A Song a Day – Day 91

Did anyone else used to watch the Banana Splits? I remember it from Saturday mornings as a kid. The theme tune was great, and guess what? Here it is.

The bit with the Splits going down the big slide reminds of what is still the funniest thing I’ve even seen. One year, when we were kids, we went camping at somewhere with a great big slide, just like the one shown in the video (known at the time as a slippery dip). My brother and I spent a lot of time on that slide, and one day our beloved dog, Perry, came along with us. She followed us up the stairs to the top of the slide, only to realise three-quarters of the way up that it might not be such a good idea after all. However, there were so many kids coming up the stairs, she couldn’t manage to push her way back down and more or less got swept along to the  top. Where she was faced with a big dilemma. How to get down?

After a lot of barking, and fruitless attempts to reach the stairs, she tried to walk down the slide. You can imagine the rest. It was like watching a cartoon dog, only much, much funnier. Poor thing. It still makes me laugh thinking about it.

Anyway, back to the, err, music. Here are the Banana Splits, with the Banana Splits theme tune.


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