The Banana Splits Get Resurrected In a New Horror Movie

Chris Cummins Feb 20, 2019

A revival of the classic Hanna-Barbera costumed characters will have The Banana Splits leaning in to their creepy side.

As a child, I was scared by everything from the Blue Meanies from The Beatles' Yellow Submarine movie to Waylon Flowers' wise-cracking Madame puppet.

Admittedly, I was a weird kid.

But in my defense, growing up in the 1970s and '80s meant that you were bombarded with supposedly lovable characters who were in fact nothing but weaponized nightmare fuel.. Chief among these marketable terrors were the characters featured Hanna-Barbera's variety show/hellscape The Banana Splits.

Airing for two seasons from 1968-70, then repeated in syndication for perpetuity, this series combined the live-action antics of the animal-costumed characters Fleegle, Drooper, Bingo, and Snorky as they had indescrible adventures filmed at amusement parks that were intercut with other segments.

Most of the Splits-centric portions of the program had

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