Wiener Wednesday: Banana Wobbler

Oh. My. Gawd. What does one do when National Jell-O Week collides with Wiener Wednesday? Well, if I had known that this was National Jell-O Week, I would  have a frankfurter mold for you right now. But instead I have this dish, the selection of which was a happy accident.

From the Joys of Jell-O (1981 edition), I bring you Banana Wobbler!

1980s Joys of Jell-Obanana wobbler recipe

Well, I had all the ingredients in my kitchen. so WIN. But I didn’t have any small cans–and what size is that, anyway? Tomato paste? Pineapple juice? Regardless, I didn’t have any of those so I used what I did have on hand. And that was a Crystal Light tube. Since it was more than twice the size of one of those little cans I put in a whole banana with the Jell-O instead of just portions.

banana wobbler fixins

Oh, the issues with this dish! First of all, my gelatin chilled past the “thickened” stage. And second, as soon as I started to set up my Banana Wobbler–well, just look at the photos:

DSCF4955[1]DSCF4956[1] banana wobbler!

Now, that is, without a doubt, the most phallic dish I have ever made. And this is coming from a girl who observes Wiener Wednesday every week!

I mean, sweet Christ on a cracker! Could that look any more like a (insert your penis euphemisum of choice here) in formaldehyde?

But anyhoo, after a night in the refrigerator, this was the result:

banana wobbler banana wobbler in water

banana wobbler out of moldcut banana wobbler

There it is–a gelatin-ensconced banana. I am so surprised that it actually worked and came out of the canister in one piece.  How was it? Not good. But that’s because cherry Jell-O tastes like Robitussin to me. I would have used Strawberry in this recipe, but they no longer carry Strawberry Jell-O at my Safeway. Now, tell me if I’m crazy, but isn’t Strawberry the default/go-to Jell-O flavor?

Whatever. If this was strawberry, I may have eaten some of it. As is, my wobbly banana went bye-bye! straight into the trash.

As an end note, it is soooooo apropos that during National Jell-O Week, the divine RuPaul would release the official video to her latest tune Peanut Butter. To quote the queen of all queens: Must be jelly ‘cuz jam don’t shake! (or in this case, Jell-O). Here is a video that really captures the spirit of the Banana Wobbler–with numerous nods to Wiener Wednesday:

Warning! This is BSFW. That’s Barely Safe For Work. Furthermore, do not watch the video if you have an issue with any of the following:

  • wigs
  • ass shaking
  • splits
  • badonkadonk
  • underpants
  • floor humping
  • manscaping
  • leg warmers
  • droppin’ it like it’s hot
  • and/or are allergic to peanuts.

Secondary warning: this song is a goddamned earworm. Listen at your own risk. It’s been stuck in my head for at least 12 hours. But I think it’s absolutely fabulous.

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11 Responses to Wiener Wednesday: Banana Wobbler

  1. never make eye contact while eating a banana. or a corn dog.

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  2. spitfire6 says:

    What in the name of sweet baby cheeses!

    I just had a steak salad for lunch, but I’m kinda hungry for a PB&J, also I feel dirty.

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  3. Was there a bizarre sense of pleasure when you Lorena Bobbitted the wobbler? And I know you didn’t ask, but my go-to euphemism is schlong.

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  4. Oh my goodness. RuPaul is taking me right back to 1990. This video reminds me of Adam Ant’s “Rough Stuff.” Providing link in case you’re not an Adam Ant aficionado: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4jgUT7bAQ0 I love Adam Ant, but this song is sooo bad!

    The banana/Jell-O thing looks horrifying. Very naughty lab specimen. I totally applaud your willingness to try it, though!

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  6. This made me laugh almost as much as the post where you had to deal with that massive TONGUE. i must send you the recipe for Fred MacMurray’s Lime Gelatine with Peanuts, Carrots and Olives. There is a photo of me pretending to be Gloria Swanson at my Sunset Boulevard party holding my rabbit shaped version of it here if you can bear it:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fritzyritz/6105423246/in/photostream

    Regarding Adam and the Ants – my first ever gig was Siouxsie and the Banshees and my second was Adam and the Ants. The passage of time makes that sound quite cool.

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