Thanks to fellow Digg-ers out there, last night’s episode of Family Guy had a strange song and dance routine which needed more explanation. In the scene where Brian the dog dances to cheer Peter up, he sings the tune “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” and wears a banana outfit to go with it. Here’s a video capturing that particular scene. Do you get what’s going on? If not, this viral video will explain it all… just click on “Watch This Movie!” (Sorry, that site has pop-up ads which sucks).
Talk about mainstream media tapping on long tail. This music video caught on in 2005 as a semi-popular meme. Don’t feel bad if you didn’t see it, cause neither did I!
UPDATE 2: Eric of Desktop Notes 2.0 said that Peanut Butter Jelly Time is actually a song created by the Buckwheat Boys in early 2000. The Dancing Banana was part of their music video for that song and became internet pop culture around 2001 when people started to use it as an emoticon and other random animations. Oh the wonderful things one learns off the Internet!