HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Feb. 15, 2020 — An estimated one hundred fifty fans camped out overnight in front of the Funco Store on Hollywood Blvd. to help celebrate the careers of Sid & Marty Krofft with a star on the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. Located at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Funko Store, the Kroffts’ star is the 2,687th such honor in the category of television.
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president/CEO Rana Ghadban emceed the festivities, which took place Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 and were live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com. Guest speakers included David Arquette (Sigmund and the Sea Monsters), Beverly D’Angelo, Greg Garcia, and Brady Bunch cast members Maureen McCormick, Chris Knight, and Susan Olsen. Krofft characters H.R. Pufnstuf and Witchie Poo were also on hand for the star ceremony.
“Many of us have grown up with the popular shows of Sid & Marty Krofft,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “The brothers have made memories for many kids of all ages and will continue to do so for years to come. We are proud to add these memory makers to our Walk of Fame family.”
Thursday’s celebration was the latest honored bestowed on the Kroffts over the past eighteen months. The Daytime Television Academy honored the brothers in 2018 with a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award, while the 2019-2020 television season marks the fiftieth anniversary of Sid & Marty Krofft Productions.
Sid and Marty Krofft may be celebrating their golden anniversary in television, but they are far from finished. The brothers have created three series and five pilots in the past three years, including the popular Nickelodeon television series Mutt & Stuff; a remake of ElectraWoman and DynaGirl, which aired on Fullscreen from Legendary; and a reimagining of Sigmund and the Sea Monsters that currently streams on Amazon.