History Main / EveryThingsBetterWithMonkeys

16th Aug '17 7:28:10 AM PDL
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This trope is named for a Website/{{Superdickery}}.com subpage. And yes, we know it ought to be "Everything's Better With Non-Human Primates" too. After all, everything's also better with ''apes'', who are technically not monkeys. The difference is actually very simple--monkeys have tails, while apes (including chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and humans) don't. [[InherentlyFunnyWords On the other hand the word "monkey" is simply funnier]] (unless you're addressing a certain [[Literature/{{Discworld}} librarian]]…) There has been some controversy in recent years over the use of trained primates in film and television, so don't expect a lot of recent examples except, perhaps, computer-generated ones. Lemurs are often still lumped in with monkeys despite the fact that they're not monkeys either [[note]]Primates are classed by what kind of noses they have: monkeys and apes (including humans) are haplorhine (dry-nosed) primates, while lemurs, and their relatives the lorises and galagos are strepsirrhine (wet-nosed), primates. For comparison, their noses are more like a dog or cat's nose then a human's nose.[[/note]] but media still has a ways to go before it can make this particular distinction.

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This trope is named for a Website/{{Superdickery}}.com subpage. And yes, we know it ought to be "Everything's Better With Non-Human Primates" too. After all, everything's also better with ''apes'', who are technically not monkeys. The difference is actually very simple--monkeys have tails, while apes (including chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and humans) don't. [[InherentlyFunnyWords On the other hand the word "monkey" is simply funnier]] (unless you're addressing a certain [[Literature/{{Discworld}} librarian]]…) There has been some controversy in recent years over the use of trained primates in film and television, so don't expect a lot of recent examples except, perhaps, computer-generated or cartoon ones. Lemurs are often still lumped in with monkeys despite the fact that they're not monkeys either [[note]]Primates are classed by what kind of noses they have: monkeys and apes (including humans) are haplorhine (dry-nosed) primates, while lemurs, and their relatives the lorises and galagos are strepsirrhine (wet-nosed), primates. For comparison, their noses are more like a dog or cat's nose then a human's nose.[[/note]] but media still has a ways to go before it can make this particular distinction.
6th Aug '17 4:10:48 AM Vir
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** There's that time Flanders's house got taken over by a radioactive baboon. He was seen slapping Flanders while the latte was driving and trying to understand his commands.

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** There's that time Flanders's house got taken over by a radioactive baboon. He was seen slapping Flanders while the latte latter was driving and trying to understand his commands.
13th Jul '17 6:52:50 AM Snicka
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'', Kubo has a wooden charm shaped like a monkey that comes to life to protect him, simply named [[ADogNamedDog Monkey]]. [[spoiler: She's actually Kubo's mother, who transferred her spirit into Monkey when her human body was killed by her sisters.]]
2nd Jul '17 10:31:45 AM nombretomado
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* In ''[[OsuTatakaeOuendan Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2!]]'', one of the bonus missions involves the Ouendan helping a stuffed monkey and toy soldier who were accidentally thrown away return home. The BGM? The theme song to the 70's TV show, ''Monkey Magic''.

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* In ''[[OsuTatakaeOuendan Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2!]]'', ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan2'', one of the bonus missions involves the Ouendan helping a stuffed monkey and toy soldier who were accidentally thrown away return home. The BGM? The theme song to the 70's TV show, ''Monkey Magic''.
27th Jun '17 12:15:46 PM BeerBaron
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** The Imga are a race of sentient "great apes" from Valenwood, the forest homeland of the Bosmer (Wood Elves). They are known for their reverence to the Altmer (High Elves) and seek to emulate them in dress and, sometimes, even going as far to shave their fur. Ironically, the most famous Imga in the series' lore is Marukh, known as the "Monkey Prophet," who was the leader of the 1st Era Alessian Order. The Order was extremely human-supremacist and [[FantasticRacism extremely racist]] toward all races of Elves. They've [[TheUnseen yet to appear]] in the series (though the lore-friendly ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' [[GameMod Mod]], "Moonpath to Elsweyr", adds them in as {{Giant Mook}}s to the Altmeri [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]].

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** The Imga are a race of sentient "great apes" from Valenwood, the forest homeland of the Bosmer (Wood Elves). They are known for their reverence to the [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves) Elves)]] and seek to emulate them in dress and, sometimes, even going as far to shave their fur. Ironically, the most famous Imga in the series' lore is Marukh, known as the "Monkey Prophet," who was the leader of the 1st Era Alessian Order. The Order was extremely human-supremacist and [[FantasticRacism extremely racist]] toward all races of Elves. They've [[TheUnseen yet to appear]] in the series (though the lore-friendly ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' [[GameMod Mod]], "Moonpath to Elsweyr", adds them in as {{Giant Mook}}s to the Altmeri [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]].
12th Jun '17 3:11:02 PM NotSoBadassLongcoat
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* One of the main characters of ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil2'' is [[UpliftedAnimal an uplifted]] [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents cockney]] chimp named Noxxie. With a [[ArtificialLimbs grapple gun arm]].
4th Jun '17 11:34:11 PM Buck
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** Monkeys are also known to steal from people, while this can be a minor inconvenience if they steal food but they are known to steal bags, phones or anything that they can take with them. They can also break them out of anger or discard them when they lose interest in them.
3rd Jun '17 6:00:33 AM DeepRed
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* Joe Cartoon's short subject "Look At My Monkey" is a pun on the phrase, "spank the monkey." But the monkey gets his own back in the end.

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* Joe Cartoon's short subject "Look At My Monkey" is a pun on the phrase, "spank "[[ADateWithRosiePalms spank the monkey.monkey]]." But the monkey gets his own back in the end.
31st May '17 7:06:58 AM jormis29
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* SansFamille: One of Vitalis’ animals is a monkey named Joli-Cœur.

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* SansFamille: ''Literature/SansFamille'': One of Vitalis’ animals is a monkey named Joli-Cœur.
30th May '17 4:37:53 AM BoukenDutch
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* SansFamille: One of Vitalis’ animals is a monkey named Joli-Cœur.
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