Peanut Butter Jelly Time


What is Peanut Butter Jelly Time?

Peanut Butter Jelly Time is a YouTube video and Internet meme. The video, which is just under 2 minutes long, features a highly pixelated banana with arms, legs, a mouth, and eyes.

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The banana dances around a solid black background singing the following lyrics:

It's peanut butter jelly time!
Peanut butter jelly time!
Peanut butter jelly time!

(Chorus 2x)

Where ya at?
Where ya at?
Where ya at?
Where ya at?
Now
There ya go!
There ya go!
There ya go!
There ya go!

Peanut butter jelly! (4x)

Peanut butter jelly!
Peanut butter jelly!
Peanut butter jelly with a baseball bat!
Peanut butter jelly!
Peanut butter jelly!
Peanut butter jelly with a baseball bat!

(Chorus)

Now break it down and freeze!
Take it down to your knees!
Now lean back and freeze!
Now get back up and freeze!

(Chorus)

Peanut butter jelly! (4x)

Do the peanut butter jelly!
Peanut butter jelly!
Peanut butter jelly with a baseball bat!
Do the peanut butter jelly!

The animation was made by Ryan Etrata of the website Albino Blacksheep. The song, "Peanut Butter Jelly Time," was written by a band called the Buckwheat Boyz.

Concerns for Parents

  • This video is really obnoxious, but there is nothing offensive about it. Some of the lyrics may be mildly suggestive, but the banana is shouting so fast that you can't really hear what he's saying anyway.
  • That brings up another minor point: some might claim that there are alternate inappropriate versions of the lyrics, since the banana's shouting is somewhat muffled in parts.

How Can I Keep My Child Safe?

  • Your child is probably safe to watch this clip. However, you should watch it for yourself and make that judgment call.
  • Remember that YouTube is a dangerous place that should never be explored without adult supervision.