I made my first sockmonkey in 1994, after being inspired by the sock monkey featured in the movie "Cabin Boy." When David Letterman, playing the "Old Salt in Village" waggles a sock monkey in Chris Elliot's face saying "would you like to buy a monkey, fancy lad?" I realized two things:
1) Sock monkeys are cool!
2) I have truly terrible taste in movies
I make custom monkeys as well, and even made the original sock monkey puppet featured in the 2007 film "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" with Dustin Hoffman. (Jason Bateman is indeed a huggable guy, according to Mister Sockmonkey.)
- Joined May 7, 2009