To help you wallow in nostalgia, let's quote the immortal Lester Bangs in The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll
: "The phenomenal success of this funny-paper combo led to a thousand Saturday-morning kiddy-video copies in the waning sixties and early seventies, including the leggy Josie and the Pussycats (actually a spin-off), Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution (acid-crazed simians), the Bugaloos (my personal faves), the Groovy Goolies (Munsters dipped in monosodium glutamate), the Banana Splits (whose theme song with its strange imagery - "Four banana, three banana, two banana, one / Five bananas playin' in the bright blue sun." - will be in my head unto the grave)."
While the Archie newspaper comic strip of today is very much a zombie franchise, the anonymous team behind it appears to be very culture-aware. The comic humor site The Comics Curmudgeon
took to referring to the "Archie Joke-Generating Laugh Unit 3000," abbreviated to 'AJGLU-3000,' a computer alleged to be supplying the jokes for the Archie strip that combines a dim awareness of the methods of humor without comprehending human nature. After the running gag went on for months, characters in the Archie universe actually started referring to the AJGLU-3000 themselves.