A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 09, 2013
Banana Balls (crazy)

"Banana balls” is slang for crazy. “Bananas”—without “balls”—has long meant “crazy.” Both “banana” and “balls” are part of a male’s genitalia.

“Banana balls” (meaning “crazy") has been cited in print in 2005 and 2007. The use of “banana balls” was popularized in the film Thor: The Dark World (2013).

“Banana ball” is a golf term to describe a ball that is shot in a trajectory resembling a banana.


Google Books
The Bible (According to Jack):
Part II-The New Testament

By Jack Kolinski
Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse
2005
Pg. 371:
(“I guess Paul isn’t the only one who can be obtuse, eh, banana balls?”)

Urban Dictionary
banana balls
act of being extrememly stupid.
also described as being a peter
that kid is such a fricken banana balls
by Charlieeee boy November 17, 2007

Really, She’s A Good Girl.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Waiting; My Arch Nemesis.
(...)
But for now, I’m off to go buy Season 3 of 30 Rock (I loaned my old copy to a girl who is banana balls crazy, and I bought Season 4 the other day, but can‘t watch it until I watch Season 3 again.) and cat food.

Tee Till Death
This shit is Banana Balls!
naidoo / February 26, 2013
cargrant5tve is selling a late night edition to the Lady Gaga party. This is the most hard core shirt ever.

Twitter
Trisha Leigh
‏@trishaleighKC
@alison_cherry I totally stole the phrase “banana balls” from Rachel Bilson’s character on Hart of Dixie. Best substitute for crazy ever.
11:37 PM - 3 May 12

The Internet Movie Database
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Trivia

A fair amount of improvisation was allowed on set; Kat Dennings’s calling Stellan Skarsgård “banana balls” was made up on the spot.

I Am Rogue
IAR PRESS CONFERENCE COVERAGE: ‘THOR: THE DARK WORLD’
Thursday, 07 November 2013 10:18
Written by iamrogue
(...)
Darcy, something of a comic relief character, continues quipping in the sequel, and Kat Dennings’s ability to improvise on the London set resulted in some of the sequel’s funniest moments. “There was a little bit of improv,” Dennings said. “On my first day back – I’m on this show in the States which allows no improv whatsoever – and so when you guys told me I could do that, I didn’t know what to do.  I was very jetlagged, so I think ‘banana balls’ came out of my exhaustion. “

Twitter
Jane Gonzalez
‏@janemgonz
New phrase for “crazy” = banana balls. Thank you #Thor movie
6:08 PM - 9 Nov 13

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, November 09, 2013 • Permalink