I thought Oroboros was going to explain how we used to replace the receiver of the old yellow rotary-dial phone with a banana, hiding the receiver behind the phone and "plugging" in the stem of the banana to the end of the curly cord, and how one time my distracted, busy mother answered the banana.
But I guess since Oroboros didn't live with me as a child, my expectation of what I would read on this page was completely shattered.
From an episode of "Captain Kangaroo" where Mr. Green Jeans invented a telephone that looked exactly like a banana. The Captain found it and ate it, to Mr. Green Jeans' dismay. After that, they had to dial the phone by tickling Captain Kangaroo on the stomach.