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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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 (Series Cast [14])

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
Beau Hickman .... makeup artist (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)
Tony Csiki .... associate director (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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Dialogue from the show can be heard in the Marilyn Manson song "Dope Hat".See more »


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The strangest of the Krofft shows-"Lidsville", 22 November 2006
Author: rcj5365 from Durham, North Carolina

The third installment of the Krofft shows,"Lidsville",which premiered on ABC-TV in September of 1971 and ended its run in September of 1973 in repeated episodes. Only the first 17 episodes of the series where original episodes from the 1971-1972 season. The second season consisted of repeated episodes from the first season since the show switched times in its second season from Saturday mornings to Sunday mornings.

"Lidsville" followed past convention of other Krofft produced shows like "H.R. Pufnstuf"(1969),and "The Bugaloos"(1970),but also featured a cast of costumed characters,a single human protagonist,and a disturbingly whacked-out villain. The plot turned on a boy named Mark(played by Butch Patrick of "The Munsters" fame) who fell into a "magician's hat" after a magic show over at some amusement park(basically the opening of the show was filmed on location at Six-Flags Amusement Parks)and landed in a "world full of hats" and of course,an evil villainous magician,Whoo Doo(played by Charles Nelson Reilly in a role that made his countless appearances on "Match Game" seem sedate by comparison). "Lidsville" also featured Witchiepoo's "good" cousin,Weenie the Geenie(also played by Billie Hayes of H.R. Pufnstuf fame),locked up in the magic ring owned by Whoo Doo. It is to be said that the ring was stolen by Mark in the opening episode and subsequently became Lidsville's McGuffin. This was one of the strangest and the most bizarre children's show in the history of Saturday Mornings and for good reason. Even though it only lasted two seasons.

Even though Weenie was thoroughly incompetent and incapable of performing magic with any sort of accuracy,Whoo Doo inexplicably pursued Mark for stealing the Weenie and the ring. In the meantime,Mark tried to find his way back home and find his way back to the normal world. Though the basic H.R. Pufnstuf formula was adhered to rigorously in Lidsville,the show was distinguished by possibly one of the weirdest of the Kroffts' many weird premises and there was more to come with other shows like "Sigmund And The Sea Monsters","The Land Of The Lost","Far-Out Space Nuts",and "The Lost Saucer" to name a few. A world full of living and talking hats? What was the dimension next door? Will Mark ever get back home to the real world? Pretty far out.

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