Our second #30YearsofGIFs post introduces the ‘Dancing Banana’. This little yellow fellow was another Internet GIF pioneer. Appearing in the early 2000s, this fruit derived from a cult Flash video “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” made by Ryan Gancenia Etrata and Kevin Flynn (with the song “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” by The Buckwheat Boyz). Just like the Dancing Baby, the banana achieved celebrity status, appearing in a 2005 episode of Family Guy.
The Dancing Banana became so well-known that some forum owners set the word banana to show a dancing banana emoticon GIF.
Check out this fun article on GIF history by magazine ScoopWhoop, with its very own illustrative GIFs https://www.scoopwhoop.com/30yearsofgif/
Credits: Vijay Shah, Blingee, Know Your Meme
He’d make a great chef. Doesn’t need to bother with knives.
Credits: Giphy via GIFs, Funny GIFs and Facebook
If my bananas were this rubbery, I’d be concerned. If brown spots and spiders weren’t enough to worry about in the world of the yellow gun-shaped fruit.
Credits: Emiliano Neroni via gfycat, Tumblr, Sune Orange Lilla, Awesome GIF’s. and Facebook
Ah!.. the old banana peel trick. Not even the future is safe.
Credits: imgur via Fatma Özsezer, GIFS to share. GIFS à partager. and Facebook
How did he manage to get the other sock on?…did a pineapple step in to assist?
Credits: Giphy via Liliane Brain, GIFS to share. GIFS à partager. and Facebook
Today at work I ‘swung’ by my friend/colleague Aveer’s desk to chat about life, ladies and stuff. He had a banana on his desk which he tried offering me half of. I declined. Then I drew on his banana. Thankfully said banana complied, unlike the fruit being chased by the baby chimp above.
Credits: Elvis WeatherCock via Kathy Thompson, GIFS to share. GIFS à partager. and Facebook