Krofft Superstar Hour



Cast:

Leslie McKeown Himself
Eric Falkner Himself
Alan Longmuir Himself
Stuart "Woody" Wood Himself
Derek Longmuir Himself
Billie Hayes Witchiepoo & Weenie, the Genie
Jay Robinson Various
Billy Barty Various
Sharon Baird Various
Paul Gale Hoo Doo, the Magician & Others
Louise Duart Various
Mickey McMeel Various

Air Dates:

On NBC, from 9/9/78 - 11/28/79


Number of Episodes:

13 episodes


Plot Synopsis:

This was a variety show, fairly similar to the Krofft Supershow, hosted by the Bay City Rollers (best known for their #1 US hit single, "Saturday Night"). Besides performing "in concert" at the beginning and ending of the show, the Rollers also appeared in short filmed bits and they introduced the various segments and participated in other wacky antics with the regular cast members.
The two main segments were Horror Hotel and the Lost Island. Horror Hotel stared Witchepoo, from H. R. Pufnstuf, who ran the hotel with assistance from other Pufnstuf characters, including Dr. Blinkey, Orson, and Stupid Bat. Lost Island had an all star Krofft cast with H.R. Pufnstuf, Sigmund, Weenie, Dr. Shrinker and Hugo (although Dr. Shrinker became Dr. Deathray), Enik and the other Sleestaks and dinosaurs from the Land of the Lost.



Comments:

After 8 weeks, the show was cut back to a half hour format and was renamed the Bay City Roller Show. The last 5 episodes were never shown in their entirety.

The concert segment at the end of the show consisted of the Rollers lipsynching to shortened versions of 3 of their songs.





Episode Guides:

Not available at this time.

Audio/Video:


A tribute video featuring clips from the show


Images/Screen Captures:

(click on images for larger versions)

Leslie McKeown
Eric Falkner
Alan Longmuir
Stuart "Woody" Wood
Derek Longmuir

Witchiepoo
from Horror Hotel
Dr. Blinky
from Horror Hotel
Hoo Doo
from Horror Hotel
Mr. Munchy going
for the surfboard
Mr. Munchy eating
the surfboard



Availability:

No episodes have been released on video, but copies of at least one of the episodes (as well as episodes of the Bay City Rollers Show) are out there in trading/collectors' circles. For more info on how to find episodes or other Saturday morning shows, go here.


Links:

Unofficial Absolute Bay City Rollers Website

The Bay City Rollers Web Ring

Bay City Rollers Show at IMDB

Bay City Rollers Show writer Mark Evanier's Official Site

Billy Barty's Official Page

Michael McMeel's Innercity Slickers Page





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