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30th Oct '17 9:40:16 AM Geosternbergia
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' gives us Sun Wukong, a MonkeyKingLite [[LittleBitBeastly Faunus]] with a simian motif and a prehensile tail, whose comical antics and combat abilities really do make everything better. On the other hand, a KillerGorilla Grimm called a Beringel shows up in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0WeiG2-HRQ the Volume 4 promotional short]].

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' gives us Sun Wukong, a MonkeyKingLite [[LittleBitBeastly Faunus]] with a simian motif and a prehensile tail, whose comical antics and combat abilities fighting skills really do make everything better. On the other hand, a KillerGorilla Grimm called a Beringel shows up in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0WeiG2-HRQ the Volume 4 promotional short]].
30th Oct '17 9:39:35 AM Geosternbergia
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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 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]]…)
librarian]]…).



* A CymbalBangingMonkey in a claw machine is a BonusBoss in the [[BossRush casino level]] of ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}''.



* ''WebAnimation/RWBY'' gives us Sun Wukong, a MonkeyKingLite [[LittleBitBeastly Faunus]] with a simian motif and a prehensile tail. On the other hand, a KillerGorilla Grimm called a Beringel shows up in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0WeiG2-HRQ the Volume 4 promotional short]].

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* ''WebAnimation/RWBY'' ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' gives us Sun Wukong, a MonkeyKingLite [[LittleBitBeastly Faunus]] with a simian motif and a prehensile tail.tail, whose comical antics and combat abilities really do make everything better. On the other hand, a KillerGorilla Grimm called a Beringel shows up in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0WeiG2-HRQ the Volume 4 promotional short]].
30th Oct '17 9:36:23 AM Geosternbergia
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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.

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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. 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--monkeys simple - in layman's terms, monkeys have tails, while apes (including chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and humans) don't. don't [[note]]although there are some non-hominoid monkeys, like Barbary macaques, which lack visible tails[[/note]]. [[InherentlyFunnyWords On the other hand hand, the word "monkey" is simply funnier]] (unless you're addressing a certain [[Literature/{{Discworld}} librarian]]…) 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]] [[/note]], but media still has a ways to go before it can make this particular distinction.


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* ''WebAnimation/RWBY'' gives us Sun Wukong, a MonkeyKingLite [[LittleBitBeastly Faunus]] with a simian motif and a prehensile tail. On the other hand, a KillerGorilla Grimm called a Beringel shows up in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0WeiG2-HRQ the Volume 4 promotional short]].
30th Oct '17 8:23:25 AM RedScharlach
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* Nick Swardson tells a story in ''Seriously, Who Farted?!!'' about how he ended up giving $300 (mostly in small bills) to a monkey in Las Vegas who gives high fives. He was drunk at the time but still ...

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* Nick Swardson tells a story in ''Seriously, Who Farted?!!'' about how he ended up giving $300 (mostly in small bills) to a monkey in Las Vegas who gives high fives. He was drunk at the time but still ...still...



*** A more recent example could be TBS's [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL60438BD27C68D456 "Monkeyed Movies"]] shorts (featuring chimps doing parodies of popular movies) and it's 30-minute follow-up/spin-off The Chimp Channel from the 1990s.

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*** A more recent example could be TBS's [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL60438BD27C68D456 "Monkeyed Movies"]] shorts (featuring chimps doing parodies of popular movies) and it's its 30-minute follow-up/spin-off The ''The Chimp Channel Channel'' from the 1990s.



*** And now, thanks to the new Grey Knights codex, it's possible to field ''an entire army'' consisting of them (plus one Inquisitor) colloquially known as the "Barrel of Monkeys" army build.

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*** And now, thanks to the new Grey Knights codex, it's possible to field ''an entire army'' consisting of them (plus one Inquisitor) Inquisitor), colloquially known as the "Barrel of Monkeys" army build.



* The Toys/BeanieBabies line has several basic monkeys, a couple chimpanzees, an orangutan, and a baboon named Cheeks. ''And'' a bushbaby.

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* The Toys/BeanieBabies line has several basic monkeys, a couple of chimpanzees, an orangutan, and a baboon named Cheeks. ''And'' a bushbaby.



* Apparently there were real monkeys on the set of ''VideoGame/TheDeadlyTowerOfMonsters.'' Unfortunatly they were known for flinging their feces all over the place.

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* Apparently there were real monkeys on the set of ''VideoGame/TheDeadlyTowerOfMonsters.'' Unfortunatly Unfortunately they were known for flinging their feces all over the place.
25th Oct '17 10:17:11 PM merotoker
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Some people find apes, monkeys, and lemurs inherently amusing. Perhaps it's the fact that they mirror humanity so closely while still maintaining the visage of a wild animal, perhaps it's just easier to anthropomorphize them, or maybe people just like [[ToiletHumor poop-tossing jokes]]? Whatever the reason, there's a cyclic period of people being fascinated by primates that always seems to take the world of fiction by storm.

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Some people find apes, monkeys, and lemurs inherently amusing. Perhaps it's the fact that they mirror humanity so closely while still maintaining the visage of a wild animal, perhaps it's just easier to anthropomorphize them, or maybe people just like [[ToiletHumor [[ToiletHumour poop-tossing jokes]]? Whatever the reason, there's a cyclic period of people being fascinated by primates that always seems to take the world of fiction by storm.



* According to panelists from TheGruenTransfer, it's something of an [[BraggingRightsReward industry in-joke]] to do an ad with a monkey in it.

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* According to panelists from TheGruenTransfer, ''Series/TheGruenTransfer'', it's something of an [[BraggingRightsReward industry in-joke]] to do an ad with a monkey in it.



* ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' has Chim-Chim.



* The newer Subway commercials all feature monkeys.

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* The newer One Subway advertising campaign had commercials all feature monkeys.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9-poe_IaM8 featuring]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvZisYlGmns monkeys]].



* Invoked by USA Network while advertising Film/TheGoldenCompass.

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* Invoked by USA Network Creator/USANetwork while advertising Film/TheGoldenCompass.''Film/TheGoldenCompass''.



* 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]].

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* Let's not leave ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' out of has the mix, with their TeamPet Chim-Chim.
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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]].



* One of Dane Cook's stand up routines includes a tangent about how awesome monkeys are.

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* One of Dane Cook's Creator/DaneCook's stand up routines includes a tangent about how awesome monkeys are.



** ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'' villain Monsieur Mallah: [[MadScientist Superintelligent]] [[MoreDakka machine-gun-toting]] [[DirtyCommies communist]] [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized revolutionary]] [[BadassGay homosexual]] [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys French]]-[[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench speaking]] gorilla [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate surgeon]] [[UnholyMatrimony in love with a (male)]] BrainInAJar. [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Yes, really]] (it might help explain things to know he was first created in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} -- and then Creator/GrantMorrison came along).

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** ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'' villain Monsieur Mallah: [[MadScientist Superintelligent]] [[MoreDakka machine-gun-toting]] [[DirtyCommies [[DirtyCommunists communist]] [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized revolutionary]] [[BadassGay homosexual]] [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys French]]-[[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench speaking]] gorilla [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate surgeon]] [[UnholyMatrimony in love with a (male)]] BrainInAJar. [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Yes, really]] (it might help explain things to know he was first created in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} -- and then Creator/GrantMorrison came along).



** Not to mention how [[ComicBook/XMen the Beast's]] original thing was his incredibly simian physique, causing him to look like a shaved gorilla. Then he became something akin to a [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue-furred gorilla]] with a bizarre ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}-ish hairdo. Later he lost the gorilla-like traits to become cat-like, though.

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** Not to mention how [[ComicBook/XMen the Beast's]] original thing was his incredibly simian physique, causing him to look like a shaved gorilla. Then he became something akin to a [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue-furred gorilla]] with a bizarre ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}-ish Franchise/{{Wolverine}}-ish hairdo. Later he lost the gorilla-like traits to become cat-like, though.



** Legend has it that this trend began when a Creator/DCComics executive noticed sales spikes during months where monkeys and/or apes were on the cover. Whether or not this is true is unknown, but Peter David, in the same foreword on the quotes page, insists that it's true, and even names the exec: Julius Schwartz, creator of [[ComicBook/TheFlash Barry Allen]] and [[Comicbook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], among others.

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** Legend has it that this trend began when a Creator/DCComics executive noticed sales spikes during months where monkeys and/or apes were on the cover. Whether or not this is true is unknown, but Peter David, in the same foreword on the quotes page, insists that it's true, and even names the exec: Julius Schwartz, creator of [[ComicBook/TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry Allen]] and [[Comicbook/GreenLantern [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], among others.



* In ''ComicBook/TheUmbrellaAcademy'', one of Reginald Hargreeves' inventions was a way to give chimpanzees sentience. They show up everywhere as detectives, soliders, hobos and even one hooker. One of these intellegient chimps is Hargreeves' assistant, Pogo. [[note]]No, really, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnt__lyGIQ4 EVERYTHING'S]] Better With Monkeys in Gerard Way's mind[[/note]]

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* In ''ComicBook/TheUmbrellaAcademy'', one of Reginald Hargreeves' inventions was a way to give chimpanzees sentience. They show up everywhere as detectives, soliders, hobos and even one hooker. One of these intellegient intelligent chimps is Hargreeves' assistant, Pogo. [[note]]No, really, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnt__lyGIQ4 EVERYTHING'S]] Better With Monkeys in Gerard Way's mind[[/note]]



* The [[TakeOverTheWorld megalomanical]] Doctor Vulter is the villain of the early MickeyMouse story ''Mickey Mouse and the {{Pirate}} [[SubStory Submarine]]'', a Captain Nemo {{Expy}} MadScientist with a HighClassGlass and a penchant for PuttingOnTheReich (well, it ''was'' published in 1936...). He has returned in European Disney Comics several times since then, and has been a FunnyAnimal gorilla since the beginning.

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* The [[TakeOverTheWorld megalomanical]] Doctor Vulter is the villain of the early MickeyMouse ComicBook/{{Mickey Mouse|ComicUniverse}} story ''Mickey Mouse and the {{Pirate}} [[SubStory Submarine]]'', a Captain Nemo {{Expy}} MadScientist with a HighClassGlass and a penchant for PuttingOnTheReich (well, it ''was'' published in 1936...). He has returned in European Disney Comics several times since then, and has been a FunnyAnimal gorilla since the beginning.



* ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' (although they tend to make things ''worse'' for humans)
** And the musical thereof on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.

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* ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' (although they tend to make things ''worse'' for humans)
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humans). And the musical thereof on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.



** Reagan even {{Lampshaded}} this role in a comment he made to Creator/ClintEastwood, after Clint was elected mayor of Carmel (referring to Clint's role in ''Film/EveryWhichWayButLoose''): “What’s an actor who played with a monkey in a movie want to be doing in politics?”

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** Reagan even {{Lampshaded}} {{lampshade|Hanging}}d this role in a comment he made to Creator/ClintEastwood, after Clint was elected mayor of Carmel (referring to Clint's role in ''Film/EveryWhichWayButLoose''): “What’s an actor who played with a monkey in a movie want to be doing in politics?”



* ''Film/AceVenturaWhenNatureCalls'' has a scene with Ace joining a bunch of chimps in a mass exodus from a building, and doing a pretty fair imitation of their movements. Also, [[BlackComedyRape gorilla rape to the tune of "The Lion Sleeps"]]. The latter is a case of RuleOfFunny, as gorillas, by and large, have much smaller penises than humans. What? Why are you looking at me like that?

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* ''Film/AceVenturaWhenNatureCalls'' has a scene with Ace joining a bunch of chimps in a mass exodus from a building, and doing a pretty fair imitation of their movements. Also, [[BlackComedyRape gorilla rape to the tune of "The Lion Sleeps"]]. The latter is a case of RuleOfFunny, as gorillas, by and large, have much smaller penises than humans. What? [[DefensiveWhat What]]? Why are you looking at me like that?



* Not if you're in ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' it isn't. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in ''Catching Fire'' with the monkey-mutts.

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* Not if you're in ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' it isn't. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] {{Averted|Trope}} in ''Catching Fire'' with the monkey-mutts.



* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''. In the episode where he tackles the evil monday haze his second (or third) attempt was
-->Moze: "Monkey Mondays?"
-->Ned: "Monkeys make ''everything'' better."

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* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''. In the episode where he tackles the evil monday Monday haze his second (or third) attempt was
-->Moze: -->'''Moze''': "Monkey Mondays?"
-->Ned: -->'''Ned''': "Monkeys make ''everything'' better."



* ''KrattsCreatures'' spinoff ''Series/{{Zoboomafoo}}'' featured a lemur as a main character. For a few seconds each episode, he'd be an actual lemur, for most of the rest, he'd be a puppet, but then there'd also be these stories with him depicted in claymation.

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* ''KrattsCreatures'' ''Series/KrattsCreatures'' spinoff ''Series/{{Zoboomafoo}}'' featured a lemur as a main character. For a few seconds each episode, he'd be an actual lemur, for most of the rest, he'd be a puppet, but then there'd also be these stories with him depicted in claymation.



* [[PlayingWithATrope Lampshaded and Discussed]] in ''Series/{{Community}}''. Troy gets a monkey in "Contemporary American Poultry" when the study group starts controling chicken finger business at the school, mirroring maffia movie plots. The monkey escapes and cannot be found. It resurfaces from time to time. The monkey named Annie's Boobs lives in the college air ducts with a trove of stolen goods.

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* [[PlayingWithATrope Lampshaded and Discussed]] in ''Series/{{Community}}''. Troy gets a monkey in "Contemporary American Poultry" when the study group starts controling chicken finger business at the school, mirroring maffia mafia movie plots. The monkey escapes and cannot be found. It resurfaces from time to time. The monkey named Annie's Boobs lives in the college air ducts with a trove of stolen goods.



* If [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Dieter]] allows you, you may [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything touch his monkey]].

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': If [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Dieter]] Dieter allows you, you may [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything touch his monkey]].



* ''Music/TheMonkees'' have a stuffed one at their beach house.

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* ''Music/TheMonkees'' Series/TheMonkees have a stuffed one at their beach house.



* Marcel, Ross's per from ''Series/{{Friends}}. It was illegal and the gang got in trouble when Marcel ran away. Later Ross gave him up to a zoo, and then they found out he got into showbusiness. Ross in season 6 pointed out this was a stupid storyline ("What was I thinking?").

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* Marcel, Ross's per from ''Series/{{Friends}}.''Series/{{Friends}}''. It was illegal and the gang got in trouble when Marcel ran away. Later Ross gave him up to a zoo, and then they found out he got into showbusiness. Ross in season 6 pointed out this was a stupid storyline ("What was I thinking?").



* Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} featured the wrestler [=USApe=], who's your standard AllAmericanFace in a gorilla suit. At ''Here Come the International Invaders: Attack of the Phantom Sith'', August 17, 2007, he defeated [[EverythingsBetterWithCows [=MosCOW=] the Communist Bovine]]. They also teamed up with Dragon Dragon in a losing effort against the Order of the Neo-Solar Temple (Crossbones, Hydra and Wrestling/{{UltraMantis Black}}) at ''Bruised'' on October 26. Cows are quite funny, too.

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* Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} featured the wrestler [=USApe=], who's your standard AllAmericanFace in a gorilla suit. At ''Here Come the International Invaders: Attack of the Phantom Sith'', August 17, 2007, he defeated [[EverythingsBetterWithCows [=MosCOW=] MosCOW the Communist Bovine]]. They also teamed up with Dragon Dragon in a losing effort against the Order of the Neo-Solar Temple (Crossbones, Hydra and Wrestling/{{UltraMantis Black}}) at ''Bruised'' on October 26. Cows are quite funny, too.



** ''Ride/JungleCruise'' includes many primates, such as orangutans and gorillas; the latter of which is shown ransacking a camp site.
** ''[[Ride/TheHauntedMansion The Mystic Manor]]'' at Hong Kong Disneyland involves a mischevious monkey among the supernatural stuff.

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** ''Ride/JungleCruise'' includes many primates, such as orangutans and gorillas; the latter of which is shown ransacking a camp site.
campsite.
** ''[[Ride/TheHauntedMansion The Mystic Manor]]'' at Hong Kong Disneyland involves a mischevious mischievous monkey among the supernatural stuff.



** A similar monkey appears in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'' to perform essentially the same function... and to fight the [[SuperMarioBros Chain Chomp]] you happen to be walking.
* The original ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' series had Buster Rod G. of the Genesis Unit. Both he and Hanumachine from ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' are [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to Sun Wukong from ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest''.

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** A similar monkey appears in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'' to perform essentially the same function... and to fight the [[SuperMarioBros [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Chain Chomp]] you happen to be walking.
* ''Franchise/MegaMan''
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The original ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man|Classic}}'' series had Buster Rod G. of the Genesis Unit. Both he and Hanumachine from ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' are [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to Sun Wukong from ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest''.



* It's eventually revealed in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' that [[spoiler: Florance's genius creator Dr. Bowman is an uplifted chimpanzee whose brain is hard-wired an ''extremely'' short temper.]]

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* It's eventually revealed in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' that [[spoiler: Florance's genius creator Dr. Bowman is an uplifted chimpanzee whose brain is hard-wired an ''extremely'' short temper.]]temper]].



* Subverted by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic in his ''Dunston Checks In'' review, who actually interrupts his own opening catchphrase to say "MONKEYS AREN'T FUNNY!"
* [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/nash/wtfiwwy/28928-monkeys An episode]] of WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou regarding weird news with monkeys had Nash discussing this trope, specially on how monkeys turn anything funny.

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* Subverted by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic in his ''Dunston Checks In'' ''Film/DunstonChecksIn'' review, who actually interrupts his own opening catchphrase to say "MONKEYS AREN'T FUNNY!"
* [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/nash/wtfiwwy/28928-monkeys An episode]] of WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou regarding weird news with monkeys had Nash discussing this trope, specially especially on how monkeys turn anything funny.



** Momo is a flying lemur MixAndMatchCritter, used for comic relief and as the TeamPet.

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** Momo is a flying lemur MixAndMatchCritter, [[MixAndMatchCritters Mix-and-Match Critter]], used for comic relief and as the TeamPet.



** "Abra-Catastrophe" flips the entire cartoon's universe into one populated with monkeys as the dominant species, complete with an alternate, monkey-and-banana-centric credits sequence.
** "You know, if it weren't for the fact that all of this is historically accurate, I would think that someone was making up incredibly lame puns." This is specifically in response to a history lesson about how the "Founding Alpha Males" signed the "Declar''ape''tion of Independance" to create "The United Apes of America", but there are more ape related puns. [[WorldOfPun Many, many more]].

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** "Abra-Catastrophe" "WesternAnimation/AbraCatastrophe" flips the entire cartoon's universe into one populated with monkeys as the dominant species, complete with an alternate, monkey-and-banana-centric credits sequence.
** "You know, if it weren't for the fact that all of this is historically accurate, I would think that someone was making up incredibly lame puns." This is specifically in response to a history lesson about how the "Founding Alpha Males" signed the "Declar''ape''tion of Independance" Independence" to create "The United Apes of America", but there are more ape related puns. [[WorldOfPun Many, many more]].more]].
** The show paid {{homage}} to ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' in "Channel Chasers," when Cosmo turned into The Monkey.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' paid {{homage}} to ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' in "Channel Chasers," when Cosmo turned into The Monkey.



* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "Dead Reckoning" Gorilla Grodd reveals his master plan is to use Gorilla City's cloaking shield generator to produce a carrier wave that will magically turn every man, woman, and child on Earth into an ape. ComicBook/LexLuthor and the other supervillains were less than amused. And by "less than amused," we mean "Luthor shot him in the face." Even the heroes were underwhelmed; WonderWoman's response upon seeing her transformation: "Oh, come ON!"

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "Dead Reckoning" Gorilla Grodd reveals his master plan is to use Gorilla City's cloaking shield generator to produce a carrier wave that will magically turn every man, woman, and child on Earth into an ape. ComicBook/LexLuthor and the other supervillains were less than amused. And by "less than amused," we mean "Luthor shot him in the face." Even the heroes were underwhelmed; WonderWoman's Franchise/WonderWoman's response upon seeing her transformation: "Oh, come ON!"



** in the episode "[[Music/TheBeatles Meet the Beat-Alls]]", they disguise a monkey named Michelle as [[Music/YokoOno Yoko Jono]] to break up Mojo's villainous team.

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** in In the episode "[[Music/TheBeatles Meet the Beat-Alls]]", they disguise a monkey named Michelle as [[Music/YokoOno Yoko Jono]] to break up Mojo's villainous team.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', the gang's favorite cartoon is ''Beany [=McChimp=]'', about an (apparently) anthrophomorphic monkey. The series is so popular, it has a live-action series, a video game, and tie-in bubble gum, "Beany [=McGum=]"

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', the gang's favorite cartoon is ''Beany [=McChimp=]'', about an (apparently) anthrophomorphic anthropomorphic monkey. The series is so popular, it has a live-action series, a video game, and tie-in bubble gum, "Beany [=McGum=]"



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', a lawyer implores the jury to "look at the silly monkey" during his closing argument. The jury (minus the one whose head explodes) rule in favor of his client.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
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In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', a lawyer one episode, Johhny Cochran implores the jury to "look at the silly monkey" during his closing argument. The jury (minus the one whose head explodes) rule in favor of his client.



* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Episode 026: "Monkey Fun". Featuring Titano (Trope Pic Relevant), it's basically an entire episode dedicated to this trope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Episode 026: "Monkey Fun"."[[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS2E13MonkeyFun Monkey Fun]]". Featuring Titano (Trope Pic Relevant), it's basically an entire episode dedicated to this trope.



* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' had a lot of fun with this one in relation to Congress' [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=219507&title=Felonious-Monkeys "monkey bite bill"]].

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* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' had a lot of fun with this one in relation to Congress' [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=219507&title=Felonious-Monkeys cc.com/video-clips/fthm1r/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-felonious-monkeys "monkey bite bill"]].



* [[http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=4922473&categoryid=2378529 "The monkeys are beating the bears!"]] Uh, yeah...that's definitely interesting.
* Fox News (erroneously) reported in 2010 that the Taliban was training [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buoVwM1pQEs "monkey terrorists"]] to shoot and kill American soldiers.

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* [[http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=4922473&categoryid=2378529 "The monkeys are beating the bears!"]] Uh, yeah...that's definitely interesting.
* Fox News
Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}} (erroneously) reported in 2010 that the Taliban was training [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buoVwM1pQEs "monkey terrorists"]] to shoot and kill American soldiers.
12th Oct '17 3:09:40 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Anime/ThreeThousandLeaguesToFindMother'', 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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* In ''Anime/ThreeThousandLeaguesToFindMother'', ''Anime/ThreeThousandLeaguesInSearchOfMother'', 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.
12th Oct '17 3:07:49 PM GlitteringFlowers
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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.

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* In ''3000 Leagues to Find Mother'', ''Anime/ThreeThousandLeaguesToFindMother'', 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.
9th Oct '17 4:49:12 PM Carliro
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* Terryl Whitlatch's ''Literature/TheKaturranOdyssey''. That is all ye know or need know.

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* Terryl Whitlatch's ''Literature/TheKaturranOdyssey''. That It's pretty much a given when the whole story focuses on sapient monkeys and their unique civilizations, though the protagonist is all ye know or need know.a lemur.
9th Oct '17 4:33:34 PM Crackalacking
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-->"Y'know, I'm trying ''real'' hard to find one good thing about this game. But I can't! I can't! Oh! Oh! There are monkeys! Everyone loves monkeys! You can even create a little monkey-minion-army! Monkey minions! Monkey Minions! WOO! '''''[[SuddenlyShouting ONLY TO HAVE THE GAME FREEZE FIVE SECONDS LATER!!!!!!!!]]'' "

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-->"Y'know, I'm trying ''real'' hard to find one good thing about this game. But I can't! I can't! Oh! Oh! There are monkeys! Everyone loves monkeys! You can even create a little monkey-minion-army! Monkey minions! Monkey Minions! WOO! '''''[[SuddenlyShouting ONLY TO HAVE THE GAME FREEZE FIVE SECONDS LATER!!!!!!!!]]'' LATER!!!!!!!!]]''''' "
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