Wonderbug (1976)

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Wonderbug (1976)

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Made in the waning days of the Krofft empire, Wonderbug still stands out as a quite entertaining little diversion. With each episode running at around 10+ minutes, and functioning as basically a Human cartoon, Wonderbug is the story of thee teenagers in their late 20’s who discover a magic horn that they attach to a rotted out old dune buggy, which, when honked, turns it into the magical, red, sometimes full size, sometimes plastic toy, sometimes hand puppet, Schlepcar! As stated before, the episodes are short, so they rarely outstay their welcome, despite the general silliness of the premise.

So, join Mark and David as they get nostalgic about all things Krofft, and delve deep into the lost (as in Land of the) classic from the 70’s, Wonderbug!


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  • alida bailey

    Thank you for doing this episode. I was surprised to hear Wonderbug was bought by a collector as I’ve been curious as to what happened to it and Shlepcar once the series ended. No one seemed to know a thing and assumed they were buried in studio storage or dismantled. Where did you find out that WB was actually sold? I’d love to find the owner. Anyhow, Very cool episode..very cool podcast.

    p.s. C.C. was played by Actor, John-Anthony Bailey.

    Jack Baker was an alias he made up for use in the adult films so as to separate them from his long standing mainstream work which he took great pride in. 🙂


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