Razzle Dazzle Show

Rod Hull and Emu

As I flipped TV channels this morning while drinking my coffee I grew nostalgic over the long gone television shows of my youth. Saturday morning TV has changed drastically. What happened to Saturday morning cartoons and kids' shows? One show that stands out in my mind is The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show.

The Razzle Dazzle Show aired from 1974 to 1975 and although it was only on for one year. was a staple of Saturday morning viewing. An eclectic, zany and colourful show, Razzle Dazzle was filled with comedy sketches and musical performances. And don't forget Rod Hull and Emu, and The Bear. And of course Bill, Mark and Brett Hudson.

Hudson Brothers


  1. Isn't one of them is Kate Hudson's father, right? You know I always thought this was a Canadian production. Was it? Had that feel to it.

    1. Hey Vahan, that's right. Bill Hudson is her dear ol Dad.
      And I didn't realize until I checked. Filming for the Razzle Dazzle Show was done in Toronto

    2. Odd isn't it, how shows produced in Canada feel so unpolished.I guess it all comes down to how much money is thrown at a show. I also remember going over to my friend's place, when school was closed due to snowstorms, and we would flip through daytime programming on t.v to compare the game shows. The Price is Right would be giving away cars and trips while Definition would give away a lifetime supply of Phentex wool or a box set of Parker pens. Ohhhh Canada,I wouldn't change it for anything though.

    3. Vahan, in reference to the Razzle Dazzle show, is it unpolished or simply 1970s production style?

      Those Canadian game shows gave a year's supply of cereal, a day's car rental, a set of plates.