The Krofft Superstar Hour

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The Krofft Superstar Hour
The Krofft Superstar Hour.jpg
Format Children's television series
Starring Bay City Rollers
Billy Barty
Billie Hayes
Jay Robinson
Louise DuArt
Paul Gale
Van Snowden
Voices of Lennie Weinrib
Walker Edmiston
Country of origin USA
No. of episodes 13
Production
Producer(s) Sid and Marty Krofft
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 9, 1978 – November 28, 1979
Chronology
Preceded by The Krofft Supershow;
Shang-a-Lang

The Krofft Superstar Hour is a Saturday morning children's variety show, produced by Sid and Marty Krofft. After eight episodes, the show was renamed The Bay City Rollers Show. It aired for one season from September 9, 1978 to November 28, 1979 on NBC.

Background[edit]

The show is essentially a reworking of The Krofft Supershow, replacing the fictitious band "Kaptain Kool and the Kongs" with the real life Bay City Rollers. Just as on the previous show, the Rollers would perform comedy skits and musical numbers, and introduce the live action segments. The Bay City Rollers' segment also featured a character called Mr. Munchy in the main segment.

The regular live action segments were "Horror Hotel" and "The Lost Island." The show was cut back to 30 minutes after it was renamed The Bay City Rollers Show, and "The Lost Island" was dropped. The skits with the rollers generally featured cameos by characters from other Sid and Marty Krofft shows, including Enik and the Sleestak from Land of the Lost, various characters from H.R. Pufnstuf, and Dr. Shrinker (now renamed Dr. Deathray) and his assistant Hugo (now renamed Otto).

Segments[edit]

Horror Hotel[edit]

Despite the title, "Horror Hotel" was a comedy. It featured Wilhemina W. Witchiepoo of H.R. Pufnstuf fame running the eponymous hotel. She was assisted by Horatio J. HooDoo from Lidsville and H.R. Pufnstuf characters Dr. Blinkey, Seymour the Spider, Orson the Vulture, and Stupid Bat.

The Lost Island[edit]

"The Lost Island" also featured a number of characters from other Krofft shows on the Lost Island within the Bermuda Triangle. Stories would somehow combine H.R. Pufnstuf, Enik from Land of the Lost, Sigmund the Sea Monster, Weenie the Genie from Lidsville and other unlikely characters into one storyline while they stay one step ahead of Dr. Deathray. Enik was the King of the Sleestak who lived within the Lost City and the Lost Island was also inhabited by dragons (utilizing stop-motion footage of Grumpy and Big Alice from "Land of the Lost"). The good guys would often turn to the Island Spirit for advice on how to handle whatever plight they end up in.

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