A pop group consisting of four anthropomorphic animals host a variety of cartoons, songs, and skits.
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Cast

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 Chongo (9 episodes, 1968-1969)
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 Prof. Irwin Hayden (9 episodes, 1968-1969)
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 Elihu Morgan (9 episodes, 1968-1969)
Ronne Troup ...
 Leslie Hayden (9 episodes, 1968-1969)
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 Lincoln 'Link' Simmons (9 episodes, 1968-1969)
Jeff Winkless ...
 Fleegle the Dog (in the suit) (8 episodes, 1969)
(8 episodes, 1969)
Dan Owen ...
 Drooper the Lion (in the suit) (8 episodes, 1969)
Robert Towers
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 Bez / ... (8 episodes, 1969)
Don Messick ...
 Aramis / ... (8 episodes, 1969)
Paul Frees ...
 Evil Vangore / ... (8 episodes, 1969)
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 Prince Turhan (8 episodes, 1969)
Frank Gerstle ...
 Raseem (8 episodes, 1969)
John Stephenson ...
 Bakaar of the Arabian Knights / ... (8 episodes, 1969)
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 Princess Nidor (8 episodes, 1969)
Jean Vander Pyl ...
 Floral Rugg / ... (8 episodes, 1969)
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 Bingo (8 episodes, 1969)
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 Drooper (8 episodes, 1969)
Rick Lancelot
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Thomas Poole
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Jay Larrimore ...
 Snorky the Elephant / ... (8 episodes, 1969)
Robert Smith
(8 episodes, 1969)
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 Fleegle (8 episodes, 1969)
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A pop group consisting of four anthropomorphic animals host a variety of cartoons, songs, and skits.

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A mess of fun for everyone!


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TV-G | See all certifications »
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7 September 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Banana Splits and Friends Show  »

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Trivia

Ian Stedronsky was one of the bears See more »

Quotes

Fleegle: Ya know somethin'? Someday I'm gonna roll these Bananas into a basketball and bounce 'em the heck outta here!
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Featured in Animation Lookback: Hanna-Barbera Part 2 (2010) See more »

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Hodgepodge of Fun
10 April 2002 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

One of Hanna-Barbera's best shows was this combination of live action, cartoons, vaudeville and rock n' roll. The cartoon shorts on the show are seldom seen gems today--"The Three Musketeers", "Gulliver's Travels", "The Arabian Nights". "Danger Island" was a live action serial about a group of people trapped on an island plagued by modern day pirates. A young Jan Michael Vincent was part of the cast, and Richard Donner ("Lethal Weapon") directed the episodes. In between the cartoons and "Danger Island", the Splits sang, cracked jokes, and tried to avoid confrontations with a local gang (apparently made up of kids who would dance into their clubhouse with threatening messages).


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