"What are you, some kind of retarded monkey?"
The fact that he said "some kind of retarted monkey" leads me to believe that there are many levels of retarded monkeyness and that this remark might not really be as derogatory as it appears.
I quite like the concept of 'retarted monkeys'.
I imagine some kind of shelter for aging simian sex workers, and some redeemed souls called in by the Bishop or FBI or whatever, and told that they must shave their legs and don the rouge, makeup, and black lace underwear of their previous occupation because there is an important mission and Jesus, Hunuman or their country needs them.
Perhaps Muppet could write the whole novel "Return of the Tarts".
La Femme Monkita?
March 11th, 2005
Dr. Zira, I must caution you. Experimental brain surgery on these creatures is one thing, and I'm all in favor of it. But your behavior studies are another matter. To suggest that we can learn anything about the simian nature from a study of man is sheer nonsense. Why, man is a nuisance. He eats up his food supply in the forest, then migrates to our green belts and ravages our crops. The sooner he is exterminated, the better. It's a question of simian survival.
(Dr. Zaius, Planet of the Apes, 1968)
Speaking of monkeys and monkey planets:
What would happen to a tourist at the actual Statue of Liberty in this post-9/11 era if he got down in the lawn at the base of the monument on all fours wearing a loin cloth, started beating his fist on the grass and screaming "MANIACS! YOU BLEW IT UP! DAMN YOU! AWWWWWW, DAMN YOU TO HELL!"
I think it would be a great tourist attraction for the Statue of Liberty to have a "Planet of the Apes Re-Creation Area" similar to the "First Amendment Expression Areas" at all national parks... a place where you could do this w/o fear of being machine gunned or shot with a tranquilizer dart.
The kids would love it. :-)