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The World of Sid & Marty Krofft at the Hollywood Bowl

The World of Sid & Marty Krofft at the Hollywood Bowl was a live show at The Hollywood Bowl on July 29, 1973 that was filmed and aired as a television special, produced by Sid and Marty Krofft. It originally aired in syndication on Thanksgiving weekend, 1973.


The special consists of a series of performances and skits based around the shows of Sid and Marty Krofft. Johnny Whitaker hosts the show and performs "Friends," the theme song from Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. Jack Wild appears as Jimmy, who searches high and low for his friend H.R. Pufnstuf (Van Snowden). H.R. Pufnstuf 's resident villain, Wilhelmina W. Witchiepoo (Louise DuArt) and Lidsville 's wacky magician Horatio J. Hoodoo (Paul Gale) each showcase their unique magic talents. The Brady Bunch Kids perform a medley of songs.

Alternate VersionsEdit

Originally the special was broadcast in an hourlong time-slot with a total running time of 50 minutes (sans commercials). In 1995, Nick at Nite first aired the special in a half-hour time-slot during their Pufapalooza marathon. This version was missing the opening sequence (Billy Barty and other little people prepared the stage) and all of the scenes with Witchiepoo and Hoodoo. The special later aired frequently in an hour-long time-slot on TV Land with some minor trims to compensate for increased commercial time.

The uncut version of the special was released on VHS by Rhino Home Video in 1997 under the title H.R. Pufnstuf Live at the Hollywood Bowl.