Brandy & Mr. Whiskers

Season 1 Episode 5

Funky Bunny / The Going Bananas Republic

Aired Weekdays 12:00 AM Aug 28, 2004 on Disney Channel



  • Trivia

    • In ''The Going Banana Republics'', Brandy's bellybutton disappears several times while she's wearing her bathing suit.

  • Quotes

    • Brandy: (asking Ed to go to the ball with her) Is that a "yes" or a "no"?
      Ed: Well, it's neither a "yes" or a "no". It's-it's-it's both. It's a "yo". The balance between man and woman...
      (Whiskers appears)
      Whiskers: Uh, Brandy. This is gonna be a while.

    • Gaspar: I wanted to make you an offer.
      Mr. Whiskers: Well, if it's about trying to switch long distance carriers, then forget it pal! We don't even have a phone!
      Gaspar: (to the screen) I still can't believe I lost to that guy.

    • Brandy: (to Mr. Whiskers) You're like a kid brother, and going to a dance with your kid brother is no way to shine like a diamond.

    • Brandy: Thank you, Whiskers, you saved the ball!
      Mr. Whiskers: I had to Brandy; it was your moment to shine.
      Brandy: I did, but you're the one who shined.

    • Mr. Whiskers: Can you explain this to me again?
      Brandy: It's the annual Harrington Family Ball; obviously I won't be able to attend the real one this year.

    • Brandy: I need a date for the Harrington Ball.
      Ed: Yeah, and?
      Brandy: I need you to be my date!
      Ed: Oh my, Miss Brandy, what a forward offer you have presented me with!

    • Brandy: I know you don't understand this, but this is important to me. Please, just don't mess up.
      Mr. Whiskers: Um, Ok, you can count on me.

    • Brandy: Oh my gosh, we're worse than Gaspar! What would a true leader do at a time like this! Oh, I know, blame somebody else! (she points to a small animal) Hey you, you're taking the fall, beat it!

    • (Mr. Whiskers wipes his nose, his snot sticks to his hands)
      Brandy: Ew, gross!
      Mr. Whiskers: I guess that is snot the right thing to do!

    • Monkey Reporter: What does Presidency for Whiskers mean to the jungle?
      Gaspar: unending chaos, lizards riot up, 10,000 years of darkness and cheers.
      Monkey Reporter: And if you're elected?
      Gaspar: Pretty much the same thing, I just got a nicer smile.

    • Brandy: I'm the most desirable female in the jungle; I'll have a date within two swishes of my tail.
      (Brandy begins swishing her tail around.

    • Mr. Whiskers: Shouldn't I be discussing the issues? Or at least know what they are?
      Brandy: This is an election, let's stay away from the issues.

    • Brandy: I'm going to work on my tan!
      Mr. Whiskers: I'm gonna try not to drown!

    • (Mr. Whiskers was doing the funky bunny, which is moving his butt in the air.)
      Brandy: No, no! Stop, stop!
      Mr. Whiskers: Too hot?

    • (Whiskers looks at sign that says "no swimming")
      Mr. Whiskers: Doesn't that defeat the purpose?
      Brandy: You're right...
      (Brandy adds to the sign "except for chief advisor and invited guests")
      Mr. Whiskers: Am I an invited guest?
      Brandy: No.

    • Mr. Whiskers: So, does anyone else like pie?

    • Brandy: (talking about herself) Intriguing question: Can a girl shine like a diamond without a date?
      (Brandy takes a few moments to think, then she speaks to Mr. Whiskers)
      Brandy: No, probably not, you're a necessary evil.
      Mr. Whiskers: Yay! Hurray for evil!
      Brandy: Zip it!

    • Monkey Reporter: Mr. Whiskers, what is your background? (Whiskers looks and points at a bunch of trees.)
      Mr. Whiskers: Trees... Lots of 'em...

  • Notes

    • This episode was up for "Major Makeover" in Disney Channel's New Year's Eve House Party (2005). The show lost to That's So Raven and Sister, Sister, but beat Kim Possible.

    • This episode re-aired on November 2nd, 2004, as a part of Disney Channel's Election Selections.

  • Allusions

    • The episode title 'The Going Bananas Republic' is a play on the term "banana republic", which applied to poor countries that were typically in Central America, that were usually of a non-democratic government. Gaspar's government in this episode would be considered a banana republic.