Friday, January 22, 2010

Behind the Scenes of Big Monkey's House

If you've ever pondered what a sock monkey photo shoot might look like, wonder no more. Thanks to a second human photographing behind the scenes, now is your chance to see what it's all about.

This was from my photo shoot at the beach. Mr. Monkey and I were spotted sunbathing with the gals from the Today Show, Kathie Lee and Hoda, who are checking out our buff sock bods.

I have to include this shot, no matter how much it pains me. The photos you normally see as a finished product in my blog make everything look easy. However, the reality is that I sustain many falls, bumps and bruises in the process. The ugly truth is revealed below. She let me fall about 5 feet to the ground from the top of that sign and doesn't look too concerned about it. I bet she'd be more upset if her precious camera had dropped.

Sometimes I can't even have one moment of peace. I tried to chill out at our pier one day and enjoy a spectacular view of the water. There she is snapping away... sigh.
It's rather frightening to be constantly pursued by the stalkerazzi. I guess it's just the price of being a famous sock monkey.


willis said...

That photog-stalkermonkeyarazzi or whatever is a sick puppy. What a crimp in your style. She reminds me of that chick that followed Letterman around, staring into his windows and such. You ought to call in the police, BM. And what a drag, when you're out with Hoda and Kathy Lee. Maybe you could get some of your posse to "eliminate" her, if you get my drift.

Big Monkey said...

As annoying as it can be, I have to remind myself that this is why I make the big bananas. There is no privacy in show business or monkey business. Willis, I don't need any bad publicity, so I just have to put up with it. BTW, my animal friends out west have complained about the same situation. Some of them said that their images have even been used for Christmas cards without their permission. ;)

Anonymous said...

Very cool post. Does she ever 'inadvertently' step on you, BM? You could have a criminal case for Officer Po Po! Although, I suspect that 'Po Po' stands for 'Poor Policeman', as we have never even received an update on that case of monkeycide from last year that he was 'investigating'. Nevermind...


Big Monkey said...


I haven't been stepped on, but I believe I've incurred several concussions. Because there's no way to prove these mishaps were intentional, no charges can be filed.

Sometimes murderers still evade prosecution, even with all the crime scene technology available today. Don't blame the Po, bro'.

Noah said...

Hi, Big Monkey!

It is good to see a post from somebody who understands that this is not all fun and games.

Love, Noah

Big Monkey said...

Hi Noah,

We certainly make things look easy to our audience who only views the finished product. I'm sure the Hollywood crowd can appreciate our tedious work on the "set".