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And Bingo was his Name-o

Wed, 30/03/2011 - 00:08


Everyone knows the old song about a dog named Bingo. Remember 'B-I-N-G-O and Bingo was his name-o!' In addition to this famous dog, Bingo, did you know there are other well-known characters named Bingo? Here are just a few:

Bingo the Dog on the Cracker Jacks box

The boy on the Cracker Jack box is named Sailor Jack and his dog is named Bingo. They were introduced in 1919. They were modeled on the creator's grandson, Robert, and his dog.

Bingo the Dog from the movie BINGO

This movie is about a dog who was thrown out of the circus and then separated from his only friend. If that isn't enough he was accused of a crime he didn't commit. Sounds like an interesting movie! 

Bingo the comic book

Archie comics were a big favorite of mine when I was little. There used to be a spin-off Archie magazine about a boy named Bingo. He was a clumsy but well-meaning kid who was somewhat lucky with the ladies but not so much with their parents. He also played in a band. Referred to as the Newest and Brightest star in comics Bingo looked like a cool spin-off but unfortunately Archie's popularity overrode Bingo's and it didn't continue. Boo! 

The Get Along Gang

I loved the Get Along Gang as a kid. I had a couple of stuffed animals and still have one that I have now passed on to my little one. The show is about a group of animals who travel through the countryside in its Clubhouse Caboose  and help people along the way. One of the characters was Bingo Beaver, a cute little busy beaver always ready to help whenever needed. 

The Banana Splits show

The Banana Splits show combined action, hijinks and rock music. They were a rock band made up of a dog, a lion, a gorilla named Bingo and an elephant. The band was designed to resemble the Monkees. 

Bingo certainly is an amazing game and a great name. 

Hopefully this list has brought back some memories. If you know of any other characters let us know on our Facebook or Twitter pages.