"Pig Goat Banana Mantis!" is the pilot of Pig Goat Banana Cricket, and is the first episode overall. It was first posted to YouTube in 2011 under the show's previous name, "Pig Goat Banana Mantis". The pilot itself was originally animated in 2009.
Pig Goat Banana Mantis live in a semi-isolated cement tree house they inherited from their Old Uncle Robot. They grew up in the tree house, raised by their Uncle, until the trithalium crystals in his cerebrex burned out, causing him to permanently deactivate, leaving them suddenly on their own. Because they all grew up in the same treehouse together, they have developed a really close bond, but they still have very different personalities that often clash in dramatic ways. However, even though they do battle with each other from time to time, they always come together whenever a crisis threatens their home or strange family unit.
- This is the very first animation of the series.
- So far, this has never aired in the United States.
- This episode is available on YouTube and Vimeo.
- In this episode only, Cricket is in the form of a Mantis. His name was later changed due to Nickelodeon having a different character with the same name.