History WesternAnimation / CodeMonkeys

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[[caption-width-right:250:Code Monkey like you... (I love you, whores!) [[note]]From left to right: [[AngryBlackMan Black Steve]], [[TheStoner Dave]], [[SmallNameBigEgo Todd]], [[TheDitz Clare]], [[NoRespectGuy Jerry]], [[StrawFeminist Mary]], [[BadBoss Mr. Larrity]], [[JerkJock Dean]], and [[FunnyForeigner Benny]]. Not pictured: [[CampGay Clarence]] and [[RecurringExtra "that Asian-looking guy"]].[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:Code Monkey like you... (I love you, whores!) [[note]]From left to right: [[AngryBlackMan Black Steve]], [[TheStoner Dave]], [[SmallNameBigEgo Todd]], [[TheDitz Clare]], [[NoRespectGuy Jerry]], [[StrawFeminist Mary]], [[BadBoss Mr. Larrity]], [[JerkJock Dean]], and [[FunnyForeigner Benny]]. Not pictured: [[CampGay Clarence]] {{C|ampGay}}larence and [[RecurringExtra "that Asian-looking guy"]].[[/note]]]]



This is the setting for Creator/{{G4TV}}'s animated SitCom ''Code Monkeys'', which revolves around the antics at Game-A-Vision, a fictional video game company. Aside from Jerry, an amiable [[TheEveryman everyman]] game programmer who's more than a bit of a pushover, Jerry's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold mischievous, obnoxious friend]] and [[TheStoner stoner]] Dave, and Mary, the [[OnlySaneMan put-upon]] [[TheSmurfettePrinciple sole female]] programmer, most of the crew at Game-A-Vision are crazy, stupid, sadistic, or some combination. There's Mr. Larrity, a [[BadBoss hot-headed, money-grubbing]], [[CloudCuckoolander borderline insane]] Texas millionaire who becomes Game-A-Vision's owner in the premiere episode and shows a fondness for [[GambitRoulette wildly complicated schemes]]; Mr. Larrity's [[DumbMuscle dimwit]] [[JerkJock jock]] son Dean; Todd, a [[FatBastard fat]], [[SmallNameBigEgo narcissistic]], and often creepy uber-geek; "Black Steve", the [[HairTriggerTemper ill-tempered]] accountant and [[AngryBlackMan token black guy]]; Clarence, the [[CampGay outrageously gay]] audio designer who always talks in a sing-song voice; Clare, the [[ReallyGetsAround flirtatious]] receptionist; and Benny, a mouthy, [[{{Keet}} hyperactive]] Korean kid who [[BasementDweller lives in the basement]] and works as a play tester.

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This is the setting for Creator/{{G4TV}}'s animated SitCom ''Code Monkeys'', which revolves around the antics at Game-A-Vision, a fictional video game company. Aside from Jerry, an amiable [[TheEveryman everyman]] game programmer who's more than a bit of a pushover, Jerry's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold mischievous, obnoxious friend]] and [[TheStoner stoner]] Dave, and Mary, the [[OnlySaneMan put-upon]] [[TheSmurfettePrinciple sole female]] programmer, most of the crew at Game-A-Vision are crazy, stupid, sadistic, or some combination. There's Mr. Larrity, a [[BadBoss hot-headed, money-grubbing]], [[CloudCuckoolander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} borderline insane]] Texas millionaire who becomes Game-A-Vision's owner in the premiere episode and shows a fondness for [[GambitRoulette wildly complicated schemes]]; Mr. Larrity's [[DumbMuscle dimwit]] [[JerkJock jock]] {{d|umbMuscle}}imwit {{j|erkJock}}ock son Dean; Todd, a [[FatBastard fat]], {{fat|Bastard}}, [[SmallNameBigEgo narcissistic]], and often creepy uber-geek; "Black Steve", the [[HairTriggerTemper ill-tempered]] accountant and [[AngryBlackMan token black guy]]; Clarence, the [[CampGay outrageously gay]] audio designer who always talks in a sing-song voice; Clare, the [[ReallyGetsAround flirtatious]] receptionist; and Benny, a mouthy, [[{{Keet}} hyperactive]] Korean kid who [[BasementDweller lives in the basement]] and works as a play tester.



Sadly, ''Code Monkeys'' only lasted two seasons (2007-2008), with the first season on DVD; the entire series was available on Netflix (in the US) until 2014. The theme song lives on as the theme song for Film Master Adam's Review show. However, creator Adam de la Pena [[https://twitter.com/AdamdelaPena/status/836263760675258368 has dropped a hint about a potential return.]] We'll see...

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Sadly, ''Code Monkeys'' only lasted two seasons (2007-2008), with the first season on DVD; the entire series was available on Netflix (in the US) until 2014. The theme song lives on as the theme song for Film Master Adam's Review show. However, creator Adam de la Pena [[https://twitter.com/AdamdelaPena/status/836263760675258368 has dropped a hint about a potential return.]] return]]. We'll see...



* AluminumChristmasTrees: Sort of. In the episode ''Trouble in the Middle East'', a Middle Eastern king steals all the Impalavision consoles in America in order to [[spoiler:drive up demand of them for Christmas and "Jew Christmas", then resell them in discount stores]]. U.S. intelligence (and Dave, initially) mistakenly believes that he wants to link them together to build a military super computer. This is a reference to a real-world urban legend that Saddam Hussein imported a bunch of Playstation 2s to do the same thing, which was why there was a shortage of them. There's really no proof that it happened (even the importing of them can't be corroborated), but there WAS a massive shortage of the consoles right after launch...

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Sort of. In the episode ''Trouble in the Middle East'', a Middle Eastern king steals all the Impalavision consoles in America in order to [[spoiler:drive up demand of them for Christmas and "Jew Christmas", then resell them in discount stores]]. U.S. intelligence (and Dave, initially) mistakenly believes that he wants to link them together to build a military super computer. This is a reference to a real-world urban legend that Saddam Hussein imported a bunch of Playstation [=PlayStation=] 2s to do the same thing, which was why there was a shortage of them. There's really no proof that it happened (even the importing of them can't be corroborated), but there WAS a massive shortage of the consoles right after launch...



** At the end it's revealed that the aliens were really a [[spoiler: homosexual military platoon who do this to Todd ''every week.'']]

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** At the end it's revealed that the aliens were really a [[spoiler: homosexual military platoon who do this to Todd ''every week.'']]week'']].



** And in "Thrid Reich's The Charm", some cowboys burst into Hitler Castle (allowing the Gameavision crew to escape), and defeat Hitler's forces before he shoots himself.

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** And in "Thrid "Third Reich's The Charm", some cowboys burst into Hitler Castle (allowing the Gameavision crew to escape), and defeat Hitler's forces before he shoots himself.



* BlackAndBlackMorality: Take a good look at the behavior of the main cast throughout the series, then try to come back and say this doesn't apply.



* CloudCuckoolander: Larrity and Dean exhibit plenty of traits of this trope, but ''Todd'' really takes the cake.

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* CloudCuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Larrity and Dean exhibit plenty of traits of this trope, but ''Todd'' really takes the cake.



* EagleLand: Parodied in "Trouble in the Middle East".

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* EagleLand: {{Eagleland}}: Parodied in "Trouble in the Middle East".



** A creepy, rapist one of [[Series/KnightRider KITT]], named KITTY;

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** A creepy, rapist one of [[Series/KnightRider KITT]], Series/{{K|nightRider}}ITT, named KITTY;



* EvilVersusEvil: Take a good look at the behavior of the main cast throughout the series, then try to come back and say this doesn't apply.



* MurderSimulator: "My Pal Jodie" has a ShoutOut to the infamous ''TaxiDriver'' assassination attempt when John Hinckley is revealed to own a Game-A-Vision game about impressing Jodie Foster, culminating in attempting to assassinate [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan President "Ray-gun"]].

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* MurderSimulator: "My Pal Jodie" has a ShoutOut to the infamous ''TaxiDriver'' ''Film/TaxiDriver'' assassination attempt when John Hinckley is revealed to own a Game-A-Vision game about impressing Jodie Foster, culminating in attempting to assassinate [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan President "Ray-gun"]].



* NinjaPirateRobotZombie: Dave and Jerry's games ''Ninja Pirate Robots'' and "Lunch Lady Zombies".

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* NinjaPirateRobotZombie: NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Dave and Jerry's games ''Ninja Pirate Robots'' and "Lunch Lady Zombies".



** Larrity also gets a moment during "Third Reich's The Charm", when Jerry protests, as a half-Jew, about spending four days [[ItMakesSenseInContext kissing up to the Hitler family.]] His response is: "Alright Jerry, I understand. Since you're only half a Jew you'll just come for the first two days." While it heavily showcases Larrity's ignorance, it's also a shockingly unexpected and nigh-unprecedented display of compassion on his part, as it implies that if Jerry had been a "full Jew", [[EvenEvilHasStandards not even]] ''[[{{Jerkass}} he]]'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards would sink so low as to force him to kiss up to the Hitler family]] ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards at all]].''

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** Larrity also gets a moment during "Third Reich's The Charm", when Jerry protests, as a half-Jew, about spending four days [[ItMakesSenseInContext kissing up to the Hitler family.]] His response is: "Alright "Alright, Jerry, I understand. Since you're only half a Jew you'll just come for the first two days." While it heavily showcases Larrity's ignorance, it's also a shockingly unexpected and nigh-unprecedented display of compassion on his part, as it implies that if Jerry had been a "full Jew", [[EvenEvilHasStandards not even]] ''[[{{Jerkass}} he]]'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards would sink so low as to force him to kiss up to the Hitler family]] ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards at all]].''



* SociopathicHero: ''You think''?

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* SociopathicHero: ''You think''?think?''



* SweetPollyOliver: In "Just One of the Gamers" Mary feels disrespected at work because she's a woman. She disguises herself as a guy named Mitch. This eventually leads to...;

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* SweetPollyOliver: In "Just One of the Gamers" Mary feels disrespected at work because she's a woman. She disguises herself as a guy named Mitch. This eventually leads to...;



* TookALevelInJerkAss: Dave in Season 2.

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* TookALevelInJerkAss: TookALevelInJerkass: Dave in Season 2.
11th Aug '17 10:56:25 PM TBustah
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Sort of. In the episode ''Trouble in the Middle East'', a Middle Eastern king steals all the Impalavision consoles in America in order to [[spoiler:drive up demand of them for Christmas and "Jew Christmas", then resell them in discount stores]]. U.S. intelligence (and Dave, initially) mistakenly believes that he wants to link them together to build a military super computer. This is a reference to a real-world urban legend that Saddam Hussein imported a bunch of Playstation 2s to do the same thing, which was why there was a shortage of them. There's really no proof that it happened (even the importing of them can't be corroborated), but there WAS a massive shortage of the consoles right after launch...
26th May '17 10:51:33 AM themisterfree
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* OhMyGods: An odd variant- Mr. Larrity once "swore to Goat" that the crew would have their jobs the next morning following the 1983 video game crash. Mary noticed ("Did he just swear to Goat?").
13th May '17 1:41:09 PM nombretomado
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** Additionally, when Wozniak tells the company that he's planning on moving into the personal computer industry, Dave mentions that it'll be a passing fad, like {{MTV}}.

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** Additionally, when Wozniak tells the company that he's planning on moving into the personal computer industry, Dave mentions that it'll be a passing fad, like {{MTV}}.{{Creator/MTV}}.
24th Apr '17 5:17:13 PM themisterfree
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* ShootTheMoney: Mr. Larrity once did this literally- he shot a pile of money with a gun, and then stabbed it for good measure (in [[ItMakesSenseInContext an attempt to convince an insurance agent that he and the others weren't psychos]]).
2nd Mar '17 5:31:19 PM themisterfree
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Sadly, ''Code Monkeys'' only lasted two seasons (2007-2008), with the first season on DVD; the entire series was available on Netflix (in the US) until 2014. The theme song lives on as the theme song for Film Master Adam's Review show.

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Sadly, ''Code Monkeys'' only lasted two seasons (2007-2008), with the first season on DVD; the entire series was available on Netflix (in the US) until 2014. The theme song lives on as the theme song for Film Master Adam's Review show. However, creator Adam de la Pena [[https://twitter.com/AdamdelaPena/status/836263760675258368 has dropped a hint about a potential return.]] We'll see...


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* ViralMarketing: In the months prior to the show's debut, certain G4 shows profiled some of Game-A-Vision's games, as if they were a real company; also included were commercials for ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIJSaUXW4aA Crosswalk]]'' and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQPXjcXPlVA Barfight]]'', as well as a fake website for Game-A-Vision which included games of Hangman (which gave you insulting words) and Two-Card Monte (which couldn't be won).
30th Nov '16 2:46:34 PM themisterfree
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** In "Valley of the Silicon Dolls" Mary expresses reluctance at assaulting people to get them to buy video games instead of dolls- Larrity threatens to start stocking the lady's room with "Mexican tampons again", at which point Mary goes along.


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* RetailRiot: Over the Lettuce Patch Dolls in "Valley of the Silicon Dolls"- represented as a BigBallOfViolence. Larrity takes most of the staff to the toy store in an effort to get people to buy more games and in turn, restore his fortune- but the staff, including Black Steve, get their asses handed to them.
9th Nov '16 1:19:17 PM nombretomado
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* RealSongThemeTune: "Code Monkey" by JonathanCoulton. This was what provided the final title, as the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen working title]] was "Dave and Jerry VS The World".

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* RealSongThemeTune: "Code Monkey" by JonathanCoulton.Music/JonathanCoulton. This was what provided the final title, as the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen working title]] was "Dave and Jerry VS The World".
28th Oct '16 2:01:10 PM nombretomado
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In the early [[TheEighties 1980s]], TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames, men were men, women were women, and "high-end graphics" were ones in which the sprites were more than one color.

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In the early [[TheEighties 1980s]], TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames, UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames, men were men, women were women, and "high-end graphics" were ones in which the sprites were more than one color.
7th Apr '16 3:42:15 AM themisterfree
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This is the setting for G4's animated SitCom ''Code Monkeys'', which revolves around the antics at Game-A-Vision, a fictional video game company. Aside from Jerry, an amiable [[TheEveryman everyman]] game programmer who's more than a bit of a pushover, Jerry's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold mischievous, obnoxious friend]] and [[TheStoner stoner]] Dave, and Mary, the [[OnlySaneMan put-upon]] [[TheSmurfettePrinciple sole female]] programmer, most of the crew at Game-A-Vision are crazy, stupid, sadistic, or some combination. There's Mr. Larrity, a [[BadBoss hot-headed, money-grubbing]], [[CloudCuckoolander borderline insane]] Texas millionaire who becomes Game-A-Vision's owner in the premiere episode and shows a fondness for [[GambitRoulette wildly complicated schemes]]; Mr. Larrity's [[DumbMuscle dimwit]] [[JerkJock jock]] son Dean; Todd, a [[FatBastard fat]], [[SmallNameBigEgo narcissistic]], and often creepy uber-geek; "Black Steve", the [[HairTriggerTemper ill-tempered]] accountant and [[AngryBlackMan token black guy]]; Clarence, the [[CampGay outrageously gay]] audio designer who always talks in a sing-song voice; Clare, the [[ReallyGetsAround flirtatious]] receptionist; and Benny, a mouthy, [[{{Keet}} hyperactive]] Korean kid who [[BasementDweller lives in the basement]] and works as a play tester.

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This is the setting for G4's Creator/{{G4TV}}'s animated SitCom ''Code Monkeys'', which revolves around the antics at Game-A-Vision, a fictional video game company. Aside from Jerry, an amiable [[TheEveryman everyman]] game programmer who's more than a bit of a pushover, Jerry's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold mischievous, obnoxious friend]] and [[TheStoner stoner]] Dave, and Mary, the [[OnlySaneMan put-upon]] [[TheSmurfettePrinciple sole female]] programmer, most of the crew at Game-A-Vision are crazy, stupid, sadistic, or some combination. There's Mr. Larrity, a [[BadBoss hot-headed, money-grubbing]], [[CloudCuckoolander borderline insane]] Texas millionaire who becomes Game-A-Vision's owner in the premiere episode and shows a fondness for [[GambitRoulette wildly complicated schemes]]; Mr. Larrity's [[DumbMuscle dimwit]] [[JerkJock jock]] son Dean; Todd, a [[FatBastard fat]], [[SmallNameBigEgo narcissistic]], and often creepy uber-geek; "Black Steve", the [[HairTriggerTemper ill-tempered]] accountant and [[AngryBlackMan token black guy]]; Clarence, the [[CampGay outrageously gay]] audio designer who always talks in a sing-song voice; Clare, the [[ReallyGetsAround flirtatious]] receptionist; and Benny, a mouthy, [[{{Keet}} hyperactive]] Korean kid who [[BasementDweller lives in the basement]] and works as a play tester.
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