Western Animation: Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys
They'll kick your ass...unless you have bananas.
Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys (1996-1997) is a hilarious, well written, animated sci-fi series focusing on the exploits of a rag-tag crew of an interplanetary ship composed entirely of monkeys from Earth. They have been transformed into anthropomorphic, intelligent versions of themselves by the Applied Phlebotinum of the " ", a mysterious race of benevolent aliens whose name can't be spoken or written, only thought. The sworn enemy of the " " and the Space Monkeys is Lord Nebula, an immensely powerful being who wants to destroy the universe and recreate it in his own image. Nebula's second-in-command is Rhesus-2, a rhesus monkey whom he turned into a Hollywood Cyborg with several interchangeable brains. All around awesome show, but was canceled after a relatively short run because it didn't sell enough action figures.
Brought Down to Normal: Lord Nebula is nigh-omnipotent in the first episode and about to carry out his grand plan, only to lose most of his powers thanks to the apes and spend the rest of the show trying to get them back.
Dream Apocalypse: Played with. The crew and some villains find a crack in a wall where you can whisper anything you want and it will appear, but are warned by a guardian that it is really the ear of a sleeping giant who dreams the universe. Not believing this, they end up wishing for bigger and better weapons as they fight, only to actually wake the giant up, which causes the universe to start to disintegrate until they manage to make him sleep again with a Techno Babble 'lullaby'. However, in the end, appropriately enough, the whole episode is implied to be All Just a Dream.
Dreaming of Things to Come: In "Gorilla My Dreams", Gor dreams of his Gormungus self destroying the Primate Avenger (This was a few episodes before he gained the ability to become Gormungus).
Dumb Muscle: Gor, who broke the intelligence amplifier partway through his amplification.
A God Am I: What Lord Nebula is trying to accomplish.
Gory Discretion Shot: Averted fiercely in a flashback that showcases Rhesus-2's predecessor being disintegrated by Nebula, complete with full on lingering shots of the bloody aftermath. And this was a kid's show.
Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: A peculiar variation, where Captain Simian says that they have to risk their lives to save someone because of a rule in the ship's manual...the ship's manual turns out to be nonexistent, but if it did exist, it should have that rule!
Unresolved Sexual Tension: It was vaguely implied that the Captain and Shao Lin may have had some feelings for each other (when they weren't verbally assaulting each other, of course).
Unstoppable Rage: When Gor gets mad... well, he's a gorilla. It gets even more dangerous when he's hit with alien technology that causes him to go One-Winged Angel ("Gormungous") when he gets mad. And they don't COMPLETELY reverse it...so he still does it for the rest of the series.
We Can Rebuild Him: In the pilot, Rhesus-1 is shown as a puddle of gore after evidently failing Nebula. But a later episode shows that, after his remains were spaced, someone else retrieved them and revived him.
You Called Me X, It Must Be Serious: Any time the Captain was placed in real mortal danger, Shao Lin would drop her normally calm, professional demeanor and blurt out "Charlie!"