How did the PBJ TIMES come to be?

Birth of the PBJ Banana

The PBJ Banana started a popular emoticon. As the popularity of the banana grew, hundreds of variations of the image had been created.  Later on “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” became a Flash animation that emerged in the early 2000’s and became an Internet phenomenon. It is based on the song  by the Buckwheat Boyz. The best known version of the animation shows a pixelated dancing banana moving back and forth to the song’s repetitive chorus.

Meaning of the PBJ Banana

Why does the banana represents peanut butter jelly?  This question is incredibly easy to answer, however it usually take’s scientists there whole career to figure this out. I will now give it to you right now…(pause for suspense)… it’s random! The creator of the flash animation desighned it that way. It’s funny and random, but the banana is still a strong supporter and representative of peanut butter jelly.

How did the PBJ Banana find its way to the PBJ TIMES?

It all started in January 2007, when I was doodling after finishing a test. Then I began to draw random stuff, including the PBJ Banana. I showed my friend if he liked it and do you know what he did? He started drawing stuff all over the Banana saying “ Milk and cereal is way better!” and “I suck!” From that point on there were mini wars between milk and cereal, and Peanut butter jelly. Then I figured, “I’ll show this kid that I know how to win a war!” This is how it all began. So I began writing articles on the PBJ Banana the were humoruos and worked hard to think of proper layouts. When I was finished, out emerged ISSUE 1 of the PBJ TIMES! It was a great hit! Sold out on the first debue. Then the PBJ Banana himself called me and said that he would gladly sponser this newspaper in order to get better sales. I eventually got my own website and got better features for the newspapers. That’s how the banana and the PBJ TIMES came to this ultimate world of PB and J! 

Appearences of the Banana (Found from Wikepedia)

  • In the Family Guy episode “The Courtship of Stewie’s Father”, Brian attempts to cheer Peter up by performing “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” dressed as the Dancing Banana. This scene partially brought back the popularity of the dancing banana. He also wears the banana suit in the video game of the same name whenever he’s switched out in a tag battle.

  • In the Ed episode “The Wedding,” Jennifer Bradley shows Ed the “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” animation to try to cheer him up.

  • TNA professional wrestler Alex Shelley is occasionally represented by crowd chants or crowd signs that read “Peanut Butter Shelley Time” as a play on both his name and the meme.

  • In the  World of Warcraft, one of the Tauren male dance cycles is based on the Dancing Banana.

  • In one episode of The Proud Family, Penny babysits Dijonay’s brothers and sisters. The kids put in a CD and start dancing to “Peanut Butter Jelly Time”.

  • On the January 31, 2007 episode of American Idol, contestant Sophat Peou sang the song while wearing a banana suit and doing the dance.

  • Hot Topic sells shirts of the banana with the phrase “It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time”.

  • In The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (video game), an unlockable costume for Irwin is a banana suit also whenever he does his ‘Mojo Meltdown’ in the banana suit, he is in a stance that is part of Dancing Banana’s dance.

  • In an episode of the British comedy TV show That Mitchell And Webb Look, actor/comedian Robert Webb dances around in a giant banana costume while the end credits roll.

  • In the Flash animation “Kerri’s Big Invention” by LegendaryFrog (aka Joseph Banchette)Ark puts on Kerri’s invention and plays the song until it he stops it abruptly, looks up, and says, “What?”



  1. master chief eating the pbj sandwich

  2. type in master chief dancing to the peanut butter jelly song

  3. Love your site!!!!!
    For a 13 year old it is very impressive. I can tell you put a lot of work into it.
    Your fan

  4. Chris…

    great post…I look forward to reading more! thanks alot!…

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