The Banana Splits Adventure Hour

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The Banana Splits Adventure Hour
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Network: NBC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Original release: September 7, 1968September 5, 1970


Starring: Paul Winchell
Jeff Winkless
Daws Butler
Terence H. Winkless
Allan Melvin
Anne W. Withrow
James Dove
Jay North
John Stephenson
Frank Gerstle
Shari Lewis
Henry Corden
Jonathan Harris
Barney Phillips
Don Messick
Bruce Watson
Teddy Eccles
Julie Bennett
Patsy Garrett
Tommy Cook
Frank Aletter
Michael Vincent
Ronne Troup
Rockne Tarkington
Kahana
Victor Eberg
Rodrigo Arrendondo
Executive producer(s): Joseph Barbera
William Hanna
Producer(s): Edward J. Rosen
Music composed by: Ted Nichols
David Mook
Writer(s): Jack Hanrahan
Jimmie Young
Ellis Kadison
Anthony Spinner
Director(s): Richard Donner
Tom Boutross
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The Banana Splits Adventure Hour is a live-action American television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The series originally aired on NBC. It ran from 1968 to 1970, airing 31 episodes. When it was syndicated in 1970 as The Banana Splits and Friends Show.

The show debuted with segments, The Three Musketeers, Arabian Knights, Micro Ventures and Danger Island.

Production

Development

Segments

Music

The opening theme song is called "The Tra La La Song," which was written by Ritchie Adams and Mark Barkan. The music was composed by Ted Nichols and David Mook.

Episodes

Episode Number Air date
"Episode 1" 1x01 September 7, 1968
"Episode 2" 1x02 September 14, 1968
"Episode 3" 1x03 September 21, 1968
"Episode 4" 1x04 September 28, 1968
"Episode 5" 1x05 October 5, 1968
"Episode 6" 1x06 October 12, 1968
"Episode 7" 1x07 October 19, 1968
"Episode 8" 1x08 October 26, 1968
"Episode 9" 1x09 November 2, 1968
"Episode 10" 1x10 November 9, 1968
"Episode 11" 1x11 November 16, 1968
"Episode 12" 1x12 November 23, 1968
"Episode 13" 1x13 November 30, 1968
"Episode 14" 1x14 December 7, 1968
"Episode 15" 1x15 September 7, 1968
"Episode 16" 1x16 September 14, 1968
"Episode 17" 1x17 September 21, 1968
"Episode 18" 1x18 January 11, 1969
"Episode 19" 2x01 September 6, 1969
"Episode 20" 2x02 September 13, 1969
"Episode 21" 2x03 September 20, 1969
"Episode 22" 2x04 September 27, 1969
"Episode 23" 2x05 October 4, 1969
"Episode 24" 2x06 October 11, 1969
"Episode 25" 2x07 October 18, 1969
"Episode 26" 2x08 October 25, 1969
"Episode 27" 2x09 November 1, 1969
"Episode 28" 2x10 November 8, 1969
"Episode 29" 2x11 November 15, 1969
"Episode 30" 2x12 November 22, 1969
"Episode 31" 2x13 November 29, 1969

Cast

References