1 9 7 7 – 1 9 7 8 (USA)
16 x 15 minute episodes
These wacky adventures of three teens – Donald (Paul Hinckley), Lorraine (Helaine Lembeck), and Kristy (Robin Dearden) – and their friend Mongo (Lennie Weinrib), a genie who was found by Donald in a magic bottle at the beach, aired as part of The Krofft Supershow.
The various adventures revolved around Mongo using his powers to get the gang in (unintentionally) and out of trouble. Intentional trouble was provided by two hooligans called Ace (Bart Braverman) and Duncey (Larry Larsen).
Lennie Weinrib was very active in children’s television, both in front of and behind the camera. Besides providing the voice for HR Pufnstuf, he also co-wrote all of the episodes of the series. He also provided the voice of Knock-Knock the woodpecker, on Skatebirds.
Zap, You’re in Love | The Surfing Contest (Part 1) | The Surfing Contest (Part 2) | Teenage Werewolf | Who’s Got the Mongo? | Hermie the Frog | You Gotta Be a Football Hero | Huli’s Vacation | The Kissing Bandit | You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby | The Big Switch | The Cluck Star | Two Faces of Donald | Musical Magic | The Heist | That Old Mongo Magic