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18th Apr '18 9:10:25 PM jormis29
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* ''FarCry'' has mutated monkeys known as Trigen that run straight at you, can leap at you from more than a dozen feet away, and can kill you in just 2 or 3 hits. They were widely considered DemonicSpiders and an unexpected GenreShift from the game's previously tactical combat against human mercenaries.

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* ''FarCry'' ''VideoGame/FarCry1'' has mutated monkeys known as Trigen that run straight at you, can leap at you from more than a dozen feet away, and can kill you in just 2 or 3 hits. They were widely considered DemonicSpiders and an unexpected GenreShift from the game's previously tactical combat against human mercenaries.
17th Apr '18 7:47:13 AM Rytex
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** At zoos and in captivity, [[{{Troll}} apes have been known to mess around with the humans watching them for their own amusement.]] From hiding out of sight and then leaping out with a roar to cause a JumpScare, to [[DungFu flinging poo at people that annoy them]]. Indeed, you'll find many videos of apes playing harmlessly with viewers, such as knocking on the glass back at people who knock on it at them, but you'll find just as many videos of apes trolling people.
4th Mar '18 3:37:45 PM jtierney50
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* The only possible explanation for the "monkey motif" in the ShowWithinAShow in ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone''. It starts of small, and then goes UpToEleven in "[[SanitySlippage Bride's Lament]]". Even the Man in the Chair admits that it's labored.



* One of the playable characters in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' is [[UpliftedAnimal an uplifted gorilla]] with powered armor and an electric gun named Winston.

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* One of the playable characters in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' is [[UpliftedAnimal an uplifted gorilla]] with powered armor and an electric gun named Winston. He comes from a colony of gorillas that live on ''the moon''.
4th Mar '18 12:26:47 PM sgamer82
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* In ''Podcast/TheLastPodcastOnTheLeft'' series on Jonestown, the crew is highly amused by the fact that one of Jim Jones' early means to raise money was selling spider monkeys door to door and they cannot stop laughing when they play a clip from a Peoples Temple follower's deadpan testimony of her first having met Jones when he sold her a monkey to replace her previous one which had ''hung itself''. Later on, Henry relates how Peoples Temple eventually got a chimpanzee named Mr. Muggs as their mascot, whom Henry imagines as an OnlySaneMan communicating his displeasure at the madness around him via a ''Film/{{Congo}}'' style voice synthesizer.
2nd Mar '18 8:13:10 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Averted with Mibirds. Like in RealLife, they are portrayed as unpredictable and quite dangerous.
19th Feb '18 3:35:01 PM WillKeaton
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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.

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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 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]], [[/note]] but media still has a ways to go before it can make this particular distinction.
19th Feb '18 3:34:29 PM WillKeaton
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* "It's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_5w0NvWdZE Rolling Rock Beer Ape]]! And he's here to save the day!"

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* "It's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_5w0NvWdZE Rolling Rock Beer Ape]]! Ape!]] And he's here to save the day!"



** Suburban Automotive is located in Sandy, Oregon. They are still in business, website [[https://www.suburbanautogroup.com/ here]]

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** Suburban Automotive is located in Sandy, Oregon. They are still in business, website [[https://www.suburbanautogroup.com/ here]]here.]]



** In response to PETA's complaints about using a monkey, Chrysler produced another commercial that was almost exactly like the first one--but now [[TakeThat with an invisible monkey]].

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** In response to PETA's complaints about using a monkey, Chrysler produced another commercial that was almost exactly like the first one--but now [[TakeThat with an invisible monkey]].monkey.]]
19th Feb '18 3:33:58 PM WillKeaton
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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 in the popular sense[[note]]It should be noted, however, that apes are cladistically a specific ''type'' of monkey - they are the sister group of the Old World monkeys, together forming the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catarrhini catarrhine clade]] of simian primates. The animals we refer to as monkeys would be more accurately called "non-hominoid monkeys".[[/note]]. The difference is actually very simple - in layman's terms, monkeys have tails, while apes (including chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and humans) don't [[note]]although there are some non-hominoid monkeys, like Barbary macaques, which lack visible tails[[/note]]. [[InherentlyFunnyWords On the other hand, the word "monkey" is simply funnier]] (unless you're addressing a certain [[Literature/{{Discworld}} librarian]]).

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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 in the popular sense[[note]]It sense.[[note]]It should be noted, however, that apes are cladistically a specific ''type'' of monkey - they are the sister group of the Old World monkeys, together forming the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catarrhini catarrhine clade]] of simian primates. The animals we refer to as monkeys would be more accurately called "non-hominoid monkeys".[[/note]]. [[/note]] The difference is actually very simple - in layman's terms, monkeys have tails, while apes (including chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and humans) don't [[note]]although don't.[[note]]Although there are some non-hominoid monkeys, like Barbary macaques, which lack visible tails[[/note]]. tails[[/note]] [[InherentlyFunnyWords On the other hand, the word "monkey" is simply funnier]] (unless funnier.]] (Unless you're addressing a certain [[Literature/{{Discworld}} librarian]]).
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17th Feb '18 2:21:06 PM nombretomado
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* ProfessorElemental's butler is an orangutan.

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* ProfessorElemental's Music/ProfessorElemental's butler is an orangutan.
26th Jan '18 6:49:39 PM TheWalkingAnomaly
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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}, Francine and Muffy are both monkeys.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}, ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', Francine and Muffy are both monkeys.



* Chimpanzees are capable of empathy to some extent despite being aggressive animals. In one episode of ''Escape to Chimp Eden,'' a chimp is released into a area enclosed by a electric fence. It touches the fence and gets shocked. What's really astounding is when it's friend is released into the area with it the first chimp repetitively keeps it from the fence, trying to herd it away from the fence whenever it gets close. ''It understood the fence would harm the other chimp and actively tried to protect it. ''

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* Chimpanzees are capable of empathy to some extent despite being aggressive animals. In one episode of ''Escape to Chimp Eden,'' a chimp is released into a an area enclosed by a an electric fence. It touches the fence and gets shocked. What's really astounding is when it's its friend is released into the area with it the first chimp repetitively keeps it from the fence, trying to herd it away from the fence whenever it gets close. ''It understood the fence would harm the other chimp and actively tried to protect it. ''
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