What does Peanut Butter Jelly Time mean?
Peanut butter jelly time also referred to as PBJT is a viral online flash animation of a dancing humanoid banana, with Peanut Butter & Jelly from The Buckwheat Boyz playing.
The content became known for being as annoying as it is funny and it conquered the internet in the early 2000’s, defining the decade with its various parody and remix content, as well as merchandise.
What's the origin of Peanut Butter Jelly Time?
The Buckwheat Boyz released their single, Peanut Butter & Jelly on August 21st, 2001, which was later featured along the dancing banana animation.
The original flash animation was created by Ryan Gancenia Etrata and Kevin Flynn who uploaded it to the forums of Offtopic in 2002.
It was reposted on the Newsground flash gallery by YrebWarts on March 21st, 2002.
Spread & Usage
How did Peanut Butter Jelly Time spread?
“Peanut Butter Jelly Time” became a pop culture sensation as it got featured in a large array of series and shows, with the first cameo homage appearing in the Season 3 Episode 7 of Ed, on NBC.
Various online humor sites and blogs like Something Awful and eBaum’s World also featured the animation.
The meme was also featured in Family Guy as well as World of Warcraft during the 2000’s.
The first YouTube upload of the animation was uploaded by mycreed on January 31st, 2006.
- Wikipedia – Buckwheat Boyz
- OffTopic – OffTopic Forums
- Newgrounds – It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time!
- SomethingAwful – It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time
- eBaumsworld – Peanut Butter Jelly Time