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15 Reasons Why "Gullah Gullah Island" Is The Only Kids Show That Matters

Two words — Binyah Binyah.

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1. The parents on the show, Ron and Natalie, were actually married in real life.

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Which explains their chemistry and portrayal of a healthy black couple.

2. Binyah Binyah polliwog, the only frog that could encourage you to dance and go out and play.

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You could always count on Binyah to liven things up, he is the living embodiment of Gullah Gullah Island. Not to mention his amazing voice that took you forever to impersonate.

3. The vibrant color schemes of every room alone would brighten your day.

4. Natalie's locs were enough reason to tune in every episode — they were always on point.

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5. Chansome the pelican, the bird that always offered a helping hand reminding you to be responsible.

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Chansome was the quirky, fish loving pelican. He was the friend that meant the best and tried to keep Binyah Binyah on his feet — even when he himself was off the ground.

6. Their magical use of animation let your imagination run wild.

It was an extra treat when they would incorporate live action animation into an episode.

7. Every episode had an endless amount of original songs you could turn up to.

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8. They broke racial stereotypes with the father Ron.

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The epitome of the corny, lovable dad.

9. The show blessed the world with the “Peanut Butter and Jelly” song.

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While most shows would have their characters eating burgers, pizza, and junk food, Gullah Gullah Island took a more health and wealth conscious approach to lunchtime.

10. It was the only kids show that could have doubled as a legit cooking program.

Who didn't want a serving of their gumbo, jumbalaya, and crawfish?

11. Normalizing hip-hop culture by introducing us to the coolest childrens television son ever — James.

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12. And the kick-ass cousin Vanessa.

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Vanessa wasn't afraid to speak her mind and break gender stereotypes by schooling her cousin James in any competition. You might also remember her from Kenan and Kel, and My Brother and Me.

13. They openly embraced their African culture.

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They had African art all throughout the living room.

14. The show celebrated diversity and embraced all cultures.

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It taught you to be proud of your own culture and ethnicity and still appreciate others on Gullah Gullah Island.

15. And they always acknowledged the viewer.

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You better break that fourth wall.

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