Going Bananas
GenreComedy
Created byLen Janson
Chuck Menville
Written byWilliam Cannon
Richard Dimitri
Marc Gass
Len Janson
Chuck Menville
Michael Reeves
Directed byBob LaHendro
StarringJames Avery
Marie Denn
Emily Moultrie
Bill Saluga
Tim Topper
Lynnanne Zager
Music byHaim Saban
Shuki Levy
Opening theme"Going Bananas", performed by Irene Cara
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12
Production
Executive producersWilliam Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Running timeApprox 30 minutes
Production companyHanna-Barbera Productions
DistributorWorldvision Enterprises
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 15 (1984-09-15) –
December 1, 1984 (1984-12-01)

Going Bananas is a live-action superhero/comedy television series produced by Hanna-Barbera and ran from September 15 to December 1, 1984 on NBC.[1]

Plot

Roxana Banana is an orangutan that escaped from the zoo and was adopted by the Cole family.[2] One night, a mysterious spaceship comes down from the sky and endows Roxana with super powers via a lightning bolt. Roxana is pursued by two crooks who want to use her super powers for their own ill will, but Roxana's outdodging them by means of her powers, as well as the predicaments she creates for the Coles, provide much of the comedy for this series.[3]

Show add-ons

Also included was "Jungle Jukebox", a takeoff on the then-popular music videos using popular songs with animals in the visuals, as well as parodies of then-current TV shows and commercials using animals.

Cast

References

  1. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1997). The Encyclopedia of Daytime Television. Watson-Guptill Publications. p. 188. ISBN 978-0823083152. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  2. ^ Sennett, Ted (1989). The Art of Hanna-Barbera: Fifty Years of Creativity. Studio. p. 260. ISBN 978-0670829781. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  3. ^ Sennett, Ted (1989). The Art of Hanna-Barbera: Fifty Years of Creativity. Studio. p. 260. ISBN 978-0670829781. Retrieved 2 June 2020.