Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Return of the Banana Splits

This contest is now closed. The winner will be notified via e-mail.

I asked my dad if he remembered the Banana Splits from the 60's and he said yes and told me it was a "goofy tv show about four characters who did zany, corny things and cracked jokes." TheBananaSplits GroupShot

And after looking at the website for the Banana Splits relaunch, I'd have to say I agree. He remembered it being a bit silly and not his taste, but then I reminded him it was aimed at a 4-7 year old audience and he conceded that it would probably work best for that age group.

Even though I wasn't there, this is exactly what I would imagine a 60's era kiddies' show would be like. It seems like Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in before they grew up. The show will being airing on the Cartoon Network on September 2.

To celebrate the re-launch of this classics kid's show, I am giving away

  • One, very cool, limited edition (really, there are only 500 of these in existence), Banana Splits toddler t-shirt, made with comfy organic cotton, and
  • a vintage 1960s Banana Splits poster.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me something you liked about the Banana Splits website or something about your favorite children's show. I'll accept comments until next Wednesday, August 13th.

This contest is open to those with a US mailing address (because I have to pay the shipping charges). Oh, and the great prize is courtesy of Team Mom!

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23 comments:

  1. These things look crazy weird. I'd like to win the tee for my son. The site is cool - I like the videos.

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  2. Cute website
    I liked the music section
    KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

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  3. I like the jokes sections, I will remember the lemonade joke.
    hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. This is fantastic! The Banana Splits was my husband's favorite TV show as a kid. He plays the theme song all of the time for our daughter on his ipod. He even put it on a CD to play it in his car. I told him about it coming up on the 2nd, and he's determined to dvr all of the episodes! We (more like my hubby and daughter) would be THRILLED to win the poster (it would be proudly displayed in our home) and t-shirt (my hubby would love to see our two-year old daughter in it)!

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  5. My hubby wanted me to add: Tra-la-la-Tra-la-la-la, Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la. HAHA!

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  6. ohmygosh, I loved the Banana Splits, they were up there with Captain Kangaroo in my book, LOL I think it was the attaction of the singing and the silly animal characters.

    If we won the vintage poster, I'd have to have framed and put in the lil munkey's room! (or maybe mine? LOL) I'd love to take a picture of her in that shirt, that's for sure!

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  7. Aack..Why did I click on the song? Now I'll never get that song out of my head. Tra-la-la. I used to love this show. When I was little it was in reruns. It was so corny that it was funny. My favorite show was actually the Muppets. I have Seasons 1-3, so far.

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  8. I don't remember too much of the Banana Splits. From the Chicago Lan?d area, does anyone remember the Funny Company, or Suzy Snowflake? Or Clutch Cargo?
    I'll have to watch it when it debuts on September 2nd!

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  9. Oh, wow! I had totally forgotten about hte Banana Splits - that's really a blast from the past! I love that their web site has music and even a NEW song!

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  10. Oh, my goodness!!! It's been a long time! I LOVED THIS SHOW! Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la... I loved the music! 1 banana, 2 banana...

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  11. Fun website. I like the music. My son would love it!

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  12. My daughter enjoyed the music, this looks like it will be a cute show for pre-schoolers to watch.

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  13. I like the music and the jokes on the Banana Splits website.

    It is a fun site.

    Thank you!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. This is a very fun website with fun music. I love the whole idea of the website for kids. The interactive part of this is great!

    amber_gwynne@yahoo.com

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  15. The joke section is my favorite. i remember some from when I was younger.
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  16. How great is this? It seems as though all kinds of old cartoons are making a comeback. Great idea, we love all cartoon, new or old. Especially scooby doo and speed racer at our house. Great idea!

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  17. I love the music on the site. It's a lot of fun.

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  18. What a fun interactive website! I remember watching the Banana Splits in the morning before going to school. This was the mid 70's tho, must of been repeats! I so remember that song!

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  19. I have never heard of the Banana Splits, but their website is cute. I liked the Banana Roller Coaster game. ldsmom2201(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. My son LOVES HigglyTown. That is all he will watch. I have the theme song burned into my head!

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  21. I am so excited they're bringing back The Banana Splits Show. My favorite part of their website is, of course, the opening theme song - one banana, two banana, three banana, four -- and of course all the tra-la-la's. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

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  22. I've never seen this show, but my son would probably like it. He likes any show where they sing, especially Teletubbies.

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