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.


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.


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.


Of the five aired episodes, two resurfaced in May 2017 – being made publicly available by Lost Media Wiki 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. The first three episodes – "Binyah Has a Yummy Cake," "Night Fright" and "The Three Little Duckponies"[4] remain unresurfaced as of July 2019.


The opening for Binyah Binyah!.

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