Banana Splits Reboot - SUCKS!!!

Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:03 PM

1967.   Two LEGENDARY teams -  Hanna-Barbera and Sid & Marty Krofft came together to create a variety show that would mix live-action and animated shorts hosted by a rock group made up of wacky animals….calling themselves The Banana Splits.   The show lasted two years and spent the better part of three decades in syndcation.  

The show was a mix of The Monkees and (Peter Tork….Snork…Drooper speaking with a Nesmith drawl……Bingo with the exaggerated Dolenz smile) and Laugh-In.   The show was geared to both kids and adults.  Quite funny and with some toe-tappin’ musical numbers.   The show has survived for decades because it was nutty-fun and simple.  

….and of course someone came along and decides they need to piss on that legacy.   

I hesitated on even speaking on this - but I am so UNDERwhelmed by this half-ass attempt to take a known property and force it into the “Five Nights at Freddy’s” mold…that it is kinda ….sickening.    The production value looks so horrible and laughable.  The small sample of “acting” seems more wooden than Washington’s dentures.  

I post the trailer if only to purge it from my soul.    I CAN NOT imagine that Hanna-Barbera or the brothers Krofft would approve of this slap-dash-slash-film.    But just out of a morbid curiosity if you wanna see it - click below.