Children’s TV icons Sid and Marty Krofft finally got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The star is fittingly located in front of a toy store.
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Anyone who grew up in the 1960s or '70s has fond memories of the work of Sid and Marty Krofft. Shows such as H.R. Pufnstuf, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters and Land of the Lost brightened the childhoods of millions of kids during that period.
At last, the Hollywood Walk of Fame has awarded the Krofft brothers a star. The star is rather appropriately located right in front of the Funko toy store on Hollywood Boulevard.
Born in Montreal, Canada, the Krofft brothers got their start in American television in 1968 on the Hanna-Barbera show The Banana Splits Adventure Hour. The show was a hit and from that success they created their first original show, H.R. Pufnstuf.
It starred a bright yellow dragon which was a human-sized puppet costume originally created for the Hemisfair '68 World’s Fair in San Antonio.
From then on, the Kroffts produced some of the most beloved and inventive children’s shows of the last 50 years. They also worked on variety shows like Donny & Marie with Donny and Marie Osmond.
Sid and Marty Krofft (90 and 82, respectively) continue to create shows for today’s children including a remake of Sigmund and the Sea Monsters for the Amazon Prime streaming service. Their names are now etched alongside so many other pop culture icons and deservedly so!