Do “Steamy Bananas” Emerge from Your Dog’s Rectum?

The creators of the Paw Pound SuperScoop must be big fans of Gwen Stefani, because much of their infomercial seems like a direct embodiment of a certain lyric from the song “Hollaback Girl.”

The euphemism “Steamy Bananas” appears poised to join the likes of “Cow Pies” and “Meadow Muffins” in the American vocabulary, even as it debases the previously wholesome phrase, “Going Bananas.”

The Super Scoop infomercial presents a world in which dogs excrete fruit onto lawns and sidewalks instead of poop. Okay, I realize that a lot of vegans are uncomfortable with their pets eating meat, and try their darndest to put them on a vegetarian diet—but if your dog is actually defecating bananas, then you have taken this thing way too far and need to get your poor animal to a vet immediately!

If viewers can get past the sight of those bananas, they will be told that “the SuperScoop is lightweight and easy to carry anywhere.” Perhaps this thing is lightweight, but I find it hard to believe something as long as a baseball bat is going to be easy to walk around with. Not to mention all the awkward conversations you’ll have:

Stranger: “Is that a mop you’re carrying around?”

You: “No, it’s a gadget to prevent my manicure from being ruined by dog feces.”

This is not the first infomercial to use bananas as a stand in for dung. In the Mitch’s Green Flush ad, the yellow tropical fruit starred alongside oatmeal in the role of human excrement getting flushed down a toilet.

The Paw Pound SuperScoop infomercial may not sell a lot of pooper scoopers, but it will prevent a lot of people from eating Bananas Foster ever again.


  • 4 Responses to “Do “Steamy Bananas” Emerge from Your Dog’s Rectum?”

  • I guess I can understand if they didn’t want to use real dog poop, but they’re wasting food! I know it sounds clichéd, but there are people who can’t even afford to buy fresh fruit for crying out loud! Couldn’t they have bought some fake rubber dog poop from a joke shop? That stuff is probably even cheaper than the bananas.

    Comment by Deb on August 18, 2013 at 7:09 pm

  • @Deb Yeah, I completely agree. The swirly “cute” shaped gag poo would’ve sufficed.

    Comment by Jay on August 23, 2013 at 6:36 pm

  • gross

    Comment by BroncosFan on September 3, 2013 at 5:52 pm

  • I’d use chocolate ice cream. Oh yeah.

    Comment by Julie on September 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm