Croc - Charles Nelson Reilly starred as Uncle Croc, an adult
in a crocodile suit who hosted UNCLE CROC'S BLOCK/ABC/1975-76, a
Saturday-morning spoof of children's TV shows.
Assisted by Mr.
Rabbit Ears (Alfie Wise) and constantly bickering with his director,
Mr. Bitterbottom (Jonathan Harris), the program featured regular
cartoon segments including FRAIDY CAT, the tales of a cat who has
used up 8 of his lives with only one to go; M*U*S*H (Mangy Unwanted
Shabby Heroes - an animal version of M*A*S*H), and WACKY AND PACKY
about a trials and tribulations of a prehistoric man transported to
the 20th century with his pet pachyderm.
Despite the fact this program hoped to parody children's shows,
it was remarkably like the subject it intended to lampoon. The
show's original 60-minute format was shortened to 30-minutes before
it was finally canceled.
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