Titel: The Bugaloos
Nederlandse/Belgische titel: -
Uitgebracht: Nederland, 2 januari 1972 / België, -
Genre: Fantasy/Familie | 30 min. | AL jaar
Productiemaatschappij: = Sid and Marty Krofft Enterprises - TV Serie (1970–1972) | Budget: …
Oorspronkelijk uitgebracht: USA, 12 september 1970
Boek als: -
Strip als: -
Hoorspel / Luisterboek als: -
Acteurs / Stemmen o.a.:
= McIndoe, John - (I.Q. (17 episodes, 1970-1971)
= Laryea, Wayne - (Harmony (17 episodes, 1970-1971)
= Philpott, John - (Courage (17 episodes, 1970-1971)
= Ellis, Caroline - (Joy (17 episodes, 1970-1971)
= Raye, Martha - (Benita Bizarre (17 episodes, 1970-1971)
= Barty, Billy - (Sparky the Firefly (17 episodes, 1970-1971)
The show featured a musical group composed of four British-accented teenagers, who lived in fictional Tranquility Forest. They wore insect-themed outfits with antennae and wings which allowed them to fly, though, on occasion they were shown flying on surfboards, and were constantly beset by the evil machinations of Benita Bizarre, played by comedienne Martha Raye, who, being untalented and ugly herself, was covetous of the Bugaloos' musical prowess.
Touted as the British version of The Monkees, The Bugaloos attracted more than 5,000 young actors and actresses to audition for the show's four lead roles, each having to demonstrate aptitude in dance, singing, and acting. Among those auditioning in spring 1970 were Elton John's future manager John Reid, and Phil Collins, who joined the art-rock band Genesis later that year.
Reid and Collins had been two of the three finalists for the role of “I.Q.” given to McIndoe. “If one of those guys had gotten it instead of me, rock-'n'-roll history might have changed,” McIndoe later joked. “Whenever I see them, I say, 'Hey guys, you were lucky you didn't get the part.'
The show was taped in Los Angeles, California. Seventeen episodes of the series were produced. Like its predecessor H.R. Pufnstuf (1969), The Bugaloos ran for only one season (1970–1971), with reruns airing the following year (1971–1972).
Like most children's television shows of the era, The Bugaloos contained a laugh track. Cast members John Philpott and Caroline Ellis discussed its usage while viewing an episode of the show for DVD commentary.
The Bugaloos was an American children's television series, produced by brothers Sidney Krofft and Martin Krofft, airing on NBC on Saturday mornings from 1970 to 1972.