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->''"And for comic relief he should go right through some sort of village, with a fiesta or something happening, with llamas. He knocks a llama over."''
-->-- '''Creator/StevenSpielberg''' discusses the arrival of IndianaJones [[MisplacedWildlife to Nepal]] during the [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/indiana-jones brainstorming session that created]] ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''

[[http://gprime.net/flash.php/llamasong.com Here's a llama. There's a llama. And another little llama. Fuzzy llama. Funny llama. Llama llama, duck.]]

If EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys and EverythingsBetterWithPenguins, the same is true for llamas. Maybe it's the extra silent l, or the whole spitting thing, or the resemblence to the word ''lamer''. Whatever the case, llamas are ''funny''.

Other llama-like camelids like alpacas, guanacos, and vicuñas are fair game too. (Actual ''camels'' aren't; when they show up in fiction they're almost always HorsingAround [[Administrivia/TheSameButMore but worse]].)

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* Llama is a regular patron at ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe''. He works at the local zoo alongside many of the cafe's animal patrons. However, this is then subverted when the zoo visitors ignore him in favor of the giraffes in the next exhibit over.
* It seems that alpaca is going up there with the sheep in term of fluffiness, and they have been appearing in the more recent anime. One character in ''Franchise/LoveLive'' have a certain kind of fascination with alpaca.
* In ''Manga/AnimalLand'', llamas are abundant and usually provide a form of PluckyComicRelief.
* Angela, a very friendly, easy-going and rather dim pink alpaca from ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}''.
* In ''Manga/WitchCraftWorks'', a trio of luckless Tower Witches go around with a llama, even complaining when a restaurant refuses to seat it. It also tends to get tied up when they're captured.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Llamas at home, from ''TheFarSide'': "Llook out, Llarry! It's the llandllord!" (So llamas are Welsh?)
* In the ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' book ''Prisoners of the Sun'', Captain Haddock is [[RunningGag repeatedly spit in the face]] by llamas. At the end, he spits one back just to get even.
* In ''[[Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew Captain Carrot And The Final Ark]]'', the villain of the story is a FunnyAnimal version of Ra's Al Ghul, called Rash Al Paca.
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[[folder:Film]]
* The titles for ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' mention llamas as a CreditsGag, said to be done at the last minute and at great expanse. Every single card after that point will mention llamas at some point, including as names for people.
* ''Film/NapoleonDynamite'' featured [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2glOppqBRg a scene]] in which Napoleon fed his llama.
* In ''EvanAlmighty'', a llama delivers a well-deserved ''facial'' to [[spoiler:John Goodman's character.]]
* ''Barn of the Blood Llama'', an awful 1997 movie in which (quoting IMDB) "Inbred hillbillies trap various passersby at their World o' Wool llama farm where an animal coroner is conducting genetic experiments which turn the animals into sex-starved toxic beasts".
* The 2009 girl's film ''An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong'', in which Chrissa's grandmother gave her a baby llama named Starburst, which naturally received its [[http://store.americangirl.com/agshop/html/ProductPage.jsf/itemId/141795/itemType/TOY/webTemplateId/3/uniqueId/613/saleGroupId/1127 own toy]].
* The 1978 film ''Brutes and Savages'', a bizarre and racist "documentary" featuring, among other things, a "ritualistic, native llama sacrifice" and an ending that involves llamas mating.
* The 1967 ''Film/DoctorDolittle'' film had the Pushmepullyou. Llama at both ends. (In the book illustrations it had horns, so it was more like "gazelle at both ends".)
* There's a passing line and blink-and-you'll miss it sighting of '65 elephants' balancing on '3 llamas' on a ball at the end of the ''Prince Ali'' number in {{WesternAnimation/Aladdin}}
* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' obviously, with the main character transformed into a llama for a majority of the film.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* A spelling error in the ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' story ''The Empty House'':
-->"I traveled for two years in Tibet, therefore, and amused myself by visiting Lhassa [sic], and spending some days with the head Llama [sic]."
* This poem by Creator/OgdenNash:
-->The one 'l' lama
-->is a Tibetan priest.
-->The two 'l' llama
-->is a furry beast.
-->And I'm betting you a silk pajama,
-->There isn't any three 'l' lama.
-->''(It has been brought to my attention that there is a type of fire called a three-alarmer. Poppycock.)''
* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' #12, Marco acquires a llama morph. The kids are infiltrating a ''Regis and Kelly''-style talk show, and one of the guests is an animal tamer; Marco morphs the llama so he doesn't have to hide anywhere, and gleefully talks about how cute he is and how he's going to be on TV, but he never uses his llama morph again.
** When Rachel (as a grizzly bear) ends up fighting with a [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile]] on the set, Marco desperately joins in to help. He doesn't do anything, but it does distract the crocodile.
* Anna Dewdney has written some books for preschool children about a young llama with mommy issues. The three books are ''Llama Llama Mad at Mama'', ''Llama Llama Misses Mama'' and ''Llama Llama Red Pajama''. (In the last one, Llama Llama doesn't want to go to bed and calls out for Mama Llama.)
** There's also a seasonal title called ''Llama Llama Holiday Drama'' where Llama Llama gets stressed out by Christmas preparations and needs Mama Llama to help him cool down.
* In the mystery novel ''A Small Target'', a group of hikers ventures deep into the Rockies with a pack train of llamas. When a deranged young woman shoots one of the group and then flees into the woods, the party's cook lures her out with food, and the soothing presence of a fluffy white llama at her campsite helps calm the anxious girl's nerves.
* ''I Don't Want To Kiss a Llama'' points out the negatives to llamas.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* On ''VeronicaMars'', Logan said his mother wanted alpacas.
* On ''AliensInAmerica'', the dad bred alpacas for money.
* "Would you like to pet the llama?" is a common riff in ''((MST3K))''. At one point, Crow ''becomes'' a llama.
* Howie Mandel was on an episode of ''TheTonightShow'' and did a "llama call" as part of his schtick with Jay. Several minutes later, an animal trainer led a llama out from backstage (as if it was answering Howie's call). Howie looked concerned and said, "That's not the llama I hired for this bit."
* In the first series of TheMightyBoosh Vince and Howard reminisce about a llama rampage in the zoo and Howard's ability to "calm a llama down." Cue crimp.
* The classic "Me And My Llama" sketch from ''SesameStreet'' is how a whole generation of North American kids ever learned what a llama ''is.'' A little girl takes her llama to the dentist, set to music.
* ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' has had Detours involving llamas on two separate seasons. There was also a Roadblock with camels, but they just made the racers cry (okay, one racer cry).
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' has the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbwkkXGmFrI Llama Sketch.]] "¡Cuidado! ¡Hay llamas!"
* ''Series/HorribleHistories'' had the very earwormy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6unpIYFoheE Call A Llama Farmer!]] segment, about the important role of a llama farmer in the Incan times.
* In the third season of ''Series/TheJoeSchmoShow'', the "spirit animal" assigned to the season's Joe Schmo, Chase Rogan, was a llama.
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[[folder:Music]]
* [[http://gprime.net/flash.php/llamasong.com The Llama Song]], of course. This is really the only example we need.
* The SchoolhouseRock song "The Four-Legged Zoo" featured practically the whole llama family:
-->There were elk and bison, a gnu or two,
-->Giraffes and elephants, quite a few,
-->A llama, alpaca, vicuna too,
-->Zebras, ibexes, and one big kudu.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMPF6lpM0XM The video]] for Stillness is the Move, by Dirty Projectors. It is argued that the llama is the only thing [[SoBadItsGood saving the video from being completely horrible]].
* British musicians Patrick & Eugene produce many delightful {{earworm}}y songs including one called "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj1HFfGt0HI Llama]]"
* "Ride My Llama" by NeilYoung.
* It's alpacas, but ARPK and Leave in Summer, Yet You're in my Fluffoughts (written by Baker) also count, ARPK in particular.
* TV's Kyle has a song called [[http://www.thefump.com/fump.php?id=1407 "There's a Llama Inside My Fridge"]].
* "Llama" by {{Phish}}.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Many Maxis games, including ''VideoGame/SimCity'' and ''VideoGame/TheSims'', are stuffed full of llama references. Sometimes this bordered on worship, as with the llama shrines in ''VideoGame/SimCity''.
** Not to mention the "Llama Dome" in VideoGame/SimCity 2000 (it had a statistic labeled "Llamas Wed"). VideoGame/SimCity 4 contains the "dollyllama" code to turn your advisors into llamas.
** Will Wright's official title is, in fact, "Llama consultant".
** One ''{{Spore}}'' mission has you go in search of the mythical Golden Llama.
* ''KingdomOfLoathing'' has the Llama Lama, a Buddhist llama who will take you on a VisionQuest.
* A mention of [[http://www.llamasoft.co.uk/frontpage.php Llamasoft]] is truly mandatory, being the games company of ungulate-obsessed programming legend Jeff Minter, and games like ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llamatron Llamatron]]'' and ''Metagalactic Llamas Battle At The Edge Of Time'' ("Possibly the most stupidly-named game of all time," says the Llamasoft website.)
* ''VideoGame/VegaStrike'' starting [[http://forums.vega-strike.org/cpg/displayimage.php?album=11&pid=346 ship]], a light shuttle with decent armament capabilities, is called "Llama". It's a part of ThemeNaming: other cargo shuttles include Ox and Mule.
* One of the playable characters in the 1994 animal fighting game ''Brutal: Paws of Fury'' was an evil llama named Dali Llama.
* Even InteractiveFiction is better with llamas; presenting: ''[[http://armorgames.com/play/3785/llama-adventure Llama Adventure]]''!
* ''Skull Tag'', a port for ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', has a Llama "award" for killing a player who is in chat mode.
* You can adopt lost llamas on ''{{Farmville}}'' now.
* ''Farmville''-like ''Island Paradise'' had the option to adopt alpacas (a similar animal) from the start.
* One of the two main stage elements in stage 3 of ''{{Contra}}: Rebirth'' are lots of robotic llamas.
* The casual Android game ''Balloon Popper'' sets up the [[NoPlotNoProblem background story]] like this: You are a llama. A llama that hates balloons. Shoot those pesky bright cheerful, colorful balloons out of the sky before you run out of loogie.
* ''VideoGame/{{Tropico}}'' has the llama as its national animal! You can also farm them for wool to sell to China. Llama-related jokes also pop up repeatedly, such as the American ambassador saying they remind him of his mother, who also spit a lot.
* ''UltimaOnline'' lets you choose between horses and llamas for a low-level mount or pack animal. The game's programmers also included several llama-related Easter eggs. For example, when an ancient wyrm polymorphs itself to look like a human NPC, its profession is listed as "mystic llama herder".
* Soon as the first alpha of the fan expansion for ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII: The Age of Kings'', ''Forgotten Empires'', was available for free in the internet, the public began to demand that llamas be included in the next patch. The expansion included the Incas as a new civilization and the programmers referenced first their nature as sole ingame Native American civilization with pack animals by giving them [[MisplacedWildlife a free turkey]], [[SeriousBusiness but that wasn't enough]]. Llama fans finally got their wish when the programmers released a version of ''FE'' for the new ''AOK HD'' in collaboration with Microsoft Studios themselves, which includes llamas as herdable units and gives the Incas one free llama at the start of each game.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/271884 50 Llamas Day]] by [[Creator/HarryPartridge Happy Harry]].
* [[WebAnimation/LlamasWithHats Llamas with Hats]], and its many sequels, chronicling the mishaps of a... problematic llama and his more sane friend/partner.
* WebAnimation/ASDFMovie had this moment: "[[TheyCalledMeMad Ha ha! They said I could never teach a llama to drive!]]"
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''LeastICouldDo'' and its running joke llama.
* In ''UserFriendly'', Stef's obsession with Llama Porn is a running joke. Including that time where listening to 'The Llama Song' on an iPod transforms him into a (black silhouette of) a Llama.
* On ''PlusEV'' [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20071019.html here.]]
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''JimmyNeutron''. Carl's love for llamas almost borders on obsession.
** Which made Cosmo very happy in one of ''TheFairlyOddparents'' crossovers.
--->''"Finally. a llama-related wish!"''
* An episode of ''TheWildThornberrys'' has normally hyperactive WildChild Donnie ends up being fixated by a bunch of llama the titular family's van passes by in the Andes.
* In one ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode, the boys start a fake Peruvian flute band called "[[http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/189022/ The Llama Brothers]]."
* In the DonaldDuck short "Lake Titicaca" from the 1942 ''SaludosAmigos'', Donald has trouble with a stubborn llama.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' had the Warner Bros. pestering the great monk Wally Llama. His mantra is "llama, llama, llama".
* In the ''CampLazlo'' episode "Loogie Llama," Lazlo tries to attract an animal that the Bean Scouts can ride. He winds up with a llama that he names "Spitty".
* Mabel from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' owns a llama-themed sweater made of llama hair. In one episode, [[ItMakesSenseInContext the disembodied waxen head of Larry King]] tells her that llamas are nature's greatest warriors.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Among US presidential candidate Obama's many fundraising efforts was rural Butler County, Ohio's "[[http://www.butlerdems.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=113&Itemid=2 Kiss a Llama for Obama!]]" Quote: "And yes, the llama did kiss a few preferred people."
* Don't forget [[http://www.jasperfforde.com/swindon/7ws_7.html the Elgin Llamas of Swindon]]
* Various farms, where, in addition to providing wool, they apparently act somewhat like guard dogs. Interestingly, the camel itself is not included in this trope. This might be because Real Life camels are scary as hell, and not particularly fluffy.
** Sheep ranchers sometimes keep a llama or two in the herd, because llamas will attack and run off predators, including ''coyotes''.
* Even Website/DeviantArt's picked up on this trope, and has made Llama Badges, able to be given away for free and (once one receives enough) featuring llamas such as Albino Llama, [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja Ninja Llama]], Fancy Llama, Wizard Llama, GOLD Llama, and the mythical [[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows Rainbow Llama]].
** dA's 10th anniversary was celebrated with real llamas brought into the party.
* [[http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/South_America/Peru/South/Lima/Lima_Centro/photo836900.htm This statue]], found in Plaza San Martin in Lima, Peru.
* Llamas used as pack animals really ''are'' better, at least for the environment, than most of the alternatives. Their softer feet don't chew up paths and contribute to erosion the way a donkey's or mule's hooves can.
** On a trail in Rocky Mountain National Park there is a sign that reads, "No horses beyond this point. Llamas permitted."
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[[folder:Other]]
* The media player software [=WinAmp=] also has llamas as their mascot. Their demo audio file proclaims: "It really whips the llama's ass."
* Expect MemeticMutation to plug the word "llama" into any place it remotely fits:
** Rama Llama Ding Dong
** There is a garage band called "[[http://www.myspace.com/dalisllama Dali's Llama]]"
* There was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqk4iQTCodg a series of hilarious commercials]] for an Argentinian telecom about [[IncrediblyLamePun "la llama que llama"]] ("the llama that makes phone calls"), with llama puppets that made very {{pun}}ny prank calls.
* [[http://www.densasig.org/ Densa]], a special interest group of Mensa dedicated to celebrating stupidity, has a llama as one of its two mascots, and an [[http://www.densasig.org/llama.html informational webpage on llamas]].
* There's a whole lot of smilies you can find on the internet involving llamas, if that counts.
* The Chinese ''Grass Mud Horse'' is, well, llama precisely due to its look.
** It's pronounced roughly the same as "F**k your mom" in Chinese. When you see people sending photos of a llama to you, you aren't welcome.
* The programming textbook ''Learning Perl'' by O'Reilly Media has a llama on its cover. (The more advanced and more well known ''Programming Perl'' book has a camel on it (this is why camels are frequently associated with the Perl ProgrammingLanguage), so it's likely they wanted to put a camelid on the beginners' book in addition to having one on the more advanced book.)
* There's a natural food and grocery store/restaurant in Cochabamba, UsefulNotes/{{Bolivia}}, known as [[http://www.facebook.com/LlamaComelona La Llama Comelona]] ("the BigEater llama").
** And there's a Bolivian bookstore/travel store franchise named ''[[http://www.thespittingllama.com/en/home The Spitting Llama]]''.
* A Chilean mobile internet ad has a rather dorky guy dancing with several people ''and'' a llama to the tune of DirtyDancing's "(I've had) The Time of my Life"
* [[http://fuckyeaharpakasso.tumblr.com Arpakasso!]]
* During [[TheWorldCup the Italy 1990 World Cup]], Dutch player Frank Rijkaard was nicknamed "the Llama". In an inversion, it was for a ''bizarre'' rather than "better" reason: spitting twice on German player Rudi Völler's FunnyAfro.
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