Narcs admit they can't win when Lidsville is released!
I’m sure you all know the feeling, lying on the front room floor after a night of you-know-what – well, you don’t do you? You just bought it off that ratty looking guy in the sleazy nightclub toilets because it looked pretty – staring at the TV, waiting for sleep’s sweet relief, wishing there was something more mind-blowing to watch than 20 different shopping channels and Tiny Pop. Well, acid casualties need cry no more, because one of the greatest psychedelic TV shows of all time is making its way onto DVD courtesy of Rhino Home Video.
Originally aired in 1972, there were 17 Lidsville episodes over a successful 2 year season, enjoyed both by children and adults alike – probably for different reasons. This far-out, mind-melting head-trip was created by those two wonderful hallucinogenic gentlemen, Sid and Marty Krofft, also responsible for the equally bizarre H.R. Puffnstuff, and told the story of Mark (played by Munsters star Butch Patrick), trespassing in Merlo The Magician’s dressing room, and subsequently falling into his magic hat after in grows to an enormous size(!). Now he’s in Lidsville, which can be found “On Magic Maps, Where Mountain’s Wear Caps, Lined With Welcome Mats.”(!!) Not to be confused with Nitty-Grittyville, this community is populated by Giant Talking Hats(!!!).
All 17 episodes will make an appearance in a box set of three DVDs, with bonus features including a (hopefully coherent) commentary by Sid and Marty Krofft, as well as commentaries from and interviews with Charles Nelson Reilly, Butch Patrick and Billy Hayes, and after Lidsville hits the streets on January 25th, you’ll no longer need to spend hour after hour making shapes out of the plaster on the ceiling.