The Info List - The Krofft Supershow

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The Krofft Supershow is a Saturday morning children's variety show, produced by Sid and Marty Krofft. It aired for two seasons from September 11, 1976, to September 2, 1978, on ABC


1 Background 2 Show segments

2.1 Kaptain Kool and the Kongs 2.2 Dr. Shrinker 2.3 Electra Woman and Dyna Girl 2.4 Wonderbug 2.5 Magic Mongo 2.6 Bigfoot
and Wildboy

3 References 4 External links

Background[edit] The show was composed of several live-action segments, hosted by "Kaptain Kool and the Kongs", a rock band created for the series. The season-one (1976–1977) segments were "Dr. Shrinker", "Electra Woman and Dyna Girl", and "Wonderbug", plus reruns of The Lost Saucer for the first half of the season (they were dropped when the show was cut from 90 minutes to one hour). For season two (1977–1978), "Dr. Shrinker" and "Electra Woman and Dyna Girl" were dropped and replaced with " Bigfoot
and Wildboy" and "Magic Mongo." Each live-action section was about 15 minutes in length. Instead of a third season, the show was massively revamped (and moved to NBC) to feature the then-popular Bay City Rollers. Now retitled The Krofft Superstar Hour, Kaptain Kool and the Kongs were replaced by the Rollers, and new live-action segments "Horror Hotel" and "The Lost Island" replaced the older ones. Show segments[edit] Kaptain Kool and the Kongs[edit] This group was a manufactured band responsible for hosting the show, introduction of the other live-action segments, and performing skits and songs. For the first season, Kaptain Kool and the Kongs were portrayed as a wacky glam rock band. Segments were filmed at the short-lived World of Sid and Marty Krofft
Sid and Marty Krofft
indoor amusement park in Atlanta. For season two, their image was toned down, and they were downsized from a five- to a four-person band. Their season-two segments were filmed in a studio with an audience of children. Most of the songs were written by the Osmonds.[1] After they were replaced by the Bay City Rollers, the group made appearances on other Sid and Marty Krofft productions, including Donny & Marie, The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, and The Krofft Komedy Hour. They also made an appearance on Dick Clark's American Bandstand
American Bandstand
and they starred in two primetime TV specials featuring previews of ABC's Saturday-morning lineup. Cast:

Kaptain Kool: Michael Lembeck Superchick: Debra Clinger Turkey: Mickey McMeel Nashville: Louise DuArt Flatbush: Bert Sommer
Bert Sommer
(Season 1 only)

Two albums were released featuring Kaptain Kool and the Kongs, both in 1978: the self-titled Kaptain Kool and the Kongs featured the band singing, and Stories From the Krofft TV Supershow includes several comedy skits. In addition, they released one single, "And I Never Dreamed", written by Harvey Scales backed with "Sing Me a Song".[2] Dr. Shrinker[edit] Main article: Dr. Shrinker Dr. Shrinker
Dr. Shrinker
is an evil scientist with a lab on an uncharted island. When teenagers Brad, B.J., and Gordie are stranded on the island, Dr. Shrinker subjects them to his shrinker machine. They manage to escape the lab in miniature form; the series follows their adventures as they try to evade the clutches of the mad scientist. Cast:

Dr. Shrinker: Jay Robinson Hugo: Billy Barty Brad: Ted Eccles B.J.: Susan Lawrence Gordie: Jeff MacKay

Electra Woman and Dyna Girl[edit] Main article: Electra Woman and Dyna Girl Lori and Judy, reporters for Newsmaker magazine, are secretly Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, crime-fighting superheroines. Assisted by their friend Frank Heflin, they fought such supervillains as the Pharaoh, the Sorcerer, Glitter Rock, Ali Baba, Spider Lady, and the Empress of Evil. Cast:

Electra Woman/Lori: Deidre Hall Dyna Girl/Judy: Judy Strangis Frank Heflin: Norman Alden

Wonderbug[edit] Main article: Wonderbug Barry, C.C., and Susan are three teenaged friends who fixed up an old dune buggy (which they dubbed "Schlepcar"). When they attach a magic horn to the car, Schlepcar comes to life as Wonderbug. Wonderbug
could fly, and helped the teens fight crime. Cast:

Barry: David Levy C.C.: Jack Baker (as John Anthony Bailey) Susan: Carol Anne Seflinger Wonderbug
(voice): Frank Welker

Magic Mongo[edit] When teenagers Donald, Lorraine, and Kristy find an old bottle, they discover it is the home of Mongo, a genie. Mongo's magical attempts to help his young masters lead to many wacky misadventures. Cast:

Mongo: Lennie Weinrib Donald: Paul Hinckley Lorraine: Helaine Lembeck Kristy: Robin Dearden Ace: Bart Braverman Duncey: Larry Larsen

and Wildboy[edit] Main article: Bigfoot
and Wildboy After Wildboy was orphaned in the Pacific Northwest, he was found and raised by Bigfoot, the legendary man-beast of the forest. The two work together to fight those who would harm the forest. They were aided in the first season by Suzie, 12-year-old daughter of Ranger Lucas; in the second season, Suzie was replaced by Cindy, a young archeology student. The episodes of " Bigfoot
and Wildboy" that aired on The Krofft Supershow were 15 minutes in length. In 1979, ABC brought back the show as a stand-alone series by editing the 15-minute segments into 30-minute episodes. New episodes were also filmed and aired in the summer of 1979. Cast:

Bigfoot: Ray Young Wildboy: Joseph Butcher Suzie: Monika Ramirez Ranger Lucas: Ned Romero Cindy: Yvonne Regalado Cindy's father: Al Wyatt, Jr.


^ Trivia entry at the Internet Movie Database. Last accessed 27 February 2007. ^ Entry at Rate Your Music. Last accessed 27 February 2007.

External links[edit]

The Krofft Supershow on IMDb Bigfoot and Wildboy at Episodeguides.com Krofft Supershow at the Weird World of Sid and Marty Krofft
Sid and Marty Krofft

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Sid and Marty Krofft

Television shows

H.R. Pufnstuf
H.R. Pufnstuf
(1969) The Bugaloos
The Bugaloos
(1970) Lidsville
(1971) Sigmund and the Sea Monsters
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters
(1973) Land of the Lost (1974) Far Out Space Nuts
Far Out Space Nuts
(1975) The Lost Saucer (1975) Donny & Marie (1976) The Krofft Supershow (1976) The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Hour (1977) The Krofft Superstar Hour
The Krofft Superstar Hour
(1978) Pink Lady and Jeff (1980) Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters (1980) Pryor's Place (1984) D.C. Follies
D.C. Follies
(1987) Land of the Lost (1991) Family Affair (2002) Mutt & Stuff (2015) Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl

Krofft Supershow Segments

Dr. Shrinker
Dr. Shrinker
(1976) Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
(1976) Kaptain Kool and the Kongs (1976) Wonderbug
(1976) Magic Mongo (1977) Bigfoot and Wildboy (1977)

Krofft Puppets appeared in

The Dean Martin Show
The Dean Martin Show
(1965) The Banana Splits
The Banana Splits
(1968) The Great Space Coaster
The Great Space Coaster

Pilots and TV specials

Here's Irving
Here's Irving
(1957) Fol-de-Rol
(1972) The World of Sid & Marty Krofft at the Hollywood Bowl (1973) Really Raquel (1974) NBC Saturday Morning Preview Revue (1974) Jimmy Osmond Presents ABC's Saturday Sneak Peek (1976) The Paul Lynde Halloween Special
The Paul Lynde Halloween Special
(1976) The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Variety Hour (1976) Kaptain Kool and the Kongs Present ABC All-Star Saturday (1977) The Bay City Rollers
Bay City Rollers
Meet the Saturday Superstars (1978) The Krofft Komedy Hour (1978) Bobby Vinton's Rock 'n' Rollers (1978) Anson & Lorrie (1981) Saturday's the Place (1984) The Cracker Brothers (1985) Rock 'n' Wrestling Saturday Spectacular (1985) The Patti LaBelle Show (1985) Sid & Marty Krofft's Red Eye Express (1988) Krofft Late Night (1991) Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl


Pufnstuf (1970) Harry Tracy, Desperado (1980) Middle Age Crazy (1980) Side Show (1981) Land of the Lost (2009)

Live shows

Howdy, Mr. Ice of 1950 (1949) Les Poupées de Paris
Les Poupées de Paris
(1961) Circus (1966) Funny World (1966) Kaleidescope (1968) Fol-de-Rol
(1968) A Broadway Baby (1984) Comedy Kings (1988)


The World of Sid and Marty Krofft
Sid and Marty Krofft
Theme Park Sid & Marty Krofft Television Productions Inc. v. McDonald's Corp. Toby Terrier
Toby Terrier
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Children's programming on the American Broadcasting Company
American Broadcasting Company
in the 1970s

First-run animated series

The New Casper Cartoon Show (1963–70) The Smokey the Bear Show (1969–70) The Cattanooga Cats Show (1969–71) Hot Wheels (1969–71) Skyhawks
(1969–71) The Adventures of Gulliver
The Adventures of Gulliver
(1968–70) Fantastic Voyage (1968–70) Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down (1970–72) The Road Runner Show
The Road Runner Show
(1971–73) The Funky Phantom (1971–73) The Jackson 5ive (1971–73) The Osmonds
The Osmonds
(1972–74) The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (1972–74) The Brady Kids
The Brady Kids
(1972–74) Kid Power (1972–74) Yogi's Gang
Yogi's Gang
(1973–75) Super Friends (1973–74) Lassie's Rescue Rangers
Lassie's Rescue Rangers
(1973–75) Goober and the Ghost Chasers
Goober and the Ghost Chasers
(1973–75) Mission: Magic! (1973–74) Hong Kong Phooey
Hong Kong Phooey
(1974–76) The New Adventures of Gilligan
The New Adventures of Gilligan
(1974–77) Devlin (1974–76) These Are the Days (1974–76) The Tom and Jerry Show (1975–77) The Great Grape Ape Show
The Great Grape Ape Show
(1975–76) The Oddball Couple
The Oddball Couple
(1975–77) Jabberjaw
(1976–78) The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (1976–77) The Mumbly Cartoon Show
The Mumbly Cartoon Show
(1976–77) The All-New Super Friends Hour (1977–78) Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics
Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics
(The Scooby-Doo Show Laff-A-Lympics Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels) (1977–79) Fangface (1978–79) Challenge of the Super Friends
Challenge of the Super Friends
(1978–79) The All-New Pink Panther Show (1978–79) The World's Greatest Super Friends
The World's Greatest Super Friends
(1979–80) The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show (Mighty Man and Yukk Rickety Rocket) (1979–81) Spider-Woman (1979–80) Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979–80)

First-run live-action series

American Bandstand
American Bandstand
(1957–87) Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp (1970–72) Here Come the Double Deckers
Here Come the Double Deckers
(1970–72) Lidsville
(1971–73) Curiosity Shop (1971–73) Make a Wish (1971–76) Korg: 70,000 B.C. (1974–75) The Lost Saucer (1975–76) Uncle Croc's Block (1975–76) The Krofft Supershow (1976–78) Bigfoot
and Wildboy

Dr. Shrinker Electra Woman and Dyna Girl Wonderbug

Junior Almost Anything Goes (1976–78) Animals, Animals, Animals (1976–81) ABC Weekend Special (1977–97) Kids Are People Too
Kids Are People Too


George of the Jungle (1967–70) Bewitched
(1972–73) Jonny Quest (1970–72) H.R. Pufnstuf
H.R. Pufnstuf
(1972–73) The Monkees (1972–73) The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show (1972) The Roman Holidays
The Roman Holidays
(1972) Speed Buggy (1976) Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!


1969–70 1970–71 1971–72 1972–73 1973–74 1974–75 1975–76 1976–77 1977–78 1978–79 1979–80

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