The "famous" Banana Sketch, written by Gags Beasley, was a controversial topic in episode 114 of The Muppet Show. Kermit the Frog knew nothing about the sketch, but everyone else, including guest Sandy Duncan, considered it absolutely hilarious. And every time Kermit tried to find out what it was, everyone would crack up before they'd finish it.

When The Muppet Show writer Jack Burns hosted Saturday Night Live in 1997, he played Gags Beasley in a sketch in which he himself claims to have written the Banana sketch.