What was the Krofft Supershow?

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    The Krofft Supershow is a Saturday morning children's variety show, produced by Sid and Marty Krofft. It aired for two seasons from September 11, 1976 to September 2, 1978 on ABC. The show was composed of several live action segments, hosted by "Kaptain Kool and the Kongs", a rock band created for the series. The season one (1976–1977) segments were "Dr. Shrinker", "Electra Woman and Dyna Girl" and "Wonderbug", plus re-runs of The Lost Saucer for the first half of the season (they were dropped when the show was cut from 90 minutes to one hour). For season two (1977–1978), "Dr. Shrinker" and "Electra Woman and Dyna Girl" were dropped and replaced with "Bigfoot and Wildboy" and "Magic Mongo." Each live action section was approximately 15 minutes in length.

    For the first season, Kool and Kongs were portrayed as a wacky glam rock band; for season two, their image was toned down somewhat, and they were downsized from a five to a four-person band. In either incarnation, the band would introduce the other live action segments, as well as perform skits and songs. Most of the songs were written by the Osmonds. After they were replaced by the Bay City Rollers.

    * Kaptain Kool: Michael Lembeck

    * Superchick: Debra Clinger

    * Turkey: Mickey McMeel

    * Nashville: Louise DuArt

    * Flatbush (season 1 only): Bert Sommer

    Dr. Shrinker is an evil scientist with a lab on an uncharted island. When teenagers Brad, B.J. and Gordie are stranded on the island, Dr. Shrinker subjects them to his shrinker machine. They manage to escape the lab in miniature form; the series follows their adventures as they try to evade the clutches of the mad scientist.

    * Dr. Shrinker: Jay Robinson

    * Hugo: Billy Barty

    * Brad: Ted Eccles

    * B.J.: Susan Lawrence

    * Gordie: Jeff MacKay

    Lori and Judy, reporters for Newsmaker magazine, are secretly Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, crime fighting superheroines. Assisted by their friend Frank Heflin, they fought such supervillains as the Pharaoh, the Sorcerer, Glitter Rock, Ali Baba, Spider Lady, and the Empress of Evil.

    * Electra Woman/Lori: Deidre Hall

    * Dyna Girl/Judy: Judy Strangis

    * Frank Heflin: Norman Alden

    Barry, C.C. and Susan are three teenage friends who fixed up an old dune buggy (which they dubbed "Schlepcar"). When they attached a magic horn to the car, Schlepcar comes to life as Wonderbug. Wonderbug could fly, and would help the teens fight crime.

    * Barry: David Levy

    * C.C.: Jack Baker (as John Anthony Bailey)

    * Susan: Carol Anne Seflinger

    * Wonderbug (voice): Frank Welker

    When teenagers Donald, Lorraine, and Kristy find an old bottle, they discover it is the home of Mongo, a genie. Mongo's magical attempts to help his young masters lead to many wacky misadventures.

    * Mongo: Lennie Weinrib

    * Donald: Paul Hinckley

    * Lorraine: Helaine Lembeck

    * Kristy: Robin Dearden

    * Ace: Bart Braverman

    * Duncey: Larry Larsen

    After Wildboy was orphaned in the Pacific Northwest, he was found and raised by Bigfoot, the legendary man-beast of the forest. The two work together to fight those who would harm the forest. They were aided in the first season by Suzie, 12-year-old daughter of Ranger Lucas; in the second season, Suzie was replaced by Cindy, a young

    Source(s): archeology student. The episodes of "Bigfoot and Wildboy" that aired on The Krofft Supershow were 15 minutes in length. In 1979, ABC brought back the show as a stand-alone series by editing the 15 minutes segments into 30 minute episodes. New episodes were also filmed and aired in the summer of 1979. * Bigfoot: Ray Young * Wildboy: Joseph Butcher * Suzie: Monika Ramirez * Ranger Lucas: Ned Romero * Cindy: Yvonne Regalado * Cindy's father: Al Wyatt, Jr. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Krofft_Supershow
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