H.R. Pufnstuf, child of the ’60s, visits Nickelodeon show

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Series Co-Creator Marty Krofft, Actor David Arquette, Actress Courteney Cox Arquette, Series Character H.R. Pufnstuf, and Series Co-Creator Sid Krofft attend the DVD release party for the Saturday Morning Television Series "H.R. Pufnstuf" on February 12, 2004 at The Museum of Television and Radio, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES — H.R. Pufnstuf is coming back to television, and he’s bringing a few old pals along with him.

The title character of the 1969-71 children’s series will appear on an episode of Nickelodeon’s new preschool series “Mutt & Stuff,” the cable channel said Tuesday.

Pufnstuf will be joined by Freddy the Flute and Cling and Clang on a “Mutt & Stuff” episode taping next month. It’s scheduled to air in early 2016.

“Mutt & Stuff” is produced by Sid and Marty Krofft, the same brothers who produced “H.R. Pufnstuf.” That show is still in reruns more than four decades after it debuted.