We're The Banana Splits

Your childhood TV rock-n-roll idols, on vinyl!

One of the greatest things about the music of the 60's is how it accessible it was to just about anyone. The cool kids had the Beatles and the Stones; middle America watched the Monkees; the hippies had the Dead and Jefferson Airplane; even Mom and Dad could swing to a homogenized version of Lennon & McCartney done up by Enoch Light or Tony Bennett. And for the toddlers, there were these weirdos, the Banana Splits.

I was suprised at how good some of the songs on this hard to find LP are (thanks to my friend Gary who let me borrow his copy). I'm not saying the Banana Splits were the next Beatles, but compared to the kind of music they make for kids today (the Barney theme comes to mind) this stuff kicks ass. Let's hear it for Fleagle, Bingo, Drooper and Snork!

We're The Banana Splits
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We're The Banana Splits (MP3) ...yeah!
The Tra La La Song (MP3) The tune you can never get out of your head... just try.
Soul (MP3) Can four guys in crazy animal costumes have... soul?

See Also: Fonzie, Fonzie, He's Our Man, Themes From Hit TV Shows, The Kids from the Brady Bunch

Your Comments:

hannibal ( says:
there are few groups around today who could take on the banana splits in a battle of the bands (07-06-2005)

George Steele ( says:
Banana Splits good! (07-01-2005)

Buckeyegirl ( says:
I used to watch the Banana Splits all the time as a child. They were one of my favorite television shows to watch. They made me laugh. It was a great show. (06-30-2005)

Stephanie ( says:
My brother and I had the stuff animals. Not the small ones but the big ones I had Fleegle and he had Snorky. They were so big we had to have shopping carts for each of them. Those were the days. (06-28-2005)

John Hatch ( ) says:
I used to rush through my paper round on a Saturday morning just so I could get home for the banana splits... Top programme! (06-19-2005)

Bill E says:
A group of friends & I would watch The Banana Splits during summer afternoons in the early 70's at Nob Valley Swim Club in North Brunswick, NJ on "Superpower 48"...WKBS TV 48 in Philadelphia; on my 7 inch Sony portable TV. I always loved the theme song more than the show... However, when they showed The Adventures of Huck Finn or Gulliver's Travels I was thrilled just as much! (06-11-2005)

amy lynn says:
the dark confessions of a banana splits fan (recovered memories of childhood bliss...) the tra la la song is my sms ring tone...clealry I'll do anything to procrastinate my dissertation... (06-09-2005)

Talica>T ( says:
Well I just got the theme song because it is so catchy and cool! Luckily I have Cable tv so its on Boomerang weekdays at 8:30pm just after JEM! (06-09-2005)

Dreadmore says:
very cool..its like being in the "way back machine" (06-04-2005)

Jaime says:
If you have a satalite you can see the Banana Splits on Boomerang at 6 am every morning. My husband loves this show and we have our 2 year old daughter watching........... she loves them!
Ooops, I just noticed someone already posted the same info.... Oh well.


Dennis Crosby ( says:
Question to all: What was the name of the crazy huge mechanical music machine that Drooper would crank up every few episodes? Something like the Supertrombidiliumbophone. (05-19-2005)

Dante Renta says:
Their show was on every Saturday morning in the late 1960s and I never missed a single episode. The group was actually scheduled to appear live at a large toy store about an hour's drive from our home. I sweet-talked my Dad into hauling me out there only to find we'd missed them by minutes. I was inconsolable for weeks! (05-15-2005)

Romanian Dude says:
I am 17, but i can still remember their show. I would give anything to see the old Cartoons on Cartoon Network, again. (05-09-2005)

keith ward ( says:
I cant believr this, I was sitting in pub just last night 6th may with some friends & we were talking about how cool this programme was, it was totally amazing, we are all nearly forty or above now & all thought it was so coool (05-06-2005)

Big Rob ( says:
I remember watching this show when i was younger. I was born in '85 so they were still playing it in the early 90's. Can't remember what channel, but i remember watching them right when i got home from school. (05-02-2005)

wanda ( says:
This was my favorite show when I was in grade school. You had to love them! (04-23-2005)

Paris Hilton ( says:
It's "Uh Oh, Chongo!"
Check-out TV Tome and enter "Danger Island" in search box. Seacrest Out ! (04-21-2005)

Carmel says:
To solve an argument - can anyone confirm for me?? is it Uh Oh Chungo OR Uh Oh Bongo? Thanks (04-12-2005)

Terrence says:
I stay up until 3am to watch The Banana Splits on Boomerang. It was one of my all time favorites as a kid along with Space Giants. Those were the good old days. (04-07-2005)

Erica ( says:
I love the banana splits. I loved it when I was a child and I still do. The theme song always lifts my spirit. (04-02-2005)

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