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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
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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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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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
"...into the hat he fell, twirling and swirling -- help!", 4 August 2002
Author: Tim Evanson (tevanson@earthlink.net) from Washington, D.C.

"Lidsville" is the story of Mark ("The Munsters' " Butch Patrick) who is budding magician. After seeing the magician Hoodoo (Charles Nelson Reilly), Mark sneaks backstage to see if Hoodoo has real magic or not. He touches Hoodoo's magic hat, which suddenly grows to enormous size. Looking into the hat, Mark falls inside -- and into a secret dimension called Lidsville, where everyone is a giant, talking hat.

Mark has Hoodoo's magic wand, which Hoodoo wants back or he can't continue to work his magic. But only Hoodoo knows the secret of how to get out of the hat and back to the real world.

Hoodoo, his talking vulture pal Orson, and a host of other baddies routinely try to destroy the town of Lidsville and its oversized fedoral inhabitants -- while Jimmy saves the day every time.

For kids, "Lidsville" was a great show. (The theme song, quoted above, stick in my head 35 years later!) Charles Nelson Reilly was the perfect wacky, green-faced magician with red hair. As a seven year old, I lived every week to see him fly in his gigantic, flattened top-hat with Orson. His laugh, his goofiness, and his campy evilness thrilled me. Mark seemed too goody-two-shoes to me, and the inhabitants of Lidsville were too clumsy and inanimate to really do much. Every show was really about Mark, learning cooperation and friendship in order to beat the schemes of silly Hoodoo. Probably the worst episodes had Mark almost getting out of Lidsville, because at the last second he'd be forced back into the alterna-dimension and I'd feel horrible for him. But the other shows were wonderful.

Along with "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters," "H.R. Pufnstuff" and "Super Friends," this is how I spent my childhood's Saturday mornings.

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