02 July 2007

Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper an' Snork

I know this so you should, too: According to Kurt Andersen, Bob Marley so loved the theme to The Banana Splits that he incorporated it into "Buffalo Soldiers."

Tra la la, la la la la
Tra la la, la la la la

became

Woy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy!
Woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy!

Which means that every time I hear "Buffalo Soldiers," the Banana Splits song is brain-gummed into my mind. Really perks up the work day.

For those of you who missed the stoned genius of late 60s "kid" shows, here's the full theme song. If you don't want it stuck in your head, I'd look away now.

The Banana Splits
Written by Ritchie Adams & Mark Barkan

One banana, two banana, three banana, four
Four bananas make a bunch and so do many more.
Over hill and highway the banana buggies go
Comin' to bring you the Banana Split show
Makin' up a mess of fun, makin' up a mess of fun
Lots of fun for everyone

(CHORUS)
Tra la la, la la la la
Tra la la, la la la la

Four banana, three banana, two banana, one
All bananas playin' in the bright warm sun.
Flippin' like a pancake, popping like a cork
Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper an' Snork

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Two banana, four banana, one banana, three
Swingin' like a bunch on monkeys, hangin' from a tree.
Hey there, ev'rybody, won't you come along and see
How much like Banana Splits ev'ryone can be

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Makin up a mess of fun
Makin up a mess of fun
Happiness for ev'ryone
Tra la la, la la la la
Tra la la, la la la la
Tra la la, la la la la

1 comment:

Liza said...

Right this moment? I hate you. Tra la la, la la la la driving me INSANE. :)