Okay, I wish I was a Bugaloo!
I first saw The Bugaloos
on TV in 1970. I remember standing in front of our big console TV
mesmerized when the Bugaloos first aired. Needless to say, I
never missed an episode. I fell in love with Joy and the boys and
wanted to BE a Bugaloo. I made some wings and proceeded to try to
fly. I jumped off the roof of the house, out of a tree, and even
rode my bike as fast as I could trying to take off. Having
survived childhood, I never forgot the Bugaloos. I'm even
reliving childhood by owning a costume with fluttering wings!
Maybe some remember Drew Barrymore's line, "what's a Bugaloo?" from the
CD Saturday Morning Cartoons'
Greatest Hits in 1995. In 1997, I was cruising through the
channels, and there were my Bugaloos! TV Land was again airing
the shows. I immediately searched the 'Net and found
Bill's site. Tranquility Forest was just getting started, and
there was really very little out there on the Bugaloos. Well, the
rest is history, and this site was born.
But, I'm getting ahead of myself.
An amazing, fairy tale story
Newspapers and magazines ran headlines like:
big rush to be a Bugaloo has begun!
Massive search for British
musicians to create Bugaloos!
Search for a British Monkees is on!
- Teenagers worth
Mr. Krofft is offering instant
Wanted! Four British Monkees!
The big Bugaloo bug bites Britain!
Bugaloos are all set for instant
Million dollar search for the
went out for a massive search for four musicians to be molded into
a star TV group in the
style of the Monkees in
were held at London's EMI studios in
Applicants were narrowed down
Bugaloos were to have a two year TV
contract, five year recording contract, and a major feature film
"already in the
bag." After being chosen, the soon-to-be-Bugaloos left Britain on
flight BA591 at 12 noon
to fly to Los Angeles to record and start their TV series.
Extra special Thank You to Tami for your
contribution to this page!