Saturday, August 16, 2008

The New Banana Splits Show is a Winner (especially for you!)


One banana, two banana, three banana, four! Four bananas make a bunch and so do many more!

Remember that song? Sure you do!

Because for us baby boomers who are now *cough cough cough* years old, The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (otherwise known as The Banana Splits and Friends) was a daily feature in our lives. I used to watch the hour-long show every day right after I got home from school, and try to figure out what animal that fourth Banana Split (the one that wasn't a dog, lion or elephant) was. I was *almost*positive he was an orangutan (turns out I was wrong, keep reading).

The Banana Splits were fun and silly and made me giggle with the physical humor that kids love, bumping into each other with cool "BOINK" sound effects while they followed their leader, Fleegle the Beagle, around.

But what I remember most about the show was the catchy music that stuck with you, like the Banana Splits theme song, and the cute costumes worn by Fleegle, Drooper the Lion, Goober (who I now know is an orange gorilla!) and of course the adorable elephant Snorky (or "Snork"). They all played in a band, like the Monkees (another great show of the era), and Snork never spoke, only ever madking a cute trumpeting sound, reminiscent of Harpo Marx of the Marx Brothers.

All of you out there, the parents, are nodding your heads, and singing out loud at this point, remembering the band ("He was a *gorrilla*?!") and the Three Musketeers and Arabian Knights animated features that ran in kind of a show-within-a-show.

And you are probably thinking about all the kids' shows they have on TV these days and saying to yourself, "That was a great show! Why don't they make shows like that any more?"

Well, Hooray, now they do!

In honor of the thirtieth anniversary of the show, The Banana Splits are coming back to TV, and they are even better this time around. Starting Tuesday, September 2, you can watch the new Banana Splits show, with all-new comedy shorts and music videos, on Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Along with DVDs, live entertainment and CD's of their new, even catchier, music comes an interactive website full of cartoons, jokes, and activities where kids can join the Banana Splits club.

And you can win a special limited-edition Banana Splits Toddler Tee (size 4T) from Cool Moms Rule! In correlation with the launch, we're giving away an adorable limited-edition tee for your toddler, which you can win just by checking out the Banana Splits website.

Here's how to win: head on over to The Banana Splits site and then come back here and leave a comment with your favorite song, joke or activity on the site (while you are there, by the way, check out the "Best Friend" song. That Sam kid is a perfect double for the Rhino from just a couple years ago. Really. The resemblance is spooky). Winner announced August 31st.

So go relive your own childhood favorite, watch your kids experience it for the first time, and maybe even win a limited-edition tee for your toddler!

22 comments:

Alyssa said...

Sign me up! I want to win the tee!

jenny said...

wow 1 banana 2banana 3 banana 4 makeing up a mess full of fun for every one (lol.) my fav as a kid i have to say is the banana splits show and yes i love to try and win this for my little one thanks

Millie said...

Ok my oldest son LOVES this show and I have to confess I never saw it as a child but like I said my oldest LOVES this show and its rubbing off on my youngest! Thanks for a chance to win this very cute prize!
cadewill14[at]yahoo[dot]com

Stacy said...

Rollercoaster even has a great video.
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Centsible Mommy said...

Wow...I loved this showI would like to try and win this tshirt for my lil one.

Xenia S said...

Possibly I'm a big dork, but I had a blast playing the Pie Toss game! I would love to win the shirt for my daughter, thanks for the giveaway!

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AmandaSue said...

I've never heard of this show before now, but my daughter loved the site! Expectually the music (the rollercoaster video!)

Mary512 said...

I liked the Banana Coaster Game. Great giveaway, thanks!

faith said...

I love The Banana Splits. What does a clock do when it's hungry? It goes back 4 seconds!

Brooke said...

My daughter will LOVE the knock knock jokes. Who's there? Who. Who Who? Are you an owl?

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh the memories it brought back. I went to the link and then called over my 2yr daughter and we watched the songs and she had a blast...We will be watching them when they come on. A tee would be cool to win.

CanCan said...

I love how the website has the song...I mean, I had to turn the volume down, but dang, that's catchy!

My son loves "vintage" TV; especially Adam West as batman, and anything in a costume. The Banana Splits show is PERFECT for him.

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

michelle said...

My daughter and I really enjoyed the Pie Toss game.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

Maja said...

My son would love this. I never heard of the show, actually.

dcala said...

Love the Pie Toss game.

wild thunder said...

I loved the theme song. The websight is fun. Thanks for the contest. I can hardly wait for it to come back.

Ma Val said...

We listened to all 3 songs over and over. Our favorite is "My Friend Sam". We're looking forward to the show this fall. Thanks.
thundercloudgirl[AT]hotmail[DOT]com

LisaW said...

Thanks for introducing me to this fun site! My kids are going to love the Banana Coaster game.

Jay said...

Lol! What a great site, my little guy laughs hysterically as the 'pies' get tossed. Too much fun! Thank you for sharing it with everyone, and thank you for giveaway!
natasha_sacopaso[at]hotmail[dot]com

Teresa said...

I love the Banana Coaster Game! Great site! Thanks!

judybrittle said...

I have always loved those Banana Splits and so happy for their return. My favorite has always been the theme song Tra La La. My kids loved them and now my grandchildren can enjoy them as well. Thank you so much!

Denise said...

How fun! I played the coaster game and the bop the banana game. Couldn't listen to the music and ave a blast from the past, though, cause I'm in the office. Will have to do that later!

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