The Banana Splits Adventure Hour
Debut: January 01, 1968
Ended: January 01, 1970
Debut: January 01, 1968
Ended: January 01, 1970

The Splits are not cartoon characters they were the hosts of a show that presented great cartoons like The 3 Musketeers, The Arabian Knights, Microventure, The Hillbilly Bears, and the live action Danger Island ("Uh Oh Chongo!"). The show ran on NBC Saturday mornings from September 7, 1968 to September 5, 1970. The Saturday morning version was an hour long and was originally titled, "The Banana Splits Adventure Hour." When the show went into syndication in 1971 it was used to showcase other HB material each day of the week: "The Adventures of Gulliver," "Secret Squirrel," "Atom Ant," "The New Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn," and of course "The Banana Splits & Friends" which featured segments from the Splits' Saturday morning show.

9 years, 1 month ago
I'd say these costumed characters do count as cartoons these days.

Power Rangers is in cartoons on a digital EPG these days for a start and they are the same thing costumed cartoon characters. lol.
    11 years, 2 months ago
    One of my childhood faves ..ahh I can taste the "honeycomb" and "sugar crisp" when I hear the theme song, Groovy:)
      11 years, 4 months ago
      Umm must be a misprint or somethin' cuz if Jaleel White was born in 1976, then how could he have played Drooper if the series ran from 1968-1970??
        11 years, 4 months ago
        In case any of you who were teen SoCal punk/garage rock fans in the late 70's or early 80's have forgotten or were never aware (or, ftm, decidedly trying hard to forget those days or just prefer to keep it to themselves - ykwya) there was a cover version of the theme song performed by LA punk rock group The Dickies. Anybody remember them?
          11 years, 5 months ago
          I watch it every day on Boomerang with my 3 year old daughter, who actually LOVES Danger Island! I watched it then, and I STILL love The Banana Splits!
            11 years, 11 months ago
            The `nana splits, I never realized how long ago it was originally aired it hasn`t aged unlike me, it reminded me of the Monkeys & my dad now in his late 70`s told me it reminded him of the Marrix brothers at their hight, fleagle was Groucho, drooper was zeppo, bingo was chiko, snorky was harpo as he never really spoke much.

            And " hasan cabaarr " & " size of an elephant " ingrained on my young mind forever, from the arabian nights, never could remember the donkeys name though.
              12 years, 10 months ago
              Loved this show, it was always one of my favorites!
                12 years, 11 months ago
                Tra la la! La la la la!!! I'm a to young to remember this show in its prime, but thanks to boomerang I watch it all the time!
                  13 years, 11 months ago
                  This show scared the bejezus out of me as a child. A very good example of why drug users should not produce childrens television shows.
                    14 years ago
                    Danger Island rocked!!! Oh Oh...CHONGO!!!!! They still show this on Boomerang.
                      14 years, 3 months ago
                      I sooo remember this show when I was a kid and I LOVED IT!! Glad I came across this web site it brought some memories back for me.
                        14 years, 3 months ago
                        I really loved this show. It was a great time to be a kid. I really enjoyed The 3 Musketeers, The Arabian Knights.
                          14 years, 5 months ago
                          '...Flippin' like a pancake, poppin' like a cork;
                          Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snork!'

                          I wanna go back!!!
                            14 years, 5 months ago
                            whos the idiot who has jaleel white from family matters as drooper?that show was made before that kid was ever even born!someone should get their facts straight before printing this crap!
                              14 years, 6 months ago
                              i loved the show when i was a kid. hope this comes on dvd soon.
                                14 years, 8 months ago
                                i just hated thge showwwww!!!!!!!!!
                                  5 years, 4 months ago
                                    15 years, 4 months ago
                                    Great show, I still love it now!
                                      15 years, 8 months ago
                                      I remember watching this show when I was little...I always loved the live action parts of their show, too. :)
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