A pop group consisting of four anthropomorphic animals host a variety of cartoons, songs, and skits.
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 Chongo (9 episodes, 1968-1969)
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 Prof. Irwin Hayden (9 episodes, 1968-1969)
Rockne Tarkington ...
 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)
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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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 Snorky the Elephant / ... (8 episodes, 1969)
Robert Smith
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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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7 September 1968 (USA)  »

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The Banana Splits and Friends Show  »

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Opening and closing sequences were filmed at Six Flags Over Texas and Coney Island in Cincinnati OH amusement parks. See more »

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Fleegle: [at the end of the opening theme] The Banana Splits presents... The Banana Splits!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People (1991) See more »

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Pop Group with Costumed Animal Schtick
29 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was basically, "The Monkees" for kids with cartoons and a weekly serial tossed in for fun. Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In was an obvious influence as well with the pop-art sets, patterns and color schemes. Paul Winchell's voice (Jerry Mahoney and Mortimer Snurd - a popular Ventriloquist/Dummy act of the time) as Fleagle was fun. Winchell was also the voice of "Tigger" from Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" and many other cartoon voices, including the leader of the "Anthill Mob" in "The Adventures of Penelope Pitstop." Daws Butler's voice (Huckleberry Hound and many others) as Bingo was great too.

I had to see reruns of this show to remember it was Jan Michael Vincent's t.v. debut in the "Danger Island" segment.

"Chongo" (Uh Oh) got a little irritating with his constant bird sounds in place of real language.

The cartoons were fun - Three Musketeers and Arabian Nights.

It was an obvious Hannah-Barbera effort.

Lots of fun for kids. Teens too.

GREAT theme song (La la la, la la la la)!


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