Monkey cops, when it’s a jungle out there!
Okay boys, prepare yourselves for the new smash hit series of the fall TV season. This is the kind of high concept creativity that made network programming what it is today.
It’s about this small town that can’t afford to fund its police force, so a bunch of monkeys come out of the jungle and take over the cop duties. Is that brilliant, or what?
We’re calling it “Monkey See, Monkey Blue.”
Imagine the possibilities! Milk come out of my nose when I think of monkey cops driving patrol cars, shooting at bad guys, eating doughnuts all the time….
In the teaser a monkey cop handcuffs a robber, see, and then he takes out his Miranda card, we zoom in on his face, and he just grins and says, “Ooh ooh ooh eee eee eee aah aah aah…” Then BAM! Opening credits!
Of course the police commissioner is a human – we’re looking at Abe Vigoda – and the monkeys just drive him nuts, and he has to keep a big bunch of bananas on his desk, see, and…
What, Lamar? Yes, we did think of calling the series “Monk,” but Legal said there’s some sort of problem with that.
Santisuk, a five-year-old pig-tailed macaque monkey, wears a police shirt as he rides atop a patrolling vehicle in Saiburi district in Yala province in southern Thailand April 1, 2010. The monkey, who was found injured and adopted by local policemen, goes dressed in uniform on patrol every day to help improve the force’s image and relations with the population. REUTERS photos, Damir Sagolj