It was in the late '70’s and it wasn’t a cartoon. There were three kids (well, about 20): a black guy, a blonde chick, and a guy with glasses named Gary (or something that rhymed with Gary). They drove around in a talking red dune buggy and they what? fought crime? Anyway, I remember the buggy would fight a lot.
…and when I say “about 20”, I mean they were about 20 years old.
That would be Wonderbug. Great show about a schitzoid dune buggy named Schlep.
Thanks, Sofa King! That was my favorite Saturday morning show when I was around nine.
Hats off to Sid and Marty Krofft for producing such dreck. Kept my childhood happy! That show was in the same lineup as The Lost Saucer (and you thought Jim Neighbors only sang!), Sigmund and the Seamonsters, and Land of the Lost, no?
You can get a lot of your thirst for childhood TV fun quenched here at Yesterdayland. Great site.
Re: Land of The Lost, the Sleestacks still scare the crap out of me.:eek:
What was that show with Bob Denver and another guy as space ship janitors that accidentally hit the launch button and are sent into space?
Far out Space Nuts
C.C. the black dude became a porn star.
That would be Far Out Spacenuts.
By the way, that’s not the Skipper (Alan Hale Jr.) playing Denver’s straight man, as many children were misled to believe. It’s Chuck McCann, notable for surviving appearances in both Dracula: Dead and Loving It and Robin Hood: Men In Tights.
Chuck McCann. Hmmm. That almost sounds like a made up name like Pat McCann. Interesting.
Wow, jb! You’re not kidding:
Just to complete the circle of weirdness, Jack Baker/John Anthony Bailey also had a small role in Love at First Bite.
I have a question in a similar vein. What was the name of the live action show that if I remember correctly, revolved around a kid who fell into a magicians hat. It sooo seems like a Kroft kinda show, but I can’t remember the name to save my life.
:::sneaks up behind Tommy the Cat:::
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Yea, those bad boys gave me nightmares too. I still don’t feel comfortable walking around with a toothpick in my mouth because of the way they used to dispatch ‘Alice’. Anyone know if the girl on the show went on to do anything else? I always thought she was quite the dish
[sup][/sup] [sub]um… in case it was not obvious, that was me, stiffly waving my arms about pretending to be a sleestack.[/sub]
That would be Lidsville…eeewwww, I DO so hate Sid and Marty Kroft.
That would be Lidsville, which was indeed a Krofft show. In fact, lead character Mark was played by Butch “Eddie Munster” Patrick, and the villian Weenie the Geenie was played by Billie Hayes, who also played Witchiepoo on H.R. Pufnstuf.
adam yax, that one is Lidsville.
Heh, heh. Lidsville, dude. No drug references there, man.
Anyone listen to the Richmond punk band Avail? They started out as “The Sleestacks.”
Hey Tommy, who did your voice on Sailing the Seas of Cheese?
Thanks writefetus, PL and Sofa. Lidsville, too funny. No drugs were consumed in the conceptualizing of this show.
I am reminded of some comedy sketch that I once saw that was a rip off of these wonderful Kroft shows. The sketch was set in a place called Drugachusetts.
Adam - Drugsachusettes was on Mr Show With Bod and David, staring Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. That sketch was a total laugh. I miss Mr Show…
With Bob and David, obviously.
And the Underline was supposed to end after David…
(::Sigh::…Preview next time…)