Big Yellow Joint
Listen to "Big Yellow Joint"
"Big Yellow Joint" is a 1970s hit song inspired by the Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stand, as it resembles a large yellow marijuana joint and was a popular meeting place for the buying and selling of marijuana at the time. It was written by Jimmy Jane.
The song is first mentioned by the
narrator when Buster asks George Michael to buy him pot for Lucille 2. ("
") Pier Pressure
The song plays when
Maeby and Michael prepare for the Bluth Company holiday party at the banana stand and when Oscar plans his walkabout. A modern cover version plays during the party. ("
") Afternoon Delight
It later plays during the
banana stand vs. Banana Shack competition photo montage. ("
") Making a Stand
It can also be heard in the background of Season 3's "
It is a parody of the real world song " Alice's Restaurant", by Arlo Guthrie.
It also possible takes inspiration from Donovan's " Mellow Yellow" which was thought to have connotations to drugs in the 60s.
The song is also performed as a heavy metal song during the episode " Pier Pressure".