Your Monday Morning Mental Sorbet: The Krofft Musical

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Each week, we know there’s a very good chance you’re having to face down at least five days of madness. And not even the good kind of madness, either. We’re talking the mind numbing insanity that comes with the day job. It’s okay–we’ve been there. And we find that starting things off with a good dose of WTF-ness can make all the difference. Here’s your recommended dosage for this week:

Since making musicals that range from bland to downright gag-ridden is the new frontier (case in point: the upcoming Spider-Man musical…which I won’t link up here, it’s that heinous…Google the video premiere of bits of it at your peril) I came across this TV Land musical tribute to Sid & Marty Krofft. Now…there’s nothing wrong with the Kroffts–in fact, there’s a whole lot right with them. They brought hallucinogenic kids shows to all of us. But what’s fascinating is how this clip doesn’t walk the line between actually somewhat endearing tribute and horrible stage production…it teeters and falls into one, then clambers up and makes its way up only to crash off the other side. And then repeats the process.

Also weird? The Clint Black portion is actually my favorite. Go figure.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

By | 2017-09-24T22:48:41+00:00 September 13th, 2010|Mental Sorbet|4 Comments


  1. Kelley September 13, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Wow… It’s like mental spaghetti. What a trip down memory lane, but such a twisted version. and some of those wigs! You know those guys were on drugs back then.

  2. Robert September 13, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Is it just me, or did it seem like the vocalists were out of tune for about half of that?

  3. Widge September 14, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Yeah, that would be definitely NOT just you, amigo.

  4. Robert September 14, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I also love the three people giving the awkward standing ovation, which I think is worse than not getting one at all.

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