• Fleetie

    I remember that show all too well. My father used to call me his little “Sleestak” as I would spend my hot summers reading in a cool, dark basement. Who knew then that Sleestaks wouldn’t get melanoma?

  • workroom


    poor jon… you guys should install a temporal doorway by the swingset! coco could eat all of the sleestak poo

    now you gotta bone up on your lotl quotes!
    Kevin Porter: “This is real donkey time.”

    mooom! sleeestakbellies!


  • http://www.blahblahblahging.blogspot.com Becky

    OMG!!!!! LAND OF THE LOST!!!!!!

    I was trying to talk to my husband the other day about it, but I couldn’t remember the name!!!

  • http://shoeism.wordpress.com Therese


    I see she is using her youthful innocence to say what she really thinks, in the best sort of way.

    Yes, I know old people do this too, but by then they’re just called “cantankerous old bastards.”

  • http://jennyrebecca.typepad.com/jenny_rebecca/ Jenny Rebecca

    Sleestaks used to scare the CRAP out of me!!!

    I wonder if they’ll be as scary in the new movie they’re making. Man, nothing can beat just being terrified that they’re going to wake up any second no matter how cheesy the special effects were!

  • http://hihorosie.blogspot.com/ HiHoRosie

    Leta’s comment made me laugh out loud. Actually, can it be counted as a guffaw if I was by myself? Because that’s really what it was.

    And yes, I do remember that show thanks to my older siblings as they were the faithful viewers. I didn’t have a My Pretty Pony. Unfortunately, by the time those came out I was too old. Could still be labeled as childhood robbery but for me robbery was when I never got one of those giant Barbie doll head busts to do the make up and hair on. Yeah. That. I was jipped. Cheated.

  • http://preteenstoddlersandnewbornsohmy.blogspot.com/ jennielynn

    I MUST have one of those. My mom was a Land of the Lost fanatic and made us watch it all the time!

  • cghipp

    Awesome! I desperately wanted my own set of pylons (?) when I was a kid, along with a little cave/hut to play with them in – and from where I would rule over the earth and the heavens, of course. My version came WITHOUT Sleestack, though.

  • http://momandmoney.blogspot.com Nicole

    Oh! That show was the best! You MUST share where we can get the shirts…

  • http://www.hillbillyplease.com/blog/ jagosaurus

    I love that show, and the shirt rocks.

  • http://carolynchip.blogspot.com Carolyn

    I was clenching my teeth in anticipation of scrolling down to see the Chaka T-shirt (could it be any other character? Uh, that would be a H-to-the-L-NO!) and kept reading whilst beholding all of that Chaka goodness, came to Leta’s comment and snorted juice outta my nose.

    Yeah, it was THAT GOOD.

  • http://prozachary.blogspot.com Zach

    My only exposure to Land of the Lost was the early 90s remake. I was 7-8 at the time. Does that make me the youngest person here?

  • Chrissy

    I never laughed so hard. I loved Land of the Lost and so did my husband. I don’t think I could have married him if he didn’t know about the show. I hope there are more shirts and I’d give my left arm for a Witchy Poo or Sigmund and the Seamonsters T-shirt.

  • http://gapeachinco.blogspot.com/ A Little Southern Comfort in CO

    Land of the Lost rocked! It was right up there with the Six Million Dollar Man/Bonic Woman/Bigfoot story line that I acted out when I was in daycare with that cute boy who failed 3rd grade. And yeah, it was just about as good as Electrawoman and Dynagirl, too.

  • Nasher

    Rumour has it that the bass player in Sugar Ray played
    Chaka. Not sure if it’s true or not.

  • Rich

    LOTL Rocked Sat mornings.
    But the dream show for every Mormon child and a show that we were all able to watch was of course Sigmund and the Seamonsters.
    Johnny Whitaker was of course the Mormon child actor.

    Thanks for thinking we are not that old. :)

  • http://lovesseabass.blogspot.com Sharon

    I frickin’ LOVED Land of the Lost! I covet your Chaka T-shirt. . .

  • Amber

    Kids say the greatest things at the funniest time. I have a four year old sister and the other night I came home with my boyfriend to drop my brother off and the first thing she says to him: “Robert, are you gonna sleep with Amber?”

    Great idea! Unfortunately my dad didn’t think so… ;)

  • http://www.milkring.com Jenn

    Dude, Land of the Lost was like my Saturday morning ritual! :D

  • Amy

    Out of the mouths of babes!

    And yes, if someone grew up without Land of the Lost or My Pretty Pony or HR Puff-n-stuff, their lives are sorely, sorely lacking.

  • http://www.sushiforlunch.com Connie

    So that’s how Leta pictures Jon in her little head? I mean, I can totally see the resemblance. That hair! That’s Jon’s hair!

  • http://smoemeth.livejournal.com meredith

    Chiming in … another 30-something who LOVED “Land Of The Lost”. I still remember the day I made the connection that the same actor played both Will and some dude on “Days Of Our Lives” (which was my mom’s soap opera at the time). Suddenly I realized that none of it was real, and somehow that made it all okay. :)

  • http://www.hinnantsathome.blogspot.com Anna Marie

    That show simultaneously scared the hell out of me and thrilled me. Every time I heard the sleestacks breathing – sort of like Darth Vader with emphysema – I would clutch my brother and wait anxiously for them to appear. WHY don’t they make shows like that anymore? What will my kids watch? Teletubbies??? I don’t think so.

  • http://kristanhoffman.com/ Kristan

    Ouch… But at least he’s rocking the argyle!

  • http://talesofmikkimoto.blogspot.com/ Becky

    Land of the Lost! Wow. That brings back memories of my sister and I squeezing into my dad’s chair to watch it on Saturday mornings.

    Land of the Lost rocks but Leta rocks more!

  • Amber

    I’ve never posted before (and have read your site religiously for three years) but I feel compelled to say two things:


  • Tami A.

    LMAO! I love that kid.
    Cool shirt btw, no clue what that show was but on my defense I was born in Argentina, so I’m good. And My Little Ponies did make it there, I had 2.

  • http://fishingaround.wordpress.com Fishing Around

    Leta’s cool.

  • sara

    My brother and I loved this show. He emailed me not too long ago to say that Hollywood is turning this into a movie!!!

    Where can I get these tshirts????

  • http://kitschycoup.net Christina

    That is the best thing I’ve ever seen in teeshirt form, and Leta’s remark? Spectacular.

  • http://lesophie.blogspot.com leslie

    Well, thank whomever you believe in that I am not the only one who remembers this show! Dang, when I use the sleestak reference and get empty stares my blood just boils! And “is that Daddy?” – that made me shoot milk through my nose…now where to get my hands on some of these t-shirts…

  • http://buywatches.com.au Buy Watches

    Man Leta sounds so funny sometimes! I would have loved to have that scene on camera. These are the type of family moments you wish you filmed or someone else was there to see it. Poor dad though!

    Great post.

  • Anonymous

    Ummm, Heather~~~am I your grandmother ? I was just fixin’ to turn my 4 yr.old grandson on to “Mighty Mouse”,”Flipper”,”Sky King”,”Heckle and Jeckle”,”Captain Kangaroo”,”Romper Room”,and of course, the tv show featuring Coco and Chuck’s ancestor–” Lassie ” !!! ” Land of the Lost ” ? What the heck ? And hugs to Leta for making my day ! You rock, Baby Girl !

  • http://thedailymind.com/productivity/facebook-syndrome-8-ways-to-beat-your-facebook-addiction/ Addicted to Facebook

    It amazes me how many cool t-shirts they are making these days. That is a very cool one.

    And like everyone already said – you have a very funny daughter!

    Keep up the good work.

  • http://bunagsbooks.blogspot.com Lisa

    I only remember the 90s remake from Nickolodeon. Did you hear they’re making a Will Ferrell movie?

  • http://somimi.blogspot.com somimi

    Zach: No, I too only recall the 90′s remake…though I didn’t know it was a remake until now. And I must’ve been around 7-8 too! No wonder none of the opening lines sounded familiar, except for the name of the show. I’m surprised I even remember that…It’s been so long!

    Great shirt, though. This is my first time posting here, too, but I love the blog and pictures and videos. Yay Leta!

  • http://www.kolberg.us/blog1 Kristin

    I loved LOTL. I always wanted a cave to climb up into like theirs.

    My entire life I’ve had a recurring dream of this monstery thing roller skating in a garage…and then my sister bought me a DVD of Sigmund the Sea Monster and then I realized it had been a TV show all along.

    Facing your childhood nightmares on a large flat screen is an interesting experience.

  • http://youvebeenpixied.blogspot.com/ Lyn

    I loved that show. We had to SNEAK to watch it with the sound low low low so as not to get busted! I didnt know i could buy the whole series but I’m going to go out RIGHT now and do just that.

    PLEASE share where we can get those shirts!!!

    Thank you for your blog. Thank you so much!

  • http://www.annpasquini.blogspot.com Ann

    I always loved their caves, too!! That was my favorite part. That and the jewels that lit up! And I always felt sorry for the kids, that they couldn’t see their mom… but didn’t they have a dream one time or an apparition and the mom was wearing a red & white check apron??

  • http://lifespatula.blogspot.com Spatula

    You can’t pay kids to say stuff like this. Or can you? Do they perform on command? Certainly the ones I know don’t. They are like that singing frog from the Warner Brothers cartoon.

  • http://www.domela.com Laura

    NEEEEEEEED. I assume if she’s gonna make a thing of ‘em you’ll post a link? :D SO awesome.

  • http://www.absentmindedhousewife.com/ Becky..Absent Minded Housewife

    I’d like to send you goods and services from Bendover, however, be forewarned that before you strip to use them there will be itching and a slightly oily residue.

    Got a shirt with that damned talking flute on it? I want that.

  • poptart

    Oh, I remember as it was one of my favorite Saturday morning shows…it was really good and a little spooky, those sleestacks….

  • joolieblue

    Has anyone posted this link yet?

    I loved this show! Much more than my kids did!

  • http://bluescityref.blogspot.com bluescityref

    Wow, I watched re-runs of that show in the early 80′s. Truly had forgotten about it until you mentioned it.

    I couldn’t ever get into the one that came out in the 90′s that was like Xena.

  • Kathy B.
  • http://www.firstclasstohell.com Parker

    Color me reptile – I have loved Land of the Lost for years and even committed the theme song to memory (so sad). Will Ferrell is currently making the motion picture version of this masterpiece. Chaka is such a hottie. We write about the 80″s in great detail on our blog and are obvious huge fans! Val & Paker, “First Class to Hell”


  • http://givmewings.livejournal.com Desiree Fawn

    So, you’ve just solved a several year mystery for me. For the longest time I kept asking people “what was that show where a jeep falls through the road and then there are dinosaurs??” and NO ONE knew what I was talking about. I was starting to think I made it up. Gah.
    So yes, thank you :) For clearing that all up :D

  • http://starwoodgal.wordpress.com Starwoodgal

    LMAO! Sure do remember that show. And the guy who played Will also played Mike on Days of Our Lives. I was also a big fan of H.R. Puff-n-stuff. Little did I know as a child what Puff-N-Stuff really stood for. ;)

  • Christianne

    Okay, so my hub and I were JUST TALKING about Land of the Lost this weekend! I can’t believe you just blogged this, on the very day after I looked up this show on YouTube to watch and listen to the theme song after all these years. I cannot believe how primitive it all looks. When I was a kid, that was the coolest show ever. So fun that you got these great shirts!