Thursday, September 30, 2010


Are you tired of hearing about dancing bananas? I hope not because the following video seems to be the definitive answer to any questions about this fun frolicking fruit.

Yes, indeed! Bananas are funny! Could it be their sunny yellow colour, or their curved shape? Or perhaps it has something to do with its ressemblance to a certain part of the male anatomy (which will henceforth go unmentioned)?! **cough**

In 1992 a couple of famous Australian bananas became very popular television stars with children all over the world!
Named B1 and B2 they were collectively known as  
Bananas in Pajamas. The show was inspired by a catchy tune written in the 1960s by the nephew of children's author Enid Blyton.

Here's a blast from the past with Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street and their Banana phone!

Perhaps this was the inspiration 
for Raffi's Bananaphone song...

Rumours abound about Richard Armitage appearing as a dancing banana in his early stage career. Richard himself has admitted it in a BBC1 Interview with Scott Mills & Becky, May 4th 2010. Even his new Spooks co-star Sophia Myles has admitted in a recent interview that she had in fact, appeared in play with Richard in which he performed this unenviable role.  So far no film clips have appeared of him wearing this costume. But that shouldn't stop his irrepressible fans from seeing him do a banana dance!


Avalon said...

I was shopping at the seasonal Halloween Shop and found a few banana costumes and I wondered who in their right mind would want to dress as a banana and trick-or-treat!

Nat at RA FanBlog said...

Oh Phylly... :)
Thank you for making me smile!

MaryKwizMiz said...

totally second your note to Mr. A :)
though I guess I went there before you. (every time I make smoothies and chuck in one of the yellow thingies I keep thinking of him. especially when combined with peaches :P)
I still have banana costume pics lying on my HD, had this weirdwickedwonderful manip planned.. then Spooks S9 came along.
might dig them out now. off to buy some fruit now.
have a great weekend.

tyme_4_t said...

You say banana I say banana we all say banana!
LOL - thanks for the laugh today and letting me know it's ok to be a part of the RA bunch...

Anonymous said...

I still don't believe it. :) I think he and Sophia Myles are conspiring to send us on a wild goose chase.

to add to your list, I can't help, however, but mention the group Bananarama, which I really loved back in the day:

Phylly3 said...

@Avalon--There are a lot of us "not in our right mind" is my guess! LOL
@Nat--Glad to return the favour! :)
@TTN -- Can't wait 'till you get around to finishing your banana manip! (That sounds like a recipe name, doesn't it? Mmmmm!)
@tyme_4_t -- Yes, we are quite the bunch, eh?
@servetus-- I was considering including Bananarama, but unless they were dressed up as bananas, it wouldn't have worked for me! LOL (You might notice my reference to them in the title of my vid!) Thanks for the link -- great memories!

Mulubinba said...

LOL - I loove your video, Phylly!!!

Phylly3 said...

Thanks Mulubinba! I missed hearing from you while you were away. Welcome back!

RAFrenzy said...

ROFLOL! and I rarely ROFLOL.

Now if you could just find a picture with yellow tights.

DEZMOND said...

now, how shall I ever have the heart to eat a banana again???? :)

Phylly3 said...

@RAFrenzy -- Yay! Very happy to hear you say so!
@DEZMOND -- LOL! "Close your eyes"!