'Bananas in Pyjamas' turns 25: Meet the actors behind the bright yellow suits

Publish Date
Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:44PM

Can you believe it has been 25 years since we were introduced to the phrase: 'Are you thinking what I'm thinking B1? I think I am B2'?!

That's right, the Aussie pre-schooler show Bananas in Pyjamas is celebrating the major milestone this week.

So, who were the original men behind the banana suits?

Allow us to introduce you to...

Ken Radley (AKA B1):
After leaving Bananas in Pyjamas in 2001, Ken Radley appeared in Australian dramas Home And Away, Blue Heelers, City Homicide and Underbelly.

The 60-year-old also made it big in Hollywood, starring in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and in an episode of The Leftovers.

Nicholas Opolski (AKA B2):
Since Bananas in Pyjamas, Nicholas Opolski appeared on Australian soap Neighbours, playing Evan Hancock between 2001 and 2002.

He also had roles on Water Rats and Blue Heelers.

The pair are still friends today.