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Kids TV on acid?

Today's the birthday of actor Charles Nelson Reilly--who most of you probably remember as a panelist on Match Game. But he also starred in the trip-trip trippiest Saturday morning program of all time, Lidsville. Reilly was born in 1931 and died a couple years ago. He's probably glad that most of the obituaries did not mention this particular program. He starred as a crazy wizard named Horatio Hoodoo, who hung out in a land entirely inhabited by hat people. Not people who wear hats, but people who are hats. And there's a little boy who accidentally stumbles into this world when he falls into a giant magicians hat. He's played by Butch Patrick, aka Eddie Munster. When I was a kid, the drug references were lost on me. I didn't know that "lid" could refer to a certain amount of marijuana..and I wasn't familiar with the effects of LSD...but I think the writers of this show certainly were!

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01/13/2011 7:45AM
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01/13/2011 8:06AM
RSSGF
Not related to your post (which leaves me speechless...) In reading your bio at the top of the page, it strikes me that you were the inspiration for Donna on That 70s Show. Ami I right? :)
01/13/2011 9:05AM
Kitty
I never put that together...but you could be right! She did work in radio and hung out with stoners..hmmmm.
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