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Six Freakiest Children’s TV Rock Bands

If you’ve ever wondered why people around my age were less likely to do drugs than people who grew in the sixties, I have a fairly simple theory. We had stuff like this to watch on Saturday morning, thus rendering the notion of hallucinogenic drugs largely redundant.

I mean, once you’ve tripped on Sid and Marty Krofft, LSD really has nothing to offer you. And that’s not even getting INTO the cartoon show where the Harlem Globetrotters were superheroes.

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  1. And that’s not even getting INTO the cartoon show where the Harlem Globetrotters were superheroes.

    AhOOOOOgah! AhOOOOOgah! Now Dig This!

    *runs away*

  2. We had stuff like this to watch on Saturday morning, thus rendering the notion of hallucinogenic drugs largely redundant.

    I miss the Banana Splits.

    And that’s not even getting INTO the cartoon show where the Harlem Globetrotters were superheroes.

    Now dig this! (Actually we didn’t get that so much as the live action Globetrotters show. Imagine the team running around a set to “Candy Man” mock-eating everything, and then one of them explaining that it wasn’t candy, but wood and paint. After which another said now he was really sick.)

  3. Yay, Jimmy and his magic talking flute, Freddy! I lived for that show when I was in Gr. 2.

  4. I think you might have a point…

    *as an echo of “No gnus is good gnus” roams around my head…*

  5. Yay, thanks for sharing! Oh, the memories…

    P.S. I [heart] The Murmurs. One of the reasons I originally watched the L-Word was because Leisha Hailey was on it. 🙂

  6. Yes, but Fat Albert, that was *cool*.

    Did you know that was Coz’ PhD project?

  7. Ah, yes. Good stuff. I loved it! Speaking of, although it wasn’t quite so hallucinogenic, do you remember The New Zoo Revue? I loved that one.

  8. I mean, once you’ve tripped on Sid and Marty Krofft, LSD really has nothing to offer you.

    Oh, yeah — the Artful Dodger vs. Witchiepoo! As if drugs could make that better… 🙂

    And that’s not even getting INTO the cartoon show where the Harlem Globetrotters were superheroes.

    Okay, I have to admit, there was something about the Three Stooges as robots that did it for me more than this. But psychedelic, either way!

  9. I really liked that cartoon, actually…

  10. OK — so Speed Racer and Johnny whats his name was low tech…

    but hey, I got to come home from school and watch Dark Shadows. After that, most of the stuff they were offering was tame and the rest was just too dangerous 🙂

    • I was quite the DS fan back in the day. 🙂 I loved it when the writers ripped off various novels that I had read or had a vague knowledge of. 🙂 For example, in one of the present-day parallel time bits, they ripped off a lovely little sub-plot from Daphne du Marier’s “Rebecca” (probably not spelling the author’s name right, btw) involving a costume worn to a party. I was always astounding the kids at school by being able to “predict” what would happen next! LOL! All too easy, if one had read the book the script was based on. 😉

      • ah, but you use the magic word “read”. Still and now more so a slightly foreign word to far too many.

  11. Hey…where’s the love for Wacky Racers??? I even had a dream I was a camerman in that show once…and yes, I am not making this up nor was I high at the time..:)

  12. I thought I had managed to forget those thank you very much!!
    I’m appalled I tell you appalled to find out that I actually think I must have watched the teen Flintstones at least once or twice in the day. ACK!

    I’m a bit younger so most of these I missed, but I DO remember watching HR PUffenstuff. Wheeee.

    Your theory is sound. 🙂

    • Or -- um -- that SHOULD read “I’m a bit older….”

      I have fond memories of a lot of bad TV though. I seem to recall I went through a serious “Kimba the White Lion” phase….

  13. That, and HR Puffinstuff’s talking flute!

  14. That’s some trippy shit. 🙂

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