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The Banana Guy himself.

"El Bananero soy ioo."note 
El Bananero every time someone/thing asks about him.

El Bananero (lit. The Banana Guy) is a Uruguayan comedian that is famous in Latin America, making videos for his own website since 2005. He comes from Uruguay, but actually lives in Miami, Florida, where he makes his videos.

Although he had made various other videos in the past, El Bananero became famous for a mock-infomercial for his best-known product: Muñeca Systemnote , an inflatable sex doll that even provides complete home cleaning for you. This video was so successful that it became (and still is) a major referent for Latin American youtubers and comedians. The primary themes in his videos are Sex Comedy (which made YouTube censor his videos and shut down several of his channels), Toilet Humor, and Affectionate Parody of other media, especially in his Trailerazo series, which are Gag Dub Trailer Spoofs of famous movies and franchises.


His official website is here, but most of his content is in Spanish. However, a lot of his fans have made English subtitles for his videos, which can be found by searching YouTube. Though he still has YouTube channels, these are obviously censored versions of his videos — the uncensored ones are available on his website (or, in some cases, have been reuploaded to YouTube by fans).

Known video series by El Bananero

  • Infomercials: One of the first big hits he had and what made him successful, creating fictional products like Muñeca System, Kit MacGyver, Sofanático and Gaytorade.
  • El Bananero vs.: Here El Bananero appears as himself in movies and has to struggle with characters like Batman, Tony Montana, Samara/Sadako and even Santa Claus himself.
  • Trailerazos (lit. "Big Trailers"): Gag Dub parodies of famous movie series like Harry Potter, The Twilight Saga and even some of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Advertisement:
  • Noticiero Bananero (lit. "Bananero News"): A News Parody starring Sergio Vergara Telechea, Bananero's blonde alter ego that reports on world news and does interviews with famous celebrities (all with Gag Dub, of course).
  • Putoriales: A Punny portmanteau name using "tutorial" and "puto"note , in which El Bananero teaches you how to use diverse PC programs, all of them downloadable for you to follow his instructions by yourself... you fool.
  • Paul Vazo's Sex Ed Classes: Another alter ego, a bearded professor that teaches sex ed to students. Hilarity Ensues.
  • And apart from these videos he makes a lot of Music Videos, most of them are original songs and others are parodies of existing ones.

This group of tropes sapbeeee!

  • Acme Products: All the products El Bananero shows in his infomercials.
  • The Ahnold: One of the Mythology Gag of most of his videos is his (on purpose) bad imitation of Arnold Schwarzenegger using various of his film appearances in his videos, including Predator, Batman & Robin and Kindergarten Cop, as others. Even lampshaded in videos like John "Salchichon" Rambo:
    Arnold: Te dije mucha chota, no muchachita!note 
    Negro: Y qué querés, si hablás como el orto, carajo!note 
    Arnold: Las pelotas!note 
  • Anime Opening Parody: Some fans made an anime opening for El Bananero based on the one from Blend-S. The "opening" was so well received by El Bananero himself that he used it as the opening for the current version of Radio Garka (his past podcast now revived as a live YouTube show due to the COVID-19 Pandemic) for the rest of 2020.
  • Ascended Fanboy:
  • Ass Shove: Seen by El Bananero himself as well some of his characters in videos, mostly men putting their faces into women's asses (and also breasts) acompanied with this phrase:
    Cómo le haría un buen brbrbrbrbrbrbrnote 
  • Author Catchphrase:
    • The more known is "Sapbeee" or "Sapee", a modified version of Spanish "sabe" (lit. "knows", synonym of "rules").
    • He has various others that are untranslatable even for Spanish speakers, like "Más bien, loquita".
  • Big Bad: Some of his episodes have different villains or enemies. The Joker in "Batman vs El Bananero", Santa Claus in "Feliz Navidad Bananera", Muñeca System in some chapters (although El Bananero is a pretty shitty husband); even Greta Thunberg and Ricardo Arjona.
  • Black Comedy Rape: All the time.
  • Broadcast Live: El Bananero made a live radio program all Friday nights called "Radio Garka", the name in part inspired by "Radio Gaga" song. Can be heard in the radio's website, which also has podcasts of past Radio Garka programs.
  • The Chessmaster: The Joker in "Batman vs. El Bananero", honoring his movie version. He manipulates both Batman and El Bananero, and comes very close to destroying them both.
  • Christmas Episode: He has various of them, the most notable one is the 2007 one which Santa Claus himself goes to see him just to Literal Ass-Kicking without warning nor explanation for El Bananero during the first half of the video, to be later revealed by Santa as a Restrained Revenge.
    Bananero: (after a shower of X-Mas letters over him) What the fuck is this!?
    Santa: 15 millions of Muñeca System they asked me, you son of thousand bitches! Muñeca System DOESN'T EXIST!
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Considering his Toilet Humor and Black Comedy, this is obvious. In fact, like the half of his speech is in F-Bomb, as well his fans write him in the same language (and the same F-Bombs).
  • Cool vs. Awesome: El Bananero vs. Batman, or Santa Claus, or Samara, or Tony Montana, or Anonymous, or Facebook, or Justin Bieber, and so on.
  • Chroma Key: El Bananero has been one of the pioneers of doing the Chroma Key for Latin American youtubers, getting most of his videos made under a green wall he has in his house to make this effect.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: A common practice of El Bananero in almost all the videos he appears, as well some of the characters in his videos.
  • Easter Special: Has some of them where El Bananero goes after easter eggs, but he's Lured into a Trap by the Easter Bunny who has other plans.
  • Extreme Libido / Really Gets Around: El Bananero as character seems obssessed with sex, usually being a porn addict, having his own sex doll all the time as his "girlfriend" and all the time is seen having "hand" games. Also this is seen in other characters he made in Trailerazos as Harry Potter himself and also Bella Swan in his Twilight parody.
  • Fake Band: El Bananero made a mockumentary about the story of a fictional rock/cumbia band called as "MegaPanza" that was a kind of mixture of bands like Metallica and Guns N' Roses. He went so far with the mockumentary that even it's dedicated a website with the group here.
  • Fartillery: El Bananero, as well various of his characters, are seen farting commonly as well sometimes using it as weapon.
    • A hilarious variant is the "cunt fart" (yes, an Always Female variant) as seen in the Twilight Trailerazo.
  • Gag Dub: El Bananero and friends change official dialogs for gag ones, mostly seen in his Trailerazos series but also in his own version of 1983 He-Man series called as "I-Van el Trolazo".
  • Gag Penis: Mostly seen when El Bananero himself appears without pants and sometimes when some of the characters of his videos appears, the reason why YouTube censored and closed various channels of him in the past.
  • Halloween Episode: He has one in which his Muñeca System tried to kill him.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Usually seen in Trailerazos in which the narrator speaks in puns.
  • Infomercials: Some of his most known videos are parodies of infomercials. Some of his products:
    • Muñeca System: An inflated sex doll that can make more things that just being used for sex. As the slogan says:
      All the qualities of a woman and none of her disadvantages!
    • Kit MacGyver: Basing on the series's protagonist, it's a multiuse kit that makes almost everything with very few things. Also there's a Creator Cameo of MacGyver himself.
    • Sofa-nático: A sofa made for sports, that has a lot of extra functions apart of being just a sofa.
    • Gas-T-Rico: A Phlebotinum Pills that make your farts (and eventually your shit) smell like air freshener.
    • Gaytorade: A parody of Bottled Cool drinks (specifically Gatorade), in which drinking it will make you a Camp Gay.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In-Universe as well in Real Life (more in the former than the latter). Same can be said about most of his characters. But...
  • The Loins Sleep Tonight: Played for Laughs in the Trailerazo The Impotent Hulk, which parodied the 2008 movie from Marvel Cinematic Universe and even made some crossovers with X-Men Film Series, Fantastic Four (2005) and some of DC Comics characters.note 
    General "Thunderbolt" Ross: Don't waste shoots in the dick, fuck!
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: El Bananero, not just In-Universe, he even has female fans that follow him.
  • The Mentor: Pelo Concha is usually this to El Bananero, as well as being one of the most popular and recurring characters in his videos.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • As said in the beginning, his The Ahnold imitations.
    • Morgan Freeman, called as "Pelo Concha"note , is shown even more badass than he normally does in his movies, interacting in various videos with El Bananero (sometimes being a kind of [[Thementor mentor]]) and even having his own version of one of Bananero's catchphrases:
      Más bien, viejita
    • Generally all the black manly guys appears with high-pitched voices. In an interview, El Bananero says it's an Affectionate Parody to these type of characters, with few exceptions.
    • El Bananero has a hate against some artists like Thalia and Justin Bieber, and he doesn't hesitate to mock them in various of his videos as a nod instead dedicating some videos, with some exceptions (especially for Bieber, who has some dedicated videos).
    • A Real Life variant is El Bananero being mistaken as Argentinian or Chilean instead Uruguayan.
    • In recent years he was also mistaken with Ricardo Arjona, which also became an Ascended Meme thanks to El Bananero himself who personified him.
  • News Parody: Noticiero Bananero, with Sergio Vergara Telechea.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Apart of all the cameos in his Trailerazos series, there's also some other famous people in his videos:
  • Ode to Intoxication: There's a parody to Argentinian beer ads made by El Bananero promoting his own beer called as "Cerveza Melorto"note , which chorus is a Hurricane of Puns.
    Chupar Melorto es lo mejor!note 
  • The Omniscient: El Peluca from "Harry El Sucio Potter" (aka Rubeus Hagrid) has kind of become this, always appearing to different characters to give them advice, usually useless or too late to be of any use, when not helping evil people or just being an asshole. He does have some nice moments doeh.
  • Only Known By His Nickname: El Bananero's real name is Adrian Nario, but he prefers to be known just by his nickname.
  • Parody Product Placement:
    • His most famous videos and the reason he becomes a referent for Latin American youtubers is thanks to his Infomercials that parody existing products, as well creating new ones, all of them with the "call now" placement. Some of his most famous "products" are Sofa-nático, Kit MacGyver, Gas-T-Rico and Gaytorade.
    • The most notable case of Continuity Nod about the above is Muñeca System, an inflated sex doll that can do a lot of things apart of being just a sex doll which Infomercial became El Bananero's first success. Well, with the time, Muñeca System became his girlfriend (a Yandere one, by the way) and appeared in a lot of videos and even has a dedicated Halloween Episode as the Fetishized Abuser.
    • He also made his own beer, Cerveza Melorto ("Beer Metheasshole"), with a proper ads with an Ode to Intoxication (parody of Argentinian beer ads that use this resource).
  • Product Placement: After many years, finally El bananero have their own merchandising through his website "ComprateEsta", where he sells t-shirts, mugs and caps, all related to El Bananero.
  • Self-Deprecation: A big deal of his humour is him making fun of himself. A great example of this is "El Bananero vs. Laura", and the series of "Cartitas Bananeras".
  • Sex Miseducation Class: Professor Paul Vazonote , a PE teacher who during a rest of his class "teaches" his students about Sex Ed. It's all Played for Laughs and with the Bananero's own style. Apart of the misdirection of his class, these videos also got a Decade-Themed Filter, being mostly in black and white, like these were recorded in The '60s.
  • Shared Universe / The 'Verse: El Bananero lives in the now called UCB/BCU (Universo Cinematográfico Bananero/Bananero´s Cinematic Universe), where all his characters seem to live. This was speculated by fans since years and even the youtuber The Cajuga made CAWs for WWE 2K19, being this finally confirmed by El Bananero himself.
  • Song Parody: Apart of all the videos he made, also he produced original songs Just For Fun.
  • Trailer Spoof: The Trailerazo series.
    • Never Trust a Trailer: If you didn't see the referenced movies in Trailerazo series, you better stay away from them, or you'll remember Bananero's jokes over the movie itself (similar case than Honest Trailers, a kind of Spanish-spoken parallel).
  • Vulgar Humor: The Sex Comedy and Toilet Humor are the bread and butter of his channel and the reason why he's so famous in Latin America.
  • World Tour: His fame is so big that in recent years he's going to every country in Latin America with his character in a tour, being in countries like Peru, Argentina, Chile and his native Uruguay, as others.
  • Yandere: In various of his videos in recent years, "Muñeca System", who's actually stated as Bananero's lover instead just a sex doll, seems to be a Psycho Fetishized Abuser, attempting to kill him various times.

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