• DVD Pick of the Week from TV Week- Sigmund & The Sea Monsters: Season 1

    Pick of the Week Sigmund & The Sea Monsters: Season One In 1973, after several successful Saturday morning TV series, Sid and Marty Krofft came up with this sitcom about two brothers who discover and befriend a little sea monster named Sigmund. This series would not have been out of place in prime time at the time with shows like My Favourite Martian, I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched all dealing with the problem of keeping someone unusual out of the public eye. Johnny Whittaker (Family Affair) and Scott Kolden starred as the brothers who did everything they could to protect Sigmund from their nosy housekeeper (Mary Wickes) as well as his own sea-monster family, who were out to get him because he wasn’t scary enough. This new DVD set contains all 17 first-season episodes on three DVDs, three of which contain fun audio commentaries from the two lead actors (who also contribute a new 20-minute interview), downloadable MP3s of 11 songs from the series and more....

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  • Sigmund and the Sea Monsters – Season One (2011)

    Sigmund and the Sea Monsters - Season One (2011) by Barry Meyer Sid & Marty Kroftt Classic Now on DVD! It’s oft been said that today’s kids demand more from their entertainment. This usually comes from producers and promoters, and all the others who profit from children’s’ entertainment… as well as the parents who consume it. They would have us all believe that our little Dakotas and Skylars and Hunters would never be caught watching the stuff we used to watch, because it’s so simple and booooring. Truth be told, kids are gonna watch what ever catches their eye, be it a black and white cartoon of Popeye, a Punch and Judy puppet show, or a flip book cartoon. And truth be told, it’s the parents who are demanding more from their kid’s entertainment. They want to see stuff in the programming that they can relate to, or that makes them laugh. And the producers are all too obliging, because they know who’s buying the stuff —it’s the parents, not the kids. I like to prove the theory of theirs wrong. I regularly my li’l Pop Cereal flakes with a good dose of retro kid fun. And truth be told… they love it. Sure...

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    All you poor young puppet/muppet deprived youngsters need to get educated. Now that Sid and Marty Krofft have the rights back to their own stuff new generations will finally be able to enjoy H.R.Pufnstuf, Sigmund and The Sea Monsters, The Bugaloos, and Lidsville. These were Saturday morning TV shows that mixed a human cast with giant felt characters and the corniest jokes you could imagine. The Kroffts also produced live action shows like Dr. Shrinker, Bigfoot and Wildboy, Electro Woman and Dyna Girl, Far Out Space Nuts and Wonderbug. While Land of the Lost has been available for some times, these other programs have been very hard to find. Anyone that grew up watching them will rejoice. First airing in 1973 Sigmund and the Sea Monsters told the story of Sigmund, an outcast Sea Monster thrown out of his family for being to nice. He finds himself adopted by two beach comber kids who hide them in their backyard clubhouse. Besides Billy Barty, who played Sigmund and was one of the most beloved little people in the history of Hollywood the show also showcased famed child actor Johnny Whitaker whose credits included TV shows like Family Affair and a...

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Sid & Marty Krofft Headshot

Many of the most colorful and fondly remembered children's series of the 1970s and 1980s sprang from the imaginations of Sid and Marty Krofft. Their groundbreaking, live-action fantasy shows were...

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  • Music City News | Sid & Marty Krofft

    Music City News

    Barbara Mandrell, Program of the Year, 1981
  • Action for Children’s Television | Sid & Marty Krofft

    Action for Children’s Television

    Pryor’s Place for Achievement in Children’s Television, 1985
  • Youth In Film | Sid & Marty Krofft

    Youth In Film

    Lifetime Achievement Award, 1992


It all started when their father, Peter Krofft, a master puppeteer in his own right, discovered seven-year-old Sid had puppeteering talent and auditioned him in his own production of “Snow...

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