Banging on a Trash Can" is a popular song from the animated television series "Doug," which aired on Nickelodeon from 1991 to 1994, and then on Disney Channel from 1996 to 1999. The song appears in the episode "Doug Rocks the House," which was the first episode of the show's second season and originally aired on September 21, 1992.
In the episode, Doug and his friend Skeeter decide to form a band to play at the upcoming school dance. However, they are struggling to come up with a catchy tune until they hear the sound of banging on a trash can in their neighbor's backyard. They use the sound as the basis for their song and eventually become a hit at the dance.
The song's lyrics, which include the iconic line "Banging on a trash can, drumming on a streetlight," were written by the show's creator Jim Jinkins and performed by Doug's voice actor Billy West. The catchy tune has since become a beloved part of the show's legacy and is often referenced in pop culture.