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

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Charles Nelson Reilly ... Horatio J. Hoodoo / ... (17 episodes, 1971)
Billie Hayes ... Weenie the Genie / ... (17 episodes, 1971)

Butch Patrick ... Mark (17 episodes, 1971)
Sharon Baird ... Raunchy Rabbit (17 episodes, 1971)
Joy Campbell ... Nursie / ... (17 episodes, 1971)
Jerry Maren ... Boris / ... (17 episodes, 1971)
Angelo Rossitto ... Mr. Big / ... (17 episodes, 1971)
Hommy Stewart (17 episodes, 1971)
Van Snowden ... Tonsolini the Opera Hat / ... (17 episodes, 1971)

Felix Silla ... Colonel Poom (17 episodes, 1971)
Buddy Douglas (17 episodes, 1971)
Lennie Weinrib ... Captain Hooknose / ... (17 episodes, 1971)
Joan Gerber ... Mrs. Ring-a-Ding / ... (17 episodes, 1971)
Walker Edmiston ... Admiral Scuttlebutt / ... (17 episodes, 1971)

Series Directed by
Tony Charmoli (17 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Writing credits
Marty Krofft (17 episodes, 1971)
Sid Krofft (17 episodes, 1971)
John Fenton Murray (7 episodes, 1971)
Warren S. Murray (3 episodes, 1971)
Jack Raymond (2 episodes, 1971)
Rita Sedran Rose (2 episodes, 1971)

Series Produced by
Malcolm Alper .... associate producer (17 episodes, 1971)
Marty Krofft .... producer (17 episodes, 1971)
Sid Krofft .... producer (17 episodes, 1971)
Si Rose .... executive producer (17 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Original Music by
Charles Fox (unknown episodes, 1971)
 
Series Art Direction by
William Smith (17 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Ralph Sylos (17 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Makeup Department
Robert Hickman .... makeup artist (17 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Csiki .... associate director (17 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Art Department
Earl Gawthorpe .... head property man (17 episodes, 1971)
Nicky Nadeau .... creative designer (17 episodes, 1971)
Robert A. Woolfe .... scenic artist (17 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Sound Department
Marshall King .... audio (17 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Special Effects by
Luke Tillman .... special effects (17 episodes, 1971)
Lee Vasque .... special effects (17 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Warren Hoag .... head electrician (17 episodes, 1971)
George La Fountaine Sr. .... lighting director (17 episodes, 1971)
George Rader .... head grip (17 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Animation Department
Bill Hilton .... character designer (17 episodes, 1971)
Martin Strudler .... character designer (17 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dorothy Barkley .... wardrobe (17 episodes, 1971)
Andy Matyasi .... wardrobe (17 episodes, 1971)
Janet Strong .... wardrobe (17 episodes, 1971)
Kirk Templeman .... wardrobe (17 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bill Breshears .... editor: video tape (17 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Music Department
Charles Fox .... musical director (17 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Other crew
Peter Barth .... stage manager (17 episodes, 1971)
Trudy Bennett .... assistant to producers (17 episodes, 1971)
Howard Duhamel .... video (17 episodes, 1971)
Harry Krofft .... business affairs (17 episodes, 1971)
Evenda Leeper .... puppet fabricator (17 episodes, 1971)
Robert Masters .... technical director (17 episodes, 1971)
Donald A. Ramsey .... associate director (17 episodes, 1971)
Rolf Roediger .... puppet fabricator (17 episodes, 1971)
Dell Ross .... script supervisor (17 episodes, 1971)
Robert Waugh .... supervision (17 episodes, 1971)
 

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In addition to Hoodoo, Charles Nelson Reilly played the magician in the opening, whose name was revealed by signs to be Merlo.See more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
It's the living end, friend!, 14 July 2000
Author: Mister-6 from United States

Hats off (get it?) to Sid and Marty Krofft, for creating "Lidsville", where children's programming and psychedelic weirdness meld like in no other show (well, except "H. R. Pufnstuf").

The plot? Seems young boy Mark (Partick, who was Eddie Munster from "The Munsters"!) goes behind the stage of a magician's act where, finding the magician's top hat has grown big enough to look down into, he falls into it and finds a weird, strange world where almost every character is some kind of hat (pith helmet, beret, beanie, etc.) except for Weenie the Geenie (Hayes, who was also Witchie Poo on "H.R." - coincidence?) and Hoodoo (the ubiquitous Charles Nelson Reilly), a goofily evil magician trying to destroy the "dum-dums" and rule hats everywhere (I guess).

It's all good, goofy fun and, as with all of Sid and Marty's shows, bright, swirling colors went hand in hand with smart kids, dumb grown-ups and LOTS of comic relief.

Reilly made the biggest impression on me as Hoodoo. As the green-skinned magician, he got the best scenes and the funniest lines. Once, terrorizing Lidsville from inside a huge, inflatable robot-like version of himself (don't ask), he looks into the camera and chortles, "If those little dum-dums knew it was me in here, they'd die!" - I always loved that one.

The whole show was great. Long live the hats!

Ten stars for "Lidsville" - living proof that the best entertainment for kids comes right off the top of your head.

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