The Anonymous Notes: A Desperate Move By Bananas?

Let’s best honest. Bananas is probably the most recognizable figure from The Challenge. He is well known for his pranks, six wins, and stealing Sarah’s money. Every season he does something new and gets a new storyline under his best.

Except on Invasion, he didn’t do much there…

Or on Champs vs. Pros, he just lost to Wes…

Or on Dirty Thirty, he played a background game…

Or on Champs vs. Stars, won but his biggest moment was falling victim to Wes’ gameplay…

Recently, Bananas has felt like he’s on the show due to his seniority and not because we’re genuinely interested in him. New faces like Tony, Hunter, Nelson, and Cory have been making a splash and Bananas has been taking a back seat to their storylines. Coming onto Vendettas, there was low interested in seeing Bananas. No one was shocked he was there, but it’s not like he has any storyline he’s actively building. So, it was time to build a story line.

Johnny Bananas Notes Challenge VendettasThis is where the notes come into play. He brought the notes to the show, written by his sister, because he wanted to create a story line. Now, we know Bananas is a prankster, but this was an obvious ploy for him to get attention. Unlike his other pranks from the past, he doesn’t have to take ownership. He just plants the notes an watches the drama unfold.

In the game, Bananas has nothing to benefit from causing this drama. People like Zach, Tony, Leroy, Cara Maria, and Brad are going to defend him. Look at Dirty Thirty, he coasted close to the end and no one even tried to send him in despite having ample opportunities. So why would he orchestrate this prank? For attention. He wants to be able to remain relevant.

As soon as the notes were mentioned on episode 7, Bananas posted his naked “noteorious” photograph online. Clearly, he had planned on this becoming a story line and an example of him being a “pot stirrer.”

This looks quite desperate. Either he wants to get more attention from The Challenge to stay relevant and continue to receive invitations to return, or he wants to build a brand based off his persona. Either way, Bananas seems to know other people are going to be relevant than him this season so he wants to bull a safe stunt to receive attention.

I’ve always recognized Bananas as a strong personality on these shows, an I’ve accepted him as a stable on the show since Rivals 2. However, if his plans are to generate fake drama, it will get really old really soon. I’d much rather production replace that Banana with someone more interesting, like Dunbar.

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6 thoughts on “The Anonymous Notes: A Desperate Move By Bananas?

  1. Johnny Bananas, having his sister, write mean notes, bring them into the Challenge house, and plant them in different bedrooms, essentially the girl’s bedrooms to stir up trouble/drama… It’s totally Bananas! It’s apart of him to be a troublemaker and a prankster, but, it’s getting tried. He wants all the attention on him, and he’s upset it’s not. He didn’t do anything crazy enough. Try again, Bananas.

  2. Bananas #NOTEorious move on Vendettas did exactly what It was intended to do. I love Bananas. However I don’t think this article gives him enough credit. He already has his brand out there, he was just filming a music video, recently on The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon…you get where I’m going with this. Johnny is the face of the Challenge and I personally hope he continues to stick around for the long run. #BANANASFOREVER

  3. Bananas #NOTEorious move on Vendettas did exactly what It was intended to do. I love Bananas. However I don’t think this article gives him enough credit. He already has his brand out there, he was just filming a music video, recently on The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon…you get where I’m going with this. Johnny is the face of the Challenge and I personally hope he continues to stick around for the long run. #BANANASFOREVER

  4. He is already selling apparel that says noteorious. I don’t really like him per say, but I don’t think he is a smart gameplayer and businessman. At this point in his career, he doesn’t need to win the challenges to live comfortably, he just needs to stay relevant.
    Now as far as furthering his game to win vendettas, dumb move. If the girls find out he did it, they are all going to be super pissed, and none of those girls were going to say his name before this. Now he just gave them an excuse.

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