HUMBLE ERIC. He looks like an ordinary schoolboy. We can find Eric Wimp at 29 Acacia Road. The world needs Eric. When Eric gobbles down a banana he’s transformed into to a muscle bulging, toothy, cloak-wearing superhero. Humble Eric is transformed into Bananaman!
Batman: too serious and spends far too much time in his Batcave. He’s not really up for a giggle either. Superman: he’s far too busy chasing Lois and turns into a weakling when presented with a tiny lump of Kryptonite. Now, when it comes to Bananaman, we’re onto a winner! Watch him unconventionally claw his way through the sky whilst dashing to a crime scene. His arrival at a crime scene is usually loud and messy: smashing through a wall or roof! Once at the crime scene, Bananaman would stand bold, display his toothy smile and take-on the villains using his banana power and one of his banana gadgets.
Villains could never outwit him: one particular villain, The Weatherman, thought he had the better of Bananaman when he zapped him with his ice gun; but Bananaman’s electronic thermal underwear melted the ice! Weatherman captured and Bananaman saved the world.
He’s brave and makes crimefighting look fun. To be blunt, Bananaman is not the sharpest knife in the cutlery drawer, and his disguises are awful, but he never swerves confrontation. Many ordinary folk would shrivel up like a slug dosed with salt if they had to fight a notorious criminal, but that’s not the case with Bananaman. The added bonus is that his toothy smile never disappears whilst on superhero duty.
Our hero. So who you going to call when the villains are causing havoc? 999? Batman? Superman? There’s only one person to call: Eric. As long as there’s a banana nearby, his response is immediate. Who else guarantees results? Who else has a huge smile on his face whilst dealing with villains? You know who to call.
Watch Bananaman in action below
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