(NBC, September 8, 1973-November 23, 1974)
The second season ended up being the last for the series. Despite the Krofft’s next multi-season series, Land of the Lost, serving as the lead-in program, Sigmund faced stronger competition on the other networks with Shazam! and Korg: 70,000 B.C. and the ratings suffered as a result. As part of the merchandising and promotion of the show, eleven songs were released on the album Friends (Music from the Television Series “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters”) from Chelsea Records. The season 1 theme, “Friends”, was released as a single with “You You” as its B-Side. The episode “Paul Revere Rides Again” was turned into a regular and talking View-Master reel. Aladdin produced a lunchbox depicting the various characters from the series, Milton Bradley a board game, and Saalfield Publishing released coloring books. “Friends”, re-recorded by Tripping Daisy, was included on the 1995 tribute album Saturday Morning: Cartoons’ Greatest Hits from MCA Records. In 2000, Living Toyz released a Sigmund figure as part of their The Krofft Superstars Series line, and Funko would release one in their Pop! line of vinyl figures in 2019. The first season was released to DVD by Rhino Entertainment in 2005, and was re-released by Vivendi Entertainment in 2011. Plans for the second season were scrapped due to low sales. In Australia, the complete series was released by Beyond Home Entertainment.