Friday Flashback: Witchiepoo

The fabulous Billie Hayes as she appeared in H.R. Pufnstuf...

“There ain’t no rhyme for Oranges…”

Presenting the fabulous Billie Hayes as she appeared in H.R. Pufnstuf which only ran for 17 episodes across 1969. A feature film was also released in 1970.

Now aged 87, Hayes is the president of the animal rescue organisation Pet Hope, which she founded in 1984.

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  1. Yep and Sid and Marty Krofft had some great shows back then into the 70’s, The Bugaloos, Lidsville, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Far Out Space Nuts, The Lost Saucer, also did The Land Of The Lost. Plus of course the costumes and sets for The Banana Splits Adventure Hour were designed by Sid and Marty Krofft as well which was another out there show … Uh-oh, Chongo!

    Plus in with that you had the more “adult” fair of Land Of The Giants, The Time Tunnel, The Invaders, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and not forgetting all the shows Gerry and Sylvia Anderson created from Fireball XL5 to Thunderbirds to UFO and even the format for Space 1999.

    Television was such a different beast back then.

  2. Loved this show since I was a kid, so almost from the beginning! A friend of mine once had to hide his face with laughter just after asking me what I seen in the show. It was a Witchiepoo moment LOL

  3. Lol! I remember someone (maybe Anastacia) on Gogglebox last night called one of the bachelor girls Witchiepoo! I’m in my early 30’s but vaguely know HR Puff n Stuff through movie rentals as a kid. My housemate didn’t have a clue who that was so I was trying to explain it to him. The thing I remember most is the opening theme music.

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