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Fumfuse

Fum begins to blow a fuse (literally)

The Lost Saucer was Sid and Marty Krofft's sixth (or seventh) television show; sixteen episodes aired on Saturday mornings in 1975. The show was co-created by Dick Morgan (writer during Season Two of Land of the Lost(1974)) and Si Rose.

Plot Edit

One summer night in modern-day Earth, a flying saucer lands outside the home of a young boy named Jerry, and his babysitter Alice; they are greeted by futuristic androids, Fi and Fum, who invite them inside their saucer for a brief tour. Suddenly, crowds begin to gather of neighbors, and police, and in a panic, Fi and Fum take off -- with Jerry and Alice still onboard. Each episode features the androids trying to return their passengers home, only to end up taking a wrong turn, and ending up back on Earth during a different time period (in the future, or in the past). Fi and Fum also had a pet Dorse - an alien creature with the head of a miniature horse, and the body of a large shaggy dog.

Though not as memorable as other Krofft shows, The Lost Saucer had a slightly different premise than other shows - while the show recycled the same plot of characters trying to return home, the series had a deeper level of context, as opposed to strict comedy. Each episode dealt with a different theme and issue that normal wasn't discussed on Saturday morning children's fair, ranging from racism, obesity, and cruelty to animals (or Dorses in this case).

Cast Edit

Episodes Edit

The Lost Saucer was produced for sixteen episodes for ABC's Saturday morning lineup for the 1975 TV season.

Main article: The Lost Saucer Episodes

Production NotesEdit

The Lost Saucer is often confused and mixed up with Far Out Space Nuts - both shows had very similar plots and premises, and were on the air at the same time.

  • Was the last Krofft show with Si Rose on production staff, though he did continue to write for the Krofft afterwards, including some Wonderbug segments for The Krofft Supershow.
  • Six episodes of The Lost Saucer were later used as segments during the first season of The Krofft Supershow.

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