On ABC, from 9/11/76 - 9/2/78
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Kaptain Kool and the Kongs (Superchick, Nashville, Turkey, and for the first season, Flatbush)
were a colorful rock band who acted as hosts of this weekly show. Besides introducing the various
shows, Kaptain Kool and the Kongs would performs songs and participate in various skits.
The first season featured episodes of Electra Woman and Dyna Girl,
Dr. Shrinker, Wonderbug and for a
short time, Lost Saucer reruns. During the second season, only
Wonderbug stayed and Magic Mongo and Bigfoot and
Wildboy were added.
During the first season, Kaptain Kool and the Kongs had a very "glammed" out look, like a
cross between KISS, David Bowie, and the Archies. For the second season, they lost Flatbush and
toned down their image a bit and wore matching outfits. Kaptain Kool and the Kongs went on
to make appearances on other Krofft produced shows, like the Donny and Marie Show and
the Krofft Superstar Hour.
Not available at this time.
Another introduction and preview of the Supershow segments (Real Video)
Kaptain Kool and the Kongs' theme song (Real Video)
Another song (Real Video)
Commercial bumpers from the first season (Real Video)
Preview of the first episode of the second season (Real Video)
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1st season promo
Yet another 1st
More Krofft Supershow Photos
Krofft Supershow at the IMDB
Inner City Slickers, an organization founded and run by Michael McMeel (Turkey from the Kongs).
Louise DuArt's Official Site
Burt Sommer's Official Site
The hour long version of the first season of the Supershow, as well as the second season, aired on Cox Cable's Retro Saturday Morning line up from 2003 to 2005.
Although all of the various segments have been officially released on video as part of the Krofft Box Set, the full show, including the Kaptain Kool and the Kongs segments and songs, have not.
Since the show has been airing in California, copies of the full shows are available through collectors. For more information on how to find this and other show, click here.