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The Banana Splits Adventure Hour 

A pop group consisting of four anthropomorphic animals host a variety of cartoons, songs, and skits.
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Series cast summary:
The Krofft Puppets ...  Bingo / ... 19 episodes, 1968-1969
Kim Kahana ...  Chongo 10 episodes, 1968-1969
Frank Aletter ...  Prof. Irwin Hayden 10 episodes, 1968-1969
Rockne Tarkington ...  Elihu Morgan 10 episodes, 1968-1969
Ronne Troup Ronne Troup ...  Leslie Hayden 10 episodes, 1968-1969
Jan-Michael Vincent ...  Lincoln 'Link' Simmons 10 episodes, 1968-1969
Jeff Winkless ...  Fleegle the Dog (in the suit) 9 episodes, 1968-1969
Terence H. Winkless 9 episodes, 1968-1969
Dan Owen Dan Owen ...  Drooper the Lion (in the suit) 9 episodes, 1968-1969
Robert Towers 9 episodes, 1968-1969
Henry Corden ...  Bez / ... 9 episodes, 1968-1969
Don Messick ...  Aramis / ... 9 episodes, 1968-1969
Paul Frees ...  Evil Vangore / ... 9 episodes, 1968-1969
Jay North ...  Prince Turhan / ... 9 episodes, 1968-1969
Frank Gerstle ...  Raseem / ... 9 episodes, 1968-1969
John Stephenson ...  Bakaar of the Arabian Knights / ... 9 episodes, 1968-1969
Shari Lewis ...  Princess Nidor / ... 9 episodes, 1968-1969
Jean Vander Pyl ...  Maw Rugg / ... 9 episodes, 1968-1969
Daws Butler ...  Bingo / ... 9 episodes, 1968-1969
Allan Melvin ...  Drooper / ... 9 episodes, 1968-1969
Rick Lancelot Rick Lancelot 9 episodes, 1968-1969
Thomas Poole Thomas Poole 9 episodes, 1968-1969
Jay Larrimore Jay Larrimore ...  Snorky the Elephant / ... 9 episodes, 1968-1969
Robert Smith Robert Smith 9 episodes, 1968-1969
Paul Winchell ...  Fleegle / ... 9 episodes, 1968-1969
Julie Bennett Julie Bennett ...  Lady Constance / ... 6 episodes, 1968-1969
Ted Eccles ...  Tooly 6 episodes, 1968-1969
Jonathan Harris ...  Athos 6 episodes, 1968-1969
Barney Phillips ...  Porthos 6 episodes, 1968-1969
Bruce Watson ...  D'Artagnan 6 episodes, 1968-1969
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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!


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Banana Splits and Friends Show See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The show originally was going to be called "The Banana Bunch". However, there was a children's book already released with that title and the author wouldn't give permission to Hanna-Barbera to use it. Also, the name change had further repercussions as Kellogg's, who was the show's sponsor, was going to sell cereal with the Banana Bunch name and when the name changed happened Kellogg's was forced to abandon their plans even though they had already printed 1.25 million boxes with the cereal's name. See more »

Quotes

Drooper the Lion: In-laws can give ya trouble, and outlaws can give ya trouble! So why take a chance on by-laws!
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Alternate Versions

Syndicated versions were cut down to half hour slots and renamed 'The Banana Splits & Friends Show'. In this version, The Three Musketeers and Arabian Knights would appear on alternate episodes (odds and evens respectively). Danger Island would also be cut down from 10mins to 5mins, with only the segments on the even numbered episodes having the true cliffhanger (the odd numbered ones would sometimes stop at an appropriate moment or just end abruptly). Micro Ventures would also be slotted in if time permitted on select episodes in the latter part of the run. It was these episodes that were broadcast on Cartoon Network and released on DVD by Warner. Guild Home Video had released four cassettes in the UK in the early 80s each featuring an omnibus of these editions, but without the Danger Island sequences. See more »

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Hodgepodge of Fun
10 April 2002 | by hillariSee 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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