- 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 '80s 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.
Sing happy birthday to you. Happy birthday for two. It's a special day for one, but with twins it's twice the fun. Happy birthday, B1 and B2. Happy birthday to you.
- 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!
- "I'm a rat, I'm a rat, I'm a clever, clever, rat...", especially for the poor unfortunate viewers of USA Network's Cartoon Express or syndicated children's shows who had to deal with a Repeating Ad for a talking Rat In The Hat doll which sang that song. (It actually got one station in trouble with the FCC for showing it during an airing of Bananas. Make of that what you will.)
- "Happy Birthday For Two," B1 and B2's birthday song. Listen to it here.
- Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Filipino kids loved this show that they even had licensed notebooks featuring the characters.
- Harsher in Hindsight: MetroVision Malaysia's airing of the show was sponsored by BP. Process that piece of thought for a bit.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Lulu's Magic. Several years down the road, Final Fantasy X was released- which had a black mage named Lulu.
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: Many episodes (mostly from the first season) are a case of this.
- 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.
YMMV / Bananas in Pyjamas