Saturday Night Special: Chimps In Space

September 18th, 2010

Saturday Night Special: Chimps In Space - Pets

Monkeys have dreams too.

(submitted by Jay)

25 Responses to “Saturday Night Special: Chimps In Space”

  1. Lori says:

    Isn’t that Joe McCarthy with the monkey?

  2. Cinders says:

    The little blonde with the white hat looks like Jennifer Coolidge off the show “2 Broke Girls” and I think the pic was taken in the 50’s. Truly odd picture………..

  3. Leah says:

    that chip looks like it was tested on, and that thing around its head is just hiding what happened! :0

  4. Matt says:

    Why do people keep them as pets?? I just. don’t. understand. maybe taking a semester-long class about primate behavior colored my impression of these animals, but.. really?

  5. Lynn says:

    This is what spawned Planet of the Apes.

  6. Tammy- says:

    This reminds me of a movie I saw in the eighties where they did horrible research on monkeys. Maybe they brought him home from the lab for the holidays. Even the baby is like WT*?

  7. cd says:

    The chimp’s suit says Jr. And doesn’t the man on the left look like some actor?

  8. what the what says:

    omg is that brandon and brenda’s dad from 90210?!

  9. Johnna says:

    Is that Macaulay Caulkin in the uniform? Wow!! I think the monkey is super cute. I’m just wondering what it’s doing in a Christmas family portrait…in a space suit…

  10. Ladida says:

    Best. Caption. Ever.

  11. chemgirl says:

    Everything about this is wrong…what’s with the boy? Is he in training to take Bubbles into space? Maybe the money is a ventriloquist’s dummy? And why is the monkey and his…ummm..handler the only ones allowed so sit in an actual chair?

  12. blu says:

    I think this is one of the space chimps, either Ham or Enos. They were the 1st chimps in space, shortly before the U.S’s trip to the moon. I just read about it in Mary Roach’s “Packing for Mars.”

    • Rick D says:

      I think the picture’s too old. This is more like the fifties than the sixties. Could even be the forties, although I don’t think the guys’ ties are wide enough. The guy holding the ape looks a little like Richard Nixon. He isn’t, but I’ll bet people used to comment on it.

  13. Lee says:

    It’s the Devo monkey!

  14. Akhuna says:

    I’m always surprised how many people seem to have monkeys as pets!

  15. JerseyPam says:

    I’m getting a flight theme going on in this picture…pilot, angel, astronaut, and attendant? And the gaze between the man holding the monkey and the little angel is creeping me out.

  16. Evelyn says:

    The smile on the chimps face is SO creepy.

  17. all about P says:

    it’s all fun and games until it rips your face off

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