Barbara Banana

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Banana Mom

Character Information
Gender: Female ♀
Species: Banana
Enemies: Rob
Relatives: Banana Joe (son)
Banana Bob (husband)
Obadiah Banana (ancestor)
Kayvon (nephew)
First Appearance: "The Responsible"
Voice: Sandra Searles Dickinson
Naomi McDonald
("The Singing," Season 6)[1]

Barbara "Banana Barbara" Banana is a recurring character in The Amazing World of Gumball. She is Banana Joe's mother, and the wife of Banana Bob. She and her husband first appeared in "The Responsible."


Banana Barbara is an anthropomorphic banana. She is nearly identical to the rest of her family, with the exception of a blue and white polka-dot bow, lipstick, and eyelashes.

In Season 2, she acquired eyebrows and a lighter peel.


As shown in "The Mothers," Banana Barbara does not seem to be very bright, and is rather oblivious to her surroundings. She has also been shown to have a very creepy demeanor. It is revealed in "The Future" that she used to be competent and smart, but after an internship at Chanax Inc., she got so stressed that she got a burnout and became the way she is now. At times, she is prone to taking words too literally.

Episode Appearances

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Her Paintings

Barbara has the ability to make certain events occur through her painting. While "The Shell" and "The Oracle" suggested she had clairvoyance, "The Future" confirms that she can directly paint future events into occurring.


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  • She and her husband debuted before Banana Joe did (except for the early reel).
  • Her name was revealed on James Lamont's Formspring.
  • She has the ability to create the future through painting, as seen in "The Shell," "The Oracle," and "The Future."
  • She is apparently accident-prone, getting frequently injured.
  • Her ability to paint the future appears to be a reference to Isaac Mendez from Heroes who also had the ability to predict the future through visual art.
  • Her name may be a pun on Hanna-Barbera, an American animation studio that serves as a division of Warner Bros. Animation, though this has not been officially confirmed.


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