Friday, September 23, 2011

Red, yellow, but definitely not True Blue

I am forced to conclude that the Bananas in Pyjamas, once a stalwart of children's television viewing, must now be considered UnAustralian. In the wake of Cyclone Yasi, the outrageous salary demands of the Bananas in Pyjamas have driven the ABC to replace the live actors with their computer generated equivalents. But while we have stuck by our true blue farmers by maintaining the ban on foreign imports of bananas, the Bananas in Pyjamas are now sourced out of Singapore. Another case of cheap foreign labour taking Australian jobs.

Peeling back the yellow skin of the Bananas reveals a darker secret, like the real fruit left in the fridge. Like the government funded network that commissioned the series, the Bananas in Pyjamas display a horrifyingly left wing bent.

Only one of the characters has an actual job. The rest, including the Bananas themselves, spend their days lazing on the beach or doing work for the dole jobs like picking up rubbish off the beach. The sole working character, a rat, is portrayed as a money hungry cheat. This is a show dedicated to turning our children into nation of dole bludgers.

Our yellow bananas are actually red.

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