Monkey Puppet

Monkey Puppet

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Monkey Puppet, also known as the Awkward Look Monkey, refers to a reaction image and GIF of a puppet appearing surprised. It's used to express shock, particularly in situations where one party owns another in a verbal exchange.


The puppet comes from a Japanese children's television show called Ōkiku naru Ko (Growing Children) which first aired April 7th 1959 and ran until March 18th, 1988.[1] It also ran in Latin America. The main character, Kento ("Pedro" in Spanish), is the monkey used in reaction images and GIFs. The character began being used in Spanish-language-speaking parts of the internet under the name No Ahora Porfavor ("not now, please").

CUANDO SABES QUE REPROBASTE MATERIAS Y TU MAMÁ TE PIDE TUS CALIFICACIONES No ahora, por favor Cuándo te dejan encargado el carrito en la fila y está avanzando muy rapido NOAHORA PORFAVOR Cuando el payaso del autobus te usa para sus bromas NOAHORA PORFAVOR


On March 31st, 2016, YouTube user TobiSilvero uploaded the clip from which the meme spread to the site. The video has since been deleted (shown below the currently available version).

On April 8th, 2016, Spanish site[2] covered the meme. On June 23rd, 2016, a GIF of the moment was posted to Giphy (shown below).[3]

gif of a monkey puppet looking shocked and holding a hand to its mouth

The meme started gaining attention from English internet sites in the summer of 2016. On July 1st, 2016, Twitter user @ultkjongin[4] uploaded the GIF in response to a story about Staples making fun of a necklace made by Kris Jenner (shown below). This was covered in The Daily Mail's roundup of reactions to the story.[5] On November 2nd, 2016, a version of the character was posted to /r/MemeEconomy,[6] gaining 120 upvotes (shown below, right).

chanel @ultkjongin Follow Replying to @StaplesCanada @KrisJenner GIF When you blew your horn at the wrong car now they throwing up gang signs to you at the red light

Some other popular posts to use the character include a Tumblr post from user toggenburg[7] which stated the word gullible looks the same upside down that gained over 47,000 notes (shown below, left). Twitter user @DimitriaKimill posted a joke about Game of Thrones using the image, gaining over 340 retweets (shown below, right).

pastarrie: pastarrie: pastarrie pastarrie: that moment when u realize..."gullible" looks the same flipped upside down and backwards TVPeru Originally posted by yourreactiongifs wait really??? hey wait a minute i don't like this post Mili @DimitriaKimiil Follow Cersei: you murdered your own brother Euron: you should try it Jaime: #ThronesYall #WinterlsHere TVPeru GIF

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When it finally says "Match Found". Media ( submitted 6 days ago by Shoduka 4 comments share save hide give gold report crosspost 40 TVPeri Rodney @VivaLaGr8ness 40m Deshaun Watson looked like the '04 Mike Vick out there with that run. TVPeru GIF when u accidentally look at someone and reaize they were already looking at you 000000HHHHH S--- IT'S LANAH bor.n 『.net WAAAAAS??

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