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There are repeating memes and reference regarding the love of banana and cookie of the doctor. Where did they come from?

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    He loves bananas and cookies. – Jack B Nimble Sep 6 '13 at 14:42
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    The Eleventh Doctor had a cookie in his pocket and tricked the Daleks into thinking it was a detonator. – lonewookie Sep 6 '13 at 15:14
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    An example meme would go a long way! – AncientSwordRage Sep 6 '13 at 17:36
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    it wasnt a cookie it was Jammy Dodger - in the UK Cookies are a subset of biscuits and not a generic term, The same is true of Custard Creams, Pink Wafers, Garibaldis, Bourbon Creams, Rich Tea, Digestives and of course Jammy Dodgers – Steven Wood Mar 19 '14 at 16:53
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    “There are repeating memes and reference regarding the love of banana and cookie of the doctor.” Are there? Where? – Paul D. Waite Mar 19 '14 at 17:10
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The Tenth Doctor once said to Rose "Always bring a banana to a party", I believe this is where the meme originated. The doctor also replaced guns with bananas on two separate occasions to prevent someone from shooting someone else.

The Eleventh Doctor once tricked the Daleks into thinking a Jammie Dodger (a biscuit/cookie filled with jam) was a self-destruct button for the TARDIS.

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    "The doctor also replaced guns with bananas on two separate occasions to prevent someone from shooting someone else." Is that besides replacing a whole gun factory with a banana plantation? – Mario Sep 7 '13 at 11:46
  • Yeah, the two times I mentioned were with River and Captain Jack. – lonewookie Sep 7 '13 at 18:06
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    Could you tell which episodes? – lamwaiman1988 Sep 8 '13 at 7:41
  • The banana plantation one was during The Empty Child (season one of the new series) or the other episode (it's a two-parts story). lonewookie's Captain Jack scene also happened during one of these two episodes as well I think (it's been some time). – Mario Sep 8 '13 at 10:45
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According to the TARDIS wiki page on bananas, the meme goes back quite a while, pre-dating the new series.

Jo Grant brought a captive Ogron a banana. He did not comprehend her instructions to peel it. (TV: Frontier in Space)

On Space Station Chimera, the Sixth Doctor found a banana whilst searching his pockets for piece of wire. He gave the banana to Peri, who later started to eat it, but gave up when the sight of a dead Androgum made her feel sick. (TV: The Two Doctors)

The Fourth Doctor expressed a fondness for bannanas, once stopping an alien fleet with one. (COMIC: Death to the Doctor!)

http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Banana#History

So the banana thing might be a reference to the Third, Fourth and Sixth Doctor.

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