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  • From an episode of "Captain Kangaroo" where Mr. Green Jeans invented a telephone that looked exactly like a banana. The Captain found it and ate it, to Mr. Green Jeans' dismay. After that, they had to dial the phone by tickling Captain Kangaroo on the stomach.

    September 5, 2007

  • Ha! I remember that!

    Geez, that makes me old, doesn't it?

    September 6, 2007

  • I thought Oroboros was going to explain how we used to replace the receiver of the old yellow rotary-dial phone with a banana, hiding the receiver behind the phone and "plugging" in the stem of the banana to the end of the curly cord, and how one time my distracted, busy mother answered the banana.

    But I guess since Oroboros didn't live with me as a child, my expectation of what I would read on this page was completely shattered.

    October 9, 2007

  • Still, love the image c_b! :oD

    October 9, 2007

  • Mom denies it to this day.

    October 9, 2007

  • Ah, selective memory rules!

    October 9, 2007

  • Did she ever pick up a paper plane that landed in the food, smooth out the sheet of paper, and cover the food with it?

    October 9, 2007

  • ...or, maybe, wad it up and stuff it down the shirt of the popsicle-sticky-fingered gamin manufacturer/launcher?

    October 9, 2007

  • Completely shattered, I tell you.

    You know what else is weird? I think my dad knew Mr. Green Jeans.

    October 9, 2007

  • Nooo, she definitely didn't do that. ;-)

    October 9, 2007

  • I'm always a little behind, but a friend *just* showed me this.

    December 29, 2007

  • Haha, the video cracked me up jenn! Some woidiewoithy woids in there too ... bananular for example.

    December 30, 2007

  • Ahhhhh!!!! bilby, you're brilliant!!! I totally call the banana phone tunie!!!!!!

    (And here's a few more exclamation marks for fun!!!!!!)

    Ping pong ping pong ping pong ping...!

    January 8, 2008

  • Wow. I like that version the best. I watched some of the related links but they weren't nearly as entertaining.

    Bananaphone... ring ring ring ring ring ring ring... *humming*

    January 9, 2008

  • It grows in buuunches....I've got my hunnnnches....

    January 9, 2008

  • cellular.

    January 10, 2008

  • modular.

    July 14, 2008

  • Interactivodular.

    July 14, 2008

  • *love*

    I've been meaning to make this my ringtone for a very long time.

    July 14, 2008

  • noooooo! the bananaphone earworm begins again!

    July 14, 2008

  • Awwww. Six months later, somebody picks up the thread. :)

    July 15, 2008

  • Operator! Get me Bei jing jing jing! Whahahahaha!

    July 15, 2008

  • Don't need no quarters, don't need no dimes, to call a friend of mine...

    August 24, 2008

  • Hello?

    *looks around*

    Sorry, but the bananabird isn't here - would you like to leave a message?

    August 1, 2010

  • Your call.

    January 11, 2011

  • Lookee, another bananaphone.

    December 31, 2012