Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hocus Focus

Classic Nick Wednesday – Hocus Focus
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Distributed by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment in 1980 Hocus Focus found it’s home when it aired on Nickelodeon for one season.

Brad Williams, known for his puppeteering on Pinwheel, stared as Kryspen, an apprentice wizard who magically traveled through time to our world from the Middle Ages. Upon arriving in the 20th century Kryspen procures a job in a public library where he works in the film department. Some descriptions have him working in a museum but either way he uses his job to watch short videos to learn about our world. The idea being that as Kryspen learns about the world around him the children watching the show learn as well much like Jeff in Today’s Special.

But Kryspen is not alone in our world; his shape-shifting pet, Oulak, accompanies him. His friends included the absent-minded Professor Rhombus played by Jim Jinkens, who also did puppeteer work on Pinwheel, and a young woman named Daisy, actress unknown.


  1. Still, it seems like a fun excuse to exhaust through some pointless A/V materials that might never see a single airing on American TV before or afterwards (at least that's how I see it).

  2. Hocus Focus actor Jim Jinkins created 90s Nick cartoon Doug.