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* In ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', TV's Frank (Frank Conniff) was second banana to Dr. Clayton Forrester (Trace Beaulieu). This even got {{lampshade|hanging}}d--when Frank left the show, he did so by [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascending to Second Banana Heaven]].

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* Yosuke Hanamura from ''VideoGame/Persona4''. He even says word for word "I'm cool playing second banana."

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* Yosuke Hanamura from ''VideoGame/Persona4''. ''VideoGame/Persona4'' is this to the protagonist. He even says word for word word, "I'm cool playing second banana."





* Luigi from the SuperMarioBrothers games. Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2010/05/27/248-bananas/ got a joke out it]].

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* Luigi from the SuperMarioBrothers ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games. Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2010/05/27/248-bananas/ got a joke out it]].''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' calls him the King of Second Bananas.


* Yosuke Hanamura from ''VideoGame/Persona4''. He even says word for word "I'm cool playing second banana."
* Luigi from the SuperMarioBrothers games. Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2010/05/27/248-bananas/ got a joke out it]].

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* Yosuke Hanamura from ''VideoGame/Persona4''. He even says word for word "I'm cool playing second banana."
* Luigi from the SuperMarioBrothers games. Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2010/05/27/248-bananas/ got a joke out it]].
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* Yosuke Hanamura from ''VideoGame/Persona4''. He even says word for word "I'm cool playing second banana."
* Luigi from the SuperMarioBrothers games. Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2010/05/27/248-bananas/ got a joke out it]].
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Second Banana is a term that has been around a really long time that meant "second billing" in an acting company. It's most often applied to comedians or comedies now; in such cases it's the supporting comedian, who may also be the StraightMan. Depending on the story he could be either the victim of the prime role's (deliberate or unwitting) antics or the more successful one, who watches and snarks at the star's foolishness. The Second Banana may no longer actually get second billing.

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Second Banana is a term that has been around a really long time that meant "second billing" in an acting company. It's most often applied to comedians or comedies now; in such cases it's the supporting comedian, who may also be the StraightMan. Depending on the story he could be either [[ButtMonkey the victim victim]] of the prime role's primary comedian's (deliberate or unwitting) antics or [[HypercompetentSidekick the more successful one, one]], [[DeadpanSnarker who watches sits back and snarks at the star's foolishness.foolishness]]. The Second Banana may no longer actually get second billing.



** Porky Pig was the studio's first major star but soon became the Second Banana and the StraightMan to the much wackier, egotistical and denser Daffy Duck. In-universe he was most often either conned, tormented or bossed around by Daffy, depending on the short. At times all three together.

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** Porky Pig was the studio's first major star but soon became the Second Banana and the StraightMan to the much wackier, egotistical and denser Daffy Duck. In-universe he was most often either [[ButtMonkey conned, tormented or tormented]] and/or [[HypercompetentSidekick bossed around by Daffy, Daffy]], depending on the short. At times all three together. He usually had the last laugh though, thanks to either paying him back in kind, or showing that he was more capable in all perilous situations.


Second Banana is a term that has been around a really long time that meant "second billing" in an acting company. It's most often applied to comedians or comedies now; in such cases it's the supporting comedian, who may also be the StraightMan. The Second Banana may no longer actually get second billing.

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Second Banana is a term that has been around a really long time that meant "second billing" in an acting company. It's most often applied to comedians or comedies now; in such cases it's the supporting comedian, who may also be the StraightMan. Depending on the story he could be either the victim of the prime role's (deliberate or unwitting) antics or the more successful one, who watches and snarks at the star's foolishness. The Second Banana may no longer actually get second billing.


* There was a character (a mouse) actually ''named'' Second Banana in some Warner Brothers cartoons, and in some Gold Key comics based on them. He was the sidekick of Merlin the Magic Mouse, a vaudeville-style stage magician.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' being the most iconic source of animated comedy, often centered on comedy and show business has quite a few examples:
** Porky Pig was the studio's first major star but soon became the Second Banana and the StraightMan to the much wackier, egotistical and denser Daffy Duck. In-universe he was most often either conned, tormented or bossed around by Daffy, depending on the short. At times all three together.
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There was a character (a mouse) actually ''named'' Second Banana in some Warner Brothers cartoons, and in some Gold Key comics based on them. He was the sidekick of Merlin the Magic Mouse, a vaudeville-style stage magician.

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* Yosuke Hanamura from ''VideoGame/Persona4''. He even says word for word "I'm cool playing second banana."


* Art Carney was Second Banana to Jackie Gleason in TheHoneymooners.
* In TheAndyGriffithShow, and later in MayberryRFD, Don Knotts was the second banana.
* NeilPatrickHarris's Barney Stinson is the second banana on Series/HowIMetYourMother.
* Vivian Vance was usually Creator/LucilleBall's second banana in ILoveLucy and TheLucyDesiComedyHour.

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* Art Carney was Second Banana to Jackie Gleason in TheHoneymooners.
''Series/TheHoneymooners''.
* In TheAndyGriffithShow, ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'', and later in MayberryRFD, ''Series/MayberryRFD'', Don Knotts was the second banana.
* NeilPatrickHarris's Creator/NeilPatrickHarris's Barney Stinson is the second banana on Series/HowIMetYourMother.
''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
* Vivian Vance was usually Creator/LucilleBall's second banana in ILoveLucy ''Series/ILoveLucy'' and TheLucyDesiComedyHour.


* There was a character (a mouse) actually ''named'' Second Banana in some Warner Brothers cartoons, and in some Gold Key comics based on them. He was the sidekick of Merlin the Magic Mouse, a vaudeville-style stage magician.

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* There was a character (a mouse) actually ''named'' Second Banana in some Warner Brothers cartoons, and in some Gold Key comics based on them. He was the sidekick of Merlin the Magic Mouse, a vaudeville-style stage magician.magician.
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* Vivian Vance was usually Creator/LucilleBall's second banana in ILoveLucy and TheLucyDesiComedyHour.

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* Vivian Vance was usually Creator/LucilleBall's second banana in ILoveLucy and TheLucyDesiComedyHour.TheLucyDesiComedyHour.
* There was a character (a mouse) actually ''named'' Second Banana in some Warner Brothers cartoons, and in some Gold Key comics based on them. He was the sidekick of Merlin the Magic Mouse, a vaudeville-style stage magician.


* Vivian Vance was usually LucilleBall's second banana in ILoveLucy and TheLucyDesiComedyHour.

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* Vivian Vance was usually LucilleBall's Creator/LucilleBall's second banana in ILoveLucy and TheLucyDesiComedyHour.


Second Banana is a term that has been around a really long time that meant "second billing" in an acting company. It's most often applied to comedians or comedies now; in such cases it's the supporting comedian, who may also be the StraightMan. The Second Banana may no longer actually get second billing.

In terms of characters, it is most often the sidekick, best friend, or co-worker of the protagonist.

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Second Banana is a term that has been around a really long time that meant "second billing" in an acting company. It's most often applied to comedians or comedies now; in such cases it's the supporting comedian, who may also be the StraightMan. The Second Banana may no longer actually get second billing.

billing.

In terms of characters, it is most often the sidekick, best friend, or co-worker of the protagonist.
protagonist.



* {{Neil Patrick Harris}}'s Barney Stinson is the second banana on HowIMetYourMother.
* Vivian Vance was usually LucilleBall's second banana in ILoveLucy and TheLucyDesiComedyHour.


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* {{Neil Patrick Harris}}'s NeilPatrickHarris's Barney Stinson is the second banana on HowIMetYourMother.
Series/HowIMetYourMother.
* Vivian Vance was usually LucilleBall's second banana in ILoveLucy and TheLucyDesiComedyHour.

TheLucyDesiComedyHour.


* Luigi from the SuperMarioBrothers games. BrawlInTheFamily [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2010/05/27/248-bananas/ got a joke out it]].

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* Luigi from the SuperMarioBrothers games. BrawlInTheFamily Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2010/05/27/248-bananas/ got a joke out it]].

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