H.R. PufNStuf: Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Astonishingly cynical and cheap, this actually took place before a paying audience. Featuring Billy Barty, Johnny Whitaker, Jack Wild, NOT Billie Hayes, NOT Charles Nelson Reilly (both were smart enough to avoid this mess like the plague) and, yes, The Brady Bunch Kids (Ann B. Davis and Robert Reed can be spotted in the audience). Lacking any sort of mechanism to move their mouths, the costumed characters are reduced to bouncing up and down to make their costumes' jaws flap when their prerecorded lines are played over the loudspeakers. Has to be seen to be believed. Right up there with "Ice Cream Bunny."
Yes, I do recall this, and what was funny was the fact Jack Wild is wearing a facsimile of his classic shirt, but with normal buttons than the black ones, and the fact his physique doesn't quite fit with the program. But it was hilarious. Though Billie Hayes was not in this live performance, there was another version of her character Witchiepoo at the end, but rather than her witchly costume, she was dressed in her Shirley Temple outfit from the episode when they were tricking her to act as PufNStuf's cousin's double in a movie. Rather disturbing if not disappointing, let alone the bouncing up and down as well.
Shelly's Blues commented
Sid & Marty Krofft! The dark duo of '70s Saturday morning kid vid! YES!!!
"characters are reduced to bouncing up and down to make their costumes' jaws flap when their prerecorded lines are played over the loudspeakers" ......................... So, like Kardashians, essentially? ;)
If this is actually real... then: I WANT IT!!! ;)
OMG yes please.