2001: The Dancing Banana emoticon was created by Trym Stene (Tierra) as a .gif.
2002: Peanut Butter Jelly Time was made into a flash animation by Ryan Gancenia Etrata and Kevin Flynn. It spread on the Web via message boards.
The Buckwheat Boyz, a Miami-based band, are responsible for the catchy background music. They are also known for the long-running Baskin-Robbins promotional song, Ice Cream and Cake.
Nov. 13, 2002: The video made it big-time when it was featured in season 3, episode 7 of the NBC sitcom Ed.
2004:Peanut Butter Jelly Time was uploaded on a video-sharing website. As the video solidified its place in pop culture history, it gained popular spin-offs including a Family Guy and World of Warcraft version, and the Ying Yang Twins made a remix of the song.
2014: Nearly a decade later, the dancing banana still has us chuckling in our office cubicles.
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