Witchita Banana was a phonograph album featuring up-tempo, instrumental jazz. Remus Lupin owned a copy, which he played during a third year Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson concerning Boggarts in 1993, presumably as way to help lighten the mood while students faced their greatest fears.
Behind the scenes
- The name of this record can be seen in this virtual tour of Professor Lupin's classroom from HarryPotter.com.
- "Witchita" is an altered spelling of Wichita. It may have been intended as a tribute to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a novel by L. Frank Baum about a young girl from Kansas who is transported to a fantastic land, Oz. Witchita Banana may as well be a reference to Chiquita Banana.
- The song is a piece of stock music composed by Dick Walters entitled "Hot Liquorice". It was also featured on an X-Files episode, "Triangle".