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Sigmund and the Sea Monsters 

Two boys try to maintain normal lives while secretly having adventures with families of sea monsters and genies.

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Series cast summary:
Johnny Whitaker ...  Johnny Stuart 29 episodes, 1973-1974
Scott C. Kolden ...  Scott Stuart / ... 29 episodes, 1973-1974
Billy Barty ...  Sigmund Ooze / ... 29 episodes, 1973-1974
The Krofft Puppets ...  Big Daddy / ... 29 episodes, 1973-1974
Van Snowden ...  Sweet Mama Ooze / ... 26 episodes, 1973-1974
Sharon Baird ...  Big Daddy Ooze / ... 26 episodes, 1973-1974
Mary Wickes ...  Aunt Zelda 25 episodes, 1973-1974
Larry Larsen Larry Larsen ...  Blurp Ooze 20 episodes, 1973-1974
Paul Gale ...  Slurp Ooze 19 episodes, 1973-1974
Rip Taylor ...  Sheldon the Sea Genie 13 episodes, 1973-1974
Sidney Miller ...  Sweet Mama Ooze / ... 12 episodes, 1973-1974


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 scare people, and meets up with Johnny and Scott. The three become best friends and Johnny and Scott keep Sigmund in their clubhouse. Johnny and Scott spend their time alternately (A) keeping Sigmund from being kidnapped by his family and (B) keeping him a secret from everyone else. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Release Date:

8 September 1973 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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(29 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


RCA Records released a tie-in Johnny Whitaker soundtrack album, and they insisted that the first single, "Friends," was heard at the start of the show. As a result, the titular theme song didn't debut until the second season. See more »


Sigmund Ooze: Oh, I love you Fluffy!
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Referenced in Cinematic Titanic: The Oozing Skull (2007) See more »

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Would You Watch it for A Scooby Snack?
20 March 2005 | by richard.fuller1See all my reviews

Like Scooby Doo's Scooby Snacks, the Krofft shows will always be drug-related when they are seen and re-discovered.

No one watches Sesame Street or the Muppets and recalls drug usage.

I for one think you could have watched Sixty Minutes back then and been stoned and thought 'far out.' I have just converted my Krofft shows that I recorded off Tvland to DVD and watched them again.

Sigmund was quite a standout, I thought, mainly for the Ooze family and Mary Wickes as Aunt Zelda, but the whole Johnny Whitaker thing had me shaking my head.

Like Ron Howard, Whitaker was likable, but the show often placed Whitaker as a cool kid, which he certainly wasn't. When he does behavior for his age, he works, and he speaks very well to adults, such as Wickes, but his singing? Who thought he could sing? The songs are amazing copy-right infringes on the Beach Boys "California Girls" and the Beatles "Got to Get You Into My Life".

The song Whitaker sings at the end of the Trick or Treat episode borrows from "Alley Oop".

Still, its a fascinatingly constructed show. Aunt Zelda definitely delivers an authoritative threat as to why Sigmund cannot be found.

I wonder what she would have done? Told her sheriff boyfriend and they would have taken him to a science lab for studying? The transition of Krofft shows from Pufnstuf to Kaptain Kool (I never watched Pryor's Place or DC Follies) are intriguing to study, and Sigmund definitely stands out well on its own.

As for the later Rip Taylor-Sparky Marcus episodes, never watched those and don't want to.

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