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->''"A banana has two uses: food... and entertainment."''
-->-- '''Garfield''', ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1982&addr=820204 February 4, 1982]]

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Guaranteed to send a character into a SlipperySkid, a Banana Peel is one of the most dangerous things you can encounter in a cartoon. Just stepping on one will inevitably lead to [[ThePratfall a pratfall]] or some variety of injury, often capped by a case of CirclingBirdies.

The use of a banana peel as an injurious prop is actually alarmingly realistic and a reference to its ubiquity on the streets of American cities in the early part of the 20th Century. Refrigeration and shipping speed had combined to make bananas the most popular fruit in the country, and in that age before anti-littering laws, people would just eat the fruit and discard the peels wherever they were. As they rotted, the peels would become quite slippery and thus dangerous to tread upon. Banana peels were in fact responsible for a large number of accidents and injuries, including several severely broken legs that eventually had to be amputated, according to period sources. The problem grew so bad that modern urban street sanitation systems were invented mostly to deal with the peel; in New York City, the banana peel actually became something of a symbol of modern sanitation. This is also frequently homaged, just about anytime a cartoon character ends up crashing into a trash can, garbage truck, or any other public-sanitation device, he's likely to find himself having at least one banana peel stuck to him.

It has been claimed that the trope actually originated in the time before cars with combustion engines and electric trams, when almost all public transport was powered by horses. And the huge amount of horse manure that piled up in the streets became a serious slipping hazard. When film was invented, this was considered inappropriate to show, so the banana peel became a substitute.

Note, however, that the slippery banana peel trope is often used unrealistically -- a ''fresh'' banana peel is hardly slippery at all. One episode of ''Series/JonathanCreek'' makes the point that you're more likely to slip on a dog turd. Even so, it is still not an inconsiderable risk -- for example, in 2001 Great Britain recorded over 300 banana-related accidents, most of which were caused by slipping on a peel.

And the rest? ''[[AssShove Well...]]''

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* While ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' never showed a banana, much less a peel, Osaka mentions slipping on a banana peel as something she wants to try.
* The ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' anime uses banana peals as a running gag. At first the local TricksterTwins are seen eating them to set it up; then chimpanzees start appear out of nowhere right about the time the [[SchoolgirlLesbians St. Lobelia Academy]] girls show up. Ten episodes in they stop trying to explain it, but the banana peels keep turning up anyway. This gag does not show up in the manga.
* In an episode of ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'', Giroro distracts Keroro with a banana peel. Keroro being the big showoff that he is, he can't resist stepping and slipping on the peel. Keroro's inability to resist slipping on banana peels becomes a minor RunningGag.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''
** One strip has America tripping on one. He breaks his leg even though he landed on his face.
** It also happens to South Italy (Romano) in an old strip when he tries to charge at Germany. He trips on the peel, but winds up with a skinned arm and forehead from landing on his face.
* Happens in episode 7 of Season 2's ''LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu''. Right after responding to a guy who sent him a text message about why he was so curious about peeping in the girl's bathroom, Akihisa sends a reply stating "Isn't it obvious? I like what I like." Unfortunately, he sent that message to one of the main girls of the show (so to her it would seem like a LoveConfession from the ObliviousToLove character), and before he can correct his mistake, his friend Yuuji walks by to see what was wrong, and happens to slip on a banana peel. It causes him to slip, and he accidentally steps on Akihisa's cell phone before a reply can be made.
* Features in the opening theme animation (and song) to ''Anime/ExcelSaga''.
* Occurs in the beginning of the ''Eiken'' OVA, the male protagonist slipping on a banana peel for a CrashIntoHello with the future love interest. More specifically, he ends up on top of her with both hands on her (enormous) breasts. (You can watch it on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QFzXe0Yz5Y JesuOtaku's review]].)
* The first training to make Sumika more clumsy in ''Manga/SasamekiKoto'' is this. Also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in its status as DiscreditedTrope.
* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode "Beauty and the Beach" (initially banned in the West, and then aired with several edits), Meowth uses banana peels to slip up Bulbasaur and Misty, who are helping to serve customers at a restaurant.
* In one episode of ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', Itoshiki talks about wanting to die a "celebrity death", which he initially means dying by something owned by a celebrity. One example is "slipping on a celebrity's banana peel", which is immediately followed by the RimShot sound.
* It happens early on in ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'', when the protagonist, Araragi, discovers Senjogahara's "condition"... Because she slipped on a banana peel and fell from the stairs into his arms. After their slightly later, slightly more traumatizing encounter, Araragi demands that Hanekawa never eat a banana in school, and if she does, to always throw it away properly.
* In an episode of the anime adaptation of ''Manga/{{Kochikame}}'', a banana on the subway platform tracks caused a train to derail with hilarity reaction.
* In ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', Nanami slips on a banana peel discarded by Chu-Chu.
* Ranma from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' slips on a banana peel, causing a chain reaction which results in the creation of a clone of his [[GenderBender girl-side]] possessed by a ghost, stepping from a MagicMirror. After much trouble, the twin (who wasn't so much evil [[ScrewYourself than horny]]) is sealed again in the mirror, at which point Ranma slips on a banana peel in the ''exact same place'', resulting in a clone of his male side.
* In a variation, when [[spoiler:Shouma]] from ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' steps on a discarded bottle in episode 15, it has the same effect as if he had stepped on a banana peel.
* A banana peel appeared in ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'' during one episode, in which a karate person [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=HD21N1me52I slipped on that banana peel.]]
* Su from ''Manga/LoveHina'' sometimes leaves these around. Sarah also tries to deliberately throw one in front of Keitarō once.
* Used in ''LightNovel/JinruiWaSuitaiShimashita'' to create [[{{Pun}} a time slip]].
* In ''LightNovel/SakurasouNoPetNaKanojo'', Sorata slips on one in the beginning of Episode 7, causing him to slip and fall down on top of [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Mashiro]]. Just in time for [[BigBrotherAttraction Yu]][[ClingyJealousGirl uko]] to enter the door.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* A short comic bit at the end of ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' has V lock a guy out onto an 18 inch ledge, where the guy slips on one of these.
* In the ''Franchise/{{Marsupilami}}'' comic series, there is an evil businessman who wants to make profit out of banana plantations, and his henchmen try to find original product ideas. One suggests making lubricant out of the banana peels since its slippy factor would be of great advantage, but this idea is already heavily patented. Another henchman suggests making concrete out of the banana peels, but another one points out that the concrete would be very slippery.
* In the comedy comic series ''Nabuchodinosaure'', there is an episode where the title character has to outrun another dinosaur and is carrying a lot of bananas. Therefore, he throws the banana peels at his pursuer so he keeps on slipping. The end of the story is him being [[BalloonBelly bloated up]] because he ate all the bananas that he peeled since he doesn't like wasting food.
* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''
** ''Tintin in the Land of the Soviets'' has one villain set a banana peel as a trap for Tintin. Snowy takes notice and moves the banana peel right next to the man's foot, and he gets [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoisted by His Own Petard]].
** In ''Cigars of the Pharaoh'', Tintin attempts to foil security guards with banana peels. He manages to foil two of them, but the third manages to turn the tables.
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''
** Even Batman himself can be [[http://comicsmakenosense.blogspot.com/2009/12/delivered-straight-to-your-cell.html laid low by a banana peel]].
** Issue number five of ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAndRobinAdventures'' (a tie-in comic to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'') features the story "Second Banana", which begins with SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker trying to beat a man to death with bananas ("Bananas are funny. Death by bananas is a positive riot."), complains how long it took for him to do so, and states that he'll bring plantains next time. Cue about ten or so pages of him trying to kill The Riddler, who had been declared smarter than he was. After an old bait-and-switch, he comes to kill Riddler for real... [[BrickJoke with plantains this time]]. The peel itself comes in at the very end, where The Joker, about to shoot Batman with a HandCannon, slips on it and falls, allowing the Caped Crusader to haul him back to Arkham.
** A recent issue has The Joker facing off against the equally villainous Dr. Simon Hurt. He places a gun just out of his reach and they have a contest to see who can get to the gun first, but Hurt fails to notice the banana peel Joker had left on the stone steps; he ends up slipping on it and cracking open his skull, allowing The Joker to bury him alive.
* Used in ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book story about Baby Smurf's paper dolls, who play that trick on a hapless Greedy Smurf carrying a dessert with him.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''
** Garfield provided the page quote.
** Subverted in another strip. It could be argued it's DoubleSubverted, though, because after Jon picks up the peel and comments on [[LampshadeHanging how lame an attempt it was]], he then falls into a hole that Garfield sawed into the ground.
* ''Anacleto agente secreto''
** Played with in this Spanish strip: in one gag, the main character slips on a banana peel... in the middle of a frozen river in the South Pole.
** Yet another strip shows the main character trying to infiltrate in one house by walking right up the façade. It works well, until he slips on a banana peel.
* One ''[[ComicStrip/TheFarSide Far Side]]'' comic features a penguin slipping on a banana peel in the middle of a vast plane of ice.
* An old ''New Yorker'' cartoon by Creator/CharlesAddams shows a banana peel lying innocently on a busy city sidewalk, cordoned off by "caution" signs.
* There is a humorous full-page cartoon in a magazine showing a monkey skating in the jungle by having its feet in banana peels. It would be very hard for banana peels to slide on jungle soil, not to mention that the peels had the "non-slippery" part on the ''outside''.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* One of Makoto's pranks that he tries to pull on Yuuko in ''Fanfic/CanonInG'' is leaving a banana peel; she can't believe he actually thought she would fall for it.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''Film/TheWizardOfSpeedAndTime'' (both the short and the feature), the title character, after a minute of running hyperfast across the world, encounters a banana peel that trips him up.
* ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' gives an example of the real-life conditions causing this trope in the description. Tiana is negotiating a real estate deal with the Fenners, and the shorter of the two eats a banana peel and discards it carelessly on the ground. No-one slips on it, however.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway''. The rats notice and carefully step around a banana peel despite it being bigger than they are. They fall on a pair of much smaller slugs later.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Played straight in the 1917 HaroldLloyd short ''The Flirt''.
* In ''[[Film/FattysTintypeTangle Fatty's Tintype Tangle]]'', a random passer-by drops a banana peel right in front of Creator/FattyArbuckle's porch just as Fatty is leaving home. HilarityEnsues.
* In ''Film/SherlockJr'' (1924), Creator/BusterKeaton sets a banana peel trap for his rival but ends up slipping on it himself.
* The opening of ''Film/WrongfullyAccused'' has the '''prison bus''' slip on a banana peel while driving through the mountain road, causing it to fall off the cliff!
* ''ShaolinSoccer''
** Played straight and subverted. In an early scene, the main character and his coach watch a women trip on a banana peel, they then cut to a shaolin temple where a monk trips, catches himself and procedes to jump across a field banana peels, landing on each one and using it as a jumping point.
** There's a callback to this at the end of the movie, when a woman slips on a banana peel and catches herself spectacularly, starting a chain of scenes showing that now the main character [[spoiler:and his girlfriend]] are now world-famous and have started a craze for learning amazing martial arts skills.
* ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' has a banana peel joke in the final scene. Ethel Merman is the victim.
* ''Creator/MontyPython Live at the Hollywood Bowl'' subverts the banana peel joke as part of the "Custard Pie Lecture" sketch. Rather than slipping on the skin, Michael Palin picks it up and stuffs it down Terry Jones's overalls.
* In ''Film/SinginInTheRain'', Donald O'Connor sings that one of the ways to "Make 'em Laugh" is to slip on a banana peel.
* In Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/{{Sleeper}}'', the future has produced giant-sized bananas. Naturally, two characters have lots of trouble staying upright when the peels are left on the ground.
* In the movie version of ''Film/TheColourOfMagic'', the wizards try to kill Trymon by using a banana peel [[spoiler:as a distraction so that he would die because of wet cement covering him; it fails]]. Later on, during the climactic battle atop the Tower of Art, [[spoiler:Trymon slips on a banana peel and is hit by his own spell]].
* In the football game of ''Film/HorseFeathers'', one of Chico and Harpo's plays involves the use of banana peels for offensive blocking -- but Harpo is enjoying it so much, he tosses one under teammate Zeppo, who is running with the ball.
* In ''Film/BillyMadison'', a bus driver tosses a banana peel out of the window onto the highway. The banana peel slowly rots, forgotten, as the film goes on... [[BrickJoke until the end of the film]] when the JerkAss O'Doyle family's car drove onto and swirves around and ends up driving off the cliff.
* One of [[AfricanTerrorists Sam Boga's men]] slips on a large bunch of them in ''Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy''. It was pretty much inevitable, considering the guerrillas were camped out in a ''forest'' of banana trees.
* Subverted in the French movie ''La vengeance du serpent à plumes''. The protagonist is trailed by an assassin in the Parisian subway while eating a banana. You'd expect this trope to come into play, but the bad guy instead slips on a discarded metal can just as he's about to strike, and falls on his own blade. The clueless "hero" then discard the banana peel, which lands on the face of the dying assassin.
* An especially goofy example occurs in the Creator/BobHope movie, ''The Son of Paleface'', when he tosses out handfuls of banana peels to trip up Red Indians, who are pursuing his old car ''on horseback''!
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[[folder:Jokes]]
* A very old joke:
-->'''Q:''' What do you call two banana peels?\\
'''A:''' A pair of slippers!
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Mentioned in ''Literature/LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'', when Nick Rostu stalls a mob by firing into the floor and making the first meter or two turn into slippery goo, so that they all fall in heaps and struggle in vain to stand.
-->'''Nick Rostu:''' Not bad. Maybe not up there with [[CallARabbitASmeerp slipping on a raballa peel]], but still pretty funny.
* An outtake in one of the ''Literature/ToughMagic'' books has the main character duelling a clown. Unsurprisingly, one of the tricks the clown pulls is making a banana peel field. [[spoiler:Which he himself falls prey to.]]
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Acme School of Stuff'' had a Radio Shack Armatron try inserting a VCR cassette. One instance had the robot [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3taHvG3UksM#t=1m00 slip on a peel]].
* In the pilot episode of ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' (called "Pilot"), George goes to collect a soul and the banana peel on the floor of the bank is the subject of debate, as she thinks she is GenreSavvy enough to know that this will be the cause of someone's death--[[spoiler:and even after the bank is held hostage and shot up, she turns out to be right.]]
* ''Series/JonathanCreek''
** The first episode saw the title character experimenting with this after seeing a commercial making use of it; after taking a good run at it, he ended up slipping on dog muck instead.
** Another character complained about the use of this trope in an unaired TV commercial, especially since it depicted a ''bicycle'' slippping on the peel.
* ''Series/TheGoodies''
** In episode "Cunning Stunts", Bill is seen throwing several banana peels on the floor just so he can slip all over them as part of his entry in the Eurovision Loony Contest. Graeme and Tim also slip all over the skins.
** And a mimed banana peel causes a nasty accident in "Daylight Robbery on the Orient Express". ItMakesSenseInContext (sort of).
* An episode of ''Series/GoodEats'' featuring bananas and plantains spoofed this multiple times.
* The ''Series/MythBusters'' [[JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythbusters tested this trope]] by building a field full of banana peels and running an obstacle course over it. For comparison, they also had a similar field coated in animal birthing lubricant (which Jamie [[CrazyPrepared happened to have in the shop]]). While the peels were definitely more slippery than solid ground, it was nowhere near as slick as the lubed ground and (assuming you know the peel is there) it was certainly not an automatic slip like you'd see in a cartoon.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai''
** RV Robo, a HumongousMecha, falls victim to this in an episode of ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger''.
** ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters'' has a gorilla mecha that fires banana missiles; the peels pop off right after the launch and immediately become hazards.
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[[folder:Music]]
* "Fallin' Never Felt So Good" by Shawn Camp:
-->''Now I'm a guy that does what he feels\\
But I never seem to spot that banana peel\\
With eyes shut tight and nerves of steel\\
I'm takin' the plunge, baby, head over heels\\
Fallin' never felt so good...''
* In the video for "Psycho" by Music/PuddleOfMudd, a BananaPeel causes a lethal slip to happen in a shower similar to a famous scene from the movie the music video was based on.
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[[folder:New Media]]
* [[http://validator.w3.org/ W3C markup validator]] displayed the [[http://vi-server.org/vi/_/footer.jpg banana peel]] (actually half-eaten banana) at the bottom.
* Referenced in the opening of the ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' episode "Street Cleaning Day".
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* In ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' this trope is in play when the Swedish Chef's demonstration of making a banana split by chopping a banana is continually interrupted by a Mexican musical conga line passing by at different times. At the end of his patience, he gets his revenge by throwing the peel on the floor and luring the conga line to make another pass and they all fall on their faces.
* In a ''Series/SesameStreet'' segment, Grover returns from Jordan with a basket of banana peels. As he dumps them on the ground, he calls out the viewer's expectations that he'll slip on them ("Comedy 101!") and vows that won't happen. He sitll manages anyhow.
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[[folder:Tabletop Gaming]]
* The "Homebrewed" [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/printthread.php?t=122824&pp=40 Falling Anvil]] discipline for Dungeons and Dragons version 3.0/3.5 contains three different maneuvers related to this, ranging from dropping a single banana peel near you from your hand, to causing banana peels to rain from the sky for thirty feet around you.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* Discussed by Ella in ''Theatre/BellsAreRinging'':
-->''Is it a crime to tell him or is it a crime not to?\\
Is it "you mustn't" or "you've got to?"\\
Should you say, "Hey watch out for that banana peel, Bud,"\\
Or just remain silent, then laugh as he crashes with a thud?''
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' series features banana peels as an item; crashing into one causes you cart to spin out and possibly lose coins.
* The PC racing game ''Crazyracing Kartrider'' also features a banana peel item.
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' has banana peels as items, and also Diddy Kong can drop them any time. Oddly, they cause tripping just as effectively if you opt to throw them directly at your opponents instead of letting them step on them.
* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''
** Fassad is both very fond of bananas and rather careless about where he throws the peels, and it's possible to slip on them. [[spoiler:This bites him in the ass at the end of Chapter 5.]]
** There is an item called an "Ancient Banana", which can be used in battle to make an enemy trip and lose about 50 HP. A pathetically weak item, [[LethalJokeItem unless you use them against the EXP-rich Soot Dumplings]] [[GuideDangIt (assuming you can find them)]].
* Pipo Monkeys from ''VideoGame/ApeEscape'' occasionally drop these.
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', if your character eats [[CommonPlaceRare a banana]] and then continues adventuring in the same area, you will eventually trip over the peel. There is a [[CosmeticAward trophy]] for doing this multiple times.
* In the adventure game ''{{Gobliiins}}'', one of the player characters can make a werewolf novelist laugh by intentionally slipping on a banana... just a banana.
* ''RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon'' has Raidou slip on a peel early in the game while cornering a suspect with unbelievable luck. The banana peel is later used as the standard slip/tripping animation.
* ''[[VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper Um Jammer Lammy]]'' involves a banana peel accident. [[spoiler: After Lammy gets her new guitar and dashes off, in her haste she slips on PJ Berri's banana peel and dies. This leads to performing concerts in {{Hell}}.]] The U.S. version, however, significantly alters the accident and the result location to a/an (presumably more humid) island.
* There is a powerup called Banana Peel in ''[[VideoGame/BackyardSports Backyard Hockey]]'' which sends the opponent into a Slippery Skid, even though there is no actual banana peel in the powerup except for the icon.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''
** The Bouncywild enemies in the first game occasionally toss banana peels. Should Sora step on one, he will slip, fall on his ass, and lose a ton of munny.
** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'', they lost the banana peels, and in its PS2 remake, it was re-added, although Sora will now lose Moogle Points instead.
** Also, in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' during the Fruitball minigame, if your character gets hit by a bunch of bananas, banana peels will spead thoughout your side of the field. If you slip on one, your character is knocked out for several seconds.
* During one phase of the final boss in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', you have to make him slip on giant banana peels. There are also parts earlier in the game where running over a banana peel results in slipping on it.
* ''VideoGame/WaterWarfare'' has banana peels as an item that make you slip if you run over them--rather difficult to distinguish from the pick-up-able item, too. Strangely, they make you unable to turn your head as well, which we're ''still'' working out.
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Season 3: The Penal Zone''. Max's psychic visions hint very heavily that a thrown-away banana peel is important, and that the heavy they're trying to dispose of ends up falling down a manhole. If the player opens the manhole and places the banana peel in front of it, the heavy comes over to tell them 'no littering', and while he's distracted, Max runs up behind him and bangs two dustbin lids together, stunning the heavy into the hole.
-->'''Sam:''' Oldest trick in the book!
* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' has banana peels which can be sucked by your vacuum cleaner.
* ''VideoGame/TheLastStory'' has prank bananas that can [[AbnormalAmmo somehow]] be fired from Zael's crossbow at [=NPCs=] and party members, [[HilarityEnsues leading to much hilarity]].
* ''ProfessorLayton and the Unwound Future'' features several maze puzzles based on the banana peel gag, usually triggered by Layton finding a discarded banana peel and expressing dismay at the careless littering.
* Banana peels are one of ''VideoGame/{{Octodad}}'''s biggest obstacles. Slipping on one will cause Octodad to flop over completely, greatly increasing the chance of him knocking something over and causing a spike in his Suspicion meter if anyone is watching.
* The first secret hot spring scene in ''RivieraThePromisedLand'' was a simply walk-in-and-witness scenario. The PSP remake, however, adds [[ThatOneSideQuest a very diffecult quicktime event challenge]] by having an utterly BadAss Grim Angel struggles almost hopelessly over a randomly placed banana peel.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney''
** Gumshoe slips on some of these in ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations]]'', in the stairs leading to the Heavenly hall. The peels were left in there by Larry, who advises to be careful when going back because the peels would still be there.
** Becomes one of Phoenix Wright's attacks in ''VideoGame/UltimateMarvelVsCapcom3''.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Subverted in an episode of ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''. Lumpy notices he's about to step on one, and lifts his foot over it... only to see that the floor also has nails, a snake, spikes, a frayed cord and lava in various places. Then he falls over anyway back outside and onto a bike, breaking his spine.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/KarateBears'' [[http://www.karatebears.com/2011/01/banana-peels.html totally do this]]
* In the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' fan web-manga ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/31 Atashi wa Docchi Da!]]'', which [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderizes]] all the characters it can and invents new traits for everyone else, Ginga Nakajima slips on a banana peel [[{{Dojikko}} almost every time she appears]].
* Odd [[InvertedTrope inversion]] in Spanish webcomic ''Un millón de monos'': [[http://monos.fadri.org/023-el-momento-mas-ironico see for yourself]].
* This trope is a RunningGag in brazilian webcomic ''[[http://http://ryotiras.com Ryot IRAS]]''. The [[https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-qS4ONe4i6Is/UEPVuaOA7TI/AAAAAAAABN0/2oTakitvbmk/s1500/capaCOLOR.jpg cover]] for the Omnibus book even takes this UpToEleven by showing the AuthorAvatar and many other characters about to make each other suffer a mass slippage.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Chuckles the Clown, a superhero from the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' is armed with (among other things) a gun that spits out banana peels, with predictable effects against his enemies.
* [[http://features.cgsociety.org/newgallerycrits/g85/122885/122885_1232429325_large.jpg This image]] is made of this trope, {{Steampunk}}, and win.
* One ''Creator/{{Funimation}} Update Quickie'' takes this to truly ''ridiculous'' extents in one of its [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funniest episodes]] by having a careless Scott drop a banana in frustration. [[spoiler:Then, a man walking by who was a major character in the rest of the month's quickies slips on the banana, ''falls off the roof of the building from it'', and dies. Turns out it was AllJustADream... which in return was AllJustADream Chris Sabat had before getting hired by Funimation.]]
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' villain Splatter Phoenix, who has the ability to call something into existence by painting it, made a banana peel for Darkwing to slip on, and bemoaned the necessity of painting such a mundane object.
* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''
** Garfield engages in a little rapid-fire banana eating in order to slip up the "monster" he thinks have invaded his home. [[spoiler:It is Jon, back from the store.]]
** Happens in the ''Orson's Farm'' segment, where aliens arrive to steal away the Earth's comedy. The animals try everything to convince them otherwise by trying to make them laugh, such as jokes, slapstick humor, and a singing segment about the joys of humor, but nothing works. Finally, with their time almost up, Roy the rooster accidentally slips on a banana peel he threw away seconds ago, making the aliens burst with laughter.
* It would be easier to list the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoons that ''don't'' use this trope than the ones that do. Still not a short list, though.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''
** In the episode "Funny Pants", Patrick slips on the same banana peel several times.
** Exaggerated in the episode "The Bully", where Flats drives a truck trying to run over [=SpongeBob=] but the truck slips on a banana peel and flip over.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''
** Kevin slips on a banana peel in the episode "See No Ed".
--->'''Kevin:''' Man, that's old.
** And in the episode "If It Smells Like An Ed", after Jimmy successfully frames the Eds [[DisproportionateRetribution because Eddy gave him a wedgie]], after the Eds are taken away by the Kankers, Jimmy walks away and slips on a banana peel.
--->'''Jimmy:''' Owie, Sarah!!
* A [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': After Cleveland found out Quagmire was sleeping with his wife, Mayor Adam West gives Quagmire a banana to protect him from an angry Cleveland, the implication being that Quagmire would use it to slip Cleveland up. When the big chase scene comes to use the fruit, Quagmire instead throws the entire banana at Cleveland. It does what it would do in real life.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''
** Subverted in a "Behind the scenes" of the original ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Classic}}'': we see a montage of clips of the Cylon actors falling over in the costumes in a variety of interesting ways, culminating with a lone Cylon taking his time to walk down a hallway towards a banana peel on the floor. Just as he's about to reach it he's hit by a wrecking ball and sent flying through the hull into space.
** Played straight...er when Jesus slipped on a banana peel while walking on water.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. Fry gets tiny, tiny fruit as a gift. He throws a near-microscopic banana peel on the floor. Amy Wong slips and falls on it. Of course, Amy IS a klutz....
* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' got turned into a cyborg super-investigator ([[FakeUltimateHero sort]] [[InspectorOblivious of]]) after he seriously injured himself by... slipping on a banana peel. A surprisingly realistic depiction for a children's cartoon.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'': The band gets an in-house therapist who reinforces good behavior with banana stickers (the sort of thing one would reward to preschool kids) -- when they have enough of him and give him his notice, he rushes them in a fit of rage, but slips on a banana sticker, and plummets out a window.
* Occasionally used in ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry''; the Creator/ChuckJones shorts featured this fairly often.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' cartoon "Be Kind to Aminals" has him squaring off with Bluto, who owns a produce cart pulled by a mistreated horse. A bunch of bananas gets thrown to the pavement, and things go naturally from there.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' special "It's a Very Merry Eeks-mas", SantaClaus slips on a banana peel and gets severely injured after he complains about the mob of angry reindeer.
* The title character on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' manages to weaponize this in a fight against [[MonsterClown the Rodeo Clowns]].
* Zelda defeats a dragon this way (while Link is trying to defeat it) in the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' episode "Kiss N'Tell".
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': In "Operation: S.N.O.W.I.N.G.", Numbuh One throws some banana peels before a quadruped HumongousMecha (straight out of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''). The mecha pilots burst into laughter at this sight, but then their vehicle steps on a peel in the snow... and it immediately topples to the side.
* In ''Creator/RichardScarry's Best Learning Songs Video Ever'', Freddie Fox slips on one after his song about numbers. EpicFail ensues.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''
** Batmite use this to take out Gorilla Grodd, while pretending to be Batman, in "Legends of the Dark Mite!" ("Irony' good.")
** Falseface slip on Detective Chimp's discarded banana peel in "The Golden Age of Justice!".
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' has Brain slip on a banana peel resulting in a badly sprained ankle on one leg and a torn knee ligament in the other.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'' episode, "Tazmanian Lullaby", during one scene, Francis X Bushlad tried tons of things, but the screen kept shaking. The camera then focuses on Francis to reveal that Francis [[EpicFail slipped on a banana peel three times.]]
* Naturally, the ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'' animated series has had this happen more than once. In fact, one episode began and ended with people slipping on banana peels!
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', season 3 episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E4OneBadApple "One Bad Apple"]]: This is one of the mean pranks done by Babs Seed to the Cutie Mark Crusaders during TheVillainSucksSong.
* True to its ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' roots, ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' features this.
** In episode "Shiver Me Dodgers", incognito on a pirate spaceship, Dodgers slips on some banana peels on a staircase while trying to be "inconspicuous". He then angrily rants about how someone can be stupid enough to leaves banana peels on stair steps -- to find out that the culprit is an enormous gorilla crewmate.
** In "The Six Wazillion Dollar Duck", Dodgers' first test of his new cybernetic legs is to run at SuperSpeed over a treadmill while eating a banana... and he lets the peel slip under his feet, naturally causing a crash.
* Skrawl uses this as a form of attack in ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone''. Snap laughs this off at first, saying it's one of the oldest gags ever, but he shortly falls for it just the same.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': In "City of Frownsville" , when Hal Larious (a.k.a. Lou Gubrious) slips on a banana peel dropped by Bubbles, it causes the then-crying populace of Townsville to start laughing again.
* Used liberally in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' episode "Gorilla". Beast Boy (turned into a gorilla) throws them at Robin as a RunningGag. And Raven somehow slips on one while ''levitating'' above the ground.
* In "Strange Things", a short from the ''WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow'' series, the robot museum has on display "the most dangerous thing in the world", a banana peel. (At the end, the custodian decides to replace it with [[WalkingDisasterArea his assistant]] instead.)
* A CGI ident for Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s Nicktoons block had its orange blob mascot slip on one of these at the end.
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* Creator/CharlieChaplin was once asked how to do a perfect banana peel gag. He replied that a woman should be walking along, see the banana peel, [[BaitAndSwitch step over and continue walking until she falls down an open manhole.]]
* Bobby Leech did numerous death-defying stunts like swimming down Niagara in a barrel. One day he slipped on an ''orange'' peel, fell, broke his leg so badly it was ''amputated,'' and eventually ''died.'' Bananas and oranges: the difference between hilarity and gruesome, horrible death.
* Guy Delisle tells in ''Shenzeng'' when he saw, in real life, a man slipping on a banana peel and he was surprised because it was just like in "comics".
* Many marathons offer bananas to runners late in the race. Bananas are a tasty and digestible source of energy. And there's nothing like having dozens of discarded (and decaying) banana peels ''in the middle of a footrace.''
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