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How The West Was Monkey And Where It Got Us
August 23, 2009 12:09 PM   Subscribe

The Lonesome Stranger: An All-Monkey Western!
posted by Len (22 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
oh, god - make sure you wait until a minute in - just do it
posted by pyramid termite at 12:22 PM on August 23, 2009


Good Lord.
posted by ocherdraco at 12:40 PM on August 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh, dear. Now that shouldn't be.





How did the people who made this escape without dying of well-deserved monkey bites?
posted by Neofelis at 12:40 PM on August 23, 2009


"I'm a baaaaaad boy"

Writers take note, THAT is how you establish CHARACTER.
posted by fleetmouse at 12:54 PM on August 23, 2009 [2 favorites]


Yes, of course a monkey cowboy would ride a dog instead of a horse. That makes sense.
posted by clockzero at 12:56 PM on August 23, 2009 [2 favorites]


oh, god - make sure you wait until a minute in - just do it

Feel free to stop watching shortly after that though, there isn't much there in the following 9 minutes.
posted by idiopath at 1:04 PM on August 23, 2009


Monkeys:Movies::Cats:Internet?
posted by TwelveTwo at 1:08 PM on August 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm gonna go "drowned my sorrows and cogitate a little." BRB
posted by johnj at 1:16 PM on August 23, 2009


i like that this was done in the 40's. none of that silly cg nonsense. i bet they had to draw those mouths frame by frame, which certainly beats the chewing food method they used for lancelot link
posted by fuzzypantalones at 1:29 PM on August 23, 2009 [2 favorites]


I'm so glad I'm not on LSD right now.
posted by chillmost at 1:32 PM on August 23, 2009 [5 favorites]


Ten minutes of my life gone forever.
posted by Cranberry at 1:43 PM on August 23, 2009


It's things like this that make me wish I still smoked weed.
posted by ixohoxi at 2:15 PM on August 23, 2009


I take back every bad thing I've ever said about the Internet.
posted by Lee Marvin at 2:26 PM on August 23, 2009


It is monkeys like the Lonesome Stranger who helped build the housing bubble.
posted by munchingzombie at 2:27 PM on August 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


I like the "Clutch Cargo"- style mouth-overs.
posted by xbonesgt at 2:47 PM on August 23, 2009


That was even better than the Chirpendale movie. Thanks!
posted by queensissy at 2:52 PM on August 23, 2009


Oh wow is me!
posted by snofoam at 4:36 PM on August 23, 2009


It's funny to see how back in the 1940's, the censors wouldn't even allow simple depictions of these monkeys eating their own splooge. Times do change!
posted by Greg Nog at 4:39 PM on August 23, 2009


Dum diddy dum diddy dum diddy dum Banana!

We chased lady luck, 'til we finally struck Banana.
With a gun and a rope and a hat full of hope, planted a family tree. We got hold of a pot of gold, Banana.
With a horse and a saddle, and a range full of cattle, how rich can a fellow be?
posted by nola at 5:03 PM on August 23, 2009 [3 favorites]


Those look like the most bored monkeys ever. Or the most sedated.

(However, that one part at 1:00 is truly awesome.)
posted by not_on_display at 5:14 PM on August 23, 2009


I'm not sure I want to admit that it took watching a Monkey Western to learn that all my life I've been incorrectly pronouncing skulduggery. Luckily I think I've only said it out loud... ah... maybe twice. Or possibly never.
posted by oneirodynia at 8:47 PM on August 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wait, I don't understand.

The Orphan can't pay her mortgage, so she's going to get kicked out. So the first thing the hero does is go down to the bank and try to instigate a fight with the lender. But he doesn't want to get suckered into a fight, so the hero just flat-out attacks him. And the announcer even says, "Well, that didn't really accomplish anything 'cause the Orphan still owes the mortgage..."

The lone stranger is a fucking vigilante asshole. And also a monkey.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:23 PM on August 23, 2009


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