Trip Down Memory Lane: '60s & '70s TV
In the days before DVDs, before videotape -- heck, even before many of us had color TV -- plain ol' live television was a big deal. Here's a look at a few videos from some of the most memorable (if not truly the best) TV shows from the Gen Xers' childhood years.
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The Banana Splits Adventure Hour
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:
The Banana Splits theme song
(aka The Tra-la-la song)
Tra-la-la, la-la-la-la (x4) One banana, two banana
Not too surprisingly, "The Banana Splits Show" was another program that came from (in part) the wild and wacky world of Sid & Marty Krofft.
Want more? Get the "Banana Splits & Friends" DVD!