-->The Rocket Monkeys -- they're monkeys in space!\\
They try to be heroes, but they're easy to replace!
-->-- The first two lines of the show's ExpositoryThemeTune

A Canadian animated television series created by Breakthrough Entertainment and Atomic Cartoons Inc., ''Rocket Monkeys'' centers around brothers Wally and Gus, who are members of [[FunWithAcronyms GASI]] (Galactic Animal Space Institute), an organization focused on interplanetary explanation, assisted by their RobotBuddy YAY-OK. Despite the brothers' intelligence and skill, [[TooDumbToLive or lack thereof]], they are usually the ones who end up saddled with whatever life-threatening missions their boss Dr. Chimpsky needs completed.

The show first aired on Creator/{{Teletoon}} in Canada on January 10, 2013, then aired on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} in the United States in February and in the United Kingdom and Ireland in April. While Nickelodeon in the U.S [[ScrewedByTheNetwork would only air the first season]], Creator/{{KidsClick}} began airing the remaining two seasons on July 3, 2017.
!!This animated series provides examples of:

* AccidentalMisnaming: The Rocket Monkeys often call Lord Peel "Banana Man".
%%* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The Space Gorillas.
* ArchnemesisDad: YAY-OK's father seems to care for his son, but cares about destroying anything that moves more.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In "Zombie Bananas", when Wally and Gus are attacked by Lord Peel's zombies they yell "Zombie baboons! Zombie gibbons! Zombie chrysanthemum!"
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Usually played straight, though in "Monkey Hearts" when Monkevil is making her escape into space she's wearing a space suit and helmet.
%%* BigBad: Lord Peel.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Often. One instance, when Lord Peel removes Gus and Wally's love for bananas, causing them to really really hate all bananas. It cuts to YAY-OK back in the ship's kitchen.
-->'''YAY-OK:''' Gus and Wally will love this all-banana 10-course meal... I hope I didn't miss any important plot point. Ehh, I'm sure everything is fine.
%%* CardCarryingVillain: Nefarious.
* CatchPhrase: "Poopy doopy" for Monkevil.
* DisguisedInDrag: Nefarious's plan in "Princess Nefarious" is to disguise as a princess so someone will save him.
* DistinctionWithoutADifference: Pinky-Winky states that she's not a monster before saying that she's technically more of a beast.
* EyeScream:
** In "Scare-Larious" Wally causes Gus to shoot toothpaste into his eyes. He then exclaims "It burns!" before calmly adding "But minty fresh."
** In "Bro to Bro" Wally shoots himself in the eyes with his goop gun. Twice.
%%* ExpositoryThemeTune
* ExtremeOmnivore: Wally's pet Trixie in "Trick or Trixie."
* FacelessEye: The [[spoiler: Delivery Boy]] in "Inspection Day" has a giant eye for a head.
* FreudianTrio: Wally is the Id, Gus is the Ego, and YAY-OK is the Superego.
* FunWithAcronyms:
** G.A.S.I (Galactic Animal Space Institute). "[[HehHehYouSaidX Heh, heh, gassy]]."
** B.A.L.L. (Ballistic and Lethally Loaded)
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Occasionally.
** In "Princess Nefarious", YAY-OK explodes tokens when he developed a crush on Slo-Mo. The next scene shows that he looked embarrassed.
** In "Princess Nefarious", Yay-OK and Slo-Mo talks about "exchanging data" to each other.
--->'''Yay-OK''': Ah, gentlemen, going to stay here and uh--''alter'' some files, if you know what they mean.
--->'''Wally''': No idea.
** YAY-OK is seen with Slo-Mo, wearing a robe. They are both hiding inside of a lunar crater.
** Gus said the word "sucks" (as in "The right thing [[PrecisionFStrike sucks!]]") near the end of "Monkey Hearts".
** Nefarious' censored ClusterFBomb in "Ships, Trips and Wormholes".
%%* GrossoutShow
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: In "Trick or Trixie" when Trixie spits Gus out after trying to eat him his torso is severed from his legs, the former hovering an inch away from the latter.
* HappyFunBall: B.A.L.L.
* HeelFaceTurn: Monkevil makes one in her second appearance, [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor only to become a heel again at the end of the episode]] [[ReformedButRejected when Inky frames her for theft and the trio doesn't trust her]].
* HelloNurse: The innocence-feigning [[PunnyName Monkevil]] is most certainly this, with a large amount of her screentime even accompanied by a {{Sexophone}}. Naturally, [[FemmeFatale she uses this to her advantage]] in "Love on the Run," roping Wally and Gus into acting as accomplices for her bank heists.
%%* HollywoodToneDeaf: Pinky-Winky.
* IdiotHero: Wally and Gus. Gus is slightly smarter than his brother, keyword ''slightly''.
%%* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Lord Peel.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: In "Ukulele Wally" when Wally and Gus list Pinky-Winky's many faults, the only one she's offended by is that they called her sweaty.
** When Lord Peel insults the Rocket Monkeys in the presence of their mother, she gets incredibly angry when he calls them stinky (although she agrees with the first two things he says).
%%* MadeOfPlasticine: Lord Peel.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Gus' only response to being split in half is that he needs a bandage.
* MichaelJacksonsThrillerParody: One in "Zombie Bananas".
* MisterSeahorse: In "Monkeys vs. Gorillas" when the Space Gorillas call the Rocket Monkeys chicken Gus states that they're not... then suddenly lays an egg that hatches into a misshapen chick.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The ending of "Home on the Strange"; the monkeys are sent to deliver cow-like creatures as food to a living asteroid, but they destroy it to save one creature that Wally had grown attached to. Said asteroid was the only thing keeping their population in check, so without it they quickly overpopulate and exhaust their food supply.
* OhCrap: In "Zombie Bananas" this is Gus's reaction to seeing that Wally ate a crapload of the poisoned bananas that have been turning people into zombies.
%%* OmnicidalManiac: YAY-OK's father in "My Dad-Bot, the Doom-Bot."
%%* OnlySaneMan: YAY-OK.
%%* PetMonstrosity: Trixie.
* SealedEvilInACan: Nefarious is kept at bay be being stuck on an asteroid.
* SequelEpisode: "Love on the Run" and "Monkey Hearts" have the episodes' plots connected with each other.
* ShoutOut: In "Trick or Trixie" when Wally demands that Inky paint something for him he gets a face full of ink that makes him look like [[Music/{{KISS}} Gene Simmons]], complete with hanging tongue.
* TeamPet: Gus's pet space squid Inky.
* ThemeTuneCameo:
** The monkeys' mother and Lord Peel are heard listening to the show's main theme while rollerblading in "Not Lord Peel."
** In "Monkeys vs. Gorillas" Wally's arcade game-styled dream has an 8-bit rendition of the main theme playing.
* TorsoWithAView: When the monkeys accidentally shoot Chimpsky in the chest during a simulation, it leaves a hole exposing his heart.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Bananas (suprise, suprise) for the Rocket Monkeys. Their love for bananas are so powerful, that in "Destroy all Bananas" when Lord Peel gives them a lobotomy removing the part of the brain that makes them love Bananas, it can easily grow back with a bit of encouraging.