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

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The show's title card.

Status: Found

Date found: 18 Dec '19

Found by: Milk Prayer/Mophead19961

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. Thankfully, some contributors managed to save home VHS recordings from this time period.

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 resurfaced in May 2017 – being made publicly available by LMW contributors CDCB2 and DJ Bob. "Supersonic Binyah," thought to be the fourth episode aired, was found in its entirety, while "Follow That Pup," thought to be the following episode, misses a couple of seconds after the intro.

In December 2019, LMW Discord user Marnen005 (aka Milk Prayer) found the three final episodes, "The Three Little Duckponies", "Binyah has a Yummy Cake", and "Night Fright", on a VHS recording. Some of the episodes have the end credits and the full opening theme. "The Three Little Duckponies", "Binyah has a Yummy Cake", and "Night Fright" have been uploaded to YouTube by user Archive and Lost Media Talks.

Gallery

The opening for Binyah Binyah!.
"The Three Little Duckponies".
"Binyah has a Yummy Cake".
"Night Fright

External Links

References

  1. Rick Lyon's TV: Binyah Binyah Retrieved 29 Aug '16
  2. Binyah's Pond - TVRage.com Retrieved 29 Aug '16
  3. SeanSongs Retrieved 29 Aug '16