The kids show with the kooky dragon is back! Today, Nickelodeon announced they will be bringing back the popular late ’60s children’s show, H.R. Pufnstuf, for a special episode in 2016.
Created by brothers Sid and Marty Krofft in 1969, the series centered around the adventures of Jimmy, a shipwrecked boy, who washes up on an island populated with a vibrant cast of puppet characters.
Though the series only ran for 17 episodes on NBC’s Saturday morning schedule, the show grew in popularity due to its extensive syndication run in the years following its cancelation.
The new special will air in early 2016 as part of another Krofft brothers series, Mutt & Stuff, which debuted this March.
From Marty Krofft, in a statement:
H.R. Pufnstuf was the first TV show my brother and I created, so it has always held a special place in our hearts. Our fans constantly ask us to bring back Pufnstuf, and we feel the vibrant world of Mutt & Stuff is the perfect setting to revitalize these colorful characters and build excitement for new fans.”
What do you think? Were you a fan of H.R. Pufnstuf as a kid? Will you watch the special episode?