• Danny

    In my language we say: “A childs mouth speaks the truth”
    But I must admit, it looks like my dad as well.

  • http://ilwitchgrrl.livejournal.com Kristi Dorson

    I find it very amusing to note that folks are saying Will Ferrell is going to be in the Land of the Lost movie…given that he played Federal Wildlife Marshal Willenholly in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back!!

  • http://www.shamelesslysassy.com Shamelessly Sassy

    The Land of the Lost was awesome. So jealous of the shirts.

  • Just call me Po

    Well, my eight-year-old daughter told me tonight that my personality and sense of humor reminded her of the Kung Fu Panda. I’m a 37-year-old faithful Mormon mother of four, and I never thought I resembled Jack Black in any way. I’m actually flattered.

    When she saw how I was laughing, her immediate instinct was to make me promise not to put what she had said on my blog. Comment #230 on yours is my compromise.

  • Emily

    What a perfect punch line. I love reading your blog.

  • http://www.kathyriddle.blogspot.com 2kids3martinis

    Chaka friggin’ rocks…I’m so jealous of that shirt!!!!!!! did you get a shirt with the pilons on it too? Remember the pilons???
    I have Land of the Lost flashbacks every Saturday morning when my bratty kids are watching a Hannah Montana episode for the 40th time and all I ever did was live for a glimpse of Chaka and those lovely, glowing pilons.

  • AnnaBolic

    I’m afraid I’m one of those people who have never heard of it (did it ever air in the UK?) so most of these comments go way over my head. And no, I didn’t ever have a My Pretty Pony either, unless they’re the same as My Little Pony? They were fantastic!

    Anyway, from what I’ve seen in your photos the resemblance of that Chaka thing to Jon is truly uncanny…

  • Sarah

    My favorite part of Land of the Lost was actually the theme song.

  • Duma

    I remember Marshall, Will, Holly, Dopey, and the low budget graphics that sent them over the waterfall. Back when Saturday mornings meant cartoons….not entire stations devoted to them.

  • Anonymous

    so – how can I get one??? or more

  • Marcie

    hahaha! That was definetley my morning laugh…

  • http://www.linguiniontheceiling.blogspot.com/ sisiggy


  • http://southernfriedmomma.blogspot.com Dejoni

    I live such a sheltered life…I missed out on Land of the Lost. What will become of my miserable life?

  • http://typeamama.com Liz

    And Lindsey’s lovely tee’s can be found where? Before my husband finds out that they exist and then his next thought is “Where was this on Father’s Day?”

  • http://therockingpony.blogspot.com Karen

    I love how they’ve tried updating a retro with so-cool argyle.

    And Land of the Lost! I have never forgotten about that show. Ever. Mostly because we watched it partly because we liked it, and partly because it freaked my sister out. And that was fun, freaking her out.

  • Tina

    My brother, cousin and I used to play land of the lost. Unforunatly, I always got stuck being a sleestak. We would collect “colored” stones out of our driveway and make huge changes to the atmosphere. Good times. Does anyone remember another Croft show starring Jim Nabors as an astronaut? He and another astronaut chick pick up this boy and his babysitter and take them with them on their spaceship.

  • Kristy

    That show scared the shit out of me when I was a kid, but I watched it religiously. The Chaka shirt is awesome.

  • Anonymous

    I’m going through a divorce that’s far more crappy than I ever thought it would be. And my husband stole the dog I loved, and nurtured, and cared for during the 100 hours a week he worked and ignored me and wouldn’t let me love or nurture or care for him. Despite my promise to myself that I would become an interesting person again after I left, I haven’t been interested in Newsweek or the New York Times or the BBC or CNN. Pretty much I’m only interested in your blog. And your dogs are the only ones I can bring myself to have an interest in. So thanks for making me laugh so hard, and so often.

    Maybe in the future you could think about commenting on the news, that way I won’t have to read those other sources—I could stick to John Stewart and Dooce and know everything I need to know. It’d be a real public service, I think.

  • Angela

    I totally agree with you about the shoes!
    Great shirt!

  • Karyn

    Heather, I almost had an absolute aneurysm when I saw the image of the Chaka shirt–my husband and I were JUST talking about Chaka. He referred to him as “Kooky the chimp boy from Land of the Lost”, and I was all like, DUH! it’s CHAKA, thank you very much. Previous commenters sent me off on a whole YouTube tangent just now, where I found this awesome video featuring Marshall, Will, and Holly’s first encounter with the Sleestaks, and tons of priceless Chaka moments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vsXDbKd I have to have the shirt. HAVE. TO. HAVE. IT. Sid and Marty Krofft shows rule. The Lidsville theme song is my favorite (I, like a previous commenter, sing these 70s show theme songs when I want to rile my spouse).

  • http://www.myfunnyfunnyfamily.com Carrie

    That’s one thing I love about my 4-year-old: Old enough to dispense fashion advice.

  • http://www.muskrat.wordpress.com Mac

    Sometimes I too get t-shirts sent my mail. They’re a little different, though. They all have a picture of a pumpkin on them, with a knife through a piece of paper that says “You.”

  • http://heyyourememberme.blogspot.com that girl

    Priceless! Aren’t they sweet?!

  • HeatherR

    That is the best shirt EVER! Marshall, Will, and Holly on a routine expedition….

  • http://www.bobsbs.com/ Bob

    TV Party is the answer. Go to this page and look for the 10am slot. Click on the link there. THE theme song for Land of the Lost!
    Sorry if I ruin everyone’s day – TVParty is the best time waster!

  • Brooke

    OMG! That’s so freaking funny!!

  • http://asmeddlingkiss.blogspot.com Velma

    When my little sister and I shared a room, one of us used the scare the ever-livin’ crap out of the other one by whispering like a Sleestak from the dark shadows across the room.

    (I’m still a scaredy-cat.)

  • Holly

    I loved Land of the Lost. Someone on tv had my name?!

  • http://frettingthesmallstuff.typepad.com andrea

    Christ! Now I have the theme song in my head! I have to admit, the show frightened me a little. Something about the funky monkey human creatures and my parents dark paneled basement did me in.

  • Katie Kat

    Oh YEAH baby… the Sleestak! We used to call B that when she was little and just learning to talk because she’d just sort of hiss like that!

    That was a freakin’ great show. Why they don’t make them like that anymore, I don’t know. Now they torture us with THE WIGGLES, BLUE’S CLUES, and (*shudder*) BARNEY (who is the anti-christ, by the way).

  • http://injennifershead.com Jennifer

    awesome shirt! I too have to be reminded not to strip in front of windows

  • Susan

    I don’t remember that show. I was in high during those years and must’ve didn’t think it was cool enough for me:/ My bad.

  • http://fabric-of-life-tash.blogspot.com/ Tash

    Out of the mouths of babes and youths – she’s priceless!

  • Cyndi B.

    Link please????
    I gotta have one!

  • Connie

    I didn’t read the comments, so someone may have mentioned this already…Will Ferrell is working on a movie version of Land Of the Lost. I believe it’s due out next summer? Don’t know if that’s a good thing, or a bad thing…just throwing it out there.

  • Laura B.

    Land of the Lost was one of my favorite Sid and Marty Krofft shows. I just had a dream with Chaka in it a few nights ago. What does that mean?!

  • http://meegs1982.blogspot.com Meegs

    Lol… love it! I used to watch Land of the Lost all the time, such a great show. I wonder where she got those t-shirts?

    Also, don’t know if you’ll see this, but I sent you a copy of your book to sign back when it first came out… but I haven’t gotten it back or heard anything from you about it. Anyway you could email me just to let me know it was received? Thanks!

  • Tami in NY

    This makes me reminisce and miss those simple days of Barbies, big wheels, playing outside until dinner, tree forts, and playing school longing to go to kindergarten. Also don’t forget Sunday morning too F-troop and the Abbott and Costello movie that was on every Sunday. “Those were the daysssssss”

    Chaka was my favorite character. That show scared me too.

  • Joolieblue

    I was late to work today because I HAD to go to You Tube and listen to the theme song (which I cannot now get out of my head) and see if Chaka was as I remembered. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

  • Anonymous

    Omg! Leta is hilarious!

  • Wendy~Darling

    oh. my. god. I am peeing my pants trying to hold in my laughter at work! Leta is right on! I used to LOVE Land of the Lost when I was a kid. I always wanted to find that cave with the magic green crystals.

  • http://www.lemonadesmile.wordpress.com michelle

    EVERY week I tried to tell myself that I could watch this show, after all I was the big sister. And every week 10 minutes into the show I has to slink out of the room, and pray I wouldn’t have nightmares…again.
    I’m almost 40…but I am sure I still couldn’t watch that show today!

  • http://www.voviox.com Jessica

    I remember that show! I thought that show was lame when I was a kid. I’m very sorry that others remember as well. Although the shirt is pretty cool.

  • Amber

    Sleestaks! I loved that show so much as a kid, but I was totally freaked out by the sleestaks and used to have nightmares so regularly that my mother made me take down a Land of the Lost poster I had hanging across from my bed. Please tell me there is a sleestak shirt as well!

  • Stacey

    My husband breaks these DVDs out as soon and the weather turns to shit and you can’t go outside anymore. Him and our 9 year old watch the shows and sing the theme song all winter long. Would love to purchase these shirts….tell us how PLEASE!!!

  • http://wickedstepmom.blogspot.com Wicked Stepmom



    We have the episodes on DVD! Jealous?

    (And thanks for the earworm, BTW.)

  • Kirsten

    I used to belong to a local Land of the Lost club, comprised of all the kids in my neighborhood who could answer the three questions:

    1) how many fingers does a sleestak have?
    2) can you sing the theme song word for word?
    3) is Chaka a boy or a girl?

  • http://www.themadamequeen.blogspot.com Madame Queen

    Sleestak’s used to scare the bejeebus out of me — but I watched anyway!

    I loved the themesong, too, though the only part I can really remember is “…in the land of the loooooooost!” followed by that giant t-rex roaring. Good stuff.

  • http://www.generaldin.blogspot.com Michele

    I haven’t read through all the comments, so I don’t know if anyone’s said this yet, but I love the combination of “Land of the Lost,” that 70′s style font, and the argyle pattern.

    Pure design genius (after Dooce designery, of course)!

  • http://itanya.blogspot.com/ Tanya

    Land of the Lost was the BEST SERIES EVAH!