So logically enough the first episode "The Magic Path," begins with the series introduction and opening song. It's a catchy song and the landscape here is lovely, I believe it was shot at Bear Lake. Anyhoo, the song gives the basic plot of the show without going much into origins. Why does Jimmy have a magic flute? Why does Witchie poo want it? The song doesn't say, but it's ok as I said it's a catchy catchy tune. I love the refrain that HR "can't do a little because he can't do enough." If I had a company that would be my mission statement. I also love the line "BUT WHO WILL GET THERE FIRST!" said with great drama. It definitely got stuck in my head and I can tell you that suddenly saying "BUT WHO WILL GET THERE FIRST!" at the checkout line will give you looks.
um... carrying on...
|Cozy but a bit of a fixer upper|
The upshot of things is that they should go see Dr. Blinky about how to get Jimmy home. Pufnstuf confides that Dr. Blinky is part of his "Anti Smog, Pollution, and witch comittee." I like how the dark arts are considered in the same league as dirty water. I do find though it sounds similar to a certain Comittee of Public Safety. Luckily Pufnstuf is obviously a good guy so we don't have to worry about heads rolling.
|ok, ok who ordered the genetic hybrids of penguins and Harpo Marx??|
|obviously having a witchie poo in it is disagreeing with this castle|
|hermoine never had these problems...|
|The tree is wearing glasses because it's embarrassed not because it's a stereotypical hippie...|
|the living bit is cool, but why does every house on this side of the island look like it was put together by Pa Kettle on a three day bender??|
|I think I'll stick with Kindle|
Ok, wait a moment. Now admitedly there's a certain dream logic at work here which is code for "don't think about it," but this goes beyond even that. Why didn't Judy ever tell anyone else where the magic path was before she was kidnapped? Why did the Witch kidnap her? Why is this news just now reaching Pufnstuf? How long ago did this happen? Definitely it raises a lot of questions that never get answered. What we get is Dr. Blinky's anti witchcraft potion. One would wonder why they don't just spray down the entire island with it. One would wonder that, except that it explodes like a sodium frog off the high dive.
|always make sure your entourage never looks as good as you...|
|hello my baby, hello my darling, hello my ragtime girl|
|worst.. security... ever|
|yeah, flip THIS house...|
|yeah the SECRET magic path|
|special guest appearance by John Wayne|
|yeah.. the east wind|
|sort of disturbing south wind|
|they couldn't find a stereotype for the north wind I guess...|
Better luck next week Jimmy!!
|The house band that plays at the end|
|"See you next time."|