The Banana Splits and Friends Show

TV review by Deirdre Sheppard, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Classic kids' show mixes cartoons and music.

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 6+

Harmless and very entertaining!

This is a fun, witty and immensely enjoyable anthology show for young children, featuring lots of toe-tapping tunes, colourful imagery and cartoon action. The characters of Fleegle, Drooper, Bingo and Snorky have a lot of kid-appeal and their silly antics are bound to tickle young viewers. As for the cartoon/live-action segments, Danger Island is very campy and features some stereotypes, but the Three Musketeers and the Arabian Nights are well-written with great characters and humour. There is some mild violence in them but it's very comical and does not undermine the messages of teamwork and friendship. This show was also my introduction to the aesthetic and style of the 1960s and as a result I've been a fan of the 60s ever since!

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age 2+

Mindless fun

This is just clean, mindless fun for youngsters. There are live action skits between the cartoons and kids will love it. I watched it when I was a kid and now my kids watch it and they range in age from 2 to 13. Sid and Marty Kroft had their hands in this and any child of the '70s know those folks. This is much better than some of the stuff being pumped out today.

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