Rat is the anti-hero 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 is also one of the protagonists of the series. He was portrayed/voiced by Shane McNamara.
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.
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 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..