Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio has been a big part of “The Challenge” universe. He’s been behind the show over the years, and has been there for a long time. Even though he hasn’t been part of the long running show for its last few seasons, Johnny still keeps up with it.

Bananas has been up hosting the “Death, Taxes and Bananas” podcast where he provides critiques of “Spies, Lies and Allies.” While many have noted that he is very harsh on the show’s content, Johnny himself told E! News that it’s all “constructive criticism.”

Johnny said that he loves the show very much. He added that he thinks that the show is a huge part of his life and that it continues to be. He said that he wants to see the show be successful in the coming years. However, he said that the show should have opted for a “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it” approach. He found all the “bells and whistles and gimmicks” unfavorable for the show.

I grew up on this show and I spent my twenties and now the majority of my thirties, some of the best years of my life, on this show. I’ve spilled so much blood and tears into the show that I want to see it be successful more than anyone. I just think they can go about doing it a different way.


The show has come to host a number of celebrities from all over the world. Bananas’ emphasis on the older simplicity that kept fans entertainment for the show has made a hole in the show’s heart. Perhaps MTV should pay heed to his criticism.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish is a freelance writer and correspondent who has been covering celebrity news, pop culture and entertainment for over 4 years. He has experience writing for various media outlets and continues to be passionate about bringing the latest news and insights to readers.

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