No Way! Way.

Peeps! Is this for realios? Or for playzies?

What in the world, Chief Sister Officer? Sorry NOMTOM, we don’t have a “creepy” tag.



  1. Theresa says:

    OH GOSH I have to get started on the latest installment of the Peter Gabriel Monkey Opus!!

  2. caffeinequeen says:

    I’m guessing it’s one of those creepy Ashton-Drake simian dolls I occasionally see advertised in magazines (like the one seen here:

    A coworker, knowing my love of monkeys, once handed me a magazine, pointed at an ad for one of these things, and said “Oh, don’t you just want this SO MUCH?” and I actually recoiled.

  3. H. Wingfield says:

    Well, it’s a doll.

  4. JenDeyan says:

    I call shenanigans!

  5. sarahhouse says:

    Oh, uncanny valley, we barely knew thee.
    But now we’re getting in much better touch.

  6. I think it’s the mascara (or at least what appears to be mascara) that creeps me out the most…

    I think caffeinequeen is correct. While realistic-looking, the appearance is just not quite right to be a real monkey.

  7. Mary (the first) says:

    I hardly even know what to say except I love her!!

  8. I vote “no, not ever. Not even for playzies.”

  9. Shannomo says:

    What a cutie! I want!

  10. skippymom says:

    I sincerely hope that before I leave here today there will have been a newer post to wash this disturbing apparition from my brain.

  11. Once A Fish says:

    There is something far too glassy about those eyes… *shudders*

  12. andi in NC says:

    I couldn’t help but click the link – horrifying… just horrifying…

  13. bob drummond says:

    anybody for a game of bacgammon ?

  14. NormallyLurksOnly says:

    Gaaa! Art imitates life or is it the other way around? If you like being vaguely disturbed, check out Donald Roller Wilson’s paintings at for mind boggling technique and monkeys (and others) very like unto this photo. Now, could somebody please pass me the brain bleach…and a banana?

  15. sabrina rose says:

    I guess I’m just so naive…I thought at first this was a real little monkey, who happened to have exceptional eyelashes, that someone styled and dressed up just to be cute. It must be Photoshop?? Or possibly something worse???

  16. LOL! My thoughts exactly. This is absolutely hideous and not even remotely cute! Kinda ruined my daily, and typically uplifting, cute-overload visit. Blech!

  17. Shouldn’t that be “creppy tag?”

  18. Theresa says:

    But I LOVE shenanigans!

    And I love calling shenanigans!

  19. Theresa says:

    And it’ll set ya back 140 smackers, too. 😯

  20. Rachael says:

    Okay, fine, I’ll admit it. I thought it was insanely cute until I started reading everyone’s comments. Now I’m wondering what kind of weirdo I really am!

    I probably shouldn’t tell y’all that I went so far as to save the pic to use as my wallpaper. Nope, I definitely won’t tell you guys that.

  21. skippymom says:

    I’m very glad you didn’t tell us, as we would have been horrified. We didn’t think you were THAT kind of weirdo.

  22. It’s eyes follow me wherever I go…

  23. Barfaroni says:

    Just the way the nostrils look, you can tell it’s fake.

  24. Alternate Reality Friday!!!
    With apologies to Theo.

  25. skippymom says:

    Some years ago I knew a woman who had a beard very much like that one. Which she cultivated on purpose.
    No, wait, I don’t think I will tell you that.

  26. I’m not really sure if this is really cute or awfully sad mmmm…..

  27. ElishaB. says:

    Uhm, nope this ain’t the real thang…….kind of weird in a cute sort of way ?

  28. Well, I will admit I thought she was cute too. Not to the point of saving the pic, but still…

  29. There’s always the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee:

    Laurie just hit 2,000 posts on that blog, and there’s a whole lotta cute photos to celebrate. I immediately went to IBKC after looking at the disturbing faux monkey. I’m about to visit again now…

  30. This monkey shocks me.

  31. fleurdamour says:

    See your shenanigans and raise you monkeyshines!

  32. fleurdamour says:

    It has better lashes than I do.

  33. I thought it was cute, too.

    We can sit over here in the weirdo corner all by ourselves…

  34. Fird Birfle says:

    very very lovely volley to ya both !!!

  35. Fird Birfle says:

    Is Mascara related in any way etymologically, to the Macarena?
    — Or to Macaroni? Or to ponies !!!111!!!????

    Very Silly

  36. Fird Birfle says:

    Just for you, Mary.

    “And I Love Her” was written in the basement music room at Jane Asher’s parents home at 57 Wimpole St. in London. Paul [McC, natch]
    had just moved in with the Asher’s and frequently met with John there to write songs, although this song was apparently written by McCartney alone, at least initially.
    “I wrote this on my own,” McCartney stated, “I can actually see Margaret Asher’s upstairs drawing room. I remember playing it there.”

    The song was written in February of 1964 during either their two days at home between their Paris and America trips.

  37. elfdancer says:

    OMG Theo!!!

  38. Fird Birfle says:

    will you teach me how the game is played,
    or are you only inviting experienced b/g players??

  39. Fird Birfle says:

    No, we certainly didn’t, Rachael.
    We thought you were the OTHER kind of weirdo.

    THAT ISN’T MEANT IN ANY vulgar meaning.

  40. elfdancer says:

    I am ambivalent.

  41. Fird Birfle says:

    No, skippymom, please don’t. 🙂

  42. Fird Birfle says:

    1: CO does have a “What — I don’t….” Tag, or something to that effect.
    It might apply.

    2: Does anybody, associated with this little minkey, have a lee-sance for eet???

    Inspector Clouseau

  43. skippymom says:

    No, you wouldn’t want to know.

  44. skippymom says:

    Deep breaths, Fird. Everything is OK.

  45. Fird Birfle says:

    “Inhale through the nose; exhale through the mouth.”

    (etc) 😉

  46. BiancaD says:

    Oooooogggggh. Pleeeeez don’t do dat again. Yikes.

  47. Russian watermark, yeah, nuff said.

  48. Eh, I call for the creepy tag too. Looking at this gives me the heebie-jeebies.

  49. crazy wienerdog lady says:

    I HATE monkeys anyway and this is the straw that broke the camel’s back! YIKES!

  50. victoreia says:

    Dear Very Silly,

    Please don’t mention that “M” dance. Let it die quietly. For Sanity’s sake.

    Looking for Sanity…..

  51. victoreia says:

    The encore presentaysh of…..

  52. Paige Delaney says:

    Criminy!!!! That was not necessary. (or cute)

  53. 6rabbits says:

    Veddy interesting link.
    This uncanny picture creeps me out, as well as those Ashton Drake monkey-babies. *shiver* Those eyes are so bizarrely NOT monkey eyes. I find the whole effect very disturbing on a couple of levels.

  54. but seriously, is cute EVER necessary?

  55. “No, Mrs. McGillicuddy, you can’t keep a pet chimpanzee in your townhouse. I’m sorry, it’s the law. I understand he’s like your son, but you’ll have to take off his sailor suit and hand him over. Please, stop crying, Mrs. M… Here, try one of these Genuine Artificial Chimp-Like Separation Anxiety Reduction Units (GACLSARU). See, now doesn’t that feel better?”

    “When the real thing attacks your face and has to be put down, GACLSARU is there.”

  56. Michael says:

    When I thought it was real (before reading the comments) it reminded me of the old joke. Woman with baby on a train, man sitting across the aisle, leans over and says “Ma’am, I know I shouldn’t say this, but I can’t help myself. That is without doubt the ugliest baby I’ve ever seen in my life.” Woman, indignant, calls for the conductor, and says “This man insulted me and offended me deeply. Make him sit somewhere else.” The conductor glares at the man and says “Ma’am, yes, of course, I’ll make certain he doesn’t bother you any more. We always want our customers to be satisfied. I tell you what, to help make it up to you, would you like a banana for your monkey?” That “doll” would be the ideal prop for that joke.

  57. Fird Birfle says:


  58. Fird Birfle says:

    *giggles quietly*

  59. bob drummond says:

    Niether , actually . I haven’t played the game in decades. I was being fecitious !

  60. Donna Harrison says:

    Um, Let’s not even post these pictures. It is never cute to dress up a primate or ANY wild animal in human clothing whether real or not. I know it’s just for fun…but as animal lovers, let’s draw the line at a primate in a baby outfit. Dogs, cats, and other domestics…game on. They are bred as companion animals Wild animals are wild animals…not cute.

  61. Theresa says:

    Ewwwww . . . LMAO

  62. Is that monkey wearing MASCARA?

  63. Oops I should have read the comments first. I actually thought it was real. I’m glad it’s not though, it was freaking me out to imagine putting mascara on a monkey.

  64. I have a “no monkey left behind” policy – I have amassed a huge number of toy monkeys – but I think I agree, I would have to pass on this one for the creep factor alone… :[

  65. kayarockz says:

    Gosh, this creature is totally scary, in fact, horrifying ))) seriously yuuuuuck

  66. Thank goodness it’s not real, monkeys should never be kept as pets!

  67. DaChickenLady says:

    Hmmm. Even after reading all the comments, I still think the picture is more cute than creepy. Oh well. I know I’m not normal and this is just another confirmation. 😉

  68. Fird Birfle says:

    Mee too-whooo !!! 🙂

  69. Whether it’s real, or a stuffed toy, it is an Orang-Utan, which is an APE, NOT a monkey! Monkeys have tails, apes do NOT!!!

  70. I’d give anything for that hair ! Wow stylin!!

  71. CathyDee says:

    Love it! When Flip Wilson did this bit on The Tonight Show (perhaps his first appearance), Johnny Carson just about wet his pants.

  72. 6rabbits says:


  73. 6rabbits says:

    Bite your tongue! Cute is ALWAYS necessary!!!!! *disbelief face*

  74. 6rabbits says:


  75. your comment should be used as a testimonial for the company that manufactures these DOLLS.

  76. “like putting mascara on a monkey” should be a saying.

  77. but how great would it be to buy and send to an ex?

  78. oops. i will probably never remember that!

  79. Saffron says:

    T.U.M. wins!!!!

  80. I thought it was cute too! At least we’ll have company in the corner.

  81. I’m going to have nightmares after seeing this! Eeeew!

  82. wannadance says:


  83. wannadance says:

    reminds me of mad magazine or xkcd. peeps know all kimda stuff and i don’t. i know how to build a ventilator while sitting on the floor in the ICU. i can calculate in various bases. i know what BOOP is (not the nose one, which, btw, i invented) i have to have 6 lower teeth pulled and will look like minnie pearl. what is on her hat??

    please help me feel distinctive…

  84. wannadance says:

    double eyelashes like elizabeth taylors are related in an autosomal dominant way to heart disease. my friend’s wife had doubles and had fatal heart disease…
    relatively interesting factoid.

  85. wannadance says:

    tell me, tell ME….

  86. wannadance says:

    has dark brown eyeliner in waterline on the lower lashes. that is the giveaway. no real monkey would hold still for that…

  87. wannadance says:

    when i was a toddler, during THE WAR we were travelling on a train and i actually told a man ‘mr, you look llike a monkey’ (gasps of horror from parents) mr: ‘i know it, honey.’

    later there was a derailment and we all had to get off. i remember exactly what the snow and the bright moon and the WPA bridge looked like. people were hurt. no doctors, 21 dentists aboard.

  88. It’s supposed to be a Chimp. Yuck.
    Look at the nose for proof it’s not real.

  89. Victoria, Mom to 4 Rats says:

    I find primates creepy in general, but this thing is the stuff of nightmares.

  90. You’re all crazy! It’s another hottie from “Jersey Shore”.

  91. wannadance says:

    i think the best meanest thing to do to an ex is absolutely NOTHING.

  92. wannadance says:

    OT, sorry, but must tell someone!
    today i was in a deep nap state, as was jasmine.
    the pphone rang.
    i leapt up, rolled across the room, (tried to) grab jasmine.

    our eyes met. i held some part of her up to my ear and said ‘hello? hello?’

    she freaked out, clawed, hissed, nipped and got loose. walked away with ears and tail straight up and her contempto-hole saying all she had to say.

    took me a few minutes to realize i had answered the cat. it’s the beginning of the end for me… wish i had a contempto-h.

  93. Tater Tot says:

    Clearly your stress level is lower than mine.

  94. Tater Tot says:


  95. wannadance says:

    re: monkey? i could tell it was fake or shopped or a doll because it doesn’t have that wary/playful look primates all have. never look blank and shirley temple. food, safety, reproduction, etc. animation..

  96. wannadance says:

    thenk yew….

  97. NOT real…nostrils are not holes…just plastic indentations!

  98. THAT would make jersey shore intersting

  99. Michael says:

    Cathy Dee, thank you for remembering the source of that joke (I thought I’d just read in in Reader’s Digest, where most of my old jokes come from) and giving Flip Wilson credit. Isn’t it weird to see someone smoking a cigarette on a talk show? That certainly dates the era.

  100. CathyDee says:

    Very weird, indeed! I think this was from 1965. I wouldn’t be surprised if a version of the joke eventually ended up in RD, but FW’s delivery is perfection!

  101. CathyDee says:

    One of my favorite CO sentences ever: “took me a few minutes to realize i had answered the cat.”

    Hope you’ve got enough Bactine, wannadance!

  102. CathyDee says:

    I’ve been trying for 2 days to figure out how to post a picture, with no luck, so a link will have to do. Every time I see this little monkey-ape-babydoll thing, I can’t help but think it’s a prop from an unmade sequel to “The Planet of the Apes”–nine months or so after this scene between Taylor (Charlton Heston) and Dr. Zira (Kim Hunter):—Planet-of-the-Apes-Television-Photo.html

  103. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    Well, that’s just creepy.

    I am glad that it’s not a real little monkey some stupid human decided needed to wear clothes and makeup!

  104. ow ow ow, ow, my tongue!

    i guess darwin put it best when he said–and i’m paraphrasing here–“cute things rarely try to kill you.”

  105. my stress has gone down since i discovered the mantra, “NOMMMMMMMM.”

  106. Queen of Dork says:

    nom yo ho renge kyo.

  107. Someone found a baby pic of me….*sing song*

  108. Fird Birfle says:

    QoD has become a BUDDHIST!!!! wow!!!

  109. gwennaelle says:


  110. Daphne Moss says:


  111. kayarockz says:

    🙂 I just imagined a face of the person getting it in the pretty box with ribbons :-)))) I still don’t get it why people have monkeys as pet in their homes! creeeepy

  112. Rachael says:

    You really have to be careful what you say around here. People are apt to form the wrong impression and think you’re a big weirdo. Not that anybody’s ever thought that of me. Nope, never.

  113. oh how i wish i didn’t get that.

  114. i just imagined the face of the woman travis the chimp loved so much.

  115. I guess I probably shouldn’t mention then that I also did the exact same thing.

  116. ok, I love this thing. I’ve been online for 2 days trying to find one. It is not in the doll collections mentioned in earlier posts. I don’t think it looks like the paintings at all. I can’t find a pic of a similar looking monkey or ape anywhere. I think CathyDee is right. Didn’t they just recently do another Planet of the Apes type movie? Maybe it’s from there. If these are on the market, I want one. Those doll collections talked about earlier aren’t even on the same level as this one.