So, here’s the thing about Sid and Marty Krofft: Everything I’ve ever seen by their production company makes me think that the creators might have found inspiration in unusual places, especially in creating shows for kids.  ‘Lidsville’ told the tale of a land of talking, ambulatory hats; ‘The Bugaloos’ pitted Martha Raye against a rock band made of fairies, ‘Wonder Bug’ was a Captain Marvel riff, only the hero was not a kid but a dune buggy.  The list goes on, from Pufnstuf to Land of The Lost, I’m honestly amazed that kids of the 60s and 70s turned out okay.  Well, mostly.  Of course, every decade has its own “REALLY?” show, from ‘Animaniacs’ to… whatever the kids are watching on Youtube these days, I guess, leading to today’s Saturday morning query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still loves ‘Sigmund and The Sea Monsters’ unironically with all my heart, asking: What programs ostensibly designed for children can you not believe are meant for kids?


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  1. Looney Tunes was a Saturday morning staple for years. There are snippets of songs from the 40’s, that now, go over the kids heads, but were relevant at the time. Also there were innuendos, most of which, kids would never get.
    Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies are enjoyed by kids, but best enjoyed by adults.

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