Flashback Friday: Sid and Marty Krofft

There’s nothing worse than getting a Krofft Entertainment theme song stuck in your head. Don’t believe me?

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Yeah. I can’t say that I’ve seen all the shows that popped up in this video, but I’ve seen enough of them to know that Sid and Marty Krofft were two seriously trippy cats. Sadly, though, three of the Krofft shows with which I’m most familiar aren’t even in this clip. First, there was Sigmund & the Sea Monsters:

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And, yes, that would be Margaret “Wicked Witch of the West” Hamilton listed in the credits, thank you very much. Then there were The Bugaloos:

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I don’t know why, but it was practically impossible to find this theme song on YouTube. Of all the things over which to be proprietary…but check Martha Raye! Although I know that she had quite an impressive career outside of this, I am a child of the 70s and 80s. Therefore, Martha Raye means two things to me: Benita Bizarre…

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…and Polident’s “Freshmouth”:

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Ah! Lily Munster, too!

Finally, from the Krofft family of theme songs that I sometimes cannot shake from my brain? H.R. Pufnstuf:

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Oh, but wait! As a bonus, try shaking this theme from your brain. It’s from The Banana Splits, which was a Hanna-Barbera show, with costume and sets designed by Krofft Entertainment:

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Good grief. No wonder my generation is so screwy.