In the early years, the morning show paired host Dave Garroway with hirsute sidekick J. Fred Muggs.
Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp
In this Get Smart parody, Link serves as a special agent to APE (the Agency to Prevent Evil).
B.J. and the Bear
Trucker B.J. travels the open road with Bear, his loyal pet chimpanzee, riding shotgun.
Lonely Ross adopts a capuchin monkey, better known as Scrabble-tile-eating, Curious George-loving Marcel.
In one of the best plots ever, Beth can’t afford to hire a human nurse for her mom, so she opts for an orangutan.
My Monkey Baby
Couples treat their adopted monkeys like real kids (car seats! bonnets!) in this hilarious show.