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~ Harley Williams about the show the Splits are putting on.
The Banana Splits is the titular main antagonistic faction of the 2019 direct-to-video horror comedy film The Banana Splits Movie, based on the 1968-1970 television series that has the same name as the organization. These robotic mascots are created by Karl and go on a killing spree after learning about the show's cancellation.
The Splits start out as goofy, happy go lucky mascots who star on The Banana Splits Show. When young Harley Williams and his family attend a taping of the show for Harley's birthday, the mascots learn that their show was cancelled. Drooper kills co-worker Stevie by shoving a lollipop prop down his throat and Fleegle kills Thadd by sawing him in half. Fleegle and Drooper make Rebecca and Jonathan go on a slippery obstacle course, while Drooper films the action. Rebecca slips, spraining her fingers, and Jonathan slips and lands on his face. When they make it to the end, Fleegle stabs Jonathan with the blue key, and pushes him off the top, killing him, and when Rebecca reaches the end of the course, Drooper smashes her head with his hammer, killing her.
While looking for a way out, Harley, Zoe, and Parker come across Snorky. When Harley attempts to convince him to help them, Snorky redeems himself and agrees to help them. They come across the Banana Splits "entertaining" imprisoned children by committing gruesome acts, such as igniting Stevie's corpse and ripping off Andy's limbs. Snorky chains the survivors as well, but secretly gives Harley the keys to set everyone free. The Splits chase after them. When Fleegle and Drooper attack and overpower Beth, Austin kills Fleegle by impaling him through the head with a metal pole and Harley tosses the toy he received from his father to Beth, which she uses to kill Drooper by shooting him through his mouth.
At the exit, the survivors are ambushed by Bingo, declaring that time was almost up. Snorky attempts to fight Bingo, only for Bingo to stab Snorky and rip his heart-like core out. Before Bingo is able to kill Harley and his family, Snorky uses the last of his energy to rip Bingo's head in half before succumbing to his wounds. However, this would not be the end of the Splits, as Poppy takes off with their corpses on the Banana Buggy, having gone insane from Thadd's death. Fleegle's eyes light up and a distorted laugh comes from the animatronic.
The film itself is speculated to be based on the cancelled Five Nights at Freddy's film which would have been produced by Warner Bros.. The events of the film are similar to the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise.
The dramatic change of The Banana Splits from a children's show to an R-Rated gory horror film has led the film to gain infamy, with both fans of the absurdity and critics who object to the sudden (and officially approved) change of tone.
Fleegle and Bingo's feet were switched in this film.
During Snorky and Bingo's fight, Elephant and Lion sound effects played. Snorky makes the elephant noises, while Bingo makes the lion noises.