Monday, November 16, 2009

Saturday Superstar Movie: The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park!

It's a big post this time around! The Saturday Superstar Movie was an interesting experiment on ABC for one or two seasons... every episode was a pilot for a possible new series! So far as I know, the only ones that were successful were "Yogi's Ark" (piloted as "Yogi's Ark Lark") and "Lassie's Rescue Rangers" (pilot aired as Lassie and the Secret of Thunder Mountain"). Others in the series were "Oliver Twist and the Artful Dodger" (in two parts, probably not a pilot), "Gidget Makes the Wrong Connection," "Robin Hoodnik," "Tabitha and Adam Meet the Clown Family" (the Stevens children from "Bewitched" meet a family musical group that dresses like clowns), "Lost in Space," and "Nanny and the Professor." At least, those are what's listed in "The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoon Series," but I know there was also one teaming up King Features characters like Flash Gordon, The Phantom, Snuffy Smith, and Popeye, plus Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Goolies!

Saturday Superstar Movie Promotion

The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park


  1. I remember some of them, but not all. Bizarre and yet so cool.

    And Banana Splits always rock!

  2. Of course, the Banana Splits always rock! Too bad there's not good enough quality film of the Banana Splits Show for a DVD release...