If you go to any party store, you might notice that there isn’t a heck of a lot of selection in terms of theme when it comes to Halloween costumes. Sexy Witch. Sexy Cheerleader. Even Sexy Nun! After my experience with the Medusa costume, I told my mother that there would be no freaking way I would ever give her another “Sexy Halloween Picture”, lest she post it on the church bulletin board or tattoo it on some part of her body. But of course, right after Halloween, mom gave me a call.
“You comink home for Thanksgivink? Make sure you brink some sexy pictures from Halloween. Unless you went as dat shark again…”
“It wasn’t a shark, it was a plane, remember? I went as ‘Snakes on a Plane’.”
“Oh, yeah, yeah, da airo-plane. Vell vhat did you go as this year?”
“I went as a banana.”
My mother was silent for a moment.
“How da hell did you make a banana costume?”
“I bought it at the store.”
“Did anyvon else go as fruit, or vere you the only fruity one?”
“It’s from this cartoon, “Peanut Butter Jelly Time”, it’s this internet thing where-“
“Vhat? Dere’s no bananas in peanut butter and jelly.”
“No, no, it’s this just this song where-“
“Vell, Elvis put fried bananas in his peanut butter sandvitch, but no jelly. Vho else vent vith you? You haf pictures?”
I gave up and changed the subject. How on earth can you explain an internet cartoon about a banana to a woman who thinks a Computer Mouse is a character at Disney World.
At least my friends knew what the “Peanut Butter Jelly” song was. They knew it well enough to steal the pictures off my MySpace Page and turn it into a little joke. You see, this is what happens when all of your friends are animators:
Animation courtsey of Chris Farinella
Photo courtsey of Liesje Kraai