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Help with 1970s Pop Culture Reference

20th February 2007

OK, this may seem a bit strange, but I want some help to identify a 1970s pop culture reference. I was watching the music video for Everclear’s song “AM Radio” and for the life of me I can’t recall the name of a TV show/movie that is referenced in the video. Here are some image captures:

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If anyone can help me here, it would be much appreciated as it is kind of bugging me!

The video, by the way, is quite clever. It has references to Kojak, Brady Bunch, American Bandstand, Pong, The land Before Time, among others.


10 Responses to “Help with 1970s Pop Culture Reference”

  1. Stephen C. Carlson Says:

    H.R. Pufnstuf, I believe.

  2. Bill Says:

    That is correct…Sid and Marty Krofft did a lot of these type of shows during the 70′s…many of which I watched :-)

  3. Kevin A. Wilson Says:

    That is indeed H.R. Pfnstuf, from those geniuses Sid and Marty Krofft.

  4. Jim Says:

    Yup- H.R. Puffenstuff. (I can’t imagine the erroneous spelling used above… you guys must be too young to have actually watched the show- heck, I still remember the theme song!)

    ;-)

  5. Tyler F. Williams Says:

    I was certainly quite young… must have seen it in re-runs. I may have to try to rent it to watch with my kids.

  6. Joey Gibson Says:

    It is, indeed, H.R. Puffenstuff http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puffenstuff I grew up here in Atlanta and, believe it or not, back in the 70′s, we had a Sid & Marty Kroft indoor amusement park here. It was in what is now the CNN tower. I have only vagur memories of visiting, but those vague memories are quite strange. It was only open for 6 months. Wikipedia has some material on it.

  7. joseph Says:

    Yep – and now I have that “zippy” theme song running through my head…

  8. Christopher Heard Says:

    Yep, it’s good ol’ H.R. Puffenstuff. He can’t do a little, ’cause he can’t do enough. One of my favorites as a little kid.

  9. Kevin P. Edgecomb Says:

    H. R. Puffenstuff!!!! My absolute favorite! Followed by the Bugaloos, the Banana Splits, and Lidsville! Of course, Jonny Quest is up there, too, but I only saw re-runs of that. Sigh.

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