Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Banana Splits Are Returning (and a Giveaway)!

Do any of y'all remember The Banana Splits? It is a vintage cartoon that came out in the 60's. (Now, I must say that I was not around in the 60's so I don't actually remember them but it looks really fun.) The four characters, Fleegle (a dog), Drooper (a lion), Bingo (a gorilla), and Snorky (an elephant), were fun animal characters that brought music, fun, and comedy to kids.



Well, they are coming back! And I have been checking out their website and it seems like it should be fun (well fun if you are a kid or a big dorky adult like me). On September 2, 2008 the Cartoon Network will begin to feature their music videos and comedy shorts between 9 am and 2 pm. If you don't want to wait until September 2, head on over to their website right now! You can see cool videos, hear great music and even become part of the club!


To celebrate the re-launch of this classics kid's show, I am giving away a limited edition (only 500 in existence), Banana Splits toddler t-shirt size 4t, made with organic cotton.

To enter, leave me a comment letting me know what you love most about their return. As always, you can get an extra entry by signing up for my feed (make sure you leave a comment letting me know that you are signing up):. I will pick a winner on August 27.


Thanks to Team Mom for giving me a sneak peek at the Banana Splits and for the cool t-shirt to giveaway!




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96 comments:

ms-texas said...

I have heard of the banana splits and I think they will be fun for children to watch!

Divine Diva In NC said...

I remember the Banana Splits. As a child, I hated cartoon-type shows, but my SD LOVES them. She would love this t-shirt too.

Steph said...

What I love most about their return is the fact that my kids will now have the opportunity to enjoy them.

guttermonkeys said...

I haven't had the chance to see them. They are adorable and my kids would love them!

danosor said...

Now it's my kids turn to enjoy them.A new generation of banana splitters.

jenny said...

wow oh wow i love this show every time i here the song from the show lol any way i love to try and win this give away thanks

MageMorgana said...

Oh my goodness! I have the theme song running through my head now...lol...I would love to watch this with my grandchildren!

ladyblue1112000[at]yahoo.com

Estelle said...

I've never heard of them but I checked out their site and they look like something my kids would like. My son was looking at the site with me and he loves the music they play. I can't wait until they start showing up on Cartoon Network.

kaelan r. said...

I remember my dad singing the theme song to me when I was little. I bet he'd get a kick out of seeing that shirt on the little one!
Karhiannon at aol.com

misty said...

I like that it is coming back because I remember watching it with my parents. Good times. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

I am also a subscriber.

Anonymous said...

I've watched this with my grandson and grandaughter. My grandson would just go banana's over the shirt, he's three
munwell@msn.com

Jenn S. said...

I don't remember it, but it looks like something my kids would enjoy.

Anonymous said...

I've watched this with my grandson and grandaughter. My grandson would just go banana's over the shirt, he's three
munwell@msn.com

kygirl said...

Ok I admit I have never heard of them before now. But I do believe it would be something the boys would love.

Sandy said...

ok I remeber them- but my kids would love them- I loved them and they were crazy and lots of fun

Maja said...

I grew up in Croatia (Europe) and I never heard of them. I bet my son would like them.

ronbu said...

I used to love love love the banana splits.

janetfaye said...

The Banana Splits are a fun show for kids to watch, they will love it!

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Hetal said...

I am glad that what I enjoyed my kids will enjoy too

herry123_us@live.com

Shelly said...

I loved the Banana Splits as a kid and am excited to see them again after 20+ years!

Shelly said...

I subscribe to your feed

Bender House said...

I love the fact that they are making a come back at the perfect time to watch this great show with my son who will hopefully fall in love with it like I did years ago. Thanks for the chance to win!

vmkids said...

I loved them as a kid now they are back for the next generation to enjoy!

windycindy said...

Hi, I think it is great that a children's show from the 60's is making a comeback for today's kids!
I only remember a little of them because my sister watched them and she is 10 years older than me. I would love to win a tee shirt for her grandson. Please enter my name in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

gkstratos said...

What I love about their return is that now I can see what all the fuss is about.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

mverno said...

the banana splits

Annie said...

I feel so elderly lol

I remember watching the banana splits with my little brother and sister, wayyyy back "in the old days"

Good, clean fun, that's what I like about them coming back!!

Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com

elaine said...

I remember the Banana Splits as being a fun and clean show. Enjoyable for young kids!
Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Roxy said...

i love that I'll get to watch it for the first time since I've never heard of it.

hockiemack@hotmail.com

stacie marie said...

I love the fact that I'm going to be more excited about a children's show than my son is. lol!

asalerno said...

Love the Banana Splits, from when I was a kid and watched. Just started showing the old shows to my kids on DVD and YouTube and they love them.

agordon10 said...

I love that it is a show my kids might like tha i can relate to.

Deb Piper said...

I'd love to win this for my 3 year old grandson!

sweetsue said...

I was born in the sixties, but don't remember these. They look like they would be fun to watch with my grandchildren.

Christina said...

1 banana, 2 banana...
Oooo... Please enter me!

Michelle Macauley said...

I loved this show as a child and went around singing the song "la, la, la, etc). I hope my children will love the show too.

Hope to win!!!

Mindie100 said...

Never heard of this show but it looks like fun!

Janice said...

What I like about them returning is that I will be able to see them as I didn't in the 60's.

tami said...

how cute!!

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this! I would love to watch this with my kids. Thank you!

Jeanette J said...

I remember them..at this moment the theme song is running through my head. One banana Two banana Three Banana Four, Four Bananas make a bunch and so do many more. They were always fun to watch..nice to see them coming back.

GinaE1980 said...

My Mom loves The Banana Splits! She would love to see her granddaughter in that shirt!
GinaE1980(AT)HOTMAIL(DOT)COM

JeansandTs said...

I hope My granddaughter loves The Banana Splits as much as I do! Wouldn't that be fun to watch together!

judybrittle said...

I love the Banana Splits. This would be so cool for my granddaughter. Thank you so much!

Whimsical Creations said...

I loved watching them as a child. Can't wait to share it with my children.

=) melanie
www.melaniescrafts.etsy.com
www.melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

CanCan said...

I love the song! Tra lala, la la la laaaa!

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

Kari said...

Looks great! I dont remember these guys but Im sure I'd love it!

kdkdkd said...

Ah, the circle of life. I watched the banan splits as a kid and now can watch again as a 41 year old Mom. I loved that song.

miriama said...

It will be fun to see what today's kids think of it.

vboackle said...

i like that my grandkids would enjoy them.

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LINDALSHOT said...

This is like a blast back to the past.

littlelatina said...

Super cute I'm in

Karen said...

Super Adorable - Enter Me !

bison61 said...

i remember this show-I'm glad the kids can now watch it

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

zeitersouth said...

I am happy the splits are back because it is a show I can watch with my kids without falling asleep!! You can email me thru my blog.

Anonymous said...

I can watch with my grandkids without falling asleep

carol drury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
it wil be fun to compare the differences if any!!

Donna said...

The kids enjoy them so much. Thanks for the contest.

Kimberly L said...

What I love most about their return is the fact that I remember watching them, and is fantastic that my kids also have the opportunity to enjoy them

brn2lisn{at}gmail{dot}com

Meredith said...

The Banana Splits were the first hip kids rock group and they had a really fun TV show too!

Anonymous said...

I love the song! Thanks!

lusizova(at)rambler.ru

phogle said...

sure would be give to have the old cartoons all back. I love banana splits. hope I win

luvey said...

The Banana Splits was my all time favorite show when I was a kid! Even after all of these years, I know the theme song by heart. How wonderful that they are bringing the show back.

tutugirl said...

I totally remember them!!! I would love being able to share them with my kids. They love the old cartoons that I used to watch so I'm sure they would get a kick out of these too.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! A total blast from the past. I am 44 and so remember watching this show, it brings back such memories. I will now be able to watch with my grandchildren. (This will be my excuse)LOL. I really can't wait, this is awesome. Melissa (Spinmel@aol.com)

tlcfromtn said...

I love the Banana Splits theme song and now the grandkids will be able to watch them. This is great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jinxy and Me said...

This really brings me back to my childhood! I'm 41, so this was right in my time frame. I am so excited to see them back!

jennem said...

They are so quirky and funny...truly vintage!

jennem22 at yahoo dot com

lisacna said...

Now my kids can watch a show that was a favorite of mine when I was a kid!

NesieBird said...

I love their "groovy" music and am glad to see them return.

Jodi said...

I have heard so much about them, and it looks like it will be something my youngest would love, and the shirt would fit her :)

purehrt555(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Izzie said...

The Bananna Splits are coming back -- yeah! This T-shirt will be so cute, for a boy or a girl, but of course, if I win, it's going to my darling girl.

blueviolet said...

That was my generation and I adored that show! It was the best part of being home sick from school. This is fabulous! The music is what I'm looking forward to hearing again.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

dolls123 said...

The music

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

sharon said...

have never seen them but they look fun, from the photo here

maggie0352 said...

I like them and I'm sure my grand children will too. Thanks for the chance to win. maggie0352@aol.com

esper_d said...

The thing I like most about their return is that I might win a tshirt out of it!

Gianna said...

I love that they have them on the cartoon network and my kids are enjoying them now

ami said...

They're cute and my little boy would love this tshirt!

ami

vuittongrl1975@yahoo.com

ssmina said...

it's great they are returning but to be honest I never heard of them...(I do remember bananas and pajamas) but my son loves monkeys and animals either way, thanks for the giveaway!

klp1965 said...

i think they are all adorable happy to have them back :)

hammielover1 said...

What I love most about the return of the Banana Splits is that they bring back so many memories! To be a kid again....

carissaad said...

I've never heard of them, but it looks like a cute show. I'm sure the kids in my family will be fans.

Thanks!

carissaad at aol dot com

Susanne said...

They are fun to watch and love their music!

LBSGONE said...

Na na na, nana na, na na na, nana na, one banana, two banana three banana four, four bananas make a bunch and so do may more!!! I so wanted to be one of the sour grapes when i was little!!
cherylfrancisco@hotmail.com

Buki Family said...

never heard of them before but they sound fun.

Anonymous said...

This restarts the residuals to the estates of the original performers.

penguin28 said...

I remeber the Banana Splits and the theme song was great. I am excited to introduce my kids to it.

penguinchick@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win.

lilyk said...

I love how these animal characters are so cute and musically talented!

Jason said...

Great contest

donna444444 said...

My kids would like it.

Abby said...

My kids are gonna love this show as much as I did!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

Lilith Silvermane said...

I. Would. Cry.

I have been talking about this show my whole life! I loved it as a kid and no one ever knew what I was talking about.

This would be such a cool gift I'd cry... alot! My daughters get to grow up knowing this show.. how cool is that??

bboyle said...

I was not aware of this show but I love retro stuff so I am sure it will be fun to watch.