The Hot Fudge Show

Updated 2020: Someone uploaded entire episodes of the Hot Fudge Show to You Tube so I was able to see all of the openers and commercial break notices.

All I could remember about The Hot Fudge Show was the opening credits and the songs they had in between the acts. The swirling psychedelic logos turned out to be the best thing about the entire program. The puppets were boring and preachy or else I was already too old to appreciate them. I thought they were Muppets and later when the Muppet Show came to TV, I was like these are just different Muppets.

The two hosts Arte Johnson and the later host Larry Santos,  who was a sort of hippy looking guy were great. I had forgotten them until I saw The Hot Fudge Show on You Tube. There is an audio cassette of songs. I had an affinity for those spinning wheel sorts of graphics.

It would start out with “It’s The Hot Fudge Show Coming On.” Then there was part in which I can remember but I was not able to see it again. “We are going to fun for everyone, Hot Fudge Show, Shanghai Lang. so tell your friends the fun begins when you met the Hot Fudge Gang.” Sometimes it would say, “It’s Hot Fudge” with like an echo, and sometimes the sounds of hands clapping. I would have rather had an entire show made up these things and skipped all the preachy puppets, each scene was like a life lesson. Harry Unreasonable was the only one I thought was interesting because it was a parody of Harry Reasoner who my parents watched. The Hot Fudge show promised there would be lots of fun coming up, and I am still waiting.

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