Hot Fudge Show
Synopsis of Saturday Morning Show
"Hot Fudge, Holy Moley"
Songs, skits and blackouts were the order of the day on the Hot Fudge Show, a memorable educational series from producers Barry Hurd and Bob Elnicky. Featuring live actors and a gaggle of brightly colored puppets that tore it up on stage with their respective musical instruments, this Detroit-based series ran from 1976-80.
Originally a local program, Hot Fudge Show soon spread across the country, syndicated on local affiliates across the country—usually very early in the morning. For anyone who was awake that early, it’s remembered for its psychedelic opening credits and sing-a-long ditties such as “Hooray for Friendship.”
Arte Johnson, of Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, hosted the first season, and after that, local Detroit singer/comedians Larry Santos and Ron Coden took over. Seymour the Monster (voiced by Elnicky) was the featured puppet, but fellow puppet Glen Denver stole many a show by crooning many of Hot Fudge's unforgettable tunes. Over the course of the show's run, four Hot Fudge Show albums were released: The Electric Fuzz – Rock ‘N Roll from the Hot Fudge Show, Larry and Seymour Sing Songs from the HFS, Glen Denver Sings Country from the HFS and Hooray for Friendship.
Release History1976 - 1980 syndicated
TV Sub Categorieslive-action
Television CastArte Johnson Himself
Larry Santos Himself
Ron Coden Himself
Seymour Bob Elnicky
Glen Denver (puppeteer) Marilyn O'Conner Miller
The Fudgettes (puppeteer) Bradley Lowe
Puppeteer Bob Taylor
The Caz Unknown
Hog Jaws Unknown
Mr. Kootch Unknown