Kongo Bongo Gone Wrongo

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Diddy under the effects of the disease.

Kongo Bongo Gone Wrongo is the name of a disease that appears in the Donkey Kong Country animated TV series. It only features in the episode Speak No Evil, Dude, where it is the primary focus of the episode.


Cranky uses the nectar of the rare Tin-Banana-Tu, a purple species of banana with an extremely foul taste, to create a vaccine and plans to vaccinate his fellow Kongs. Diddy Kong schemes his way out of receiving the vaccine using two coconuts, but is later bitten by Polly Roger, which infects him; afterwards, Diddy spreads the disease to Krusha, who then spreads it to King K. Rool, both via sneezing. Fortunately, thanks to Cranky and Donkey Kong, the three victims are cured before the disease completes its final stages.

From what little is known and stated about the disease, birds such as Tropical Toucans are potential carriers and can transmit it through bites and pecks; the disease can also be spread via sneezing. Its only known cure is the nectar of the rare Tin-Banana-; a healthy diet can also prevent infection, as implied by General Klump when he explains how he avoided catching it infection from Krusha.


The deadly symptoms of the Kongo Bongo Gone Wrongo disease are explained through song by Cranky Kong, Candy Kong, and Dixie Kong:

  • Full-body chills
  • Runny nose
  • Severe sneezing
  • Laryngitis
  • Weakness
  • Wheezing
  • Green skin hue
  • A raspy, hoarse voice
  • Pressure within the brain
  • Devastating wrinkles on the stomach
  • A dead-feeling head

The disease is also likened to influenza when Candy says it's "like having [that disease], times one hundred and two".

Symptoms Song Screenshots[edit]