The World of Sid & Marty Krofft - The Bugaloos - The Complete Series
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(May 23, 2006)
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- Interviews and commentary with John McIndoe ("I.Q."), Caroline Ellis ("Joy") and John Philpott ("Courage")
- Commentary with Sid Krofft and director Tony Charmoli
- Photo gallery
- The Bugaloos I.Q. Test, hosted by John "I.Q." McIndoe
- The Bugaloos video jukebox
Top Customer Reviews
I.Q., Harmony, Courage and (my favorite) Joy always seem to be at odds with the evil (but hilarious) Benita Bizarre, whose main goal is to become a famous rock singer. Benita stops at nothing to achieve fame, from kidnapping the Bugaloos to stealing their voices and even their wings! Though she and her flunkies bungle through every attempt, the Bugaloos always find a way to foil her plans.
With every episode, the Bugaloos treat you to a musical performance (a la Partridge Family style). With dreamy vocal harmonies and catchy pop/rock hooks, songs like "The Senses Of Our World", "I'm As Happy As Can Be" and "It's New To You" don't miss. These songs and more can be found on the Bugaloos Video Jukebox featured in this DVD set.
All 17 episodes of this show were restored brilliantly by Rhino. I haven't seen the Bugaloos since my VERY early childhood so this DVD set is a rare find a real treat! I can enjoy them now as I did when I was a kid.
The show is very much in its own place and time. It's very surreal. The Bugaloos is about four human actors who portray bugs (Courage, Harmony, I.Q., Joy) who live in Tranquility Forest. They also share their world with villains Benita Bizarre who really steals the show sometimes.
What makes the show truly unique besides the setting is the music. The characters sing great songs and The Bugaloos is considered a factor when discussing the British music invasion.
The Bugaloos-The Complete Series all 17 episodes of the show on three discs. The set also includes brand new special features which include cast interviews and commentary with Sid Kroft and show director Tony Chamoli among other features.
I missed this short-lived series for so many years after the rare reruns on UHF and TVLand, so this DVD set is a genuine treasure for both myself and anyone else who ever loved this great cleancut show. All 17 episodes are here in blaringly irresistible color, right along with the great songs and the four English teenage bugs who won our hearts as children. My favorite episode is Benita's Double Trouble, in which IQ dresses up as Benita Bizaare in an attempt to rescue Peter Platter, and does a great impersonation of her. I always had a crush on "Big John" so maybe I'm prejudiced, but Little John Philpot (Courage) was no slouch either, and I always wanted to be Joy (Caroline Ellis). This was one of Sid and Marty Krofft's best Saturday morning shows; magical, colorful, imaginative, and full of great music, it's a shame there weren't more episodes. Still, we have to be grateful for what we got. Let's also give credit to our great villain, the late Martha Raye whose outfits and makeup alone were just a trip in themselves, and Billy Barty who played the cute little neurotic Sparky Firefly.
There are some really great extras in this box set as well, including interviews with Big John, Little John, and Caroline Ellis, as well as a trivia game, a video jukebox, and commentary on some of the episodes.Read more ›
It all began with Pufnstuf, when I saw it. I didn't know what to think, it was quite unlike anything I had seen on TV. But a few years past, and eventually Pufnstuf came out on DVD.
I was amazed how well made these shows were, and this was true psychadelia. The Kroffts took you to lands where trees talked, hats walked, and sea monsters lived with boys. So, when I heard the Bugaloos was coming to DVD, I was over joyed.
The Bugaloos is about 4 teenage bugs that live in the forest. The show itself, has a very fantastical asthetic to it that is missing in many of the "head" aspects of our culture today. This is the live action equivilent of "The Beatles: Yellow Submarine". But the appeal goes way beyond there, the main villain in the show is Benita Bizzare(Martha Raye) who resembles a drag queen.
But I certainly recommend this show, for any fans of Head films...Psychadelia...Or just wants to remember simpler times before technology killed magic.
If you like this show, I also recommend picking up the rest of the Krofft catalog.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm giving this one star simply because it is not available. Rhino does such a great job with their DVDs. Read morePublished 11 months ago by A customer
First off I was born in the early 90's and my father grew up watching the Krofft shows such as Lidsville, HR Pufnstuf, Land Of The Lost and The Bugaloos. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Elizabeth Connell
Brings back great childhood memories of Saturday morning. It has humor, adventure, and a great rock band. What more could you ask for?Published 14 months ago by Donna B.
I remember watching this show along with the other Krofft shows as a kid. And once you watch them .....you have no choice but to remember them.......with fondness. Read morePublished on April 30, 2014 by Gregg
I was a Sid and Marty kid.. and now my daughter is". had all their shows except the Bugaloos..thanx to you now I do. thanx. return customer! xxPublished on February 16, 2014 by laura burch
When I was a kid this was one of my favorite Saturday morning shows. The visuals, the songs, the characters. I found it holds up pretty well after all this time. Read morePublished on October 23, 2013 by infinte_variety
The Bugaloos was an American children's television series, sortof the British version of the Monkees, produced by brothers Sidney Krofft and Martin Krofft, airing on NBC on... Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by carrollhollis
arrived in a timely manner and in the way described. bugaloos are just as far out and funky as i rememberPublished on May 26, 2011 by Sean P. Kennedy
The bugaloos pack is the best thing to my daughter and me. Not only do I get to travel down memory lane but my 4 year old daughter loves the show. Read morePublished on March 16, 2011 by Baba 2