The Bugaloos are a rock-n-roll band with bug wings who live in a magical forest. Benita Bizarre wants to put an end to their goody-goody behavior, and tries to capture and/or destroy them ... See full summary »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith, including Saturday's live event.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1971   1970  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

H.R. Pufnstuf (1969–1970)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The adventures of a boy trapped in a fantastic land with a dragon friend and a witch enemy.

Stars: Jack Wild, Billie Hayes, Lennie Weinrib
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Sigmund is a sea monster. He's also a tremendous embarrassment to his family because, unlike a normal sea monster, Sigmund has no desire to scare anybody. He runs away from home rather than... See full summary »

Stars: Johnny Whitaker, Mary Wickes, Scott C. Kolden
Land of the Lost (1974–1977)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A family is thrown back in time and must survive in a dinosaur dominated land.

Stars: Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman, Spencer Milligan
Shazam! (1974–1977)
Action | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young boy, able to transform into the superhero Captain Marvel, travels the country fighting evil and helping people.

Stars: Michael Gray, Les Tremayne, Jackson Bostwick
Lidsville (1971–1973)
Family | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A boy finds himself trapped in a land populated by living hat-people which is ruled by a crotchety magician.

Stars: Charles Nelson Reilly, Billie Hayes, Butch Patrick
Adventure | Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A pop group consisting of four anthropomorphic animals host a variety of cartoons, songs, and skits.

Stars: Kim Kahana, Frank Aletter, Rockne Tarkington
Pufnstuf (1970)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Young Jimmy is being pursued by the evil Wilhemina W. Witchiepoo. More specifically, Witchiepoo is after Jimmy's small friend, a small solid gold diamond encrusted talking flute named ... See full summary »

Director: Hollingsworth Morse
Stars: Jack Wild, Billie Hayes, Martha Raye
Isis (1975–1976)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An archaeologist gains an amulet that allows her to transform into the superheroine goddess Isis and fight evil.

Stars: JoAnna Cameron, Brian Cutler, Joanna Pang
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The educational adventures of a group of Afro-American inner city kids.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Gerald Edwards, Erika Scheimer
Underdog (1964–1973)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The adventures of a rhyming canine superhero.

Stars: George S. Irving, Wally Cox, Allen Swift
Far Out Space Nuts (1975–1976)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The misadventures of two maintenance workers who are accidentally launched into space.

Stars: Bob Denver, Chuck McCann, Patty Maloney
Josie and the Pussycats (1970–1972)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

'Josie and the Pussycats' is a pop music group. During their tours are always involved in strange mysteries.

Stars: Jerry Dexter, Don Messick, Patrice Holloway
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
John McIndoe ...
 I.Q. (17 episodes, 1970-1971)
Wayne Laryea ...
 Harmony (17 episodes, 1970-1971)
John Philpott ...
 Courage (17 episodes, 1970-1971)
Caroline Ellis ...
 Joy (17 episodes, 1970-1971)
...
 Benita Bizarre (17 episodes, 1970-1971)
...
 Sparky the Firefly (17 episodes, 1970-1971)
Sharon Baird ...
 Funky Rat / ... (17 episodes, 1970-1971)
Joy Campbell ...
 Woofer (17 episodes, 1970-1971)
Van Snowden ...
 Tweeter (17 episodes, 1970-1971)
(17 episodes, 1970-1971)
Joan Gerber
(17 episodes, 1970-1971)
Edit

Storyline

The Bugaloos are a rock-n-roll band with bug wings who live in a magical forest. Benita Bizarre wants to put an end to their goody-goody behavior, and tries to capture and/or destroy them with the help of her henchthings Woofer and Tweeter. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 September 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bugaloos  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(17 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the second series to be produced by Sid Krofft and Marty Krofft after H.R. Pufnstuf (1969). It also was the first one to be shot on videotape rather than film. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Hollywood Shorties (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bugaloos
(1970)
Performed by The Bugaloos
Written by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel
Published by Kristina Music
Courtesy of Sid and Marty Krofft Pictures
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very cute show, great music, actors are cute
26 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is probably one of my favorite Krofft shows besides Land of the Lost, Hr Pufnstuf and Lidsville.

The Bugaloos is about four British fairies who look like insects, Joy played by Caroline Ellis is a beautiful butterfly, I.Q. played by John Mcindoe a grasshopper, Courage played by John Philpott a ladybug and Harmony played by Wayne Laryea. They live in this forest called Tranquility with a firefly played by the late Billy Barty and voiced by the late Walker Edmiston. Their enemy is a rock witch named Benita Bizarre played by the late Martha Raye, a sneaky devil who was probably borrowed from Cruella De Vil because of her obsession with feathers. There were plenty of other characters like Peter Platter and a stupid messaging bird

After 2 seasons one in reruns, the actors who played the Bugaloos returned to England with hopes of coming back to film a movie with Colombia Pictures. Sadly it didn't happen the the cast moved on with their lives

But do you know today, there is a HUGE fan base for this show. There are at least three Bugaloos fan sites Bill Ung's popular Tranquility Forest. Really recommended by the way along with a Facebook page. The cast still appreciate folks memories of the show and occasionally pop on the website

Now I can go on and on about how great this show is, but I won't, I was born in the early 90's but I grew up watching The Bugaloos and other Krofft shows. I will say I am impressed with the music they do have lovely voices, Sparky was the character i related the most. I had a crush on the guys and Joy was the big sister every kid wanted.

My father watched this show and I am proud to say hopefully someday my own children will watch the show


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?