Monday, July 10, 2006

Whatever Happened To...Billie Hayes

Billie Hayes is well known to those of us who grew up fascinated by those strange, almost-psychedelic Saturday morning TV shows produced by Sid and Marty Krofft.

Hayes co-starred as Witchipoo in H.R.Pufinstuf during the late 60s and early 70s, and has worked pretty steadily since by doing episodic TV and voice work.

My favorite Billie Hayes role is Weenie the Geenie on Lidsville.

In the middle of the summer, in the middle of the park
There began a great adventure for a boy whose name was Mark

You remember...

The hat began to grow, and grow and grow and grow...

Mark falls into the giant hat, and into a surreal word he can't escape.

The show starred Butch Patrick (also from The Munsters fame) and Charles Nelson Reilly, but Billie Hayes stole the show each and every week. Her bumbling Weenie kept screwing up, but she had such heart you kept rooting for her.

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