In 1983, when I was only four months old, a new superhero appeared on British television screens. It was a cartoon based on a comic strip from 1980, and as everyone British child from the 80s knows, it was awesome. Whenever I mention it to my Canadian friends, very few of them ever seem to believe that there was a superhero whose secret superpower was utterly bananas (if you'll forgive the pun).
Bananaman is a parody of traditional superheroes, being portrayed by a schoolboy called Eric Wimp, who transforms into the muscular flying hero known as Bananaman whenever he eats a banana.
He looked like Batman, had powers similar to Superman, but was dumber than two short planks - all perfectly good reasons why he was so loved by children.
There were even rumours due to the surprising release of a teaser website with the hashtag #PeelThePower, indicating a potential movie for 2015. But sadly, as time goes on, it appears to have been nothing more than a hoax. But it does make you wonder what on earth a live-action Bananaman movie would have looked like, especially these days.
Probably not as good as any of us Brits would have hoped.