Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (1973)

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Sigmund and the Sea Monsters
Premiere September 8, 1973
Finale October 18, 1975
Network NBC
Style 30-minute adventure drama
Company Sid & Marty Krofft Television Productions Inc.
Seasons 2
Episodes 29
Origin USA

Sigmund and the Sea Monsters is an adventure drama that aired on NBC.

The show centered on two brothers, Johnny and Scott Stuart, who discover Sigmund , a friendly young sea monster who had been thrown out by his comically dysfunctional undersea family for refusing to frighten people. The boys hide Sigmund in their clubhouse.

Plotlines were very simple and straightforward, usually some variation on the idea of Sigmund doing something silly to arouse attention, and the boys working to prevent him from being found by Sigmund's brother monsters, Blurp and Slurp. The brothers also worked to hide Sigmund from their overbearing housekeeper Zelda, elderly neighbor Mrs. Eldels and Sheriff Chuck Bevans. Zelda was the boys' housekeeper while their parents were away on vacation. The parents were never seen on the show, nor did they return home by the end of the series.

The episodes included songs as part of the plot development, the character(s), generally Johnny, would sing a song about what he was thinking or feeling about something going on in his life, from things that made him happy to anxiety about girls.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Johnny Whitaker Johnny Stuart 1 2
Mary Wickes Zelda 1 2
Scott Kolden Scott Stuart 1 2
Margaret Hamilton Mrs. Eldels 1 2
Billy Barty Sigmund 1 2


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 8, 1973 December 22, 1973 17
Season Two September 7, 1974 November 30, 1974 13


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series September 6, 2011 4

External Sites