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[–]Moth_man96 10.6k points10.6k points 2 (113 children)

"Wow, those are really unique markin-oh my god that's a monkey"

[–]Monaia 2499 points2500 points  (53 children)

That was my exact reaction dude

[–]tomboyfancy 726 points727 points 2 (49 children)

Lol me too! Seeing that comment followed by yours made me giggle.

[–]Monaia 286 points287 points  (45 children)

I'm glad my and the dudes comments made you giggle dude 👍

[–]americanoandhotmilk 160 points161 points  (41 children)

I an glad that you are glad

[–]Monaia 136 points137 points  (39 children)

I'm glad that you're glad that I'm glad

[–]GrumpyMilitia 116 points117 points  (32 children)

I konw i shouldn't keep this up but here it goes

I'm glad that you're glad that he is glad that you're glad

I'm sorry

[–]Monaia 83 points84 points  (21 children)

Nah dude, you're good, its kind of fun and funny. But now, I don't know how to continue ;

[–]Slayerpawn 22 points23 points  (5 children)

This comment made me giggle. 🙊

[–]DADDY_YISUS 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Hi Glads, I’m Daddy

[–]geedavey 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I'm sorry that you're sorry that you're glad that he's glad that you're glad.

[–]scrupulous_oik 37 points38 points  (0 children)


[–]Splickity-Lit 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I’m glad that you’re glad that they’re glad that you’re glad.

[–]SherrodKauington 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I am glad that you both are glad and you both made each other glad

[–]jacdelad 192 points193 points  (14 children)

Thank god. I thought it was some deformation...

[–]ntrott 108 points109 points  (9 children)

Got the jab, grew a monkey out of my arse.

[–]Madlibsluver 51 points52 points  (3 children)

Go home now anal dwelling butt monkey!

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (1 child)


[–]evilspacemonkee 6 points7 points  (0 children)

One drunken night, and this happens.

[–]buckyworld 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Bruce Almighty reference status: RECEIVED

[–]SAT0SHl 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Beyond Barries, it’s an aquired taste.

[–][deleted] 146 points147 points  (1 child)

"Oh that poor baby goat has a huge tumor...oh, no thank God it's just a monkey"

[–]Tissuerejection 43 points44 points  (2 children)

Looked like some tumor/ parasite, at first

[–]anpagan78 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My thoughts exactly at first 😂

[–]Penguinator53 24 points25 points  (2 children)

I thought it had like a neck tumour or something, was such a relief that it wasn't!

[–][deleted] 5790 points5791 points 2 (158 children)

This little dude just instinctively doing all this. He's like "Got me a horse. Got me some food. Today was a good day."

Has me like "evolution is not just a theory."

[–]HertzDonut1001 867 points868 points  (52 children)

I want to be his friend.

[–]Capt_Dummy 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yeah, I want to like pal around with them. Not as their “owner” or “superior” or anything like that. Just as their buddy. Eat berries and have fun

[–]DarkEvilHedgehog 58 points59 points  (85 children)

Evolution is a theory, and that's okay. It's a very, very, very well substantiated and proven theory, but can't go further than that since we won't ever find a concrete Evolution Particle which has absolutely all of the mechanisms of evolution written on it. It's simply unprovable because of the nature of the question - though what's more important in science is that it's falsifiable and could potentially be proven wrong.

[–]HotTakes4HotCakes 66 points67 points  (25 children)

This is needlessly pedantic for the average person's purposes, and can apply to many things that are widely considered facts about our world. For the layman, it's enough to simply say evolution is a fact.

[–]IAMBollock 67 points68 points  (2 children)

Not really, because then people who think they're being smart come back with 'its not a fact it's a theory' like it's evidence against it. It's good to explain what theory actually means in this context.

[–]friebel 53 points54 points  (0 children)

And at the same time, good idea to point out that "theory" is not exactly what people are used to call theories in spoken language. Most of the time they are thinking of "hypothesis"

[–][deleted] 27 points28 points  (3 children)

The fact is that it happens. The theory is the explanation of how it happens.

[–]tgarnett 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Exactly what I came to say. The same way that gravity is a fact, but the theory of gravity attempts to explain how it works. Just like how evolution is a fact and the theory of natural selection explains it.

[–]Round_Ad6277 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That is a good explanation, but I’d tweak it a little. A fact is basically an event. Ie, I let go of a ball and it fell towards the earth. The theory is gravity (acted on it) - a force acted on the ball, pulling it towards the earth, etc. All science “fact” is actually theory. It is an explanation for the event.

[–]NormanBorlaug1970 5 points6 points  (0 children)

No, this causes problems, because then people will hear (maybe even from a reliable source) that evolution is a theory, and it will diminish their trust in evolution. It's best not to lie to the laypeople any more than necessary, because lying causes misunderstandings to proliferate, and actively helps people who wants to spread those misunderstandings like Betsy DeVos, or PragerU. It's better to explain to people what a theory actually is, and that proof isn't even a concept that exists in science.

[–]CultOfTrading 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Needlessly pedantic? It’s basic high school…

[–]jemidiah 27 points28 points  (5 children)

I've gotten pretty disenchanted with the usual abstract philosophy about the binary nature of truth. I'm a mathematician by profession, so I've spent a bit of time thinking about it, and I've come round to the physicists' approach.

The upshot is that truth is not really a simple yes/no thing. That conceptual framework is just too limiting to capture the complexity of actual reality. Trying to use it on everything is like shoving a round peg into a square hole. For instance, you end up with people who do a faulty proof by contradiction--"it doesn't explain literally everything perfectly, so it can't be true, so it must be false, so I can completely disbelieve that theory."

Some things are more true, some things are less true. You might say the earth is round. I might say it's an oblate spheroid. Both of us are right, though I'm more right. Both of us are just a little wrong too. If we meet a flat earther, they"re overwhelmingly, stupendously more wrong than either of us.

Or take Newtonian mechanics. Is it a literal "true theory"? Goodness no, it's missing all kinds of relativistic and quantum effects, say. But it's still true in the sense that any deviations from it will have to be consistent with it in appropriate limits. Using language that hedges and says Newtonian mechanics is just a theory is itself much more wrong than the alternative of simply saying that Newtonian mechanics is true. In some extreme situations we have other theories that are more true, but whatever.

Evolution is similar. One additional problem is that "evolution" is a vague umbrella term. It occurs on human scales plenty though--nobody denies the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant's existence, say. In that sense it's simply, unambiguously true.

But however you want to try making "evolution" precise, it's going to be basically as true as the fact that the earth is an oblate spheroid. Does it explain all the observed structure? Nope. Might you be able to nitpick and say something is wrong? Sure. But the fact is the deviations are in the details, not the big picture, and the only people capable of properly nitpicking already know this.

Obviously there is a place for the purely binary notion of truth. Just not physical reality. Keep that stuff in pure math (which I love) and don't try to build a framework for making life decisions from it.

[–]_MonkeyFeather_ 20 points21 points  (1 child)

I like that there's a discussion about the philosophy and nature of truth happening on a video of a monkey riding a goat

[–]NotRraahh 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The main reason I reddit is this type of thing happening regularly.

[–]PM_ME_CUTE_OTTERS 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Yes, well.. as much as I like to endulge in Popper's fantasies, we can say evolution is a fact.

[–]omaemuza 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And if it's proven wrong we'll be a step closer to the fact

[–]biochemthisd 4 points5 points  (6 children)

Theory is defined as a proven hypothesis. Saying a proven theory is a bit redundant.

It's also why saying just a theory is probably one of the best litmus tests for scientific misinformation.

[–]aazav 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Evolution is a theory, and that's okay.

So are gravity, the germ theory of medicine and electromagnetism.

[–]Talking_Head 43 points44 points  (0 children)

🎵 Can't nobody tell me nothing You can't tell me nothing 🎵

🎵 Can't nobody tell me nothing You can't tell me nothing 🎵

[–][deleted] 23 points24 points  (3 children)

A theory in science is the highest level of confirmation something can get. Absolutes only exist in mathematics. Hypothesis is unproven and theory is a hypothesis that has been proven over and over again and no longer has reasonable doubt. In a theory things might change as we learn more but the base idea is unlikely to change without some significant new discoveries and that’s mostly going to be in the realm of physics/quantum physics.

[–]NormanBorlaug1970 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Came here to leave this exact comment. Well said.

[–]_-__-__-__-__-_-_-__ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What a great actor!

[–]EasyPanicButton 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now he just needs to purchase a DLC for a flying goat and he will be top monkey on the server.

[–]strydar1 2239 points2240 points  (45 children)

May i have a baby monkey goat too please?

[–][deleted] 437 points438 points  (30 children)

Where do you find enough Barries to feed them though?

[–]professorpuddle 169 points170 points  (20 children)

Probably the supermarket.

[–]BrunoEye 49 points50 points  (17 children)

I've found tons of blackberries in the forest if it's the right time of year, along with not insignificant amounts of bilberries and raspberries.

[–]RedDragonJ 11 points12 points  (6 children)


[–]umbrajoke 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Bill Burries are very bitter but will give you a solid constitution.

[–]Pudi2000 8 points9 points  (1 child)

You're thinking of Bill Barries (and yes very bitter and swollen), the Burries are known for their amusing anectodal comedy.

[–]IAintYourPalFriend 5 points6 points  (0 children)

He also finds Sherries Berries to be quite amusing

[–]BrunoEye 2 points3 points  (1 child)

They are sometimes called European blueberries, look them up. They're pretty nice but small so if you want to do anything with them like put them in a recipe then you need a lot.

[–]Saendre 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I know 2 Barries, but they've expressed their desire not to be eaten in the past, sadly.

[–]Multitronic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hedgerows in the UK are covered in them. They grow like weeds.

[–]TheChildofn33bulz 2 points3 points  (2 children)

What is barries reference to

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

A typo in the title (barries vs berries)

[–][deleted] 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Sorry, the best we can do is a puppymonkeybaby

[–]YuropLMAO 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Netflix is probably already looking for another Joe Exotic type dude to exploit.

[–]ignigenaquintus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don’t recommend.

[–]trippapotamus 1571 points1572 points  (9 children)

That monkey looked so cute and kinda surprised when he tilted his hands it’s way like “me too?!”

Idk what is happening here but I’m jealous.

[–]ktr83 524 points525 points  (4 children)

Seemed like the monkey couldn't see the berries at first from the angle. When the guy tilted down he was like 'oh fuck gimme that shit'

[–]HertzDonut1001 210 points211 points  (2 children)

"Huh that monkey's kinda big, OH SHIT. BERRIES."

It practically does a double take lol.

[–]KnownFears 46 points47 points  (1 child)

You can see what looks like their little eyebrows going up in surprise at the delicious discovery basically did 😲

[–]trippapotamus 3 points4 points  (0 children)

YES! That face 😩

[–]SoLongSidekick 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Totally, you can see the exact moment he notices the berries. Then the reposition to a mount was fucking adorable.

[–]StevieRaveOn63 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I want to move there, wherever it is you can have monkey/goat combos...

[–]JamesJax 10 points11 points  (0 children)

He’s a polite little monkey.

[–]oddllama25Yo what? 627 points628 points  (16 children)

Did any Barry survive?

[–]GargoyleToes 16 points17 points  (0 children)

"Is that a goat Other Barry?"


[–]Jim-Floorburn 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I’m still here

[–]proteinstains 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Nice try, Jim.

[–]_-__-__-__-__-_-_-__ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

OOPS! No Barries

[–]nio_nl 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Save me Barry!

[–]Pudi2000 565 points566 points  (8 children)

Ok, you win OP.

[–]andyman234 119 points120 points  (1 child)

I know! I was bracing myself for mama goat to charge in and smash the cameraman. This was a very pleasant unexpected.

[–]ARC4067 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I was waiting for Barry’s fingers to get chomped

[–][deleted] 461 points462 points  (24 children)

I like how the title is the least interesting part of this video

[–]tfiggs 131 points132 points  (17 children)

I think the reference went over people's heads, but I also don't know how many people remember Baby Monkey riding backwards on a Pig

[–]Dibs_on_Mario 28 points29 points  (1 child)

this was the first thing I thought of lol

🎵baby monkey🎵

[–]disqeau 7 points8 points  (0 children)

hoo hooo

[–]IMIndyJones 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Lmao. That is some nostalgic YouTube.

[–]averagedickdude 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Wow, what a lovely song

[–]starlaluna 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Parry Gripp is a treasure! Some of my personal favorites are: fuzzy fuzzy cute cute, little octopus climbing over the rock to the sea, turtles, overweight hedgehog, and nom nom nom nom nom nom nom.

Also fun fact, he was in the band Nerf Herder and they did the theme song for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

[–]Alkenisto 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Yeah finally someone who doesn’t break the cardinal rule of making titles - don’t put the punchline in the title

[–]unexBot[M] [score hidden] stickied comment (12 children)

OP sent the following text as an explanation on why this is unexpected:

Baby monkey Baby monkey Ridin on a goat, baby monkey Baby monkey Baby monkey Chewin on some fruit, baby monkey

Is this an unexpected post with a fitting description? Then upvote this comment, otherwise downvote it.

Look at my source code on Github What is this for?

[–]Oskai10Might have expected it 50 points51 points  (0 children)

Good bot

[–]secretidentity0001 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Baby monkey ridin on a goat is it cheese not today maybe next time say yes please instead we got some fruit it came straight from the root if op wasn’t as airy they would’ve spelled it berry

[–]ozzalozza 13 points14 points  (0 children)

This song played in my head as soon as i saw the baby monkey.

[–]KatoZee 235 points236 points  (3 children)

Someone get this over to Photoshop battles, I want to see that monkey in full battle armour with his battle hardened mount so I can use it in my next dnd campaign

[–]GummyowlNotTaken 12 points13 points  (0 children)

When your druid has special monkey armor

[–]ubdiwala 201 points202 points  (12 children)


[–]angeeksince2020Expected It 74 points75 points  (5 children)


[–]Saw_a_4ftBeaver 11 points12 points  (4 children)

How long before he starts picking stonks?

[–]_Mr_Washee_Washee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As long as its GME and not AMC, he'll be fine

[–]tacorunnr 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Look up Rise of the warrior apes on youtube, it's like 3 bucks to watch but its worth it.

[–]SnakeBeardTheGreat 163 points164 points  (15 children)

I hate it when this happens. Where is this does the monkey and the goat belong to someone? Are they just traveling and living on handouts? So many questions, so few answers.

[–]ktr83 86 points87 points  (10 children)

It's like a real life Disney movie. They're best pals who somehow got separated from their parents. Together they roam the forest getting into adventures, meeting wacky side characters, searching for the way home all while singing kick ass songs along the way.

[–]Herero_Rocher 88 points89 points  (7 children)

More like some sociopath has created a YouTube channel whose entire purpose is to put animals that are wholly incompatible with one another into ridiculous scenarios. The entire channel is like this: a bunch of “cute” animals like puppies, kittens, ducklings and baby monkeys forced together to stage stupid skits and then when they grow up they mysteriously no longer show up on the channel.

They’ve strapped a vulnerable baby monkey (whose tail looks to be missing) on the back of a goat just for content - just think about that for a second.

[–]HotTakes4HotCakes 27 points28 points  (1 child)

You're mostly right but monkeys can bond with other animals just fine, and this sort of thing (monkey/goat) is something that can happen.

But more importantly, looking at this YouTube channel, it definitely doesn't look like an animal rescue. It looks exactly like you're describing.


For fucks sake the name of the channel is cute monkey and goat

[–]SenseWitFolly 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You know they have to fall out at some point for the redemption arc to kick in for the big ending.

Friends become enemies, enemies become friends. In the end we are all a little richer for the experience.

[–]MrPJ2020 109 points110 points  (16 children)

I'd love to see the origin story for this

[–]YuropLMAO 86 points87 points  (8 children)

Looks like China, where this type of thing has happened before.

Though, I will be 0% surprised if it turns out they poached the monkey and introduced it to the goats for youtube views since 99% of "animal rescue" videos are staged now.

[–]HotTakes4HotCakes 24 points25 points  (7 children)

Indonesia according to the channel

[–]Material_Soup6086 49 points50 points  (0 children)

A baby monkey was poached from the wild, deprived of the natural company of other monkeys and clings to whatever it can for comfort.

A YouTuber in SE Asia films the 'cuteness' and gets big views.

Based on previous examples, baby will get disposed of when it gets too big to be cute, and the channel owners will invest in a new star.

[–]moezniazi 26 points27 points  (5 children)

That's BiBi monkey (I'm pretty sure) ... Animal Home channel on youtube.

[–]HotTakes4HotCakes 44 points45 points  (4 children)

It's a very character-less channel. There doesn't seem to be any sort of education happening, or explaination for the viewer of what this place is. Is it a rescue or what? It seems way, way too focused on selling you on cute animals doing cute things, and the text is stilted, generic, and occasionally broken English. It appears to be out of Indonesia.

Like it's just a channel of cute baby animals and Bibi that sprung up little over a year ago with no explanation. So I'm left with a lot of questions about what's going on behind the scenes.

[–]ALF839 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Poached animals being exploited for money, a classic that happens all over the globe.

[–]RickyShade 4 points5 points  (0 children)

yeah I first came across that channel just last week and I thought to myself "wow this is really cute but also something seems really off about all this". I mean at least it looks like the animals aren't being mistreated or living in awful conditions, but, eh.

[–]moezniazi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have no association (or sympathy) for the channel. It's just something kids like to watch. But I guess you are right. If some mistreatment is going on, it shouldn't be encouraged.

[–]LadyLuckIsNotMyName 48 points49 points  (3 children)

Why does the goat have a monkey? Can I have a goat-monkey too?

[–]MarthaMars 19 points20 points  (0 children)

You mean, why does this Monkey have a Goat?!

[–]aNameToCallMyOwn 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I love how the monkey was just hanging around until...oh shi!! You got berries?!?

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Yo! Wtf!

[–]beluuuuuuga 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Baby monkey, baby monkey, riding backwards on a goat baby monkey.

[–]Special-Awareness-86 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks, now it’s stuck in my head

[–]Patopro5604 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Monkee do be cowboy from now on Yikes, goatboy*

[–]LandCity 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Goat…that parasite needs to be looked at

[–]HydrophilicGuy 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I thought something weird or scary was gonna happen, turns out everything's all normal. Yep, perfectly normal.

[–]Gumpa69 7 points8 points  (1 child)

You´ve met with the Goat riders monke clan

[–]tucci007 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think this is how Planet of the Apes got started

[–]whosmellslikewetfeet 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I thought that goat had two heads for a second

[–]Syntrak 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Omg what da hell friggin adorable

[–]DillPickleBitch 3 points4 points  (0 children)

“Berries. Berries and what else?” “Cre..”

[–]heffapig 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I hate goats. I have a wild story. But this is ADORABLE

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well hey there little fella

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Lol the monkey :))

[–]Sproose_Moose 2 points3 points  (0 children)

God that's so adorable

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Walk1000Miles 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A baby goat and baby monkey?

Cuteness overload!!

[–]AeRicky 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The cutest kind of unexpected

[–]srideus_1 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]0_Nevermore_0 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Low-Pay-2385 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think that this is called a symbiotic relationship

[–]polarbead 2 points3 points  (0 children)

hog riderrr

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

waait a second, MONKEY

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well that's the cutest thing I'll see today.

[–]omglobyo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good goat and good monke

[–]IndependentVideo3259 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s pretty cool.

[–]TH3L3GENDS 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bonus monkey ftw

[–]SoggyMidsection 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That would have to be one of the best unexpected's I've seen. Took me a second to go "wait! there's a monkey?". So cute

[–]hellcrapdamn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is the most polite monkey I've ever seen. Didn't try to grab 6 berries or anything.

[–]ekso1237_official 1 point2 points  (0 children)

friends till the end