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Kaptain Kool and the Kongs 1976 Cast

Kaptain Kool and the Kongs 1977 Cast

'Kaptain Kool and the Kongs' are an original "band" of actors that were assembled for the The Krofft Supershow. The band hosted, provided comic relief between shows, and they also performed musical numbers.

The Band[]

Originally the band members were slathered in face paint, ala KISS, and wore similarly glam-rock-esque costumes, though this trend was short-lived. Each of the Kongs had a distinctive style: Kaptain Kool (Michael Lembeck) donned a cabbie hat and had outfits covered with prisms; Turkey (Mickey McMeel) had suns on his attire; Nashville (Louise DuArt) was clad in butterflies and Superchick (Debra Clinger) in hearts... and then there was Flatbush (Bert Sommer), who wore a giant pimp hat, complete with feather.

For the show's second season, Flatbush was dropped from the show, as was the face paint, and the costumes were switched for denim jackets and pants trimmed with their symbols. Kool's hair was shorter (but the cabbie hat--now also denim--remained), Superchick's hair was straightened and done up in a ponytail, while Nashville's Afro-like hairdo got larger. Turkey's hairstyle went relatively unchanged.

Music[]

Music for the show was credited to The Osmonds. For the second season of the show, however, many new, non-Osmonds songs were performed that tied in with the self-titled album released by Epic Records. The band also performed on other shows (several of which were Krofft productions), most notably The Brady Bunch Hour, The Krofft Comedy Hour and American Bandstand.


Theme Song[]

  • As with all of the segments of The Krofft Supershow, Kaptain Kool and the Kongs had their own theme song.

People everywhere, come gather around,
Listen to a band with a brand new sound.
Get on your feet and dance to the beat!
If you're wondering who we are,
We're Kaptain Kool and the Kongs,
When we're singing, what can go wrong?
Kaptain Kool and the Kongs,
Gettin' it on
(Gettin' it on)
Singin' a song
(Singin' a song!)

Get yourself a girl, get yourself a guy,
You'll get together, don't you be so shy.
Gonna tear up the town a hundred miles around!
If you're wonderin' who we are,
We're Kaptain Kool and the Kongs!
When we're singing, what can go wrong?
Kaptain Kool and the Kongs,
Gettin' it on
Kaptain Kool and the Kongs,
When we're singing, what can go wrong?
Kaptain Kool and the Kongs!
When we're singing, what can go wrong?
Kaptain Kool and the Kongs,
Gettin' it on
Kaptain Kool and the Kongs,
When we're singing, what can go wrong?
Kaptain Kool and the Kongs...

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