History Main / EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys

6th Mar '17 7:10:15 PM nombretomado
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* In the screwball comedy ''Film/MonkeyBusiness'' (not to be confused with a MarxBrothers film which has nothing to do with monkeys aside from its title), a monkey breaks into a chemistry lab and accidentally creates a batch of ScrewballSerum.

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* In the screwball comedy ''Film/MonkeyBusiness'' (not to be confused with a MarxBrothers Creator/MarxBrothers film which has nothing to do with monkeys aside from its title), a monkey breaks into a chemistry lab and accidentally creates a batch of ScrewballSerum.
3rd Mar '17 5:40:17 AM Korodzik
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* The protagonist of the 1940 story "The Whispering Gorilla" is a man trapped in the body of a gorilla, but retaining human intelligence. He gets away with it by pretending to be wearing a costume.
22nd Jan '17 7:11:36 PM Motherdragon64
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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 and orangutans) 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.

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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 gorillas, orangutans and orangutans) 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.
22nd Jan '17 10:52:21 AM VutherA
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** There's also the Jokaero, who are intelligent orangutans...[[RecycledINSPACE In SPACE]]. Though not as prevalent as they once were, they are still important due to their feats of engineering.

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** There's also the Jokaero, who are intelligent orangutans...[[RecycledINSPACE In SPACE]]. Though not as prevalent as they once were, they are still important due to their feats of engineering.engineering, [[BunnyEarsLawyer and aren't even sapient so what they will make is entirely based on the Jokaero's own whims and survival instinct]]. They are the Imperium's only source of "digital weapons", miniature one-shot versions of full-sized weapons normally used by the Imperium that can be worn on a finger.
29th Dec '16 1:18:30 PM WillKeaton
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* [[http://www.supermegamonkey.net/chronocomic/entries/scans6/DEF79_Mandrill.jpg Mandrill]], Marvel's [[http://itsclobberingtime.blogspot.com/2010/11/villains-with-potential-mandrill.html misogynistic]] [[http://www.oocities.org/daredevil_villains/mandrill/mandrill.html manipulating mutant monkey-man]].

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* [[http://www.supermegamonkey.net/chronocomic/entries/scans6/DEF79_Mandrill.jpg Mandrill]], Mandrill,]] Marvel's [[http://itsclobberingtime.blogspot.com/2010/11/villains-with-potential-mandrill.html misogynistic]] [[http://www.oocities.org/daredevil_villains/mandrill/mandrill.html manipulating mutant monkey-man]].monkey-man.]]
29th Dec '16 1:17:30 PM WillKeaton
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* The instant-classic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8oPVVGYQ40 Trunk Monkey ads]]. No one really knows where this "Suburban Automotive Dealerhip" is, but their commercials are ''hysterical''. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.

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* The instant-classic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8oPVVGYQ40 Trunk Monkey ads]]. ads.]] No one really knows where this "Suburban Automotive Dealerhip" is, but their commercials are ''hysterical''. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
26th Dec '16 1:33:57 PM Everdream
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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 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. ''
20th Dec '16 8:06:56 AM rafi
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* ''Manga/SlamDunk'': No actual monkeys in the show, but the main character is described as a "redheaded monkey" and his captain's nickname is literally "Gori" (short for Gorilla). In fact, any excessively big and manly guy is referred to as a gorilla. Whenever Shohoku is chibified, they're usually portrayed as monkeys being led by a gorilla (except Rukawa whose a fox). An equally HotBlooded rival from another team is called "Wild Monkey", while the captain's rival from another different team (who also has big stature), is nicknamed "Boss Monkey".

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* ''Manga/SlamDunk'': No actual monkeys in the show, but the main character Sakuragi is described as a "redheaded monkey" and his captain's Akagi's nickname is literally "Gori" (short for Gorilla). In fact, any excessively big and manly guy is referred to as a gorilla. Whenever Shohoku is chibified, they're usually portrayed as monkeys being led by a gorilla (except Rukawa whose a fox). An From different teams we have Kyota, an equally HotBlooded rival from another team rival, that is called "Wild Monkey", Monkey" while the captain's rival from another different team Akagi's rival, Uozomi (who also has big stature), is nicknamed "Boss Monkey".
20th Dec '16 7:58:12 AM rafi
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* Etemon, the comedic "{{breather|Episode}}" (well, [[NotSoHarmlessVillain not really]]) villain from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''.

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* In ''3000 Leagues to Find Mother'', Marco's older brother Tonio gives him a white and tiny pet monkey named Amedio before he leaves to Argentina. [[FunnyAnimal Amedio's]] antics tend to [[PluckyComicRelief add comedy]] to a rather melodramatic story.
* In ''Anime/AskDrRin'', one of their four [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Ridiculously Cute Critters]] is Tenshin, a monkey that does nothing but squawk and eat candy, but due to being something of a mascot for the series, gets a lot of screentime.
* ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan'' has a student transformed into a recurring monkey. Said monkey's head was made using stock real life photos.
* ''Manga/BusterKeel'' has Keel, a Dragon Ape, stuck in human form.
* ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' has a gorilla who frequently shows up at the school, and is said to be smarter than many of the {{delinquents}} who go there (which isn't that hard to believe when you see the rest of the cast).
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'':
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Etemon, the comedic "{{breather|Episode}}" (well, [[NotSoHarmlessVillain not really]]) villain from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''.villain.



* Let's not leave ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' out of the mix, with their TeamPet Chim-Chim.
** [[Film/SpeedRacer The movie]] had not one but two chimps taking turns playing Chim-Chim. Whenever either one of them was on screen, they quite literally [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar threw crap past the radar]], and also [[HilarityEnsues got behind the wheel of a vehicle]].
* ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' has a gorilla who frequently shows up at the school, and is said to be smarter than many of the {{delinquents}} who go there (which isn't that hard to believe when you see the rest of the cast).
* ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan'' has a student transformed into a recurring monkey. Said monkey's head was made using stock real life photos.

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* Let's not leave ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' out ''Manga/{{Eyeshield21}}'' has one of the mix, main characters, Raimon Tarou, follow a monkey motif. This includes adhering to stereotypical monkey traits such as running on all fours, climbing high trees, handling objects with their TeamPet Chim-Chim.
** [[Film/SpeedRacer The movie]] had not one but two chimps taking turns playing Chim-Chim. Whenever either one of them
his feet(he caught the football with his feet in a dream, and main character Sena ''actually believed it was on screen, they quite literally [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar threw crap past the radar]], Raimon's new technique''), and also [[HilarityEnsues got behind the wheel of a vehicle]].
* ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' has a gorilla who frequently shows up at the school, and
snacking on bananas, his favorite food. He even cries "Mukyaa!", which in Japanese is said to be smarter than many of the {{delinquents}} who go there (which isn't that hard to believe when you see the rest of the cast).
* ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan'' has
a student transformed into a recurring monkey. Said monkey's head was made using stock cry. Despite all this, he still gets incredibly offended when someone calls him a monkey.
** In a poll for the manga, he won over a
real life photos.monkey for "most monkey-like".



* ''Manga/GetBackers'' has monkeys popping up in the two {{Hot Springs Episode}}s and breaking havoc on the cast.
* In ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', the author of the manga [[SelfParody Gintaman]] is revealed to be an ordinary gorilla. The AuthorAvatar later ends up being a [[FunnyAnimal humanized gorilla]], and Kondo, who has the nickname of "Gorilla", ends up being transformed into one in a particular story arc.
** In one arc, the Yorozuya gang and others decide to play a MMORPG called [[VideoGame/MonsterHunter Monkey Hunter]] in an attempt to gather some information on some aliens who had them unwillingly modified into screwdrivers. The game is essentially the same as what it's a parody of, just with nothing but giant monkeys as the enemies.
** Another arc has Kyubey tasked with watching over a pet monkey, whom she proceeds to give an OverlyLongName.
* ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'' has the squirrel monkeys Tata and Purinki. The latter is a Sweetspet.
* Nanami from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' has a monkey shikigami named Mamoru-kun.



** [[{{Fanservice}} The manga has]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v04/c030/3.html this]] [[{{Fanservice}} page]].
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
** [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries "Do the words 'robot monkey' mean anything to you?"]][[note]]Honda/Tristan had his body stolen and his mind stuck in a tiny and adorable robot monkey in the virtual world[[/note]]
** ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' had one episode featuring an experimental dueling monkey with a monkey deck. In the dub he's named Wheeler as a callback joke to a comment Kaiba made in the original series about Joey being a "dueling monkey".
** In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', the Dark Signer Demak had the Dark Signer Birthmark of the Monkey, his Deck had monsters that were primarily Monkeys/Apes... and, of course, [[EldritchAbomination Earthbound Immortal]] Cusillu.
* ''Manga/BusterKeel'' has Keel, a Dragon Ape, stuck in human form.
* In ''Anime/AskDrRin'', one of their four [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Ridiculously Cute Critters]] is Tenshin, a monkey that does nothing but squawk and eat candy, but due to being something of a mascot for the series, gets a lot of screentime.

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** [[{{Fanservice}} The manga has]] has [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v04/c030/3.html this]] [[{{Fanservice}} page]].
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
** [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries "Do the words 'robot monkey' mean anything to you?"]][[note]]Honda/Tristan had his body stolen and his mind stuck in a tiny and adorable robot monkey in the virtual world[[/note]]
** ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' had one episode featuring an experimental dueling monkey with a monkey deck. In the dub he's named Wheeler as a callback joke to a comment Kaiba made in the original series about Joey being a "dueling monkey".
** In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', the Dark Signer Demak had the Dark Signer Birthmark of the Monkey, his Deck had monsters that were primarily Monkeys/Apes... and, of course, [[EldritchAbomination Earthbound Immortal]] Cusillu.
* ''Manga/BusterKeel'' has Keel, a Dragon Ape, stuck in human form.
* In ''Anime/AskDrRin'', one of their four [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Ridiculously Cute Critters]] is Tenshin, a monkey that does nothing but squawk and eat candy, but due to being something of a mascot for the series, gets a lot of screentime.
page]].



* ''Manga/GetBackers'' has monkeys popping up in the two {{Hot Springs Episode}}s and breaking havoc on the cast.
* Averted in ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'', where Basho Matsuo, one of the vilest and most dangerous villains of the series turns into an ape-man during his fight with Yaiba. He relies more on agility and [[TakenForGranite cursed needles]] than brute strength though.
* The small purple monkey-like creature Chu-Chu in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''

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* ''Manga/GetBackers'' has monkeys popping up in the two {{Hot Springs Episode}}s and breaking havoc on the cast.
* Averted in ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'', where Basho Matsuo, one of the vilest and most dangerous villains of the series turns into an ape-man during his fight with Yaiba. He relies more on agility and [[TakenForGranite cursed needles]] than brute strength though.
* The small purple monkey-like creature Chu-Chu in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''.



* Nanami from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' has a monkey shikigami named Mamoru-kun.
* In ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', the author of the manga [[SelfParody Gintaman]] is revealed to be an ordinary gorilla. The AuthorAvatar later ends up being a [[FunnyAnimal humanized gorilla]], and Kondo, who has the nickname of "Gorilla", ends up being transformed into one in a particular story arc.
** In one arc, the Yorozuya gang and others decide to play a MMORPG called [[VideoGame/MonsterHunter Monkey Hunter]] in an attempt to gather some information on some aliens who had them unwillingly modified into screwdrivers. The game is essentially the same as what it's a parody of, just with nothing but giant monkeys as the enemies.
** Another arc has Kyubey tasked with watching over a pet monkey, whom she proceeds to give an OverlyLongName.
* ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'' has the squirrel monkeys Tata and Purinki. The latter is a Sweetspet.
* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield21}}'' has one of the main characters, Raimon Tarou, follow a monkey motif. This includes adhering to stereotypical monkey traits such as running on all fours, climbing high trees, handling objects with his feet(he caught the football with his feet in a dream, and main character Sena ''actually believed it was Raimon's new technique''), and snacking on bananas, his favorite food. He even cries "Mukyaa!", which in Japanese is a monkey's cry. Despite all this, he still gets incredibly offended when someone calls him a monkey.
** In a poll for the manga, he won over a real monkey for "most monkey-like".
* In ''3000 Leagues to Find Mother'', Marco's older brother Tonio gives him a white and tiny pet monkey named Amedio before he leaves to Argentina. [[FunnyAnimal Amedio's]] antics tend to [[PluckyComicRelief add comedy]] to a rather melodramatic story.

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* Nanami from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' has a monkey shikigami named Mamoru-kun.
* In ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', the author
Let's not leave ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' out of the manga [[SelfParody Gintaman]] is revealed to be an ordinary gorilla. mix, with their TeamPet Chim-Chim.
** [[Film/SpeedRacer
The AuthorAvatar later ends up being a [[FunnyAnimal humanized gorilla]], and Kondo, who has the nickname of "Gorilla", ends up being transformed into movie]] had not one in a particular story arc.
** In
but two chimps taking turns playing Chim-Chim. Whenever either one arc, the Yorozuya gang and others decide to play a MMORPG called [[VideoGame/MonsterHunter Monkey Hunter]] in an attempt to gather some information on some aliens who had of them unwillingly modified into screwdrivers. The game is essentially was on screen, they quite literally [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar threw crap past the same as what it's a parody of, just with nothing but giant monkeys as radar]], and also [[HilarityEnsues got behind the enemies.
** Another arc has Kyubey tasked with watching over
wheel of a pet monkey, whom she proceeds to give an OverlyLongName.
vehicle]].
* ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'' has the squirrel monkeys Tata and Purinki. The latter is a Sweetspet.
* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield21}}'' has
Averted in ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'', where Basho Matsuo, one of the main characters, Raimon Tarou, follow vilest and most dangerous villains of the series turns into an ape-man during his fight with Yaiba. He relies more on agility and [[TakenForGranite cursed needles]] than brute strength though.
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
** [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries "Do the words 'robot monkey' mean anything to you?"]][[note]]Honda/Tristan had his body stolen and his mind stuck in a tiny and adorable robot monkey in the virtual world[[/note]]
** ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' had one episode featuring an experimental dueling monkey with
a monkey motif. This includes adhering to stereotypical monkey traits such as running on all fours, climbing high trees, handling objects with his feet(he caught deck. In the football with his feet dub he's named Wheeler as a callback joke to a comment Kaiba made in the original series about Joey being a dream, and main character Sena ''actually believed it was Raimon's new technique''), and snacking on bananas, his favorite food. He even cries "Mukyaa!", which in Japanese is a monkey's cry. Despite all this, he still gets incredibly offended when someone calls him a monkey.
"dueling monkey".
** In a poll for ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', the manga, he won over a real monkey for "most monkey-like".
* In ''3000 Leagues to Find Mother'', Marco's older brother Tonio gives him a white and tiny pet monkey named Amedio before he leaves to Argentina. [[FunnyAnimal Amedio's]] antics tend to [[PluckyComicRelief add comedy]] to a rather melodramatic story.
Dark Signer Demak had the Dark Signer Birthmark of the Monkey, his Deck had monsters that were primarily Monkeys/Apes... and, of course, [[EldritchAbomination Earthbound Immortal]] Cusillu.
17th Dec '16 4:27:30 AM Everdream
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* Music/{{Megadeth}}'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLN1OB3_wG8 video for "Public Enemy Number One"]] stars a chimpanzee.



* Music/{{Megadeth}}'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLN1OB3_wG8 video for "Public Enemy Number One"]] stars a chimpanzee.

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* Music/{{Megadeth}}'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLN1OB3_wG8 video for "Public Enemy Number One"]] stars a chimpanzee.
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