I’m sure most of you remember the Banana Splits. They were that famous and influential rock band that changed the face of the ’60s with their music; songs that have stood the test of time and are still with us today. Late in the band’s career, things had begun to get hectic and stressful. The members’ lives were heading in different directions. They were growing apart; no longer the same wide-eyed kids they were when they started out. But before they called it a day, they put out one final album: Let It Split.
Okay, not really. I just made up all that stuff. Knowledgeable visitors will realize that what I’ve done here is a riff off the cover of the Beatles’ last album, Let It Be, only recast with the members of the Banana Splits. Going clockwise from the upper left, you have Drooper, Fleegle, Snorky and Bingo.
Yes, when I was a kid, I would watch The Banana Splits Adventure Hour. Fun times. I’ll even admit to having sent away for the Banana Splits Fan Club Kit. No Sour Grapes Bunch for me! No sir! Sing it with me now: “Tra la la, la la la la,…” 🙂
They probably never sang, “Oh, yes, we have no bananas, we have no bananas today.…”
Uh, not that I can recall, no.
But I wouldn’t have put it past the writers to have used that song as part of some kind of a slapstick quasi-vaudeville bit. Possibly also involving the Sour Grapes Bunch. They did a lot of those kinds of things.
Great Image. I haven’t seen this album in years.
Fun fact for your readers: The Monkees, Kiss and the Banana Splits are THE SAME FOUR GUYS…just trying different gimmicks in different periods.
…And that sound you hear in the distance is the heads of some people exploding, out there on the internet.
I’m glad you like this, Lance! Thanks for stopping by.
This is very clever! You brought together my first bands in such a lovely way. I’ve seen many ‘Let It Be’ cover parodies, but this is my fave.
I’m glad you liked it. This was one of those visual ideas that, once they pop into your head, they stay there until you let them out.
I watched The Banana Splits and Friends when it was in syndicated reruns in the ’70s; I was able to get so much Hanna-Barbera goodness in a week’s time. The original series reran on Boomerang for awhile; I miss those days. And I know what you mean about The Sour Grapes Bunch, but remember, we never actually saw them; just their messenger, Charlie. We could certainly hear what they did, though(lol).
I always thought these girls were the Sour Grapes Bunch.
I did, too, at first. There were five in all, but they usually appeared one at a time, introduced as Charlie. All five were featured together in one of the group’s musical numbers, “Doin’ the Banana Split”; I think that’s what made their first impression on me.