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      The Banana Splits are back!

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      JD
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      The Banana Splits are back!
      Aug 18, 2008 08:29:27 pm
      Hurrah I say.

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7567840.stm

      Children's TV classic The Banana Splits is getting a modern makeover.

      Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky are to star in new comedy shorts and music videos on the Cartoon Network in the US, and its website, from September.

      A series of DVDs, live concerts, music CDs, and online games from the anarchic crew are expected to follow.

      "Everything that made The Banana Splits popular in the '60s is back, including the group's terrific humour and music," said Jordan Sollitto, of Warner Bros.

      "We take great pride in having carefully updated the look and feel of the original show for today's kids while retaining all of the elements that made the original Banana Splits such a hit."

      The Banana Splits came onto the scene in 1968 as hosts of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, a show created by Hanna-Barbera that featured comedy and music videos.

      They are a costumed rock band made up of Fleegle (a dog), Drooper (a lion), Bingo (a gorilla) and Snorky (an elephant) who hang out in their Banana Pad while playing music and telling jokes.

      The show's theme song, The Tra La La Song, quickly became a classic.

      The new shorts share the same "groovy" look of the original TV series.

      "The Banana Splits is a classic that has been entertaining kids for years," said Stuart Snyder, president of Turner Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media.

      "We're thrilled to have this new version on Cartoon Network for our kids to enjoy today."


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL2WeRHqqXo
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      Re: The Banana Splits are back!
      Reply #1: Aug 18, 2008 08:53:01 pm
      Brings back memories used to love this program as a kid,saturday mornings just wasnt the same after this finished  .
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      Re: The Banana Splits are back!
      Reply #2: Aug 18, 2008 09:19:54 pm
      Yes!!

      Get in there! Loved this as a kid.

      Although nothing is usually as good as the original.
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      Reply #3: Aug 18, 2008 09:45:44 pm
      this thread has just taken me back to my childhood and i'm 47 on friday !
      I LOVED THE BANANA SPLITS !
      bring it back in its original format i say !
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      Reply #4: Aug 18, 2008 09:52:27 pm
      WOW !!!!

      Yippee  ;D Used to love this programme when I was a kid, daft, silly, stupid, oh what fun  ;)
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      Re: The Banana Splits are back!
      Reply #5: Aug 18, 2008 11:14:50 pm
      totally agree MsG, Arabian knights remember them ! batman , crackerjack !
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      Reply #6: Aug 18, 2008 11:28:25 pm
      Its' Friday.......Its' 5 O Clock and its Crackerjack  :lmao:
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      Re: The Banana Splits are back!
      Reply #7: Aug 18, 2008 11:45:12 pm
      I loved that show, along with Thomas the tank engine. They got rid of the wrong show IMO.
      Luckily i have a 5 year old nephew so i will be able to get away wit watching it without my girlfriend leaving me for thinking im a wierdo :D
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      Reply #8: Aug 19, 2008 12:18:25 am
      Its' Friday.......Its' 5 O Clock and its Crackerjack  :lmao:

      Wastn't it 'five to five'? Or was I always too eager.  :D

      I think we should resurrect this thread:

      http://www.lfcreds.com/reds/index.php/topic,2873.0.html
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      Reply #9: Aug 19, 2008 12:32:46 am
      Wastn't it 'five to five'? Or was I always too eager.  :D


      I think you could well be right Kenny  ;)

      (1955-1984)

      "It's Friday, it's five to five... it's Crackerjack" - "CRACKERJACK!"
      We remember the children's teatime favourite.

      Well spotted  ;D

      I always wanted a Crackerjack pencil..........how sad it that  :laugh:

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      Re: The Banana Splits are back!
      Reply #10: Aug 19, 2008 12:58:38 am

      what a surprise kenny whats to resurrect a thread HE started, selfish b***ard :P

      Can't say I'm overly excited about the return of the show, never even heard of it before today. Sorry. But I asked me dad and he said he loved it as a kid.
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      Reply #11: Aug 19, 2008 01:26:33 am
      what a surprise kenny whats to resurrect a thread HE started, selfish b***ard :P

      You damn right! It's a beast of a thread that!

      And it's 'wants' not 'whats'!!  ;)
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      Re: The Banana Splits are back!
      Reply #12: Aug 19, 2008 01:32:58 am
      It's my post and I wanted "whats" so there :P
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      Re: The Banana Splits are back!
      Reply #13: Aug 19, 2008 07:31:38 pm
      Loved the original , with george of the jungle then the arabian knights with that donkey and of course the sour grape bunch thier rival gang. Good old days.

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