70s TV show with female, puppet hosts?
November 21, 2009 1:03 PM   Subscribe

Please help me ID this American TV show/special/variety hour from the '70s featuring life-sized female puppets/marionettes - or prove to me that I am indeed halluciremembering.

I have been trying for YEARS to ID this show that I swear to god I remember, but am starting to think I may have imagined or dreamt. It's driving me nuts.

It was sometime in the '70s in the US, probably between '74-'76, and I don't know if it was series, or a special, or a variety show. Could have been only a one time airing.

All I remember is that there were 2 "hosts" who were female, life-sized (or close to life-sized) marionettes or puppets. They looked Muppet or doll-like, not realistic.

They wore groovy, spangly '70s variety-show gear (bellbottoms, vests), had white-lady Afros, maybe granny sunglasses.....

I have a memory of a number where they performed "Boogie Shoes" by KC and the Sunshine Band.

After searching forEVER:

- it doesn't seem to be a Krofft or Muppet vehicle
- it's not on tvparty.com
- it didn't involve Waylon Flowers or Madame

Did my 5 year old brain imagine this?
posted by tristeza to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
 
The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour.
posted by torquemaniac at 1:34 PM on November 21, 2009


NFW OMG GTFOOH...etc

Seriously - I can't BELIEVE you got it for me, and I can't BELIEVE that no fucking combo of phrases I've ever used in Google didn't bring this up.

BLESS YOU! You've solved a 30 year old mystery in my life - I am indebted forever!
posted by tristeza at 1:38 PM on November 21, 2009


I remembered it, too. Although I was 11 or 12 when I saw it. Google phrase I used was "70's tv show life sized puppets."
posted by torquemaniac at 1:41 PM on November 21, 2009


I swear to you I've Googled that phrase, I want to smash my head on something, this has been YEARS, I'm an idiot. Thank you thank you thank you.
posted by tristeza at 1:43 PM on November 21, 2009


You're welcome! Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to have been released on DVD.
posted by torquemaniac at 1:53 PM on November 21, 2009


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