Amazon is bringing back one of the 1970s’ more bizarre kid’s shows
Amazon Studios is about to get weird: The outfit announced that it’s reviving the bizarre ’70s children’s show, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters with its original creators Marty and Sid Krofft at the helm. Not familiar with those names? Well, you’ve almost assuredly seen some of the Krofft’s work – they’re the duo responsible for H.R. Pufnstuf and Land of the Lost among many others.
Most readers have heard of the latter, right? For further catch-up, check out the episode of Sigmund up above. It’s a perfect way to get introduced (or reminded) of just how bizarre children’s TV programming was back in the days of disco. I mean, an anthropomorphic ball of seaweed becomes smitten with a dog within the clip’s first five minutes. Seriously.
Anyhow, there aren’t any other details surrounding the new Sigmund show, but let’s hope that, true to its roots, there’s an emphasis on puppetry and it doesn’t go the route of CGI for the titular sea monsters. Some might say this is a nostalgia play by Jeff Bezos’ video wing, and they’d be pretty on the nose. But, if Amazon can bring back a classic and do it justice, it’s kinda hard to get mad. After all, it’s not like the company doesn’t already have a few kid’s programs in the works from famous puppet houses of yore.