Weenie the Geenie – Lidsville

Weenie the Genie is a good-natured but magically inept genie featured on Sid & Marty Krofft’s ABC Saturday morning live-action fantasy LIDSVILLE (1971-73).


Weenie (Billie Hayes) lives in a mysterious world of living hats called Lidsville. Unfortunately, she is the captive of an evil sorcerer named Horatio J. Hoo Doo (Charles Nelson Reilly) who holds a magic ring that gives him power over her.

One day a boy named Mark – while attending a Six Flags over Texas in his world – falls through a magic hat owned by Merlo the Magician and ends up in Lidsville.

Upon arrival, Mark (Butch Patrick) is imprisoned in a dungeon by Hoo Doo for being a spy for the Good Hats. Eventually with the help of Weenie the Genie, Mark steals the magic ring that controls Weenie the Genie and escapes Hoo Doo’s clutches.

A grateful Weenie – along with a gang of friendly hats – promises to help Mark find a way out of Lidsville and back to his own home of Jackson City, Texas.


NOTE: The LIDSVILLE series ran only 17 episodes. After its ABC run, re-runs of the show appeared on NBC from 1973-74.

Weenie the Genie
c/o Lidsville

Lidsville (IMDB)
Lidsville – Intro (Video)


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Thomasville, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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