Those marketers are so smart

How many trends from your childhood have you seen make a comeback now that you are a parent?

The Care Bears?

Strawberry Shortcake?


Marketers know that they can get us by appealing to our own childhood memories.

And now there’s a new one that’s back on the block: The Banana Splits. And they have a new website too.

Starting Sept 2, The Banana Splits will star in brand new comedy shorts and music videos on Cartoon Network. This Fab Four – Fleegle (a dog), Drooper (a lion), Bingo (a gorilla) and Snorky (an elephant) – is ready to introduce their unique style of humor and catchy music to a whole new generation of young fans.

What trends from your childhood would you like to see make a comeback?


  1. DeniseRMT says:

    I am so happy that Hello Kitty is mainstream. I loved Hello Kitty as a kid and now I can wear all the gear as an adult. Remember the Kroft Shows in the 70s? I would love to see Sigmund and the Sea Monsters or even the Bugaloos again.

  2. Mel @ A Box of Chocolates says:

    I was so exctied to see Cabbage Patch Dolls. I still remember my first one, Cathy, that my parents gave me on my 7th b-day. Zoe now has two of the dolls for her own and I play with mine with her. Love it!!!

  3. Front Porch Legacy says:

    Personally, I miss Bugs Bunny & the Smurfs. I wish they would bring back Saturday morning cartoons!

  4. topsytechie says:

    I think it sort of has come back, but I adored Holly Hobbie. I’m seeing more and more retro Hobbie stuff online now, which is like a fun flashback!

  5. Good Morning!

    Found you blog through the Adoptic widget.

    You are so right about marketing to sway our hearts! I was a huge Care Bear lover!

  6. Loralee Choate says:

    Punky Brewster.

    It would be rad to see if she was still sleeping in that flower cart bed in her 30’s.

  7. I was happy to see My Little Pony come back. Now if only I had little girls to justify buying them….

  8. mah-meeee says:

    smurfs!! i miss the smurfs cartoon…

  9. Samantha @ the Listener's post says:

    I agree with mah-meeee – it would be smurftastic if the little blue guys came back! Even if they were a little trippy!

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