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YMMV: Bananas in Pyjamas
  • Adaptation Displacement / Older Than They Think: Not many Australians under the age of 25 or so knew that the song actually preceded the television show (by 25 years!) and was not written specifically for it.
    • Or that the Banana toy featured on Play School was around well before the show, and wasn't just a piece of The Merch that the show later spawned.
    • Or that there was even a series of picture books published in The Eighties that not only featured many of the Bananas and the Teddies, but Beans in Jeans, Zucchinis in Bikinis and other such creatures.
    • The 1979 animated short subverts this. While it has been screened sporadically on Play School for over 3 decades (even during the run of the live-action adaptation), many toddlers would naturally think that the short was somehow inspired by the live-action series and not created before then. However, to the eyes of a preteen and older, it's plain to see in comparison to other animated shows on television nowadays that it was obviously created a long time ago.
  • Earworm:
    • A lot of the songs featured on the show, but one that particularly stands out comes from the episode "Radio Bananas" where the Bananas manage to run their own radio station at Rat's shop. An accident during one broadcast warrants an "oopsie", which accidentally finds its way onto the airwaves. The song that the Bananas make out of this will not leave your head.
    • Every song in the 1997 Bumping and-a Jumping special. EVERY. SINGLE. SONG.
    • Who could possibly forget the theme song!
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Filipino kids loved this show that they even had licensed notebooks featuring the characters.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: In regards to the 2011 reboot, big time. One Facebook page calling for the new series to be canned managed to amass a whopping 50,000 "likes".
  • This Is Your Premise on Drugs
  • Uncanny Valley: Some might say the old series fell into this trope, but the new bananas have lips... and teeth... and eyebrows.
    • Not to mention Rat looks completely different from his earlier incarnation.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: More so in regard to the older suitmation adaptation. There's something slightly unsettling about seeing two giant sentient bananas wreaking havoc in a district populated by talking teddies and a giant talking purple rat.

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