1 9 9 2 – 2 0 0 1 (Australia)
304 x 5 minute episodes
“Bananas in pyjamas are coming down the stairs . . .”
Two anthropomorphic bananas named B1 and B2 don matching nightwear to chase three teddy bears (Amy, Lulu and Morgan) and a Rat-in-a-Hat around their house on Cuddles Avenue in this simple-premised kiddies series from Australia.
The title came from a 1967 song by Carey Blyton, which proved so popular on the Australian version of Play School that this spin-off series was developed.
The show has been aired in over 70 countries, reaching approximately 100 million viewers.
Originally, B1 and B2 were actors in giant costumes. Eventually, the bananas became cartoon characters – but they were still coming down the stairs and loved by children worldwide. Before they called it a day, the Bananas even appeared in the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.