Binyah Binyah (Lost Nick Jr. Puppet TV Series; 1997-1998)
|An on set photo.|
Somewhere between eight and thirteen episodes were recorded between July and August of 1997, and only five episodes aired on Nick Jr. during its only TV run, February 2-6, 1998. The series was named after the main character of the original show, Binyah Binyah the Polliwog. Nickelodeon decided to pass on the series, and it never aired again.
There was no home media release for Binyah Binyah due to how briefly it ran, and thus, bootleg copies are impossible to find. An on set photo of the series has resurfaced and showed puppeteer Rick Lyon controlling a character from the show named "Swimpy" and the photo can be seen above. Aside from this no footage or screenshots have ever resurfaced of the short lived series and all five aired episodes are now considered lost.
Supposedly puppeteer Rick Lyon was asked about the series. He claimed that only the 5 aired episodes ever existed in full form while the rest were never finished. Allegedly he had a copy of the 5 episodes but the VHS was distorted over time.