The Monkey Where? meme originated from an episode of the British sitcom Fawlty Towers entitled “The Germans” (Season 2, Episode 2), which first aired on April 19th, 197 In this episode, the character Basil Fawlty attempts to hide from some German guests he believes are coming to the hotel and utters the memorable phrase “Don’t mention the war!
I mean, don’t mention the ‘Monkey’. Where?
You know, ‘Monkey Where?'” The phrase quickly became a popular internet meme, with the misheard phrase often being used in humorous contexts.