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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]]).
librarian]])
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. ''
22nd Dec '17 7:57:01 PM angie710
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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}, Francine and Muffy are both monkeys.


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* Chunky Monkey ice cream
23rd Nov '17 10:09:51 AM nombretomado
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** There was also Josh Mankey, a character that Ron formed a ConspiracyTheory around, based on his last name being one vowel away from "monkey." And Camp Wannaweep, the camp Ron went to as a young boy, had a chimpanzee for a mascot. Ron was forced to bunk with said mascot, and this is where he developed the phobia.

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** There was also Josh Mankey, a character that Ron formed a ConspiracyTheory UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheory around, based on his last name being one vowel away from "monkey." And Camp Wannaweep, the camp Ron went to as a young boy, had a chimpanzee for a mascot. Ron was forced to bunk with said mascot, and this is where he developed the phobia.
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.

to:

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]].
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