The Banana Splits Opening and Closing Theme 1968 - 1970

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Loads more TV Themes at: The Banana Splits are four funny animal characters who featured in a late 1960s children's variety show made for television. The costumed hosts of the show were Fleegle (guitar, vocals), Bingo (drums, vocals), Drooper (bass, vocals) and Snorky (keyboards, effects). The Banana Splits Adventure Hour was an hour-long, packaged television program that featured both live action and animated segments. The series was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, and ran for 31 episodes on NBC Saturday mornings, from September 7, 1968 to September 5, 1970. The series costumes and sets were designed by Sid and Marty Krofft and the series' sponsor was Kellogg's Cereals.The show was Hanna-Barbera's initial foray into mixing live action with animation. In 1967, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera approached the Krofft Brothers to design costumes for a television show which would feature animated and live-action segments, with the whole show hosted by a bubblegum rock group of anthropomorphic characters. Each show represented a meeting of the "Banana Splits Club", and the wraparounds featured the adventures of the club members, who doubled as a musical quartet, meant to be reminiscent of The Beatles and (especially) their NBC counterpart, The Monkees. The main characters were Fleegle, a beagle; Bingo, a gorilla; Drooper, a lion, and Snorky (called "Snork" in the theme song lyrics), an elephant. Fleegle would assume the role as leader of the Banana Splits and preside at club meetings. The characters were played by actors in voluminous fleecy costumes similar to later Sid and Marty Krofft characters such as H.R. Pufnstuf. They all spoke in English (Drooper with a Southern drawl in the manner of Michael Nesmith, Fleegle with a pronounced lisp), except for Snorky who "spoke" in honking noises.

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sentaimaster100 : I remember this show back when Cartoon Network was good! Before it went to hell

Ian : HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY BINGO...DROOPER...FLEEGLE & SNORK, first broadcast 50 years ago today!

Jabs Magruta : What a trip down memory lane for this 97 year old!

neilwhat : I dreamt of owning one of those buggies.

Powerman33 : So who else wanted to and still wants to drive in one of the banana buggies?

TheChuck624 : No wonder why we smoking pot before we even hit high school back in the 70's.

TeeVees Greatest : thanks for all the kind comments guys! Sorry I've been out of the loop for ages with ill health, and havent posted for ages!! But Im still around, although Youtube keep copyrighting all my themes, I'll try and keep on top of it. all the best in life!!

Steve Baer : I am 51 years of age and I love those old time cartoons and commercials. They sure don't make them like they used to.

Pooky Cat : Happy 50th birthday Bannana Splits

DiscoKitten5 : Mid 2000's boomerang early morning going to school


wecontrolthevideo : Directed by Richard Donner! The same man who a few years later directed Superman and many other films.

iNotNoob : So many good memories when i was really young ;)

Byron Thomas : I am 61,this was a Great show. Innocent entertainment of my childhood.


Bruce Consolazio : It was nicer being a kid back in those days. I did like this show, along with "The Pink Panther," "Land of the Lost," "The Space Sentinels," "Challenge of the Superfriends" (the season with The Legion of Doom), uncensored Looney Tunes, etc.

Gary Johnston : Wow, what a blast from the past, used to love watching this as a kid in the summer holidays. My favourite was the Arabian Knights, “size of a hippopotamus”😂😂. And that spinning Donkey when you pulled its tail it took everyone out.

Steve Hay : "Directed by Richard Donner" lol 😀

Melvin Rubio : I'm literally crying right now bc this brings so much memories

phiend : Never seen this show just remember boomerang playing this shit every day in between cartoons

Steve Mac : Lots of memories with the Banana Splits and the whole Saturday Morning line up. Late 60's early 70's Greatest time to be a kid on Sat. mornings. Thanks very much😘

Richard Key : An even more freaky , twisted, slightly dark show to check out from this era ....H.R. Pufnstuf. Just tell me they weren't whacked out on drugs when they produced this stuff !

Darth Frodo : Oh, what memories this brings to this 53 year old man. Such a joyous and innocent show, from a time way different than today . Kids have no idea how good we old folks had it compared to the turmoil and tragedy of now. Nothing else compares to the Banana Splits.

Mike's Night : This bring back so many memories when life was simple.

Mike Greene : 52 yrs old and still love this

Joe Elliott : Who’s ready for the banana split horror movie with a rising body count.

Ricky Pedia : Anyone else coming to look at this since it was announced SyFy is bringing them back as a slasher film?

TeeVees Greatest : So sorry about the quality guys, I managed to salvage this from an old Beta tape from 1978, so there's massive deterioration on the tape, Cyberlink managed to fix some of it!

José Arturo : Yup! Banana Splits brought us Danger Island and New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

MrAckers75 : Had no idea what the fuck was going on but I loved it!

cheryl kelly : Oh, the memories ❤️🦋💕

Cruz Dominguez : The theme song is a rip off of Bob Marley's Buffalo Soldier!

Wyyrdo Jim : I'm 53 years old and every time I hear this I sing right along!😋

Nothing Feels AlrightTM : thanks to Boomerang and my dad, my childhood was amazing <3 I'm not crying... okay maybe I am.... yeah I am.

Bob Silver : this damn song will be stuck in my head for the next month or more!

Mervyn.j. boliver : I'm 59 and still love this theme tune

chrislox1 : Good times!

Riley Gray : I want this played at my funeral, lmao.

Furious D : I'm 48 and watched this and H.R puffenstuff as a kid in the 1970's, the memories come flooding back.

patrick mcglone : I loved this show. I watched every episode when it first came on. Thank you for this video. Consider me a subscriber.

Brian brush : I Thogut I recognized this That's the music that plays when Hit girl kills people in Kick ass!

Leona Campbel : Me and my brother Gary (may he rest in peace) would watch every Saturday morning before cable was invented , When Saturday mornings were devoted to kids and it had some kind of magic to them Great memories thanks for posting!

BK_ Knight : This is when Saturday mornings television was television especially back in the days! Those were the days! thanks!

tony naylor : I remember this from 50 years ago,though i can’t remember yesterday,i er

Jimmy Gallant : I remember this goofy show, I loved it! Haha

Bryant Hardin : Bring back the memories OMG when everything was so easy and incident

Abeonthehill : In the UK we had this in the 70’s and i thought it was great !

Renee Bloggs : It was so much better to be a kid back then!!!

Jeff King : My God‼️ I remember watching this when I was 7-8 years old ‼️ ( I’m 56 now)