Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sid & Marty Krofft's HR Pufnstuf original Freddy the Flute puppet / prop

This is the original, one and only talking Freddy the Flute from H. R. Pufnstuf. This is the one that has a cable control which allows the mouth to open and close when manipulated. So anytime you see Freddy's mouth moving, it was this hero Freddy the Flute. Jack Wild had this Freddy in his shirt pocket as well. A cable ran down his shirt out of frame, at the end of the cable was a control that was activated by Sid Krofft, when it was pushed and pulled it made Freddy's mouth move.

The flute is made out of materials that have not held up well since 1969. Never the less Freddy still exists.

1 comment:

Al D. said...

This is great! If possible, can you update with some pics of the mechanics and control cable? Would love to know more about this piece, how it was acquired, etc.