Now that the allegedly unintentionally druggy H.R. PUFNSTSUF kiddie show is slated for a big-screen version, I say fuck doing it as a straight-up kid's flick and instead make it an R-rated straight-up stoner-oriented comedy. It might not kill at the box office, but if it were cleverly scripted, genuinely funny and ideal for repeat viewing with a bong close at hand, I'd wager it would have legs as a DVD perennial. With that in mind I send you off to what such a project could be like, namely MR. SHOW's "The Altered State of Druggachusetts," a dead-on lampoon of the early works of Sid & Marty Kroft.
For the last four decades the Krofts have sworn up and down that they never intended H.R. PUFNSTUF (1969), THE BUGALOOS (1970) or the even totally tripped-out LIDSVILLE (1971) to be geared to a chemically-altered sensibility, and I actually believe them, but I also believe in no uncertain terms that they unknowingly tapped into the lysergic sensibility of those times. Whatever the case may be, those shows stand as borderline-disturbing examples of what happens when children's programming collides head-on with unbridled psychedelia.