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White background with black text on the bottom. An image of a sitting monkey with its eyes closed takes up the top and center of the button. One of the monkey's hands is holding it's face; the other hand is holding a banana.

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BADGE-A-MINT 800-223-4703

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“Top banana” is a slang popularly used when referring to the most important person in an organization or activity. For example, the United States president can be referred to as the nation’s “Top Banana.” This slang originated in the American Theater in the early years of the Twentieth century. For example, the leading comic performer in a burlesque play was dubbed “top banana.” There were stages such as “third banana,” “second banana,” and “first banana” or “top banana.”

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