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Order from The Burr Tillstrom Copyright Trust to receive the latest edition of Volume 1, which contains higher quality re-transfers of certain episodes not seen in the earlier editions of Vol. 1 sold by other sellers.
KFO is unique in television history: a live, ad-libbed, daily puppet show watched by more adults than children. Filled with references to the theater, opera, and current events, it counted Orson Welles, Katharine Hepburn, John Steinbeck, Tallulah Bankhead, and Adlai Stevenson among its many adult fans.
Burr Tillstrom's ability to create over a dozen distinct characters (he was the only puppeteer) and his rapport with Fran Allison were essential to the show's humor and believability.
The 20 black-and-white kinescopes in the set have undergone extensive audio and video restoration to provide the best possible presentation.
All episodes are presented complete and uncut, with commercials included. For a list of the episodes in the set, visit kukla.tv
The Washington Post
"The most authentically classic episodes are being released and they are, encouragingly, as wonderful as a former fan is likely to remember them."
The New York Times
"Irresistibly appealing...the Kuklapolitans must have seemed like welcome emissaries from a world where violence was unknown, and tensions could be resolved with the nuzzle of a felt nose. They scarcely seem less so now."
"This is a great set that will hopefully find its way into a lot of DVD collections. Highly recommended."
TV Worth Watching
"This simple show couldn't be wittier or more clever. What a surprise delight!"
When I first saw these shows in the 50's I was very young and didn't think much of them. Watching them now I can see that a lot of it went right over my tousled head. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Al Hence
Vaguely remembered KFO from my youth but viewing it now is an absolute joy as an adult! Enjoying all three volumes.Published 11 months ago by Paolo
A NISE COLLECTION OF MEMORIES OF KUKLA FRAN AND OLLIE AND THE CREW OF THE SHOW. I WATCHED IT OVER 65 YRS AGO AND IT BROUGHT BACK MANY MEMORIESPublished 18 months ago by James E. Humlong
Such gentle, loving, tender humor that even Fran's friendly puppets come to life in amazing ways. This is a must-see for today's kids who never knew the fun of the KF&O show.Published 23 months ago by Edwin E. Sundt
The dvd is fun to watch for many reasons. Nostalgia is one. Historical perspective. Early broadcasting. Its a gem for historical reference and study. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Mimi Schaefer
I remember watching Kukla, Fran, and Ollie when I was four years old.
Maybe some of the episodes I watched are on this DVD! Read more
A lot of people these days settle for television that doesn't make you want to put your foot through the screen. Read morePublished on October 4, 2011 by Eric W.