B1 and B2

Health warning (or should it be clarification?) – this post has nothing to do with vitamins or health supplements, though it is about bananas and they are supposed to be a healthy food.

One of the little person’s favorite TV shows is called Bananas in Pyjamas, an Australian children’s show that is syndicated in many different countries, and dubbed into other languages. In the United States, the “Pyjamas” in the title was modified to reflect the American spelling pajamas. The main characters are two humanoid bananas named B1 and B2.

The characters were inspired by a 1967 song written for children by British composer Carey Blyton (nephew of renowned children’s author Enid Blyton). The jaunty song describes (an unspecified number of) bananas in pyjamas chasing teddy bears.

Anyway, tall person also watches this show and has recently referred to Barnaby and me as B1 and B2. I assume that he means Bassa 1 and Barnaby 2 and not that we both resemble humanoid bananas who wear pajamas.

Hmm, I suppose there is a tenuous connection. Barnaby (B2) does has a little teddy bear that he chases.

A new series of Bananas in Pyjamas was premiered in Australia in 2011. It contains new songs, stories, and characters, including Bernard the wise old dog. I mentioned this to Barnaby and we both thought that Bassa the wise old dog would be a much better nickname than B1 but we could still refer to Barnaby as B2 because he still chases teddy bears.

Tall person agreed and said that I am a very wise dog.

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21 thoughts on “B1 and B2

  1. Hmmmmmm…. I wonder if I could get Hissy Fit Jones to watch that show instead. Surely Bananas in Pajamas couldn’t teach Hiss anything I shoudl be worried about. Right?

  2. It is good, Bassa, that you have serious conversations with Barnaby. Cats take themselves much more seriously than dogs do. Unless you are Helen. She is Atticus’ best friend (A cat who thinks she’s a dog- hmmph!), and they roll around and chase and play, kiss on each other, all the undignified things that most cats would not think of doing. But then again, it is Helen! Barnaby looks much more collected than that. He’s lucky to have a friend like you who takes him seriously. And we should probably not check out this show, as we are pretty bananas here already!!

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