This dancing yellow banana gained its legendary popularity after appearing in a late 90's flash clip called Peanut Butter Jelly Time. The clip attracted a a lot of attention and became a worldwide hit, one of the first Internet memes. The banana slowly made its way into pop culture, making several appearances in TV shows and other media. Variants of the emoticon include dancing carrots, cucumbers, onions and other characters such as Sonic, Mario, Megaman, etc. This banana icon is sometimes incorrectly called the Banana Man. To learn more about the beloved banana and it's history, visit its Wikipedia entry.