Rat is the anti-hero and one of the protagonists in Bananas in Pyjamas. He is the owner of Rat's shop and a friend to B1 and B2. He is busy, clever, usually greedy, and sometimes bossy. He says his catchphrase "Cheese and whiskers", and usually likes to trick the bananas and the teddies who would say "Oh No. That Rat-in-a-Hat". But also, the bananas try to help him carefully until they make the things right. He was portrayed/voiced by Shane McNamara.


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Rat's original costume appearance.

The original series

Rat originally appeared as a purple rat with a pink nose, pink ears, and a pink tail, and wears an orange and yellow cap, an orange vest with yellow teardrops, a yellow bow tie, big green pants, a green watch, and yellow and white shoes.

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Rat as he appears in the animated series.

The animated series

In the animated series, his appearance is arguably changed the most out of all the cast who appeared in the original series. He is now grey instead of purple, has a black nose and slightly shorter whiskers, and now wears new clothes such as a red cap, a cyan shirt with a collar, and blue pants with a belt. His size has also been altered to the size of a usual rat.

Rat's song

Rat sings his own song in the shop when he prepares to run it.

I'm a rat, I'm a rat, I'm a busy, busy rat.

I'm a rat, I'm a rat, I'm a clever, clever rat.


Throughout the series, Rat has set up many different businesses, usually called "Rat" followed by the type of business. These usually last one episode, although some, such as Cafe Rat, recur. Below is a list of his various businesses..



Shane McNamara

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