CBC Television Network

Bananas, The

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1969

Broadcast Medium: Television

Rod Coneybeare had successfully blended teaching and humour for young people in collaboration with Charles Winter on their radio program, The Rod and Charles Show, and with Bob Homme on The Friendly Giant, where Coneybeare played the voices of Rusty the Rooster and Jerome the Giraffe. With producer Robert Gibbons (who also produced Mr. Dressup), Coneybeare created The Bananas as an attempt to teach young people “attitudes through humour.”

Aired Thursdays 4:30-5:00 p.m., January/February 1969

Written by John Corcelli – April, 2002