The Banana Splits -
People-size puppet characters (a la SESAME STREET'S Big Bird) on
the 60-minute live-action Saturday morning children's program
KELLOGGS' PRESENTS THE BANANA SPLITS ADVENTURE HOUR/NBC/1968-70.
The Banana Splits were animal rock musicians who introduced
variety acts, cartoons, and adventures segments like THE ARABIAN
KNIGHTS, THE HILLBILLY BEARS, and THE THREE MUSKETEERS.
The Banana Splits included Bingo, a bongo playing gorilla (voice
of Daws Butler); Drooper, a lion (voice of Allan Melvin); Fleegle,
the dog (voice of Paul Winchell) and Snorky, a baby Elephant
(voice of Don Messick). Fleegle was the only one who didn't wear
They all lived in Hocus Pocus Park where their cuckoo clock (bird
called Kookie) always read 6:55. Their theme was the "Tra-la-la"
Hanna-Barbera repackaged the program with other cartoons under the
title THE BANANA SPLITS AND FRIENDS SHOW and THE BANANA SPLITS
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