So Coop, Whatever Happened To That IKEA Monkey?

Glad you asked. (Say like Darth Vader:) THIS…is CNN.



  1. Uh, what? Are you sure this isn’t a “Strange Obsession: episode?

    Sorry lady, you don’t have a license, it’s not your (real) son so you don’t have parental rights and no we dont’ need Nancy Grace covering this.

  2. Ok, the prison movie joke was kind of funny.

  3. rescue gal says:

    Anyone remember when Anderson was an awesome reporter? This was not his best stuff…….but I do agree. The monkey should remain at the sanctuary and I hope the judge thinks so too!

  4. I totally saw Anderson Cooper in the street today… He looked good.

    Oh, and the judge should award the IKEA monkey to the monkey sanctuary!!

  5. this wasn’t meant to be his best stuff.

    his hair is getting a lot more fa-a-a-bulous, though.

  6. murkle46 says:

    IKEA monkey ROCKS!

  7. I want a monkey too. I’ve always, always wanted a monkey. But I agree with Anderson. I shouldn’t have one. Weep.

  8. I shook my head and said “Anderson Cooper what kind of movies are you watching?”

  9. He’s all, “if i cant have one neither should she!” And, um, I can identify with that.

  10. ………….. poor little monkey

  11. If anyone thinks that her “I love him like a son,” excuse is a good enough reason for her to EVER be allowed to have this poor animal back you’re living in la-la land. I hope that the laws over ownership get way tighter through this mess.

    Storybrook is doing good work.

  12. Yeah, who leaves their son in the car to go into Ikea? Everyone knows that you can’t go into Ikea for 5 minutes, it’s a multi-hour event!

  13. Rachael says:

    I don’t want his former owner to get him back. As much as she may love him, I think it’s in HIS best interest to stay at the monkey sanctuary. But I still haz a sad for the woman. 😦

  14. Yay!

  15. Mamabear says:

    Anderson Cooper was a hoot! It’s nice to see a ‘serious newscaster’ yuck it up once in awhile and lossed up the tie. He seems to have a great sense of humor and loves animals, to boot. That’s my kinda guy (or person for that matter).

    I’m with Rachael. I, too, haz a sad for the lady, but peeps really don’t need to be keeping primates as pets. Maybe they’ll let her visit him. That would be the nice thing to do.

  16. Monkeys in the wild live in groups. Separating one from the group is mean.

  17. Maybe she can transfer her love to an appropriate pet. I bet she’d take faaaabulous care of a kitty!

  18. Uh no, I think she needs one of those big as life cabbage patch/american girl dolls that she can dress up in a different outfit every hour and pose in their cardboard car, faux bed, etc.