Thousands of millennials are only just discovering how the popular Australian children’s show Bananas in Pyjamas started.
The television series is about two giant bananas – B1 and B2 – and their teddy bear friends along with Rat-in-a-Hat.
As it turns out the beloved program was inspired by the 1967 song by Carey Blyton about bananas in pyjamas which was being played on Play School.
From there ABC aired an animated video of the Bananas’ first descent down the stairs in 1978 – but it wasn’t until 1992 when the first episode aired.
Creator Helena Harris – who’s also the brains behind Hi-5 – saw potential in the characters after attending a Play School concert with her kids.
‘In Play School they were one of the few characters that had personality, they chased teddy bears and I was sure we could make them younger, less ugly and the children would love them,’ Ms Harris told the Daily Telegraph.
Flash forward and the show first aired in 1992 featuring B1, B2 and the teddy bears. In 2001 the show changed to a completely animated version until it ceased production in 2013.
Buzzfeed Australia shared a video highlighting the origins of the show and left thousands ‘mind blown.’
‘I was today years old when I found out that Bananas in Pyjamas was actually originally from Play School,’ the caption read.
‘That’s freaking crazy!’ one person commented on TikTok.
‘Wait I think I actually remember that banana toy on playschool. Mind blown,’ another said.
‘I forgot about this,’ a third added.
However, others couldn’t believe this was news to so many.
‘Wow elder millennial here, I thought everyone knew this? Everyday the internet finds new fun ways to make me feel super old,’ one write.
‘How did you not know that?’ another said.
‘I thought everyone knew this already,’ someone else said.
Earlier this year a group of Aussies were shocked to learn the red string used to open Band-Aids was discontinued quietly many years ago.
The adhesive bandage was once designed with a red pull-string to make it easier to open the package and is a fond memory for those who grew up before and during the early 1990s.
The design was altered in 1992 and replaced with a new tear-apart design that remains today.
A conversation sparked on social media after a woman shared an image of a Band-Aid with the red string poking out from the side.
‘Who remembers when Band-Aids used to have the red string to help open the packet,’ Brianna wrote.