The Kroffts perfected the sibling rivalry angle, which they started with Donny & Marie, with this primetime variety show. The guests were a Whoâ€™s Who of Country and Pop Music.
Every episode included the antics of the moth-eaten puppet band Truck Shackley and the Texas Critters. Each puppet was loosely based on famous Country singers. (i.e. Clyde the drummer was based on John Denver)
They shot three shows in two weeks, and then took the third week off to recuperate â€“ except Barbara didnâ€™t do that. She spent that third week playing concerts and golf tournaments across the US. Guess she was living up to title of â€śEntertainer of the Yearâ€ť!
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...Read More
Music City News
Barbara Mandrell, Program of the Year, 1981
Action for Childrenâ€™s Television
Pryorâ€™s Place for Achievement in Childrenâ€™s Television, 1985
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 â€śSnow...Read More