Bananas in Pajamas, eh? As stupid as that show seems, I think the problem was it was all a bunch of cultural gags thrown together that just didn't make any sense stateside. It's like that Monty Python skit no one ever recites or references because no one can make heads or tails of it to remember it. You know, like "The Piranha Brothers." The one about the dangerous criminals that were chased by a police Constable that went undercover as an actor in local theater, and then one of the Brothers became paranoid of a giant hedgehog named Spiny Norman. You see, we all chalk that up to just random silliness, and we rather just keep requoting Dead Parrot, Spam, and everything from the Holy Grail movie. That's what Bananas in Pajamas is. Brits being extremely silly, making a silly concept, and turning it into a kid's show. Some of it is so cultural that it just doesn't make sense at all over here. That's why we only get certain anime, and even when we do, they redub half the jokes so we understand them. Some things just don't translate. That show certainly didn't. I think kids liked it because they got the raw silliness of the concept.