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Bugaloos, The

1 9 7 0 – 1 9 7 1 (USA)
17 x 30 minute episodes

bugaloos12The Bugaloos, Joy (Caroline Ellis), Courage (John Philpott), IQ (John McIndoe) and Harmony (Wayne Laryea), were your average half-bug half-human do-gooders and a smashing British rock group to boot.

They lived in Tranquillity Forest where they looked for good deeds to do. They also sang a few songs in between.

Sparky (Billy Barty) was their firefly friend, who helped the Bugaloos.

Their wicked nemesis, Benita Bizarre (Martha Raye), was hell-bent on trying to destroy their “disgusting goodness.”

Along with her henchmen Woofer (Joy Campbell), and Tweeter (Van Snowden) and her chauffeur Funky Rat (Sharon Baird), Benita hatched a new scheme each week to kidnap and destroy The Bugaloos.

The characters and the show were the work of Sid and Marty Krofft.

bugaloos_922Joy 
Caroline Ellis
Benita Bizarre

Martha Raye
IQ

John McIndoe
Harmony

Wayne Laryea
Courage

John Philpott
Sparky

Billy Barty
Funky Rat

Sharon Baird
Woofer

Joy Campbell
Tweeter

Van Snowden

bugaloos05Episodes

Firefly Light My Fire | The Great Voice Robbery | Our Home Is Our Hassle | Courage Come Home | The Love Bugaloos | If I Had The Wings Of A Bugaloo | Lady, You Don’t Look Eighty | Benita the Beautiful | Now You See ’em, Now You Don’t | Help Wanted – Firefly | On A Clear Day | Today I’m a Firefly | The Bugaloos Bugaboo | Benita’s Double Trouble | Circus Time at Benitas | The Uptown 500 | The Good Old Days