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23rd Jul '16 8:48:18 PM Macecurb
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Type One: Said monkey actually is competent, at least according to the other character's {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing. Type one's competence is normally contrasted to another human character's incompetence for laughs. Type one never speaks, and other than being a part of the scenery, typically doesn't interact with the human characters physically unless their job requires it.

Type Two: This is when the monkey acts just like a typical monkey would, but the work environment is so atrocious to begin with this behavior actually lands the monkey promotions and praise from his coworkers. Unlike Type one monkeys, Type twos are free to interact with their coworkers, usually in the form of random tantrums, face-scratching, and the classic poo throwing.

Type Three: Type three monkeys are practically human in all but species. Type threes typically form rivalries with the Protagonist, but are otherwise portrayed as popular with the rest of the characters. While you are more likely to see a Type three courting the office hotty or chatting it up with the fellas at the water cooler, they do sometimes slip back into Type two territory, usually when tempted by a banana.

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Type One: '''Type One:''' Said monkey actually is competent, at least according to the other character's {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing. Type one's competence is normally contrasted to another human character's incompetence for laughs. Type one never speaks, and other than being a part of the scenery, typically doesn't interact with the human characters physically unless their job requires it.

Type Two: '''Type Two:''' This is when the monkey acts just like a typical monkey would, but the work environment is so atrocious to begin with this behavior actually lands the monkey promotions and praise from his coworkers. Unlike Type one monkeys, Type twos are free to interact with their coworkers, usually in the form of random tantrums, face-scratching, and the classic poo throwing.

Type Three: '''Type Three:''' Type three monkeys are practically human in all but species. Type threes typically form rivalries with the Protagonist, but are otherwise portrayed as popular with the rest of the characters. While you are more likely to see a Type three courting the office hotty or chatting it up with the fellas at the water cooler, they do sometimes slip back into Type two territory, usually when tempted by a banana.
24th May '16 11:27:33 AM Macecurb
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[[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with monkeys in]] PoweredArmor.
10th May '16 11:19:50 PM Mithiwithi
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* Played with in in a ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' sketch; for [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the usual reasons,]] the library staffing committee ''wants'' to hire one of these, and are disappointed to find out that [[http://youtu.be/ukJmF6f0JdQ the applicant is merely a human librarian in a gorilla costume.]]

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* Played with in in a ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' sketch; for [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the usual reasons,]] the library staffing committee ''wants'' to hire one of these, these (a Type Two, to be specific), and are disappointed to find out that [[http://youtu.be/ukJmF6f0JdQ the applicant is merely a human librarian in a gorilla costume.]]
10th May '16 11:18:56 PM Mithiwithi
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* Played with in in a ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' sketch; for [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the usual reasons,]] the library staffing committee ''wants'' to hire one of these, and are disappointed to find out that [[http://youtu.be/ukJmF6f0JdQ the applicant is merely a human librarian in a gorilla costume.]]



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6th Jan '16 8:10:01 PM Prfnoff
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* Obscure nineties British sitcom ''Series/{{Nightingales}}'' (three nightwatchmen in an office building whiling the time away) had Richard Oblong, a gorilla who joined the team for an episode. Type 1 or 2.

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* Obscure nineties British sitcom The BritCom ''Series/{{Nightingales}}'' (three nightwatchmen in an office building whiling the time away) had Richard Oblong, a gorilla who joined the team for an episode. Type 1 or 2.
6th Jan '16 8:09:30 PM Prfnoff
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'': [[http://dilbert.com/fast/1993-08-09/ Zimbu]] competes for Dilbert's job. Being able to type with both hands and use the mouse with his tail is a natural advantage.


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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'': [[http://dilbert.com/fast/1993-08-09/ Zimbu]] competes for Dilbert's job. Being able to type with both hands and use the mouse with his tail is a natural advantage.
29th Nov '15 6:46:24 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'': [[http://dilbert.com/fast/1993-08-09/ Zimbu]] competes for Dilbert's job.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'': [[http://dilbert.com/fast/1993-08-09/ Zimbu]] competes for Dilbert's job.
job. Being able to type with both hands and use the mouse with his tail is a natural advantage.
21st Jun '15 10:10:10 PM merotoker
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The tendency for animals to outperform their human coworkers in comedies. Most often takes the form of a gorilla or chimpanzee in a business suit who quickly climbs the corporate ladder after being hired. PowersuitMonkey can come in a few flavors:

Type One: Said monkey actually is competent, at least according to the other character's {{Lampshading}}. Type one's competence is normally contrasted to another human character's incompetence for laughs. Type one never speaks, and other than being a part of the scenery, typically doesn't interact with the human characters physically unless their job requires it.

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The tendency for animals to outperform their human coworkers in comedies. Most often takes the form of a gorilla or chimpanzee in a business suit who quickly climbs the corporate ladder after being hired. PowersuitMonkey This trope can come in a few flavors:

Type One: Said monkey actually is competent, at least according to the other character's {{Lampshading}}.{{lampshad|eHanging}}ing. Type one's competence is normally contrasted to another human character's incompetence for laughs. Type one never speaks, and other than being a part of the scenery, typically doesn't interact with the human characters physically unless their job requires it.



* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books, there is an orangutan librarian. [[BerserkButton He is not a monkey]].
** As a matter of fact, the Librarian used to be a wizard, working in Unseen University's library until a magical accident in [[Discworld/TheLightFantastic the second book]] turned him into an ape. He's been transformed for so long that most people new to the series ''assume'' he's this trope, and even his fellow wizards have trouble remembering that he used to be human (although depending on the RuleOfFunny it can be the other way around; it's mentioned that if you told the other Wizards there was an ape in the library, they'd [[ComicallyMissingThePoint go and ask the Librarian if he'd seen it]].)

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books, there is an orangutan librarian. [[BerserkButton He is not a monkey]].
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monkey]]. As a matter of fact, the Librarian used to be a wizard, working in Unseen University's library until a magical accident in [[Discworld/TheLightFantastic the second book]] turned him into an ape. He's been transformed for so long that most people new to the series ''assume'' he's this trope, and even his fellow wizards have trouble remembering that he used to be human (although depending on the RuleOfFunny it can be the other way around; it's mentioned that if you told the other Wizards there was an ape in the library, they'd [[ComicallyMissingThePoint go and ask the Librarian if he'd seen it]].)



* ''NotTheNineOClockNews'': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beCYGm1vMJ0

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* ''NotTheNineOClockNews'': ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beCYGm1vMJ0



* ''TheMightyBoosh'' has Bollo, a type three.

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* ''TheMightyBoosh'' ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' has Bollo, a type three.



* JonathanCoulton's "Code Monkey" describes a literal Type Three monkey who sings in HulkSpeak.

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* JonathanCoulton's Music/JonathanCoulton's "Code Monkey" describes a literal Type Three monkey who sings in HulkSpeak.



* There's a duck named Stuart in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. He works at the power plant. And outranks Homer.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
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There's a duck named Stuart in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. He who works at the power plant. And outranks Homer.




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\n* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein" Lois tells her mother that she doesn't think she would be better off married to the chimp across the street no matter how well he's doing. At the end of the episode she tells Peter that just because the chimp makes more money that doesn't make him any smarter.

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19th Jun '15 5:18:35 AM StFan
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* In ''PantyAndStocking'' a Type 2 is featured in "1 angry ghost". [[spoiler: It becomes a Type 3 after being electrified.]]

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* In ''PantyAndStocking'' ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', a Type 2 is featured in "1 angry ghost". [[spoiler: It becomes a Type 3 after being electrified.]]
25th Sep '14 11:26:45 AM Ptorquemada
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAwesomes'' has, in its second season, a gorilla in a suit. Actually, rather a lot of them; one of them is marrying Muscleman's sister, and the "groom's side" is full of gorillas in suits and dresses. At least one of these (the groom's uncle) is firmly convinced that humans are the inferior species, and he's not shy about telling everyone his opinion either.
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