#30YearsofGIFs – 2

 

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

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 264

 

From angry to fabulous at the click of a button.

GIF: homoswitch                                                                                                                                       DATE: 19/12/2008

Credits: Ratedesi Forums

Umbrella-ella-ella

 

Today in London, the British weather has been doing what it’s best at doing. Continuously raining since at least three in the morning. I had to lug my big Dunlop brolly with me and my colleague slipped in the rain, getting injured in the hand by hers in the process.

Credit: Skype unofficial blog

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 172

 

The classic smileys are back with a lesson on table manners. Here , a primitive emoji launches some killer bum fumes courtesy of three tortilla wraps and a hefty vindaloo. Totally anti-social, not to mention smelly.

GIF: fartsmiley                                                                                                                   DATE: 21/06/2008

Credits: Ratedesi Forums

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 153

 

X marks the spot… and your picture is an Error 404.

GIF: connie_redx                                                                                                                DATE: 24/05/2008

Credits: Ratedesi Forums