Found this ad in the back of an old comic while looking up content for a another post. Not sure what’s the funniest thing about this ad.

1. The fact that you could send away a coupon from a comic and get a monkey.

2. The text accompanying the ad:

Darling Pet Monkey $18.95

This Squirrel Monkey makes an adorable pet and amusing companion. Show it affection and enjoy its company. Almost human with its warm eyes, your family will love it. The YOUNG monkeys grow about 12 inches high. Eats same food as you do (even likes lolipops); simple to care for and train. FREE cage, FREE leather collar & leash, monkey toy, and instructions included. Live delivery guaranteed. Only $18.95 express collect.

I have trouble believing that this was legitimate.

Tooth Monkey
Originally uploaded by allaboutduncan.

A few weeks ago, Carter had his first dentist appointment. To prepare for it, we went to the Discovery Center, where they have a play dentist office set up.

Just in case Mom or Dad (or Grandma or Grandpa) doesn’t want to play the patient, they have what I call the Tooth Monkey. It’s a stuffed monkey with a full set of human (or larger) size choppers.

Carter thought it was cool and had a blast. He did great at the dentist, but I think the Tooth Monkey has me a little scared.