Thursday, March 13, 2008
My sister used to love the Sid and Marty Krofft show “Electra Woman and Dyna Girl” when she was a pre-teen. I don't know why, but I decided to see if the opening credits were on you-tube so I could remind her of her young obsession. Of course it was... what isn't on you-tube? Besides the horror of having the theme song playing in my head for weeks now, I also discovered that in 2001, Sid and Marty tried to revive the show, “updating it” for a modern audience. This apparently meant that Electra Woman had to be a drunken, divorced trailer trash sex addict ( she is shown leaving the men's college locker room after a gang bang in one scene) while Dyna Girl was out of the picture, “blowing the ex-husband” we are told! Who was this “re-imagining”of a children's show aimed audience supposed to be? The actual story-line is very low budget after school special in plot. The young saved by Electra Woman as a child in turn saves the hero from her demons and becomes the new Dyna Girl after thwarting the lamest robbery ever. If this had ever hit the airwaves, who would have watched it? Well, practically everyone reading this blog.
On a side note, my research also discovered the star of “Wonderbug” John Anthony Bailey had an interesting life after his career as a children's TV star ended he became a sought after actor, writer and crewman... in porn. You may remember him from such films as “let me tell you about white chicks” and “sex fifth avenue (which he also wrote).
See what hanging around creepy puppets will do for your career!