Rare catch up with Ron and Natalie Daise from Gullah Gullah Island


Remember those sunny days when we used to play together? Yeah, so do we.

Nickelodeon began transporting children to a fictional island in 1994. Gullah Gullah Island. Starring real life couple Ron And Natalie Daise, the series—based on the West African culture Gullah Geechee—taught preschoolers about family, sea critters and kindness through song and dance. Binyah Binyah, a five-foot polliwog was also a part of the group.

But perhaps more importantly, the show allowed its young viewers to feel represented in a TV landscape that didn’t always reflect how the world looked. The songs and stories featured in were undiscovered by many. Gullah Gullah IslandThese were the real lives of Ron & Natalie. Even their children SimeonAnd SaraHad roles!

Even though they gave up in 1998, the family continues to share their culture with the world through art.

So, just put your foot in your hand—that means hurry up—because E! News met with the South Carolina couple to discuss the positive things they have shared.

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