We're The Banana Splits

Your childhood TV rock-n-roll idols, on vinyl!

One of the greatest things about the music of the 60's is how it accessible it was to just about anyone. The cool kids had the Beatles and the Stones; middle America watched the Monkees; the hippies had the Dead and Jefferson Airplane; even Mom and Dad could swing to a homogenized version of Lennon & McCartney done up by Enoch Light or Tony Bennett. And for the toddlers, there were these weirdos, the Banana Splits.

I was suprised at how good some of the songs on this hard to find LP are (thanks to my friend Gary who let me borrow his copy). I'm not saying the Banana Splits were the next Beatles, but compared to the kind of music they make for kids today (the Barney theme comes to mind) this stuff kicks ass. Let's hear it for Fleagle, Bingo, Drooper and Snork!

We're The Banana Splits
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We're The Banana Splits (MP3) ...yeah!
The Tra La La Song (MP3) The tune you can never get out of your head... just try.
Soul (MP3) Can four guys in crazy animal costumes have... soul?

See Also: Fonzie, Fonzie, He's Our Man, Themes From Hit TV Shows, The Kids from the Brady Bunch

Your Comments:

claudia whittington-williams ( says:

scott split ( says:
Does anyone have the series on dvd they can copy for me?

ALso anyone remember the Punk version of the theme tune by punk band 'The Dickies'

I remember jumping up & down at the school disco to it.

I have it on mp3 if anyone wants it.

cheers splits. (10-10-2006)

Stoney Parks (terracelandworks,com) says:
Iremember back in the 60s me and my friend Brian Holmes would watch the bananasplits all the time on tv 38 in Boston, Brian later became a Fireman in Boston and has since collected alot of TV memoriabilia including an original 1968 Oscar Mayer Wiener Mobile, an Argo 6 wheel Banana buggy, a Jefferson Airplane signed Lava lamp from haight Ashbury and an original 1969 Dodge Parametic Utility truck signed by Randolph Mantoothe and Kevin Tighe... Wow all of these memories... (10-09-2006)

Brian Holmes ( says:
I remember back in the late 60s when during a Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway a fight broke out between the Banana Splits (they were the openning act) and the Hells Angles, does anyone know what the outcome was.. I have seen clips of the event that someone took on their home 8mm camera where snorky is actually driving over several of the Hells Angels Bikes with the Banana Buggy.
Brian Holmes
Boston Fire Dept.
Roxbury Station. (10-09-2006)

Jax ( says:
Wow to have found this site and listen once again to the Tra La La song. I was a mainstream Split devotee then and I am now - by baby brother used to jump up and down in his cot singing the Tra La La song - oh ho chungo was our fave saying and I used to love the way they used to shut the door on the crazy singing girls - anyone remember that? (10-05-2006)

al ( says:
hi there I have 4 episodes of the splits on dvd if anyone wants a copy let me know and i would be only too happy to keep the splits alive and kicking (10-04-2006)

angelina smith (asmith181) says:
hey now i know i am getting old cause i watched this show faithully. along with new zoo reveue (09-26-2006)

ByteMi says:
I used to watch this chessy but lovable show in the early 70's. They were an odvious "rip-off" of the Monkees, but what the hell, they were still much better.

I've been trying to find a CD, DVD, or even at least a Vinyl record to digitize. So far they eluded me..... (09-11-2006)

sandra (s.holding) says:
I used to got to a fashion college where one of my teachers said she was married to one of the original "Splits". Her name was D'Alia. She only had one name, like Cher. She was beautiful and smart, and very nice. I'm trying to find her. Last I heard, they lived in Los Angeles. If anyone has any info on these two, I would greatly appreciate it. I'm not a stalker, just trying to look up an old teacher. (09-09-2006)

Cheryl ( says:
Thanks for posting the B-splits music, I can now play this for my kids...can you find sigmund the seamonster music?...I can't find the music for them to hear. Thanks - Cheryl (09-03-2006)

C Bennett ( says:
The Bannana Splits were on tv in my childhood and my family and I loved them! I can still remember all the words to the theme song just about, and I sing it often, much to the delight of peers my age. I would dearly love to get a copy of their series to share with my children to keep the legand alive. I agree that childrens tv of today does not hold a candle to quality and fun that was avaliable in my youth,bring back the Bannana Splits! (09-01-2006)

Mookie says:
The Banana Splits were the greatest childrens show ever. They took Capt Kangaroo to the next level. They were ahead of their time and we loved every minute of that show.The Banana Buggies, The Theme Song,The Clubhouse, The Red Firemens Hats, Danger Island(UH OH, It's Chongo!!!!)Three Musketeers,and those Great Songs and Videos. What a great Childhood Memory.
You could be having a lousy Saturday morning and then the Banana Splits Adventure Hour came on and Saturday got better after that. I really love and miss that show. Thanks Feagle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky(honk honk) for help making my Saturdays fun. We all love you guys!!!! (08-31-2006)

sherl says:
This a true childhood memory that stays with me for life I loved the show and didnt miss any of them Danger Island the song and yes everyone my age knoe=ws them and loved the show.. BRING THEM BACK SO MY CHILDREN CAN ENJOY THEM AS MUCH AS I DID!! (08-30-2006)

Jimi M H ( says:
hiya...this is a cool website..brings back good ol memories of my childhood...those were less complex times..the fours "animals" were really cool with their sunglasses and stuff...i liked the doggie the best!! Was it not on this show that the Danger Island was shown too? i liked it when someone would say..oh oh Jango..its Danger Island next..any audio on that?? miss that!! Cheers.


marc allen ( says:
i was on the show as a kid, i would like to know how i could get a copy of that show? i wish to share it with my kids. there wern't many pics of me as a kid. i'm stationed in IRAQ. if it helps i was the kid sitting on a stool and said my name and welcome to the banana splites show. idon't remember which year.
thanks great show. (08-22-2006)

renee trudeau ( says:
Thank you so much for this site. I have been thinking about the banana splits for years, it was the greatest meant a lot tome to hear them again. thanks (08-14-2006)

Bob ( says:
I bought a CD from Ebay - probably a bootleg - but I LOVE IT! The problem - it doesn't have the song "Adam Had Em'" Does anyone have a 45 or MP3 of that Banana Splits song? I made a podcast dedicated to the Banana Splits, Josie & the Pussycats, The Archies, etc (08-10-2006)

Raye says:
Thank you. Jeff Winkless, aka Jeffrey Brock (Fleegle), was my husband, and as noted above by Sean, Jeff died in June. I'm so glad he made so many of you happy. He was a great person, a wonderful husband, and a funny, multi-talented guy. I'm glad he lives on in your memories of the Splits. (08-09-2006)

Glenn ( says:
This show really kicked ass.....I thought I was the only one who remembered it, has to be one of my favourite shows as a kid and I wish I could see them all again. Anyone had any luck with dvd, etc of it, please let me know. Whatever happened in the last episode of Danger Island? Please please re-run it and ditch those teletubbies, pokemon, etc. This is just good old fashioned fun TV. (08-09-2006)

JewelZ and the BoyZ says:
You are not going to believe this but my co-worker and I were just talking about this show and how it brought back those childhood memories about the program. Now "The Tra La La" song in our theme song for those tough days in the office. And now its stuck in our headZ & heartZ FOREEVER!!! (08-08-2006)

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