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2nd Jun '18 6:45:38 AM narm00
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*** DC eventually got their own [=JLApe=] universe in ''ComicBook/DarkNightsMetal''.
30th May '18 2:41:18 PM Troscus
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* On FUMBBL, a popular website to simulate online ''TabletopGame/BloodBowl'' games, there are three teams listed on the CRB teams page which are not actually included in the tabletop rules. Two of them, Khorne Daemons and Bretonnia, were made by Cyanide and approved by Games Workshop for the official video games (Khorne for Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition and Bretonnia for Blood Bowl 2). The third team consists of (presumably) sapient bonobos, orangutans, chimps, and gorillas with no basis in Warhammer Fantasy lore, unlike every other team. This trope (as well as a genuinely fair and mechanically interesting playstyle, YMMV) is the main reason they're included on the roster.

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* On FUMBBL, a popular website to simulate online ''TabletopGame/BloodBowl'' games, there are three teams listed on the CRB teams page which are not actually included in the tabletop rules. Two of them, Khorne Daemons of Khorne and Bretonnia, were made codified by Cyanide and approved by Games Workshop for the official video games (Khorne for Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition and Bretonnia for Blood Bowl 2). The third team consists of (presumably) sapient bonobos, orangutans, chimps, and gorillas with no basis in Warhammer Fantasy lore, unlike every other team. This trope (as well as a genuinely fair and mechanically interesting playstyle, play style, YMMV) is the main reason they're included on the roster.
30th May '18 2:35:14 PM Troscus
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* On FUMBBL, a popular website to simulate online ''TabletopGame/BloodBowl'' games, there are three teams listed on the CRB teams page which are not actually included in the tabletop rules. Two of them, Khorne Daemons and Bretonnia, were made by Cyanide and approved by Games Workshop for the official video games (Khorne for Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition and Bretonnia for Blood Bowl 2). The third team consists of (presumably) sapient bonobos, orangutans, chimps, and gorillas with no basis in Warhammer Fantasy lore, unlike every other team. This trope (as well as a genuinely fair and mechanically interesting playstyle, YMMV) is the main reason they're included on the roster.
17th May '18 1:20:28 AM DiamondJim
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* ''Series/WonderWoman'': "Wonder Woman vs. Gargantua" had a gorilla [[AttackAnimal trained to attack Wonder Woman]]. "The Man Who Could Not Die" had a [[SmallAnnoyingCreature chimp]] who was the first successful experiment before the [[NighInvulnerability titular man]].
25th Apr '18 6:19:13 PM merotoker
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* One of Creator/DaneCook's stand up routines includes a tangent about how awesome monkeys are.

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* One of Creator/DaneCook's stand up routines includes a tangent about how awesome monkeys are. He claims having a pet monkey would be BetterThanSex, or being a part of a heist... with the monkey driving the van.
* Monkeys are a fairly common theme in Ross Noble's comedy as well, particularly on his 'Unrealtime' DVD.



* [[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,]] Marvel's [[http://itsclobberingtime.blogspot.com/2010/11/villains-with-potential-mandrill.html [[http://whatculture.com/comics/10-weird-marvel-villains-you-won-39-t-believe-exist?page=10 misogynistic]] [[http://www.oocities.org/daredevil_villains/mandrill/mandrill.html manipulating mutant monkey-man.]]



* In ''ComicBook/SecretSix'', Ragdoll used some of his mercenary money to buy "a monkey house and a variety of little monkey outfits" for his monkeys. He dressed them up as his team members, covered himself with monkey chow and giggled as they attacked him. It was unsettling and hilarious.

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* In ''ComicBook/SecretSix'', Ragdoll used some of his mercenary money to buy "a monkey house and a variety of little monkey outfits" for his monkeys. [[http://www.writeups.org/wp-content/uploads/Ragdoll-Secret-6-DC-Comics-h6.jpg He dressed them up as his team members, covered himself with monkey chow and giggled as they attacked him. him.]] It was unsettling and hilarious.



* ''Franchise/IndianaJones''

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* ''Franchise/IndianaJones''''Franchise/IndianaJones'':



* The Toho[=/=]Creator/{{Rankin Bass|Productions}} produced film ''Film/KingKongEscapes'' features [[RobotMe Mechanikong]]. [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Everything's better with ROBOT monkeys]].

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* The Toho[=/=]Creator/{{Rankin Bass|Productions}} Toho[=/=][[Creator/RankinBassProductions Rankin-Bass]] produced film ''Film/KingKongEscapes'' features [[RobotMe Mechanikong]]. [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Everything's better with ROBOT monkeys]].



* In ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Return Of The King]]'', the orc skeleton which Frodo trips over in Shelob's lair appears to be that of a chimpanzee.

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* In ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Return Of The of the King]]'', the orc skeleton which Frodo trips over in Shelob's lair appears to be that of a chimpanzee.



** [[spoiler: Though to be more precise he's a thirty-one thirty-secondths human hybrid. As it turns out, most caucasians in Lovecraft's universe are probably the result of interbreeding between ancient African tribes and degenerate albino [[FrazettaMan ape-things]].]]

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** [[spoiler: Though to be more precise he's a thirty-one thirty-secondths human hybrid. As it turns out, most caucasians Caucasians in Lovecraft's universe are probably the result of interbreeding between ancient African tribes and degenerate albino [[FrazettaMan ape-things]].]]



* The front cover of ''Literature/EarthTheBook'' has [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] pose with a chimpanzee.

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* The front cover of ''Literature/EarthTheBook'' has [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] Creator/JonStewart pose with a chimpanzee.



* ''Literature/CuriousGeorge''
** Though (whatever the books say) he has no tail, and is therefore an ape (a chimp, specifically), not a monkey.

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* ''Literature/CuriousGeorge''
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''Literature/CuriousGeorge'': Though (whatever the books say) he has no tail, and is therefore an ape (a chimp, specifically), not a monkey.



* [[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 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.

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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 controlling chicken finger business at the school, mirroring 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.



* The comedy RPG ''Stuperpowers'' had "{{Mighty Joe|Young}} [[StealthPun Jung]]" as a villain. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Make a wild guess]].

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* The comedy RPG ''Stuperpowers'' had "{{Mighty "Film/{{Mighty Joe|Young}} [[StealthPun Jung]]" as a villain. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Make a wild guess]].



* 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.

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* The only possible explanation for the "monkey motif" in the ShowWithinAShow in ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone''. It starts of off small, and then goes UpToEleven in "[[SanitySlippage Bride's Lament]]". Even the Man in the Chair admits that it's labored.



* ''Franchise/MegaMan''

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* ''Franchise/MegaMan'' ''Franchise/MegaMan'':



* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' included the minigame entitled "Snake VS Monkey". It's almost exactly what it sounds like. It's a ShoutOut to Sony's ''VideoGame/ApeEscape'' series which, in return, featured a minigame in ''Ape Escape 3'' called "Mesal Gear Solid: Snake Escape", an AffectionateParody of the MGS games.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'':
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''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' included the minigame entitled "Snake VS Monkey". It's almost exactly what it sounds like. It's a ShoutOut to Sony's ''VideoGame/ApeEscape'' series which, in return, featured a minigame in ''Ape Escape 3'' called "Mesal Gear Solid: Snake Escape", an AffectionateParody of the MGS games.



** The 4th entry to the series will reportedly have a [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} Master Chief monkey]] and a [[VideoGame/BioShock Big Daddy monkey]]

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** The 4th entry to the series will reportedly have a [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} Master Chief monkey]] and a [[VideoGame/BioShock Big Daddy monkey]]monkey]].



* DoublySubverted in ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}''. There's an island populated by intelligent monkeys but it's a DeathWorld to humans. Things get better when you get an item that turns you into a monkey.

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* DoublySubverted DoubleSubversion in ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}''. There's an island populated by intelligent monkeys but it's a DeathWorld to humans. Things get better when you get an item that turns you into a monkey.



* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's list of top villainesses, she places [[Film/TheWizardOfOz The Wicked Witch Of The West]] as #2, but admits that other than the flying monkeys, there's not much to say about her. So instead, the Chick just says "here's some monkeys" and shows videos of chimps dancing to "Yakety Sax" for the next ten to fifteen seconds.

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* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's list of top villainesses, she places [[Film/TheWizardOfOz The Wicked Witch Of The of the West]] as #2, but admits that other than the flying monkeys, there's not much to say about her. So instead, the Chick just says "here's some monkeys" and shows videos of chimps dancing to "Yakety Sax" for the next ten to fifteen seconds.



* [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/nash/wtfiwwy/28928-monkeys An episode]] of WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou regarding weird news with monkeys had Nash discussing this trope, especially on how monkeys turn anything funny.

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* [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/nash/wtfiwwy/28928-monkeys An episode]] episode of WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou regarding weird news with monkeys had Nash discussing this trope, especially on how monkeys turn anything funny.



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



** There was also Josh Mankey, a character that Ron formed a 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.

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** There was also Josh Mankey, a character that Ron formed a UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheory UsefulNotes/{{Conspiracy Theor|ies}}y 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.



* Film/KingKong had his own cartoon series that was produced by Creator/{{Rankin Bass|Productions}}. Yes, [[WesternAnimation/TheHobbit THAT Rankin-Bass]].

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* Film/KingKong had his own cartoon series that ''WesternAnimation/TheKingKongShow'' was produced by Creator/{{Rankin Bass|Productions}}.Videocraft which became [[Creator/RankinBassProductions Rankin-Bass]]. Yes, [[WesternAnimation/TheHobbit THAT Rankin-Bass]].



* ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' uses a spider monkey named Jake (not to mention a whole cast of {{Funny Animal}}s) to spin the FishOutOfWater trope. There was also Winsor Gorilla, another of Adam's friends and the most intelligent of the bunch, and Mr. mandrill, the school's HippieCounsellor.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' uses a spider monkey named Jake (not to mention a whole cast of {{Funny Animal}}s) to spin the FishOutOfWater trope. There was also Winsor Gorilla, another of Adam's friends and the most intelligent of the bunch, and Mr. mandrill, the school's HippieCounsellor.[[HippieTeacher Hippie Counselor]].



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



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':



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



* Stand-up comedian Dane Cook in his act claims having a pet monkey would be BetterThanSex, or being a part of a heist...with the monkey driving the van.
** Monkeys are a fairly common theme in Ross Noble's comedy as well, particularly on his 'Unrealtime' DVD.



* For many years, the NBA's Phoenix Suns had a gorilla as its [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Suns#The_Suns_Gorilla mascot]]

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* For many years, the NBA's Phoenix Suns had a gorilla as its [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Suns#The_Suns_Gorilla mascot]]mascot]].
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.
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