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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Amazon has signed with producers Sid and Marty Krofft to launch a remake of their 70s children's show, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, according to Variety.
You may have been too old to watch the original show or maybe it aired before you were born. I, however, was right in the sweet spot of the demographic and I did watch the show. So I can tell you right now, it was a silly, silly show. And I mean that in a good way.
The premise is that Sigmund is a sea monster. (Duh.) Unfortunately, he was a nice sea monsters and the others of his kind didn't approve of his niceness so they kicked him out of the sea to fend for himself on land.
So, kind of like The Little Mermaid in a very roundabout way. Only Sigmund is a dude. And he doesn't aspire to living on land, he just gets a timeout from the sea. And there's no romance. But everything else was TOTALLY similar, see?
Anyway, because Sigmund is so nice he's able to get lots of friends by hiding out in some kid's treehouse. Since there wasn't a "No Sea Monsters Allowed" sign on the door, Sigmund waltzed right in and got a club membership.
Oh, and one more thing. It was a live-action show, not animated. So some short person had to put on a Sigmund costume and wave around his foam arms and jiggle his googley eyes.
I can tell you totally want to watch this now, don't you? Don't lie to me!
Amazon hasn't announced when the new show will air. For now, only a pilot has been ordered.