Witchiepoo the Witch – Living Island

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Wilhelmina W. Witchiepoo (Billie Hayes) is an evil hook-nosed witch featured on the live-action NBC Sid and Marty Krofft’s fantasy H.R.PUFNSTUF (1969-71).

Miss Witchiepoo coveted a magic talking flute (Freddy) in the possession of a young boy named Jimmy (Jack Wild).

To obtain the flute, Witchiepoo lures Jimmy into a friendly talking boat which soon turns into an evil boat. Nearing Living island, the boat attacks Jimmy who then jumps overboard to save himself.

Just as Witchiepoo was about to steal Freddy the Flute, H.R. Pufnstuf, the dragon mayor of Living Island sends a rescue party to save Jimmy from Witchiepoo.

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Foiled, Witchiepoo continues to hatch plans to steal the flute from Jimmy with the help of her two bumbling henchmen: Seymour (a glowing-eyed spider) and Orson (a vulture).

Meanwhile, H.R. Pufnstuf and his band of island citizens try to help Jimmy find a way off the island and back home to his own world.

Wilhelmina W. Witchiepoo
c/o Spooky Castle on Living Island

H.R. Pufnstuf (IMDB)
PufnStuf Movie (1970) (IMDB)
H.R. HufnStuf – Trailer (Video)
H.R. PufnStuf (Facebook)

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Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, 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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