Minions love Bananas

Minions love Bananas

There’s nothing that minions won’t eat but minions love bananas. These little henchmen of Gru go crazy for banana. Minions and a banana create a moment of silence and then chaos.

So far, there is no solid reason behind the minion’s love for banana. Till this day minions have appeared in 3 big movies; Despicable Me (2010), Despicabe Me 2 (2013) and Minions (2015) and several mini movies. In all those movies, we can see how much do the minions love bananas.

The movie scenes including minions and bananas are insanely funny, whatever the result they bring. Their love for bananas brought their first master on earth, T-Rex to an end.


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They just want bananas when they are hungry. If they already have bananas, its fine, they will eat it.

stuart with banana
Stuart with banana

And if they don’t, it’s not fine but they will eat it anyways. Ha Ha Ha!


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Along with the respect and power they want BANANA…


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You might have noticed, in Despicable Me 2, when the minions are kidnapped and kept at the beach, there is a Banana Bar and some of them are at bar having bananas.

Minions at Banana Bar
Minions at Banana Bar

No matter where they are, minions just don’t give a $@#* as long as they get to eat bananas.


Happiness, for minions is bananas. Bigger the banana, happier the minions.

Minions waiting in line for bigger banana – Puppy (Mini-Movie)

Despite the inverse traits and behaviors, even the evil minions love bananas as much as normal minions do.


There are lots of memes featuring minions found in internet. And there are hundreds of memes featuring minions and bananas. Damn they are funny.

Minions Meme

Minions’ love for banana has become metaphor for the real love.

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Banana (Mini-movie)

Do you know there is a mini-movie called Banana? Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures presented this movie featuring the minions, which was released on December 14, 2010. Banana is the last short film in the series of Despicable Me series after Home Makeover and Orientation Day. Its runtime is 3.45 minutes and its all about minions’ craze for bananas.

Despicable me Mini-movie Banana

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In the movie, two minions are working at their respective desks. One of them has banana. When he was about to eat, the other one comes and asks to share the banana. When the request was denied they start fighting. In the meantime, a tall minion comes in and tells them to stop fighting. Then he sees the banana and start fighting with them.

They keep fighting and enter the rocket factory. They escape the explosion and exit a factory, of course with a banana and still fighting.

When they get into canteen, still fighting, and more minions chase and join them in the fight. They end up in a place, what seem to be a workplace, with more minions. They all fight for banana but alas, banana gets squished and falls into a hole.

A minion comes with Bapple (Apple in Minionese) and draws attention of all those sad minions. The movie ends with all the minions chasing the one with Bapple.

Quotes from movie

“Poca Banana?”

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Poca Banana


minions fight for banana


Banana (Song)

So much so for the love of banana, there is a Banana song. The minions sing this song in the teaser trailer of Despicable Me 2. The song is the minionese version of the song Barbara Ann by the Beach Boys.

4 minions are featured in this song, 3 of them are singing while one is playing his torotot. One of them really gets irritated with torotot and he punches him at the end of the song.


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Banana song Lyrics



banana-ah-ah (ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-nana)

potato-na-ah-ah (ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-nana)

banana-ah-ah (ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-nana)

togari noh pocato-li kani malo mani kano chi ka-baba, ba-ba-nana

yoh plano boo la planonoh too ma bana-na la-ka moobi talamoo

ba-na-na ba-ba (ba-ba-ba-ba-banana) POH-TAAA-TOH-OH-OH (ba-ba-ba-ba-banana)

togari noh pocato li kani malo mani kano chi ka-ba-ba, ba-ba-nanaaaaah!


Minion Rush

Well, well, well, so far we talked about minions and their love for bananas depicted in movies and song. There is a game called Minion Rush developed by GameLoft which is Despicable Me franchise released in 2013.

Despicable Me: Minion Rush Game Exclusive – Illumination

Gru’s loyal, yellow, gibberish-speaking Minions are ready for their toughest challenge in Despicable Me: Minion Rush. Play as a Minion and compete with others in hilarious, fast-paced challenges in order to impress your boss, (former?) super-villain Gru! Jump, fly, dodge obstacles, collect bananas, be mischievous, and defeat villains to earn the title of Minion of the Year!

When playing the game, all you have to do is take control of the minion who will be running and collect the bananas floating along the lanes. The prizes include tokens and bananas of course.


So why Banana?

There are many reasons for us humans to eat a banana. Since minions are homunculi they might be eating bananas for the same reasons. The creators of minions may have decided to make them love bananas because when a minion says banana it sounds way to funny and any other fruit or veggie may not have sounded as funny as banana.

Bananas are the most popular fruit in the world. Bananas grow almost everywhere on this earth. Some horticulturists suspect that bananas are the first fruit in the earth and originated in the jungles. Since minions have been living on this earth from the beginning, they might have found bananas and no other food in the early days. May be for this reason minions have strong relation with bananas.

Minions are seen happy more than sad and angry. The reason for their happiness is banana. Why? Because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein which is converted by our body into serotonin – the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter known to promote relaxation and improve mood.

I don’t know about you but I find minions and bananas look good together, may be because both are yellow and cylindrical in shape. I see minions in bananas and bananas in minions. LOL!

Bananas have high nutritional values, great health benefits and other benefits in daily life. The following infographics should help you know more about bananas:


Banana Infographic
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By now you have realized how awesome banana is. No wonder minions love bananas so much. You will never look at the banana again like you used to before.

If you have little kids around you who hate fruits then you can make them watch minions’ movies. Pretty sure they will want to eat bananas afterwards.

Now, go grab a banana for yourself.

minions love bananas

Love a banana like minions do.

Eat a banana like minions do.

You will be healthy.

You will be happy.


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