Anyone notice TBS was playing Ace Ventura: Pet Detective before the pregame? Good omen as it's the birth of THE RALLY MONKEY!!!

Rally Monkey

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The Rally Monkey is an important figure in the history of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Major League Baseball team.

The character debuted on June 62000, when the Angels were trailing the San Francisco Giants 5–4 in the bottom of the ninth inning. Two video board operators, Dean Fraulino and Jaysen Humes, took a clip of a monkey jumping around from the 1994 Jim Carrey movie comedy Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and superimposed the words "RALLY MONKEY!" on top of it.[1] The Angels scored two runs and won the game. The video clip proved to be so popular that the team hired Katie, a white-hairedcapuchin monkey, to star in original clips for later games.[citation needed] When seen, she bounces to the House of Pain song "Jump Around" and sometimes holds a sign proclaiming that it is "RALLY TIME!" Additional videos featuring the Rally Monkey show her edited into popular films and TV shows such as Gilligan's IslandShrekFerris Beuller's Day OffThe Brady Bunch MovieSignsJurassic ParkWilly Wonka & the Chocolate FactoryScreamDumb and DumberNational Lampoon's VacationNight at the MuseumThe NaturalAustin Powers: International Man of MysterySpaceballsPoltergeistBoratThe SandlotJaws and The Ring.[1] The Angels started selling plush monkeys that fans bring to games.

ESPN did a "SportsCenter" commercial in which it showed one of the executives having to make "budget cuts," leading to the release of the monkey. The monkey pleaded by raising the "It's Rally Time" sign. The commercial is available on NFL 2K5.[citation needed]

Perhaps the most famous comeback ever "credited" to the Rally Monkey was Game 6 of the 2002 World Series. The Angels overcome a 5-0 deficit after 6.5 innings against the Giants.

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