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:

paul young ( says:
I,ve been raving about this show for years to my daughter who started to think i was going crazy that such a show ever exsisted, now that i,ve found this site she is desperate to see the show .
Can anyone help me to find copies of the show either on video or dvd,s in the UK also does anyone know if they are ever going to bring the show out of retirement (08-02-2006)

Brian ( says:
The Banana Splits just has to be the best show of all time. I have been trying to find dvds of the show for ages but have had no luck. I would really love to get as many episodes as possible. If anyone can help me please email me direct, I would really appreciate your help. Many Thanks Brian (07-31-2006)

bonnie1036 ( says:
The Tra La La song is surely one of the greatest pieces of music ever!Certainly, the happiest song around. It evokes instant happy memories watchin the Banana Splits on Saturday morning. (07-30-2006)

robert b. bilz ( says:
I was in the Air Force in 1968, when I came home on furlough. The Banana Splits show was to debut on a Saturday morning, but there was 30 minute preview on Friday night. I can honestly tell you, I never laughed so hard in all my life. I even fell out of my chair. My mother heard me laughing at the neighbor's house. The scene where Fleagle takes out the trash, and it jumps back out of the can was not bad enough. Then, Christmas packages, toys, and all kinds of things came flying out. IT WAS HILARIOUS. The next morning, I watched the show again, and still laughed like a crazy fool. If anyone out there knows if the show is on DVD and how I can get a copy, please respond to my e-mail address. LONG LIVE THE SPLITS. (07-28-2006)

shaz ( says:
wow ! it was so great to hear the banana splits again, it must be around 25 years ago ( where does the time go !!!! ) those were the days, the kids stuff was so cool, ahhhhhhhhhh memories xxxx bye xxxxx (07-26-2006)

Wow, these guys are wicked - seriously, its like there on drugs or somethin. They should release the Tra La La La song and it wud be No. 1 for weeks! Also, those crackin guys at bbc or summat should do a re-run of every single episode, so the younger generation can see it. :D (07-24-2006)

Peter B ( says:
This should should be remade.
I would like to be drooper!!
Who do we ask to get a campaign up and running for this show?
We could leave in the original Danger Island and maybe some new cartoons!!
My kids have watched all the episodes and love em as much as I do.
Let's go (07-23-2006)

lucas ( says:
I was living in Indonesia when I was 4-5 years old in 1977-78. There was one television station and The Bannana Splits were the only kids show on. I dont remember if it was dubbed but I remember it being a greatly awaited highlight of my week. Thanks for forum and the songs. (07-23-2006)

linda r ( says:
I cann't believe I found this site last year I was asking my friends if they remember a show called the Banana Splits and no one did I thought I imagined it This is so cool I knew this really existed it was a fun show and fun time! (07-22-2006)

mike ( says:
hi, this is the first time i have visied this site and it just brings back so many great times watching this supurb programme. i would love to know if anyone knows if the banana splits is avalible on dvd. the tra la la song rules. (07-16-2006)

Jesse T. ( says:
Hey everybody,
I'm an editor with Performing Songwriter magazine, and our current issue has a huge feature on classic "made for TV" bands, which features the Banana Splits prominently. Check out the issue on newsstands now, or check out our website to order a copy: (07-10-2006)

Joe B ( says:
sunday afternoon,just found this memories for a long time.the misses thinks im barmy,(shes danish and never heard of the splits)dont think they would get it any way,any one know where and when i could see this great show again.?????? (07-09-2006)

Greg ( says:
Hello fellow Banana Fans........
If anyone would take the decency to place the entire Banana Splits Shows onto a DVD Collection Box Set for Sale will become a God or Godess in my opinion. TV Shows as brilliant as this need to be Archived for future generations of children (grown and small alike) for eternity. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE could someone do it. I may be 45 Years Old however I still enjoy a good laugh as these Guy's used to make me do. Cartoon/TV Shows these days do not even make me consider having a laugh let alone a chuckle.....
Keep Splitting all you Banana Fans. (07-06-2006)

Sean ( says:
They were among the greatest. I tip my hat to Jeff Winkless, aka Jeffrey Brock, better known to us as Fleegle who passed away on June 26. He was 64, maybe 65. Bingo and Drooper were played by two of his brothers, one of whom is currently supervising the email list Jeff has been running as a Banana Splits fansite, most likely the only authentic one in existence. He'll be missed as much as his voice counterpart, Paul "Tigger" Winchell. (07-04-2006)

tommy says:
I remembe these dudes when i was 2 years old. I think there the reason im so psychedellic (07-04-2006)

cheryl says:
Ken, Michael, anyone else... re the tra-la-la song. i noticed it too! fouund this website trying to check it out... the Splits were first! Buffalo Soldier wasn't released until 1983. "In 1983, Bob Marley and the Wailers released the song "Buffalo Soldier" on the album Confrontation. Some have said the song was highly deriviative of "The Tra La La Song." (06-23-2006)

tami ( says:
The Banana Splits was my favorite cartoon gowing up and I love being able to watch it on Boomerang. Does anyone know if I can really get it on dvd I have found Danger Island on dvd but would love the Banana Splits. I love the songs so much. After a long day it really makes me smile LOVE IT FYI I saw t-shirts on Ebay I can't wait to get one 6-23-06 (06-22-2006)

Diane Kennedy ( says:
I have been looking for the Banana Splits DVD's for my kids and I finally found them! My husband has been listeneing to me sing the song for 17 years and I can finally prove that this program really existed! The Spolits are much better than the Beatles! They are not politically correct!! (06-18-2006)

Andreas Kreimendahl ( says:
Hi there,
i hope your site exist and you collect the next things to my amuesement. I didn't know the Banana Splits, but the song lalala is so well known and covered here in europe from many bands. It's very funny (06-14-2006)

Ahmad Hawwa says:
THIS SHOW WAS THE GREATEST!!! Its always has been and will be my all time favourite show!! I really liked all the songs too...very catchy!!! Esspecially the the episode with the prince in Baghdad- were i am originally from!!! (06-10-2006)

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