I got these as a gag gift for my husband. There is this Fox television show that only ran for one season (in 2001, I think) called Wonder Falls. I don't want to give anything away, but a monkey bookend identical to these was featured in an episode. I was delighted when I found these little guys, they look exactly like the ones used in the show. As book ends they are perfectly acceptable, and even a little bit of a conversation piece. I kinda wish they were metal instead of the hard plasticy stuff they are made from, but w/e. It doesn't effect their functionality at all.