Thursday, January 12, 2006
Apparently, the answer to that question of late is: Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!
It's everywhere, people! Have you noticed this lately? Ever since the reference was made on Family Guy about a month ago, it keeps popping up. The final straw was listening to my roommates sing the ditty as they were returning from buying beer. For some reason it makes all of us laugh like mad.
I became aware of this video a few years ago over the Xmas holiday. I was visiting my mother in Ossining and my sister was there with her toddler son, otherwise known as my amazing nephew Ben! My sis played the video for us so that we could spend hours watching Ben dance and laugh in a way that only a nearly two year old toddler can. Not a day in our week long stay went by without this special ritual of the Peanut Butter Jelly dance. I swear it was in my head far more than any Xmas carol could hope to be. But then the holidays ended, life went on, and I rarely thought about the ridiculous dancing banana.
It may haunt my soul forever.
P.S. The lovely photo of the pb&j burrito was copped from a blog by Felix Jung , who offers a chronicle of The Second Annual Experimental Peanut Butter Jelly Extravaganza. It's one of the best of the blogs and comes highly recommended by Bay Area band Griddle (who also happen to be friends of mine and I highly recommend checking them out!)