The Banana Splits Adventure Hour

Also known as The Banana Splits and Friends Show
Genre Children
Live action
Directed by Richard Donner (Season 1)
Tom Boutross (Season 2)
Starring Jeff Winkless (as Jeffrey Brock)
Ginner Whitcombe (as Fleegle 2008)
Terence H. Winkless (as Terence Henry)
Dan Winkless (as Daniel Owen)
James “Jimmy” Dove
Steve Kincannon
Voices of Paul Winchell
Daws Butler
Allan Melvin
Don Messick
Theme music composer Nelson B. Winkless, Jr. (credited to Ritchie Adams & Mark Barkan)
Opening theme “Tra La La (One Banana, Two Banana)”
Composers Ted Nichols
David Mook
Country of origin United States
Original language English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 31 + shorts
Executive producers William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer Edward J. Rosen (Season 1)
Running time 45–48 minutes
Production companys Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Warner Bros. Television
Original network NBC
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 7, 1968 – September 5, 1970
Related shows The Skatebirds
Cattanooga Cats
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The Banana Splits Adventure Hour is an hour-long, packaged television variety program featuring The Banana Splits, a fictional rock band composed of four funny animal characters. The costumed hosts of the show were Fleegle (guitar, vocals), Bingo (drums, vocals), Drooper (bass, vocals) and Snorky (keyboards, effects).

The series was produced by Hanna-Barbera, and ran for 31 episodes on NBC Saturday mornings, from September 7, 1968, to September 5, 1970. The costumes and sets were designed by Sid and Marty Krofft and the series’ sponsor was Kellogg’s Cereals. The show featured both live action and animated segments and was Hanna-Barbera’s first foray into mixing live action with animation.

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