So Bad, So Good: Pufnstuf
Run Time: 98 min.
In 1969 puppeteers Sid and Marty Krofft made television history with “H.R. Pufnstuf,” a wild (and wildly popular) psychedelic fantasy about a boy with a talking flute and an island where just about everything is alive. The Beatles adored it, going so far as to request copies from the Krofft brothers for their personal use, and although only 17 episodes were ever made the show played in reruns for 16 years!
The “Pufnstuf” movie was made exclusively for theaters when it became clear a second TV season would be too expensive to produce. Featuring songs by the grammy-winning team of Gimbel & Fox (“Killing Me Softly,” “I Got a Name”) and a bizarre and baffling cast of unforgettable characters, “Pufnstuf” is a must-see, phantasmagoric chunk of madcap 70’s cheese!