Ric speaks with TV legend Marty Krofft about Mutt & Stuff — the first Sid & Marty Krofft creation in more than 20 Years — starring “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millian Friday mornings at 10 ET/8CT on Nickelodeon

Land of the Lost. Sigmund & the Sea Monsters. H.R. Pufnstuf. If you grew Up in the 70s or 80s, the TV Shows of Sid & Marty Krofft likely made an indelible mark on Your childhood. Many of the most colorful and fondly remembered children’s series of the 1970s and 1980s sprang from the imaginations of Sid and Marty Krofft. Their groundbreaking, live-action fantasy shows — including Land of the Lost, Sigmund & the Sea Monsters, H.R. Pufnstuf, Far Out Space Nuts and The Bugaloos — were staples of children’s Saturday morning or after-school viewing habits. The Kroffts were also behind some of the most popular primetime variety shows such as The Donny & Marie Show, The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, and Barbara Mandrell & the Mandrell Sisters. Now the Kroffts are back with their their first kids’ program in more than 20 years, Mutt & Stuff, on Nickelodeon. Set in a unique school for dogs, the series stars Calvin Millan and his dad, Cesar, (Cesar 911, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan) who interact with a cast of both real dogs and puppets. In addition to adorable puppies and unbelievable dog tricks, the series balances moments of heart and comedy and helps preschoolers identify and manage emotions, build interpersonal awareness and develop social skills. The show also carries a message of pet adoption and responsible pet care based on Cesar Millan’s philosophies. www.nickjr.com/mutt-and-stuff

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