The Banana Splits Wiki
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The Banana Splits are an artificial musical group of four animal characters played by actors in costume miming to music:

  • Fleegle, a beagle playing guitar
  • Bingo, a gorilla playing drums
  • Drooper, a lion playing bass
  • Snorky, an elephant playing keyboard

They starred in their own television series, 1968's The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, and its 2008 revival, as well as a 1972 telefilm, The Banana Splits in Hocus-Pocus Park.

Their suits were designed by Sid and Marty Krofft.

Original Name

Joe Barbera explained in his autobiography, My Life in 'Toons, that the original name for the series was to be The Banana Bunch. However, there was already a children's book by that name and the author refused permission to use the title. Unfortunately, Kellogg's had already printed up 1.25 million cereal boxes branded with "The Banana Bunch" to tie in with the show. They were ultimately tossed into the trash.

Music

They released an album titled We're the Banana Splits and several singles from it.

Comics

They starred in their own Gold Key Comics title.



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