Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Sid And Marty Krofft Produce 'The Bugaloos' Reboot Pilot For Nickelodeon [Updated]

Originally published: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Update 8/1: It's been a while since we last heard anything about Sid and Marty Krofft's The Bugaloos reboot pilot for Nickelodeon. However, Marty Krofft recently confirmed during their SDCC 2018 panel "Sid & Marty Krofft Pictures" that the TV legends are reshooting the The Bugaloos pilot, however, this time, the show won't geared towards preschoolers. Huge thanks to Elizabeth Connell for the news!

Original post:

Marty Krofft confirmed at Comic Con that they are reshooting The Bugaloos pilot.This time the new Bugaloos show will not be for preschoolers. It's unknown if it will be for older kids or teenagers.

In the listing for their San Diego Comic-Con 2017 panel, TV legends Sid and Marty Krofft, the creators of beloved children's television series such as Nickelodeon's hit preschool series Mutt & Stuff, H.R. Pufnstuf and Land Of The Lost, have announced the exciting news that they've recently produced a pilot for Nickelodeon, which will reboot one of their biggest hits, The Bugaloos!:

"Sid and Marty Krofft are coming to Comic-Con. Join the legendary producers and their moderator David Arquette and other surprise guests. The Kroffts are experiencing one of the greatest brand rebirths in Hollywood history. Their hit Nickelodeon show Mutt & Stuff just finished shooting 73 episodes. They're currently in production for a series that is a reboot of Sigmund and the Sea Monsters for Amazon Studios, and they recently produced another pilot for Nickelodeon, rebooting one of their biggest hits, The Bugaloos. Come hear showbiz stories and tales from the 1970s all the way through to the present day. And in an exclusive for Comic-Con, Sid and Marty will discuss their secret new projects in the pipeline for the future."

The Bugaloos follows a musical group composed of four British-accented teenagers with bug wings, who live in fictional Tranquility Forest. However, Benita Bizarre wants to put an end to their goody-goody behavior, and tries to capture and/or destroy them with the help of her henchthings Woofer and Tweeter. The series originally aired on NBC, running for 17 episodes between September 12, 1970 – September 2, 1972.

The Bugaloos stars Wayne Laryea as Harmony (a bumblebee) who plays the keyboard; John Philpott as Courage (a ladybug) who plays the drums; Caroline Ellis and Joy (a butterfly), who played percussion and provided lead and backup vocals; John McIndoe as I.Q. (a grasshopper), who played the guitar and provided lead vocals; and Martha Raye as Benita Bizarre, who lives in a gigantic jukebox, and uses it to broadcast her own brand of blaring, obnoxious, unpleasant "music." A dreadful singer, she is furious at the popularity of The Bugaloos's more melodic, upbeat sound, and she plots elaborate, unsuccessful schemes to destroy or enslave them.

The Bugaloos aired on TV Land in the late '90s.

Sid and Marty Krofft's SDCC 2017 panel will take place at on Saturday 22nd July 2017 at 2:00pm in Room 23ABC!

Additional sources: Wikipedia, IMDb,Tranquility Forest.
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