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

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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 contributors CDCB2 and DJ Bob. Episode 4, which was found in its entirety and episode 5, with a couple of seconds missing after the intro. The first three episodes remain unresurfaced as of January 2019.

Gallery

A promo for Binyah Binyah.
The opening for Binyah Binyah.

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