Born: June 6, 2000 Home: Edison International
Field of Anaheim
Throws: Right Swings: Both Peels Bananas:
||Brass Monkey by the Beastie Boys, Proudest Monkey by Dave Matthews
||Shock The Monkey by Peter Gabriel|
The Rally Monkey is credited with
many Angels comeback wins.
|Favorite TV Show
In The Outfield, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective|
||Baseball, Monkey See
||"Touch my Monkey" from Saturday Night Live|
"Show me the Monkey!" from Jerry Maguire
The first question everyone asks is "How did it all start?"
The legend of the Rally Monkey began June 6, 2000 as the
Anaheim Angels were losing to the San Francisco Giants. Video crew members were pulling out all the stops in their attempt
to whip up some crowd support.
They came across a video clip from the 1994 hit movie "Ace
Ventura, Pet Detective," staring Jim Carrey, that showed a monkey jumping up and down. They superimposed the words "Rally
Monkey" over it and flashed it on the JumboTron. The crowd roared.
The Angels rallied, scoring
two runs in the last inning to win.
Before long, the Angels needed their own monkey and hired
Katie, the white-face capuchin monkey featured on "Friends," to film a series of new Rally Monkey promos. Katie filmed a series
of spots including the standard "Jump Around" clip that is now shown. She also filmed the legendary "Believe in the
Power of the Rally Monkey" clip.
Since then, the Rally Monkey has been superimposed in video
clips from Hollywood hits such as Star Wars, Jerry Maguire, Scream and many more.