Sunday, August 31, 2008

One Banana, Two Banana, Three Banana, Four!

You know, every once in a while, I get that song “One Banana, Two Banana, Three Banana Four” song swimming around in my melon … no, seriously, I do. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, obviously the Banana Splits show was probably before your time.

The show was originally done in the late 1960’s … before I was born (thankfully), but it had a bit of a renaissance in the late 1970’s. According to Wikipedia, “The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, syndicated as The Banana Splits and Friends Show, was an hour-long package television program featuring both live action and animated segments.”

Basically, it featured four furry animals that were part of a “band,” similar to the Monkees. The group is as follows: The main characters were Fleegle, a beagle; Bingo, a gorilla; Drooper, a lion, and Snorky (called "Snork" in the theme song lyrics), an elephant. For the most part, they would goof around trying to play songs, but mostly ride around in bumper cars, spill food on each other, and introduce Hanna Barbera cartoons.

As a 4-5-year-old, I was mesmerized by these clowns …. much like I was mesmerized by other bumbling “comedy groups,” like the Stooges, Abbott and Costello, and the aforementioned Monkees. I haven’t seen the show since I was a youngster, and if I watched it now, the novelty and humor I found so … well … humorous as a child would probably not carry over into adulthood . Plus, I could probably catch some of the Banana Splits antics on Youtube if I really wanted to.

With that said, a news report recently came out stating that the Banana Splits will be redone for the 21st century. Here’s to hoping the creators don’t take the same path they tried to take in revamping Bugs Bunny.


The Rev said...

Great... now the song is stuck in my head.

Thanks, Dick!

scargosun said...

No flippin way!

Sorry I haven't visited. I think my blogger list wasn't updating you! I need to catch up. :)

Jeff said...

Surely you can create drinking rules to make it age-appropriate.

Sunshine said...

It will be "Hey hey we're the monkeys" all day at the pool!!!

-B- said...

Don't know that one, Los.... but here's a!

El Padrino said...

no i feel like a banana split sundae

Crassius Maximus said...

Hold the bus!!!

Los said...

Rev - Your welcome!

Scargosun - I missed you!

Jeff - God, I hope so!

Sunshine - Big fan of the Monkees ... yep, I'm the one.

-B - You don't know the Banana Splits???

Elp - Those are good, too.

Crass - Were you a fan of the Splits???