H. R. Pufnstuf

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Ths series revolves around the wacky adventures of a young boy named Jimmy with a magic golden flute that's coveted by the evil Witchiepoo. The lad and his talking instrument are lured to a faraway island governed by H.R. Pufnstuf, a friendly, googly-eyed dragon.

Broadcast History

"H.R. Pufnstuf" aired on the NBC television network. It premiered on September 6, 1969. Although only 17 episodes were produced, NBC aired the series Saturday mornings through the 1972 television season.

On DVD / Video

Title Release Date
H.R. Pufnstuf (4 Episodes) May 30, 2000
World of Sid And Marty Krofft
"Flute, Book and Candle"
February 12, 2002
The Complete Series February 10, 2004
Saturday Morning With Sid & Marty Krofft
"The Magic Path"
August 2, 2005
4 Of Sid & Marty's Favorites (4 Episodes) August 20, 2005


Episode List

"The Magic Path"

Aired: September 6, 1969
Jimmy and his talking flute Freddy find a magic boat which takes them to Living Island where they meet H.R. Pufnstuf. Witchiepoo who had sent the boat because she wants to own the magic flute captures Jimmy, Freddy and Pufnstuf. With the help of Judy Frog they escape from the witch's castle. When Jimmy finds the magic path which leads off Living Island he and Freddy try to escape but Witchiepoo intercepts them and destroys the path.

"The Wheely Bird"

Aired: September 13, 1969
Freddie the Flute gives himself up to Witchiepoo thinking that she will then allow Jimmy to escape Living Island so H.R. Pufnstuf, Jimmy, Cling and Clang get a Wheelie Bird from Dr. Blinkey and using it like the Trojan horse infiltrate Witchiepoo's castle to rescue Freddie.

"Show Biz Witch"

Aired: September 20, 1969
Ludicrous Lion has a supersonic pogo stick which Jimmy wishes to buy to escape the island. As he doesn't have enough buttons to buy it Pufnstuf and Jimmy decide to put on a stage show to raise the money.

"The Mechanical Boy"

Aired: September 27, 1969
When Jimmy tries to steal Witchiepoo's boat she catches him and turns him into a robot programmed to steal Freddie.

"The Stand-in"

Aired: October 4, 1969
When Shirley (Mayor Pufnstuf's sister) comes to Living Island to make a movie, Jimmy and Freddie get parts in it. Together they hatch a plot to get Witchiepoo into the movie so that Jimmy can steal her Vroom Broom to escape.

"The Golden Key"

Aired: October 11, 1969
Ludicrous Lion gives Jimmy a map to the golden key which opens a magical door that will allow Jimmy to escape. Witchiepoo interferes and Pufnstuf ends up in the witch's dungeon.

"The Birthday Party"

Aired: October 18, 1969
Its Jimmy's birthday and Pufnstuf throw's him a party. The witch and her two henchmen arrive disguised as the music group The Three Lemons and blow laughing gas making everyone laugh themselves uncurious then the witch takes Freddy back to the castle

"Box Kite Kaper"

Aired: October 25, 1969
Ludicrous Lion holds a kite flying contest and Pufnstuf plans to use the contest to build a kite large enough to fly Jimmy and Freddy to freedom.

"You Can't Have Your Cake"

Aired: November 1, 1969
Witchiepoo hides in a cake to steal Freddy.

"The Horse with the Golden Throat"

Aired: November 8, 1969
When Horsey accidentally eats Freddy, Pufnstuf and Jimmy rush him to Dr. Blinky's. Dr. Blinky is unsure how to remove Freddy from Horsey's stomach.

"Dinner for Two Please Orson"

Aired: November 15, 1969
An attempt to use a time machine to escape from the island goes awry.

"Flute, Book and Candle"

Aired: November 22, 1969
Freddy gets turned into a mushroom.

"A Tooth for a Tooth"

Aired: December 6, 1969
Witchiepoo has a toothache, and Dr. Blinky has an anti-witch potion.

"The Visiting Witch"

Aired: December 13, 1969
Witchiepoo prepares for the Boss Witch's visit to Living Island.

"The Almost Election of Mayor Witchiepoo"

Aired: December 20, 1969
Witchiepoo runs for mayor, with magical help.

"Whaddya Mean the Horse Gets the Girl?"

Aired: December 27, 1969
A movie is being made on Living Island, and Witchiepoo wants a movie of her own.

"Jimmy Who?"

Aired: January 3, 1970
Jimmy has amnesia.

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