Here's another kooky TV show that mesmerized me and oodles of other preschoolers/kids: "The Banana Splits Show." It only ran from 1968 to 1969.
For me, the actual plot of any given "Banana Splits" episode isn't nearly as memorable as the "Tra La La" theme song (can't get it out of your head!) and the opening credits, filmed at a couple different amusement parks. Check it out:
Want to sing along? Come on!
(aka The Tra-la-la song)
Tra-la-la, la-la-la-la (x4) One banana, two banana
Three banana, four
Four bananas make a bunch
And so do many more
Over hill and highway
The banana buggies go
Comin' on to bring you
The Banana Splits Show Makin' up a mess of fun (x2)
Lots of fun for everyone Tra-la-la, la-la-la-la (x4) Four banana, three banana
Two banana, one
All bananas playing in the bright warm sun
Flippin' like a pancake, poppin' like a cork
Fleagle, Bingo, Drooper an' Snork Makin' up a mess of fun (x2)
Lots of fun for everyone Tra-la-la, la-la-la-la (x4) Two banana, four banana
One banana, three
Swingin' like a bunch of monkeys
Hangin' from a tree
Hey there everybody
Won't you come along and see
How much like banana splits
Everyone can be Makin' up a mess of fun (x2)
Lots of fun for everyone Tra-la-la, la-la-la-la (x4)
Not too surprisingly, "The Banana Splits Show" was another program that came from (in part) the wild and wacky world of Sid & Marty Krofft.
Here's a clip from one episode of "The Banana Splits Show":
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