Sid and Marty Krofft are famous for creating a whole bunch of shows that seem retarded to me but are great according to people who smoked a lot of pot in the 70s. They’ve got an H.R. Pufnstuf movie in production now. Marty Krofft says they want to use Where the Wild Things Are as inspiration, which is easy to say now that it was successful, but his reasons seem sort of contradictory. From NYDailyNews:
“‘Wild Things’ is very, very good for us,” says Marty Krofft. “We always wanted to do low-tech costumes and high-tech heads. But it’ll be a big difference in tone, of course — we’ll be bright, not dark.”
After “Land of the Lost,” Krofft says he and his brother learned some valuable lessons.
“We went with comedy, which got it green-lit. But we didn’t know it was going to go so far in the PG-13 direction and so close to an R rating,” he says of the unfortunate flop. “Our characters are all likable, and we have so much goodwill from our fans. So, now we know: Don’t mess with what’s worked.”
Dude, your fans are all 40 years old now, you think they care about the ratings? And your stuff worked back when there were five channels. Take a look at what you’re trying not to mess with:
What the hell is going on? This sh-t wouldn’t fly on Mexican TV.