-fest, it's child abuse. Poor Marty Kroft. LAND OF THE LOST is Will Ferrell's CAT IN THE HAT. Marshall Fine nailed it in his scathing review: "With this film, Will Ferrell officially signals the end of his 15 minutes. Indeed, if it weren’t for Matt Lauer, there’d be nary a laugh at all in this excruciatingly lazy and unnecessary film. I repeat: The biggest laughs belong to Matt Lauer. Dinosaur urine and poop are the best they’ve got? Oh, wait – I forgot the numerous times the monkey man groped Anna Friel’s breasts. Apparently director Brad Silberling thought it got funnier every time. He was wrong. Indeed, this comedy auteur – whose scary resume includes “Casper” and that awful Lemony Snicket movie – is seldom right, starting with the impulse to remake a thunderingly lame TV show from the 1970s as a Will Ferrell vehicle. I propose that there should be criminal penalties for wasting $100 million on a movie this dreadful. Maybe someone can implement Hollywood’s version of the hockey penalty box for actors and directors who knowingly make one. Sorry, Will, you’ve got to sit the next one out. How could they not know? Probably they didn’t notice because they were too busy standing around on the set, cracking each other up and congratulating themselves on what comic geniuses they are, while collecting massive paychecks. The movie is filled with weak ad-libs, by Ferrell and costar Danny McBride – which makes you wonder how bad the script was, if they thought this stuff was funnier."

  • June 3, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    no thanks

    by Wee Willie

    I watched HR when I was a kid, until one day i was watching it and I realized it looked cheap and kind of sucked. Why would I want to re-live a cheap shitty show from when I was a kid. As for my own kids, all under seven, I got them the DVD of the show. They watched about two episodes, switched it off, and never asked to see it again. Let's not kid ourselves, re-visiting this is a stupid idea. Todays kids aren't familiar with the show, and I dobt there's enough grown-ups who recall it that would want to go see it.

  • June 3, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Groping Anna Friel's breasteses...

    by StatelyWayneManor

    I wasn't going to see this movie. I may have to, now.

  • June 3, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST

    I always found it unsettling...

    by filmcans

    ...that Pufnstuf talked like a hillbilly but sang like a trained opera singer.

  • June 3, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Worked for Gomer Pyle.

    by StatelyWayneManor

    God, I'm old.

  • June 3, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Someone's puffin' some stuff if they think

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    this is a good idea. I'd rather see a Far Out Space Nuts movie with Jim Carrey in the Bob Denver role, John Goodman as the fat guy, Chuck something, and Verne Troyer as Honk. Oh crap, I gave Hollywood an idea.

  • June 3, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST

    How about.......Hey Kids....

    by DrMorbius

    ..what time is it? Its HOWDY DOODY TIME:the Movie.....<P>Just like when Captain Jean Luc Picard told Data what to do with the antiquated Singer Machine...<P>"MAKE IT SEW"!!!

  • June 3, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    That witch scared the sht outta me.

    by Se7en

    That, and Jack Wild.

  • June 3, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Christian66!

    by Deandome

    I'm glad to hear an actual early review on a pop-culture know, the kind of thing that, oh...I dunno...USED TO BE A CORE ROLE OF AICN!! Good..bad...spies....screeners...plants...rants, we ALWAYS used to get early glimpses of flicks. SURE, I know if Harry, Moriarity, Capone attend a preview, they have to obey the studios edicts about releasing info. But LotL is just one of a string of many big-star/big-studio turdfests where Harry et. al. have clearly gone beyond the edicts & blocked ALL info/opinions on the flick, sacrificing & mocking the underground/renegade credibility & integrity that made AICN what it is, er...what it used to be.

  • June 3, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST


    by Sir Loin

    LOL oh man...thanks for the laughs. The thought of Bob Ross snapping like that IS funny, he'd be smiling and calm-voiced the entire time while terrorizing people. Afro perfectly-formed, too.

  • June 3, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Rte bought PUFNSTUF as import

    by emeraldboy

    All british channels were piped in from the border. I lived in navan at the time. Locals objected to all this and IRA symapthisers attempted and failed to blow the masts up. We used to get BBC, ITV Channel 4. RTE were stretched finacially. Today they are the verge collapse. no really. ITs not every day that RTE becomes a channel 4 news story. They are losing a 1million euro a week. I think and lot agree IN ireland that It should broken up. nobody listens to 2fm anymore. IT should be sold. Oh and one more think. After Rod hull took emu out of the BBC. he went to join ITV. and made one of the most nauseating Kids TV shows ever.ROD HULLs pink windmill show. horrendus. I cant describe all that prounciation stuff off bbc presenters. except try and pronounce the words there, chair and hair. like hare.

  • June 3, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    who wants to see ghey kid shit

    by VD_Furnier

    like this anyways? Land of the lost is stupid too...what the fuck is wrong with hollywood that nobody ever has an original idea its all remakes of stupid kid shit.

  • June 3, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Then there was the sight of Mike read..

    by emeraldboy

    fronting Runaround. He looked like he had just come from a dodgy car dealership in the eastend of london. That was one of the funniest things I ever saw. I know it wasnt meant to be funny. After Peggy throws Frank and pat out the queen vic. the following scene accours.. Frank:PAAAAAAAAT Pat:FRAAAAANK Frank:PAAAAATT Pat:FRAAANNKKK. Irnonically MIke Read ended up playing a dodgy car dealer Frank Butcher. got into the BBC's bad books.

  • June 3, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Megan Fox as Witchy-Poo!

    by oisin5199

    Just kidding. Really. As long as they keep Will Farrell out of this, I'm happy. I freakin' loved HR Puffinstuf when I was a kid. Talk about a world to escape into. Hope they do it right.

  • June 3, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Bob Ross Western ...

    by Willie3D

    BOB ROSS: (fires his six-shooter seven times) "Die, you lily-white liver, yellow ochre belly bastard!"

  • June 3, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    chuck norris as bob ross in the movie


  • June 3, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    or the guy from 300


    if he can stop shouting, start whispering, and grow his hair out a bit.

  • June 3, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    This show and clowns scare me!!

    by thedoctor28

    I dont really think any other S&M Kroft show should be made into a movie. LOTL was the only show that had the potential of a movie, but they made a retarded comedy out of it instead of a serious movie that would have kicked ass.

  • June 3, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST


    by thedoctor28


  • June 3, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    land of the lost at 10% at RT


    sure, there are only 12 reviews up, but proportionally, that's not good. especially when the only GOOD review is "Land of the Lost sheds its TV-formula origins as a 1970s network series and becomes glib fun. " wow. sounds like something i want to see. It does suck though, i sat through most all of the marathon on sci-fi and it actually got me excited for the movie.....i foresee in a couple days- at least over the weekend- the animation will be changing.

  • June 3, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Do it as a horror film...

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    That shouldn't be too hard.

  • June 3, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST

    as a hooror film


    and call it H.R GIGERSTUF....and make the land and characters scary and biomechanical as all get out.

  • June 3, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST


    by Mr Lucas

    You're right about "The Pink Windmill Show" - luckily I was too old to care by then. Of course Kenny Everett was actually funnier on ITV before moving to the Beeb (no canned laughter/audience - just the crew laughing!). Still confused though - there, chair hair and hare all rhyme. How could they not?

  • June 3, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST

    This will die when Land of the Lost bombs

    by Larry of Arabia

    Who thinks that flick looks good? Hands? Anyone?

  • June 3, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    It's settled. We need BOB ROSS.

    by Flyingcircus

    He could be a transformer, changing from gentle painter to bushy lawn shrub. He could be the next model of terminator. Imagine seeing ol' Bob comin at you, 'fro askew, half his face torn away to reveal metal endoskeleton. "I'm going to clean you like a brush." Terrifying! It's time to reboot The Joy of Painting. Now.

  • June 3, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST, great idea!

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    But market it as a "Hannah Montana"-type movie, and scar the kiddies for life!

  • June 3, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    I agree with Norris as Ross

    by CherryValance

    That's a gimme. But I don't wanna know what happens to the guy who fucks with his yellow ochre.

  • June 3, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    norris / ross


    it's great because in real life, they are polar opposites. chuck is the ultimate badass, who pisses the grand canyon and whose smile can give you cancer...and bob ross is like the antidote of peacefulness to all that bad assery. if the two would have ever touched, we would have instantly been crushed by the black hole.

  • June 3, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Ted Kord to not give a flying fuck?

    by TedKordLives

    Sorry, I don't usually post in TB's that I'm not interested in, but really, does anybody WANT to see this?

  • June 3, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST


    by TITBAG


  • June 3, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Chuck Norris as BOB ROSS

    by Flyingcircus

    See it here:

  • June 3, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST


    by Sal_Bando

    -not to mention Cling and Clang. You know it does, and that I'm right, and that you wanna see it, too.

  • June 3, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    I kinda like the idea of a Ratso and Batso movie myself.

    by Sal_Bando

    It's what we deserve.

  • June 3, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    I'm a child of the 70's, and I loathed H.R.Pufnstuf

    by Chewtoy

    That and the Banana Splits were the absolute worst dreck imaginable to me, painfully eating up quality television viewing time. Damn hippies. Thank God for Jim Henson's work at redeeming puppet shows for me.

  • June 3, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Transformer Ross turning into a bush is genious!!

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    May I add to the brainstorm and suggest that he transform into a potted plant/bush....plastic pot and all!<BR> That way he can be in disguise indoor or out.....<BR><BR> Enemy approaching!<br> [CrrrCrrrCrrr!transforms into potted plant]<br> Enemy walks by unknowningly...

  • June 3, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    There was also that other PBS painter-Magic White.

    by Sal_Bando

    That's what we called him. He's also quite dead. You might remember him? he was this short balding guy w/ a German(?) accent back in the 90's we saw plenty of him. And one of his fave techniques on the canvas was to use his 'magic white'. Basically he loaded up a big dose of white paint and trowelled it into wherever on the canvas he has a screw up that needed fixing. <p> Worked. Donno his name, but in the family we just refer to him as 'Magic White', and everyone knows who is being referred to. <p> He could be played by a Ed Asner. That or a seat cushion shaped in a smock.

  • June 3, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Ahh! Bill Alexander was his name

    by Sal_Bando <p> THAT was Mr Magic White.

  • June 3, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST

    You were an unwanted child of the 70's -

    by ElvisPresLeeHorsleyHarveyOswaldOprahWinFreeJackHorkheimer

    if you "loathed" Banana Splits. <br /> Atom Ant <BR /> Arabian Knights <br /> Danger FUCKING Island! <br /> The Show started in the late 1960's you silly bitch. <br /> Henson did great stuff but it's like comparing mainstream and underground artists. Henson being on the far side of Family Friendly and BS being just completely bugfuck wack-a-doodle odballness. <br /> Damn Hippies with their long sexy hair always making you question Gods teachings about hardcore power-bottoms, NO! you shall not lust after the DAMN HIPPIE, oh God Why? Why is your servant chewtoy being tested by the Banana Splits? <br /> Crawl back into your non-hippie republican stepford PTA mommy's uterus and beg for the abortion she couldn't get back then because the hippies hadn't made it legal yet you sad twat. <br /> "I'm a child of the seventies" - carve it into your obese taint with your dads expensive letter opener and maybe someday you'll believe it yourself.

  • June 3, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    As long as it tastes like ACID, then we got a WINNER

    by danger_havok

    Hopefully, the 3rd wall isn't revealed so we're not consistently aware we're watching H.R. and instead put into this NIGHTMARE with Witchy Poo and CO. all will be just dandy! Casting NOBODIES for an enterprise like this would not happen, but I'd like to see CHANCES taken! As long as a VISUAL DIRECTOR is on board....I nominate myself (brushes knuckles on pre-pubescent butter-lathered chest). Apparently Mr. Krofft is looking to get Depp on board, which is cliche' territory. And with mentality like that we SHOULD be absolutely nervous considering the quality Burton's Willy Wonka venture. (Slaps ball sack into Burton's mouth while he sleeps soundly) Imagine DAVID FINCHER on this one, or better yet, Robert Englund as Witchie Poo. WOW! Now, that's getting into some great territory....I'd buy that for a dollar! "WHERE THE FUCK IS KURT RUSSELL!?!" -DANGER HAVOK

  • June 3, 2009, 9:37 p.m. CST

    They'll probably wait to see how WILD THINGS ARE does

    by Redmond

    If it tanks, then they'll probably drop this. But if it catches on...

  • June 3, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    I'm Really Sick of...

    by nexxus7

    Reading about these no talent idiots making 6&7 figure deals based on what they've dug out of the TV archives somewhere. A few years ago it was remaking TV series into movies -- Brady Bunch, Beverly Hillbillies, Bewitched, etc. Then when that teat dried up, it was cartoons--Garfield, Underdog, Bullwinkle, etc. Then it was comic books -- X-Men, Batman, Superman, Hulk, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, etc. Now it's action figures--Transformers, GI Joe. Now it's Sid & Mary Kroft--Land of the Lost, HR Puffn'Stuff. It's such a herd/me-too mentality. They all sit on the sidelines to see what will hit, and then race in like shameless vultures picking through the trash. "Oh well if Land of the Lost" is a hit what else did the Krofts do? And I guess if they make HR PuffinStuff then you'll see Sigmund the Sea Monster in the works. Hey it's all about the deal, right?

  • June 3, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    It's official...Seth MacFarlane runs Hollywood

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Why is EVERY piece of shit from the 70's and 80's (and EARLY NINTIES) getting remade now? Christ.

  • June 3, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Saturday Morning Cartoon Greatist Hits: SIGMUND!

    by danger_havok

    Great cover! Not to mention the other plethora of sugary cereal goodness on there!

  • June 3, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Puff-N-Stuff starring Cheech & Chong

    by Whtshark

  • June 4, 2009, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Bill Alexander rocked

    by CherryValance

    Instead of happy trees he used to "fire it in!" Meaning he would basically stab the canvas with the brush and almost knock it over. good times. good times.

  • June 4, 2009, 1:25 a.m. CST

    make lidsville too

    by bacci40

    and they wonder why my gen did so much pot<P> blame the kroffts...they turned us all on

  • June 4, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    All drug references...

    by vettebro

    H.R. (Hand Rolled) PuffnStuff. The show had magic mushrooms and "trips". Sid & Marty Kroft admitted to the drug themes too. LOL! Good job Sony...

  • June 4, 2009, 2:03 a.m. CST

    Say H.R. PuffnStuff 3x in a Mirror

    by ooggbboo

    Man that thing is creepy. Can you imagine looking out your back window on a stormy night and seeing a flash of lightning suddenly illuminate that fucking thing? Maybe Sam Raimi will direct the movie.

  • June 4, 2009, 5:35 a.m. CST

    Why not just release the DVD of the original movie.?

    by workshed

    We all grew up loving the film in our house, simply because it was the first film we ever taped on a VHS tape back in 1981 (and there it stayed until it was screened again on British tv around 2002). Let's have a DVD of 'Dougal and the Blue Cat' too.!

  • June 4, 2009, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Its more that they..

    by emeraldboy

    over emphasised the last three letters of those words.

  • June 4, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Needs more GIANT PIG

    by GIANT_PIG

    GIANT PIG!!!

  • June 4, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST

    To workshed

    by m2298

    The PUFNSTUF movie is now available on DVD: Here are some McDonaldland commercials:

  • June 4, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Actually m2298...

    by Anna Valerious

    I'm not sure when it'll reach R2.

  • June 4, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Suck suck suck

    by KelseysNuts

    It's OK to fell nostalgic about all of these 1960's children's shows. When there were only three TV stations, you took what you could get. But let's be serious... most of those shows, H.R. Pufnstuf, really SUCKED. They were stupid then, so why the hell should we care about some Hollywood dipshit making a bad movie out of an equally bad kiddie TV program? But you gotta give some serious respect to Marty Kroft. When he'd go home after spending all day making crappy kids' TV, he was bangin' a Playmate!

  • June 4, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    I remember

    by emeraldboy

    sitting in the savoy cinema in dublin as a young kid. It could have been the palace cinema navan. I saw Captin Kremin. Fucking hilarious. I could not stop laughing. Rude, saucy, hilarious and utterly irreverant. Brilliant.