The Banana Splits: The Funny Animal Bubblegum Pop Band, Facts And Trivia

By Cyn Felthousen-Post
Source: IMDB

The Banana Splits were a band consisting of anthropomorphic animals -- actors in costumes -- who played pop music on their show The Banana Splits Adventure Hour. They had their roots in 1967, when William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, who had already had success with numerous shows, including Tom & Jerry and The Flintstones approached Sid and Marty Krofft to ask them to design the costumes for a new television show, which would combine live action and animated segments. The Krofft brothers agreed and designed the puppets for The Banana Splits Adventure Hour. The show, which seemed to draw inspiration from Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, premiered on September 7, 1968. Incidentally, the band members from The Banana Splits appeared on one episode of Laugh-In.

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