My mother reports that schoolchildren
of that era developed their own version of the jingle:
I'm Chiquita Banana, and I'm here to say,
Get rid of your teacher the easy way.
You just eat a banana, put the peel on the floor
watch your teacher slide right out the door!
This is highly consistent
with other schoolyard
songs celebrating violent anarchy
, such as "This land is my land
" and "The Burning of the School
" (which is sung to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic
" -- must remember to investigate possible fruit