Binyah Binyah (partially found Nick Jr. puppet TV series; 1997-1998)


Binyah Binyah
The show's title card.
The show's title card.
Status Partially Found

Binyah Binyah[1] (also known as Binyah's Pond [2] or Binyah Binyah Polliwog [3]) was a short-lived spin-off series of the popular Nick Jr. series Gullah Gullah Island.

Broadcast

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 hard to come by.

Existence

Rick Lyon controlling Swimpy on set.

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. He allegedly had a copy of the 5 episodes on VHS, but the tape deteriorated over time.

Availability

Of the five aired episodes, two episodes resurfaced in May 2017, being made publicly available by Lost Media Wiki contributor CDCB2 and DJ Bob. Episode 4 – found in its entirety – is available here, while Episode 5 – with a couple of seconds missing after the intro – is available here. The first three episodes remain unresurfaced as of May 2017.

References

  1. Rick Lyon's TV: Binyah Binyah Retrieved 29 Aug 2016.
  2. Binyah's Pond - TVRage.com Retrieved 29 Aug 2016.
  3. SeanSongs Retrieved 29 Aug 2016.

Comments


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Insultingiguana

17 months ago
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I asked rick lyon about this, and there where only 5 episodes compleated in full, he had a copy but the vhs got distorted.
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Anonymous user #1

8 months ago
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Had no idea there even was a spinoff... I used to love Gullah Gullah.
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BlackBearCJ

8 months ago
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Has anyone gotten in contact with Ron or Natalie Daise and ask if they know anything or if they have any copies? They were part of the cast and created Gullah Gullah.
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JonM313

7 months ago
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If all episodes only aired once, I doubt this will ever be found
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BlackBearCJ

7 months ago
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Houndtown was found, you never know.
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Sf95

5 months ago
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Can the links to the found episodes be posted?
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BlackBearCJ

5 months ago
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They haven't been ripped and uploaded yet.
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Anonymous user #2

5 months ago
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CDCB2 here -- DJ Bob is going to send me the tape (hopefully on Monday) for a lossless transfer so we can preserve these in the best possible quality.
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Anonymous user #3

4 months ago
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release them to YouTube plz
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Gorillaz27

4 months ago
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It's May, now. I've begun to think this finding is a hoax. Please prove me wrong.
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SenaUW

4 months ago
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Looks like CDCB is receiving the tape on tuesday, hopefully ripping it as soon as it arrives.
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CDCB

4 months ago
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Lol, a hoax? Riiiiiight.... :P

http://www.y...=5ouDLrUyARE
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SenaUW

4 months ago
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Episode 4, courtesy of CDCB (please refrain from mirroring it): https://driv...EUUxBSnRyU0k
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Anonymous user #4

4 months ago
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Thanks for the link SenaUW.
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SenaUW

4 months ago
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You're welcome. Episode 5 is coming out later today, so stay tuned ;)
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Anonymous user #4

4 months ago
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Thanks to Mynameismeh.
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SenaUW

4 months ago
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That was a misunderstanting actually... only episodes 4 and 5 were effectively found so far. The former has been uploaded and we are now waiting for the latter.
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SenaUW

4 months ago
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misunderstanding*
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Imperfectlyfine

4 months ago
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http://www.e...amp;_sacat=0

Found a bunch of eBay listings for a show called "Gullah Gullah island"
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Anonymous user #5

4 months ago
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Gullah Gullah Island is the original show. Binyah Binyah is the spin-off.
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SilenceEnigma

4 months ago
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I never thought that any footage of this would ever be found. And man I was wrong
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Ryanskii

4 months ago
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Ok guys, CBCD is going to finish up editing Binyah Binyah Island today or tomorrow
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Anonymous user #4

4 months ago
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There are a couple of seconds cut off.
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CDCB

4 months ago
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I'm aware of that.
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CDCB

4 months ago
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That's how the recording was made.
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Anonymous user #4

4 months ago
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Will you get the first 3 episodes CDCB?
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CDCB

3 months ago
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Probably not. Finding eps 4 and 5 was a matter of pure luck.
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Anonymous user #4

3 months ago
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Who is going to find the first 3 episodes of Binyah Binyah?
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Anonymous user #4

3 months ago
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Since CDCB is not doing it.
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SenaUW

3 months ago
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I think you noticed that most comments on this article were deleted, right? Please don't make the administrators do it again...

Answering your question: CDCB was NOT looking for episodes of this series specifically, he just happened to chance upon a tape lot that happened to have episodes recorded. So, we can't say WHO will find those remaining episodes, they might just appear in the wild and whoever gives the most money, CDCB or not, takes them. Get it?
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Anonymous user #6

2 months ago
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Did CDCB did the trading?
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Anonymous user #7

2 months ago
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Yes he did.
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Anonymous user #8

2 months ago
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I'm hopeful that the full series will be eventually found in its entirety.
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Anonymous user #9

1 months ago
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Who is going to find the first three episodes?
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Ryanskii

1 months ago
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Who knows
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Anonymous user #9

1 months ago
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CDCB2 and DJ Bob found the last two episodes.
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Anonymous user #10

5 days ago
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Let me know who gets the first three episodes Ryanskii.
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Ryanskii

5 days ago
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Will do my good man
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