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What's The 'Oh No' Monkey Meme? The Planet of the Apes' "Oh No!" Monkey Meme Explained

The newest Planet of The Apes movie, titled Kingdom of the Planet of The Apes, has inspired fans to look back on the franchise's meme legacy, making a 2017 scene grow popular on TikTok as the Oh No Monkey meme.

The scene became the subject of memes in late May 2024, with the Bad Apes' apathetic "oh no!" line being added to funny situations representing the moment of realization when you know things are going down badly. So, where is the scene exactly from and what are some of the memes going viral about it? Let's explain!

Where Is The 'Oh No Monkey' Meme From?

The "oh no" monkey meme comes from the 2017 War for the Planet of the Apes film, in a scene titled "Bad Ape and Maurice" (shown below) where the character Bad Apea denies Maurice's request to scratch his back, saying the line "Oh no! Nono no no no!" The clip was posted on YouTube on July 12th, 2017.

How Did The Planet of the Apes' 'Oh No!' Monkey Scene Became A Meme?

Although the "oh no" monkey meme really took off on TikTok in late May 2024, a green screen version of the scene was posted to the internet on April 24th, 2023, by Its3adwy on the Creator Set website.

What Are Some Memorable 'Oh No Monkey' Meme Examples?

The earliest viral usage of the "oh no" monkey meme as an exploitable was posted on TikTok on May 26th, 2024, by user @whyattttt, who added the edited Bad Ape's clip to a living room background, captioning "When work calls on your relaxing day off." On May 27th, 2024, TikTok user @bushesareprettycool added the exploitable clip to a hospital room background, pairing it with the caption "POV the doctor said it was just a bump, but Batman pulls up with a PS5."

@whyattttt Oh no 🥵😢 #fyp #fypage #fypシ゚viral #ohno #funny #meme #memestiktok #planetoftheapes #badape #work ##dayoff ♬ original sound – Whyatt

@bushesareprettycool Batman also just so happens to be my favorite character? #funny #Meme #badape #batman #PS5 #doctor #hospital #makeawish ♬ original sound – Eduardo Lepe

For the full history of "Oh No Monkey," be sure to check out Know Your Meme's encyclopedia entry for more information.

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