Playing With: Everything's Better with Monkeys
: Monkeys and apes are highly esteemed
- Straight: The Hero carries around an intelligent monkey, or a fantasy creature that is very monkey-like.
- Exaggerated: The Hero is the monkey
- Downplayed: A scene takes place at the zoo and the hero is amused by some monkeys.
- Inverted: Maniac Monkeys
- Subverted: The Hero comes across a roving troop of Maniac Monkeys, who only look cute.
- Double Subverted: But he offers them a banana, and they immediately stop attacking and take a liking to him.
- Parodied: Someone declares a new holiday: Monkey Day, which involves people in monkey costumes, parades, giving bananas to friends, etc.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Monkeys are looked at with fear or disgust in this setting.
- There are no monkeys or fantasy creatures that resemble monkeys in this setting.
- Enforced: "We need something cute...how about a capuchin monkey?"
- Lampshaded: "Dude, monkeys!"
- Invoked: The Hero tames a monkey.
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: The Hero is aware that monkeys are wild animals, and decides that they are better admired from a safe distance than tamed and carried around.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Deconstructed: Sure, monkeys and apes are cute, but they are also wild animals, and therefore can be destructive.
- Reconstructed: The Hero is very good at training and caring for his monkey pet, so it never flies off into a rage against him or any other human on the show.
- Played For Laughs: The monkey does something silly.
- Played For Drama:
- The monkey misses its troop and suffers for it.
- The Hero is cruel to his monkey pet.
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