Oh man, I remember watching The Banana Splits & Friends show in reruns, and this Hanna Barbara freakout never ceased to give me the heebie jeebies (though the phrase ‘and the guy who played Fleegle on the Banana Splits’ has been a standby random line of mine for ages).
One thing remains kick-ass though: The songs from that show are pure pop gems. Here’s the original opening to the Banana Splits show, featuring the oh-so-earworm ‘The Tra La La Song’. I wish I could find a clip of the cover version as performed by Liz Phair and Material Issue from the Saturday Morning: Cartoons’ Greatest Hits tribute CD from the mid-90’s. That’s a must-have album for indie pop fans.
Super thanks to the Saturday Morning Blog for the find.